Springboks

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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World Rugby has to act fast or face the consequences

By Niall O'Carroll / September 18, 2019 /

I was very sad to hear the news of Chester Williams’ passing recently. There are few more iconic figures in South African rugby than the man Nelson Mandela chose to be the face to represent a new nation at the 1995 World Rugby Cup. In the movie Invictus, they re-enact the moment when Madiba visits…

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

By Raffaele Rocca / November 15, 2017 /

The Breakdown Podcast with Sporting Limerick‘s  Raffaele Rocca & Tom Savage of the Three Red Kings. In this week’s podcast we look back at Ireland’s excellent performance against a woeful Springbok who lacked so many of the basic skills of the game. We also discuss Rassie’s departing Against the Head interview as well as the…

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Plenty to ponder for Rassie Erasmus

WATCH: Rassie Erasmus chats with RTÉ about his time with Munster

By Raffaele Rocca / November 13, 2017 /

Rassie Erasmus sat down with Donal Lenihan for a chat as part of tonight’s episode of Against the Head. The South African gave his thoughts on incoming coach Johann van Graan and spoke about the loss of Anthony Foley as well as his memories of a bittersweet 18 months at the province. You can see…

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Springbok legend Jean De Villiers reveals favourite Munster moment

By Raffaele Rocca / October 19, 2017 /

Despite only staying one season with Munster, Springbok legend Jean De Villers is fondly remembered by munster fans. The man from the Western Cape scored 8 tries in 23 games for Munster with some notable efforts against Glasgow and Northampton but one however stands out in particular Speaking to Sporting Limerick this week, De Villiers…

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WATCH: Springboks Coach Allister Coetzee’s thorny response to Van Graan question

By Raffaele Rocca / October 1, 2017 /

In the wake of their 27-27 draw with the Australians in Bloemfontein, Springboks coach Allister Coetzee was asked about recent speculation that his assistant Johan van Graan was the latest in a line of South Africans rumoured to be the next Munster coach. His reaction was frosty to say the least as Coetzee was unhappy…

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John Robbie on why South African rugby wanted Rassie Erasmus back

By Raffaele Rocca / July 28, 2017 /

John Robbie explains why South African Rugby brought Rassie Erasmus back into the fold. It was confirmed some time back that Rassie Erasmus will take up the director of rugby role with South Africa after after a successful 2016/17 campaign with Munster. It was a season that began in tragic circumstances following the death of…

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