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Swag of Springboks to miss Wallabies clash

Swag of Springboks to miss Wallabies clash

South Africa will have a different look when they host the Wallabies in the Rugby Championship.

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Boks back on track after New Zealand victory: Erasmus
New Zealand rugby

Boks back on track after New Zealand victory: Erasmus

With doubts creeping in following back-to-back defeats, South Africa's World Cup preparations are back on track after upsetting New Zealand.

  • by Greg Stutchbury
Boks, Argentina seek to prove potential ahead of World Cup

Boks, Argentina seek to prove potential ahead of World Cup

South Africa and Argentina are both aiming to put a disappointing few years on the international stage behind them in their opening clash of the Rugby Championship at King's Park on Saturday.

  • by Nick Said
Springboks' former captain back for Rugby Championship opener

Springboks' former captain back for Rugby Championship opener

Giant lock Eben Etzebeth is set to play his first competitive match in 10 months when he starts for South Africa in their Rugby Championship opener against Argentina on Saturday.

Springboks name three new faces in Rugby Championship squad

Springboks name three new faces in Rugby Championship squad

There will be a few new faces in the Springboks fold in this year's Rugby Championship, which begins later this month.

I will not fall for Jones' mind games - Erasmus
England rugby

I will not fall for Jones' mind games - Erasmus

Rassie Erasmus has no intention of falling foul of the sort of Eddie Jones mind games that caused Australia's Michael Cheika so much grief.

  • by Mick Cleary
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Springboks appoint first black captain in 127-year history

Springboks appoint first black captain in 127-year history

Siya Kolisi rises above poverty-stricken childhood to lead South Africa against England.

Springboks scrap ban on overseas players

Springboks scrap ban on overseas players

South Africa have scrapped a ban on picking overseas-based players, opening the way for Rassie Erasmus to name a full-strength side to take on England.

  • by Mark Gleeson
South Africa's Habana to retire at end of season

South Africa's Habana to retire at end of season

South Africa's World Cup-winning winger Bryan Habana is to retire at the end of the season after failing to recover from injury, he said on Tuesday.

  • by Mark Gleeson
Springboks steamroll Italy to avenge 2016 loss
Italy rugby

Springboks steamroll Italy to avenge 2016 loss

South Africa have overrun Italy 35-6 with five converted tries, avenging their shock loss to the Azzurri last year and notching their first back-to-back wins since August.

  • by Mark Bendeich
South Africa a huge step closer to winning the World Cup vote

South Africa a huge step closer to winning the World Cup vote

With South Africa anointed on Tuesday as the preferred option to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup, Ireland and France are playing to the life-affirming instinct of the underdog in stating they are still in the fight until the final whistle blows. In sport, it happens. In committee rooms, it does not. Or should not.

  • by Mick Cleary