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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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Hooper wins in SANZAR appeal case

NEWS: Australian Michael Hooper's one-week suspension for a striking offence was confirmed on Sunday.

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All Blacks change for Sydney-decider

NEWS: Tawera Kerr-Barlow and Patrick Osborne are the main additions to the New Zealand squad for their Rugby Championship decider.

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SANZAR & ARU in Hooper stand-off

The Australian Rugby Union and SANZAR are heading for a public stand-off over the 'slap-on-the-wrist' handed down to Wallaby flank Michael Hooper.

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Giteau, Palu boost for Aus

NEWS: Utility back Matt Giteau is one of three changes to the Australian squad that will clash with the All Blacks in Sydney on August 8.

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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.

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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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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.

Injury not holding Simmons back

NEWS: Wallaby lock Rob Simmons is confident that he will be given the all clear to face the All Blacks despite nursing a wrist injury.

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.

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.

Test rugby returns to Perth

NEWS: International rugby returns to Perth with the Wallabies announcing Tests against Argentina and South Africa at the home of the Western Force, nib Stadium.

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.

Cooper's twitter blooper

Wallaby playmaker Quade Cooper has come under criticism for a tweet laden with foul language targeted at an unknown critic after the clash with Argentina on Saturday.

Fixtures Time
Sat, 08 August
South Africa v Argentina
  • 17h05
Results Score
Team P W D L Pts
Australia 2 2 0 0 9
New Zealand 2 2 0 0 9
South Africa 2 0 0 2 2
Argentina 2 0 0 2 0