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#South Africa

# south-africa - Today’s News

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.

# south-africa - Yesterday’s News

From The42 'I've to report in with my mum after the tour': Schmidt focus on 'Boks before new contract Investments

'I've to report in with my mum after the tour': Schmidt focus on 'Boks before new contract

Ireland’s head coach explains why he called on Connacht’s Quinn Roux and omitted Munster’s Tommy O’Donnell for the tour to South Africa.

From The42 Fitzgerald out of South Africa tour, Schmidt leaning towards Matt Healy as replacement Heals On Fire

Fitzgerald out of South Africa tour, Schmidt leaning towards Matt Healy as replacement

Schmidt says Tiernan O’Halloran is also in contention for a call, but Healy’s position makes him a natural fit to replace Fitzgerald.

# south-africa - Thursday 26 May, 2016

From The42 Schalk Burger to miss South Africa's summer Tests against Ireland Ruled Out

Schalk Burger to miss South Africa's summer Tests against Ireland

The veteran flanker sustained an ankle injury while playing for the Stormers last weekend.

# south-africa - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

From The42 Madi-gone, Roux's awakening and more talking points on Ireland's squad for South Africa Summer Tour

Madi-gone, Roux's awakening and more talking points on Ireland's squad for South Africa

Will the surprise inclusions mean a change of tactic, or will we just see new faces in familiar circumstances?

# south-africa - Thursday 19 May, 2016

From The42 Sean O'Brien set for surgery and facing 'considerable period' on the sidelines Hamstrung

Sean O'Brien set for surgery and facing 'considerable period' on the sidelines

The Tullow Tank suffered a massive setback in his rehab in the last weekend of the regular season and will miss Ireland’s tour to South Africa.

# south-africa - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

From The42 Donnacha Ryan returns as Munster Development host Ireland U20s Ireland Hopes

Donnacha Ryan returns as Munster Development host Ireland U20s

There’s free entry for the clash in Thomond Park tomorrow.

# south-africa - Thursday 12 May, 2016

Washed up engine part and work table 'almost certainly' from missing flight MH370 Indian Ocean This post contains videos

Washed up engine part and work table 'almost certainly' from missing flight MH370

The two pieces were found 220km apart in December and February.

# south-africa - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

From The42 Summer tour in doubt for Simon Zebo after keyhole surgery Take A Knee

Summer tour in doubt for Simon Zebo after keyhole surgery

Joe Schmidt’s two favoured fullbacks are nursing knocks at present.

From The42 Van der Flier to miss South Africa tour after season-ending surgery Under The Knife

Van der Flier to miss South Africa tour after season-ending surgery

The 23-year-old had an ankle operation yesterday.

# south-africa - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

From The42 Ulster rule Tommy Bowe out of South Africa Tests, expect him back for pre-season Bowe Out

Ulster rule Tommy Bowe out of South Africa Tests, expect him back for pre-season

The wing appeared to aggravate his knee injury when playing 80 minutes on his return last month.

# south-africa - Sunday 8 May, 2016

From The42 Ireland can't fall into the trap of having a 'head-banging competition' on rare trip to South Africa Fresh Approach This post contains videos

Ireland can't fall into the trap of having a 'head-banging competition' on rare trip to South Africa

Shane Horgan looks back on Ireland’s last tour and has hopes for the imminent visit 12 years on.

# south-africa - Thursday 5 May, 2016

Woman who tried to sell her baby online for €290 given suspended sentence

The mother tried to sell her 19-month-old son on Gumtree after her boyfriend stopped paying childcare costs.

# south-africa - Thursday 28 April, 2016

From The42 Healy believes he needs big finish to season to make Irish squad for South Africa Matt Finish

Healy believes he needs big finish to season to make Irish squad for South Africa

The first priority is helping Connacht into a first ever Pro12 semi-final.

# south-africa - Monday 25 April, 2016

From The42 Rivals in Ireland's Rugby World Cup bid, South Africa's 2023 hopes are in jeopardy

# south-africa - Sunday 24 April, 2016

49 starving monkeys rescued from South African garden centre

The monkeys had been kept in cages for the entertainment of people coming to buy plants at the centre.

# south-africa - Thursday 14 April, 2016

From The42 'We can't play on the Munster name any more, the fear factor isn't there' - Stander Into The West

'We can't play on the Munster name any more, the fear factor isn't there' - Stander

The back-rower admits that revenge will be on his team-mates’ minds when they tackle Connacht at the Sportsground on Saturday night.

# south-africa - Monday 11 April, 2016

From The42 South Africa set to finally confirm new boss after bizarre delay About Time

South Africa set to finally confirm new boss after bizarre delay

Allister Coetzee is expected to become the second black coach of the Springboks

# south-africa - Friday 1 April, 2016

From The42 Ex-Stormers boss Coetzee to take over Springboks ahead of Ireland Tests Ally Oop

Ex-Stormers boss Coetzee to take over Springboks ahead of Ireland Tests

South Africa’s next head coach will be announced on 12 April after SARU’s general council ratified its preferred candidate.

# south-africa - Thursday 31 March, 2016

South African president used taxpayer cash for swimming pool and amphitheatre

The country’s top court delivered a damning verdict on Zuma’s conduct today.

# south-africa - Saturday 26 March, 2016

From The42 South Africa midfielder with a truly sensational goal from inside his own half Long Range This post contains videos

South Africa midfielder with a truly sensational goal from inside his own half

Hlompho Kekana found the back of the net from 65 yards but Bafana Bafana remain without an AFCON qualification win after drawing 2-2 in Cameroon.

# south-africa - Thursday 24 March, 2016

From The42 Springbok skipper Du Preez brings curtain down on outstanding rugby career True Champion This post contains videos

Springbok skipper Du Preez brings curtain down on outstanding rugby career

The World Cup winner played 76 Test matches for South Africa.

# south-africa - Wednesday 23 March, 2016

From The42 The42 Six Nations Show: Trevor Hogan and Murray Kinsella reflect on Ireland’s campaign 6 Nations

The42 Six Nations Show: Trevor Hogan and Murray Kinsella reflect on Ireland’s campaign

And we pick the team for the tour of South Africa.

# south-africa - Thursday 17 March, 2016

From The42 CJ Stander no longer playing like he’s got something to prove Just Right For Us

CJ Stander no longer playing like he’s got something to prove

The big back row also told us of the ‘massive’ St Patrick’s Day celebrations he used to see in South Africa.

# south-africa - Sunday 13 March, 2016

Scholarships for virgins: ‘Abstaining from sex will change my future’

One South African mayor is offering scholarships to female students who can prove they are virgins.

# south-africa - Friday 11 March, 2016

From The42 ‘I’m never going to be an Irishman, but I can try my best’ – Stander Convert

‘I’m never going to be an Irishman, but I can try my best’ – Stander

CJ Stander is learning exactly how demanding Test rugby is.

# south-africa - Thursday 10 March, 2016

Woman found guilty of 1997 baby kidnap

A coincidence reunited the girl with her biological family.

# south-africa - Monday 7 March, 2016

Watch: Boy-racer ostrich gives cyclists a run for their money Speed Racer This post contains videos

Watch: Boy-racer ostrich gives cyclists a run for their money

The competitive bird joined up with cyclists preparing for the Cape Argus Tour in South Africa.

# south-africa - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

‘We ran everywhere in the hospital. The baby was nowhere to be found’

The mother of a baby who went missing, but was found as an adult, has been giving evidence in court.

# south-africa - Monday 22 February, 2016

Woman on trial for stealing baby, 18 years after snatching newborn

Zephany Nurse was reunited with her birth family after unwittingly getting to know her biological sister.

# south-africa - Wednesday 17 February, 2016

Wildlife park worker mauled to death by lioness

The lioness was later put down.

# south-africa - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

Soldier buried under eight metres of snow found alive after six days

Nine of his colleagues died in the accident.

# south-africa - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

From The42 Handre Pollard ruled out of South Africa’s summer Test series against Ireland Broken Bok

Handre Pollard ruled out of South Africa’s summer Test series against Ireland

The 21-year-old out-half is facing a nine-month lay-off.

# south-africa - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

Irish woman who died in South African yachting accident named

Rachel Daly (49) had been sailing in the yacht with her husband PJ.

# south-africa - Monday 1 February, 2016

Irish woman (49) dies in South Africa after yacht runs aground

A Scottish man also died in the incident.

# south-africa - Saturday 16 January, 2016

From The42 Decent knock: Paul Dunne keeps pace with leaders in Jo’burg despite this cricket style drive Cover Drive

# south-africa - Monday 11 January, 2016

Oscar Pistorius is not giving up on avoiding jail for murder

He’s appealing his murder conviction, but even if he fails he mightn’t be sentence to prison.

# south-africa - Monday 28 December, 2015

How race jokes are helping the healing process in post-Apartheid South Africa Apartheid Lols This post contains videos

How race jokes are helping the healing process in post-Apartheid South Africa

A number of comedians have taken the lead in joking about difficult issues.

# south-africa - Sunday 27 December, 2015

Seán Dunne’s wife won’t profit from the sale of luxury hotel

South Africa’s top court made the decision last week.

# south-africa - Friday 18 December, 2015

Chef loses battle to stay in New Zealand after being declared too fat

He and his wife have had applications to renew their work visas rejected because of his weight.

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