Springboks

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.

'Inevitable' Springboks will join Europe says Saracens chief

Julian Guyer South Africa will join a European-based competition "sooner or later" because of the commercial demands of television, according to the chairman of English Premiership side Saracens.

Victor Matfield and Schalk Burger in Springboks training squad

Mark Gleeson Veterans Victor Matfield and Schalk Burger plus eight uncapped players were included by South Africa in a 36-man squad to attend a training camp later this month to prepare for this year's...

Union

How Springboks legend Victor Matfield nearly signed for the ACT Brumbies

Victor Matfield almost played for the Brumbies.

Chris Dutton Springboks legend Victor Matfield has revealed he nearly signed for the Brumbies.

Springboks skipper De Villiers injured

Injured Springboks skipper Jean de Villiers has withdrawn from a three-day national training camp that starts in Durban Sunday.

Rugby

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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Rugby

Matt Giteau to lead World XV against Springboks

Matt Giteau

Australian fly-half Matt Giteau will lead a strong World XV side out against the Springboks on Saturday in Cape Town.

Rugby

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.

Rugby

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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Rugby

James O'Connor set to take on Springboks

James O'Connor will appear alongside Drew Mitchell and Matt Giteau.

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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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.

Rugby

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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Rugby

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.

Rugby

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.

Rugby

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.

Rugby

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.

Rugby Union

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.

Rugby

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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