SPRINGBOKS

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Ireland not taking Boks' replacement hooker Deon Fourie lightly

Ireland forwards coach Paul O'Connell insists the Springboks have an "incredible" replacement for the injured Malcolm Marx in utility forward Deon Fourie.

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Springboks promise to leave nothing on the field against top-ranked Ireland

The Springboks are fully embracing and welcoming the challenge of squaring off against a formidable Ireland outfit in Paris on Saturday night.

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Skinstad: Bok fans underestimate what Siya Kolisi brings to the team

Former Springbok captain Bobby Skinstad believes that one player in particular will be crucial if they are to overcome the number one ranked side Ireland this weekend.

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Faf de Klerk on the Boks' secret weapon: 'We're all great mates'

Faf de Klerk shone a rare spotlight on the Springboks' internal culture on Thursday, as he revealed having great people in the team is just as important as having great players.

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Springbok coaches shut down criticism of 7-1 split on safety grounds

Rassie Erasmus and Jacques Nienaber have dismissed suggestions their decision to use a 7-1 bench split presents a safety risk to the opposition.

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Ireland boss Andy Farrell not bothered by Bok Bomb Squad: 'It's about us'

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell does not believe his side are favourites for Saturday's massive Rugby World Cup clash against the Springboks, despite being No 1 in the world.