03/11/2019 - Springboks - Springboks Collect Three World Rugby Awards - A stellar year for the Springboks was triumphantly crowned on Sunday evening when the team collected the three top awards in the World Rugby Awards at a glittering event in Tokyo. Rassie Erasmus was named as Coach of the Year, the Springboks were named Team of the Year
02/11/2019 - Springboks - Erasmus: “It was our privilege to give hope” - The mastermind behind the Springboks’ inspirational Rugby World Cup campaign, said it had been a privilege for the team to attempt to give South Africa a moment of hope. Rassie Erasmus, South Africa’s director of rugby, said after the team’s ultimately crushing, 32-
02/11/2019 - Springboks - Springboks Conquer The World - South Africa won their third World Cup as they overwhelmed an England side that started the final as favourites with 32-12. A war of of attrition was expected, and that’s what we’ve got. But far from being dull, it was a brutal but absorbing contest.
01/11/2019 - Springboks - Two Springboks Nominated For World Rugby Men's 15s Player Of The Year - Two Springboks was amongst the six nominees for World Rugby Men's 15's Player Of the Year announced earlier today. The nominees for World Rugby Men’s 15s Player of the Year are Pieter-Steph du Toit (South Africa), Tom Curry
31/10/2019 - Springboks - Rassie Resign As Springbok Coach - Springbok Head Coach Rassie Erasmus confirmed that he will step down after Saturday's World Cup final against England in Yokohama. He will then concentrate on his role as Director of Rugby at SA Rugby. "It’s probably my last Test match," Erasmus said. ‘It’s an emotional one. I didn’t
31/10/2019 - Springboks - Eddie Jones Announce Unchanged Starting XV - Eddi Jones, Head Coach of England announced an unchanged starting XV that beat New Zealand in the semi-final last weekend. Ben Spencer is named as a replacement and is in line to play his first game in the Rugby World Cup having replaced injured Willi Heinz earlier this week.
31/10/2019 - Springboks - Kolbe Returns In Only Springbok Change For RWC Final - Fit-again wing Cheslin Kolbe returns to the Springbok team in the only change to the match 23 for Saturday’s Rugby World Cup final against England at Yokohama International Stadium (kick off 11h00 SA time). He regains the right wing berth from stand-in
30/10/2019 - Springboks - England Will Stand Up Against Springboks' Physicality - Mitchell - John Mitchell, England's defence coach believes his England team have what it takes to stand up to the physical threat of South Africa. Mitchell added that England was excited by the week ahead and stressed no-one inside the camp was getting carried
30/10/2019 - Springboks - Herchel Jantjies Nominated For World Rugby Award - Three countries are represented in the nominees for the World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year 2019 award. The nominees for this prestigious award, now in its fifth year, are Joe Cokanasiga (England), Herschel Jantjies (South Africa) and Romain Ntamack (France).
29/10/2019 - Springboks - Kolbe The Only Change For Final Against England - Rassie Erasmus, South Africa’s director of rugby, surprised media with his open-ness at Tuesday’s media conference at the team’s Tokyo Bay hotel as final week kicked off in earnest. “The big thing is that we’ve only got two days of training sessions so not a lot will change,” said Erasmus.
29/10/2019 - Springboks - Kolbe Fit For World Cup Final - Rassie Erasmus. Head coach of the Springboks announced that all 31 players in Japan are fit and will participate in the practice today. Kolbe missed the semi-finals against Wales due to an ankle injury and should play a major role in South Africa's attempt to win the World Cup for the third time.
28/10/2019 - Springboks - Erasmus Credits Players For RWC Final Appearance - Rassie Erasmus heaped praise on his Springbok players for carrying South Africa to a third Rugby World Cup final in an achingly tense semi-final with Wales in Yokohama on Sunday. The Springboks were never behind in their 19-16 victory, but resilient Wales refused to
27/10/2019 - Springboks - Springboks Beat Wales To Secure Spot In Final Against England - South Africa confirmed that they are the best of the two worse teams that ever qualified for a World Rugby Cup semi-final after they defeated Wales with 19-16 to proceed to the final against overwhelming favourite England. The Springbok's win over Wales was far from
27/10/2019 - Springboks - “This is for you South Africa” – Kolisi - “I have seen what winning a World Cup does for our country,” said captain Siya Kolisi. “I am old enough to remember the 2007 World Cup [he was 16] and I remember what it did for the country then and I know what it will do for the country now.
26/10/2019 - Springboks - England Overpower New Zealand In Their March To World Cup Final - England secured their place in the 2019 World Championship's final with a 19-7 win in a match that exceeded all expectations. England made the perfect start with Tuilagi’s try inside 100 seconds making it the fastest try scored against the All Blacks in World Cup history.
25/10/2019 - Springboks - Is Jake White Joining This Aunty? - World Cup-winning coach Jake White is concerned the Springboks has had an overly straightforward run to their semi-final against Wales on Sunday. "South Africa has had it easy so far. They will know that. They were always going to come second in their pool and then they got
25/10/2019 - Springboks - Halfpenny Replaces Williams For Showdown With Springboks - Coach Warren Gatland made three changes to the team that beat France, fit-again Jonathan Davies returns in the centre for the semi-final against South Africa on Sunday. Wales full-back Liam Williams has been ruled out of the Rugby World Cup and will
24/10/2019 - Springboks - Nkosi Replaces Kolbe In Only Change - Exciting young wing Sbu Nkosi has been drafted into the Springbok starting line-up for Sunday’s gripping Rugby World Cup semi-final against Wales at the Yokohama International Stadium (kick-off 18h00 local time, 11h00 SA time). Nkosi replaces the hot-stepping Cheslin Kolbe who
24/10/2019 - Springboks - Vermeulen Banks On Experience For Welsh Semi-Final - The experience of playing in a Rugby World Cup semi-final will bolster the Springboks’ chances in Sunday’s nation-stopping showdown with Wales, believes No 8 Duane Vermeulen. The Test veteran is one of the 10 survivors in the current Springbok squad who
24/10/2019 - Springboks - Faf Explains Why - Fans have urged De Klerk – who was named Player of the Match against the host nation - to bin the box-kick, which they say is a waste of possession. But the half-back, who was regarded as a ball-playing runner when he first arrived on the test scene in 2016, has explained the rationale behind his actions.
22/10/2019 - Jaco Peyper's "Sorry" Means Nothing - Jaco Peyper was found guilty by World Rugby of being human after he appeared in a photo with Wales fans seemingly mocking France lock Sebastien Vahaamahina. World Rugby confirmed that the match officials selection committee did not consider Jaco Peyper for selection this weekend. Peyper recognised
22/10/2019 - Springboks - Jérôme Garcès (France) Will Referee Wales vs South Africa - World Rugby has announced the match officials for the Rugby World Cup 2019 semi-finals at International Stadium Yokohama this weekend. Nigel Owens (Wales) will take charge of England versus New Zealand on Saturday (17:00 JST) with Romain Poite and Pascal
21/10/2019 - Top Four Ranked Nations To Compete Semi-Finals At Rugby World Cup - The top four nations in the World Rugby Men's Rankings will contest the Rugby World Cup 2019 semi-finals after South Africa climbed one place to fourth on the back of ending the dreams of hosts Japan. New Zealand are the only team to remain stationary in the top
20/10/2019 - Springboks - Boks Qualify For Semi-Finals Against Wales In Japan - The Springboks qualifies for the first semi-final next weekend Sunday against Wales at the International Stadium Yokohoma at 11:00 South African time. If one must be brutally honest after the display in the quareter-finals neither Wales nor South Africa could remotely stand a
19/10/2019 - Springboks - Japan, Reinventing The Game Or Just A Storm In A Tea Cup? - Japan in Japan is on everybody's lips and fast becoming the popular option for the supporters who's teams were already eliminated. Some serious claims are made crediting Japan with rewriting the playbook of rugby with fleet feet and silky skills.
18/10/2019 - Springboks - Japan Makes One Change For Springboks - Second-row Wimpie van der Walt and winger Lomano Lemeki return to the bench alongside number eight Amanaki Lelei Mafi, who is available for the first time since coming off injured against Ireland. Second-row Uwe Helu and flanker Hendrik Tui miss out.
17/10/2019 - Springboks - Springbok Team Announced As Expected - The Springboks have reverted to the starting XV and replacements that recorded a 49-3 victory over Italy a fortnight ago for the do-or-die Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Japan in Tokyo on Sunday. It means 13 changes to the starting XV from the one which concluded the Boks’ pool
17/10/2019 - Springboks - Japan Have An Added Incentive To Beat The Boks - Japan's players and coaches will have an added incentive to write more Rugby World Cup history against South Africa on Sunday - the anniversary of the death of a true legend of their game. Seiji Hirao, a former captain and head coach of the national team, died three years ago this Sunday from cancer, aged 53.
15/10/2019 - Springboks - Wayne Barnes Will Be In Control - “While it is the referees who will get the recognition for the quarter-final appointments, this is a team game. We have an excellent team of referees, assistant referees and TMOs with a strong culture of working together to elevate performances. “As we are looking ahead to the knock-out
15/10/2019 - Springboks - "They Know Who Will Play Japan," Rassie Said - “Every team so far; most of them have improved since the first game. I think we have improved since our first game against the All Blacks and since our game against Japan. And I think Japan are much better which makes for a great contest. “The reason for that Japanese
10/10/2019 - Springboks - We Will Be Ready, No Matter Who Says Erasmus - The Springboks’ quarter-final opponents remain unclear after World Rugby announced the cancellation of the Pool B match between New Zealand and Italy as well as the match between England and France in Pool C. The cancelled matches mean that New Zealand
10/10/2019 - Springboks - Larsen Suspended After Red Card Against The Springboks - Canada replacement Josh Larsen received a red card for an act of foul play contrary to Law 9.20 (dangerous play in a ruck or maul) in Canada’s Rugby World Cup 2019 match against South Africa on 8 October. Larsen attended a disciplinary hearing in Tokyo on
08/10/2019 - Springboks - Boks Qualify For Playoffs In "Style" - The Springboks secured their place in the playoffs of the 2019 World Rugby Champions after they cruised to an 66-07 win over Canada today. The Springboks can now start their preparation for their quarterfinal game against the winner of Pool A, that will be played on Sunday 20
08/10/2019 - Springboks - “100 percent” Kolisi RaringTo Go - Siya Kolisi will lead out the Springboks for the second time in five days on Tuesday – and he’s delighted to have regained full fitness to be able to do it. “Physically I feel good,” he said on the eve of the Springboks final Pool B match against Canada in the port city of Kobe.
06/10/2019 - Springboks - Springboks Change 13 For Canada - Captain Siya Kolisi and centre Damian de Allende reappear for a second successive start while five of the replacements from the victory over Italy (49-3) on Friday are promoted to the starting line-up. They are Frans Steyn (centre), Francois Louw (looseforward), Franco Mostert and
05/10/2019 - Springboks - They Are All OK - South Africa reported no major injury concerns following their decisive 49-3 Pool B victory over Italy at the Shizuoka Stadium ECOPA on Friday. The team travelled by bullet train to Kobe on Saturday with only wing Cheslin Kolbe not absolutely certain to be available for selection for the final pool match
04/10/2019 - Springboks - Boks Qualify In Style For Quarter-Finals - South Africa had to work hard in the first 20 minutes of the game, whereafter they started to pull away from Italy to win (39-3) and secure their place in the quarter-finals of the 2019 Rugby World Championship. South Africa was in complete control at the break leading 17-3.
04/10/2019 - Springboks - Every Game Is A Knockout Game For The Springboks - The high stakes challenge posed by Italy in Friday’s Rugby World Cup Pool B clash has been welcomed by Springbok captain Siya Kolisi. The Springboks must win their showdown in Shizuoka against the Azzurri to keep alive their hopes of reaching the competition’s play