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Boks’ history against Rugby World Cup group rivals

South Africa's pool B opponents have been called lightweights and easy pickings, but the Springboks know they should not take any of them for granted. Each side has their own strengths and the Boks will need to be at their best. We take a look at South Africa's records against each of their group opponents. Note that all fixtures are South African standard time.

Boks defeat England

Boks defeat England, unbeaten on tour

The Springboks completed an unbeaten end-of-year tour with a 16-15 win over England at Twickenham on Saturday. In a battle of two evenly matched teams, the bounce of the ball and a strange decision helped South Africa to victory.
Dale Steyn: test cricketer of the year

Superb Proteas demolish England

The South African cricket team scored one of its finest wins ever in the first cricket test against England at The Oval on Monday, triumphing by an innings and 12 runs. It was just the fifth time in history that a team has won a test for the loss of only two wickets.

Springboks, England draw final test

After a 14-14 draw with England in Port Elizabeth on Saturday evening, the Springboks remain undefeated under coach Heynecke Meyer, but they were the less satisfied of the two teams following a sub-standard performance.
Springboks secure series against England

Springboks secure series against England

It was a game of two halves as the Springboks secured a series victory over England with a 36-27 win in the second test in Johannesburg on Saturday. The first half belonged to South Africa and the second to England, until a brilliant try set up and scored by JP Pietersen settled the outcome.

Ethiopian tread shoes a hit

Ethiopian entrepreneur Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu is making her international mark designing traditional Ethiopian shoes made from recycled tire. Five years since opening shop, Alemu’s company soleRebels is selling thousands of pairs to customers in Canada, Australia, England, Japan, and now major orders are coming from the US.

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.
SA rugby players big in England

SA rugby players big in England

There are roughly two full teams' worth of South African players plying their trade in England's premier rugby union competition, including a host of former Springboks as well as a number of lesser known players - among them a scrumhalf from KwaZulu-Natal whose nickname is "Howzit".


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