SPRINGBOKS

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Kolisi thrilled to resume Bok captaincy for homecoming Test against Ireland

Captain Siya Kolisi says the Springboks are well aware that Saturday's clash against Ireland at a sold-out Loftus Versfeld is a massive occasion in more ways than one.

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Ireland captain backs debutant Jamie Osborne to survive Loftus baptism of fire

Ireland captain Peter O'Mahony is confident Jamie Osborne will be able to handle his international debut against the Springboks at a hostile Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.

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Handre Pollard set for emotional return to Springbok action after World Cup triumph

Handre Pollard admits he can't wait to return to action for the Springboks in his first appearance since lifting the Rugby World Cup trophy in France.

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Kolbe stresses accuracy and enjoyment as Springboks look to break Ireland jinx

Cheslin Kolbe says the Springboks will need to be accurate in their execution if they are to beat Ireland on Saturday - but also stressed the importance of enjoying the occasion.

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Andy Farrell names Ireland team to face Springboks in Pretoria

Head coach Andy Farrell has named the Ireland match-day squad to face South Africa in Saturday's first Test at Loftus Versfeld Stadium.

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Springboks focused on present, not past, ahead of Ireland clash, says Erasmus

Rassie Erasmus says that the Springboks aren't looking for revenge as they prepare to face Ireland in the first of two blockbuster Tests on home soil.