is a large online platform sharing the best live coverage of your favourite sports: Football, Golf, Rugby, Cricket, F1, Boxing, NFL, NBA, plus the latest sports news, transfers & scores. Exclusive interviews, fresh photos and videos, breaking news. Stay tuned to know everything you wish about your favorite stars 24/7. Check our daily updates and make sure you don't miss anything about celebrities' lives.


  • Owner: SNOWLAND s.r.o.
  • Registration certificate 06691200
  • 16200, Na okraji 381/41, Veleslavín, 162 00 Praha 6
  • Czech Republic

7/1 is back! Springboks shock with seven forwards on bench for crunch Ireland World Cup clash

The Springboks have made the bold call of naming seven forwards on their bench for Saturday's Rugby World Cup clash against Ireland in Paris. 

Coach Jacques Nienaber named his match-day 23 on Tuesday, with Cobus Reinach the only backline player included among the eight substitutes. 

The Boks made the same tactical play when they thrashed the All Blacks 35-7 at Twickenham last month in a World Cup warm-up match, but this latest call is sure to be a major talking point against the No 1 ranked side in the world. 

Having beaten Scotland in their opening tournament fixture two weekends ago, the Boks will all but secure top spot in Pool B and a safe passage to the play-offs if they beat Ireland. 

The starting line-up has a familiar feel to it with the likes of captain Siya Kolisi, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Faf de Klerk, Cheslin Kolbe, Damian de Allende and Manie Libbok returning to the fold. 

Eben Etzebeth, who was injured in the Scotland match, returns to the starting line-up while Deon Fourie is named as the replacement hooker to Bongi Mbonambi in Malcolm Marx's absence. 

Handre Pollard, who joined the squad in Paris on Monday as Marx's injury replacement, is not included in the match-day 23. 

"We’re fortunate to have a match-fit squad and have been building depth and versatility for a while and believe this is the best combination for this match," Nienaber explained.

"For many of these players this is their second or third World Cup, so they know what it takes to perform at this level, and we believe this team has the right balance of players to achieve what we would like to achieve in this match.

"We know it’s going to be a grind of a match and we know we need to pitch up physically and mentally. We also need to start with intensity