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Springboks, Erasmus nominated for global awards

Springboks, Erasmus nominated for global awards

Posted on October 31, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springboks as well as South Africa’s Director of Rugby, Rassie Erasmus, have been nominated for prestigious honours in the World Rugby awards. The Springboks have been named as contenders for the title of Team of the Year while Erasmus is among the five nominations for Coach of the Year. Erasmus was also nominated for […]

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Nkosi replaces injured Kolbe

Nkosi replaces injured Kolbe

Posted on October 24, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Exciting young wing Sbu Nkosi has been drafted into the Springbok starting lineup for Sunday’s gripping Rugby World Cup semi-final against Wales at the Yokohama International Stadium. Nkosi replaces the hot-stepping Cheslin Kolbe who has not recovered sufficiently from the ankle injury he suffered against Canada and aggravated in the quarter-final victory over Japan (26-3) […]

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Happy Boks “talk” themselves into semis

Happy Boks “talk” themselves into semis

Posted on October 21, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springboks produced a second half revival to clinch a place in the Rugby World Cup semi-finals after a ‘nervous’ first 40 raised hopes for a packed home crowd of a repeat of the ‘Miracle of Brighton’ which had seen Japan turn the rugby world on its head with victory over South Africa four years […]

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Springboks re-wind, re-boot for Japan re-visit

Springboks re-wind, re-boot for Japan re-visit

Posted on October 17, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springboks have reverted to the starting XV and replacements that recorded a 49-3 victory over Italy a fortnight ago for the do-or-die Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Japan in Tokyo on Sunday. It means 13 changes to the starting XV from the one that concluded the Boks’ pool campaign with a 66-7 demolition of […]

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Kolisi: “It’s good to be back”

Kolisi: “It’s good to be back”

Posted on September 5, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Siya Kolisi returns to lead the Springbok team for the first time in nine months on Friday, with the eyes of not only South Africa but the Japanese nation on him and the Boks. A massive media contingent turned up at the Kumagaya Rugby Stadium to watch the Boks’ captain’s run and press conference. But […]

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