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South Africa

The choirboy that would be a Bok

Lizo Gqoboka's rise to stardom has been meteoric, only picking up the game five years ago after turning his back on it to be part of the choir.

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South Africa

A Springbok captain dies

Abie Malan, rugby man and farmer, died from complications following knee replacement surgery. His death has come as a shock.

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Italy

Matfield: RWC not a two-horse race

Victor Matfield believes that the home nations have a shot at winning the World Cup as the Springboks gear up to face the likes of England and Ireland. 
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New Zealand

Nothing 'flash' about England

Consistency rather than "flash stuff" has been the guiding principle behind England coach Stuart Lancaster's selections at flyhalf.

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South Africa

Gold deal for Sharks

EXCLUSIVE: Former Springbok assistant coach Gary Gold is set to return to South Africa, to take up a top job at the Sharks.

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Samoa

Parisse hopes to end losing streak

Italy captain Sergio Parisse believes winning the first of a three-match Test series, against Samoa next month, is "crucial".

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South Africa

De Villiers keeps eye on World Cup

Springbok captain Jean De Villiers knowsthe ultimate goal is ensuring all the systems and details are in place for the World Cup.

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Ireland

Kiwi in Ireland Test squad

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt included five uncapped players in a 37-man squad for next month's international programme.

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SA grassroot transformation in action

SARU's Academy Programme continued to flourish in its second year of operation as part of the Strategic Transformation Plan.

Success judged after November

The Springboks will look to maintain their high standards and success rate in the November Tests when they travel to the Northern Hemisphere.

Boks lose another hooker and prop

The Springboks will be without the services of Bulls duo Callie Visage and Marcel van der Merwe going into the November Test series

Sharks rubbish unethical finances

Claims by a former employee that the Sharks have bigger tax headaches than those which led to her dismissal have no basis, according to Stephen Saad.

Boks go back to business

The Springboks' preparations for the November Tests got underway in the blistering Stellenbosch heat on Monday.

Brits blow for Boks

Schalk Brits sustained a knee ligament injury playing for Saracens in their European Champions Cup game at home to Clermont Auvergne.

Strettle questions Eng wing selection

David Strettle has queried whether England are going about selecting their wings in the right way ahead of squad announcment.

Bok squad beefed up further

The Springbok selectors have invited eight more players to join the squad at their training camp in Stellenbosch.

Griffons crowned champions

The Griffons held their nerve in a tense First Division Final against the Falcons at the North West Stadium in Welkom on Friday, to record a 23-21 victory.

First Divison Final: Birds of prey

The Griffons and Falcons will meet in the Final for the first time in the history of the First Division competition in Welkom on Friday.