Springboks celebrate victory at legendary Mandela site

Rugby Nov 11, 2019

Springboks celebrate victory at legendary Mandela site

South Africa's rugby stars on Monday hoisted the World Cup before thousands of ecstatic fans at Cape Town's City Hall, where Nelson Mandela made his first speech after his release from prison. The Springboks' final stop on their victory tour pounded home the message of ...

This is for you, South Africa: Springboks start trophy tour

Rugby Nov 7, 2019

This is for you, South Africa: Springboks start trophy tour

With captain Siya Kolisi telling ordinary South Africans that the victory and the spoils were for them, the Rugby World Cup-winning Springboks started a five-day tour on Thursday to take the trophy to people in big cities and poor townships. Kolisi, a product of one ...

Springboks prop Tendai Mtawarira retires from international rugby

Rugby Nov 7, 2019

Springboks prop Tendai Mtawarira retires from international rugby

South Africa prop Tendai Mtawarira says he is retiring from international rugby following last weekend's Rugby World Cup victory. He made the announcement on Wednesday. The 34-year-old Mtawarira leaves as the Springboks' most capped prop with 117 test appearances, and as the Boks' third-most capped player ...

Kamaishi given World Rugby honor

Rugby Nov 4, 2019

Kamaishi given World Rugby honor

The city of Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture, was presented with the Award for Character at the World Rugby Awards in Tokyo on Sunday, an evening that saw South Africa claim the major awards a day after winning the Rugby World Cup. The Springboks edged Japan for ...