France pip Springboks in Marseille thriller | The Citizen

Two red cards, one to Pieter-Steph du Toit in the first half and one to Antoine Dupont in the second, highlighted a desperate 30-26 (halftime 16-10) win for France over the Springboks in their end-of-year-tour match at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille on Saturday night. It was a wild match that saw the Boks fightback … Read more

Ireland took their chances, Springboks didn’t – Siya Kolisi | The Citizen

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi admitted that the age-old problem of the Springboks being unable to take their opportunities once again returned to haunt them as they went down 19-16 against Ireland in their end-of-year-tour match at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday night. The Boks were on top of the hosts in the possession … Read more

Ireland edge Springboks in tight encounter at the Aviva | The Citizen

Ireland did enough in the end to hold on to a tight 19-16 win over the Springboks in their end-of-year-tour match at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday night. It was an error strewn performance from the Boks, who were disappointing for large sections of the game, while a top start to the second half gave … Read more

Ireland v Springboks: Three key elements to watch in tour opener | The Citizen

Ireland, the number one ranked team in the world, take on South Africa the World Cup holders in what should be an epic Autumn international Test on Saturday at Lansdowne Road. Adding spice to an already intriguing encounter in Dublin is the fact that they are both in the same pool at the Rugby World … Read more

Springboks throwing Kolbe into pressure cooker against Ireland | The Citizen

Star utility back Cheslin Kolbe will be firmly thrown into the pressure cooker by the Springboks when they take on Ireland at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday night. It is Kolbe’s first international game back from the injury he picked up against Wales in July, and he has been selected at fullback, in … Read more

Springboks now playing with fire after Joseph Dweba omission | The Citizen

It seems the Springboks haven’t learnt from their recent flyhalf crisis, where a raft of injuries and players being unavailable has seen them dig deep into their bag of utility backs to fill the void. Heading over to Europe for their end-of-year-tour the Boks have only picked two specialist hookers in Malcolm Marx and Bongi … Read more

Four Springboks who knocked the door down in the Rugby Championship | The Citizen

The next Springbok squad will be named in October for the end-of-year tour and here are four players who knocked the door down during the Rugby Championship and must be included in the group for the Tests against Ireland, France, Italy and England. Jasper Wiese The Leicester Tigers loose forward turns 27 in October and … Read more

Springboks beat Argentina, but lose out on Rugby Champs title | The Citizen

It was a night of mixed emotions for the Springboks as they picked up a deserved 38-21 win over Argentina, but missed out what they needed to clinch the Rugby Championship, leaving the All Blacks as champions for 2022. Needing a bonus point and a massive points difference win of 40 points to claim the … Read more