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Ndawonde: fighting fires, making tackles and scoring tries

Springbok Women’s vice-captain Zinhle Ndawonde has not only made a mark on the rugby field in the last few years with her strong personality and physical presence, she also makes a significant difference off the field as a firefighter.

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“Ready, set, go” - Boks raring for Saturday

The Springboks were all set for Saturday’s mammoth Rugby World Cup showdown with New Zealand: “We really couldn’t have prepared better,” said Bok assistant coach Mzwandile Stick in Tokyo on Monday.

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Dayimani joined by familiar faces at Blitzboks camp

Hacjivah Dayimani joined the Springbok Sevens squad on Monday as the wider Blitzboks training group converged at their base at the Stellenbosch Academy of Sport to start preparation for the 2019/20 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.

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“Ready, set, go” - Boks raring for Saturday

The Springboks were all set for Saturday’s mammoth Rugby World Cup showdown with New Zealand: “We really couldn’t have prepared better,” said Bok assistant coach Mzwandile Stick in Tokyo on Monday.

Boks ready for anything conditions can throw at them

Hot or cool, dry or wet; the Springboks were ready for anything Japan’s conditions could throw at them, Aled Walters, team head of athletic performance, told Rugby World Cup media on Sunday.

Du Randt to be inducted into World Rugby Hall of Fame

Former Springbok prop and dual Rugby World Cup winner Os du Randt is one of six legends who will be inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame at the World Rugby Awards in Tokyo on 3 November, the day following the Rugby World Cup 2019 final.

“Today, we can feel the RWC is here,” says Erasmus

The Springboks woke up in Japan for a 12th morning today, but felt the Rugby World Cup atmosphere for the first time properly, Rassie Erasmus, director of rugby at SA Rugby told the team’s ‘arrival’ press conference in Kagoshima on Friday lunchtime.

Boks give back in break from grueling preparation

The Springboks gave back to an enthusiastic and welcoming Kagoshima community on Wednesday, with a number of school and government visits on a rest day from training.