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Green and gold rivals from Down Under

The fiercest rivalry whenever South Africa is on a sports field always comes from Australia. Both teams wear green and gold, and both teams are always out to beat each other. With Australia being the co-hosts for the upcoming Cricket World Cup, we look back at the history of this bloodthirsty rivalry in various sports.

‘Boks for Books’ to get SA’s kids reading

Gcobani Higher Primary School in Mdantsane in the Eastern Cape will become the second school to benefit from the South African Rugby Union's "Boks for Books" literacy campaign when it opens its doors to a new library on 22 August.

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Boks give White winning send-off

Five weeks after the Springboks' victory in the World Cup final brought the curtain down on the South African rugby season, the Boks were back in action in Cardiff on the weekend, facing Wales in Jake White's final match after 54 tests as coach.
Job well done

Job well done, Jake White

Under Jake White, South Africa's rugby team have won more than a World Cup. They've won the world's respect with a disciplined, tough-as-nails approach on the field. And they've won the love of SA's people, embracing their support in an open and humble manner not always seen in the past.
South Africa: world champions!

South Africa: world champions!

It wasn't pretty - finals seldom are - but, after a committed and controlled team effort, South Africa's Springboks defeated England 15-6 at the Stade de France in Paris on Saturday night to win the Rugby World Cup final, and lay claim to the William Webb Ellis Trophy for the second time.
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South Africa into World Cup final

South Africa and Argentina, the last unbeaten teams at the Rugby World Cup, met in Paris on Sunday in a clash of two very physical sides. It was a hard-fought semifinal, but the Springboks took advantage of the Pumas' errors to pull away to a 37-13 victory and book a place in the final.
Springboks head for Paris

Springboks head for Paris

The Springboks booked a place in the Rugby World Cup semifinals with a hard-fought 37-20 win over Fiji in Marseille on Sunday. The upset defeats of Australia and New Zealand leaves South Africa as the sole Tri-Nations representative left in the tournament.
Boks beat USA

Boks beat USA, top RWC Pool A

South Africa completed an unbeaten run through Pool A at the Rugby World Cup on Sunday when they outplayed the feisty United States Eagles 64-15, running in nine tries to two.
Du Preez: rugby player of 2006

Brilliant Boks hammer England

Led by a sensational performance from scrumhalf Fourie du Preez, the Springboks laid down a Rugby World Cup marker by crushing defending champions England 36-0 in Paris on Friday.
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Boks, Habana hit ground running

South Africa opened its Rugby World Cup challenge with a 59-7 victory over Samoa in a match containing a fair share of niggle. Bryan Habana was the star of the show, dotting down four times and twice making tries out nothing with huge acceleration off the mark, slippery running and speed, speed, speed.

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