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#South Africa

# south-africa - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

South Africa great 'The Beast' retires from international rugby after World Cup triumph
# Time To Say Goodbye
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# Time To Say Goodbye

South Africa great 'The Beast' retires from international rugby after World Cup triumph

Nov 6th 2019, 9:35 PM 33,447 Views 14 Comments

Tendai Mtawarira picked up 117 caps throughout his career.

# south-africa - Monday 4 November, 2019

'Felix has been amazing and has brought so much. The boys absolutely love him'
# Irish Abroad
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# Irish Abroad

'Felix has been amazing and has brought so much. The boys absolutely love him'

Nov 4th 2019, 12:00 PM 49,612 Views 42 Comments

Irishman Felix Jones is a World Cup winner.

# south-africa - Sunday 3 November, 2019

2021 Lions tour already looming into view for the Springboks
# Tourists
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# Tourists

2021 Lions tour already looming into view for the Springboks

Nov 3rd 2019, 12:16 PM 10,280 Views 18 Comments

Rassie Erasmus wants the Boks to become a consistent force between now and then.

# south-africa - Saturday 2 November, 2019

'In South Africa, pressure is having a close relative who is murdered' - Erasmus
# Hope
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# Hope

'In South Africa, pressure is having a close relative who is murdered' - Erasmus

Nov 2nd 2019, 4:28 PM 12,431 Views 9 Comments

Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus explains how his team embraced any pressure at the World Cup.

Rassie's sensational Springboks stun England to claim World Cup crown
# Dominant
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# Dominant

Rassie's sensational Springboks stun England to claim World Cup crown

Nov 2nd 2019, 12:30 PM 55,495 Views 167 Comments

Superb tries from wings Makazole Mapimpi and Cheslin Kolbe capped a complete display.

'You can't fire a cannon out of a canoe' -- Eddie O'Sullivan
# EDDIE-ISM
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# EDDIE-ISM

'You can't fire a cannon out of a canoe' -- Eddie O'Sullivan

Nov 2nd 2019, 11:48 AM 34,149 Views 75 Comments

No scrum no win.

Poll: Will you watch the Rugby World Cup final?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you watch the Rugby World Cup final?

Nov 2nd 2019, 9:05 AM 21,571 Views 29 Comments

England are taking on South Africa in the final this morning.

As it happened: England v South Africa, Rugby World Cup final
# Liveblog
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# Liveblog

As it happened: England v South Africa, Rugby World Cup final

Nov 2nd 2019, 8:00 AM 64,056 Views 53 Comments

England are one game away from their second World Cup, South Africa are pushing for a third. Join us to see who gets their hands on the Webb Ellis.

Eddie Jones' England have qualities to secure World Cup against Boks
# Preview
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# Preview

Eddie Jones' England have qualities to secure World Cup against Boks

Updated Nov 2nd 2019, 12:57 AM 6,921 Views 16 Comments

Rassie Erasmus’ South Africans will back themselves to match the English power in Yokohama.

# south-africa - Friday 1 November, 2019

'They can inspire a whole country' - Jones asks England to play without fear
# Likeable
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# Likeable

'They can inspire a whole country' - Jones asks England to play without fear

Nov 1st 2019, 1:50 AM 2,929 Views 0 Comments

The Australian head coach says his team have pride in their style of play.

# south-africa - Thursday 31 October, 2019

Sinckler and May passed fit as Jones names unchanged England XV
# Named
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# Named

Sinckler and May passed fit as Jones names unchanged England XV

Oct 31st 2019, 2:53 AM 3,749 Views 0 Comments

Ben Spencer has replaced Willi Heinz on the bench in the only change to the matchday 23.

Kolbe returns from injury as Boks make one change for World Cup final
# Team News
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# Team News

Kolbe returns from injury as Boks make one change for World Cup final

Oct 31st 2019, 12:45 AM 5,444 Views 1 Comment

The South Africans have gone for a 6/2 split once again on their bench.

# south-africa - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

Super Rugby's Lions appoint 37-year-old Van Rooyen as head coach
# CASH IN
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# CASH IN

Super Rugby's Lions appoint 37-year-old Van Rooyen as head coach

Oct 30th 2019, 12:58 PM 5,350 Views 1 Comment

Van Rooyen was S&C coach for the Johannesburg side before taking the reins for the Currie Cup.

# south-africa - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

World Cup final pits 'the two most powerful teams in the world' against each other
# Physicality
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# Physicality

World Cup final pits 'the two most powerful teams in the world' against each other

Oct 29th 2019, 10:18 AM 9,702 Views 8 Comments

England defence coach John Mitchell is expecting a very different challenge this weekend.

# south-africa - Monday 28 October, 2019

To their credit, Eddie Jones and England evolved leading into this World Cup
# Changes
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# Changes

To their credit, Eddie Jones and England evolved leading into this World Cup

Oct 28th 2019, 5:00 AM 7,728 Views 15 Comments

The head coach said his team’s journey began on the 2018 tour of South Africa.

# south-africa - Sunday 27 October, 2019

'I was watching the 2007 final in the tavern because I didn't have a TV at home'
# Rainbow Nation
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# Rainbow Nation

'I was watching the 2007 final in the tavern because I didn't have a TV at home'

Oct 27th 2019, 3:37 PM 18,410 Views 7 Comments

Springboks captain Siya Kolisi has proved to be a wonderful leader for Rassie Erasmus’ side.

Gatland looking to 'have some revenge' with the Lions in South Africa in 2021
# Gats
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# Gats

Gatland looking to 'have some revenge' with the Lions in South Africa in 2021

Oct 27th 2019, 2:04 PM 8,768 Views 30 Comments

The Wales boss was proud of his side’s effort in their World Cup semi-final defeat to the Springboks.

'I'm not 100% sure a World Cup is going to be won by a very expansive game plan'
# Marching On
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# Marching On

'I'm not 100% sure a World Cup is going to be won by a very expansive game plan'

Oct 27th 2019, 12:45 PM 12,627 Views 22 Comments

Rassie Erasmus’ Springboks ground their way into a World Cup final against England.

Erasmus' Boks set up World Cup final with England after edging Wales
# Tension
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# Tension

Erasmus' Boks set up World Cup final with England after edging Wales

Oct 27th 2019, 10:59 AM 14,222 Views 40 Comments

Handré Pollard’s place-kicking was crucial as the Boks edged the semi-final in Yokohama.

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

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

Oct 27th 2019, 8:07 AM 53,666 Views 29 Comments

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.

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

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

Oct 27th 2019, 1:15 AM 8,305 Views 22 Comments

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

# south-africa - Friday 25 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 25th 2019, 5:45 AM 8,805 Views 9 Comments

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

# south-africa - Thursday 24 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 24th 2019, 5:18 PM 8,345 Views 10 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 24th 2019, 7:16 AM 7,771 Views 4 Comments

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

# south-africa - Monday 21 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 21st 2019, 11:26 AM 3,744 Views 1 Comment

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

# south-africa - Sunday 20 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 20th 2019, 1:20 PM 12,431 Views 24 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 20th 2019, 10:15 AM 69,588 Views 34 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 18th 2019, 11:16 AM 5,456 Views 1 Comment

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

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

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

Oct 18th 2019, 10:21 AM 5,615 Views 0 Comments

‘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

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

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

Oct 17th 2019, 2:35 PM 4,477 Views 2 Comments

‘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
# Revenue
# Revenue

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

Oct 16th 2019, 9:13 PM 30,160 Views 16 Comments

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

Japan inspired to honour 'Mr Rugby' against South Africa
# Legend
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# Legend

Japan inspired to honour 'Mr Rugby' against South Africa

Oct 16th 2019, 6:14 PM 10,072 Views 8 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 14th 2019, 10:07 PM 10,906 Views 0 Comments

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

# south-africa - Sunday 13 October, 2019

Brilliant Blossoms scorch into RWC clash with South Africa
# RWC2019
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# RWC2019

Brilliant Blossoms scorch into RWC clash with South Africa

Oct 13th 2019, 2:11 PM 23,182 Views 37 Comments

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

# south-africa - Friday 11 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 11th 2019, 12:00 PM 36,289 Views 32 Comments

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

# south-africa - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 8th 2019, 1:30 PM 11,755 Views 11 Comments

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

# south-africa - Friday 4 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 4th 2019, 10:12 AM 61,386 Views 24 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 2nd 2019, 3:00 PM 31,041 Views 5 Comments

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

# south-africa - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 1st 2019, 12:28 PM 6,085 Views 4 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 1st 2019, 11:29 AM 8,089 Views 0 Comments

Damian Willemse will join the squad in Japan on Thursday.