Springbok end of year tour team selection: Opinion

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The Springbok end of year tour kicks off on Saturday against Scotland. Much has been said of the conservative selection, but Jacques Neinaber has opted for continuity. Which regular Springboks were not selected? The omissions from Nienaber’s squad were all injury-enforced. Faf de Klerk (hip flexor), Cheslin Kolbe (knee), Frans Malherbe (neck), Pieter-Steph du Toit […] READ MORE


United Rugby Championship update: South African teams settling in despite two sets of laws

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The  United Rugby Championship saw round four completed this weekend. The South African teams haven’t set the competition alight but, have started to settle into their new environment. The early weeks Many unrealistic South African fans thought that their teams would walk in and dominate the competition. Aside from the Lions win in the first […] READ MORE



United Rugby Championship: The South African entries

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The United Rugby Championship kicks off on Friday 24 September. This season of the former PRO14 competition is a significant one, with the entry of the big four of South African Rugby. South African rugby starts migration to the North North Hemisphere versus Southern Hemisphere: The hard border The move to Northern Hemisphere competition might […] READ MORE



All Blacks vs Springboks: Two centenaries to celebrate

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Any All Blacks vs Springboks Test match is an important match-up. 2021 presents us with two centenaries to celebrate in the rivalry between the two giants of Southern Hemisphere and world rugby. The first centenary reaches back into the history of rugby between the two countries and their first meeting. The second one is a […] READ MORE


Rugby Championship law variations

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Before you get confused this weekend, make sure you are well versed with the Rugby Championship law variations that will be in place. World Rugby’s Global law variations will make their first appearance in the Rugby Championship. It will be interesting to see how welcoming the general rugby viewing public will be of the law […] READ MORE



Springboks beat the Lions in third Test and win series

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The Springboks beat the Lions in the third Test in Cape Town 19 points to 16 and win the series two games to one. Scores South Africa Try: Cheslin Kolbe, Conversion: Handre Pollard; Penalties: Handre Pollard 2 and Morne Steyn 2 British and Irish Lions Try: Ken Owens, Conversion: Finn Russell, Penalties: Finn Russell 3 Springboks beat the Lions In […] READ MORE