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Alberts loss is Bok headache

2014-08-29 14:22

The loss of Willem Alberts is a bitter blow for the Springboks ahead of their departure for Perth and their Test against Australia.

The great Juan Smith mystery

2014-08-29 12:26

Never a dull moment at SARU as the Springboks head to Australasia sans Willem Alberts - and Juan Smith.

Whitely drafted in for Alberts

2014-08-28 20:36

Warren Whitely will replace Willem Alberts, who has been ruled out of the Springboks’ Rugby Championship tour to Australasia.

Le Roux happy at fullback

2014-08-28 14:16

Springbok fullback Willie le Roux says he has settled in the role coach Heyneke Meyer has entrusted him with.

Boks have tour edge at hooker

2014-08-28 13:00

South Africa are very settled in one particular department where both NZ and Oz are slightly ailing at present, writes Rob Houwing.

Oz can still turn it around

2014-08-28 14:02

Australia coach Ewen McKenzie still has time to mould his team into RWC contenders, according to former coach Bob Dwyer.

Do Boks understand finer nuances?

2014-08-28 09:24

Jonathan Kaplan has questioned whether the Boks understand the nuances at scrums and breakdowns.

Kaplan calls for challenge system

2014-08-28 08:12

Jonathan Kaplan says the time has come for the IRB to introduce an on-field challenge system.

McCabe counts himself fortunate

2014-08-28 09:24

Wallabies centre Pat McCabe counts himself fortunate to be able to walk away from rugby intact after deciding to retire.

We're digging deep: McKenzie

2014-08-27 12:29

Australia coach Ewen McKenzie admitted he was down to bare bones in some departments after losing hooker Nathan Charles.

Oz look to rebound against SA

2014-08-27 07:45

Wallaby coach Ewen McKenzie demanded far more from his team against SA as they look to recover from their mauling at the hands of NZ.

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McCabe retires after neck break

2014-08-27 07:59

Wallaby back Pat McCabe has retired from rugby after fracturing his neck for the third time in last weekend's defeat to NZ.

Godwin, Faingaa get call-ups

2014-08-27 07:19

Uncapped centre Kyle Godwin and Saia Faingaa have been included in Ewen McKenzie's 30-man Australia squad for the Test against SA.

Pumas travel without Matera

2014-08-26 21:08

Argentina will travel to Australasia for their Rugby Championship matches without injured blindside flanker Pablo Matera.

Matfield heaps praise on Meyer

2014-08-26 14:26

Springbok lock Victor Matfield has credited coach Heyneke Meyer who helped convince him to make a comeback in rugby.

Ex-Bok props: No need for panic

2014-08-26 13:11

Three former Springbok props feel there's no need for panic when it comes to the Bok front row.

Bookies slash All Blacks odds

2014-08-26 12:00

Despite the Springboks heading the Rugby Championship log, bookmakers have cut the odds on the All Blacks lifting the trophy.

Smith: It was my darkest day

2014-08-26 10:26

Springbok flank Juan Smith has described the Test against Argentina in Salta as the darkest day in his rugby career.

I’ll be ready, insists Alberts

2014-08-26 09:07

Willem Alberts says he’ll be ready to play for the Springboks in their Rugby Championship encounter against Australia in Perth.

Meyer delighted with Vic return

2014-08-26 05:00

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has expressed his delight at the return of lock Victor Matfied to the squad.

Matfield rejoins Bok squad

2014-08-25 19:24

Victor Matfield will rejoin the Springbok squad when they get together for the Australasian leg of the Rugby Championship.

Aussies tip Bok win in Perth

2014-08-25 17:38

Bok fans may be feeling a bit fragile about their team, but Oz counterparts are even bleaker, writes Rob Houwing.

Boks need to step up - Jean

2014-08-25 15:32

Springbok captain Jean de Villiers is clear that his team need to take a massive step up before they face the Wallabies in Perth.

Lood goes 'missing' in tackle

2014-08-25 14:05

Springbok and Cheetahs lock Lood de Jager, the 'next big thing' in the second row, has been 'missing in action' of late.

NZ stretch IRB ranking lead

2014-08-25 14:05

New Zealand have increased their advantage at the top of the IRB world rankings after their record victory over Australia.

All Blacks released for ITM Cup

2014-08-25 14:05

The All Blacks have decided to release 10 players from their Rugby Championship squad to play provincial rugby this weekend.

Oz seek 'mental relaxation'

2014-08-25 14:23

The Wallabies will have plenty of down-time over the next week to "mentally relax", captain Michael Hooper has said.

Louw, Coetzee Bok standouts

2014-08-25 13:11

The performances of Bok loose forwards Francois Louw and Marcell Coetzee against Argentina will please coach Heyneke Meyer.

Matfield, Alberts to boost Boks

2014-08-25 12:00

Victor Matfield and Willem Alberts are likely to return for the Springboks' next Rugby Championship Test against Australia in Perth.

Captain McCaw sets 2 records

2014-08-25 11:20

All Blacks captain Richie McCaw, who already holds a number of Test records, has chalked up two more.

Mallett: Kiwis were faultless

2014-08-25 10:28

Former Springbok coach Nick Mallett has heaped praise on the All Blacks after they crushed the Wallabies 51-20.

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Fixtures

06 September 2014
  • New Zealand v Argentina, Napier 09:35
  • Australia v South Africa, Perth 12:05
13 September 2014
  • New Zealand v South Africa, Wellington 09:35
  • Australia v Argentina, old Coast Queensland 12:05
27 September 2014
  • Argentina v New Zealand, La Plata 00:10
  • South Africa v Australia, Cape Town 17:05

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