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Foley relishing Steyn head-to-head

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Bernard Foley's Test career may be in the infancy stages, but he is ready for one of his most daunting challenges.

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Habana is Springbok centurion No.4

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Bryan Habana will on Saturday become the fourth Springbok and 33rd player overall to play in 100 Tests.

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Injuries finish off Simpson-Daniel

Former England international wing James Simpson-Daniel's injury-plagued career came to a sad conclusion as he was forced to retire because of an ankle problem.

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Sithole desperate for more tries

Sibusiso Sithole called for the Sharks to score more tries and collect valuable bonus points in their drive for a place in the play-offs.
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One selection error could be costly

INTERVIEW: John Smit, who lead SA to World Cup glory in 2007, spoke to Jan de Koning about the ages of some of the current Springboks.

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New Zealand

Pumas fire silent warning at NZ

New Zealand may have good reason to be cautious about the threat posed by Argentina in their Rugby Championship match in Napier on Saturday.

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Schools Top 20 - 2014

This is our final Schools Top 20 for 2014 which looks at the season as a whole, and it took a lot of thought.

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Sykes set for Kings captaincy

Carlos Spencer announced that Steven Sykes will once again captain the side as regular skipper, Luke Watson, is still recovering from a concussion.

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It's just a number for Carr

Nizaam Carr's role in the WP loose trio seems tailored made for the No.8, but in saying that, he is not averse to getting stuck in as a gritty No.6.

Neck fracture puts spotlight on safety

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Experts have warned players not to rely on neck-braces to stop spinal injuries, but to focus on prevention.

Big Ben cited for ref shove

Waikato prop Ben Tameifuna has been cited for acting against the spirit of good sportsmanship, after referee Glen Jackson was allegedly shoved.

Who will fill the WP jet-shoes?

Western Province suffered a major blow with Seabelo Senatla out for two weeks which has led many to ask, who will fill those jet-shoes?

McKenzie to rely on bench for Boks

COACH'S VIEW: Australian coach Ewen McKenzie made some bold selections to his starting XV, but it is his bench he hopes packs the biggest punch.

Bok scrum to get 'technical'

INTERVIEW: South Africa's pride has been dented and the Springboks are going all out to restore their reputation as a fearsome scrummaging unit.

Beale gets the boot

BREAKING NEWS: Australian coach Ewen McKenzie axed Kurtley Beale ahead of his team's Rugby Championship encounter with South Africa.

All Blacks confident, not cocky

EXCLUSIVE: All Black flyhalf Aaron Cruden spoke to Jan de Koning about the next stage in the World Cup holders' Rugby Championship campaign.

Putting 'fun' back into safety

Two tragic incidents this past weekend again highlighted the risks of a contact sport like rugby - at both elite and grassroots level. Jan de Koning reports.