France captain Dupont wins appeal to cut ban to 2 weeksNovember 30, 2022 GMT
DUBLIN (AP) — France captain Antoine Dupont got his suspension cut in half following his red card against South Africa in their rugby test this month.
Dupont appealed against the length of the four-week ban and was successful in it being reduced to two weeks, freeing him on Wednesday to return to play immediately.
Etzebeth, Kriel, Mapimpi back for Springboks vs EnglandNovember 22, 2022 GMT
LONDON (AP) — South Africa restored regulars Eben Etzebeth, Jesse Kriel and Makazole Mapimpi to start against England in their year-ending rugby test on Saturday at Twickenham.
No. 8 Evan Roos was picked ahead of Kwagga Smith for his second test start.
France captain Antoine Dupont suspended for 4 weeksNovember 17, 2022 GMT
DUBLIN (AP) — France captain Antoine Dupont was suspended for four weeks on Thursday for his red card against South Africa.
Dupont will miss his team's rugby test against Japan on Sunday and three games for his Toulouse club.
Dupont, Sexton nominees again for world player of the yearNovember 14, 2022 GMT
DUBLIN (AP) — France captain Antoine Dupont could receive a second consecutive world player of the year award this weekend while suspended from rugby.
Dupont has been nominated alongside another former winner in Ireland captain Jonathan Sexton, plus South Africa center Lukhanyo Am and Ireland flanker Josh van der Flier.
5 changes for Springboks team to face FranceNovember 8, 2022 GMT
MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Willie le Roux was recalled to start at fullback and Faf de Klerk at scrumhalf as South Africa made five changes and two positional switches for Saturday's rugby test against France.
Kolbe fit again, starts at 15 for Springboks in IrelandNovember 1, 2022 GMT
DUBLIN (AP) — Cheslin Kolbe will return from a three-month absence because of a broken jaw to start a test at fullback for South Africa for the first time against Ireland in Dublin on Saturday.
Kolbe's move to 15 allows Makazole Mapimpi and Kurt-Lee Arendse to start on the wings in a highly anticipated meeting between the world champion Springboks and the No.
Springboks take youngster Moodie to Australia, Mbonambi outAugust 15, 2022 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South Africa selected 19-year-old utility back Canan Moodie in its squad on Monday for two Rugby Championship tests in Australia, while hooker Bongi Mbonambi was ruled out of the tour with injury.
South Africa wing Arendse suspended for 4 weeksAugust 8, 2022 GMT
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa wing Kurt-Lee Arendse was suspended for four weeks on Monday for his highly dangerous mid-air tackle on New Zealand flyhalf Beauden Barrett in the Rugby Championship opener.
Springboks go with Marx at hooker, de Klerk at No 9August 2, 2022 GMT
NELSPRUIT, South Africa (AP) — Malcolm Marx will start as South Africa's hooker in place of Bongi Mbonambi and Faf de Klerk has been recalled at scrumhalf for the first of two Rugby Championship home tests against New Zealand.
Springboks select Jantjies at 10, Willemse at 15 for WalesJune 28, 2022 GMT
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa selected Elton Jantjies at flyhalf and Damian Willemse at fullback and included uncapped forwards Salmaan Moerat and Elrigh Louw on the bench for the first test against Wales this weekend.
De Klerk, Kolbe out of Springboks’ tour to BritainOctober 19, 2021 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Scrumhalf Faf de Klerk will miss South Africa's end-of-year tour to Britain because of a hip injury.
De Klerk was one of four regulars left out of the Springboks' squad on Tuesday because of injury problems.
Springboks forced to change 2 for second meeting with NZSeptember 28, 2021 GMT
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — South Africa made two injury-enforced changes to its 23 for a second meeting with New Zealand in the Rugby Championship as coach Jacques Nienaber indicated the Springboks would continue with their highly criticized style of play that's based on set-piece dominance and tactical kicking.
Duane Vermeulen back for Springboks against WallabiesSeptember 8, 2021 GMT
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — No. 8 Duane Vermeulen will return from injury to start for world champion South Africa but wing Cheslin Kolbe is out for the first of two back-to-back tests against Australia in the Rugby Championship on Sunday.
Lions reply to Erasmus criticism by saluting match officialsJuly 26, 2021 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — British and Irish Lions assistant coach Steve Tandy responded to South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus' criticism of a Mako Vunipola tackle in the first test by saying the tourists felt "the officials did a good job”.
Kolisi recovers from COVID to lead Boks against LionsJuly 20, 2021 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Rugby World Cup-winning captain Siya Kolisi has recovered from COVID-19 and will lead South Africa in the first test against the British and Irish Lions on Saturday at Cape Town Stadium.
Speed test: Kolbe to challenge Japan wings in quarterfinalsOctober 16, 2019 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — Cheslin Kolbe got a real kick out of watching Kenki Fukuoka and Katoro Matsushima burn off the Scottish defenders last weekend. Now the Springboks winger wants to show the Japanese flyers what he can do with the ball in a bit of space.