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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.

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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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Last-gasp Boks steal win from Welsh

Cornal Hendricks scored a try and played a crucial role in the match-winning penalty try.

A converted late penalty try secured a last-gasp 31-30 victory for South Africa against Wales in Nelspruit on Saturday, killing Welsh hopes of an historic rugby win.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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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Waratahs v Bulls

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

NSW Waratahs v Bulls

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

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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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Underdogs' chief aim is a possible sequel

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Spiro Zavos THE Brumbies achieved Mission Impossible I when they defeated the Bulls at their fortress Loftus Versfeld Stadium on the high veldt in a 2013 Super Rugby semi-final. Cue in the mysterious music.

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Springboks makes two changes for Pumas clash

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SOWETO: South Africa have made two changes for a Rugby Championship opening-round Test against Argentina in Soweto on Saturday.

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Slim hope of putting boot into Cruden

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Georgina Robinson Not so long ago, the loss of All Blacks five-eighth Dan Carter would have been greeted by bright eyes and barely concealed excitement in the Wallabies camp.

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Springboks dump Nyakane for missing flights

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David Legge Prop Trevor Nyakane has been dumped from the South Africa squad for missing flights and a video session, the national rugby union announced on Sunday.

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Boks triumph in nine-try romp over Pumas

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South Africa scored nine tries and fly-half Morne Steyn kicked 28 points as they crushed Argentina 73-13 on Saturday in a Rugby Championship first round romp.