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Morne Steyn set to start on bench for Stade Francais

PARIS: South African international fly-half Morne Steyn revealed on Wednesday he would only start on the bench for Stade Francais in Friday's Top 14 clash with Biarritz.

Morne Steyn in frame to play Wallabies with Goosen and Frans Steyn in doubt

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Ken Borland South Africa's under-fire flyhalf Morne Steyn could keep his place in the side to face Australia on Saturday in the Rugby Championship following injuries to Francois Steyn and Johan Goosen.

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Morne Steyn dumped as Boks opt for Goosen

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David Legge The fairytale rise of 20-year-old fly-half Johan Goosen continued Wednesday when he was named in the South Africa starting line-up for a Rugby Championship Test against Australia.

NSW Waratahs v Bulls

Israel Folau.

Stephen Samuelson The NSW Waratahs welcome back Israel Folau as they face another must-win home game.

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Waratahs v Bulls

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Last meeting: Round 11 2013 - Bulls 30 bt Waratahs 19 at Loftus Versfeld

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Johan Goosen kicks Cheetahs to historic Super Rugby win over Bulls

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Johan Goosen was the star as Central Cheetahs overcame Northern Bulls for the first time in Super Rugby with a 15-9 victory in wet Bloemfontein Friday.

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James O'Connor is world's best kicker under pressure, study shows

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Georgina Robinson James O'Connor might be on the nose in Australian rugby but there may be a very good reason for Ewen McKenzie to bring him home for the 2015 World Cup.

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Springboks hand Frans Malherbe Test debut

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Prop Frans Malherbe is to make his debut for South Africa against Wales on Saturday, while other injuries have forced coach Heyneke Meyer to pick an experienced backline.

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South Africa smother Wales in war of attrition

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South Africa maintained their winning dominance over Wales on Saturday with a brutal 24-15 victory based on a suffocating blanket defence and an unerring knack of doing the basics well.

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Bakkies Botha returns for South Africa against Scotland

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South Africa second row Bakkies Botha is set to play his first Test for the Springboks in more than two years after being named in the team to play Scotland.

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Springbok stalwarts return for France Test

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South Africa have recalled Tendai Mtawarira, Bismarck du Plessis, Eben Etzebeth and Morne Steyn into the starting line-up of the side to take on France in the final match of their European tour in...

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Springboks beat error-riddled France

Barnaby Chesterman South Africa cemented their status as the second best team on the planet with a 19-10 win over France in Paris on Saturday.

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Players told only way to World Cup is via Super Rugby

Country comes first: Berrick Barnes, Digby Ioane, James O’Connor and Drew Mitchell will need to return to an Australian Super Rugby team to be in World Cup contention.

Georgina Robinson Australia's overseas-based rugby players will have to put country over money if they want to play in the 2015 World Cup.

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Stade Francais stun Toulon

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Barnaby Chesterman European champions Toulon failed to go back to the summit of the French Top 14 table after they were shocked 23-0 by Stade Francais in Paris on Saturday.

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France call up uncapped Stade trio, but no Michalak

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Simon Valmary Stade Francais saw their surging Top 14 form rewarded when a trio of uncapped players were on Monday called up for France's Six Nations squad, notably five-eighth Jules Plisson ahead of the...

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Steyn kicks Springboks to narrow victory

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MENDOZA: A last-minute penalty by fly-half Morne Steyn sealed an unimpressive 22-17 win for South Africa over Argentina Saturday in a scrappy Rugby Championship Test.

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Waratahs plan to boot Bulls forwards ragged

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Georgina Robinson Johannesburg: After a season spent bottling the urge to kick under pressure, the Waratahs are about to loosen the lid and test their kicking game against the Bulls this weekend.

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Ill-disciplined Tahs pay the penalty as Steyn leads Bulls to victory

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Georgina Robinson A 25-point scoring blitz by Springboks five-eighth Morne Steyn was too much for the Waratahs to answer on the high veldt on Saturday with NSW going down 30-19 to the South African conference leaders.

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More Rebels heartache

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Christchurch Crusaders come from behind for a 30-26 win over Melbourne team.

Cold comfort as NSW's game plan goes out the window

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Georgina Robinson When the sting subsides following the Waratahs' three-tries-to-two loss on the highveld on Sunday, the attention, as always, will turn to the little things.

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