Posts Tagged "Springboks"

It’s the second game of Round 1 of the Rugby Championship when the Springboks host Argentina at Nelson Mandela Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Sunday morning. Join The Roar for live scores from the match, starting from 1:05am AEST.

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They are young. Only one is thirty. All but five are 27 or younger. Seven have not even reached 25. The median age is about 25.5.

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There’s no denying that the Wallabies have made it pretty tough to be an Australian rugby fan this year.

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Bunny chow is a Durban delicacy: a hollowed-out loaf of bread filled with hot curry. No cutlery required or permitted.

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Halfback Ross Cronje scored a try on his debut as South Africa returned to form with a 37-14 victory over an understrength France in the first Test at Loftus Versfeld.

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South Africa coach Allister Coetzee has included four new caps in his starting line-up to face France in the first Test at Loftus Versfeld, including Ghana-born wing Raymond Rhule.

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Allister Coetzee has been told he must win the French Test series, or he will get the sack. But this is Africa, so that may or may not be true.

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Too many Kiwis seem to be basking in the downfall of Australian and South African rugby.

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The 2019 World Cup draw appears to be a blessing for the Wallabies, as they managed to avoid the pool of death.

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Bryan Habana insists the Springboks’ talent drain is not down to money, revealing many South African stars move abroad in search of a better life.

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South African rugby coach Allister Coetzee will only be able to select overseas-based players who have more than 30 international caps in a policy aimed at protecting the domestic game.

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Over the years in South African rugby, there has been harsh but often accurate criticism for players who are required to frequently switch positions.

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Joost van der Westhuizen tragically died this week, after his lengthy and stoic battle with motor neurone disease. He was a mere 45 years old.

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As another year draws to a close, with the flow of the sands of time as unremitting as ever, it’s time to introspect.

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Rather than ranking them ten to one style, this year’s significant rugby moments are separated into three categories.

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The future of beleaguered Springbok coach Allister Coetzee will be revealed next month after he submitted a review of his team’s dismal 2016 season to South Africa Rugby’s Springbok Steering Committee.

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It has been established by general consensus that, in 2016, the ‘Giteau Law’ flopped here in Australia.

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I must admit sitting in front of my PC attempting to write something about South African rugby feels like going to confession.

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We have heard many times how coaches talk about a ‘horses for courses’ team – a team picked based on certain unique challenges and objectives.

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In light of the *ahem* recent poor run of form displayed by the Springboks, one of their own fans has taken to Reddit to suggest a slight amendment to their current logo.

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