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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

Hooper hearing set for Wednesday

NEWS: Australia flank Michael Hooper is set to appear before a SANZAR judicial hearing on Wednesday for alleged foul play against Argentina at the weekend.

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.

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.

Fixtures Time
Sat, 08 August
South Africa v Argentina
  • 17h05
Results Score
Sun, 26 July 2015
Argentina v Australia

  • 9 | 34
Sat, 25 July 2015
South Africa v New Zealand

  • 20 | 27
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