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ABs acknowledge Pollard effect

2014-09-30 19:05

The All Blacks have acknowledged that Handré Pollard has turned their traditional opponents into a different animal.

Boks, AB's holding thumbs

2014-09-30 22:00

While the Springboks sweat on the fitness of Duane Vermeulen and Bryan Habana, the All Blacks have worries of their own.

Leaner Boks ready for All Blacks

2014-09-30 17:30

South Africa believe their improved fitness levels will make them a more dangerous side as they prepare to meet NZ.

Duane: No 2 not good enough

2014-09-30 10:22

Springbok No 8 Duane Vermeulen says the team is motivated to prove its worth against the All Blacks at Ellis Park.

Kaplan praises Newlands ref

2014-09-30 09:01

Jonathan Kaplan has heaped praise on Welsh referee Nigel Owens who took charge of the Springboks-Wallabies Test at Newlands.

Cruden to play for province

2014-09-30 09:57

Dumped New Zealand flyhalf Aaron Cruden will get some game time for his provincial side this coming weekend.

New dad Coles heads to SA

2014-09-29 21:49

Hooker Dane Coles and inside centre Ryan Crotty have been added to the New Zealand squad to do battle with South Africa.

Loubscher lauds Boks' effort

2014-09-29 20:03

Springbok assistant coach Ricardo Loubscher says the result over the Wallabies was just reward for the team's effort.

Bok assets mount at No 10

2014-09-29 14:12

Pat Lambie’s late, authoritative little Newlands shift has broadened Bok flyhalf possibilities, writes Rob Houwing.

Boks consolidate No 2 ranking

2014-09-29 16:00

Following their 28-10 win over the Wallabies, the Springboks have consolidated their second spot on the IRB rankings.

Boks to 'manage' Vermeulen

2014-09-29 12:54

Springbok No 8 Duane Vermeulen will be managed as he recovers from injury in the build-up to the Test against the All Blacks.


Meyer happy with Oupa's effort

2014-09-29 11:46

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer says he was pleased with the performance of flank Teboho "Oupa" Mohoje against Australia.

Bok 'supersubs' were immense

2014-09-29 10:15

The Springbok "supersubs" did the trick to help turn the game in SA's favour against Australia, writes Herman Mostert.

Starting role pleases Hougaard

2014-09-29 09:02

He admits he still made a few mistakes, but Francois Hougaard says he was happy to finally start a Test at scrumhalf again.

NZ: Burger fine No 8 Bok fit

2014-09-29 06:00

Unless Duane Vermeulen makes a very swift recovery, Schalk Burger should be eighth-man against NZ, writes Rob Houwing.

Kiwis worried about Retallick

2014-09-28 14:15

A head injury to lock Brodie Retallick is the main concern for New Zealand coach Steve Hansen after their victory over Argentina.

Jean: Late charge was Bok plan

2014-09-28 10:00

Bok captain Jean de Villiers has hailed his team's perfect game-plan after their 28-10 victory over Australia at Newlands.

Vermeulen injury mars Bok win

2014-09-28 08:30

The formidable presence of No 8 Duane Vermeulen could be missing from the Springbok arsenal when they play the All Blacks.

Hat-trick of titles for All Blacks

2014-09-28 07:18

The All Blacks have defeated Argentina in La Plata to clinch a third consecutive Rugby Championship title.

Schalk stung Boks into action

2014-09-27 22:29

A genuinely ‘supersub’ showing from Schalk Burger was enough to earn him Rob Houwing’s top Springbok rating at Newlands.

Meyer praises fit, gutsy Boks

2014-09-27 20:46

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has applauded the fitness and never-say-die attitude of his team in defeating Australia at Newlands.

Springboks fight hard to win

2014-09-27 18:49

South Africa scored three late tries to defeat Australia in a Rugby Championship Test at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town.

As it happened: SA v Australia

2014-09-27 19:00

See how the action unfolded in the Rugby Championship Test between the Springboks and Wallabies at Newlands.

Boks shrug off hype over Oupa

2014-09-26 22:19

Springbok captain Jean de Villiers says the team will not be irked by media hype surrounding the selection of Teboho "Oupa" Mohoje.

Matfield to pressure ref: Blades

2014-09-26 17:30

Australia’s forwards coach Andrew Blades has taken aim at Springbok lock Victor Matfield for trying to manipulate referees.

Boks set to get rare dry Test

2014-09-26 13:03

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer may find a wonderful ally in dry weather as South Africa attempt to return to winning ways at Newlands.

Lighter Nyakane has more energy

2014-09-26 10:32

Springbok prop Trevor Nyakane says he has more energy and endurance on the field after dropping 11kg.

Bok set pieces have Aussies on high alert

2014-09-26 11:53

The Wallabies are nervous about the Boks' supremacy in the lineouts and scrums

All Blacks bid to clinch title

2014-09-26 10:32

NZ will attempt to overcome injuries to close out their third straight Rugby Championship title when they play Argentina.

Hendricks is lightning - Tomane

2014-09-26 11:48

See what Wallaby wing Joe Tomane has to say about the Springbok backs ahead of their Test at Newlands.

Rugby Championship: Teams

2014-09-30 00:00

Dates, venues, kick-off times and line-ups for Round 5 of the 2014 Rugby Championship tournament.

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