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Die grootste tweestryd in Wêreld Rugby

September 29, 2014
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Die grootste tweestryd in Wêreld Rugby

Saterdag, op Ellis Park in Johannesburg, gaan ‘n tweestryd voortgesit word wat nou vir byna ‘n eeu as die grootste wedywering in rugby beskou word deur Jan de Koning van Rugby365.com Daar is geen twyfel dat wanneer die Springbokke en All Blacks met mekaar swaarde kruis, dit ‘n magiese uitwerking het op die gedeelte...
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Springbok injury update

September 29, 2014
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Springbok injury update

Springbok No 8 Duane Vermeulen will be managed this week as he recovers from injury in the build-up to the final Castle Lager Rugby Championship Test against New Zealand at Ellis Park in Johannesburg on Saturday. Vermeulen had to leave the field just after the hour mark in the Springboks’ 28-10 victory over Australia...
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Burger- The impact of the “Beast”

September 28, 2014
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Burger- The impact of the “Beast”

Schalk Burger made a massive impact as a substitute for the Springboks against the Wallabies, writes MARK KEOHANE for SArugbymag.co.za Schalk Burger is a beast. What a pleasure to have been at Newlands on Saturday to view Burger’s incredible influence on the fortunes of the Springboks. A little more than a year ago I wrote...
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Jean: ‘We were unstoppable’

September 28, 2014
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Jean: ‘We were unstoppable’

Jean de Villiers believes his charges produced one of the great Springbok attacking performances at Newlands this past Saturday. JON CARDINELLI reports for SArugbymag.co.za The Boks scored 20 points in the final 10 minutes of Saturday’s game. It was during this period where they not only secured the result, but the bonus point for...
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Carr, Senatla and Gqoboka to work with Springboks

September 22, 2014
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Carr, Senatla and Gqoboka to work with Springboks

The promising trio of Nizaam Carr, Seabelo Senatla and Lizo Gqoboka have been invited to join the Springboks squad for on and off-field sessions in Cape Town in the next three days. The Springboks start their preparations for the final two matches in the Castle Lager Rugby Championship in Cape Town on Monday morning....
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Etzebeth’s education continues

September 21, 2014
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Etzebeth’s education continues

Eben Etzebeth isn’t your average 22-year-old. South Africa’s young lock is viewed as absolutely pivotal to the team’s future. That’s not a status which is simply handed out either. In his 27 caps so far, Etzebeth has seamlessly fitted into Test rugby – By: Planet Rugby We seem to live in an age of...
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All eyes on Meyer’s Boks at Newlands

September 21, 2014
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All eyes on Meyer’s Boks at Newlands

This coming weekend we will resume the Rugby Championship and all eyes will be on Heyneke Meyer selection for the clash with Australia.    New Zealand will travel to Buenos Aires to take on a much improved Argentinian side and the Springboks will host the Australia team at Newlands in Cape Town. It is all...
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Schalla called up for Louw

September 17, 2014
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Schalla called up for Louw

Experienced and versatile loose forward Schalk Burger has been called up to the Springbok squad for the final two Tests in the Rugby Championship for the injured Francois Louw. Burger, capped 71 times for the Springboks, will play for his Japanese club, Suntory, on Friday and join the squad in Cape Town as soon...
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Francois Louw out !!

September 16, 2014
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Francois Louw out !!

Springbok flank Francois Louw has been ruled out of the remainder of the Castle Lager Rugby Championship with a pinched nerve in his neck. He picked up the injury during last Saturday’s Test against New Zealand in Wellington and the extent of the injury was confirmed after Louw went for scans and saw a...
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All Blacks spoil Jean 100th

September 14, 2014
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All Blacks spoil Jean 100th

The Springboks took the All Blacks the full eighty minutes to win another epic test match between these two rugby rivals.  Must say it is very satisfying for once that we can actually talk about the players performances after a test match and not any controversial referee decisions. One must give credit to the...
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Pietersen replaces injured Pienaar for Springboks

September 14, 2014
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Pietersen replaces injured Pienaar for Springboks

  Experienced Test back JP Pietersen has been called up to the Springbok squad in place of the injured Ruan Pienaar. Pienaar injured his medial cruciate knee ligaments in Saturday’s Castle Lager Rugby Championship Test against New Zealand in Wellington and has been ruled out for the remainder of the competition. Pietersen, a stalwart...
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Mallett, “Pollard is the real deal”

September 14, 2014
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Mallett, “Pollard is the real deal”

What former Springbok coach NICK MALLETT had to say on SuperSport about the Springboks’ loss to the All Blacks in Wellington – By www.sarugbymag.co.za   ‘This was an absolutely wonderful Test match. It was what all rugby players and supporters want to see or be involved in. The referee was outstanding...
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Meyer answer questions on his selection for All Black test

September 10, 2014
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Meyer answer questions on his selection for All Black test

Springbok head coach Heyneke Meyer answer some questions on his selections for the Boks who will play the High Flying All Blacks this Saturday.
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Six classic tests: All Blacks v Springboks

September 10, 2014
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Six classic tests: All Blacks v Springboks

The All Blacks will face the Springboks for the 88th time in history and the first time this year in Wellington on Saturday. Here are six of the more notable clashes between the two fierce rivals since the year 2000 as seen by Ben Hill from NZ Herald  2002: New Zealand 30 South Africa...
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Habana fourth Springbok to reach 100 test

September 3, 2014
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Habana fourth Springbok to reach 100 test

Bryan Habana will on Saturday become the fourth Springbok and 33rd player overall to play in 100 Tests when South Africa take on Australia in the third round of the Castle Lager Rugby Championship at Patersons Stadium in Perth (kickoff 12h05 SA time). The 31-year-old Habana, who made his debut for South Africa against...
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‘Ek sal nie gaan lê’- Juan Smith

August 27, 2014
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‘Ek sal nie gaan lê’- Juan Smith

Wat my gelukkigste dag ooit in die Springbok-trui moes wees, was toe my donkerste dag van my rugbyloopbaan.” – vertel Juan Smith Die Volksblad Só het ’n teleurgestelde Juan Smith Maandag gesê wat met sy aankoms in Suid-Afrika ook onder kritiek moes deurloop, omdat hy nie die volkslied in Saterdag se toets in die...
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Springbok squad named for Australasian tour

August 25, 2014
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Springbok squad named for Australasian tour

Victor Matfield is over his injury problems and will rejoin the Springbok squad when they get together for the Australasian leg of the Castle Lager Rugby Championship, while Marcel van der Merwe has been called up for the injured Frans Malherbe. Furthermore, Willem Alberts has also been drafted back into the squad, pending a...
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Boks under no illusion

August 25, 2014
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Boks under no illusion

With the whole rugby public clearly upset with the performance of the Springboks these past two weeks, Jean de Villiers and his team is under no illusion that they have a massive step up to make to challenge the Australians and All Blacks. On the Springboks arrival back from their narrow win in Salta,...
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Springbok bench makes the difference in Salta

August 24, 2014
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Springbok bench makes the difference in Salta

  Springbok captain Jean de Villiers praised the impact made by the South African replacements as they recorded a hard-fought 33-31 Castle Lager Rugby Championship victory over a gallant Argentina in Salta on Saturday afternoon. With 20 minutes to go, the home team led by 28-16, but tries in the final quarter by right...
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Juan’s perfect return

August 20, 2014
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Juan’s perfect return

Juan Smith will complete a remarkable return to international rugby when he runs out for the Springboks against Argentina in Salta on Saturday, in the second Test of the Castle Lager Incoming Series (kick-off 21h40 SA time). Smith’s inclusion at flank is one of three changes to the starting XV, with a further four...
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Beast, Jannie need a rest!

August 19, 2014
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Beast, Jannie need a rest!

Last week we spoke about the conditioning of our Springbok players,  Adnaan Mohamed from Sport24 website fear that we have overplayed some of our Boks already and they are in desperate need of some rest…   The Springboks missed an ideal opportunity to put the pressure on New Zealand and Australia after the latter two...
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Preview : South Africa vs Argentina

August 15, 2014
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Preview : South Africa vs Argentina

The Springboks kick of their 2014 Castle Rugby Championship campaign with a fixture against the Pumas at Loftus Versveld Pretoria by Clayton Saville
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Player welfare paramount for Boks

August 14, 2014
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Player welfare paramount for Boks

At first glance the Springbok team named by Meyer looks like the best we can put on the field at this stage considering the injuries. Let’s be honest, this is a strong Bok team and should have no problem with putting the Argentinians away at Loftus on Saturday, but that is not really our...
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Springboks vs Argentina : Stats and facts

August 13, 2014
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Some stats and facts about the fixture involving South Africa and Argentina
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De Allende to make Springbok debut

August 13, 2014
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De Allende to make Springbok debut

Damian de Allende will make his Springbok debut next to returning national captain Jean de Villiers when South Africa open their Castle Lager Rugby Championship campaign against Argentina at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Saturday (kick-off 17h00). De Villiers is one of three returning Springboks who played no part in the Castle Lager Incoming...
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Springboks donate R15,000 to CMR Derdepoort

August 12, 2014
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Springboks donate R15,000 to CMR Derdepoort

Three Springboks visited the CMR Derdepoort day-care centre in Pretoria on Tuesday where they donated R15,000 from their internal players’ fund to this non-profit organisation for children, families and communities in need. The Springboks are currently in Pretoria where they are preparing to face Argentina in the opening Test of the 2014 Castle Lager...
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Expectations high for Springboks – Jean

August 6, 2014
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Expectations high for Springboks – Jean

With the Super Rugby that finished last weekend and no South African team contesting the final many will be wondering what to expect from the Springboks in this year’s Castle Rugby Championships. Springbok captain Jean de Villiers has made it clear that his focus for team is clearly to beat the All Blacks as...
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Juan Smith drafted into Springbok squad

August 6, 2014
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Juan Smith drafted into Springbok squad

Experienced international forward Juan Smith has been drafted into the Springboks’ squad preparing for the Castle Lager Rugby Championship. Smith is a Rugby World Cup winner in 2007 who has 69 Test caps to his name. He will join the squad in Johannesburg as replacement following confirmation that Victor Matfield will miss the opening...
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