Outgoing tours

20 Players for EOYT Bok camp

October 5, 2014
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20 Players for EOYT Bok camp

Prep camps and deals to rest players with provinces. Looks like SARU’s getting something right.              
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Boks tired but triumphant

November 24, 2013
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The Springboks, frustrated and fatigued, achieved their year-end objective in their 19-10 victory over France in Paris on Saturday.
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Test Match: France 10, Springboks 19

November 23, 2013
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Test Match: France 10, Springboks 19

Stade de France have not been a happy hunting ground for the Springboks for more than 16 years against the French. In fact the last time we won their, against them, was in 1997 at Parc des Prince in 1997. The French see the Springboks and the All Blacks as a benchmark and it...
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Wales unimpressive against Tonga

November 23, 2013
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Wales unimpressive against Tonga

Wales coach Warren Gatland’s 100th Test match ended with a 17-7 victory over a spirited Tonga but was far from a celebratory event at Cardiff’s Millennium stadium on Friday. Centres Owen Williams and Ashley Beck crossed for tries as Wales cruised into a 17-0 lead after just 25 minutes. They appeared on course for...
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Springboks retain core for final Test of 2013

November 20, 2013
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Springboks retain core for final Test of 2013

The core of the Springbok team that has played in 2013 has been selected to start in the final match of the season, marking 100 years of Test rugby against France in Paris on Saturday evening.  Tendai Mtawarira, Bismarck du Plessis, Eben Etzebeth and Morné Steyn all return to the starting line-up after last...
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Boks call-up Jano Vermaak

November 18, 2013
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Boks call-up Jano Vermaak

Springbok scrumhalf Jano Vermaak will join the South African touring squad in Paris on Monday as replacement for Fourie du Preez. By: Sport24 Vermaak played three times for the Springboks earlier this year. He made his Test debut in June against Italy in Durban. Du Preez became a father shortly before the squad departed...
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Heyneke clear on Paris team

November 18, 2013
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Heyneke clear on Paris team

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer says he has been clear on the team that will take the field in the final Test of the tour against France in Paris next Saturday and nothing that happened at Murrayfield on Sunday has changed his mind. By: Gavin Rich – SuperSport According to the supersport.com website, Meyer, chuffed...
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Duane cleans Scottish pipes!

November 17, 2013
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Duane cleans Scottish pipes!

Rob Houwing chooses Willie le Roux and Duane Vermeulen jointly as his standout Bok performers in the triumph over Scotland Cape Town – A ton-of-bricks performance up front by Duane Vermeulen, coupled with some great moments of artistry and anticipation from Willie le Roux in the backline, went a long way to teeing up...
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Scotland 0, Springboks 28

November 17, 2013
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Scotland 0, Springboks 28

Scotland meet South Africa for the 24th time at Murrayfield on Sunday afternoon – the 18th time the match has been played in Scotland. Of the 23 matches already played Scotland have won five, all at home. The very first Test South Africa ever played abroad was at Hampden Park in Glasgow and the...
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French ready for ‘physical’ Boks

November 17, 2013
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French ready for ‘physical’ Boks

France believe the 38-18 victory over Tonga was prefect preparation for the bruising battle that awaits them when they play South Africa next week. By:AFP The victory, in an ill-tempered one-off Test match at Le Havre’s Stade Oceane on Saturday, will go some way to avenging the shock 14-19 pool loss Les Bleus suffered...
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Carter to begin sabbatical

November 17, 2013
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Carter to begin sabbatical

New Zealand flyhalf Daniel Carter is likely to begin his six-month break from rugby earlier than expected after he limped off with an Achilles injury against England on Saturday. By: Sport24 The 31-year-old, playing in his 100th test match, left the field after just 26 minutes of the All Blacks’ 30-22 victory at Twickenham....
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England 22, All Blacks 30

November 16, 2013
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England 22, All Blacks 30

This will be the strongest matchup this weekend when the All Blacks and England meet this afternoon at Twickenham. Last year this was the only game the All Blacks lost, in fact this was the first game they lost since winning the World Cup and they will want to change things around. I did...
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Boks to unleash Bakkies

November 11, 2013
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Boks to unleash Bakkies

Bakkies Botha is likely to make his return to the Springbok team for their clash against Scotland in Edinburgh on Sunday. By:Sport24 Botha, 34, was recalled to the Bok squad for their end-of-year tour but was not included in the 23-man line-up for last week’s Test against Wales in Cardiff as he only joined...
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Ireland dominate Samoa

November 10, 2013
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Ireland dominate Samoa

Ireland got off to a winning start under new coach Joe Schmidt on Saturday, beating Samoa 40-9 in a scrappy encounter that featured occasional glimpses of the attacking rugby the New Zealander is renowned for. By: Sport24 Tries from Peter O’Mahony, Sean O’Brien, Fergus McFadden and two for debutant David Kearney, together with a...
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Boks too strong for Wales

November 9, 2013
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Boks too strong for Wales

South Africa maintained their winning dominance over Wales on Saturday with a brutal 24-15 (half-time 17-12) victory based on a suffocating blanket defence and an unerring knack of doing the basics well. By: Sport24 The Springboks scored three tries through captain Jean de Villiers, Bismarck du Plessis and Fourie du Preez, flyhalf Morné Steyn...
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Wallabies thump Italy

November 9, 2013
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Wallabies thump Italy

Wing Nick Cummins scored two of seven Australian tries as the Wallabies made up for defeat to England with a commanding 50-20 victory over hapless Italy at the Stadio Olimpico on Saturday. By: Sport24 Italy had been looking to capitalise on Australia’s morale-sapping 20-13 reverse at Twickenham last week to score a first, historic...
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England too strong for Pumas

November 9, 2013
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England too strong for Pumas

It was a tale of two halves as England made it two wins out of two this November with a 31-12 victory over Argentina at Twickenham on Saturday. By: Sport24 England had the match all but won at half-time at 24-6 after Joe Launchbury, Billy Twelvetrees and Chris Ashton all scored tries converted by...
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Scots win over Japan

November 9, 2013
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Scots win over Japan

Scotland survived two second half scares to get their November Test campaign off to a winning start against a plucky Japanese side at Murrayfield with a 42-17 victory on Saturday. By: Sport24 The Scots led 11-3 at half-time but tries by left wing Kenki Fukuuoka twice pegged back the gap to a single point...
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Preview: Wales versus Springboks

November 8, 2013
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Preview: Wales versus Springboks

With the roof closed at the Millennium Stadium, Saturday night’s game have all the elements to be a test match to remember. Between the coaches of Wales and their players they did a lot of talking themselves up for the match against the Springbok. Trying to use the British and Irish Lions tour to...
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Wales invoke spirit for SA clash

November 8, 2013
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Wales invoke spirit for SA clash

Wales are depending on the spirit that saw the British and Irish Lions record a series win over Australia in the summer for their opening autumn Test against South Africa on Saturday. By: Sport24 Wales coach Warren Gatland has named 11 players who featured under him for the Lions in their 2-1 win over...
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Oz spring Simmons surprise

November 7, 2013
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Oz spring Simmons surprise

Forward Rob Simmons has returned from injury to give under-pressure Australia some much-needed power in the scrum ahead of the Wallabies’ second November test against a hungry Italy side on Saturday. Simmons, who missed last week’s 20-13 defeat to England after suffering an injury in training prior to the opening test of five in...
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Heavyweight front row for Poms

November 7, 2013
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Heavyweight front row for Poms

England coach Stuart Lancaster unveiled a new heavyweight front row to face renowned scrummagers Argentina when he announced his side to play the Pumas at Twickenham on Saturday. By: Rugby24 Lancaster selected the trio of David Wilson, Dylan Hartley and Joe Marler, who all came off the bench during last week’s 20-13 win over...
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Gold: Wales lack mental edge

November 7, 2013
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Gold: Wales lack mental edge

Former Springbok forwards coach Gary Gold believes Wales lack the mental edge to beat South Africa. By: Sport24 The Springboks have dominated Wales over the years and boast a 24-1 winning record, with one match ending in a draw. However, their last four meetings were close affairs, with the Boks sneaking home 17-16 at...
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France look to Parra, Talès

November 7, 2013
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France look to Parra, Talès

Scrumhalf Morgan Parra and flyhalf Remi Talès will form a unique hinge at the centre of the France team as Philippe Saint-Andre named his side on Thursday for Saturday’s one-off Test match against New Zealand in Paris. By: Sport24 The pairing will be the ninth different combination tried out by Saint-Andre since the 2012...
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Springbok Team:Test debut for Malherbe

November 6, 2013
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Springbok Team:Test debut for Malherbe

Test debut for Malherbe as Pietersen, Fourie return to Springbok XV  Experienced backline stars JP Pietersen and Jaque Fourie are back in the Springbok team for Saturday’s Castle Lager Outgoing Tour opener against Wales in Cardiff, while Frans Malherbe will make his Test debut at the Millennium Stadium.  In naming his side for Saturday’s...
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Wales team to face Boks

November 5, 2013
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Wales  team to face Boks

Ospreys wing Eli Walker is set to make his Wales debut against South Africa after being named in coach Warren Gatland’s starting side to face the Springboks at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday. By Sport24 The 21-year-old has been given his chance after injury ruled out wing Alex Cuthbert from the first of Wales’...
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Phillips add his voice

November 4, 2013
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Phillips add his voice

We have already heard Wales coach Warren Gatland talking the team up for their upcoming match against the Springboks, now Wales scrumhalf Mike Phillips says there’s “no reason” why they can’t go out and beat the Springboks in Cardiff on Saturday. The “Red Dragons” have improved markedly in recent years, winning two Grand Slams...
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Wales draw from Lions heroics

November 4, 2013
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Wales draw from Lions heroics

Wales will take heart from the British and Irish Lions’ demolition of Australia earlier this year when they tackle the Springboks in Cardiff on Saturday. By: Sport24 There were 10 Welsh players in the Lions’ starting team for the decisive third Test against the Wallabies in June – a game the Lions convincingly won...
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