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Springboks at Lansdowne Road


Written by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie)

Posted in :Original Content, Springboks on 6 Nov 2014 at 10:25
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It’s that time of the year when South meets North, as the Northern Hemisphere welcomes their Southern Hemisphere rivals for their Autumn Internationals.

Springbok coach, Heyeneke Meyer has opted for a rather large touring party as this will serve as a perfect dress rehearsal for next year’s World Cup in Europe, as the Springboks will face Ireland in their first test, followed by England, Italy and Wales.

Looking at the upcoming Ireland test this weekend, the Springboks have won 9 out of their 14 tests against these foes abroad with 1 ending in a draw, scoring 231 points and conceding 168. The Irish have had the upper hand recently, winning 3 out of their last 5 home games, the last one ending 15 – 10 in 2009 at Croke Park in Dublin.

Saturday’s test will be played at Aviva Stadium, which replaced the old Lansdowne Road, where the Irish beat the Springboks on 3 occasions and 1 ending in a draw.

In 2006, which was also the centenary year between the two countries, the Springboks lost 32 – 15. In 2004 the Springboks went down 12 – 17 and 9 – 6 in 1965. The one in 1970 ended in an 8 all draw.

The Springboks, however, won the last two tests at Aviva Stadium. In 2010 and 2012 ending 23 – 21 and 16 – 12 respectively.

Over all the Springboks have won 8 out of 12 tests played at Lansdowne Road or the Aviva Stadium (which is, of course, also located on Landsdowne Road in Dublin!)



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  • Not to cause confusion, the Aviva Stadium was built on the site of the former Lansdowne Road Stadium, which was demolished in 2007

  • Comment 1, posted at 06.11.14 11:17:39 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • I’m looking forward to some rugby this afternoon. Good luck Boks! Should be a good game…

  • Comment 2, posted at 08.11.14 13:30:06 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Some good rugby in the first two test matches…a try apiece in both games, the northern hemisphere side scoring first in both games and the southern hemisphere side answering with a great try!
    England v New Zealand 5-5
    Wales v Australia 7-7

  • Comment 3, posted at 08.11.14 16:54:03 by pastorshark Reply
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  • England lead 8-5…

  • Comment 4, posted at 08.11.14 16:54:27 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Aussies score with an intercept with Wales hot on the attack…7-14…

  • Comment 5, posted at 08.11.14 16:55:25 by pastorshark Reply
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  • England with another penalty make it 11-5…

  • Comment 6, posted at 08.11.14 16:59:22 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Now Wales with a good try…14-14…

  • Comment 7, posted at 08.11.14 16:59:56 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Good stuff this…channel hopping and all…

  • Comment 8, posted at 08.11.14 17:00:26 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Try Aussies…poor defence by Wales there…14-21…

  • Comment 9, posted at 08.11.14 17:02:04 by pastorshark Reply
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  • All Blacks penalty…11-8…

  • Comment 10, posted at 08.11.14 17:03:05 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Wales kick for the corner…and another Aus interception almost leads to another try!

  • Comment 11, posted at 08.11.14 17:05:40 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Wales have kicked two kickable penalties to the corner…

  • Comment 12, posted at 08.11.14 17:13:40 by pastorshark Reply
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  • And tapped a third…and this time they score…21-21 at halftime…

  • Comment 13, posted at 08.11.14 17:14:52 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Penalty All Blacks…11-11…

  • Comment 14, posted at 08.11.14 17:17:49 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Looks like both games will be level at halftime…

  • Comment 15, posted at 08.11.14 17:18:27 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Or not…penalty England…14-11…

  • Comment 16, posted at 08.11.14 17:21:27 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Aussies convert the first penalty to make it 21-24…

  • Comment 17, posted at 08.11.14 17:32:12 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Wales spurn ANOTHER kick at posts…

  • Comment 18, posted at 08.11.14 17:36:59 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Cruden hits the upright…still 14-11…

  • Comment 19, posted at 08.11.14 17:40:27 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Try New Zealand score…really good try…14-16…

  • Comment 20, posted at 08.11.14 17:44:12 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Another penalty by Foley makes it 21-27 to the Wallabies…

  • Comment 21, posted at 08.11.14 17:47:35 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Nigel owens is a truly pathetic referee….

  • Comment 22, posted at 08.11.14 17:50:21 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • Controversial moment there…should have been a try to the All Blacks…

  • Comment 23, posted at 08.11.14 17:56:15 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Red card! Not pink Nigel

  • Comment 24, posted at 08.11.14 17:58:16 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • He kicked him its a red

  • Comment 25, posted at 08.11.14 17:59:16 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • Yellow card against Coles…just a dumb move by him…

  • Comment 26, posted at 08.11.14 17:59:58 by pastorshark Reply
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  • A yellow and the tv ref thinks it’s harsh!!!!

  • Comment 27, posted at 08.11.14 18:00:01 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • @KILLER SHARK (Comment 27) : I can’t quite believe the TMO…that was clearly at least yellow!

  • Comment 28, posted at 08.11.14 18:01:17 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Wales scored somewhere between all the action in the other game…28-27…

  • Comment 29, posted at 08.11.14 18:02:04 by pastorshark Reply
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  • England throwing this away with bad kicking? ?

  • Comment 30, posted at 08.11.14 18:06:09 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • Foley drop goal…28-30…great entertainment!

  • Comment 31, posted at 08.11.14 18:08:36 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Penalty All Blacks…Barrett misses a sitter!!!

  • Comment 32, posted at 08.11.14 18:10:15 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Jeepers…how did the All Blacks not score there?!

  • Comment 33, posted at 08.11.14 18:12:01 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Very dicey penalty to the All Blacks!! 14-19…

  • Comment 34, posted at 08.11.14 18:13:09 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Aussie penalty should wrap it up…28-33…just over a minute left…

  • Comment 35, posted at 08.11.14 18:14:32 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Owens is letting McCaw get away with murder…although that one was probably ok…

  • Comment 36, posted at 08.11.14 18:16:09 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Wales break out after the hooter…on half way still attacking…

  • Comment 37, posted at 08.11.14 18:17:02 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Finally they knock it on on the 22…game over…Wallabies win 28-33…

  • Comment 38, posted at 08.11.14 18:18:10 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Try All Black…they are playing brilliantly in pouring rain!!

  • Comment 39, posted at 08.11.14 18:19:23 by pastorshark Reply
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  • It is pouring!! 14-24…

  • Comment 40, posted at 08.11.14 18:21:26 by pastorshark Reply
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  • England kick for the corner…

  • Comment 41, posted at 08.11.14 18:24:36 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Some poor decisions by England…

  • Comment 42, posted at 08.11.14 18:28:17 by pastorshark Reply
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  • England score…21-24z

  • Comment 43, posted at 08.11.14 18:28:49 by pastorshark Reply
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  • England knock on and it is all over…21-24…

  • Comment 44, posted at 08.11.14 18:30:14 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Sad that England lost by the try NZ scored short…

  • Comment 45, posted at 08.11.14 23:55:26 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • SA has a player manager. Ireland has a coach who plans a game and executes it. HM got schooled! !

  • Comment 46, posted at 09.11.14 00:00:17 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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