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Springboks ready for last hurrah

South Africa need no extra motivation to raise themselves for Saturday's season-ending Test match against Wales.

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Preview: Wales v South Africa

Jan de Koning takes a look at the final Test match of the year, when Wales hosts South Africa at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium.

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Gatland: What pressure?

Wales coach Warren Gatland has denied he was under extra pressure as his team sought an elusive win over a Southern Hemisphere side.

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Are the Boks being French-fried?

IN THE SPOTLIGHT:  rugby365 asks why there are no French-based players in the Bok team, while Wales have five in their matchday squad.

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Cronje called up to the Boks

Golden Lions scrumhalf Ross Cronje has been called up to Springboks tour squad as replacement for Rudy Paige.

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Wales change three for Boks

Wales have made three changes to their side to face South Africa, with Gethin Jenkins, Scott Baldwin and Liam Williams all coming into the starting XV.
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Lambie to conquer Cardiff 'hothouse'

INTERVIEW: Patrick Lambie has a golden opportunity to steal a march on his main rivals in the race for the Springbok No.10 jersey at the World Cup.

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Good answer, next question!

VIDEO NASTIES: Shaun Edwards has hit back angrily at the suggestion that Wales head coach Warren Gatland is under pressure.

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Eight Bok changes for Cardiff

BREAKING NEWS: Heyneke Meyer has made eight changes to the team for South Africa's last Test of the year - against Wales in Cardiff on Saturday.

Smith goes under the knife

Ospreys and Wales prop Nicky Smith is set to undergo surgery after suffering a significant pectoral tear in Wales' 16-34 loss to New Zealand.

Wales fear dangerman Le Roux

Welsh defensive coach Shaun Edwards has bad memories of what Willie le Roux did to them in June and is wary of the Springboks' threats.

Anscombe aiming for Six Nations

Cardiff Blues' new signing Gareth Anscombe is keen to impress Wales coach Warren Gatland and force his way into the Six Nations squad.

Nailing down No.10

Pat Lambie has said that there has been a healthy rivalry going on between the four flyhalves that were included in the year-end tour squad.

High praise for all-action props

Coenie Oosthuizen and Trevor Nyakane have received high praise from coach Johann van Graan for more than just their scrummaging.

Wales limp into Bok showdown

Wales have been left with a hefty casualty count that could affect selection plans for Saturday's year-end Test series finale against South Africa.

Double blow for Boks

Warren Whiteley and Jannie du Plessis are the only members of the current Springbok tour squad who will not be available to face Wales in Cardiff.

Senatla back to the BlitzBokke

Seabelo Senatla has been released from the Springbok touring squad at the request of the Springbok Sevens.

Old boy McCaw still has plenty left

Almost 10 years to the day since taking over the All Blacks captain's armband, Richie McCaw was key to a resounding victory over Wales.