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James O'Connor set to take on Springboks

Former South Africa coach Nick Mallett will take charge of a World XV made up European-based club players in a game against the Springboks in their build-up to next year's World Cup.

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Waratahs prop Benn Robinson returns Springboks jersey thought to have been lost for decades

Safely returned: David Malan and Benn Robinson with the jersey that had been thought to be lost.

Georgina Robinson Wallaby Benn Robinson was on a mission to return former Springbok captain Abie Malan's missing jersey to his son in Cape Town.

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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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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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Springboks could challenge All Blacks: Meyer

Heyneke Meyer.

Andrew Gwilym South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer believes his side's victory over Wales proved they will be serious contenders at the next World Cup.

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Springboks, All Blacks dominate Barbarians squad to face Fiji

Jean de Villiers

South Africa captain Jean de Villiers is one of nine Springboks included in a 23-man Barbarians squad to face Fiji at Twickenham.

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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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Victor Matfield rumoured to make comeback for Bulls, Springboks

Victor Matfield

Gerald Imray Victor Matfield will return to top-level rugby in this year's Super Rugby competition and make himself available again for the Springboks, it is being widely reported in South Africa.

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Two tries, yellow card for Habana in Springboks romp

Bryan Habana.

David Legge Bryan Habana took his Test try total to 50 on Saturday to help South Africa crush 14-man Samoa 56-23 at chilly Loftus Versfeld and win a four-nation tournament final.

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Bulls lose eight Springboks to overseas clubs

Morne Steyn

Springbok flyhalf Morne Steyn led an exodus of players out of the three-time Super Rugby champion Bulls and to overseas clubs on Tuesday, the latest group of South African players to head to...

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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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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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Springboks legend says he is on "deathbed"

Joost van der Westhuizen.

Former Springbok skipper Joost van der Westhuizen is approaching the end of his life, two years after being diagnosed with deadly motor neurone disease.

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Steyn kicks Springboks to narrow victory

Morne Steyn.

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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Cooper bolsters squad to take on Springboks

Georgina Robinson Quade Cooper will make his first start for the Wallabies in almost 12 months after being named at five-eighth in a back line hailed by the Springboks as 'one of the best' they have faced.

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Springboks’ Louw happy to get up close and personal

Francois Louw

Georgina Robinson The battle of the breakdown will take on an unfamiliar new edge with Michael Hooper and Francois Louw going head to head in Brisbane this weekend.

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With Cooper and Folau, Springboks coach says Wallabies' back line is best

Quade Cooper

Georgina Robinson Quade Cooper will make his first start for the Wallabies in almost a year after being named at five-eighth in a back line hailed by the Springboks as ‘‘one of the best’’ they have faced.

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Folau, Cooper in Springboks' sights as de Villiers seeks soft spots

Israel Folau

Georgina Robinson The Springboks have the crosshairs trained on Israel Folau and Quade Cooper in the belief they can exploit the soft spots in the Wallabies' most potent attacking threats.

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Live: Wallabies v Springboks

Will Genia of the Wallabies

Phil Lutton Live: Wallabies v Springboks

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Springboks survivor Steyn has revived career

Morne Steyn.

Liam Napier Morne Steyn is a survivor.