ARTICLES RELATING TO RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP

Habana on where Boks can improve

2014-09-01 13:34

Bryan Habana has revealed the areas the Boks need to work on if they are to topple the Wallabies.

Strauss at No 2 for Boks?

2014-09-01 10:47
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Adriaan Strauss is likely to replace Bismarck du Plessis at hooker when the Springboks tackle the Wallabies in Perth.

All Blacks back to dark places

2014-08-31 09:38

All Blacks dominance in world rugby looks unlikely to be challenged when the Rugby Championship resumes next Saturday.

Alberts loss is Bok headache

2014-08-29 14:22

The loss of Willem Alberts is a bitter blow for the Springboks ahead of their departure for Perth and their Test against Australia.

Whitely drafted in for Alberts

2014-08-28 20:36
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Warren Whitely will replace Willem Alberts, who has been ruled out of the Springboks’ Rugby Championship tour to Australasia.

Oz can still turn it around

2014-08-28 14:02

Australia coach Ewen McKenzie still has time to mould his team into RWC contenders, according to former coach Bob Dwyer.

McCabe counts himself fortunate

2014-08-28 09:24

Wallabies centre Pat McCabe counts himself fortunate to be able to walk away from rugby intact after deciding to retire.

Kaplan calls for challenge system

2014-08-28 08:12

Jonathan Kaplan says the time has come for the IRB to introduce an on-field challenge system.

McCabe retires after neck break

2014-08-27 07:59

Wallaby back Pat McCabe has retired from rugby after fracturing his neck for the third time in last weekend's defeat to NZ.

Godwin, Faingaa get call-ups

2014-08-27 07:19

Uncapped centre Kyle Godwin and Saia Faingaa have been included in Ewen McKenzie's 30-man Australia squad for the Test against SA.

Matfield heaps praise on Meyer

2014-08-26 14:26
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Springbok lock Victor Matfield has credited coach Heyneke Meyer who helped convince him to make a comeback in rugby.

Bookies slash All Blacks odds

2014-08-26 12:00

Despite the Springboks heading the Rugby Championship log, bookmakers have cut the odds on the All Blacks lifting the trophy.

I’ll be ready, insists Alberts

2014-08-26 09:07

Willem Alberts says he’ll be ready to play for the Springboks in their Rugby Championship encounter against Australia in Perth.

Matfield rejoins Bok squad

2014-08-25 19:24

Victor Matfield will rejoin the Springbok squad when they get together for the Australasian leg of the Rugby Championship.

Boks need to step up - Jean

2014-08-25 15:32

Springbok captain Jean de Villiers is clear that his team need to take a massive step up before they face the Wallabies in Perth.

All Blacks released for ITM Cup

2014-08-25 14:05

The All Blacks have decided to release 10 players from their Rugby Championship squad to play provincial rugby this weekend.

Louw, Coetzee Bok standouts

2014-08-25 13:11

The performances of Bok loose forwards Francois Louw and Marcell Coetzee against Argentina will please coach Heyneke Meyer.

Mallett: Kiwis were faultless

2014-08-25 10:28

Former Springbok coach Nick Mallett has heaped praise on the All Blacks after they crushed the Wallabies 51-20.

Bok scrum 'embarrassing'

2014-08-25 09:07
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Former Springbok coach Nick Mallett says the Boks' scrum performance against Argentina at the weekend was a bit embarrassing.

Scrum woe: Ex-Bok props pipe up

2014-08-25 07:43
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Concerned former Bok front-rowers have sounded off about the unedifying scrumming retreat in Salta, writes Rob Houwing.

Meyer lauds Boks' character

2014-08-24 21:00
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Springboks coach Heyneke Meyer has hailed the character of his team in the wake of their Rugby Championship victory over Argentina.

Oz media lament 'massacre'

2014-08-24 13:09

Australian rugby writers were unanimous in their description of the All Blacks' dominant performance against the Wallabies.

ABs Crotty out for a month

2014-08-24 10:41

Ryan Crotty has been ruled out for at least four weeks after he suffered a cracked jaw in the All Blacks' win over the Wallabies.

McCabe worry for Wallabies

2014-08-24 10:06

Pat McCabe may face a lengthy spell on the sidelines after appearing to suffer a neck injury in the Wallabies' loss to the All Blacks.

As it happened: Argentina v SA

2014-08-23 23:50
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See how the action unfolded in the Rugby Championship clash between Argentina and SA in Salta.

 

Will Bok pack be spooked?

2014-09-01 12:13
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SA may find it hard against Oz to swiftly banish memories of their scrumming mauling from the Pumas, writes Rob Houwing.

Warm Perth welcome for Boks

2014-08-31 10:31
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The Springboks were greeted with pleasant conditions when they arrived in Perth after three days of training in a very cold Johannesburg.

Scrum will be fixed - Matfield

2014-08-29 18:37

Veteran Springbok lock Victor Matfield says careful attention has been paid to their scrum as they prepare to board the plane.

The great Juan Smith mystery

2014-08-29 12:26

Never a dull moment at SARU as the Springboks head to Australasia sans Willem Alberts - and Juan Smith.

Le Roux happy at fullback

2014-08-28 14:16

Springbok fullback Willie le Roux says he has settled in the role coach Heyneke Meyer has entrusted him with.

Boks have tour edge at hooker

2014-08-28 13:00

South Africa are very settled in one particular department where both NZ and Oz are slightly ailing at present, writes Rob Houwing.

Do Boks understand finer nuances?

2014-08-28 09:24

Jonathan Kaplan has questioned whether the Boks understand the nuances at scrums and breakdowns.

We're digging deep: McKenzie

2014-08-27 12:29

Australia coach Ewen McKenzie admitted he was down to bare bones in some departments after losing hooker Nathan Charles.

Oz look to rebound against SA

2014-08-27 07:45
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Wallaby coach Ewen McKenzie demanded far more from his team against SA as they look to recover from their mauling at the hands of NZ.

Pumas travel without Matera

2014-08-26 21:08

Argentina will travel to Australasia for their Rugby Championship matches without injured blindside flanker Pablo Matera.

Ex-Bok props: No need for panic

2014-08-26 13:11

Three former Springbok props feel there's no need for panic when it comes to the Bok front row.

Smith: It was my darkest day

2014-08-26 10:26
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Springbok flank Juan Smith has described the Test against Argentina in Salta as the darkest day in his rugby career.

Meyer delighted with Vic return

2014-08-26 05:00
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Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has expressed his delight at the return of lock Victor Matfied to the squad.

Aussies tip Bok win in Perth

2014-08-25 17:38
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Bok fans may be feeling a bit fragile about their team, but Oz counterparts are even bleaker, writes Rob Houwing.

Oz seek 'mental relaxation'

2014-08-25 14:23

The Wallabies will have plenty of down-time over the next week to "mentally relax", captain Michael Hooper has said.

Lood goes 'missing' in tackle

2014-08-25 14:05
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Springbok and Cheetahs lock Lood de Jager, the 'next big thing' in the second row, has been 'missing in action' of late.

Captain McCaw sets 2 records

2014-08-25 11:20

All Blacks captain Richie McCaw, who already holds a number of Test records, has chalked up two more.

Bok prop's season over

2014-08-25 10:28

Springbok prop Frans Malherbe will be sidelined for the rest of the year after sustaining a serious injury to his right ankle.

All Blacks free to select SBW

2014-08-25 07:43

The NZRU has cleared the way for coach Steve Hansen to select Sonny Bill Williams on the All Blacks' end of year tour of Europe.

Rugby Championship: Teams

2014-08-25 00:00

Dates, venues, kick-off times and line-ups for Round 3 of the 2014 Rugby Championship tournament.

Wallabies beaten not broken

2014-08-24 14:00

Wallabies captain Michael Hooper has vowed they would bounce back from their thrashing by the All Blacks.

All Blacks sound RWC warning

2014-08-24 12:20

All Blacks' coach Steve Hansen could afford himself a little feeling of satisfaction after his side retained the Bledisloe Cup.

Boks: A sickener at scrum-time

2014-08-24 10:06
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A trio of loose forwards helped spare Springbok blushes in Salta despite a gruesome scrum pounding, says Rob Houwing.

Oz to take lessons from loss

2014-08-24 09:25

Ewen McKenzie was left shrugging his shoulders and hoped the Wallabies would move on from their thrashing by the All Blacks.

Springboks sneak past Pumas

2014-08-23 23:48
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The Springboks have claimed a narrow win over Argentina in their Rugby Championship clash in Salta.

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