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CAPE TOWN, July 20 (ANA) – South Africa's Springboks made a winning start to their 2019 Rugby Championship campaign with a 35-17 bonus point victory over visiting Australia at Ellis Park, Johannesburg, on Saturday evening, after leading 14-10 at halftime. Just when it seemed that the Boks has surrendered the bonus point, replacement scrum-half Cobus Reinach snatched a try in...
CAPE TOWN, May 12 (Reuters) - South Africa have scrapped a ban on picking overseas-based players, opening the way for new coach Rassie Erasmus to name a full-strength side to take on England in their three test series next month. Governing body, SA Rugby, ended the overseas-based player policy just over a year after bringing it into effect. The rule prevented...
PRETORIA, October 6 - The Springboks were left to rue a squandered opportunity for a rare second successive win over the All Blacks with a 32-30 defeat at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Sunday. The Kiwis led just once – after the final kick of the game by Richie Mo'unga – to claim another win over South Africa despite trailing...
PARIS, France – The Springbok Sevens team on Sunday did a French double by not only defending their HSBC Paris Sevens title but in the process, the Blitzboks also clinched a second consecutive HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series title. The victory in Paris, where the Blitzboks also won last year, saw Neil Powell’s team move past Fiji on the overall...
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa’s new coach Rassie Erasmus has been heavily criticised by his World Cup-winning predecessor Jake White over the decision to allow loose forward Duane Vermeulen to miss this year’s Rugby Championship. White, who led the Springboks to the 2007 Rugby World Cup in France, says allowing the influential Vermeulen to skip the competition in order...
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's rugby player drain hit Saturday's Super Rugby finalists the Lions hardest at the end of the last campaign, but the Johannesburg-based side have overcome defections and injuries to reach a third successive decider in the competition. The Lions will take on defending champions Canterbury Crusaders in Christchurch hoping to make it third time lucky after...
Johannesburg (Reuters) - Giant lock Eben Etzebeth is set to play his first competitive game of rugby in 10 months when he starts for South Africa in their Rugby Championship opener against Argentina at King’s Park on Saturday. Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has confirmed that last year’s captain had been given the medical all-clear, and is likely to play the...
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Lock Franco Mostert is the only change to South Africa’s team for Saturday’s Rugby Championship test against Argentina in Mendoza as coach Rassie Erasmus looks to repeat last weekend’s home win at the start of the southern hemisphere competition. Mostert, who is headed to play for Gloucester this season after captaining the Lions to this month's...
PRETORIA - New Zealand captain Kieran Read says they can no longer just pitch up and expect to win rugby tests after dominating the sport over the last decade. The All Blacks face South Africa at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday in the last game in this year’s southern hemisphere Rugby Championship. The encounter is much anticipated after the Springboks pulled off...
PARIS, France, June 11 (ANA) – The 23-year-old livewire Dewald Human was the stand-out performer for the Blitzboks who clinched a second consecutive HSBC World Rugby Sevens title in Paris on Sunday. Human, 23, in the team for the injured Branco du Preez, only made his debut two months ago in Hong Kong. He was again in try-scoring form in the...


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