South Africa


Wallabies choose brains over brawn

FROM THE WALLABY CAMP: Australia are planning to play 'clever' when they meet South Africa in a Rugby Championship Test next week.

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Big Will just can't tick all the boxes

INTERVIEW: Will Skelton's imposing frame, all 132 kilograms of the 203cm giant, is simply not enough to secure him a spot in the Australian tour squad.

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Burger back with the Boks

Experienced loose forward Schalk Burger has been called up to the Springbok squad for the final two Tests in the Rugby Championship.

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Genia back for SA tour

BREAKING NEWS: The Wallabies received a timely boost ahead of their Rugby Championship campaign in South Africa and Argentina.

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Louw blow for Boks

Francois Louw has been ruled out of the remainder of the Rugby Championship with a pinched nerve in his neck.

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Toulon summon Boks with threats

Toulon chief Morad Boudjellal has demanded Bryan Habana and Bakkies Botha quit the Rugby Championship to return to club duty or face not being paid.
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South Africa

Boland: Swartbooi in for Davids

The Board of Directors of Boland Rugby has decided that Dewey Swartbooi will temporarily act as head coach of the Boland Cavaliers.
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New Zealand

All Blacks' wounded return for tour

Four injured All Blacks headed by Jerome Kaino and Sam Whitelock are set to return for their last two Rugby Championship matches.
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Boland coach fakes qualifications

Boland head coach Abe Davids has been suspended with immediate effect after he failed to bring forward his coaching qualifications to the board of Directors.

Sharks bigwig suspended

One of the Sharks' top executives has been suspended because of reports of maladministration after an auditing firm red-flagged an issue.

Boks have World Cup blueprint

South Africa may have lost their last two Tests, but Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer believes he is a step closer to a World Cup-winning blueprint.

Wallaby hammering chases fans off

The Wallabies have lost just one game in 11 Tests and are unbeaten at home this season but fans are losing interest and staying away.

Palu takes extended break

The Wallabies will be without experienced No.8 Wycliff Palu for the two Rugby Championship Tests in South Africa and Argentina this month.

JP recalled to the Boks

BREAKING NEWS: Jon-Paul Pietersen has been called up to the Springbok squad for the remainder of the Rugby Championship.

First Division set for a thrilling end

WEEKEND WRAP: The First Division pool stages looks set for a thrilling finish in the next two weeks.

Wallabies' hooker woes continue

INJURY UPDATE: The Wallabies' hooker woes intensified Sunday with news that Tatafu Polota-Nau is set to miss the rest of the season.

Nonu injury opens door for SBW

FROM THE ALL BLACK CAMP: Sonny Bill Williams' return to the All Blacks frontline for their year-end tour became easier Sunday.

Pollard gamble pays off for Meyer

Springboks coach Heyneke Meyer knew he had rolled the dice in selecting rookie flyhalf Handre Pollard to play against the All Blacks.