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#South Africa

# south-africa - Saturday 2 December, 2017

From The42 Coetzee passionately defends his position as Springboks head coach The Boks

Coetzee passionately defends his position as Springboks head coach

Coetzee was asked about his future following his side’s defeat to Wales this afternoon.

# south-africa - Thursday 30 November, 2017

From The42 Gatland defends Wales' money-making fourth November Test Gats

Gatland defends Wales' money-making fourth November Test

Wales face South Africa in Cardiff on Saturday a week after the November window ended for most nations.

# south-africa - Friday 24 November, 2017

Oscar Pistorius sentence increased to 13 years and five months

The ruling was made today following an appeal by the State.

# south-africa - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

From The42 South African Rugby chief questions 'opaque' World Cup decision process Bitter Disappointed

South African Rugby chief questions 'opaque' World Cup decision process

South Africa were favourites to stage the World Cup in six years’ time, but the tournament will return to France.

# south-africa - Monday 13 November, 2017

From The42 'There's a fair bit of faith put in me and a fair bit of pressure to repay the coach' -- Rob Kearney 15

'There's a fair bit of faith put in me and a fair bit of pressure to repay the coach' -- Rob Kearney

The fullback said Saturday’s match was a more nerve-wracking prospect than usual.

From The42 Coetzee defends ill-disciplined Springboks after Dublin hammering Boks

Coetzee defends ill-disciplined Springboks after Dublin hammering

The Springboks slumped to a record 38-3 defeat to Ireland in Dublin on Saturday.

# south-africa - Sunday 12 November, 2017

From The42 'He's turned into the enforcer': Hard-hitting Henderson raised everyone around him, says Toner Monster

'He's turned into the enforcer': Hard-hitting Henderson raised everyone around him, says Toner

The powerful Ulster lock dominated his opposite number Eben Etzebeth in a telling collision.

From The42 'It's five years since I played in Croke Park, both are incredible' Lovely Hurling

'It's five years since I played in Croke Park, both are incredible'

The former inter-county hurler gave a glimpse of his international quality on his Test debut against South Africa.

# south-africa - Saturday 11 November, 2017

From The42 Ireland 'flattered' by record win against South Africa -- Schmidt Margins

Ireland 'flattered' by record win against South Africa -- Schmidt

The Kiwi stresses that Ireland would be naive to think themselves 35 points better than the Springboks.

From The42 Conway and Stockdale on the mark as Ireland cruise to win over sorry Springboks Stock On The Rise

Conway and Stockdale on the mark as Ireland cruise to win over sorry Springboks

Joe Schmidt’s side opened their November campaign with a comfortable four-try win over the ‘Boks.

From The42 Confusion reigns as Ireland sport clashing alternative jersey against South Africa Seeing Double

Confusion reigns as Ireland sport clashing alternative jersey against South Africa

The clashing jerseys have caused some consternation among viewers.

'Still to this day I always say I would do it again': How a 21-year-old Dunnes Stores worker stood up against apartheid

Mary Manning kickstarted a two year campaign when she refused to process the sale of two South African grapefruits.

From The42 'You play rugby and think you have stress and things to worry about, until you meet the real life' Interview

'You play rugby and think you have stress and things to worry about, until you meet the real life'

We caught up with former Ulster captain and Springbok lock Johann Muller to talk farming in a drought, bountiful times for Iain Henderson and a telling month for South African rugby.

# south-africa - Thursday 9 November, 2017

From The42 'Beast' back into beefy Springbok side to face Ireland Sa

'Beast' back into beefy Springbok side to face Ireland

Pieter Steph du Toit has been retained in the back row behind Eben Etzebeth and Lood de Jager.

From The42 Aki in for Ireland as injury takes Earls out of 'Boks clash First XV

Aki in for Ireland as injury takes Earls out of 'Boks clash

Uncapped Munster man Darren Sweetnam is named among the replacements.

From The42 Five years on from 'bizarre' debut feeling, Henderson primed to peak for Ireland November Tests

Five years on from 'bizarre' debut feeling, Henderson primed to peak for Ireland

The Lions lock looks back on a 2012 debut of a ’20-year-old kid who didn’t really know what he was doing’.

# south-africa - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

From The42 'In my eyes right now, he ticks every box': Earls backs Stockdale to continue flying form Taking Shape

'In my eyes right now, he ticks every box': Earls backs Stockdale to continue flying form

Just infield meanwhile, the diligent Bundee Aki has been settling right in at Carton House.

# south-africa - Monday 6 November, 2017

From The42 'One of the older fellas,' but Test match buzz still takes hold of Keith Earls Peak Keith

'One of the older fellas,' but Test match buzz still takes hold of Keith Earls

Approaching nine years since his debut, the Munster wing is being kept on his toes by the young blood in Joe Schmidt’s squad.

From The42 Delayed birthday boy Treadwell only missing man from Ireland training Feeling 22

Delayed birthday boy Treadwell only missing man from Ireland training

The Ulster lock will re-join Schmidt’s squad on Wednesday evening after a delayed return from South Africa.

From The42 Brian O'Driscoll anticipates 'very confrontational' Springboks Drico

Brian O'Driscoll anticipates 'very confrontational' Springboks

The Springboks struggled for consistency in the Rugby Championship but O’Driscoll knows they remain dangerous opponents for Ireland.

# south-africa - Sunday 5 November, 2017

From The42 A year on from Chicago, Ireland's November goals appear much more straightforward November Tests

A year on from Chicago, Ireland's November goals appear much more straightforward

Anything less than three from three would cause some soul-searching through the winter.

# south-africa - Sunday 29 October, 2017

From The42 Four uncapped players included in South Africa squad to face Ireland Springboks

Four uncapped players included in South Africa squad to face Ireland

Warrick Gelant, Lukhanyo Am, Dan du Preez and Louis Schreuder will hope to make their international debuts.

# south-africa - Friday 13 October, 2017

From The42 Kiwi refs appointed to Ireland's opening November Tests It's Official

Kiwi refs appointed to Ireland's opening November Tests

Meanwhile, Frank Murphy will run the line for Wales’ biggest games next month.

# south-africa - Friday 6 October, 2017

From The42 This is the new jersey Ireland will wear against South Africa in November I Got Stripes

This is the new jersey Ireland will wear against South Africa in November

Suck in that gut and tighten the belt.

# south-africa - Monday 25 September, 2017

From The42 Stuart Lancaster on South Africa, Cian Healy and a crucial six weeks for Leinster Senior Coach

Stuart Lancaster on South Africa, Cian Healy and a crucial six weeks for Leinster

“It has been a difficult start but the key period for us now is this next block.”

# south-africa - Saturday 23 September, 2017

From The42 Leo Cullen bemoans Leinster discipline after big defeat to Cheetahs On Tour

Leo Cullen bemoans Leinster discipline after big defeat to Cheetahs

The Irish province were well beaten last night.

# south-africa - Friday 22 September, 2017

From The42 Leinster beaten in South Africa as Cullen's men stunned by the Cheetahs Big Scalp

Leinster beaten in South Africa as Cullen's men stunned by the Cheetahs

Barry Daly’s hat-trick was in vain as the hosts recorded a famous win.

From The42 All Blacks confirm Israel Dagg is out for the season with a knee injury Rehab

All Blacks confirm Israel Dagg is out for the season with a knee injury

Israel Dagg will spend the rest of 2017 resting a knee injury after a stop-start year for the All Blacks and Crusaders.

# south-africa - Thursday 21 September, 2017

From The42 50 up for JVDF as Kiwi pair return for Leinster after South African visa issue Rotation

50 up for JVDF as Kiwi pair return for Leinster after South African visa issue

A foot injury will keep James Ryan out of action this week and also for the province’s return to the RDS.

# south-africa - Monday 18 September, 2017

From The42 Leinster unfazed by altitude challenge as they prepare for the Cheetahs Pro14

Leinster unfazed by altitude challenge as they prepare for the Cheetahs

Leo Cullen’s squad arrived in Cape Town yesterday and will train there ahead of Friday’s Pro14 clash in Bloemfontein.

# south-africa - Saturday 16 September, 2017

From The42 Leinster power past Southern Kings in first-ever Pro14 clash on South African soil Easy

Leinster power past Southern Kings in first-ever Pro14 clash on South African soil

Leo Cullen’s charges ran in five tries at a disappointingly empty Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

From The42 Ruthless All Blacks humiliate Springboks with record-breaking shutout Black Ops This post contains videos

Ruthless All Blacks humiliate Springboks with record-breaking shutout

New Zealand scored eight tries in Albany to move a step closer to another Rugby Championship triumph.

# south-africa - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

From The42 Kane Hames gets his first start as All Blacks make 7 changes for Springboks Kane Is Able

Kane Hames gets his first start as All Blacks make 7 changes for Springboks

New Zealand take on South Africa in the Rugby Championship on Saturday.

# south-africa - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

From The42 Pat Lambie officially released from SARU contract but can still be selected by Springboks Bon Voyage

Pat Lambie officially released from SARU contract but can still be selected by Springboks

Lambie has struggled with concussion-related injuries since a collision with CJ Stander.

# south-africa - Thursday 24 August, 2017

From The42 Expansion east and west still on the table for Pro14 as they chase TV funds Room For More

Expansion east and west still on the table for Pro14 as they chase TV funds

Germany is becoming an increasingly viable option for Pro14 CEO Martin Anayi.

# south-africa - Saturday 19 August, 2017

From The42 Argentina arrive to put pressure on 'Boks team still with plenty to prove despite French Tests Southern Discomfort

Argentina arrive to put pressure on 'Boks team still with plenty to prove despite French Tests

Allister Coetzee briefly eased the pressure with three wins over Les Bleus, but France are a very poor state.

# south-africa - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

Robert Mugabe's wife wants diplomatic immunity after being accused of attacking model

Gabriella Engels, aged 20, said she had been attacked with an electrical extension cord.

# south-africa - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

South African president survives no-confidence motion ANC

South African president survives no-confidence motion

Criticism of Jacob Zuma from within his party has grown amid multiple corruption scandals.

# south-africa - Monday 7 August, 2017

South African deputy minister accused of assaulting women in nightclub

The alleged incident took place in northern Johannesburg.

# south-africa - Friday 4 August, 2017

From The42 South Africa's Cheetahs will travel to Ulster for Pro14 opener Northern Exposure

South Africa's Cheetahs will travel to Ulster for Pro14 opener

The Cheetahs get their first taste of their new competition on 1 September.

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