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The Boks will have to shelve their affection for Japan and Japanese fans to spoil the hosts' party in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals.
The Springboks are ready for the challenge posed by a "well-coached" Japan outfit, coach Rassie Erasmus has said.
Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus believes the conditions at the World Cup are starting to favour Japan’s playing style but he says his team is ready to meet the challenge.
Ruan Pienaar has been placed on standby in case one of the three No 9's in the Springbok Rugby World Cup squad is ruled out with injury.
The performances of four Springboks were particularly pleasing for coach Rassie Erasmus after the 66-7 win over Canada in Kobe.
Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus said the "X-factor" Cobus Reinach was a chip off the old block as the scrumhalf scored the quickest World Cup hat-trick.
South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus has helped explain the confusion surrounding a video clip that caused mayhem over the weekend on social media.
South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus said his team had "ticked the box" with Friday's seven-try demolition of Italy.
Springbok head coach Rassie Erasmus is feeling the heat ahead of his side's crucial 2019 Rugby World Cup clash against Italy in Shizuoka on Friday.
Bok coach Rassie Erasmus warned there were no second chances as he named his team for their "do-or-die" match against Italy.
Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has explained his decision to go into Sunday's Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Japan with six forwards on his bench.
Just how devotedly the Boks stick to the personnel who trounced Japan a few weeks ago will be an intriguing feature of their RWC quarter-final team, says Rob Houwing.
South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus said his team had "erased" their shocking loss to Japan in the 2015 Rugby World Cup's 'miracle of Brighton'.
Springbok captain Siya Kolisi doesn’t believe that the rust will have an impact on his team’s chances of success in their World Cup quarterfinal on 20 October.
The Mapimpi incident has become a metaphor for what is the daily reality of most South Africans; a reality of constant exclusion, writes Mcebo Dlamini.
The manufactured furore about Springbok winger Makazole Mapimpi being waved away by a group of reserve players is unnecessary. This Springbok team might not win the World Cup, but they certainly aren't a bunch of racists, writes Pieter du Toit.
The Springboks received high praise from coach Rassie Erasmus for their physicality after bulldozing to victory over Italy in Japan.
Legal action against Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth looms large over South Africa in their crucial Rugby World Cup match against Italy.
Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus expects a massive challenge from the Italian pack and has therefore opted to load his bench with forwards.
Former Springbok captain Corne Krige remembers how, even as a player, Rassie Erasmus used to spend hours analysing matches.
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