Posts Tagged "Springboks"

South Africa captain Warren Whiteley has been ruled out of their end-of-year tour of Europe after doctors said his groin injury would take two more months to heal.

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With the dust having settled on another All Black-won Rugby Championship, perhaps we have enough space and time to reflect on the most consistently influential performers by position.

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South Africa’s bid to host a second Rugby World Cup omits its spiritual home – the cramped, creaky, cacophonous old stadium called Newlands.

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The margins are so fine at the top level.

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The Wallabies played out another dramatic draw against the Springboks in the Rugby Championship and the latest installment was full of talking points.

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It was poetic justice when Springbok goal-kicker Elton Jantjies missed his only attempt with three minutes to go at Bloemfontein last night.

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Match report: The Wallabies and Springboks have played out their second draw in as many matches. The 27-27 scoreline befitting of a wonderful game of international rugby.

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The Wallabies are off to Bloemfontein to battle the Springboks in the fifth week of the Rugby Championship. If you want to watch the match, we’ve got all the information you need here on how to do so.

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The Springboks play the Wallabies in the fifth week of the Rugby Championship at Bloemfontein on Sunday 1 October at 1:05am AEST.

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The Wallabies make their way to Bloemfontein this Saturday (Sunday, 1:05am AEST) to take on the Springboks.

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A lot can change in a couple of months. The All Blacks’ drawn series against the British and Irish Lions already seems like a distant memory, and normal service has been resumed with something of a vengeance in the Rugby Championship.

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I bumped into a former school mate over the weekend. “Did you see the rugby?”, I asked him reluctantly.

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Like my first car, a tank-like blue Humber 80, Saturday night’s Canberra Test match took a long time to warm up, and even after it did, isolated spurts of smooth passage were punctuated by misfires and bunny hops along the way.

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The All Blacks have beaten the Springboks by 57 to 0 this evening in Auckland and stretch their lead at the top of the Rugby Championship.

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Match result: The All Blacks have beaten the Springboks by 57 to 0 this evening in Auckland and stretch their lead at the top of the Rugby Championship.

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The first match of this year’s Rugby Championship, in Sydney, was one of the most painful I’ve watched the Wallabies play – the performance was nothing short of embarrassing.

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As I walked into my local Centennial Park Deli, I heard Tony behind the counter tell a good old boy customer: “The trouble with the Wallabies is that they’re a team that can’t finish.”

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Popularised by the old radio and television western Gunsmoke, the phrase ‘get the hell out of Dodge’ was commonly used by feisty locals as they ran unwanted villains out of Dodge City, Kansas.

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The adage that a draw is like ‘kissing your sister’ is attributed to US Navy football coach Eddie Erdelatz.

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The Wallabies remain winless in the Rugby Championship but continue to churn out the breathtaking thrillers, hanging onto a tense 23-all draw against the Springboks in Perth.

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