Ruggaworld “Live” Match centre

November 29, 2014 130
We ending the year's test matches with two mouth-watering matches between Wales and the Springboks in Cardiff and England against Australia at Twickenham. All four teams are desperate to end the tour of with a win as non of the four really impressed in the end of year tours this year. Gatland have been on some pressure…

Test weekend preview

November 28, 2014 5
The Springboks and Wales will close the curtain on test rugby for 2014 in Cardiff with England also hosting a Wallaby side who will definitely want to close the year on a high after last week narrow lost against Ireland. Defeat for England would spell disaster as they round off 2014 by hosting Michael Cheika's…

Meyer changes eight for Wales

November 26, 2014 17
Tendai Mtawarira, Bismarck du Plessis, Willie le Roux, Cornal Hendricks and Lwazi Mvovo are back in the Springbok starting line-up for Saturday’s Test against Wales at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. The changes in the back three were required because Johan Goosen, Bryan Habana and JP Pietersen, who started in last weekend’s victory over Italy…

Irish pot of Gold as Boks stutter

November 24, 2014 20
Ruggaworld's' Benedict Chanakira have a look at the weekend's matches up north. Ireland have surprised many but have been on an upward trajectory since that last minute ambush the All Blacks gave them in 2013. The loss was a boost, while most sides would be content with such a result the Irish built on that…

Ruggaworld “Live” Match Centre

November 22, 2014 91
This weekend see the last test matches for most countries this year and we have some great match-ups to look forward to. Most coaches used this November test window as preparation for the World Cup in England next year. Only South Africa, Wales, England and Australia will play next weekend to close the 2014 season.…

Carr and Redelinghuys on bench for Boks

November 19, 2014 12
The Springbok starting team to face Italy in Padova on Saturday shows four changes from the side which beat England at Twickenham last week, with three new faces amongst the pack and one in the backline. There are also five changes on the bench, with Nizaam Carr and Julian Redelinghuys included in a Test match-23…

The tale of two Halfbacks

November 17, 2014 18
Ruggaworld's Benedict Chanakira looks at the Springboks match with players that stood out and the other End of Year Tour Internationals played over the past weekend. [caption id="attachment_41530" align="aligncenter" width="240"] (Gallo Images)[/caption] Did Patrick Lambie make the 10 shirt his? and was it a master class display? Apart from errors in missing for touch, charged down…

Ruggaworld’s “Live” Match Centre

November 15, 2014 46
Second week of November Internationals this weekend and we have some great match ups again today to look forward to. The game of the weekend should be England hosting South African and also France hosting the much improved Aussies in France. England 0 South Africa o (Live on SS1 at 15:30) For both combatants at…

Boks should have picked Carr

November 13, 2014 11
Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has missed a golden opportunity to bring Western Province and Stormers back-row Nizaam Carr in to his Test squad....by David Skippers from Planet Rugby A place in the run-on side - against a team of England's calibre - might be a bit premature but I believe Carr could definitely have done…

Rokoduguni out for Springboks clash

November 12, 2014 0
Semesa Rokoduguni will miss Saturday's game with South Africa through injury and has been replaced in the England squad by Marland Yarde. The Bath winger made his Test debut against New Zealand on Saturday but has picked up a thigh injury which will keep him out of the game against the Springboks. Yarde is not…

Springbok redemption?

November 12, 2014 20
Ruggaworld's Benedict Chanakira look ahead at this weekend International clashes and have a swipe at the past weekend's games.... We turn to the second week of Autumn internationals and its pretty much the same story.Wales still talking the talk but always failing in the final hurdle. They'll need more than a Kiwi coach to edge…

‘Boks will be more physical than ever’ English Newspapers

November 10, 2014 7
What the English newspapers are saying ahead of the Test against the Springboks at Twickenham on Saturday....by Jon Cardinelli from SARugbyMag The consensus among the British scribes is that the 24-21 scoreline at Twickenham this past Saturday flattered England. Stuart Lancaster’s side have now lost four matches this year to the All Blacks, and there…

Arrogant Boks took a beating

November 10, 2014 0
The defeat in Dublin was the reality check all of South African rugby needed when it comes to the Springboks, writes MARK KEOHANE in Business Day newspaper. A World Cup was once won at Ellis Park, way back in 1995. And until South Africa again hosts the global showpiece and Ellis Park is pencilled in…

‘Boks out-thought and out-fought’

November 9, 2014 11
What the Irish newspapers are saying after their team’s 29-15 win at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday...by Jon Cardinelli from SARugbymag Irish eyes are certainly smiling this morning after a famous victory against the No 2-ranked team in the world. While the press considers the result an upset, the performance by the hosts is being…

Meyer accept they were not good enough

November 9, 2014 19
The Springboks were gutted about losing their tour-opener in a wet Dublin to a very good Ireland on Saturday and heaped praise on their hosts for a better performance in tricky conditions. Ireland won 29-15 – it was the Springboks’ first defeat to a side from the Northern Hemisphere since they lost to Scotland in…
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