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  1. Sport - Rugby

    ‘Lucky’ Springboks edge Pumas in thriller

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 02:16pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Salta, Argentina Lucky Springboks edge Pumas in Salta thriller Fly-half Morne Steyn kicked a penalty three minutes from time to earn South Africa a lucky 33-31 win over Argentina in a Rugby Championship thriller. Trailing by 12 points after 56 minutes, a Springboks side given a torrid time in the forward exchanges for much of the match clawed back ...

  2. News - World

    All Blacks beat Springboks 38-27 to retain the Rugby Championship

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 01:04am by AP

    ... JOHANNESBURG (AP) — All Blacks beat Springboks 38-27 to retain the Rugby Championship. ...

  3. Sport - Rugby

    Springboks coach praises young bloods after downing Argentina

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 01:45pm by Reuters

    ... the Springbok coach. His side got off to a far from impressive start in the annual four-nation southern hemisphere competition as lashing rain made any chance of an exciting contest at Loftus Versfeld ... into this [Sydney] match. “I will be happy to keep on winning, even if it is by one point in every match. That is what rugby is all about,” he added. Springbok captain Jean de Villiers blamed the conditions ...

  4. Sport - Rugby

    De Villiers returns from injury to captain Springboks against Argentina

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 10:30pm by AP

    ... row. Matfield was ruled out against Argentina at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday with a knee problem. Veteran lock Bakkies Botha will start alongside De Jager. The Springboks also have prop Tendai ...

  5. Sport - Rugby - INTERNATIONALS

    Springboks break Welsh hearts with 31-30 comeback win

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 01:04am by AP

    ... opposite number Dan Biggar failing with two late dropped goal attempts, the Springboks avoided what would have been a first ever home defeat to Wales. Instead, they recorded their 26th win in 28 ... minutes to play. However, on both occasions when the Springboks looked to have been pushed out of the game, they showed that what Wales could do in 30 minutes, they could do in 10 as their two-try ...

  6. Sport - Rugby - INTERNATIONALS

    Matfield set for Springbok record

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 10:01pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Johannesburg Veteran lock will earn his 112th test cap when he leads South Africa out against Wales Matfield set to make history for Springboks Veteran lock Victor ... powerhouse was named skipper of an experienced Springbok starting line-up, which shows two changes from the team who beat Wales 38-16 in Durban last week. Both changes are in the pack, where Tendai ...

  7. Sport - Rugby - INTERNATIONALS

    Victor Matfield, 37, to cap his return as Boks captain

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 11:03pm by Reuters

    ... will lead the Springboks in the absence of injured regular skipper Jean de Villiers, having last done so at the 2011 World Cup. "Victor's appointment as interim captain is something I thought long and hard about and it wasn't an easy decision to make," Springboks coach Heyneke Meyer said on Tuesday. Victor was a logical option – he knows the pressure associated ...

  8. Sport - Rugby - INTERNATIONALS

    Rampant South Africa smash Scotland in one-sided contest

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 01:53am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Port Elizabeth Springboks run in eight tries as debutant Handre Pollard shines South Africa ran out easy 55-6 winners against Scotland in Port Elizabeth on Saturday, helped by an outstanding performance from Springbok debutant number 10 Handre Pollard. This single test between the two teams, who will be Group B opponents in next Rugby World Cup ...

  9. Sport - Rugby

    Springboks stay a leap ahead of France

    Posted Nov 24th 2013, 11:02am by Reuters

    ... An early try by J.P. Pietersen, 11 points from the boot of Morne Steyn and a late penalty by Pat Lambie meant France lost at home to the Springboks for the first time since 1997. Les Bleus went ... In the 50th minute Huget stuck out an arm to touch the ball over his own line and prevent Francois Louw from scoring for the Springboks. Steyn’s third penalty on the hour earned South Africa ...

  10. Sport

    Springboks keep another clean slate as they crush Scotland

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 11:16am

    ... The Springboks move on to Paris on a roll of two wins out of two from their November tour of Europe, and with their try-line yet to be breached. Having succeeded in shutting out Wales ... giving points away. They put their bodies on the line. It was awesome defence.” The Springboks effectively had victory in the bag at half-time. Tries from Willem Alberts, Willie le Roux and J.P. ...




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