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For John Pye's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Resurgent Springboks poised for third Rugby World Cup title

Rugby Oct 29, 2019

Resurgent Springboks poised for third Rugby World Cup title

The man who has shaped the Springboks revival decided to take a back seat for a while. Rassie Erasmus had delivered his team news for a Rugby World Cup knockout game, 24 hours ahead of schedule, and answered questions in front of the cameras. Then he ...

Springboks hitting their stride at Rugby World Cup

Rugby Oct 22, 2019

Springboks hitting their stride at Rugby World Cup

After finishing off the home team's remarkable run at the Rugby World Cup in the quarterfinals, the Springboks are feeling more comfortable about taking on Wales in Japan. Assistant coach Matthew Proudfoot says they're just more comfortable, anyway, now that they're playing the South African ...