Posts Tagged "Springboks"

In 1992, the Wallabies toured South Africa, putting their reputation as World Champions at stake.

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Let’s forget the French for the moment – and for that matter, Italy too. The current resurgence enjoyed by the Northern Hemisphere is very clearly concentrated in the Home Unions of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

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South Africa have overrun Italy 35-6 with five converted tries, avenging their shock loss to the Azzurri last year and notching their first back-to-back wins since August.

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South Africa have scraped past a lacklustre France 18-17 to make some amends for the horror Test performance against Ireland.

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Coach Allister Coetzee is fired. You’re hired. You have a six-year contract.

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Ireland’s 38-3 win over South Africa on the weekend was their best ever against the Springboks, eclipsing the 2006 scoreline of 32-15.

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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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