Rugby

Rugby fans surround the bus of the South African Springbok rugby team, during a victory parade in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. South Africa’s Rugby World Cup-winning team have started a five-day victory tour where they will carry the trophy across the country. South Africa beat England in Saturday’s final in Japan to clinch a third World Cup title. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
November 07, 2019 - 5:12 am
With captain Siya Kolisi telling ordinary South Africans that the victory and the spoils were for them, the Rugby World Cup-winning Springboks started a five-day tour on Thursday to take the trophy to people in big cities and poor townships. Kolisi, a product of one of those townships, stood in the...
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South Africa fans celebrate at the Pirates Rugby Club in Johannesburg, South Africa, after their team's victory in the Rugby World Cup final between South Africa and England being played in Tokyo, Japan on Saturday Nov. 2, 2019. South Africa defeated England 32-12. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
November 02, 2019 - 7:50 pm
SOMERSET WEST, South Africa (AP) — Black and white, they sat together on the edge of the dusty township street where Nelson Mandela once lived and watched their Springboks win the Rugby World Cup again. The late Mandela would surely have liked what he saw — both the picture of unity among the South...
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South African captain Siya Kolisi holds the Webb Ellis Cup aloft with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa after South Africa defeated England to win the Rugby World Cup final at International Yokohama Stadium in Yokohama, Japan, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
November 02, 2019 - 12:36 pm
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Siya Kolisi grabbed the Webb Ellis Cup, gave it a kiss and hoisted it high as fireworks exploded and his teammates — black and white — rejoiced behind him. A blowout victory in the Rugby World Cup final for the Springboks. Yet another transcendent moment for post-apartheid...
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South Africa's coach Rassie Erasmus center right, celebrate after South Africa defeated England in the Rugby World Cup final at International Yokohama Stadium in Yokohama, Japan, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
November 02, 2019 - 10:26 am
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Of all the intricate details that went into 618 days of planning for this moment, Rassie Erasmus regarded none as more important to impart on his Springboks than context. Why are they at the Rugby World Cup? Who are they trying to win it for? Siya Kolisi, appointed last year...
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November 02, 2019 - 6:55 am
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — South Africa beats England 32-12 to win its third Rugby World Cup title .
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Britain's Prince Harry poses for a photo during the launch of the team selected to represent the UK at the Invictus Games The Hague 2020, in London, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
November 01, 2019 - 12:22 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Britain's Royal Family is getting excited about England's appearance in the Rugby World Cup final — even its most recent arrival. Prince Harry has sent a message of support to the England squad ahead of their title match against South Africa in Yokohama on Saturday. Included in the...
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South Africa's Siya Kolisi celebrates after the Rugby World Cup semifinal at International Yokohama Stadium between Wales and South Africa in Yokohama, Japan, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. South Africa won 19-16. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
October 31, 2019 - 1:57 pm
TOKYO (AP) — It was the week after Siya Kolisi's fourth birthday when Nelson Mandela presented Springboks captain Francois Pienaar with the Webb Ellis Cup in a defining moment for rugby, and for South Africa. Kolisi was 16 when the Springboks won their second Rugby World Cup title. There was no...
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October 27, 2019 - 6:52 am
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — South Africa beats Wales 19-16 to reach Rugby World Cup final against England.
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October 26, 2019 - 5:59 am
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — England upsets defending champion New Zealand 19-7 to reach Rugby World Cup final.
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Tiger Woods of the United States, left, and Jason Day of Australia, right, hold their hands on the 18th hole after the Challenge: Japan Skins event ahead of the Zozo Championship PGA Tour at Accordia Golf Narashino C.C. in Inzai, east of Tokyo, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
October 21, 2019 - 6:15 am
INZAI CITY, Japan (AP) — Not only did Jason Day win the inaugural "The Challenge: Japan Skins" game on Monday, beating Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Hideki Matsuyama, he also won the needling contest. Turning to Woods after receiving the trophy, Day asked how many similar events Woods had played in...
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