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Juan Smith handed new Springboks chance against Pumas

Return: Juan Smith.

Flanker Juan Smith, who had virtually quit rugby after an Achilles tendon injury in 2011, makes a remarkable South Africa comeback by turning out for the Springboks against Argentina on Saturday.

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Springboks winger Bryan Habana injured

Bryan Habana.

Champion South African winger Bryan Habana will be sidelined from French rugby for two months after suffering a thigh muscle injury in Toulon's European Cup match against Exeter last weekend, club...

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Bryan Habana 'unsure' about hamstring injury absence

Bryan Habana.

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa winger Bryan Habana was unsure how long he might be sidelined after suffering a suspected hamstring injury during a 38-27 loss to New Zealand on Saturday.

Early try critical as South Africa edge Argentina 13-6 in Rugby Championship

Desperate measures: South African captain Jean de Villiers is tackled by Argentina's Juan Martin.

Mark Gleeson A first minute try from Ruan Pienaar proved decisive as South Africa beat Argentina 13-6 in Saturday's rain-affected Rugby Championship test at Loftus Versfeld to record a winning start to the annual...

Damian de Allende chosen to make Springboks debut against Argentina

Returing: Bryan Habana is one of eight changes made to the Springboks side to face Argentina.

Outside centre Damian de Allende will debut for South Africa on Saturday against Argentina in a Rugby Championship first-round match in Pretoria.

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Domestic rule essential to breeding good Wallabies

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Spiro Zavos Now where are we after the pleasant interruption of the Wallabies three Test triumph over France? Ah yes, the 17th round of the 2014 Super Rugby tournament resumes this weekend. Good.

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Matt Giteau a marked man in European Cup final

Matt Giteau will be heavily marked in the European Cup final.

Julian Guyer Former Wallaby Matt Giteau will be a carefully marked man when his French club Toulon meet England outfit Saracens in Saturday's European Cup final in Cardiff.

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Matt Giteau scores as Toulon defend European Cup title

Try time: Matt Giteau score the first five-pointer for Toulon.

Tries by Matt Giteau and Juan Smith and a faultless kicking display by Jonny Wilkinson in the penultimate game of his career gave Toulon a 23-6 victory over Saracens on Saturday as the French side...

Veterans back in Springboks squad for June series

Nick Said Veteran forwards Victor Matfield and Schalk Burger are among a number of long-time absentees recalled to the South Africa squad for the June internationals against Wales and Scotland.

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Matt Giteau opens up on his bitter departure from Australian rugby

Matt Giteau

Rupert Guinness When Matt Giteau reflects on his decision to leave Australia after he missed selection in the Wallabies squad for the 2011 World Cup, he admits the episode that centred on his publicised divide with...

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Matt Giteau to captain World XV against Springboks

Jonny Wilkinson and Matt Giteau celebrate winning the French Top 14 final last weekend.

Matt Giteau will captain a World XV against South Africa in a non-cap game on Saturday.

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Cornal Hendricks set for Boks debut against World XV

Cheetahs flyer Cornal Hendricks will debut for the Springboks.

Sevens star Cornal Hendricks will take his first bow as wing for the Springboks when South Africa play the World XV in Cape Town on Saturday.

Springboks hammer World XV in Cape Town

South Africa survived an early scare to begin their international rugby season with a thumping 47-13 win against a World XV in Cape Town on Saturday.

Mystery as Frans Steyn quits Springboks

Frans Steyn's sudden and unexplained withdrawal from the Springboks days out from their first Test of the year contributed to what coach Heyneke Meyer has called his 10 toughest days in the job.

Willie le Roux leads Springboks rout of Wales

Willie le Roux

A first-half blitz from Willie Le Roux propelled the Springboks to a 38-16 rout of Wales in Durban on Saturday in the first of a two-Test rugby series.

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Franco van der Merwe joins growing Springboks injury list

Franco van der Merwe

South Africa lock Franco van der Merwe has been ruled out for six months after undergoing ankle surgery on Monday, adding to a growing list of Springboks likely to miss this year's Rugby Championship.

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Habana marks return with try in Toulon comeback win

Pirate Irwin South African star Bryan Habana scored a try on his return to action after a three-month absence because of a hamstring injury as Toulon beat Bordeaux-Begles 22-20 in a thrilling Top 14 encounter on...

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Toulon's superstar duo poised to take double

Springboks winger Bryan Habana returns to Toulon after a long injury lay-off.

Mick Cleary Two Toulon superstars were declared ready on Monday to boost the club's push for a historic European and domestic double.

Chris Ashton faces ban for shouting at kicker

England and Saracens winger Chris Ashton is facing a potential ban after allegedly shouting at Harlequins five-eighth Nick Evans as he attempted a conversion during the English Premiership semi-final.

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Rugby offers dream of escape for South Africans

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Clyde Rathbone ACT Brumbies winger Clyde Rathbone reveals what it means to tour his native South Africa.