ARTICLES RELATING TO RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP

Crotty shaves for charity - PICTURES!

2014-09-18 13:37

All Blacks centre Ryan Crotty has had his beard shaved off in aid of charity.

Mehrtens: Beware of the Boks!

2014-09-17 16:00

Former NZ flyhalf Andrew Mehrtens has warned his countrymen of the threat South Africa could pose at next year's World Cup.

Springboks call up Burger

2014-09-17 11:29
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Schalk Burger has been called up to the Springboks' Rugby Championship squad in place of the injured Francois Louw.

Carter eyes clash against Oz

2014-09-17 09:14

Dan Carter hopes to make his return in time for NZ's third Bledisloe Cup clash with Australia next month, the flyhalf has said.

Pienaar fit for year end tour?

2014-09-17 07:45

Springbok scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar will be out of action for approximately four to six weeks with a medial collateral ligament sprain.

Louw blow for Springboks

2014-09-16 17:30
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Springbok flank Francois Louw has been ruled out of the remainder of the Rugby Championship with a pinched nerve in his neck.

Nonu presents De Villiers with jersey

2014-09-16 11:36

All Blacks centre Ma'a Nonu has handed over his jersey to Jean de Villiers after his 100th Test.

Kaplan praises NZ-Bok referee

2014-09-16 09:13

Retired referee Jonathan Kaplan has heaped praise on the performance of the referee during the All Black-Springbok Test.

Boks' dreaded box kick...

2014-09-15 17:30
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Former Springbok coach Nick Mallett has highlighted a weakness from the Springboks' performance against the All Blacks in Wellington.

Boks must avoid NZ obsession

2014-09-15 13:25

SA must be wary of jumping ahead to the All Black return clash and first ensure full attention against Oz, says Rob Houwing.

Bok rue lost lineout...

2014-09-15 09:11
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Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer says they will investigate why a lineout close to the All Black tryline went somewhat pear-shaped.

Wallaby crowds shrinking

2014-09-15 07:50

The Wallabies have lost just one game in 11 Tests and are unbeaten at home this season but fans are losing interest and staying away.

NZ: Boks closing fitness gap?

2014-09-15 07:31

There is some optimism to bank from the Boks’ strong last 10 minutes in Wellington on Saturday, says Rob Houwing.

NZ: Boks closing fitness gap?

2014-09-14 22:49
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There is some optimism to bank from the Boks’ strong last 10 minutes in Wellington on Saturday, says Rob Houwing.

Boks take positives from loss

2014-09-14 11:33
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The Springboks have put a positive spin on their narrow defeat to the All Blacks in a bruising encounter in Wellington.

More hooker woes for Aussies

2014-09-14 09:05

The Wallabies' hooker woes intensified with news that Tatafu Polota-Nau is set to miss the rest of the season.

Tough loss to swallow - Jean

2014-09-14 08:14

Springbok captain Jean de Villiers says mistakes by the visitors were costly in their loss to the All Blacks in Wellington.

Boks lose Pienaar 'for months'

2014-09-13 22:14
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Springbok scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar will miss the rest of the Rugby Championship after suffering a knee ligament injury.

Nonu, Pienaar out with injury

2014-09-13 15:31

New Zealand inside centre Ma'a Nonu and Springboks scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar could miss the rest of the Rugby Championship.

Bok bright side: Pollard arrives!

2014-09-13 14:33

Another day, another agonising loss to NZ but the maturity shown by Handre Pollard has big long-term pluses says Rob Houwing.

McCaw relieved with 'desperate' win

2014-09-13 13:14

New Zealand captain Richie McCaw admitted that there were "desperate" times during his side's 14-10 win over the Springboks.

All Blacks hold on for win

2014-09-13 11:25
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The All Blacks managed to hold on for victory in the Rugby Championship match against the Springboks in Wellington.

Laying down a RWC marker

2014-09-12 17:00

Victor Matfield says it's important for the Springboks to "get into the heads" of the All Blacks to prove they're not unbeatable.

Jean de Villiers' 100th Test jersey - PICTURE!

2014-09-12 12:08

Jean de Villiers will play his 100th Test in the Green and Gold against the All Blacks in Wellington.

NZ to ‘jam’ a win, says Mitchell

2014-09-12 10:28
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The Boks can cash in on the absence of Sam Whitelock to trouble NZ but not quite be able to upset them, believes John Mitchell.

 

Losing might be good - Henry

2014-09-18 09:07

Graham Henry has committed the ultimate sin in rugby-mad NZ, suggesting it would not hurt the All Blacks if they lose a game.

Bok loosies: Still strong options

2014-09-17 14:06
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Stranger things will have happened than for Schalk Burger to be fast-tracked back to a Bok start at Newlands, writes Rob Houwing.

Toulon's ultimatum to Bok duo

2014-09-17 10:17
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Toulon boss Mourad Boudjellal has demanded that Bryan Habana and Bakkies Botha quit the rest of the Rugby Championship.

Boks release Mvovo to Sharks

2014-09-17 09:14

Following an agreement between the SARU and the provincial unions, Lwazi Mvovo has been released to play for the Sharks.

Ashley-Cooper, Genia return

2014-09-17 07:31

Adam Ashley-Cooper has recovered from injury and Will Genia and Benn Robinson were recalled to the Wallabies squad.

Stats don't lie! Or do they... ?

2014-09-16 13:30

The All Blacks v Springboks Test in Wellington was seen as tighter than a grasshopper's hamstring. But not according to the stats...

The 100-Test water boy - PICTURE!

2014-09-16 11:36

You know the All Blacks have incredible depth when they can call upon a 100-Test water boy...

NZ extend lead over Boks

2014-09-16 07:46

After their win over South Africa in Wellington, New Zealand have marginally improved their position at the top of the IRB rankings.

Pollard silences his critics!

2014-09-15 14:57

Humble pie all round after flyhalf Handre Pollard's solid performance against the All Blacks in Wellington.

Boks accused of time wasting

2014-09-15 10:41
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The All Blacks say the Springboks feigned injury in a bid to slow the game down in their Rugby Championship Test.

Injured Palu to miss SA Test

2014-09-15 09:11

The Wallabies will be without experienced No 8 Wycliff Palu for the two Rugby Championship Tests in SA and Argentina.

Mallett: Stick with Pollard!

2014-09-15 07:49

Former Springbok coach Nick Mallett has praised the performance of young flyhalf Handre Pollard against the All Blacks.

Rugby Championship: Teams

2014-09-15 00:00

Dates, venues, kick-off times and line-ups for Round 5 of the 2014 Rugby Championship tournament.

Bok World Cup plans on track

2014-09-14 13:00
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Despite losing to the All Blacks, Bok coach Heyneke Meyer believes the result could stand his team in good stead for the World Cup.

Heyneke bemoans error count

2014-09-14 09:39
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Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has bemoaned a high error count in their defeat to the All Blacks in Wellington.

Nonu breaks arm, season over

2014-09-14 08:52

Sonny Bill Williams' return to the All Blacks has become easier with Ma'a Nonu ruled out for the year.

Francois Louw faces nerve scan

2014-09-13 22:14

Francois Louw's participation in the remainder of the 2014 Rugby Championship is in doubt after irritating a nerve in his arm.

Pollard gets Heyneke's praise

2014-09-13 18:55
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Springboks coach Heyneke Meyer has been left pleased 20-year-old flyhalf Handre Pollard proved he was worth the gamble.

All Blacks have title in sight

2014-09-13 14:37

The All Blacks had a third successive Rugby Championship crown in their sights after beating South Africa 14-10 Saturday in a top-of-the-table clash involving the world's top ranked sides.

Australia hold off Argentina

2014-09-13 14:06

The Wallabies held on grimly to deny Argentina their first win in the Rugby Championship, scraping home on the Gold Coast.

As it happened: All Blacks v Springboks

2014-09-13 11:30
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See how the action unfolded in the Rugby Championship Test between the All Blacks and Springboks.

SA lead at the break

2014-09-13 10:24

The Springboks held on to a slender lead at half time during the titanic battle against the All Blacks in Wellington.

McCaw: Boks are 'the Test'

2014-09-12 14:57
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All Black captain Richie McCaw says playing the Springboks is the ultimate in rugby for New Zealanders.

SANZAR to trial review system

2014-09-12 11:52

SANZAR is to introduce a cricket-style decision review system from 2016 following a number of poor refereeing decisions.

Carlos Spencer chats to Sport24

2014-09-12 10:04

Former All Black and current Kings coach Carlos Spencer on the haka and shares a prediction ahead of the Wellington Test.

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