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Springbok World Cup Winning Duo To Join Munster Next Season [Report]

Damian De Allende Munster

According to reports this evening, Munster are set to sign two World Cup-winning Springboks ahead of the 2020/21 season.  The Irish Times report that Munster have secured the signature of powerful centre Damian de Allende. The 27-year-old scored a crucial try in the Boks’ semi-final victory over Wales before putting in a solid defensive shift against England in the final. …

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What is South Africa’s strongest XV without the quota system?

New Zealand v South Africa

The South African government’s ‘Strategic Transformation policy’, which has as its objective to see 50% of Springbok’s squad made up of non-white players by 2019, has caused plenty of controversy. But what would South Africa’s national team look like without quotas? We take a look at South Africa’s strongest XV without the quota system: 15. Cheslin Kolbe: One of South Africa’s …

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Ireland Dealt Massive Injury Blow Ahead Of Final South Africa Test

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 19: Joe Schmidt the head coach of Ireland watches over his team warm up prior to kickoff during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and Scotland at the Aviva Stadium on March 19, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Ireland centre Robbie Henshaw has been ruled out of Ireland’s third and final Test against South Africa due to a knee injury, as reported by the Irish Independent.  The Pro 12 winner flew back to Ireland last night to undergo surgery on his knee cartilage, which he injured during Ireland’s 32-26 defeat in Johannesburg on Saturday. The 23-year-old will be a huge …

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Ireland Left Sweating Over The Fitness Of Star Centre

Joe Schmidt’s day could be compounded with yet more bad news. The Irish Times are this evening reporting that Robbie Henshaw is a ‘real concern’ ahead of Ireland’s series decider with South Africa next weekend. Henshaw was is noticeable discomfort as the game drew to a conclusion, and was seen receiving treatment on his knee. Although the extent of the …

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Irish Fans Lament As Joe Schmidt’s Side Ran Out Of Gas

Ireland could not hold on during the final ten minutes. Despite holding a commanding half time lead, Ireland were unable to hold on as altitude and fatigue set in among Joe Schmidt’s players. Although Irish supports had prepared themselves for a backlash, the Springboks looked rudderless throughout the first half. Ireland raced into a half time lead, disrupting the Springboks momentum …

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South Africa Unveil Team To Face Ireland

Springbok Coach Allister Coetzee Portrait Session

Allister Coetzee has named his first Springbok squad. Alastair Coetzee has ushered in his reign as South African coach, by selecting six players who were not involved at the World Cup. However of the six, only Faf de Klerk is the only uncapped player named in the Springboks XV. Although South Africa were involved in a dispute over Duane Vermeulen’s release from …

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South Africa Include World Cup Stars In Their Olympic Sevens Squad

The Springboks Olympic Sevens squad is packed with World Cup stars. Bryan Habana, Damian de Allende and Lwazi Mvovo are amongst a host of 15 a side players included in South Africa’s Olympic Sevens squad. The trio will be joined by fellow internationals; Juan de Jongh, Warren Whiteley, Cornal Hendricks, Oupa Mohoje, Francois Hougaard and Ryan Kankowski at a three week Sevens training …

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5 Reasons Why South Africa Could Shock New Zealand Tomorrow

There is no doubting this New Zealand side are raging hot favourites to progress to the final of the Rugby World Cup with a win over South Africa tomorrow. With arguably the most complete performance by a side ever at the tournament in the quarter-final, Steve Hansen’s side look to close it out by winning two more games. However, it …

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New Zealand v South Africa: 3 Key Clashes

New Zealand and South Africa will do battle in the World Cup Semi Final on Saturday. Familiarity breeds contempt. And there is no more contemptuous relationship in world rugby than the All Blacks and the ‘Boks. The pair have met each other 90 times down the years, and South Africa are the only team to be able to boast a …

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WATCH: South African TV Analyse Which Centre Pairing The Springboks Need

With the wooden spoon looming for the Springboks, SuperSport take a look at who the Springboks need to avoid embarrassment and feature in the Rugby World Cup.  With Springbok captain Jean de Villiers’ return imminent, SuperSport anchor Xola Ntshinga and commentator Kaunda Ntunja discuss how this might impact the promising partnership of Damian de Allende and Jesse Kriel ahead of …

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What’s Up With New Zealand’s Defence?

Although New Zealand defeated South Africa last weekend, question marks remain over their defence In the lead up to New Zealand’s clash with the Springboks, Steve Hansen protested against the advantage held by the attacking side in the maul. Consequently many expected South Africa to be merciless in an area where Argentina had dominated the All Blacks. However Heyneke Meyer instructed his side to challenge New Zealand …

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