South Africa


Boks send three players 'home'

Lions lock Franco Mostert and Pumas scrumhalf Francois de Klerk have been released from the Springbok camp and will be available for their provinces in the Currie Cup.

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Versatile Lambie not being fussy

Pat Lambie says that he does not mind whether he plays at flyhalf or fullback for the Springboks, as long as he gets some gametime.

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Time to give Lambie the keys

Whether Handre Pollard is fit or not, this weekend is the perfect time to give Pat Lambie a run at flyhalf for the Springboks.

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Steyn departs Bok camp

NEWS: Springbok utility Frans Steyn has been released from the national team's training squad following the death of his brother.

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Boks hold breath on comebacks

A number of key Springboks could make their comeback against Argentina this weekend, provided they get through the week unscathed.

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Pollard in doubt for Durban Test

NEWS: Flyhalf Handré Pollard is in doubt for South Africa's final Rugby Championship outing, against Argentina in Durban on Saturday.

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Front row blow for Pumas

NEWS: Argentina arrived in South Africa on Sunday without powerful tighthead prop Ramiro Herrera.

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Boks to ramp up World Cup campaign

INTERVIEW: Argentina presents South Africa with two more chances to fine-tune their World Cup strategy. Jan de Koning reports.

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From a deep dark pit comes belief

INTERVIEW: Jan de Koning listened as Jannie du Plessis chatted about the rejuvenation of the Springbok front row.

Cheika in Vic and Bakkies farewell

NEWS: Australia's Michael Cheika will coach a star-studded Barbarians line-up in two high-profile games this November.

McCaw try: Referees in public spat

REACTION: The players and officials have moved on, but referees on either side of the  Indian Ocean have taken to the public domain to settle a debate.

The best of enemies

INTERVIEW: They love to 'hate' each other, but that is only on the field. Jan de Koning looks at the greatest rivalry in the game - NZ v S A.

Du Plessis, Louw out for Pumas

NEWS: South Africa will be without Jannie du Plessis and Francois Louw when they face Argentina in Durban next Saturday.

Jean's appetite is insatiable

INTERVIEW: Springbok captain Jean de Villiers may still have a bit to go before he is back to his best, but he is making great leaps.

No need for mourning in Bok country

INTERVIEW: The All Blacks are nervously looking over their collective shoulders at a much-improved Springbok team, as the World Cup looms.

Meyer: Bring on the World Cup

Bok coach Heyneke Meyer is far from hitting the panic button, despite his team's winless start to the Rugby Championship. Jan de Koning reports.

Hansen: Where the game was won

REACTION: All Black coach Steve Hansen pointed to a period midway of the second half as the match-defining moment in their win over the Springboks.

Cheika: All Blacks did it easy

NEWS: Australia coach Michael Cheika sung New Zealand's praises after their Rugby Championship victory over South Africa on Saturday at Ellis Park.