South African Rugby

Five South African sides to be added to next year’s Champions and Challenge Cups

By Jack Neville / June 2, 2022 /

As expected, it has been confirmed that five South African sides will compete in next years European Champions and Challenge Cup competitions.

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Guinness Pro 14 Rainbow Cup to operate on dual tournament basis

By Jack Neville / April 21, 2021 /

There is to be no cross-hemisphere fixtures in this year’s Guinness Pro 14 Rainbow Cup which kicks off this weekend. With no formal approvals in place to allow the South African teams to enter the UK and Ireland for their Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup fixtures, PRO14 Rugby and SA Rugby will operate dual tournaments with…

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Influx of top South African sides can be a huge positive in a potential PRO16

By Tom Savage / July 15, 2020 /

Money talks, bullshit walks. When it comes to rugby union post-Coronavirus, I think that idiom will become money shouts through a megaphone, bullshit sprints away to the airport with papers flying out of its suitcase. It’s not as catchy, I’ll give you that. The Coronavirus interrupted the world – you might have noticed that over the…

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Munster Family Rooted in Boks World Cup Success

By Ronan Coughlan / November 6, 2019 /

South Africa beat England 32-12 to become 2019 Rugby World Cup Champions. It was an excellent performance which featured a significant Munster influence running through the spine of the entire setup. The Springboks dominated at the set-piece and kept the scoreboard ticking over throughout thanks to the boot of Handrè Pollard, who kicked 22 points. In a…

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Felix Jones completes Rassie Erasmus’ Springbok coaching ticket

By Jack Neville / August 28, 2019 /

Former Munster player and backs coach, Felix Jones has today been confirmed as the final man in the Springboks coaching team for this years Rugby World Cup. After leaving Munster in the off season, Jones links up with Rassie Erasmus once more with the pair enjoying a successful year together at Munster. The former Irish…

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WATCH: South Africa end Irish hopes at U20 World Cup

By Raffaele Rocca / June 3, 2018 /

South Africa 30 Ireland 17 Ireland U20s World Cup ambitions have ended as South Africa emerged victorious by 30-17 in their pool game in Narbonne this afternoon. Two defeats from two games means Ireland will now face Georgia in their last pool game knowing a mid-tournament finish is the best they can achieve from this…

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WATCH: Highlights as Munster survive tricky opening to beat Southern Kings

By Raffaele Rocca / April 8, 2018 /

Munster sealed their place  in the Guinness PRO14 Final Series with a 39-22 win against Southern Kings in their first visit to South Africa. Despite a far from impressive opening, Johann van Graan’s side went over for six tries for a bonus-point win at Outeniqua Park in George. The win means and they cannot now…

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WATCH: Rassie Erasmus gives first press conference as Boks head coach

By Raffaele Rocca / March 5, 2018 /

Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus explains his plans for the year and looks ahead to the 2019 Rugby World Cup. The former Munster Director of Rugby was finally confirmed as a replacement for the departing Allister Coetzee who left in acrimonious circumstances. Erasmus will now combine the role of head coach and director of rugby. Munster Director…

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Munster coach Aled Walters set to leave to Province in March

By Diarmaid Scannell / January 9, 2018 /

The strength and conditioning coach joined Munster in 2012 Munster Rugby have confirmed that Head of Athletic Performance Aled Walters will depart the province in March. Walters, who has worked across the Munster Rugby strength and conditioning department since 2012, is leaving the province to take charge of a national team’s strength and conditioning programme.…

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Incoming Munster Coach presents Springboks with match jerseys ahead of France clash

By Raffaele Rocca / November 17, 2017 /

Johann van Graan, the Springbok lineout coach, presented the team with their match jerseys on Friday in Paris. He joins Munster from next week after a six year stint with the Boks. Johann van Graan, the Springbok lineout coach, presented the team with their match jerseys on Friday in Paris. He joins Munster from next…

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