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Thursday 28 September 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Springboks

Ireland emerge with pride from brutal, brilliant breakdown battle with Boks
Andy Farrell’s side won seven turnovers at the breakdown but had lots of slow ball in attack.
This week
24th September 2023 - 28th September 2023
'Ireland can still win it but I think South Africa have come out of this laughing'
The Rugby Weekly Extra podcast heard the Springboks can recover in emphatic fashion from their loss to Ireland.
'I've never, ever seen a crowd like that' - Sexton hails Irish support
It was a remarkable occasion at Stade de France as Andy Farrell’s side beat the Boks.
Last week
17th September 2023 - 23rd September 2023
Ireland send out huge World Cup statement by downing the Boks in Paris
Andy Farrell’s side lived up to the hype with a superb victory at Stade de France.
Ireland send out huge World Cup statement by downing the Boks in Paris
Andy Farrell’s side lived up to the hype with a superb victory at Stade de France.
'They were better than us on the night, that's the bottom line'
Ireland edge a stunning night of tension and noise at the Stade de France
'It’s the one thing I think I know how to do so far in life'
James Lowe will face the Springboks for the first time tonight in Paris.
'We're not going to hold back. We'll go hard at them'
South Africa assistant coach Mzwandile Stick says the Springboks are feeling confident ahead of Saturday’s World Cup clash with Ireland.
Kolisi: More teams will use 7/1 split in future
The South Africa captain offers his view on the 7/1 split, and what makes Jacques Nienaber and Rassie Erasmus so effective as a coaching duo.
Ireland stick with their usual plan. It's the Boks who have changed
Andy Farrell has resisted any temptation to deviate from his proven selection strategy.
Springboks' 7/1 split has no bearing on player safety - Nienaber
The South Africa head coach has defended the controversial team selection for this weekend’s World Cup clash with Ireland.
'I remember being shocked at just the sheer size of them'
Caelan Doris said Ireland can take confidence from their win over South Africa last year.
Boks roll imposing dice with 7/1 bench, so how will Ireland respond?
South Africa successfully trialled their forward-heavy tactics against New Zealand last month.
'There was massive pride to represent Ireland - now I've a massive opportunity to represent my country of birth'
'We're comfortable with the risk' - South Africa head coach Nienaber
'We love a maul try' - Ireland's lineout joy timely ahead of Springboks test
The lineout was the key platform for Ireland’s attack against Tonga.
Springboks boss Erasmus says he won't be joining the IRFU
Meanwhile, Handré Pollard won’t play against Ireland but Eben Etzebeth is set to return.
This month
September 2023
Boks blow ahead of Ireland clash as Marx ruled out of the World Cup
The 29-year-old was set to play a key role against Andy Farrell’s side next weekend.
Springboks centre Kriel free to face Ireland as he won't be cited
Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend had felt the incident was worth reviewing.
Last month
August 2023
'Confidence is really high' - Murray and Ireland set sights on World Cup
34-year-old Conor Murray is heading into his fourth World Cup.
Ex-Ireland lock Kleyn included in South Africa's final World Cup squad
The Springboks are missing some key players for their title defence.
July 2023
Springboks provide update after Williams concussed 10 seconds into Pumas game
The scrum-half was forced off after a heavy collision with Argentina fullback Juan Cruz Mallia.
South Africa survive Argentina onslaught in Rugby Championship win
The Springboks held on to win 22-21 in Johannesburg.
How has Munster man RG Snyman's return to Test rugby gone?
The towering second row has shown his value in two appearances off the bench.
Etzebeth captains imposing Springboks team for All Blacks clash
Munster lock RG Snyman is included on an impressive South African bench.
Rest of world watching as All Blacks, Boks, Pumas, and Wallabies kick-off
The World Cup countdown moves up a gear as the Rugby Championship gets underway.
This year
Springbok out-half Pollard likely to miss Rugby Championship
South Africa are in the same pool as Ireland at the Rugby World Cup later this year.
Munster's Jean Kleyn cleared to represent South Africa
The Munster forward won five caps for Ireland in 2019.
De Klerk says Springboks motivated to 'prove world wrong'
De Klerk is now playing for Yokohama Canon Eagles after leaving England’s Sale Sharks last year
Van Graan or Ackermann tipped to take over Springboks
Jacques Nienaber is Leinster-bound.
Irish rugby's new rivalry with 'the big boys' of South Africa is spicing up
Irish teams are facing intense challenges from South African sides at club and Test levels.
Jones' remarkable journey since leaving Munster will continue with England
The 35-year-old is one of the highest-rated young coaches in rugby.
Jason Jenkins on swapping Munster for Leinster and World Cup ambitions
The lock has made a big impact since moving from Limerick for Dublin last summer.
Last year
RWC clash with Ireland, world-class Felix, and 'a few pints with Cro'
Springboks out-half Handré Pollard says next year’s clash is massive.
Springboks rebound from Ireland and France defeats with win over Italy
The Italians were excellent in the first half but couldn’t stay with the Boks after the break.
Rassie Erasmus insists latest tweets not aimed at referees
South Africa director of rugby has only recently returned to match-day duties following a World Rugby ban.
South Africa under no illusions about Italy challenge as Boks look to get back on track
Head coach Jacques Nienaber has shaken his XV up from the France defeat.
France lay down Rugby World Cup marker with South Africa win
The Springboks fell to another defeat after Ireland came out on top in Dublin last week.
Analysis: How Paul O'Connell's pack mauled the Boks
Ireland were expertly prepared to meet the challenge of South Africa’s forward unit.
Veteran Le Roux among five Springbok changes for France Test
Willie Le Roux comes in at fullback with Makazole Mapimpi moving to the bench.
Farrell takes pride in Irish win over Boks but World Cup is 'miles off'
Some of Ireland’s key men had been short of game time but delivered impressively.
Baloucoune set for Ireland chance while Murray could start at nine
Hugo Keenan looks set to be passed fit to start against the Springboks.
'I'll be with the coaches' - Rassie's waterboy days over ahead of Ireland clash
The Springboks director of rugby remembers a ‘proper hiding’ from Ireland back in 2017.