Posts in Springboks

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

South Africa release powerful video in the fight to host Rugby World Cup 2023

South Africa has backed up their bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup with a rousing video showcasing the country and it's passion and love that exists for the sport. It's part of a lengthy process that sees them competing with France and Ireland for the tournament. MORE »

Monday, August 28, 2017

Springboks continue good form with commanding away win over Argentina

South Africa wore red in Salta but it didn't affect their performance as they won for the second week in succession, this time with a bonus point 41-23 victory. The win follows their 37-15 victory over Argentina in Port Elizabeth. MORE »

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

South Africa complete 3-0 series sweep against France

For the first time, South Africa made it a clean sweep of visiting France in their Summer international series. Surprisingly, this was also the first time the Springboks have beaten Les Bleus at Ellis Park. With the Rugby Championship looming, it's certainly the result Springbok fans will be excited about. MORE »

Friday, March 03, 2017

Springboks put policy in place to prevent losing players to overseas

South African rugby has today announced a new move to aid in the issue of home grown players playing rugby overseas, by implementing a similar system to that of what Australia put in place in 2015. MORE »

Monday, November 21, 2016

Italy fully deserving of first ever victory over the Springboks

Italy beat South Africa for the first time ever as they put in a courageous effort to win 20-18 in Florence. The Springboks had won the previous 12 games between the countries, but their slump continues as they experience one of their worst ever periods in international rugby. MORE »

Monday, October 31, 2016

Patrick Lambie takes over as Springbok captain for end of year tour

Patrick Lambie has been chosen to captain the Boks in the Autumn tests, Springbok coach Allister Coetzee confirmed. MORE »

Monday, October 03, 2016

Morne Steyn kicks Springboks to victory over the Wallabies

Morne Steyn kicked South Africa to a 18-10 win over Australia in Pretoria on Saturday, breaking their string of successive defeats. The Wallabies scored the only try of the match, while Steyn returned to the starting lineup to kick four penalties and two drop goals. MORE »

Monday, August 22, 2016

South Africa come back late to defeat Argentina in tournament opener

The Springboks had to rely on a late comeback after trailing by ten points as they picked up a 30-23 victory over Argentina in Nelspruit on Saturday. The home side were made to fight hard for the win, as Argentina showed yet again what a tough challenge they are on the road. MORE »

Friday, August 19, 2016

Johan Goosen returns to Springboks starting XV to take on Argentina

Allister Coetzee has named his Springbok team to take on Argentina in the opening weekend of the Rugby Championship on Saturday. The starting line up includes returns for Bryan Habana, Johan Goosen, Oupa Mahoje and Lood de Jager. MORE »

Monday, June 27, 2016

Willie le Roux gets one week ban after another midair contest goes wrong

Springbok fullback Willie le Roux pleaded guilty to breaching Law 10.4 (i) - tackling a player in the air - after he was cited following his yellow card. Here is another look at it, PLUS some other similar incidents. MORE »

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Springboks clinch series victory with tense win over Ireland in deciding Test

The Springboks turned things around to claim a 19-13 third Test win, and 2-1 series triumph after another hard-fought Test against Ireland that was filled with plenty of drama. Each side scored a try apiece, as the Boks held on in the dying minutes thanks in part to dynamic scrumhalf Faf de Klerk. MORE »

Monday, June 20, 2016

Bok-lash earns South Africa an incredible comeback victory

At 19-3 up at half time in Johannesburg Ireland were on the brink of something very special. After a heroic 14-man victory over South Africa in the first test they were 40 minutes away from wrapping a first ever series win.. MORE »

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Courageous Ireland beat Springboks in South Africa for first time ever

Ireland achieved a famous victory away from home, beating the Springboks in South Africa for the first time ever, and did so with just 14 men following a controversial red card. If Ireland win at Ellis Park next weekend, they win the three-match series. MORE »

Friday, June 10, 2016

South Africa vs Ireland preview and look back at explosive 1998 Test

We continue our previews of the upcoming Summer Tours by taking a look at Ireland's match against South Africa in Cape Town. We also look back at an unsavoury clash back in 1998, when a Keith Wood punch in the first Test set the tone for a fiery second. MORE »

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Heyneke Meyer steps down as Springbok coach following disappointing 2015

Heyneke Meyer has stepped down as coach of the Springboks, advising the South African Rugby Union that he longer wishes to be considered as a Head Coach candidate going forward. Meyer led the Springboks to a third place showing at RWC 2015. MORE »

Friday, October 30, 2015

Springboks ease to win over Argentina to claim Third place in Rugby World Cup 2015

Bryan Habana was unable to beat the world record for most tries ever in Rugby World Cup history, that he holds with Jonah Lomu, but played a part in South Africa's 24-13 victory over Argentina at the Olympic Stadium on Friday night. MORE »

Sunday, October 25, 2015

All Blacks through to another World Cup Final after tense battle with the Springboks

The defending champions are through to their fourth Rugby World Cup final after holding off South Africa in another epic battle between the two sides. New Zealand scored two tries to win 20-18, despite the Boks pushing them all the way at a rainswept Twickenham stadium. MORE »

Thursday, October 08, 2015

South Africa crush USA as Habana equals Lomu's RWC tries record

Bryan Habana scored a hat-trick of tries as the Springboks secured pole position in Pool B with a 64-0 thumping of the USA at the Olympic Stadium. Habana's three tries brought him level with Jonah Lomu as the top try scorers ever at Rugby World Cups. MORE »

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Nelson Mandela inducted into World Rugby Hall of Fame

Nelson Mandela, who harnessed rugby as a vehicle for social change in 1995 to unite a nation, has been posthumously inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame at a special ceremony during Rugby World Cup 2015. MORE »

Sunday, October 04, 2015

South Africa go top of Pool B with comfortable win over Scotland

South Africa kept their World Cup campaign on track with a comfortable 34-16 win over Scotland at St James Park in Newcastle on Saturday. Flyhalf Handre Pollard scored 19 points with the boot, while tries were scored by Schalk Burger, JP Pietersen and Bryan Habana. MORE »

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