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Five Springbok legends are set to be inducted into the International Rugby Board’s Hall of Fame.

Joost van der Westhuizen, Naas Botha, Morné du Plessis, Danie Gerber, Hennie Muller are among 37 players to be inducted into the IRB Hall of Fame in the next year.

The news comes alongside the announcement that the International Rugby Hall of Fame and IRB Hall of Fame are to merge.

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Demetri CatrakilisWestern Province’s in-form flyhalf Demetri Catrakilis has earned the ultimate compliment for his ability to dictate play.

No less a personality than Naas Botha, the former Springbok string-puller in the position, suggested at the weekend that the 24-year-old “might have the best tactical kicking game of all (South African) fly-halves”.

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Ireland (3) 10 / Wales (10) 22 (Final Score)

Ireland and Wales did battle in the First Quarter Final in Wellington at 07:00 SA Time (18:00 NZ Time).

This was the live match discussion Article.

The match was broadcast LIVE on SuperSport 1 & 4, SHD & CSN on TV in SA.

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Excellent defence and an excellent match overall!

Wales knock out Ireland and is the first side to advance to the semi-finals.

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Ireland (9) 36 / Italy (6) 6 (Final Score)

Ireland and Italy did battle in the final Pool Game of Rugby World Cup 2011, in Dunedin 09:30 SA Time (20:30 NZ Time).

This was the live match discussion Article.

The match was broadcast LIVE on SuperSport 1, SHD & CSN on TV in SA.

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At Halftime it was still anybody’s game, Italy only 3 points adrift, but in the second half the Irish game flourished and the Italian game floundered. 3 Tries eventually for Ireland in the second stanza, taking Irealand out to a 30-point win.

The Quarter Finals now loom large, with some monsterous battles ahead, none more so than Ireland vs Wales and the Springboks vs the Wallabies!

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Ireland (36) 62 / Russia (0) 12 (Final Score)

Ireland and Russia did battle in  Rotorua at 07:00 SA Time (18:00 NZ Time).

This was the live match discussion Article.

The match was broadcast LIVE on SuperSport 1, SHD & CSN on TV in SA.

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Ireland scored 9 tries to 2 and comfortably took the match, as expected.

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Wallabies (6) 6 / Ireland (6) 15 (Final Score)

The Australian Wallabies did battle against Ireland at Eden Park, Auckland at 10:30 SA Time (20:30 NZ Time).

This was the live match discussion Article.

The match was broadcast LIVE on SuperSport 1, SHD & M-Net on TV in SA.

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In the first real upset in Rugby World Cup 2011, Ireland upset the apple cart and beat the Australian Wallabies.

No tries in the match, just hard, uncompromising rugby!

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Ireland (10) 22 / USA (0) 10 (Final Score)

Ireland and the USA did battle at New Plymouth at 08:00 SA Time (18:00 NZ Time).

This was the live match discussion Article.

The match was broadcast LIVE on SuperSport 1, SHD & CSN on TV in SA.

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Ireland win and had a massive advantage in the set pieces, but the USA defence was resolute and only allowed in three Irish tries.

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Ireland forwards and ex Springbok forwards coach, Gert Smal, is on the verge on signing Bok front row legend and former Bok scrum coach, Os Du Randt to coach the Irish scrum for the World Cup.

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Correct me if i am wrong but is Jonathan Kaplan more in the news for the wrong reasons lately? The South African referee  awarded a controversial try to Wales that left Ireland captain Brian O’Driscoll seething.

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Scotland (9) 18/ Ireland (14) 21 (Final Score)

Ireland ran in three tries to set up a 21-18 victory over Scotland in their Six Nations clash at Murrayfield on Sunday.

The result left the Scots still without a point from three games. Ireland joined Wales and France on four points, two behind leaders England.

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Ireland 22 /France  25 (Final Score)

Ireland and France locked horns at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday with each looking to maintain their 100 percent record in this year’s Six Nations competition. France in the end did not have to play that much rugby. They were accurate with the boot from Parra and Yachvili and the Meddart try.

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Round 2 of the Six Nations Championship will be played this weekend. Our Superbru Predictor of the Week  EEE,  leads the pack on 6.5 points. Get your predictions in before the cut off on Saturday 12 February, game starts at 16:30 SA time.

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Italy (6) 11 / Ireland (3) 13  (Final Score)

Italy hosted Ireland at the Stadio Flaminio, Rome at 16:30 SA Time. This was the match thread for discussion of the game. The match was broadcast live on SuperSport 1, SHD & CSN.

Italy nearly upset the apple cart but Ireland scrapes a win with a late Ronan O’Gara drop goal.

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The Six Nations season starts on Friday with the game between Wales and England in the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. Click on More for Previews.

Our 6 Nations Superbru

Pool name: R-T 6 Nations   Pool code: eerythud

Ireland (13) 18 / All Blacks (19) 38 (Final Score)

Ireland hosted the All Blacks at Landsdowne Road, Dublin at 19:30 SA Time. This is the match thread for discussion of the game. The match was broadcast live on SuperSport 1 & CSN on TV in SA.

The Irish came with a dogged and determined approach and initially traded penalties with the All Blacks, but the black machine changed a couple of gears late in the first half, scored a try and in the first part of the second half really punished the Irish.

Ireland was not done yet and threw everything at the All Blacks.

Final score was All Blacks 38 / 18, with Dan Carter only missing the last conversion when time was already up.

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Ireland will be looking for a much improved performance against Samoa at their revamped home ground in Dublin, after a disappointing 23-21 loss to the Springboks in their first match at the impressive new stadium.

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Ireland (6) 21 / Springboks (13) 23 (Final Score)

Ireland hosted the Springboks at Aviva Stadium, Landsdowne Road, Dublin at 19:30 SA Time. This is the match thread for discussion of the game. The match was broadcast live on SuperSport 1 and M-Net on TV in SA.

The Springboks forwards were monsterous and they dominated the first half and most of the set pieces.

The Irish came back strongly in the last 20 minutes and a comedy off errors by Sppringbok players nearly made the Irish comeback complete.

Well done to the Springboks though, a win I did not foresee!

3 / 0 for the Southern Hemisphere on the day.

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Ireland’s Grand Slam winning captain Brian O’Driscoll insists that last years great success has only added to his sides ambition ahead of the upcoming Six Nations campaign. Continue reading

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