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Dane van Niekerk says South Africa hope to emulate Siya Kolisi's Springboks, win maiden ICC Women's T20 World Cup
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Dane van Niekerk says South Africa hope to emulate Siya Kolisi's Springboks, win maiden ICC Women's T20 World Cup

The Springboks’ emotional World Cup triumph last year will inspire the South Africa women’s cricket team to try to emulate them at the Twenty20 World Cup in Australia, skipper Dane van Niekerk said on Sunday.

Rugby World Cup 2019: South Africans scream, sing and dance as Springboks make heroes return after third title
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Rugby World Cup 2019: South Africans scream, sing and dance as Springboks make heroes return after third title

A carnival atmosphere enveloped the normally sedate international arrivals section of the airport as every Springbok received deafening applause.

Rugby World Cup 2019: Springboks’ historic title triumph hailed an ‘inspiration’ back home in South Africa
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Rugby World Cup 2019: Springboks’ historic title triumph hailed an ‘inspiration’ back home in South Africa

The Springboks' Rugby World Cup triumph was hailed by South African newspapers on Sunday as an "inspiration" to a nation suffering from racial tensions, unemployment and violence.

Rugby World Cup 2019: Eddie Jones remains tightlipped on future after England's runners-up finish
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Rugby World Cup 2019: Eddie Jones remains tightlipped on future after England's runners-up finish

Pressed on the situation in a post-match news conference after the World Cup final defeat to South Africa, England coach Eddie Jones again remained tight-lipped

Rugby World Cup 2019: South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus says pep talk on hardships back home inspired squad to third world title
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Rugby World Cup 2019: South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus says pep talk on hardships back home inspired squad to third world title

South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus said Saturday that a frank discussion about real-life hardship back home had fuelled his side's hunger to capture a third Rugby World Cup.

Rugby World Cup 2019: We come from different backgrounds, races but came together with one goal, says South Africa's triumphant captain Siya Kolisi
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Rugby World Cup 2019: We come from different backgrounds, races but came together with one goal, says South Africa's triumphant captain Siya Kolisi

An emotional Kolisi, the first black man to captain the Springboks, devoted the Webb Ellis Cup to the people of South Africa and said he was so grateful for their support.

Rugby World Cup 2019: South Africa beat England 32-12 to win third World Cup title
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Rugby World Cup 2019: South Africa beat England 32-12 to win third World Cup title

South Africa clinched the Rugby World Cup in Yokohama, Japan with a 32-12 win over England. South Africa have triumphed after consecutive title wins for New Zealand.

Rugby World Cup Final 2019: England, South Africa aim to lift home gloom with title
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Rugby World Cup Final 2019: England, South Africa aim to lift home gloom with title

Throughout the Rugby World Cup, the two coaches, Eddie Jones and Rassie Erasmus, have often urged their players to inspire the nation back home and take minds off domestic problems.

Rugby World Cup 2019: Ben Smith stars as All Blacks beat Wales 40-17 to clinch third spot
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Rugby World Cup 2019: Ben Smith stars as All Blacks beat Wales 40-17 to clinch third spot

In what was the final Test for both Hansen and Wales counterpart Warren Gatland, after seven and 12 years at their respective helms, both sides produced an entertaining encounter that saw New Zealand outscore the Welsh by six tries to two.

Rugby World Cup 2019: Siya Kolisi, South Africa's first-ever black captain, stands on cusp of history
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Rugby World Cup 2019: Siya Kolisi, South Africa's first-ever black captain, stands on cusp of history

Siya Kolisi, the first black player appointed as Springboks captain, will have a chance to etch his name in history on Saturday when he leads South Africa in the final against England at Yokohama.

Rugby World Cup 2019: England's Ben Spencer goes from feeding kids to final squad in span of 'crazy few days'
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Rugby World Cup 2019: England's Ben Spencer goes from feeding kids to final squad in span of 'crazy few days'

Saracens scrum-half Ben Spencer had been taking care of his children, having watched England's stunning 19-7 semi-final win over the All Blacks on television, when he got the call to pack his bags.

Rugby World Cup 2019: How to respond to the All Blacks' traditional haka routine
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Rugby World Cup 2019: How to respond to the All Blacks' traditional haka routine

From ignoring the haka to performing one of their own, opponents down the years have come up with innovative ways to face down the pre-match ritual. Here are some of the best ripostes to the ancient Maori challenge:

Rugby World Cup 2019: England fined for haka challenge even as All Blacks praise 'fantastic' response
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Rugby World Cup 2019: England fined for haka challenge even as All Blacks praise 'fantastic' response

England have been fined for crossing the halfway line during New Zealand's haka after they formed a provocative V-shaped formation at last weekend's World Cup semi-final in Yokohama, tournament organisers said

Rugby World Cup 2019: Coach Rassie Erasmus says South Africa will not be employing different tactics, combination in final
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Rugby World Cup 2019: Coach Rassie Erasmus says South Africa will not be employing different tactics, combination in final

South Africa might have been criticised for their dull tactics at the World Cup, but coach Rassie Erasmus has promised more of the same in the final against England on Saturday.

Rugby World Cup 2019: South Africa’s boring tactics, England’s strategy in face of haka and other talking points from semis
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Rugby World Cup 2019: South Africa’s boring tactics, England’s strategy in face of haka and other talking points from semis

South Africa will take on England in the final of the 2019 Rugby World Cup after vanquishing the challenges of Wales and New Zealand. Here are the biggest talking points from both semi-finals:

Rugby World Cup 2019: 'Some of us had their bulletproof vests on', All Black Sonny Bill Williams describes tough team meeting after England loss
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Rugby World Cup 2019: 'Some of us had their bulletproof vests on', All Black Sonny Bill Williams describes tough team meeting after England loss

New Zealand icon Sonny Bill Williams said Monday that the All Blacks players needed "bulletproof vests" during a brutal analysis of their devastating 19-7 World Cup semi-final defeat by England.

Rugby World Cup 2019: Coach Eddie Jones says England are 'prepared for the unexpected' from 'cunning' South Africa in final
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Rugby World Cup 2019: Coach Eddie Jones says England are 'prepared for the unexpected' from 'cunning' South Africa in final

England hope to have all bases covered should "cunning" South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus try to spring a tactical surprise in the World Cup final.

Rugby World Cup 2019: South Africa edge past Wales thanks to Handre Pollard's clutch penalty, set up final against England
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Rugby World Cup 2019: South Africa edge past Wales thanks to Handre Pollard's clutch penalty, set up final against England

South Africa and Wales played out a dreadful first half of rugby dominated by turgid set-pieces, crash balls and aerial combat as both sides kicked the leather off the ball

Rugby World Cup 2019: England coach Eddie Jones hails team's defensive effort in shock win over New Zealand
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Rugby World Cup 2019: England coach Eddie Jones hails team's defensive effort in shock win over New Zealand

England coach Eddie Jones paid tribute to his side's defensive effort as they stunned defending champions New Zealand 19-7 to reach the Rugby World Cup final on Saturday.

Rugby World Cup 2019: George Ford-led England end New Zealand's eight-year reign as champions with semi-final win
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Rugby World Cup 2019: George Ford-led England end New Zealand's eight-year reign as champions with semi-final win

Another Ford penalty extended the lead but George's overthrown line-out near England's line was collected by Savea, with fly-half Richie Mo'unga converting