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WELLINGTON, New Zealand, July 24 – Experienced No 8 Duane Vermeulen will lead the Springboks against the All Blacks on Saturday when the two traditional rivals clash in Wellington in the second round of the shortened 2019 Castle Lager Rugby Championship. Rassie Erasmus, Director of Rugby, has named a much-changed side from the one that defeated the Wallabies by 35-17...
CAPE TOWN, February 2 – SA Rugby announced on Friday that it had reached an agreement with Allister Coetzee to part ways with immediate effect. The Rugby Department of SA Rugby will manage the responsibilities of the Springbok coach until the national team’s coaching and management group for 2018 is confirmed later this month. Coetzee and SA Rugby agreed to terminate...
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...
December 2 (Gracenote) – Line-ups for the Test match between Wales and South Africa on Saturday at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales Wales : 1-Rob Evans, 2-Kristian Dacey, 3-Scott Andrews, 4-Cory Hill, 5-Wyn Jones, 6-Aaron Shingler;7-Josh Navidi, 8-Toby Faletau;9-Aled Davies, 10-Dan Biggar, 11-Steffan Evans, 12-Hadleigh Parkes, 13-Scott Williams;14-Hallam Amos 15-Leigh Halfpenny Replacements: 16-Elliot Dee, 17-Alun-Wyn Jones, 18-Rhodri Jones, 19-Seb Davies, 20-Danny Lydiate,...
May 13 (Reuters) - Highlights of week 13 of Super Rugby: BULLS 39 SHARKS 33 The Bulls outscored the Sharks five tries to three as their enterprising backline, and particularly fullback Warrick Gelant, carved out a victory at Loftus Versfeld. Gelant scored the first try and laid on another for winger Johnny Kotze with excellent passing as the Bulls moved to within...
CAPE TOWN, December 8 – South Africa’s Blitzboks produced a stunning second half performance to outclass Samoa 22-12 in their opening match at the Cape Town leg of the World Sevens Series on Saturday. The home side got off to a shaky start when Samoa scored first through captain David Afamasaga. Alatasi Tupua succeeded with the conversion (7-0). The Blitzboks hit...
MENDOZA, Argentina, August 25 – The Springboks are bracing themselves for a fierce onslaught from Argentina when they meet on Saturday in Mendoza in the second round of the Castle Lager Rugby Championship. Kick-off is at 4.10pm (9.10pm SA time) in the Estadio Malvinas Argentina and the game is live on SuperSport1. Siya Kolisi and his Springbok team delivered a powerful...
BRISBANE, Australia, September 9 – Springbok captain Siya Kolisi lamented the team's high error-rate in their disappointing 23-18 defeat against the Wallabies in Brisbane on Saturday.   Bok coach Rassie Erasmus caught many by surprise when he made as many as six changes to the team for this encounter despite the fact his side suffered a shock loss to Argentina the...
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...
CAPE TOWN, December 2 (ANA) – South Africa’s Blitzbokke claimed back-to-back Dubai titles after they defeated New Zealand 24-12 in the final of the season’s opening HSBC Sevens World Series tournament on Saturday afternoon. South Africa took full advantage of an early New Zealand yellow card (Joseava Rovouvou was sin-binned) and Philip Snyman, Seabelo Senatla and Kwagga Smith scored tries....

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