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# south-africa - Yesterday’s News

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# south-africa - Thursday 23 June, 2016

From The42 'Anyone not on the pitch feels they can add something': Murphy fresh and ready to make history in Port Elizabeth Bolstered

'Anyone not on the pitch feels they can add something': Murphy fresh and ready to make history in Port Elizabeth

Jamie Heaslip will be joined by Jordi Murphy and CJ Stander again this weekend.

From The42 Analysis: Tadhg Furlong got a handle of The Beast, but just how legal was it? Pure Wexford Beef

Analysis: Tadhg Furlong got a handle of The Beast, but just how legal was it?

On the other side, Jack McGrath was an exemplary powerhouse and Ireland can build on him again this weekend.

From The42 'There will be something new from the Irish': Boks expect to see much more of Ireland's attacking threat Known Unknowns

'There will be something new from the Irish': Boks expect to see much more of Ireland's attacking threat

The South Africa coach is prepared for Andrew Trimble to take on more of the carrying workload.

From The42 Schmidt 'utterly confident' Ireland have the energy to end long season with series win Boks It Off

Schmidt 'utterly confident' Ireland have the energy to end long season with series win

The Kiwi says his players are always motivated and won’t need reminding before Saturday’s deciding third Test.

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Reeva wouldn't want me to waste my life behind bars, Oscar Pistorius says

In his first TV interview, the convicted murderer says he doesn’t want to go back to jail.

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# south-africa - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

From The42 The42 Rugby Show: losing at altitude, Ireland's gameplan and looking ahead to a series decider Analysis

The42 Rugby Show: losing at altitude, Ireland's gameplan and looking ahead to a series decider

Gavin Duffy joined Murray Kinsella to reflect on Ireland’s second Test defeat and preview this weekend’s final clash.

# south-africa - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

From The42 'We have to believe we can do it. I know we can' - Murray confident ahead of series decider No Excuses

'We have to believe we can do it. I know we can' - Murray confident ahead of series decider

The Ireland scrum-half admits the video review sessions have been painful but insists the squad are desperate to end their season on a high.

# south-africa - Monday 20 June, 2016

From The42 Springbok coach preparing side for huge physical battle in deciding Test Let's Get Physical

Springbok coach preparing side for huge physical battle in deciding Test

Allister Coetzee has highlighted Ireland’s kicking game and strip-tackling as key areas for South Africa to address.

From The42 'It's never as simple as putting players on and saying, 'He'll freshen things up'' - Joe Schmidt This post contains videos

'It's never as simple as putting players on and saying, 'He'll freshen things up'' - Joe Schmidt

The Kiwi explains his thought process behind delaying the introduction of his replacement backs as Ireland faded in Jo’burg.

From The42 Henshaw flies home to see knee specialist as Ireland regroup to go 'full steam' On The Move

Henshaw flies home to see knee specialist as Ireland regroup to go 'full steam'

Joe Schmidt’s squad went for a dip in the Indian Ocean this morning as they recovered ahead of next Saturday’s big third Test.

From The42 Vermeulen top of Springbok injury concerns ahead of series-deciding third Test Bok Knocks

Vermeulen top of Springbok injury concerns ahead of series-deciding third Test

The dramatic comeback against Ireland could have come at a cost.

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From The42 'I’m still incredibly proud of how hard the players worked' - Joe Schmidt Positives

'I’m still incredibly proud of how hard the players worked' - Joe Schmidt

There are plenty of positives for an Ireland side that may be running on empty after a gruelling campaign.

# south-africa - Sunday 19 June, 2016

From The42 Springbok out-half Lambie won't return in time for decisive third Test against Ireland Ruled Out

Springbok out-half Lambie won't return in time for decisive third Test against Ireland

Lambie was injured in a collision with CJ Stander in last weekend’s first Test in Cape Town.

From The42 'Not many teams can work their way out of the hole if there's not something special in that team' Resilience

'Not many teams can work their way out of the hole if there's not something special in that team'

Allister Coetzee and Adriaan Strauss reflect on South Africa’s big comeback victory against Ireland yesterday.

# south-africa - Saturday 18 June, 2016

From The42 "I think I've won Joe over" - Craig Gilroy ready to take chance against Boks Tour De Force

"I think I've won Joe over" - Craig Gilroy ready to take chance against Boks

The Ulsterman’s in line to win his eighth cap this evening.

From The42 Ireland hoping to show more attacking threat in once-a-decade chance in South Africa Outside The Boks

Ireland hoping to show more attacking threat in once-a-decade chance in South Africa

Joe Schmidt’s side looked more fluid in attack last weekend before the red card forced a tactical shift.

# south-africa - Friday 17 June, 2016

From The42 'The Springboks aren’t going to hand history to us, we have to take it ourselves' Series On The Line

'The Springboks aren’t going to hand history to us, we have to take it ourselves'

The odds are against Ireland in Johannesburg this weekend, but it didn’t stop them last time.

# south-africa - Thursday 16 June, 2016

From The42 Paddy Jackson aiming to get familiar faces outside him firing in Johannesburg Playmaker

Paddy Jackson aiming to get familiar faces outside him firing in Johannesburg

Conor Murray and Robbie Henshaw are the only non-Ulster backs named for Ireland this weekend.

From The42 'All the lads were so supportive... They were all down at the funeral as well' Setting The Tone

'All the lads were so supportive... They were all down at the funeral as well'

Devin Toner reflects on putting in a man-of-the-match display against South Africa after his father’s death.

# south-africa - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

Oscar Pistorius walks around courtroom without prosthetics during sentencing hearing

The former athlete is due to be sentenced for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp on Friday.

# south-africa - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

"Oscar Pistorius must pay for his crime" - Reeva Steenkamp's father makes emotional plea

The Paralympic athlete killed Reeva Steenkamp in the early hours of Valentine’s Day in 2013.

From The42 South Africa will be 'absolutely foaming at the mouth', says Ross as he gears up for altitude Another Level

South Africa will be 'absolutely foaming at the mouth', says Ross as he gears up for altitude

The prop also mentions the rallying call from Rory Best that kick-started a most incredible victory.

From The42 Andrew Trimble can't wait to get back to 'the day job', after beating Boks as a flanker Winging It

Andrew Trimble can't wait to get back to 'the day job', after beating Boks as a flanker

‘I was there, taking the credit! Like I had anything to do with it all happening!’

# south-africa - Monday 13 June, 2016

No decision on Pistorius sentence as paralympian described as a 'broken man'

The hearing to decide what sentence the 29-year-old should serve for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp is set to last a week.

# south-africa - Saturday 11 June, 2016

From The42 Jackson's steely confidence shines for all to see in Cape Town masterclass Ticked All The Boks

Jackson's steely confidence shines for all to see in Cape Town masterclass

The Ulster out-half made sure that nobody is talking about Jonathan Sexton’s absence tonight.

From The42 What a day! Ireland's historic victory over South Africa captured in pictures Aced The Test

What a day! Ireland's historic victory over South Africa captured in pictures

Ireland’s 26-20 victory in Cape Town was their first win on South African soil.

From The42 Rory Best: 'We dug really, really deep to get that win' Due South

Rory Best: 'We dug really, really deep to get that win'

The Ireland skipper led his side to an historic win.

From The42 Red card be damned! Incredible Irish effort earns first-ever win in South Africa Cape Crusaders

Red card be damned! Incredible Irish effort earns first-ever win in South Africa

Despite losing CJ Stander mid way through the first half, Ireland carved out a win in Cape Town.

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From The42 Ireland start second half as they mean to go on with Conor Murray try Boks

Ireland start second half as they mean to go on with Conor Murray try

The 14-man visitors are on the front foot.

From The42 VIDEO: Did CJ Stander deserve to see red for this incident against South Africa? Red Card

VIDEO: Did CJ Stander deserve to see red for this incident against South Africa?

The Munster man has been dismissed.

From The42 As it happened: South Africa v Ireland, Summer Tour Liveblog

As it happened: South Africa v Ireland, Summer Tour

Your blow-by-blow updates from Cape Town are right here.

# south-africa - Thursday 9 June, 2016

From The42 Analysis: Irish scrum have a tough job on their hands taming the Beast The Beast

Analysis: Irish scrum have a tough job on their hands taming the Beast

Tendai Mtawarira’s technique makes him very hard to stop.

# south-africa - Wednesday 8 June, 2016

From The42 The42 Rugby Show: Eddie O'Sullivan joins Murray Kinsella to preview Ireland's South Africa tour On Tour This post contains videos

The42 Rugby Show: Eddie O'Sullivan joins Murray Kinsella to preview Ireland's South Africa tour

He’s the last Ireland head coach to take on the Boks in their own backyard.

From The42 Craig Gilroy is aiming to give Joe Schmidt 'a little bit of X-factor' in South Africa Opportunity Knocks

Craig Gilroy is aiming to give Joe Schmidt 'a little bit of X-factor' in South Africa

The Ulster wing is keen to capitalise on his opportunity to impress during the tour of South Africa.

From The42 'We overestimate potential quality of southern hemisphere opposition and do ourselves down a bit' Boks Clever

'We overestimate potential quality of southern hemisphere opposition and do ourselves down a bit'

Shane Horgan doesn’t want Ireland to be bogged down about the size of the ‘Boks or Ireland’s injury absentees.

From The42 'We want to come here and lay down a marker over the next three weeks' Challenge

'We want to come here and lay down a marker over the next three weeks'

Simon Easterby lays down a challenge to the Ireland squad ahead of their three Tests in South Africa.

# south-africa - Tuesday 7 June, 2016

From The42 High-flying Dillane still coming to terms with his rapid rise Boks Jump

High-flying Dillane still coming to terms with his rapid rise

And now the powerful Connacht second row is looking forward to testing himself against the South African pack.

# south-africa - Monday 6 June, 2016

From The42 In pictures: Ireland's rugby stars touch down in South Africa and head for a dip On Tour

In pictures: Ireland's rugby stars touch down in South Africa and head for a dip

And they got a spot of training in too.

The South African restaurant where the waiters and cooks are inmates

The Pollsmoor Maximum Security prison, where the restaurant is located, was also once home to Nelson Mandela.

# south-africa - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

From The42 Heaslip 'not doing cartwheels' for Connacht, but can see a very bright side for Irish rugby Scenes

Heaslip 'not doing cartwheels' for Connacht, but can see a very bright side for Irish rugby

Ultan Dillane treated Jamie Heaslip to a sense of the wild western celebrations.

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