No excuses from the Springboks at post match conference – Video

Rassie Erasmus praised the All Blacks after their win against the Boks. Saying that the Boks did not lose the game, New Zealand won it.   Erasmus was confident that the Boks could still win the world cup even after this loss.  Rassie also did not want to comment on the quarter finals, stating that the Boks need to focus on their next game to Italy.   Watch the post match press conference here:       Popular Now: – Load-shedding could spoil rugby world cup for viewers watching at…

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Brave Boks lose to two magnificent tries by the All Blacks

What a match!   It started with the Boks dominating the first 20 minutes but a missed penalty by Pollard seemed to change the momentum. After a mistake by Faf de Klerk, the All Blacks pounced and scored 2 tries within minutes of each other going into the break with a 17 – 3 lead. The Springboks had a good second half fighting back but the deficit was just too great to conquer and eventually came out as 23- 13 winners. The All Blacks were deserving winners after their 2…

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73% of Springbok Supporters Believe that Jerome Garces will Favour the All Blacks

In a recent poll on the Springbokfans FB page, more than 73% of fans believed that French official, Jerome Garces,  will favour the All Blacks.       This came after a shocking statistic revealed that the Springboks have only won 31% of their games under Garces. According to a report by Sport24, Saturday’s match will be Garces’ 53rd Test – and the 14th he’s been in charge of the Springboks. In the 13 Tests to date, the Springboks have only won four. That’s a 31% win record for the…

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Load-shedding could spoil rugby world cup for viewers watching at home.

South African fans might be in for another nasty  “black-out” surprise as Eskom warned municipalities to brace for load-shedding from the end of September and through-out October according to the DA.   The opposition party’s public enterprises spokesperson, Natasha Mazzone, has written to Eskom chair Jabu Mabuza asking him to confirm that the utility has issued a warning to municipalities. Her letter on Tuesday asked Mabuza for confirmation within 24 hours. When it failed to arrive, she issued a statement on Thursday saying Eskom seemed   yet again set to…

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South African born Matsushima scores a hat-trick for Japan in World Cup win over Russia

Tokyo – Kotaro Matsushima 松島 幸太朗 scored a sizzling hat-trick as hosts Japan recovered from a torrid start to thrash Russia 30-10 in their Rugby World Cup clash on Friday.   Japan’s prolific winger became the first player to score three tries in a World Cup opening game after a brilliant solo effort with just over 10 minutes left in Tokyo.   The Brave Blossoms looked to have caught stage fright in the Pool A clash and found themselves behind after just five minutes before Matsushima came to the rescue…

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Gareth Thomas, former Wales and Lions Captain reveals he has HIV

Former Wales rugby captain Gareth Thomas has revealed that he is HIV positive, declaring via Twitter that he wants to “break the stigma” around the condition.   The ex-British & Irish Lions wing, who was captain for the second and third tests against New Zealand in 2005, also said that he wants to show how people with HIV are misrepresented as “walking around with walking sticks who are close to dying”. He also spoke about the “shame” and “fear” of keeping his condition secret.   In a BBC Wales documentary…

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The Springboks are putting in the hard work on the training field in Japan [WATCH VIDEO]

Rassie said yesterday that the Springboks are now really feeling the World Cup atmosphere in Japan and on the training field the Boks have been putting in the hard work.   Arriving for training     Putting in the hard work       Popular now: – Springbok Stories – The story of inspirational Springbok Captain, Siya Kolisi   Please leave your questions and comments below:    

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Springbok Stories – The story of inspirational Springbok Captain, Siya Kolisi

Growing up in Zwide, Port Elizabeth, Siya Kolisi endured nights where he would go to sleep on an empty stomach. But that didn’t stop the Springbok captain from chasing his dreams and inspiring millions of South Africans.       POPULAR NOW – Former Springbok Coach Peter de Villiers refuses to support the Boks because of Etzebeth racism and assault allegations   Please leave your questions and comments below:  

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Springbok Legend, Os Du Randt to be inducted into World Rugby Hall of Fame

Legendary former Springbok prop Os du Randt is set to be inducted in the World Rugby Hall of Fame.   Rugby’s governing body on Friday announced that Du Randt will be one of six legends inducted at the World Rugby Awards in Tokyo on November 3 – the day after the World Cup final. It was reported by Sport 24 that Du Randt, alongside New Zealand duo Richie McCaw and Graham Henry, as well as Shiggy Konno (Japan), Peter Fatialofa (Samoa) and Diego Ormaechea (Uruguay) will receive Hall of Fame…

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Former Springbok Coach Peter de Villiers refuses to support the Boks because of Etzebeth racism and assault allegations

In an exclusive interview with Planet Rugby, De Villiers, who coached the two-time world champions from 2008 to 2011, revealed that he finds it difficult to support his former side after allegations of racism were made against Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth shortly before the team’s departure for the global showpiece in Japan.   De Villiers feels the 79-Test second-rower should’ve been suspended by SA Rugby pending an investigation by the organisation into the allegations against him. De Villiers said:   An internal investigation into the matter would have been the…

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