Lions defeat the Springboks in first Test

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An empty Cape Town Stadium was the venue that witnessed the Lions defeat the Springboks 22 points to 17 in the first Test of three to be hosted in the Mother City. Scorers: South Africa: Try – Faf de Klerk Penalties – Handre Pollard 4 British and Irish Lions: Try: Luke Cowan-Dickie Conversion: Dan Biggar […] READ MORE



United Rugby Championship revealed: Opinion

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The United Rugby Championship has been revealed, replacing the PRO14 and including four former Super Rugby teams from South Africa. This new competition is the realization of long-brewing plans to include the South African teams in European rugby after their fallout with Super Rugby. It should be noted though that the competition has yet to […] READ MORE



Springbok Rugby “Haka” Lost in Time

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The has been much talk in South Africa recently regarding the use of the Maori haka domestically. This brings into question why there is no Springbok rugby haka or challenge? Use of the haka in the Varsity Shield Ryan Jordan looks at the context of using the haka and a little piece of history that […] READ MORE


Is Springbok rugby for sale?

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There has been a lot of conjecture and questions recently. Is Springbok rugby for sale? This is no different from what is happening in New Zealand, with New Zealand in consultation with possible equity partner Silver Lake. The history Both countries have a rich history in the game. Their national rugby teams are revered and […] READ MORE



Springbok Women Rugby World Cup pool fixtures

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The Springbok Women Rugby World Cup pool fixtures have been revealed, with the South African ladies facing a tough challenge to progress out of their pool. At the end of the pool stage, the bottom four teams in the three pools will head home and the top eight teams moving on to the quarterfinals. Springbok […] READ MORE



Super Rugby Unlocked: Three rookies who stood out

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Super Rugby Unlocked comes to an anti-climatic end this weekend, with COVID-19 induced match cancellations nullifying what could have been an exciting final weekend to decide the winner. The Vodacom Bulls were in a prime position to win the competition outright, but a slip up against the Pumas and a bonus-point win by either the […] READ MORE