Springboks Defeat Ireland to Clinch Series

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A vociferous Port Elizabeth crowd witnessed the Springboks defeat Ireland to clinch the series two Tests to one. South Africa 19 Ireland 13 South Africa (JP Pietersen try; Elton Jantjies conversion, 3 penalties, Ruan Combrinck penalty)  Ireland (Luke Marshall try; Paddy Jackson conversion, 2 penalties) The three Test series was level at one each going into […] READ MORE


Springbok Bench Burgles Victory Against Ireland

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South African rugby fans can be thankful that the Springbok bench managed to burgle a victory against the touring Ireland Rugby team. It was a far from acceptable performance by the Springboks, but supporters will at least take some solace in victory after the Springboks were humbled last weekend by the Irish for the first […] READ MORE


Springboks Fail to Turn up Against Ireland

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It is unfair to judge a coach on his first game, but why did Alister Coetzee’s Springboks fail to turn up against Ireland? When we weighed up the prospects of this tour in an earlier piece, we did suspect that an upset may just be on the cards. What was not predictable though was the abysmal […] READ MORE


Ireland Rugby Tour to South Africa Analysed

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The Ireland Rugby tour to South Africa will be interesting one after recent retirements of old stalwarts and injuries in both camps. Ireland Ireland will be doing without the services of Simon Zebo, Tommy Bow, Cian Healy, Denis Buckley, Nathan White, Sean O’Brien, Peter O’Mahony, Josh van der Flier, Johnny Sexton, Rob and Dave Kearney […] READ MORE


Super Rugby Week 14: The South African Franchises

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Super Rugby Week 14 served to confirm the pecking order of the South African Super Rugby franchises. Southern Kings 29 Jaguares 22 Southern Kings – Tries: Schalk Ferreira, Penalty try, Wandile Mjekevu, Dewald Human  Conversions: Louis Fouche (3) Penalties: Fouche Jaguares – Try: Facundo Isa Conversion: Nicolas Sanchez  Penalties: Sanchez (5) The Southern Kings won their second […] READ MORE


Southern Kings Rugby: A SARU state of affairs

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The Southern Kings rugby team’s reintroduction to Super Rugby has been a major disappointment for players and fans alike. Admittedly, they were assembled just a few weeks before the competition from a group of players on loan from other unions, so excess to requirements, as well as some promising players from the home union, the […] READ MORE


Super Rugby Week 13: The South African Franchises

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Super Rugby Week 13 saw the battle for supremacy in the African Conferences become even closer. Super Rugby Week 13: The South African Franchises Emirates Lions 52 Jaguares 24 Emirates Lions – Tries: Ruan Combrinck (2), Courtnal Skosan (2), Lionel Mapoe, Lourens Erasmus, Cyle Brink, Jaco Kriel Conversions: Elton Jantjies (2), Ruan Combrinck (1) Penalties: […] READ MORE


Super Rugby Round 12: The South African Franchises

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Super Rugby Round 12 brought mixed results for the South African Franchises, with the Lions putting in the performance of the weekend. Waratahs 31 Vodacom Bulls 8 Waratahs – Tries: Nick Phipps (2), Dean Mumm, Angus Taavao-Matau Conversions: Bernard Foley (4) Penalties: Foley Vodacom Bulls – Tries: Dries Swanepoel Penalties: Tiaan Schoeman Many pundits were […] READ MORE


Super Rugby Round 11 – The South African Teams

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Super Rugby Round 11 was mostly disappointing for the South African teams and it was left to the Sharks to restore some pride in the game for their passionate supporters. Super Rugby Round 11 – The South African Teams Brumbies 23 Vodacom Bulls 9 Brumbies – Tries: Nigel Ah-Wong, Tomas Cubelli Conversions: Christian Lealiifano (2) […] READ MORE