Springbok Rugby

Boost for Munster as the return of De Allende and Murray looms

By Benjamin Geary / October 20, 2021 /

Springboks and Lions cornerstones Damian De Allende and Conor Murray will soon share a pitch again as team-mates, returning to full team training for Munster this week. Springbok centre Damian De Allende and former British and Irish Lions captain Conor Murray have retuned to Munster this week after a lengthy international stint in the Lions…

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SQUAD UPDATE | Damian De Allende returns from international duty

By Benjamin Geary / October 19, 2021 /

South African centre Damian De Allende returns to full team training this week after a lengthy international break for the Rugby Championship which saw he and the Springbok’s conclude with a win over the All-Blacks. Training resumed at Munster’s high performance centre on Monday in preparation for Munster’s fifth round URC clash with the Ospreys…

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Steyn seals the series for the Springboks

By Benjamin Geary / August 8, 2021 /

The Lions have fallen short of a series win in Cape town due to a late penalty from the Springboks replacement out-half Morne Steyn, a mirror image of Steyn’s series winning kick against the Lions in 2009. Warren Gatland’s men have succumbed 16 – 19 to the World Champion Springboks in the final test of…

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Watson, Hogg and Farrell dropped as Gatland announces Lions team for series decider

By Benjamin Geary / August 3, 2021 /

British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland has announced his team to face the Springboks in the series decider in Cape Town this Saturday. The Lions are on the back foot after a distressing defeat to the Springboks in the second test match of the series, and in typical Gatland fashion, there have been…

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Springboks rattle the Lions to square up the series

By Benjamin Geary / July 31, 2021 /

The tour hosts avenge their first test loss with a 27 – 9 hammering over the British and Irish Lions in Cape Town. The 2021 Lions series is still up for grabs as the Springboks equalised with a comprehensive win over the Lions this evening in Cape Town. There was a lot made of the…

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Niall O’Carroll: The “Why” Behind Boks & Irish Women’s Hockey Success

By Niall O'Carroll / November 6, 2019 /

In my day job, I met with a pharmaceutical company this week who specialises in cell research for the treatment of incurable diseases. Their mission statement was ‘To give people hope where none exists’. It struck me as being something that would make motivating your workforce relatively easy I would imagine. It struck to the…

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Warren Gatland appointed head coach of 2021 British & Irish Lions

By Ronan Coughlan / June 12, 2019 /

The British & Irish Lions have today confirmed that Warren Gatland has been appointed head coach for the Tour of South Africa in 2021. Gatland is unbeaten in two consecutive tours to Australia and New Zealand as head coach of the Lions, and following today’s appointment becomes only the second person to lead a third…

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LISTEN: The Breakdown S02E40 with Sporting Limerick & Three Red Kings

By Raffaele Rocca / June 19, 2018 /

A superb Ireland performance levelled the series with Australia and has set up a winner takes all deciding test in Sydney on Saturday morning. We examine how Ireland managed to get the win as well as key performances from Furlong, O’Mahony et al. Meanwhile Eddie Jones’ England side slumped to a second consecutive loss to…

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LISTEN: The Breakdown S02E39 with Sporting Limerick & Three Red Kings

By Raffaele Rocca / June 15, 2018 /

We analyse the Irish team selected for the second test against the Australians as well as looking ahead to another huge weekend of test action. #AUSvIRE pic.twitter.com/sKWZJUHlz1 — Three Red Kings (@threeredkings) June 14, 2018 All that plus the serious questions of the disciplinary process surrounding World Rugby decision not to cite New Zealand prop…

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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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