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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Wallabies aiming to break Newlands win drought against Springboks

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 11:04am by AFP

    ... on Saturday. The Springboks are ranked second and the Wallabies third going into the penultimate-round southern hemisphere contest at tradition-steeped Newlands stadium. But the Wallabies would rise ... triumph. Australia turned the tables this month with a 24-23 win in Perth that proved anything but a celebration for Springbok wing Bryan Habana as he reached the 100-cap milestone. He ...

  2. Sport - Rugby

    Springbok standout Jan Serfontein feeling lucky at 13

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 07:05pm

    ... defence coach With no natural outside centre in the Springbok squad, it is a position he fills more out of necessity than by design, but it does mean he gets to play alongside the man he is sure ... often than not and is a great communicator." Springbok defence coach John McFarlane said he has enjoyed watching the progression of Serfontein in the side. "If you look at the quality ...

  3. 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. ...

  4. Sport - Rugby

    Win over All Blacks could change World Cup dynamic, says Springbok Victor Matfield

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 10:35am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Wellington South Africans keen to make statement in Wellington showdown A Springboks victory over New Zealand in the fourth round of the Rugby Championship would go a long way ... beaten them, so it would be great if we can get in their heads that they are not invincible.” The Springboks have not tasted victory over the All Blacks since a month before the last World Cup ...

  5. Sport - Rugby

    Springboks throw Handre Pollard in at deep end against All Blacks

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 10:18am by AFP

    ... after some very impressive performances for the Junior Springboks and I’m sure he can build on that.” Apart from the absence of the high-scoring Steyn, who has scored more points (31) than any ... Springbok captain Jean de Villiers who will on Saturday become the fifth South African to play 100 Tests. “When the big names in South African rugby are mentioned, Jean will forever be among them,” ...

  6. Sport - Rugby

    Springboks wary of wounded Wallabies

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 11:40pm by AFP

    ... combination against the powerful Springboks. The forecast is for wet and windy conditions, giving the South Africans the edge in their traditional dominance of the set piece. We’re not banking on [the Wallabies] holding the scars of last year. They’ve come a long way. We see it as a brand new challenge and a brand new game Springboks skipper Jean de Villiers The Wallabies were smashed 38-12, four ...

  7. Sport - Rugby

    Habana to play 100th test for Springboks

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 10:45pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Perth Winger Bryan Habana will become the fourth Springbok to play 100 tests when South Africa meets Australia in the Rugby Championship in Perth on Saturday. Habana ... for South Africa with 56, fourth best on the all-time list. Bryan [Habana] is a true professional and someone who never gives anything but his best, on the field and off it Springboks coach Heyneke ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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