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England defeat Boks at Newlands

By Waheeb Slarmie The conditions were heavy at Newlands in the 3rd and final test. With rain coming down and heavy under foot, it was definitely going to be a difficult match. With the series already in the bag, the Boks came up short and lost 10-25 to England. The[…]

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Super Rugby coaches to help pick Bok team?

SA Rugby is likely to scrap the traditional Springbok selection panel when the new national coach is announced. According to Rapport, the decision was taken at SA Rugby’s executive meeting on Friday. According to the weekly newspaper, South Africa’s Super Rugby coaches will help the new Bok coach pick the[…]

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SARU convinced of Boks win against Pumas

Despite South Africa’s disappointing defeat against New Zealand during the semi-finals of The Rugby World Cup 2015 last Saturday, The South African Rugby Union (SARU) is convinced the tournament has been a developmental process for the team. While senior players brought to a close a successful era of South African[…]

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Cosatu calls for Heyneke Meyer’s head

The Western Cape branch of Cosatu on Saturday added fuel to the flames of defeat to the Springboks calling for coach Heyneke Meyer to be fired. A statement issued accuses the Springboks of being “a white team”. “The ‘old’ injured white men were just useless and gave Japan the space[…]

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Capetonians feeling Bokke fever

The gees for the Rugby World Cup 2015 (RWC) is riding high on the streets of Cape Town as the nation gets ready to witness the Springboks go head to head with Fiji at Brighton Community Stadium, England this Saturday. For the first time in Springbok rugby history, South Africa[…]

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FF Plus appeals to British to help fight Bok quotas

The credibility of the Rugby World Cup could be damaged because of the South African government’s insistence on quotas, the FF Plus warned on Monday. “We would ideally like to see pressure being applied on the South African government to cease any future political interference in rugby and kindly request[…]

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Protests planned for Bok games

A group calling itself Springbok Supporters for Transformation plans to start a radical programme of mass action that will include the withdrawal of funding and sponsorships for the national team. Lead by trade federation Cosatu, they have vowed that should the Springbok World Cup squad announcement on Friday fail to[…]

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Nizaam’s cap a boost for community rugby

It’s been a hard road for Mitchell’s Plain-born Nizaam Carr but this week he made history as the first Muslim set to don the green and gold jersey of the South African national team after rugby unification in 1994. After his Western Province team took the Currie Cup trophy at[…]

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“It’s a dream come true”: Carr

“Its every young boy’s rugby dream to be part of that Springboks’ squad. I’ve been training hard, and have been dedicated and motivated throughout my life, so to get this opportunity now is really great.” These were the words of a humble and overwhelmed Nizaam Carr, reacting to the news[…]

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