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Springboks’ Test record against the USA

The Springboks boast an unbeaten record against the USA heading into their Rugby World Cup clash in London on Wednesday. In 3 previous encounters dating back to 1981, the Springboks have emerged victorious on all 3 occasions. Of those 3 Tests, all 3 have been played outside of South Africa. …

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Butch expects Bok vs Wales quarter final

Butch James watched the Wales v Fiji game closely on Thursday night, and he expects Warren Gatland’s men to be tough opposition for the Springboks should they meet in the quarter-finals of the tournament.  The Boks will be expected to top Pool B should they defeat Scotland on Saturday, and …

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Du Preez is a rugby genius – Meyer

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has heaped praise on new captain Fourie du Preez as they prepare for a Rugby World Cup clash against Scotland on Saturday. The 33-year-old scrumhalf was on Wednesday named as the 56th Springbok captain, taking over from Jean de Villiers, who was forced out of the …

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History favours the Springboks

After their horrendous start to Rugby World Cup 2015, Bok supporters may have difficulty separating the possible from the impossible.  But a look at Heyeneke Meyer’s record as coach suggests that there is little to fear going into Saturday’s crucial Pool B clash against Scotland in Newcastle. The Boks have …

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Boks rise up to No 5 in rankings

Following their 46-6 Rugby World Cup win over Samoa at the weekend, the Springboks have moved up to No 5 on World Rugby’s official rankings. Heyneke Meyer’s men slipped to sixth last Monday after a shock loss to Japan, but an improved effort in Birmingham has seen them move up …

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Rugby pays tribute to Duif du Toit

Oregan Hoskins, the president of the South African Rugby Union (SARU), led tributes from the rugby community to legendary sports photographer, Duif du Toit, who passed away on Thursday following a short illness. Du Toit, who was 57 when he died, photographed the Springboks on numerous international tours and in …

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Major changes to Springbok side

The Springboks have made eight changes to the starting line-up and included two new players on the bench to meet the challenge of a talented Samoan team in their second match of the Rugby World Cup at Villa Park in Birmingham on Saturday. Adriaan Strauss, who will win his 50th …

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Boks keen to set the record straight

The dust has not quite settled since the Springboks’ embarrassing 34-32 defeat to Japan in their Rugby World Cup opener in Brighton, England over the weekend but the team is keen to get back to set the record straight. Springbok assistant coach Ricardo Loubscher said they would first do the …

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Bok museum in top 1% of world’s attractions

The South African Rugby Union’s Springbok Experience Rugby Museum has been named in the top 1% of world attractions, by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site. The Experience, which celebrates its second birthday on Heritage Day, has been awarded TripAdvisor’s highest accolade, a Travelers’ Choice Award, in their latest citations. …

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Sharks keep changes to a minimum

Sharks Director of Rugby Gary Gold has named his team for their Currie Cup clash against the Golden Lions in Johannesburg on Saturday (14:30 kick-off). Gold only made one change to the starting team that went down to Western Province at Kings Park last week. The change is at hooker, …

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