South Africa


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.

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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.

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South Africa

Beale gets the boot

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

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New Zealand

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.

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South Africa

Schickerling surgery successful

After experiencing a severe neck injury against the Blue Bulls, Western Province Under-21 lock JD Schickerling underwent successful surgery.

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Wallabies up for set-piece war

James Slipper is gearing up for a massive challenge in the set-pieces despite the Springboks' poor showing against Argentina.

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Boks ponder Wallaby selection

The Springboks are holding off making any tactical plans against the Wallabies until their coach announces what is expected to be a much changed team.
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Serious neck injury for Schickerling

Junior Springbok lock JD Schickerling lock suffered a serious neck injury playing for WP Under-21 against the Blue Bulls Under-21 on Saturday.

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Bokke soek regte balans

EKSKLUSIEF: Wêreldbeker-wenner Kobus Wiese praat met Jan de Koning oor die balans tussen jeug en ervaring. (English version included!)

Boks out to raise the bar

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer expects higher standards in Australia than his side achieved against Argentina.

Leopards stumble in First Division

The national First Division has been thrown wide open after SWD ended the Leopards’ winning streak in George on Friday.

Boks go to scrum school

Victor Matfield says the only way to fix the creaking Springbok scrum is by putting in the work on the training field.

Smit: Bok pack to stand their ground

World Cup-winning former Springbok captain John Smit spoke exclusively to rugby365 about the requirements to win the 2015 World Cup.

Whiteley recalled by Springboks

BREAKING NEWS: Willem Alberts has been ruled out South Africa's Rugby Championship tour to Australia and New Zealand.

Preview: First Division, Round Six

The First Division will resume on Friday following seven rounds of matches in June and July, which served as the Qualifier for the Currie Cup.

Now Wallabies target Bok scrums

Australia will focus on improving their scrums ahead of their Rugby Championship showdown with South African next week.

Wiese: Tighthead a big Bok concern

EXCLUSIVE: World Cup-winning Bok Kobus Wiese speaks to rugby365 about his concerns, following SA's opening Rugby Championship matches.

Godwin to Wallabies' rescue?

BREAKING NEWS: Australia turned to 22-year-old Western Force centre Kyle Godwin as they look to turn their Rugby Championship campaign around.