British and Irish Lions series bolters – South Africa

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With the British and Irish Lions Series to South Africa less than a year away, LWOSRugby takes a look at the potential bolters for the tour. First up, it’s the Springboks. The Forwards Jaco Coetzee. 24. 108kg. Back Row. 0 Test caps. Embed from Getty Images The strength and depth that South Africa boasts in […] READ MORE


‘Beast’ Tendai Mtawarira retires with a Golden Glow

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If you can recall watching any Springboks match, then the cry from the crowd ‘Beast’ whenever Tendai Mtawarira received the ball, will be recalled with fond memories. And now, as the prop forward retires from International rugby, he leaves under the shine of a Golden Glow. The 34-year old veteran of 117 Tests confirmed his […] READ MORE


Springbok Rugby World Cup victory provides beacon of hope

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The Springbok Rugby World Cup victory in the 2019 edition hosted by Japan has provided hope for a nation desperate to have something to celebrate. Springbok Rugby World Cup Victory Any country that wins a World Cup will claim that it is important for their country to do so. For South Africa, it is more […] READ MORE


2019 Rugby World Cup Final: South Africa destroy England

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South Africa deserves all the plaudits after systematically destroying England to win the 2019 Rugby World Cup Final. England will be devastated. They were a shadow of the team we saw down the All Blacks a week earlier. Rassie Erasmus won the battle of the coaches as England were outthought and outmuscled. The Springboks were […] READ MORE


South Africa win the 2019 Rugby World Cup final

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Rassie Erasmus’ dream journey as the Springboks coach continues as South Africa win the 2019 Rugby World Cup final, to become the first side the win the World Cup having lost a game in the pool stage. South Africa get their third title Joining the ranks of 1995 and 2007, Siya Kolisi’s crew lifted the […] READ MORE



World Rugby Team and Coach of the Year nominees announced

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It’s that time of the year again when World Rugby feels festive and announces its nominees for the annual World Rugby Awards. The latest news sees the coach and team line-ups announced.  Coach of the Year nominees Rassie Erasmus – South Africa Having left a strong Munster outfit to take over a rather shaky Springboks […] READ MORE


2019 Rugby World Cup Final Preview: England v South Africa

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Finally, after six thrilling weeks of competition, the World Cup Final has arrived. England v South Africa. Contests between these two sides are always brutal and Saturday’s final will be no different. South Africa seemingly are going in with their full metal jacket approach. They will want to bash England into submission. England will also […] READ MORE


Rugby World Cup Final 2019: The influence of two coaches

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The Rugby World Cup final will see England, who defeated the All Blacks, take on the Springboks, who ground out a grim win against Wales in their respective semi-finals. Two very different semi-finals Embed from Getty Images England vs All Blacks Semi-final one was a pretty pulsating affair, with England taking an early lead and […] READ MORE


South Africa brutality had the better of Wales

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Following their win over Wales in last weekend’s semi-final, Robert Rees takes a look at how South Africa used their physicality to overcome Warren Gatland’s men. Springbok power just a step too far for Wales Rassie Erasmus’ side have made a name for themselves as bruising, physical opponents; overhauling their opposition to claim their fourth […] READ MORE