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From The42 South Africa and UK ramping up return to sport Unpack The Boks

South Africa and UK ramping up return to sport

Professional sport has been given an amber light to proceed in South Africa, though contact sports will have to lay out detailed plans to maintain player safety.

From The42 Former Munster man Walters leaves the Springboks for club in the UK Moving On

Former Munster man Walters leaves the Springboks for club in the UK

The Welshman departs with a World Cup winner’s medal.

From The42 The brutal and bloody second Lions Test in South Africa in 2009 Classic

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

The Springboks claimed series success in dramatic circumstances in Pretoria.

From The42 BOD and Roberts' brilliance, The Beast's scrum power, and a narrow Boks win Lions

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

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

From The42 Springbok signings are complete game-changers for van Graan's Munster Intent

Springbok signings are complete game-changers for van Graan's Munster

RG Snyman and Damian de Allende are likely to become fan favourites at Thomond Park.

From The42 'From physiotherapist to Springboks head coach' - Ex-Munster defence coach set to replace Erasmus Right Hand Man

'From physiotherapist to Springboks head coach' - Ex-Munster defence coach set to replace Erasmus

47-year-old Jacques Nienaber has been part of Rassie’s backroom staff in his past four jobs and won the World Cup in November.

From The42 Gatland's Lions to face Super Rugby sides and South Africa 'A' in 2021 Schedule

Gatland's Lions to face Super Rugby sides and South Africa 'A' in 2021

The touring side have announced details of a reduced eight-game tour in South Africa.

From The42 Van Graan fondly recalls Kolisi debut and hails 'incredible' journey Gold Standard

Van Graan fondly recalls Kolisi debut and hails 'incredible' journey

The Munster boss worked at close quarters with many of the World Cup-winners.

From The42 Van Graan confirms Munster in 'advanced discussions' with two World Cup-winning Springboks Double Coup

Van Graan confirms Munster in 'advanced discussions' with two World Cup-winning Springboks

The province are in talks to sign Damian de Allende and RG Snyman.

From The42 'It means a lot for the boys from the rural area who didn’t go to private school' Rise

'It means a lot for the boys from the rural area who didn’t go to private school'

Makazole Mapimpi, who used to walk 10km to school, has had a stunning rise with the Springboks.

From The42 'Felix has been amazing and has brought so much. The boys absolutely love him' Irish Abroad

'Felix has been amazing and has brought so much. The boys absolutely love him'

Irishman Felix Jones is a World Cup winner.

From The42 How Rassie Erasmus returned from Munster to lead the Boks to World Cup glory Resurgence

How Rassie Erasmus returned from Munster to lead the Boks to World Cup glory

The 47-year-old told his players they could lift the trophy 18 months ago.

From The42 Jones proud of England but says they'll be 'kicking stones for four years' Beaten

Jones proud of England but says they'll be 'kicking stones for four years'

The England head coach was at a loss to explain how his side failed to back up their win against the All Blacks.

From The42 'The Beast' leads Springboks' total destruction of England's scrum No Scrum No Win

'The Beast' leads Springboks' total destruction of England's scrum

The Springboks pack was ruthless in going after the English set-piece in the World Cup final.

From The42 Kolbe returns from injury as Boks make one change for World Cup final Team News

Kolbe returns from injury as Boks make one change for World Cup final

The South Africans have gone for a 6/2 split once again on their bench.

From The42 Ominously, Rassie plans for this World Cup to be a 'springboard' for the Boks Growing Force

Ominously, Rassie plans for this World Cup to be a 'springboard' for the Boks

There are big challenges for South African rugby but their return to the top table has been welcome.

From The42 World Cup final pits 'the two most powerful teams in the world' against each other Physicality

World Cup final pits 'the two most powerful teams in the world' against each other

England defence coach John Mitchell is expecting a very different challenge this weekend.

From The42 Kolbe fit for final but Rassie Erasmus insists Springboks won't change tactics Box Kicks

Kolbe fit for final but Rassie Erasmus insists Springboks won't change tactics

The South Africans have been criticised in many quarters for their kick-heavy approach.

From The42 'Send my best wishes to Warren and make sure he enjoys the third-place play-off' Sparring

'Send my best wishes to Warren and make sure he enjoys the third-place play-off'

Eddie Jones couldn’t resist firing a shot back at the Wales boss.

From The42 'The only way we know is fighting fire with fire' - Boks believe in their resilience Tough

'The only way we know is fighting fire with fire' - Boks believe in their resilience

England are the favourites for Saturday’s World Cup final but the Boks will apply pressure.

From The42 'I was watching the 2007 final in the tavern because I didn't have a TV at home' Rainbow Nation

'I was watching the 2007 final in the tavern because I didn't have a TV at home'

Springboks captain Siya Kolisi has proved to be a wonderful leader for Rassie Erasmus’ side.

From The42 'I'm not 100% sure a World Cup is going to be won by a very expansive game plan' Marching On

'I'm not 100% sure a World Cup is going to be won by a very expansive game plan'

Rassie Erasmus’ Springboks ground their way into a World Cup final against England.

From The42 Erasmus' Boks set up World Cup final with England after edging Wales Tension

Erasmus' Boks set up World Cup final with England after edging Wales

Handré Pollard’s place-kicking was crucial as the Boks edged the semi-final in Yokohama.

From The42 As it happened: Wales v South Africa, Rugby World Cup semi-final Liveblog

As it happened: Wales v South Africa, Rugby World Cup semi-final

Rassie left Ireland to bring South Africa back to the top of the game. Warren Gatland and Wales stood between them and the World Cup final.

From The42 Gatland's Wales and Rassie's Boks to battle for final spot against England Slugfest

Gatland's Wales and Rassie's Boks to battle for final spot against England

The second semi-final in Yokohama promises to be a brutally physical affair.

From The42 'Irish people are really good people' - Erasmus and Nienaber drive the Boks on Double Act

'Irish people are really good people' - Erasmus and Nienaber drive the Boks on

The South Africa coaching duo have been close friends since the early 1990s.

From The42 Wales full-back Liam Williams set to miss World Cup semi-final against South Africa Out Of Action

Wales full-back Liam Williams set to miss World Cup semi-final against South Africa

The 28-year-old suffered an ankle injury during training on Wednesday.

From The42 Blow for the Boks as Cheslin Kolbe ruled out of World Cup semi-final Absent

Blow for the Boks as Cheslin Kolbe ruled out of World Cup semi-final

The prolific 23-year-old Sbu Nkosi comes onto the right wing for the clash with Wales.

From The42 'Rassie has made a massive difference' - How Erasmus turned the Boks around Honesty

'Rassie has made a massive difference' - How Erasmus turned the Boks around

The former Munster head coach has overseen South Africa’s transformation into World Cup contenders.

From The42 Kolbe back for 'Boks as Rassie embraces favourites' tag against Japan RWC2019

Kolbe back for 'Boks as Rassie embraces favourites' tag against Japan

‘I’m not one of those coaches who sits here and says to you ‘I’m not really sure’, because we prepare to win.’

From The42 South Africa international Etzebeth takes rights watchdog to High Court over racism case High Court

South Africa international Etzebeth takes rights watchdog to High Court over racism case

The 27-year-old Springbok is accused of using racist slurs against four men.

From The42 Analysis: How the threat of red cards could be favouring teams who offload Jouez

Analysis: How the threat of red cards could be favouring teams who offload

Eoin Toolan examines the All Blacks’ support play to explain their effectiveness in offloading.

From The42 Reinach sets World Cup hat-trick record as Springboks thrash Canada Boks

Reinach sets World Cup hat-trick record as Springboks thrash Canada

South Africa ran in 10 tries, including the scrum-half’s 11-minute treble.

From The42 Shades of Mealamu and Umaga as Italian prop sees red in loss to Springboks Off This post contains videos

Shades of Mealamu and Umaga as Italian prop sees red in loss to Springboks

South Africa wrapped up the bonus point after Lovotti and Quaglio combined to spear Duane Vermeulen.

From The42 South Africa's Etzebeth 'full out' for World Cup despite assault case Springboks

South Africa's Etzebeth 'full out' for World Cup despite assault case

South African player fully focused on tomorrow’s crucial game against Italy.

From The42 South African lock faces legal action over alleged abuse of homeless man before World Cup Proceedings

South African lock faces legal action over alleged abuse of homeless man before World Cup

Eben Etzebeth is alleged to have insulted, assaulted and pointed a gun at a 42-year-old man.

From The42 Springbok Coetzee named in Ulster squad for Pro14 double-header after missing out on World Cup Ready To Rock

Springbok Coetzee named in Ulster squad for Pro14 double-header after missing out on World Cup

The back-row was expected to be ruled out for 12 weeks with an ankle injury.

From The42 'We know the Irish players really well but obviously they know us as well' Rassie

'We know the Irish players really well but obviously they know us as well'

There is a strong chance that the Springboks and Ireland will meet in the World Cup quarter-finals.

From The42 All Blacks beat Boks in thriller to underline task awaiting Ireland in quarters Scintillating

All Blacks beat Boks in thriller to underline task awaiting Ireland in quarters

Steve Hansen’s men won the game with a stunning flurry of points in the first half.

From The42 Erasmus names unchanged Springbok side to take on New Zealand in World Cup opener RWC2019

Erasmus names unchanged Springbok side to take on New Zealand in World Cup opener

Pool B begins with an absolute blockbuster.

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