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# south-africa - Sunday 27 October, 2019

From The42 As it happened: Wales v South Africa, Rugby World Cup semi-final Liveblog

As it happened: Wales v South Africa, Rugby World Cup semi-final

Rassie left Ireland to bring South Africa back to the top of the game. Warren Gatland and Wales stood between them and the World Cup final.

From The42 Gatland's Wales and Rassie's Boks to battle for final spot against England Slugfest

Gatland's Wales and Rassie's Boks to battle for final spot against England

The second semi-final in Yokohama promises to be a brutally physical affair.

# south-africa - Friday 25 October, 2019

From The42 'Irish people are really good people' - Erasmus and Nienaber drive the Boks on Double Act

'Irish people are really good people' - Erasmus and Nienaber drive the Boks on

The South Africa coaching duo have been close friends since the early 1990s.

# south-africa - Thursday 24 October, 2019

From The42 Wales full-back Liam Williams set to miss World Cup semi-final against South Africa Out Of Action

Wales full-back Liam Williams set to miss World Cup semi-final against South Africa

The 28-year-old suffered an ankle injury during training on Wednesday.

From The42 Blow for the Boks as Cheslin Kolbe ruled out of World Cup semi-final Absent

Blow for the Boks as Cheslin Kolbe ruled out of World Cup semi-final

The prolific 23-year-old Sbu Nkosi comes onto the right wing for the clash with Wales.

# south-africa - Monday 21 October, 2019

From The42 Blow for Gatland's Wales as Navidi ruled out of remainder of World Cup Tough To Take

Blow for Gatland's Wales as Navidi ruled out of remainder of World Cup

The Cardiff Blues back row injured his hamstring in yesterday’s dramatic win over France.

# south-africa - Sunday 20 October, 2019

From The42 Rassie's Springboks power into semi-finals to end Brave Blossoms' World Cup Ground Down

Rassie's Springboks power into semi-finals to end Brave Blossoms' World Cup

The hosts couldn’t match the power and patience of the South Africans in Tokyo.

From The42 As it happened: Japan v South Africa, Rugby World Cup quarter-final Liveblog

As it happened: Japan v South Africa, Rugby World Cup quarter-final

Could the hosts continue their magical campaign and book a place in the semi-finals? We followed all the action from Tokyo.

# south-africa - Friday 18 October, 2019

From The42 Highly-rated attack coach De Bruin takes up role with Southern Kings Pro14

Highly-rated attack coach De Bruin takes up role with Southern Kings

The ex-Lions coach has stepped away from high profile roles to work as a consultant with the Pro14 side.

From The42 Japan 'trying to forget' Brighton Miracle as they make enforced change for Springbok clash Team-Sheet

Japan 'trying to forget' Brighton Miracle as they make enforced change for Springbok clash

‘We have some players from then, and it was an amazing achievement, but we’re working on our own things.’

# south-africa - Thursday 17 October, 2019

From The42 Kolbe back for 'Boks as Rassie embraces favourites' tag against Japan RWC2019

Kolbe back for 'Boks as Rassie embraces favourites' tag against Japan

‘I’m not one of those coaches who sits here and says to you ‘I’m not really sure’, because we prepare to win.’

# south-africa - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

Heroin worth €70,000 hidden in ‘sample pulley wheels’ seized at Dublin Airport

The package in which the drugs were found was from South Africa.

From The42 Japan inspired to honour 'Mr Rugby' against South Africa Legend

Japan inspired to honour 'Mr Rugby' against South Africa

Seiji Hirao passed away three years ago on Sunday having established himself as one of the country’s most important figures in the sport.

# south-africa - Monday 14 October, 2019

From The42 South Africa international Etzebeth takes rights watchdog to High Court over racism case High Court

South Africa international Etzebeth takes rights watchdog to High Court over racism case

The 27-year-old Springbok is accused of using racist slurs against four men.

# south-africa - Sunday 13 October, 2019

From The42 Brilliant Blossoms scorch into RWC clash with South Africa RWC2019 This post contains videos

Brilliant Blossoms scorch into RWC clash with South Africa

The host nation secured a bonus point early in the second half and withstood a Scottish comeback effort.

# south-africa - Friday 11 October, 2019

From The42 Cancelled games give England and All Blacks 'an advantage' - Schmidt Hagibis

Cancelled games give England and All Blacks 'an advantage' - Schmidt

The leading World Cup contenders will all have lengthy build-ups to their quarter-finals.

# south-africa - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

From The42 Reinach sets World Cup hat-trick record as Springboks thrash Canada Boks

Reinach sets World Cup hat-trick record as Springboks thrash Canada

South Africa ran in 10 tries, including the scrum-half’s 11-minute treble.

# south-africa - Friday 4 October, 2019

From The42 As it happened: South Africa v Italy, Rugby World Cup Liveblog

As it happened: South Africa v Italy, Rugby World Cup

Relive the action as South Africa put seven tries on Italy in Shizuoka, with a second half red card killing the game as a contest.

# south-africa - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

From The42 South African lock faces legal action over alleged abuse of homeless man before World Cup Proceedings

South African lock faces legal action over alleged abuse of homeless man before World Cup

Eben Etzebeth is alleged to have insulted, assaulted and pointed a gun at a 42-year-old man.

# south-africa - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

From The42 Springbok Coetzee named in Ulster squad for Pro14 double-header after missing out on World Cup Ready To Rock

Springbok Coetzee named in Ulster squad for Pro14 double-header after missing out on World Cup

The back-row was expected to be ruled out for 12 weeks with an ankle injury.

From The42 South Africa call up on-loan Saracens back as Kriel withdraws with injury from All Blacks game

South Africa call up on-loan Saracens back as Kriel withdraws with injury from All Blacks game

Damian Willemse will join the squad in Japan on Thursday.

# south-africa - Saturday 28 September, 2019

From The42 South Africa rout Namibia 57-3 to get up and running Boks

South Africa rout Namibia 57-3 to get up and running

The Boks lost on the opening weekend to New Zealand.

# south-africa - Sunday 22 September, 2019

From The42 Analysis: Stunning George Bridge try sums up the brilliance of the All Blacks Transition

Analysis: Stunning George Bridge try sums up the brilliance of the All Blacks

The Kiwis won the game in an incredible flurry of world-class transition play.

# south-africa - Saturday 21 September, 2019

From The42 All Blacks beat Boks in thriller to underline task awaiting Ireland in quarters Scintillating

All Blacks beat Boks in thriller to underline task awaiting Ireland in quarters

Steve Hansen’s men won the game with a stunning flurry of points in the first half.

From The42 As it happened: New Zealand v South Africa, Rugby World Cup Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: New Zealand v South Africa, Rugby World Cup

Settle in as the defending champions open their campaign against the Springboks in Yokohama.

# south-africa - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

From The42 Erasmus names unchanged Springbok side to take on New Zealand in World Cup opener RWC2019

Erasmus names unchanged Springbok side to take on New Zealand in World Cup opener

Pool B begins with an absolute blockbuster.

# south-africa - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

From The42 'It's a funny pic, it's just good fun' - Springboks in good shape for World Cup Shredded

'It's a funny pic, it's just good fun' - Springboks in good shape for World Cup

Faf de Klerk is enjoying the freedom Jacques Nienaber has given him in defence.

# south-africa - Sunday 8 September, 2019

From The42 Springboks prop expected to be fit for World Cup opener after injury scare RWC2019

Springboks prop expected to be fit for World Cup opener after injury scare

Trevor Nyakane was forced off against Japan on Friday.

# south-africa - Saturday 17 August, 2019

From The42 Nkosi's two tries helps South Africa trump Argentina as countdown to World Cup continues

Nkosi's two tries helps South Africa trump Argentina as countdown to World Cup continues

The 23-year-old winger struck in each half for the Springboks on Saturday.

# south-africa - Monday 12 August, 2019

Kolisi poised for 'limited minutes' on South Africa return

The Springbok captain missed out on the Rugby Championship win due to a knee injury, but is on track to boost his side in Japan.

# south-africa - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

From The42 5ft 7ins Kolbe shaping to be one of the biggest stars at the World Cup Hot Stepper

5ft 7ins Kolbe shaping to be one of the biggest stars at the World Cup

The Toulouse man has been in sensational form this year.

# south-africa - Monday 29 July, 2019

From The42 Analysis: Boks add new layer to scrum attack while Wallabies strike clinically Smarts

Analysis: Boks add new layer to scrum attack while Wallabies strike clinically

The All Blacks thought they knew what was coming but Rassie Erasmus’ team changed the picture.

# south-africa - Saturday 27 July, 2019

From The42 Rassie Erasmus satisfied after 'lucky' Springboks deny All Blacks in Wellington Springboks

Rassie Erasmus satisfied after 'lucky' Springboks deny All Blacks in Wellington

South Africa’s director of rugby had mixed feelings after his side’s draw with New Zealand on Saturday.

From The42 Shoulder injury leaves All Blacks with World Cup concern for Retallick Blow

Shoulder injury leaves All Blacks with World Cup concern for Retallick

New Zealand face an anxious wait for further updates on Brodie Retallick’s dislocated shoulder.

From The42 Last-gasp try earns Springboks dramatic draw against All Blacks in Wellington Sweet 16 This post contains videos

Last-gasp try earns Springboks dramatic draw against All Blacks in Wellington

Herschel Jantjies pounced late in the game to snatch a share of the spoils for the visitors.

# south-africa - Monday 22 July, 2019

From The42 Rassie's Springboks make impressive start to underline Ireland's challenge World Cup Watch

Rassie's Springboks make impressive start to underline Ireland's challenge

Joe Schmidt’s men could meet the Boks at the quarter-final stage of the World Cup.

# south-africa - Saturday 20 July, 2019

From The42 Two-try debutant Herschel Jantjies stars for Springboks Boks

Two-try debutant Herschel Jantjies stars for Springboks

The Rugby Championship got underway in Johannesburg.

# south-africa - Sunday 7 July, 2019

From The42 Egypt manager sacked and FA president resigns after shock African Cup of Nations exit Over And Out

Egypt manager sacked and FA president resigns after shock African Cup of Nations exit

The Pharaohs last-16 exit at the Africa Cup of Nations proved costly for Javier Aguirre and his staff.

# south-africa - Saturday 6 July, 2019

From The42 Hosts sent packing after late South Africa goal stuns Egypt in another AFCON upset No Mo

Hosts sent packing after late South Africa goal stuns Egypt in another AFCON upset

Thembinkosi Lorch scored the winner in the last-16 encounter.

# south-africa - Monday 24 June, 2019

From The42 Aston Villa star on target as Ivory Coast earn opening Africa Cup of Nations victory Good Start

Aston Villa star on target as Ivory Coast earn opening Africa Cup of Nations victory

Jonathan Kodjia’s second-half strike saw them edge to a 1-0 win over South Africa.