Springbok captain, Siya Kolisi’s father takes first trip abroad to watch RWC final

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi will have a special man watching him from the stands of the Yokohama Stadium in Japan when he leads out the Boks in Saturday’s Rugby World Cup final against England.   The match will also be Siya’s 50th in a Bok jersey, having made his debut against Scotland in Nelspruit in 2013. The special man will be his father, Fezakele Kolisi   Rachel Kolisi announced the news on her Instagram…       Popular now: – Totalsports removes Eben Etzebeth posters ahead of Rugby WC final…

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Springbok scrumhalf nominated for prestigious award by World Rugby

Springbok scrumhalf Herschel Jantjies has been recognised for his stunning debut season by being nominated as one of three contenders for the title World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year.   Jantjies has been nominated with England wing Joe Cokanasiga and flyhalf Romain Ntamack of France for the prestigious award, which is now in its fifth year. The winner will be named in Tokyo on Sunday at the World Rugby Awards.       In their nomination, World Rugby said of the 23-year-old Western Province star:   Few people knew…

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Totalsports removes Eben Etzebeth posters ahead of Rugby WC final – Fan Outrage…

The decision to remove a poster from 300 stores has caused an outcry among rugby fans who have threatened to stop supporting the brand.   Sports retail chain Totalsports has removed posters of Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth from 300 stores. The chain, which is part of the Foschini group, appears to be reacting to some kind of controversy or outcry.   The media controversy surrounding Eben Etzebeth has been felt in our stores. As a brand, we don’t do controversies, we do sport. We made the decision to remove his…

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Cape Town to host 2022 Rugby World Cup Sevens

Cape Town will host the next Rugby World Cup Sevens in 2022, World Rugby announced on Tuesday, marking the first time the event has been held in Africa.   The coastal city was awarded the tournament at a time of rising fortunes for sevens rugby, which made its Olympic debut in 2016 and will return for the Tokyo Games next year. The three-day event will be held at the 55 000-capacity Cape Town Stadium in September 2022, World Rugby said after a meeting of the World Rugby Council in Tokyo.…

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Jerome Garces to ref RWC2019 final

Frenchman Jerome Garces has been appointed as referee for Saturday’s Rugby World Cup final between South Africa and England in Yokohama.   Kick-off is scheduled for 2 November – 11:00 (SA time) Garces will be assisted by compatriot Romain Poite and New Zealand’s Ben O’Keeffe, with another Kiwi, Ben Skeen, the television match official (TMO).   Garces told the official Rugby World Cup website that he was “honoured and delighted” to be appointed to referee the final.   It is a dream as a referee, but this is a team…

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Springboks overtake All Blacks in World Rugby Rankings after beating Wales – Highlights

The Springboks have moved up to second place in the latest World Rugby rankings.   This follows the completion of the past weekend’s Rugby World Cup semi-finals. England’s 19-7 win over New Zealand saw them surge to the top, while South Africa’s 19-16 win over Wales saw them move up two spots into second, with the All Blacks dropping from first to third and Wales moving down a spot to fourth.   Watch: South Africa vs Wales – Highlights       Top 20 in the latest World Rugby rankings:…

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I’m coming to lift the RWC trophy – Ramaphosa to Kolisi

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has told Springbok skipper Siya Kolisi to book his ticket to Japan so he can lift the Webb Ellis Cup.   I must say that I’m so proud of you and the team as well. You guys have done extremely well,” said Ramaphosa, as Kolisi thanked him. I just wanted to wish you well for the semi-final and I know you will do extremely well. You’ve got 57 million South Africans standing behind you. I’m coming to the final, I’m coming to lift the Webb…

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England powers the All Blacks out of RWC 2019

EA power display by England forwards and a superior strategy by Eddie Jones sent the All Blacks home. England dominated the match from start to finish winning 19 -7. It was a tense affair straight off the bat as England had a response prepared for the Haka.     Popular now: – Springboks will dominate with their forwards – Pollard   Please leave your questions and comments below:    

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Springboks will dominate with their forwards – Pollard

Springbok flyhalf Handre Pollard says the Springboks will look to dominate Wales through their forwards on Sunday.   The Boks will take on the Welsh in Yokohama in the 2019 Rugby World Cup semi-final for a spot in the final against either New Zealand or England.  Given the style South Africa have employed at the tournament so far, there is likely to once again be a huge emphasis on their kicking game on Sunday and that is where Pollard and scrumhalf Faf de Klerk will be key to a Springbok…

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Will Naas Botha replace Rassie Erasmus as Springbok coach?

Rassie Erasmus does not expect to be serving as head coach of the national side by the time the British & Irish Lions tour South Africa in 2021.   According to a report by sport24, Rassie has hinted that he will not continue in his current role. Erasmus has had to double-up as head coach the past two years to prepare the Boks for the ongoing 2019 Rugby World Cup, but listening to him talk ahead of Sunday’s semi-final against Wales, it sounds like Erasmus is sticking to the plan…

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