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# south-africa - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

Manslaughter charge for Oscar Pistorius could be upgraded to murder

The prosecution said in court today that the judge had misinterpreted a legal principle.

# south-africa - Monday 1 December, 2014

From The Score Jean De Villiers is facing a real fight to be fit for the World Cup next year Boks

Jean De Villiers is facing a real fight to be fit for the World Cup next year

The former Munster man suffered a horrific looking knee injury in Cardiff.

# south-africa - Sunday 30 November, 2014

From The Score Jean de Villiers suffers ‘significant ligament damage’ after horror injury against Wales Long Way Back

Jean de Villiers suffers ‘significant ligament damage’ after horror injury against Wales

The centre’s hopes of playing in next year’s World Cup could be in doubt.

# south-africa - Friday 28 November, 2014

From Business ETC Most people around the world think the internet is a human right Human Rights

Most people around the world think the internet is a human right

This comes as part of a new study by the Centre for International Governance Innovation.

# south-africa - Thursday 27 November, 2014

From The Score Wales go hunting for overdue win over Springboks without George North Losing Streak

Wales go hunting for overdue win over Springboks without George North

South Africa named a side showing eight changes from the win over Italy.

# south-africa - Saturday 22 November, 2014

From The Score Late Habana try helps South Africa to see off Parisse-inspired Italians Power In Padova

Late Habana try helps South Africa to see off Parisse-inspired Italians

Heyneke Meyer’s men scored three tries in a performance that failed to impress at times.

# south-africa - Thursday 20 November, 2014

From The Score The maul continues to grow in importance as Ireland lead the way Set-piece

The maul continues to grow in importance as Ireland lead the way

Simon Easterby’s pack has picked up where they left off under John Plumtree last season.

# south-africa - Thursday 13 November, 2014

From The Score Analysis: Who did what for Ireland in the rucks against South Africa? The Numbers

Analysis: Who did what for Ireland in the rucks against South Africa?

Paul O’Connell was a leader for Ireland last weekend in more ways than one.

# south-africa - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

From The Score England coach Lancaster ‘optimistic’ that Lawes and Hartley will pass concussion protocols 'boklash

England coach Lancaster ‘optimistic’ that Lawes and Hartley will pass concussion protocols

England’s head coach says his lock is ‘symptom free’ while also hopeful his hooker can pass the Thursday cog test.

# south-africa - Monday 10 November, 2014

From The Score Bowe and Ireland targeting hat-trick of Autumn wins after South African shakedown November Reign

Bowe and Ireland targeting hat-trick of Autumn wins after South African shakedown

One down, bring on Georgia and the Wallabies.

From The Score ‘They make your breakdown very slow’: Matfield credits Ireland’s ruck work while seeking solace in history High Praise

‘They make your breakdown very slow’: Matfield credits Ireland’s ruck work while seeking solace in history

The out-of-retirement lock compared the loss to a 2006 defeat at home to France.

From The Daily Edge Tiny porcupine successfully fights off 17 curious lions Spiky

Pistorius appeal hearing set for next month

Under South African law the double-amputee could serve just 10 months in jail.

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From The Score World-class Murray and Sexton underline their importance to Ireland Halfbacks

World-class Murray and Sexton underline their importance to Ireland

Numbers nine and 10 were at their very best as Ireland saw off the Springboks in Dublin.

# south-africa - Sunday 9 November, 2014

From The Score ‘Joe gives an inner belief to the whole squad’: Smiling Simon Zebo thrilled to be back in the big time Pokerface

‘Joe gives an inner belief to the whole squad’: Smiling Simon Zebo thrilled to be back in the big time

Ireland believe they can beat anyone, says the recalled winger.

From The Score O’Connell’s big 17 tackles and more vital statistics from Ireland’s win over the Springboks Numbers Game

O’Connell’s big 17 tackles and more vital statistics from Ireland’s win over the Springboks

While the tackle counts were impressive, the passing numbers didn’t quite match up.

From The Score ‘Rattled by pure Irish passion’ – South African media’s reaction to the Boks defeat Analysis

‘Rattled by pure Irish passion’ – South African media’s reaction to the Boks defeat

‘One would have to say that Ireland were ordinary, and the Boks were just plain awful.’

From The Score Payne a concern for Georgia clash as Ireland wait on Henry assessment Sicklist

Payne a concern for Georgia clash as Ireland wait on Henry assessment

The outside centre looked to have sprained his foot last night against South Africa.

From The Score Springboks gracious in defeat to Schmidt’s ‘tactically brilliant’ Ireland Superior

Springboks gracious in defeat to Schmidt’s ‘tactically brilliant’ Ireland

South Africa head coach Heyneke Meyer lauded the ability of man of the match Johnny Sexton.

From The Score POC delighted with defensive effort and Ireland’s depth to chop down the Boks Leader

POC delighted with defensive effort and Ireland’s depth to chop down the Boks

‘I don’t know if it’s the finest performance, but certainly one of our best victories in my time as captain.’

# south-africa - Saturday 8 November, 2014

From The Score ‘I didn’t mention the injuries once’ – Schmidt proud of Ireland’s intelligence Smarts

‘I didn’t mention the injuries once’ – Schmidt proud of Ireland’s intelligence

The Kiwi head coach was enthused by the excellence of Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton in the halfbacks.

From The Score Late blow for Ireland as Chris Henry ruled out of Springboks clash Withdrawal

Late blow for Ireland as Chris Henry ruled out of Springboks clash

The openside flanker has been replaced by Rhys Ruddock, with Tommy O’Donnell coming onto the bench.

From The Score Snapshot: It’s a big day for the men filling these jerseys at the Aviva Stadium PayneShaw
From The Score Dublin date represents start of World Cup cycle for purposeful Springboks Springboks

Dublin date represents start of World Cup cycle for purposeful Springboks

Jean de Villiers is not underestimating the challenge Ireland will pose.

# south-africa - Friday 7 November, 2014

From The Score Springboks out to honour memory of tragic compatriots Gone But Not Forgotten

Springboks out to honour memory of tragic compatriots

There will be a minute’s silence ahead of tomorrow’s game.

From The Score ‘They’re big lads’ – Kearney excited to play off Henshaw and Payne pairing New Look

‘They’re big lads’ – Kearney excited to play off Henshaw and Payne pairing

The Ireland fullback points to the importance of the kick chase this weekend against South Africa.

# south-africa - Thursday 6 November, 2014

From The Score Schmidt confident that Payne and Henshaw can impress for Ireland Partnership

Schmidt confident that Payne and Henshaw can impress for Ireland

‘Unless you give opportunity, you’re not going to know,’ says the Kiwi head coach of his midfield pairing.

From The Score Brutish Duane Vermeulen a major threat to Ireland’s hopes against the Boks Analysis

Brutish Duane Vermeulen a major threat to Ireland’s hopes against the Boks

The South Africa No. 8 is in the best form of his international career.

# south-africa - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

“We too experienced the scourges of colonisation and hunger”

President Michael D. Higgins today addressed a delegation in Ethiopia as part of his tour of Africa.

# south-africa - Monday 3 November, 2014

From The Score ‘We’ve come an awful long way’: Sexton partnership still improving, says Murray Winning Combination

‘We’ve come an awful long way’: Sexton partnership still improving, says Murray

The scrum-half is happy to take on a relatively smaller portion of the responsibility wit Ireland, but the pressure is still on.

# south-africa - Sunday 2 November, 2014

Here’s how our President is getting on in Africa

He’s going to Ethiopia, Malawi, and South Africa.

# south-africa - Thursday 30 October, 2014

From The Score Stephen Keshi to return as Nigeria boss two weeks after being sacked Turnaround

Stephen Keshi to return as Nigeria boss two weeks after being sacked

The team has a lot of work to do to qualify for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations.

From The Score Nathan White pulls out of Ireland squad as surgery rules prop out for 16 weeks White Out

Nathan White pulls out of Ireland squad as surgery rules prop out for 16 weeks

The Connacht prop ruptured a tendon in his arm and won’t be available to Pat Lam or Joe Schmidt until February.

# south-africa - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

From The Score 5 questions for Joe Schmidt’s Ireland as the November Tests loom Pressing Matters

5 questions for Joe Schmidt’s Ireland as the November Tests loom

Outside centres, the line-out, new caps, being clinical and the Georgia encounter.

# south-africa - Monday 27 October, 2014

Prosecutors to appeal Oscar Pistorius verdict and sentencing

The next step is to file papers in court

From The Score South African goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa shot dead ‘while trying to protect his girlfriend’ RIP

South African goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa shot dead ‘while trying to protect his girlfriend’

27 year-old played for Orlando Pirates and was recently made skipper of the national team.

# south-africa - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

From The Score Open thread: Who would you pick as Ireland’s starting XV You're The Boss

Open thread: Who would you pick as Ireland’s starting XV

A back row of Diack, Ryan and O’Donnell? If you say so.

Oscar Pistorius leaves court dock to spend his first night in jail

He left behind four white roses and a bucket in the courtroom.

From The Score Pistorius banned from defending Paralympic gold medals in Rio in 2016 Ruled Out

Pistorius banned from defending Paralympic gold medals in Rio in 2016

Pistorius won sprint gold medals at three Paralympic Games as well as competing in the 2012 London Olympics.

# south-africa - Friday 17 October, 2014

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