Rugby World Cup 2019: All the thrills and spills


Why Boks will make sure they are on ref Jérôme Garcès' good side

The last time the Springboks played in Yokohama‚ they lost 23-13 to the All Blacks.

By Liam Del Carme

Kolbe’s troublesome ankle casts doubt over availability for semi

Cheslin Kolbe’s troublesome ankle is casting an ominous shadow over his availability for Sunday’s Rugby World Cup ...

By Liam Del Carme

Faf de Klerk admits the Springboks see the things said about them on ...

He is no show pony and he is used to the flak. Faf de Klerk takes it all in his short stride.

By Liam Del Carme

Springboks dismiss claims they are taking semi opponents Wales lightly

The notion that Wales are being taken lightly was soundly dismissed by Springbok loose forward Francois Louw on ...

By Liam Del Carme

Ex-NZ boss Mitchell hints All Blacks 'spying' on England

England were holding a training session on Tuesday when an unidentified cameraman was spotted in one of the residential ...


Lomu, a Russian prince and a draw: England v NZ classics

The teams have met 41 times since their first encounter in 1905, the All Blacks dominating the fixture with 33 wins to ...


Demos, mud, new stadium: South Africa v Wales classics

The Springboks have won 28 of the 35 games the two sides have played since the inaugural match in 1906, Wales winning ...


Why Jerome Garces appointment to referee Wales vs Boks World Cup semi ...

So the accent again falls on Monsieur Jérôme Garcès ahead of a Springbok Test.

By Liam Del Carme

Injury cloud follows Wales to Tokyo ahead of Bok clash

Wales arrived here to overcast skies in preparation for their Rugby World Cup semifinal against the Springboks on ...

By Liam Del Carme

'Personally‚ Rassie has made a massive difference‚' says Bok Bongi Mbonambi

At first he was hesitant but then Springbok hooker Bongi Mbonambi spelled out why coach Rassie Erasmus has made the ...

By Liam Del Carme

Rugby ref sorry for 'inappropriate' photo, stood down for World Cup semis

But the apology was not quite enough as World Rugby confirmed that the South African official was not considered for ...


Wallabies skipper defends outgoing coach, vows turnaround

Michael Cheika called time on his five-year tenure after his side's 40-16 loss to old rivals England, capping a ...


SA's Rugby World Cup referee Jaco Peyper in hot water after picture hits ...

In a twist of irony‚ the actions of South Africa’s top referee Jaco Peyper are now in the sharp focus of World Rugby ...

By Liam Del Carme

Springbok Makazole Mapimpi gets all the love on Twitter: 'He is the best'

South Africans are raving about the Springboks finishing off their rivals and hosts Japan on Sunday, in a win which has ...

By Cebelihle Bhengu

Expect maul of the same from the Springbok pack

Expect more‚ if not maul of the same‚ when the Springboks take on Wales in the Rugby World Cup semifinals down the road ...

By Liam Del Carme

Duane Vermeulen fires back at the critics: Get off Faf de Klerk’s back!

Get off Faf de Klerk’s back‚ hulking teammate Duane Vermeulen urged critics after the Springboks reached the Rugby ...

By Liam Del Carme

'Japan really stretched us‚' admits Duane Vermeulen

Their first half struggles against Japan meant the Springboks went into halftime with a negative mindset in their Rugby ...

By Liam Del Carme

Rassie Erasmus: Boks need to concentrate if they want to win RWC

The Springboks must learn to concentrate for 80 minutes if they are going to win the Rugby World Cup‚ coach Rassie ...

By Liam Del Carme

New Zealand 'beatable', insists England coach Jones

England are daring to dream in Japan after smashing Australia 40-16 in Oita, but Jones knows his side have a mountain ...


Defence wins matches: what we learnt from SA's win

Here are five things we learned from the Springboks' ultimately comprehensive win at Tokyo Stadium:





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The Springboks sing the national anthem before facing Argentina in the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

The All Blacks do the haka before playing against SA at Twickenham in the 2015 Rugby World Cup semifinal.


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