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.

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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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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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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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Bokke soek regte balans

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

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Boks out to raise the bar

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

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Code-hopper Hunt gets a top up

The ARU has provided financial assistance to secure the services of code-hopper star Karmichael Hunt's switch to the Reds.

Judge JOC by his on field actions

Richard Graham has called for people to halt their pre-judgments of returning Wallaby star James O'Connor who was recently unveiled as a Red.

Hunt and O'Connor unveiled in Red

The worst kept secret in Australian Rugby was confirmed by the ARU with former Rugby League and AFL star Karmichael Hunt joining the Reds.

Whiteley recalled by Springboks

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

Now Wallabies target Bok scrums

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

McCabe: 'I am extremely fortunate'

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Wallabies and Brumbies back Pat McCabe regards himself as 'extremely fortunate', despite being forced to quit the game.

ARU's foreign policy about-turn

BREAKING NEWS: The Australian Rugby Union have made a dramatic about-turn on its foreign policy, with the introduction of 'flexible contracts'.

Neck fracture ends McCabe's career

BREAKING NEWS: Wallaby back Pat McCabe has retired from the game after fracturing his neck for a third time.

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.

Kill the maul warns Sharpe

Nathan Sharpe has warned the wounded Australians that they will have to 'blow up' the Springbok's rolling mauls if they are to be competitive.