Outgoing tours

Irish pot of Gold as Boks stutter

November 24, 2014
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Irish pot of Gold as Boks stutter

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...
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Ruggaworld “Live” Match Centre

November 22, 2014
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Ruggaworld “Live” Match Centre

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...
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Carr and Redelinghuys on bench for Boks

November 19, 2014
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Carr and Redelinghuys on bench for Boks

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...
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The tale of two Halfbacks

November 17, 2014
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The tale of two Halfbacks

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. Did Patrick Lambie make the 10 shirt his? and was it a master class display? Apart from errors in missing for touch, charged down and box kicks, Cobus and Pat...
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Ruggaworld’s “Live” Match Centre

November 15, 2014
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Ruggaworld’s “Live” Match Centre

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...
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Boks should have picked Carr

November 13, 2014
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Boks should have picked Carr

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...
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Rokoduguni out for Springboks clash

November 12, 2014
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Rokoduguni out for Springboks clash

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...
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Springbok redemption?

November 12, 2014
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Springbok redemption?

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...
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‘Boks will be more physical than ever’ English Newspapers

November 10, 2014
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‘Boks will be more physical than ever’ English Newspapers

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...
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Arrogant Boks took a beating

November 10, 2014
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Arrogant Boks took a beating

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...
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‘Boks out-thought and out-fought’

November 9, 2014
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‘Boks out-thought and out-fought’

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...
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Meyer accept they were not good enough

November 9, 2014
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Meyer accept they were not good enough

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...
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Maori All Blacks squeeze past Japan

November 8, 2014
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Maori All Blacks squeeze past Japan

A late Dan Pryor try secured the Maori All Blacks a hard-fought 20-18 victory over Japan in Tokyo on Saturday.  The Maori All Blacks went in to this match full of confidence after they thrashed the Brave Blossoms 61-21 in Kobe last weekend but, as the scoreline suggests, things did not go as smoothly...
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Ruggaworld’s “Live” Match Centre

November 7, 2014
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Ruggaworld’s “Live” Match Centre

    It’s really time again for the annual End of Year Tours to Europe and this weekend will have you nailed to your seat. It is great to have the Countries due South take on the best of the north and we will sure have some surprises again this year. Canada 17  Nambia 13 (Live...
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Rokoduguni make England debut

November 6, 2014
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Rokoduguni make England debut

Bath winger Semesa Rokoduguni will win his first cap for England in the 14 shirt when they take on the All Blacks on Saturday. The right wing, 27-year-old British Army lance corporal is given a chance to build on some superb Premiership form for Bath, which has seen him score six tries. Team-mate Dave Attwood,...
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“Boks are more dangerous than every”

November 6, 2014
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“Boks are more dangerous than every”

What the Irish newspapers are saying ahead of the Test at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday…..by Jon Cardinelli from SARrugbymag.co.za ‘Boks are more dangerous than ever,’ declares the Irish Independent. The newspaper adds that Heyneke Meyer’s men are ‘no longer reliant on brute force to crush opponents, South Africa’s focus on skill is paying...
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Cruden and Sonny to start against England

November 6, 2014
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Cruden and Sonny to start against England

Chiefs duo Aaron Cruden and Sonny Bill Williams will start at fly-half and inside centre when New Zealand face England at Twickenham on Saturday.   As expected, the All Blacks selectors have made a number of changes after giving less experienced squad members an opportunity against the United States, with 12 of the squad...
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Springbok team to face Ireland

November 5, 2014
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Springbok team to face Ireland

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer on Wednesday named the same starting line-up that beat New Zealand a month ago to face Ireland in the opening Test of the Castle Lager Outgoing Tour on Dublin on Saturday. The only change to the match-day squad is at replacement prop, where the injured Marcel van der Merwe is...
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Mouth-watering rugby on SuperSport this weekend

November 5, 2014
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Mouth-watering rugby on SuperSport this weekend

You better get ready to make up the excuses for this weekend with the wife and kids, as SuperSport will bring you all the international matches “live “over the weekend. Maori All Blacks v Japan (08/11 at 06:45 on SS1) First up will be Maori All Blacks v Japan in the 2nd Test at...
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Tigers well beaten by Barbarians

November 5, 2014
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Tigers well beaten by Barbarians

The Barbarians ran in an impressive nine tries against Leicester as they won 59-26 at Welford Road in a slick, high class performance on Tuesday…… by Planet Rugby Despite only leading 21-19 at half-time, the Baa-baas clicked into gear after the break as six more scores had the Tigers struggling to keep pace. South...
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‘Best Bok side in 20 years’

November 4, 2014
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‘Best Bok side in 20 years’

What the Irish newspapers are saying ahead of the Test in Dublin on Saturday? Well Jon Cardinelli from SARugbymag.co.za went and found out….. ‘Best-ever Boks have embraced a nation’s history of revolution,’ screams a headline in today’s Irish Daily Mail. Hugh Farrelly talks about how far South Africa has come as a nation, and...
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Murray wary of Boks’ physicality

November 4, 2014
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Murray wary of Boks’ physicality

Ireland scrum-half Conor Murray believes his side will lose if they try to match the Springboks’ physicality in Dublin on Saturday. The Six Nations champions will take on the Boks without injured stalwarts like loosehead prop Cian Healy and back-row Sean O’Brien but Murray believes that the duo’s absence will not alter the men...
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Springboks ready to go in Dublin

November 3, 2014
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Springboks ready to go in Dublin

Springbok assistant coach Ricardo Loubscher and team doctor Craig Roberts spoke to the press in Dublin for the first time on the Springboks injury concerns     Craig Roberts gave us the injury report on the Springboks as they go into their first training session in Dublin.  Craig Roberts explain the way forward with...
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‘Nemo’ Carr swims into Bok squad

November 3, 2014
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‘Nemo’ Carr swims into Bok squad

Nizaam Carr, or Nemo as he was dubbed by his Bishops class mates, decided a year ago to stop swimming against the stream and today finds himself on tour with the Springboks. The Western Province loose-forward, who played a leading role in his team’s recent Currie Cup success, was rewarded with a place in...
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Injury blow for England

November 3, 2014
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Injury blow for England

England have been dealt a massive blow ahead of the November Tests as Joe Launchbury was ruled out with a neck problem. This is not good news for the team looking ahead in playing the All Blacks, Springboks and Wallabies in the coming weeks.   The Wasps second row will be on the sidelines...
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Springboks arrive in sunny Dublin

November 3, 2014
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Springboks arrive in sunny Dublin

A bright sunshiny but chilly day greeted the Springboks when they arrived in Dublin on Sunday, where they kick off the Castle Lager Outgoing Tour against Ireland this weekend. The South Africans left Johannesburg on Saturday night and travelled via London Heathrow to the Irish capital for their first visit to this part of...
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Ruggaworld’s “Live” Match Centre

November 1, 2014
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Ruggaworld’s “Live” Match Centre

The domestic competitions is done and dusted and the ABSA Currie Cup is back were it belong   so we turn our attention to the “End of Year” tours to Europe before we take a total break until Super Rugby and Varsity Cup start in the new year. Maori All Blacks 0 Japan 0 (Live...
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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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