South Africa Rugby

OPINION: 5 best players for the British & Irish Lions following the tour of South Africa

By Mark Reilly / August 13, 2021 /

The British & Irish lions return home from their test series against world champions South Africa empty handed following a less than entertaining showing from Gatland’s men. However, there were a few members of the travelling team that showed up in a big way. The Lions will look back and rue missed opportunities, arguably in…

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Keith Wood looks ahead to “attritional” Lions Second Test Match against the Springboks in Cape Town

By Mark Reilly / July 30, 2021 /

Former Irish international rugby star Keith Wood spoke about the Lions first test match against South Africa and the upcoming second test against the Springboks this weekend. The Killaloe native who played for Garryowen, Munster, Harlequins and the British and Irish Lions believes the second test will prove even tougher for Warren Gatland’s side as…

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UL Bohemians’ Lynne Cantwell appointed South Africa Women’s High Performance Manager

By Ronan Calvert / February 18, 2021 /

Lynne Canwell has been appointed as South African Rugby’s new high performance manager for women’s rugby. Cantwell played 86 times at outside centre for Ireland and holds a degree in Sports and Exercise Science from UL. The new role comes as SA Rugby look to rejig their women’s rugby strategy in advance of the Rugby…

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Ireland drawn with World Champions and Scotland for 2023 RWC

By Jack Neville / December 14, 2020 /

The draw for the 2023 Rugby World Cup has been mad with Andy Farrell’s Ireland side drawn with the current World Champions, South Africa. Joining them in Pool B is Scotland and a qualifier from each of Europe and Asia/Pacific. The competition will be held in France from September 8 to October 23 in 2023.…

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Snyman and de Allende signings are a major statement

By John Keogh / February 5, 2020 /

THE ANNOUNCEMENT of a new signing always brings hope to fans, but bringing in two World Cup winners signals that Munster aren’t messing around. It had long been rumoured and finally Munster announced last week that Damian de Allende and RG Snyman will join the province on two-year-deals from next season. The duo, who currently…

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Fantastic Four: Munster Alumni win on World Stage

By Ronan Coughlan / November 2, 2019 /

South Africa beat England 32-12 this morning to become 2019 Rugby World Cup Champions. It was an excellent performance which included a significant Munster influence running through the spine of the entire team. The Springboks dominated at the set-piece and kept the scoreboard ticking over throughout thanks to the boot of Handrè Pollard. The talented…

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Botha dream to wear the Springbok Jersey again

By Ronan Coughlan / October 31, 2019 /

Arno Botha, now in his second season with Munster, still holds hopes of playing for the Springboks again but on Saturday morning he will be in Cardiff preparing for a PRO14 clash that evening when Siya Kolisi will lead South Africa out against England in Tokyo in the World Cup final. There were just four…

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Munster confirm new signing

By Luke Liddy / May 17, 2018 /

Munster Rugby and the IRFU have confirmed the one-year signing of South African back row Arno Botha. The 26-year-old, currently with London Irish, will join the province at the beginning of the 2018/19 season, subject to medical clearance and obtaining a work permit. Botha, an explosive ball carrier who plays flanker and number eight, played…

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WATCH: Highlight reel of speculated Munster target Dries Swanepoel

By Emma Needham / March 28, 2018 /

Munster Rugby have yet to confirm reports that South African centre Dries Swanepoel is set to sign a deal with the province that is said to be short term. Swanepoel, is currently playing for South African Super Rugby team the Bulls and formerly played for the Junior Springboks. He mostly plays as an inside centre…

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