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Injuries hitting Springbok Rugby World Cup plans

Tuesday 5 May 2015

The wear and tear of Super Rugby was clearly evident at a Springbok Rugby World Cup training camp at a Johannesburg college Monday.
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Nineteen uncapped players in Bok training squads


Monday 27 April 2015

The South African national selectors have named two training squads of 44 players each - including 19 uncapped and a number of currently injured players - for the Springboks' first two training camps of the season,
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South Africa plan bid to host 2023 Rugby World Cup


Thursday 5 March 2015

The South African Rugby Union have announced that they plan to submit a bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup
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Seven non-whites in every Bok team from now on


Tuesday 24 February 2015

Former Rugby World Cup champions South Africa will include seven non-white players in 23-man match day squads in the run up to the Rugby World Cup
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Boks' game time to be managed in SuperRugby


Monday 9 February 2015

The South African Rugby Union have come to an agreement with their five Super Rugby franchises over the management of key Springboks through the 2015 Super Rugby season.
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De Villiers begins rehab with World Cup in mind


Monday 19 January 2015

The Springbok medical team as well as their Western Province counterparts have all started working together in order to ensure that Springbok captain Jean de Villiers is given the best chance of making the Rugby World Cup.
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South Africa confirm Rugby Championship venues


Friday 12 December 2014

The South African Rugby Union have confirmed the home venues for the shortened Rugby Championship in 2015 with matches in Johannesburg and Durban.
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Matfield: Springboks must work on decision making


Tuesday 2 December 2014

Springbok vice captain Victor Matfield has said that the South African team's decision making in northern hemisphere conditions will receive serious attention in the build-up to the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
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Jean de Villiers faces lengthy spell out of rugby


Sunday 30 November 2014

Springbok rugby captain Jean de Villiers faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines after he dislocated his knee cap in South Africa's loss to Wales at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday
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De Villiers: Boks are ready for end of year push


Friday 28 November 2014

South Africa captain Jean de Villiers says that the Springboks will need no extra motivation to lift their game and finish the year on a high against Wales.
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South Africa make eight changes for Wales


Wednesday 26 November 2014

South Africa head coach Heyneke Meyer has named a team with eight changes for this weekend's Test against Wales at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.
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Meyer praises young Boks as Botha retires


Tuesday 25 November 2014

South Africa head coach Heyneke Meyer has named a team with eight changes for this weekend's Test against Wales at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.
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Bakkies Botha retires from international rugby


Saturday 22 November 2014

Springbok lock and Rugby World Cup winner Bakkies Botha has announced that he has retired from playing international rugby for South Africa.
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South Africa too strong for Italy in Padua


Saturday 22 November 2014

South Africa scored three tries on their way to beating Italy 6-22 in a one off Test in Padua on Saturday afternoon.
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South Africa make four changes for Italy


Wednesday 19 November 2014

South African head coach Heyneke Meyer has named his team to play Italy with four changes to the side that beat England last week at Twickenham.
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South Africa call up Dreyer for injured Du Plessis


Tuesday 18 November 2014

South Africa's Springboks have called up Golden Lions prop Ruan Dreyer as replacement for Jannie du Plessis who has been ruled out of Saturday's Test against Italy in Padova.
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Heyneke Meyer lauds clinical Springboks


Sunday 16 November 2014

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has lauded his team after they put in a clinical performance to beat England 28-31 at Twickenham in London.
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South Africa extend winning streak over England


Saturday 15 November 2014

South Africa extended their unbeaten run against England to 12 matches with a 28-31 Test victory at Twickenham on Saturday.
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Springboks drop Pollard for England Test


Wednesday 12 November 2014

South Africa head coach Heyneke Meyer has named his Springbok team to face England at Twickenham with five changes including Pat Lambie at fly half.
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Springboks know they have to step up for England


Tuesday 11 November 2014

The Springboks know that they will have to take a big step up this week when they face England at Twickenham after they were beaten 29-15 by Ireland in Dublin.
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South Africa name unchanged team to face Ireland


Wednesday 5 November 2014

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has retained the starting line up that beat New Zealand last month for this weekend's tour opening Test against Ireland in Dublin.
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Pienaar ruled out of Springboks end of year tour


Tuesday 4 November 2014

South Africa's Springboks have ruled scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar out of their end of year tour due to a knee ligament injury and replaced him with Jano Vermaak.
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Springboks delay decision on Pienaar's fitness


Tuesday 4 November 2014

The Springboks have revealed that they will make a decision on the fitness of Ulster and Springboks scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar on Tuesday.
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South Africa name 36 strong squad for NH tour


Monday 27 October 2014

South African head coach Heyneke Meyer has named his 36-man Springbok squad for the end of year tour to the Northern Hemisphere with five newcomers and two returning players.
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De Villiers didn't doubt Lambie would land his kick


Monday 6 October 2014

Springbok Rugby captain Jean de Villiers says that he did not doubt that Patrick Lambie would be able to kick his last-minute penalty to gain their 27-25 victory over the All Blacks at Ellis Park Stadium.
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Rugby Championship Standings
Nation Games Points    
P W L D PF PA PD BP Ttl
1. New Zealand 6 4 1 1 164 91 73 4 22
2. South Africa 6 4 2 0 134 110 24 3 19
3. Australia 6 2 3 1 115 160 -45 1 11
4. Argentina 6 1 5 0 105 157 -52 3 7
                     
Updated each Monday in order to verify with officials
 
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