New Zealand


Guilty Hooper escapes punishment

NEWS: Wallaby flank Michael Hooper was found guilty of punching, but won't miss any game time.

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Hooper made to sweat a while longer

Michael Hooper will have to wait at least one more day to find if he will be available for Australia's Rugby Championship decider against New Zealand.

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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.

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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.

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Whitelock to lead Canterbury

NEWS: Luke Whitelock will captain Canterbury in the 2015 NPC, a squad that includes seven uncapped players.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

The law that killed the Boks

REACTION: South Africa fell foul of a law that was introduced for player safety, when they lost 20-27 to New Zealand. Jan de Koning reports.

All Blacks pay dear price for great win

NEWS: New Zealand's come-from-behind win over South Africa at Ellis Park on Saturday has come at a price. Jan de Koning reports.

More injuries for battered Boks

NEWS: Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer must have upset lady luck something terrible. Jan de Koning reports from Ellis Park.

Player ratings: Killer instinct

The All Blacks showed their class by overtaking the Springboks at the death to claim victory at Ellis Park.

McCaw magic sinks Springboks

REPORT: A 75th minute Richie McCaw helped the All Blacks secure a tense 27-20 victory over the Springboks in Johannesburg.

Player ratings: Action replay

The Springboks saw victory slip out of their grasp in the final stages once again as they slumped to defeat against the All Blacks.

All Black faces firearm charge

NEWS: Retired All Black Andrew Hore is facing a firearms charge, for the second time.

McCaw puts retirement on hold

INTERVIEW: All Black captain Richie McCaw has put his retirement thoughts on hold for one more crack at the team's ultimate rivals - the Springboks.

Heyneke: I'm not a magician

INTERVIEW: Being a Springbok coach is, without doubt, one of the toughest jobs in the world. Jan de Koning reports from Johannesburg.