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Ireland drawn in Bordeaux, Nantes, and Paris as World Cup fixtures confirmed
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Ireland drawn in Bordeaux, Nantes, and Paris as World Cup fixtures confirmed

Feb 26th 2021, 11:42 AM 11,285 Views 16 Comments

Ireland’s fixtures see them finish with games against South Africa and Scotland.

Relief for Ulster as Marcell Coetzee is cleared of another knee injury
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# Good News

Relief for Ulster as Marcell Coetzee is cleared of another knee injury

Feb 23rd 2021, 12:58 PM 3,656 Views 7 Comments

The South Africa international remains a doubt for this Friday’s clash with the Ospreys.

Mick Wallace says vaccine rollout delay is 'huge concern' and could cost lives
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Mick Wallace says vaccine rollout delay is 'huge concern' and could cost lives

Feb 9th 2021, 3:07 PM 28,944 Views 13 Comments

The independent MEP said “the most glaring problem in the last three or four weeks has been the delay in the rollout”.

South Africa suspends AstraZeneca vaccinations amid concern over efficacy
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South Africa suspends AstraZeneca vaccinations amid concern over efficacy

Feb 8th 2021, 2:40 PM 52,884 Views 41 Comments

Researchers are working to update the vaccine to deal with the South African variant.

Door-to-door testing blitz in England to find ‘every single’ South African strain case
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Door-to-door testing blitz in England to find ‘every single’ South African strain case

Feb 2nd 2021, 8:00 AM 24,676 Views 11 Comments

Mobile testing units and home testing kits will be deployed across eight communities in England.

What should happen with the 2021 British and Irish Lions tour?
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# Open Thread

What should happen with the 2021 British and Irish Lions tour?

Jan 13th 2021, 11:19 AM 8,418 Views 24 Comments

There appear to be three options as Lions bosses meet in the next month.

Travel ban to apply to visitors from both UK and South Africa until 6 January
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# SARS-CoV-2

Travel ban to apply to visitors from both UK and South Africa until 6 January

Dec 30th 2020, 7:45 PM 49,650 Views 17 Comments

Both variants are feared to be more transmissible, and research is ongoing.

South Africa bans alcohol sales as cases rise to over one million
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# Dry January

South Africa bans alcohol sales as cases rise to over one million

Dec 28th 2020, 9:17 PM 37,101 Views 47 Comments

South Africa passed one million recorded coronavirus cases yesterday.

Mandela wrote letter to Haughey soon after his release asking him to postpone a decision on easing sanctions
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Mandela wrote letter to Haughey soon after his release asking him to postpone a decision on easing sanctions

Dec 27th 2020, 12:10 AM 37,682 Views 6 Comments

Mandela was deputy president of the African National Congress (ANC) and was negotiating an end to the apartheid regime.

UK identifies another 'yet more transmissible' new variant of Covid-19 related to travel from South Africa
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UK identifies another 'yet more transmissible' new variant of Covid-19 related to travel from South Africa

Updated Dec 23rd 2020, 4:13 PM 60,554 Views 79 Comments

UK Health Minister Matt Hancock said travel restrictions are to be immediately imposed.

South African sides to join 'Rainbow Cup' after Pro14 concludes in March
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# CONFIRMED

South African sides to join 'Rainbow Cup' after Pro14 concludes in March

Dec 23rd 2020, 3:00 PM 27,168 Views 20 Comments

The new competition will kick-off in April after the 2020/21 Pro14 final in March.

Fast-spreading Covid variant detected in South Africa - similar to one found in UK
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Fast-spreading Covid variant detected in South Africa - similar to one found in UK

Dec 18th 2020, 10:41 PM 52,096 Views 31 Comments

Health minister Zwelini Mkhize said that more patients are younger and seem to be suffering more from the effects of the virus.

'It will be phenomenal' - Pro16 expansion even more timely before RWC2023
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# Plans

'It will be phenomenal' - Pro16 expansion even more timely before RWC2023

Dec 14th 2020, 8:05 PM 16,802 Views 32 Comments

The four new South African franchises are set to join next year.

Farrell confirms Ireland will head to New Zealand for a three-Test tour in 2022
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# Challenge

Farrell confirms Ireland will head to New Zealand for a three-Test tour in 2022

Dec 14th 2020, 1:47 PM 6,753 Views 10 Comments

Ireland have yet to beat the Kiwis on New Zealand soil.

South African lotto sequence sparks accusations of fraud
# 5 6 7 8 9 10
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South African lotto sequence sparks accusations of fraud

Dec 2nd 2020, 10:19 PM 55,737 Views 49 Comments

The consecutive numbers 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and a PowerBall number of 10 was the winning combination.

Judge to file complaint against ex-South Africa president Jacob Zuma
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Judge to file complaint against ex-South Africa president Jacob Zuma

Nov 23rd 2020, 4:21 PM 11,613 Views 9 Comments

The former head of state walked out of an inquiry investigating alleged corruption.

'It’s about him holding his body together' - Gatland on Sexton's Lions chances
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'It’s about him holding his body together' - Gatland on Sexton's Lions chances

Oct 29th 2020, 7:00 AM 9,035 Views 6 Comments

The Lions head coach indicated he is keen to bring Andy Farrell on board again for next year.

Lions managing director hopes fans will be able to attend 2021 South Africa tour
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# Mane Attraction

Lions managing director hopes fans will be able to attend 2021 South Africa tour

Oct 21st 2020, 4:28 PM 4,458 Views 1 Comment

The Lions’ eight-match trip is planned to begin on 3 July.

Gatland's Lions to face Japan before departing on South Africa tour
# Brave Blossoms
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# Brave Blossoms

Gatland's Lions to face Japan before departing on South Africa tour

Oct 21st 2020, 8:00 AM 5,888 Views 7 Comments

The game is set to be played at Murrayfield in Edinburgh in June 2021.

Training with a sheep has jackal specialist CJ Stander in fine fettle
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Training with a sheep has jackal specialist CJ Stander in fine fettle

Oct 21st 2020, 1:01 AM 16,986 Views 11 Comments

The Munster back row is heading into the restarted Six Nations in superb form.

Lancaster would welcome 'positive addition' of South African sides to Pro16
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# Expansion

Lancaster would welcome 'positive addition' of South African sides to Pro16

Sep 29th 2020, 1:01 AM 6,790 Views 3 Comments

The Lions, Bulls, Stormers, and Sharks could join the competition from 2021 onwards.

Australia to host Rugby Championship but doubts hang over South Africa
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# Rugby Championship

Australia to host Rugby Championship but doubts hang over South Africa

Sep 11th 2020, 10:43 AM 6,884 Views 1 Comment

SANZAAR CEO, Andy Marinos, stated that South Africa’s participation in this year’s competition had yet to be confirmed.

Caster Semenya cannot compete without hormone-suppressing drugs, Swiss court confirms
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# Ruling

Caster Semenya cannot compete without hormone-suppressing drugs, Swiss court confirms

Sep 8th 2020, 7:11 PM 11,703 Views 24 Comments

The Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland has refused to set aside a 2019 ruling against the double Olympic champion.

World Cup winner De Allende: 'I signed for Munster because I feel they have the credentials'
# Trophy Hunt
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# Trophy Hunt

World Cup winner De Allende: 'I signed for Munster because I feel they have the credentials'

Sep 1st 2020, 8:15 PM 25,571 Views 55 Comments

Munster aren’t using their five-day turnaround as an excuse ahead of the Leinster clash.

Gatland says he would coach Chiefs for free if 2021 Lions tour is cancelled
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# Options

Gatland says he would coach Chiefs for free if 2021 Lions tour is cancelled

Aug 7th 2020, 2:55 PM 8,480 Views 1 Comment

South Africa is struggling to contain coronavirus.

Over 10,000 new cases on Saturday brings South Africa's confirmed Covid-19 cases to 500,000
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Over 10,000 new cases on Saturday brings South Africa's confirmed Covid-19 cases to 500,000

Aug 2nd 2020, 11:12 AM 23,881 Views 24 Comments

The country has witnessed 8,153 deaths from the virus.

Covid-19: More than 600,000 deaths worldwide; total cases pass 14.2 million
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Covid-19: More than 600,000 deaths worldwide; total cases pass 14.2 million

Jul 19th 2020, 8:14 AM 17,582 Views 38 Comments

Health officials in Ireland recorded 21 new cases on Saturday.

Schedule unchanged and Sky remain broadcasters for 2021 Lions tour to South Africa
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# Lions 2021

Schedule unchanged and Sky remain broadcasters for 2021 Lions tour to South Africa

Jul 15th 2020, 11:03 AM 5,485 Views 22 Comments

Organisers are eager to invite travelling supporters and give ‘clarity’ over the planned tour.

Nelson Mandela's daughter Zindzi dies aged 59
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Nelson Mandela's daughter Zindzi dies aged 59

Jul 13th 2020, 10:18 AM 47,499 Views 5 Comments

She had been South Africa’s ambassador to Denmark since 2015.

South Africa reports record daily increase in coronavirus cases
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South Africa reports record daily increase in coronavirus cases

Jul 4th 2020, 1:13 PM 25,723 Views 6 Comments

More than 11 million people around the world are now known to have been infected since the pandemic began.

United States records over 50,000 Covid-19 cases in 24-hour period for first time
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United States records over 50,000 Covid-19 cases in 24-hour period for first time

Jul 2nd 2020, 3:12 PM 23,913 Views 55 Comments

The US has now reported nearly 2.7 million cases and more than 128,000 deaths.

SA Rugby confirm Lions tour shifting to autumn 2021 is being considered
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SA Rugby confirm Lions tour shifting to autumn 2021 is being considered

Jun 8th 2020, 6:31 PM 6,698 Views 4 Comments

South Africa hope to have their professional teams back in action by August.

World player of the year Pieter-Steph du Toit terminates contract in South Africa
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World player of the year Pieter-Steph du Toit terminates contract in South Africa

May 16th 2020, 4:04 PM 21,669 Views 17 Comments

The World Cup winner has exited his deal with Western Province.

'It turned out to be the best four years of my career by a country mile'
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'It turned out to be the best four years of my career by a country mile'

May 3rd 2020, 9:30 PM 49,604 Views 5 Comments

Johann Muller says David Humphreys played a huge role in making his time in Ulster such a happy one.

Leinster's Lancaster would be an ideal addition for the Lions next year
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# Knowledge

Leinster's Lancaster would be an ideal addition for the Lions next year

Apr 28th 2020, 6:00 AM 6,162 Views 14 Comments

The 50-year-old has enjoyed helping young players like Ryan Baird and Harry Byrne to develop.

'It was never a guarantee with Ireland, it was more that carrot dangling there'
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'It was never a guarantee with Ireland, it was more that carrot dangling there'

Apr 25th 2020, 8:30 AM 18,796 Views 10 Comments

Robbie Diack played for Ulster 205 times during a decade with the northern province.

The brutal and bloody second Lions Test in South Africa in 2009
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# Classic

The brutal and bloody second Lions Test in South Africa in 2009

Mar 27th 2020, 2:02 PM 16,648 Views 32 Comments

The Springboks claimed series success in dramatic circumstances in Pretoria.

BOD and Roberts' brilliance, The Beast's scrum power, and a narrow Boks win
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BOD and Roberts' brilliance, The Beast's scrum power, and a narrow Boks win

Mar 24th 2020, 1:31 PM 10,332 Views 5 Comments

The Lions very nearly produced a comeback victory against South Africa in their first Test in 2009.

Antrim couple left stranded in Johannesburg because they're at 'high risk' of coronavirus
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Antrim couple left stranded in Johannesburg because they're at 'high risk' of coronavirus

Mar 19th 2020, 10:46 PM 76,726 Views 98 Comments

James Hagan claimed they are being held airside and left to sleep in a vehicle overnight.

South Africa and New Zealand hope to launch new local derby competitions
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# Plans

South Africa and New Zealand hope to launch new local derby competitions

Mar 18th 2020, 10:34 AM 6,171 Views 5 Comments

The plans will be met with extreme levels of doubt in many quarters.

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