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Cheetahs v Western Force - teams

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Ruan Pienaar resumes his role at flyhalf for the Cheetahs when they face the Western Force in the opening of four Challenge Series games in Bloemfontein on Friday night.

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South Africa

VIDEO: Injured Bok stars on RTT & RTP

WATCH as Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber clears up any doubt about the injury status of World Cup winners Handre Pollard and Lukhanyo Am and their possible return to the squad.

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News

World Rugby reveals refs for RWC pool matches

NEWS: World Rugby has announced the referee appointments for the 40 matches that comprise the pool stage of this year's World Cup in France.

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News

BlitzBoks suffer massive blow

NEWS: The BlitzBoks received some bad news ahead of the Sevens season.

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Australia

VIDEO - 'Like a mate having a beer': Eddie on Hansen's role in Wallabies camp

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: When days are dark, friends are few. However, that is not the case for Australia's head coach Eddie Jones.

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Latest News

Purple People Eaters lose an icon

NEWS: South Africa has lost a huge figure in the coaching fraternity with the sad news that the Griffons’ assistant coach Oersond Gorgonzola has passed away.

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Italy

Star fullback's return headlines Italy World Cup squad

SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: Ange Capuozzo will travel to the World Cup in France after being selected in the Azzurri squad announced on Tuesday.

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New Zealand

VIDEO: How Boks plan to stop All Black razzle-dazzle

WATCH as Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber unpacks the key to success for his team against the All Blacks at Twickenham on Friday.

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South Africa

Boks v All Blacks is not a 'warm-up'

SPOTLIGHT: All Black star Ardie Savea says there is no such thing as a "warm-up" for his team as they prepare to face the Springboks at Twickenham Stadium in London.

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Uruguay

French presence in Uruguay World Cup squad

SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: Bayonne lock Manuel Leindekar and Castres scrumhalf Santiago Arata were both named in Uruguay's 33-man World Cup squad.

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England

Venues for 2025 Women's World Cup

NEWS: The eight venues for the 2025 Women's World Cup in England have been announced, two years out from the start of the showpiece tournament.

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Australia

VIDEO: 'Cancel his citizenship' - NZ shocked by Hansen's Aussie move

REACTION: Veteran All Blacks hooker Dane Coles said he was "gobsmacked" to hear former New Zealand coach Steve Hansen is helping rivals Australia prepare for the World Cup.

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South Africa

VIDEO: Nienaber sets the Siya bar at the hour mark

WATCH as Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber explains how they will continue to ease captain Siya Kolisi back to full match fitness.

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Ireland

Ireland bring in uncapped hooker

SQUAD UPDATE: Uncapped hooker Diarmuid Barron has joined the Ireland squad ahead of their warm-up clash against Samoa in Bayonne.

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News

'Bunker' review system gets green light for World Cup

NEWS: The 'Bunker' review system and the shot clock will feature at the upcoming World Cup in France, World Rugby announced Monday.

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Namibia

Allister Coetzee reveals Namibia squad for World Cup

SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: Namibia, beaten in all 22 matches they played at six previous World Cups, named 39-year-old lock PJ van Lill among 31 players on Monday for the 2023 tournament in France.

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South Africa

VIDEO: Nienaber's midfield bolter has been 'on the radar' for some time

WATCH as Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber unpacks the reasons behind his left-field selection for the World Cup warm-up encounter with the All Blacks.

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France

World Rankings: Boks' new position confirmed

NEWS: South Africa's new position in the Men's Rankings was confirmed by World Rugby on Monday.

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France

Injured star included in France's World Cup squad

SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: Flank Anthony Jelonch was named in host nation France's World Cup squad by head coach Fabien Galthie on Monday despite suffering from a serious knee injury.

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Latest News

No Folau in Tonga World Cup squad

NEWS: Israel Folau has been left out of Tonga’s World Cup squad announced by coach Toutai Kefu who named 32 players with one more name to be added.

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Latest News

Lions finally manage to snag two new coaches

NEWS: The Lions have nabbed a Bull after being on the hunt for months to fill their coaching positions with the announcement that one of the most prolific kickers in South African rugby will join them as kicking consultant.

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Latest News

Gatland appoints two captains in Wales' World Cup squad

NEWS: Wales coach Warren Gatland has named two captains to lead his side in the World Cup in France in two weeks. 

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New Zealand

Nienaber springs midfield surprise for clash against All Blacks

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Springbok head coach Jacques Nienaber has revealed his team for their final World Cup warm-up match against the All Blacks in London on Friday.

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England

England's Vunipola to learn fate on Tuesday

NEWS: England’s Billy Vunipola will know his fate on Tuesday following his red card against Ireland when the hearing for the red card offence will take place.

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Australia

Eddie brings in World Cup-winning coach to help Wallabies

NEWS: World Cup-winning All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has joined the Wallabies in a short-term advisory role ahead of next month's World Cup.

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New Zealand

All Blacks set to unleash big guns against Boks

SPOTLIGHT: Assistant coach Jason Ryan says the All Blacks will send out their strongest "available" "team for their World Cup warm-up match against the Springboks on Friday.

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South Africa

VIDEO: Springbok coach's sage message to misfiring Manie

WATCH as Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber responds to questions around the poor kicking performance of flyhalf Manie Libbok in the last two Tests.

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Namibia

The team that has never won a World Cup game

Which team has competed at the World Cup regularly but has never won a single game? Today we take a look at the team from Namibia, galant competitors but a victory has always eluded them.

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South Africa

VIDEO: Why Siya rates Willie as the 'Bok provider'

WATCH as returning Springbok captain Siya Kolisi sings the praises of veteran fullback Willie le Roux, despite a performance that had the cynics calling for his head.

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Ireland

'Fingers crossed': Ireland to keep a close eye on injured star

REACTION: Ireland head coach Andy Farrell will be hoping that the foot injury Dan Sheehan suffered against England on Saturday is not a serious one.

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Australia

'It's not foreign to me': New Wallaby coach eager to work with Eddie

SPOTLIGHT: Wallabies assistant coach Jason Ryles says his new boss Eddie Jones shares similar coaching philosophies to Craig Bellamy, who he played and worked under at the Melbourne Storm.

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South Africa

VIDEO: The All Blacks won't roll over this easy

WATCH as Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber unpacks his team's record win over Wales in Cardiff at the weekend.

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South Africa

Gatland opens up on Bok drubbing

REACTION: Wales head coach Warren Gatland admitted that the Springboks physically dominated his side in all areas of the game in Saturday's World Cup warm-up match in Cardiff.

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England

'I feel the disappointment': England coach calls for rapid end to red card fall-outs

REACTION: England coach Steve Borthwick was left hoping for a rapid finish to rugby's often lengthy disciplinary procedures after Billy Vunipola joined Owen Farrell as a World Cup doubt by being sent off during a 10-29 warm-up loss to Ireland in Dublin on Saturday.

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Fiji

World Cup hosts Les Blues the boss of Fiji in warm-up clash

MATCH REPORT: France has beaten Fiji 34-17 in a World Cup warm-up match at Stade de la Beaujoire in Nantes on Saturday evening.

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Top 14

Worlds' most capped player gets yellow in French Top 14

NEWS: The world's most capped player Alun Wyn Jones was shown a yellow card just three minutes into his French Top 14 debut as his Toulon side lost 27-15 at Lyon.

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South Africa

Player ratings: South Africa

OPINION: @king365ed rates the South African players after their 52-16 demolition of Wales in Cardiff on Saturday.

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South Africa

VIDEO: Kolisi - It felt amazing

WATCH as Springbok captain Siya Kolisi speaks about his first game after knee surgery - a 40-minute outing in a 52-16 rout of Wales in Cardiff on Saturday.

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England

VIDEO: Another red card for England as Ireland ease to victory

REPORT: Another one of Steve Borthwick's stars is set to face the music in the coming days.

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England

Player Ratings: England

OPINION: The ambition in Dublin was for Steve Borthwick’s team to live up to their head coach’s promise that they definitely were in the right direction towards Marseille and being pitch-perfect for their World Cup opener versus Argentina.

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Ireland

Player Ratings: Ireland

OPINION: The men in green eventually got out of second gear to see off a disjointed if earnest England side, that refused to go away even after going down to 14 men.

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Georgia

Georgia thump USA in World Cup warm-up

NEWS: Georgia eased past the USA 22-7 on Saturday in their second warm-up for this year's World Cup.

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England

Ireland v England RECAP | International

READERS' FORUM: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of the World Cup warm-up match between Ireland and England at Lansdowne Road in Dublin.

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Wales

Player ratings: Wales

OPINION: Ian Cameron rates the Welsh players after their humbling 16-52 loss to South Africa.

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South Africa

Boks destroy Wales in Cardiff

REPORT: The Springboks will head into their next World Cup warm-up match against the All Blacks with some momentum after they hammered Wales 52-16 at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday.

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South Africa

Wales v South Africa RECAP | International

READERS' FORUM: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of the World Cup warm-up match between Wales and South Africa at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

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Japan

Lappies included in final Brave Blossoms World Cup squad

NEWS: Brave Blossoms coach Jamie Joseph has made four changes to the original World Cup squad for Japan that was announced three days ago.

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South Africa

Kolisi on his recovery: 'My foundation was in God'

WATCH as iconic Springbok captain Siya Kolisi explains how he found strength in God to recover from knee surgery and recover in time to be ready for the World Cup.

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England

Farrell's date for World Rugby appeal revealed

DISCIPLINARY UPDATE: England captain Owen Farrell has been told when he must appear before an appeal hearing in his labyrinthian and disputatious saga.

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England

'It's not an accident': Nigel Owens has his say on Farrell's tackle

REACTION: Former leading referee Nigel Owens warned Rugby Union is in "big trouble" if Owen Farrell's dangerous tackle against Wales is no longer regarded as worthy of a sending-off.

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South Africa

Wales v South Africa - teams and prediction

PREVIEW: @king365ed unpacks the World Cup warm-up encounter between Wales and South Africa in Cardiff on Saturday and what it means for the Springboks' title defence that starts next month.

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South Africa

Gatland looking past Boks: 'We can do something pretty special at this World Cup'

INTERVIEW: Wales coach Warren Gatland admitted he is planning for some short-term success and the World Cup is his target.

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England

Ireland v England - Teams and Prediction

PREVIEW: The whole controversy surrounding Owen Farrell this week has taken some of the spotlight away from Saturday's big World Cup warm-up match between Ireland and England in Dublin.

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England

'Just my opinion': Rassie shows support for Farrell

REACTION: South Africa's Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus took to social media to show his support for Ireland's head coach Andy Farrell.

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England

World Rankings: Boks get another shot at top three spot

PREVIEW: There are some intriguing matches in the latest round of the World Cup warm-ups and World Rugby has published the ranking permutations.

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Latest News

Drastic changes for SA Under-18's ahead of England clash

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: The South African Under-18 team to face England in the International series in Paarl on Saturday underwent wholesale changes including new captain JJ Theron.

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Fiji

France v Fiji - Teams and Prediction

PREVIEW: World Cup hosts France will welcome Fiji to Stade de la Beaujoire for a warm-up match on Saturday evening and there is no doubt that Fabien Galthie's side needs a strong performance against an ever improving Fiji.

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England

Dad Andy talks out about 'Farrell circus'

REACTION: Ireland coach Andy Farrell slammed much of the commentary surrounding son Owen.

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New Zealand

Powerhouse forward joins All Blacks' injury list ahead of World Cup

NEWS: All Black head coach Ian Foster has added another player to his injury list.

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Australia

Another League expert answers Jones' coaching SOS

NEWS: National Rugby League assistant Jason Ryles has answered an SOS from Wallabies coach Eddie Jones and will join the Australian squad as a replacement for attack coach Brad Davis.

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South Africa

Double injury blow for Wales ahead of Bok face-off

BREAKING NEWS: Wales suffered a double injury blow ahead of their final World Cup warm-up match against reigning champions South Africa in Cardiff on Saturday.

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Latest News

Suspended prison sentence for Toulouse player for assault

NEWS: France-based New Zealand rugby player George Tilsley has been given a six-month suspended prison sentence for assaulting his girlfriend.

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England

No Farrell for England as Lawes steps in as captain

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: England appointed a new captain for their World Cup warm-up match against Ireland in Dublin on Saturday as a replacement for Owen Farrell, who awaits his fate after World Rugby appealed his disciplinary ruling.

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Ireland

Earls' 100th cap imminent as Ireland announce team

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: James Ryan will captain Ireland in the final home match before the World Cup, while Keith Earls is in line to win his 100th Test cap in green should he feature off the replacements bench.

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South Africa

VIDEO: Why cake-eating Ox don't count calories

WATCH as affable Springbok Ox Nché reveals why he almost missed a second consecutive World Cup and why he prefers cake over salad.

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England

CONFIRMED: World Rugby to appeal Farrell's ruling

World Rugby has lodged an appeal against the decision to overturn Owen Farrell’s red card from Saturday’s match against Wales, placing the England captain’s participation in the World Cup in doubt again.

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France

Alldritt, Willemse, Cross return for France

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: France have recalled captain Gregory Alldritt for their World Cup warm-up clash with Fiji in Nantes on Saturday while Paul Willemse and Francois Cros also return for the tournament hosts.

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Italy

Capuozzo back for Italy after six months

Ange Capuozzo will return to Italy's starting line-up following six months out after being picked on Thursday for this weekend's World Cup warm-up with Romania.

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Australia

VIDEO: Eddie Jones' ugly media spat - stay the pessimists you are

WATCH as Wallaby coach Eddie Jones blow up at the Australian media over their 'negative' questions.

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Australia

Video: Wallabies take another big hit

NEWS: Eddie Jones' second stint as Australia's head coach has not gone as planned. 

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Seven World Cup games not to be missed

OPINION: The final spot for the World Cup in France went to Portugal and now the biggest rugby spectacle in the world is just around the corner.

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News

PICTURES: SA's URC teams hitting the pre-season hard

With most of the rugby stars' attention solely focused on the 2023 World Cup, the rest of the stars has been extremely busy with pre-season training.

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South Africa

VIDEO: The Welsh 'banana peel' Boks must avoid

WATCH as Springboks Ox Nche and Cheslin Kolbe talk about the biggest threats they face against Wales in a World Cup warm-up match in Cardiff on Saturday.

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Ireland

Ireland's World Cup squad gradually taking shape

TEAM NEWS: Ireland confirmed that five players have been cut from the 42-man World Cup training squad on Wednesday.

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England

REPORT: England captain could still face World Cup ban

NEWS: It seems like England's concerns are far from over as captain Owen Farrell might still be banned for his tackle during the World Cup warm-up match against Wales at Twickenham.

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VIDEO: Hawies on the 2023 Challenge Series as dates confirmed

NEWS: The Cheetahs and the Western Force, will kick off their campaigns in the Challenge Series on Friday, August 25 against each other.

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News

World Cup squad TRACKER

#RWC SQUADS: The men who will fight for the prestigious World Cup trophy from September 8 to October 28.

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Latest News

Nine France-based players in Romania's World Cup squad

SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: Romania coach Eugen Apjok on Wednesday selected nine players based in France including Stade Francais prop Thomas Cretu in his 33-man squad for next month's World Cup in France.

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Latest News

SA Under-18's need to focus on England now

NEWS: The South African Under-18 team must lift their heads and knuckle down as they start preparing for their second game in the U18 International Series against England on Saturday.

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Australia

VIDEO: New Wallaby skipper - That's not my style of leadership

INTERVIEW: Shock new Wallabies captain Will Skelton is pledging to be his own man while also leaning on teammates for support during Australia's World Cup campaign.

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South Africa

VIDEO: Unpacking the reasons behind starting Kolisi cold

WATCH as Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber unpacks the reasons behind starting captain Siya Kolisi and scrumhalf Jaden Hendrikse against Wales, instead of easing them back into the fray off the bench.

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News

'Arendse will only get better'

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Bulls assistant coach Chris Rossouw believes the Springbok star Kurt-Lee Arendse will only get better after claiming five individual awards at the franchise's annual awards ceremony.

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South Africa

Gatland 'building depth' against Boks

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Warren Gatland has named his Wales team to play South Africa in a World Cup warm-up match on Saturday.

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South Africa

VIDEO: The aspects of the Bok game that improved since 2019

WATCH as Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber explains which aspects of the team's game and approach improved since they won the World Cup in 2019.

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Six South Africans in Barbarian team to face Samoa

NEWS: Six South Africans have been included in the Barbarian match-23 to face Samoa in Brive on Friday.

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Scotland

Scotland unveil strong #RWC squad

SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has named his 33-player squad for the upcoming World Cup 2023, to be held in France next month.

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News

Crusaders v Chiefs to kick off Super Rugby Pacific 2024 season

NEWS: The release of the Super Rugby Pacific draw for 2024 has revealed an action-packed schedule headlined by fierce rivalries.

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The only World Cup debutant is...

NEWS: Of the 20 teams lining up in France only one is making its first appearance at the World Cup.

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England

Farrell fall-out: 'It is just one bad tackle in 2,000 attempts'

REACTION: Kevin Sinfield has vituperated the critics of England captain Owen Farrell in the wake of the surprise ruling in his disciplinary hearing.

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England

The Ireland injury update that would please Farrell

NEWS: Injured Ireland back row forward Jack Conan is going really well in his recovery from the foot problem which cast doubt on his World Cup participation.

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England

Shock as Owen Farrell's ruling comes out

DISCIPLINARY UPDATE:  Owen Farrell's ruling has been confirmed and it will certainly raise a few eyebrows.

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South Africa

Siya is back!

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Springbok head coach Jacques Nienaber has revealed his team for Saturday's World Cup warm-up match against Wales in Cardiff.

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Canada

Tonga too good for Canada...again

REPORT: Hosts Tonga crossed for six tries in a 36-12 romp over Canada on Tuesday to claim a second straight win over the Canucks in tune-ups for the World Cup.

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South Africa

'It is exciting': Boks Women add new face to coaching team

WOMEN SPOTLIGHT: In a boost to the management of the Springbok Women, the experienced Franzel September has been added to the team’s coaching staff, joining Laurian Johannes-Haupt as assistant to interim head coach Louis Koen.

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Australia

'I just can't wait to get to France'

INTERVIEW: Two-Test playmaker Carter Gordon says he's ready for the World Cup pressure-cooker despite being the only specialist flyhalf in the Wallabies squad.

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Australia

Quade Cooper's spectacular fall from grace

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Quade Cooper's spectacular fall from grace is complete with Wallabies coach Eddie Jones overlooking the playmaker for Australia A's team to play Portugal.

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South Africa

VIDEO: Gatland's Wales to take Boks to the 'gutters' again?

SPOTLIGHT: The Springboks are bracing themselves for another tricky encounter against Wales when they meet in a World Cup warm-up match in Cardiff on Saturday.

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Japan

Big omission as Japan reveal their World Cup squad

SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: Japan head coach Jamie Joseph has named his World Cup squad With three places in the 33-member squad still to be confirmed.

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South Africa

Wales sweating over captain as Boks loom

INJURY UPDATE: Wales is the latest team sweating over the fitness of key players, just weeks out from the World Cup.

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South Africa

VIDEO: One-on-one with Jonathan Mokuena - raising the bar

WATCH as UJ coach Jonathan Mokuena chats to @king365ed about his graduation from SARU's Elite Coaching Programme and what the future holds for him.

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NEWS

Nyali to lead SA U18 against France

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Xola Nyali has been handed the captaincy as the South African Under-18 team prepare for their U18 International Series opener against France at Stellenberg High School in Durbanville.

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South Africa

No 'fear' in Bok camp as injuries rock rugby world

SPOTLIGHT: There is always the risk of picking up injuries in World Cup warm-up matches and this past weekend's clashes proved that anything could happen from now until the big event in France.

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Argentina

World Rankings: Wales drop as Boks hold onto fourth

NEWS: For the first time since January 2008 Wales are below Fiji in the World Rugby's Rankings.

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France

'We are not invincible': France add another name to growing injury list

INJURY UPDATE: France suffered a double blow less than a month before the hosts open the World Cup against New Zealand with flyhalf Romain Ntamack ruled out with a knee injury and prop Cyril Baille in doubt with a calf problem.

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Canada

Tonga v Canada - Teams and Prediction

PREVIEW: Canada brace themselves for another physical challenge against Tonga at the Teufaiva Stadium on Tuesday.

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England

'It's really bad luck': England scrumhalf ruled out of World Cup

INJURY UPDATE: England scrumhalf Jack nan Poortvliet has been ruled out of the World Cup after suffering an ankle injury.

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Scotland

Alarm bells for Boks as Scotland peak

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Scotland are peaking at the right time which is a major alarm bell for their heavyweight World Cup pool stage contenders, Ireland and South Africa.

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England

'He wouldn't do it intentionally': England rally around their captain

SPOTLIGHT: England flyhalf George Ford, a close friend of Owen Farrell since childhood, said England would rally around their skipper as he faces a ban.

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France

BREAKING: Ntamack set to miss World Cup

INJURY NEWS: France's chances of winning the World Cup title have suffered a major blow with reports of Romain Ntamack's injury.

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Namibia

Namibia finds strength in the dunes of Walvis Bay

FEATURE: Walvis Bay is renowned for the abundance of its wildlife. Whales bask offshore while flamingos, pelicans and Damara terns all shelter in the tidal lagoon.

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VIDEO: 'If we don’t win, everyone will say this was the k**kest plan'

SPOTLIGHT: It is not easy to tell assistant coaches to continually chop and change teams when they stand to lose 40% of their income when things go awry.

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New Zealand

Ben Smith: All Blacks 'C' team can kill Boks' World Cup dream in London

OPINION: Rugbypass writer Ben Smith shares his views on the World Cup warm-up match between All Blacks and Springboks at Twickenham on August 25.

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England

VIDEO: 'I'll deal with the facts' - Farrell facing World Cup ban

REACTION: England captain Owen Farrell seems set to miss the start of the World Cup after being sent off in a 19-17 warm-up win over Wales at Twickenham on Saturday, although coach Steve Borthwick cautioned against pre-empting the disciplinary process.

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Namibia

Namibia fight back to edge Chile

REPORT: Namibia produced a strong fightback in the final quarter to beat Chile 28-26 in Temuco on Saturday.

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France

Romain and Duhan the big injury concerns after Saint-Etienne clash

SPOTLIGHT: France flyhalf Romain Ntamack left the field with a suspected knee problem and Scotland wing Duhan van der Merwe also suffered an injury as the World Cup hosts won 30-27 in a warm-up match in Saint-Etienne on Saturday.

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VIDEO: 'I forgot about my knee' - Kolisi opens up on 'heated' comeback

SPOTLIGHT: Springbok captain Siya Kolisi might very well make his comeback to the playing field in a week and was asked if he felt he was ready to once again lead the team.

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France

Steyn double not enough as France edge Scotland in another thriller

REPORT: A late Thomas Ramos penalty helped France edge Scotland 30-27 in their World Cup warm-up match in Saint-Etienne on Saturday.

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France

Player Ratings: France

OPINION: France didn’t quite reign supreme in the St-Etienne hot-box, a stadium which will host four World Cup games later this year, but there were many flashes of brilliance to admire nonetheless.

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Scotland

Player Ratings: Scotland

OPINION: Scotland sorted out their slow start issues but were unable to deliver the 80-minute performance needed to overcome Les Bleus on home soil.

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France

France v Scotland RECAP | International

READERS’ FORUM: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of the World Cup warm-up match between France and Scotland in Saint-Etienne.

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Second Phase

Player Ratings: Wales

OPINION: England have beaten Wales 19-17 in their international match at Twickenham in what was scrappy and at times chaotic affair in west London.

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Second Phase

Player Ratings: England

OPINION: What a crazy, crazy game.

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Georgia

Georgia give Romania a big reality check

REPORT: Georgia hammered Romania 56-6 in Tbilisi in a warm-up fixture for this year's World Cup on Saturday.

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England

England edge Wales as Farrell sees red at Twickenham

MATCH REPORT:  A late penalty made sure England edged Wales 19-17 at Twickenham on Saturday despite a red card to captain to Owen Farrell.

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England

England v Wales Recap | International

READERS’ FORUM: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of the World Cup warm-up match between England and Wales at Twickenham in London.

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South Africa

PICTURES: Boks bid farewell to South Africa

The Springboks departed South Africa’s shores on Saturday determined to make the country proud.

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South Africa

VIDEO: Nienaber refutes Pollard conspiracy theories

NEWS: Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber has refuted any conspiracy theories doing the rounds regarding the composition of his 33-man World Cup squad.

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Australia

'A bit of a shock': Young gun puts studies on hold for Wallabies

SPOTLIGHT: Max Jorgensen has placed his studies on hold in the hope of becoming the youngest Wallaby ever to debut at a World Cup.

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Same job, different jersey says new Bok

SPOTLIGHT: Springbok lock Jean Kleyn might be on his way to the World Cup for South Africa on Saturday, but the towering lock is not ready to bid Munster farewell yet.

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South Africa

Moodie reflects on 'crazy' journey to World Cup

INTERVIEW: Still sporting his Springbok blazer, Canan Moodie reflected on the unreal moment he was selected for the World Cup squad.

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Japan

Japan's SA-born star receives ban for dangerous tackle

DISCIPLINARY UPDATE: Flank Pieter Labuschagne will miss the start of Japan's World Cup campaign.

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Scotland

France v Scotland - Teams and Prediction

PREVIEW: France and Scotland will see the return of their captains, Antoine Dupont and Jamie Ritchie, to their starting line-ups for Saturday's World Cup warm-up game in Saint-Etienne on Saturday.

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Australia

Gatland's wry response to Eddie Jones' bullish comments

SPOTLIGHT: Wales coach Warren Gatland has been unable to resist a little dig at Eddie Jones and his initial failures to rejuvenate the Wallabies as the pre-World Cup war of words begins to crank into gear.

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Namibia

Chile v Namibia - Teams and Prediction

PREVIEW: Namibia head coach Allister Coetzee has two changes to his starting line-up to face Chile on Saturday.

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England

England celebrates the Webb Ellis myth ahead of World Cup

FEATURE: There is no actual evidence that William Webb Ellis "picked up the ball and ran" during a game of football at Rugby School but that has not prevented a legend building up around him.

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Latest News

'The chubby kid who can run a bit' is going to the World Cup

SPOTLIGHT: Retshegofaditswe 'Tshego' Nché, better known as Ox, was born a month after South Africa hosted and won the 1995 World Cup.

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England

England v Wales - Teams and Prediction

PREVIEW: The rivalry between England and Wales will resume this weekend when Steve Borthwick's men tries to bounce back at Twickenham.

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New Zealand

All Blacks bring in young lock for Bok clash

NEWS: The All Blacks have bolstered their lock stocks for their clash against the Springboks in London on August 25.

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News

'A master of the game' takes charge of NZ Sevens

NEWS: Tomasi Cama has been named as head coach of the All Blacks Sevens for the 2024 season.

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South Africa

VIDEO: SARU coaching graduates - where are the women?

WATCH as South African Rugby CEO Rian Oberholzer chats to @king365ed about the lack of female graduates in a recent coaching programme.

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England

England in 'ideal shape' for World Cup

REACTION: Henry Arundell has been told to "trust his instincts" by England coach Steve Borthwick when the 20-year-old rising star faces Wales in a World Cup warm-up match at Twickenham on Saturday.

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England

'We have a group of players that are in the right head-space'

REACTION: Wales coach Warren Gatland is "pretty confident" key back row forward Taulupe Faletau will be fit to take his place in the squad for next month's World Cup in France.

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South Africa

VIDEO: The 'pros and cons' of Nienaber's utility policy

INTERVIEW: Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber unpacks the 'pros and cons' of his utility policy.

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Canada

Tonga makes World Cup statement with Canadian rout

MATCH REPORT: Tonga sent a powerful message to fellow Pool B competitors at the World Cup with a comprehensive 28-3 win over Canada in Nuku'alofa on Thursday.

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England

Farrell returns to lead England's big guns against Wales

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: England head coach Steve Borthwick has made 11 changes to his starting XV for Saturday's second World Cup warm-up match against Wales at Twickenham.

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South Africa

VIDEO: Rotation policy under the spotlight

OPINION: South Africa is not the only team using the rotation system in their build-up to the World Cup and results over the weekend are proof of that.

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France

France bring out the 'A-Team' for Scotland rematch

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: French coach Fabien Galthié wielded a heavy axe for the second of his team's two World Cup warm-up matches.

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France

The spirit of 'Ovalie' to drive France to World Cup glory?

FEATURE: There is a region in south-west France where the walls of bars and bedrooms are adorned not with pictures of Kylian Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele but Antoine Dupont, Cyril Baille and Romain Ntamack.

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Australia

Eddie Jones shocks with new Wallaby captain

SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: Australia coach Eddie has backed young players to spearhead the Wallabies' campaign to win their third World Cup which kicks off in France next month.

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France

Steyn and Nel to get a shot against France

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has made six changes to his starting line-up for this Saturday’s return leg against France in Saint Etienne.

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News

The Highlanders' prodigal son returns

NEWS: They say lightning never strikes in the same place twice, but that is exactly what the Highlanders will be hoping for with the return of one of their most successful coaches.

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South Africa

VIDEO: The Boks' surprising flyhalf alternatives

WATCH as Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber reveals the surprising options he is considering as alternatives at flyhalf.

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Australia

REPORT: Hooper left out of Eddie's World Cup squad

NEWS: Wallaby veteran Michael Hooper has reportedly been left out of Eddie Jones' squad for the upcoming World Cup.

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Wales

Jones and Robertson to join forces for Alun Wyn Jones

NEWS: Wales legend Alun Wyn Jones will get the chance to run out at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium one more time when he plays for the Barbarians against Wales in a tribute match on November 4.

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South Africa

Boks have readymade solution to Am conundrum

ANALYSIS: Ben Smith reveals why the Springboks have a readymade solution for the injury-enforced absence of Lukhanyo Am at the World Cup in France.

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News

'There is a special feeling in the air' as White reveals his Bulls squad

SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: Bulls Director of Rugby Jake White is confident his squad will have enough depth to compete on all fronts during the 2023/2024 season.

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News

Kurt-Lee bags five awards

AWARDS: Kurt-Lee Arendse was rewarded for his fine form during the 2022/2023 season.

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England

Wales coach Gatland rings the changes for second England clash

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Head coach Warren Gatland has revealed his Wales team for their second World Cup warm-up match against England.

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South Africa

The #BIG change yet to happen in the South African game

FEATURE: On a parched pitch in an impoverished South African township, a group of young men do push-ups on the hard ground before kicking off a game of rugby.

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Portugal

The club that put the Portuguese game on World Cup map

FEATURE: Portugal may have snuck into this World Cup through the back door but the future looks bright for a country where the game is steadily building its numbers among the younger generation.

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Canada

Tonga v Canada - teams and prediction

PREVIEW: Tonga will get some valuable World Cup preparations when they face Canada in two 'warm-up' matches in Nuku'alofa on August 10 and 15.

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South Africa

VIDEO: How Libbok fixed his kicking against Los Pumas

The quandary in the Springbok camp is the absence of a pin-point accurate goal kicker with the omission of Handre Pollard from the Springbok World Cup squad.

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Top 14

Kockott's new team revealed after retirement U-turn

NEWS: Former France scrumhalf Rory Kockott has come out of retirement to join Stade Francais as World Cup cover, the Parisian club announced.

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South Africa

The missing links Boks could rue at #RWC

REACTION: The absence of three injured first-choice players will be a massive challenge for South Africa in their World Cup defence.

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Australia

'A 50-50 call': The Hooper conundrum ahead of Eddie's squad announcement

SPOTLIGHT: Tim Horan rates Michael Hooper a 50-50 chance of World Cup selection and hopes Rugby Australia "give him the option" to go out on his terms if the Wallaby champion isn't on the plane to France

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South Africa

VIDEO: Nienaber unpacks Boks' injury status

WATCH Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber unpack the injury status of those players who missed the World Cup cut.

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Latest News

VIDEO: 'Scared' Kolisi ready to take on Wales

WATCH as Springbok captain Siya Kolisi speaks about his knee injury, surgery and recovery.

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South Africa

Banned Scotland star could face Boks in World Cup opener

DISCIPLINARY UPDATE: Scotland could start their World Cup campaign in France next month without one of their star players.

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South Africa

BREAKING: The four World Cup winners that missed #2023 cut

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: South Africa will head to the World Cup in France without a number of key players.

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Italy

Italy suffer big blow

INJURY UPDATE: Italy's hopes of reaching the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time suffered a significant blow on Tuesday as highly-rated back Tommaso Menoncello was ruled out due to a serious left arm injury.

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South Africa

VIDEO: Boks go into 'knock-out' mode as Scotland opener looms

WATCH as Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber chats to @king365ed about the team's approach ahead of their World Cup opener against Scotland at Stade Vélodrome, in Marseille, on September 10.

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Fiji

Fiji reveal squad for #RWC challenge

SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: Fiji head coach Simon Raiwalui named his squad Tuesday for next month's World Cup but warned his in-form side they would face a big test of their credentials in warm-up matches against France and England.

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Argentina

Cheika reveals his #RWC squad

SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: Argentina head coach Michael Cheika has named his 33-man squad for the World Cup in France.

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Australia

Why Wallabies can be World Cup contenders

INTERVIEW: Former World Cup captain Stirling Mortlock is a believer again and says the Wallabies are improving enough to challenge for the Webb Ellis trophy in France.

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South Africa

VIDEO: Loffie's #BIG Bok bolters

EXCLUSIVE: Watch as two-time World Cup-winning Baby Bok coach Loffie Eloff unpacks his Springbok selection for the World Cup.

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Romania

Cotter to join Boks' World Cup pool rivals

NEWS: Former Scotland and Fiji coach Vern Cotter is to be a consultant for Romania during the upcoming World Cup, the national federation said on Monday.

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Italy

Injuries force Azzurri team announcement change

NEWS: Italy's World Cup squad announcement has been pushed back 10 days, after a spate of injuries in last Saturday's Test against Ireland.

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England

Borthwick names England #RWC squad

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: England coach Steve Borthwick has confirmed his official 33-player squad for the 2023 World Cup in France next month.

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Argentina

WORLD RANKINGS: Boks fail to break into top 3

SPOTLIGHT: Having scraped home by a point the previous week, the Springboks enjoyed a more convincing 24-13 win the second time around.

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South Africa

Talking points ahead of D-Day for Boks

SPOTLIGHT: There are some major decisions resting on the shoulders of Springboks coach Jacques Nienaber, as he prepares to name his World Cup squad on Tuesday.

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South Africa

Did Moodie punch his ticket to the World Cup?

SPOTLIGHT: Bulls wing Canan Moodie made a huge statement, with a man-of-the-match performance during South Africa's 24-13 win over Argentina in Buenos Aires at the weekend.

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News

Melbourne gets another Super round

NEWS: Super Rugby Pacific’s biggest weekend is locked to go back to Melbourne for the third time in 2024.

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New Zealand

All Blacks to rely on experience as they reveal their World Cup hand

#RWC SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: All Blacks head coach Ian Foster has named his 33-man squad for World Cup 2023 in France.

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Wales

Wales' battle for World Cup spots is heating up says Gatland

REACTION: Warren Gatland is confident his Wales side will be "desperate to perform" at Twickenham next weekend as competition for places in his World Cup squad heats up.

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Scotland

Russell seeks tough test ahead #RWC opener against Boks

SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: Stand-in Scotland captain Finn Russell is bracing himself to face a full-strength France team in next weekend's return World Cup warm-up game in Saint-Etienne.

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South Africa

Nienaber points out the cracks Boks need to fix

REACTION: South Africa head coach Jacques Nienaber admitted there are minor cracks that emerged during the 24-13 win over Argentina on Saturday.

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Argentina

Boks overpower Los Pumas with second-half rout

REPORT: South Africa started their World Cup warm-up campaign with an impressive 24-13 win over Argentina at Estadio Jose Amalfitani in Buenos Aires on Saturday.

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Samoa

Former All Blacks trio headlines Samoa World Cup squad

#RWC SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: European-based forwards Chris Vui and Michael Alaalatoa were named co-captains as Samoa named three former All Blacks in their World Cup squad on Sunday.

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New Zealand

These All Blacks have taken 'massive steps'

REACTION: Playmakers Aaron Smith and Richie Mo'unga say the All Blacks have taken "massive steps" from their troubles of last year and are ready to challenge for the World Cup.

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South Africa

The tough selection decisions Nienaber must make

REACTION: Coach Jacques Nienaber admitted he has some 'tough decisions' to make before naming South Africa's World Cup squad on Tuesday.

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England

Player ratings: England

OPINION: Liam Heagney rates the England players after their 9-20 loss to Wales in Cardiff!

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Wales

Player ratings: Wales

OPINION: We rate the Welsh players after their 20-9 win over England at the weekend!

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Ireland

Player ratings: Ireland

OPINION: Ian Cameron rates the Ireland players after their 33-17 win over Italy in Dublin on Saturday.

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Argentina

Player ratings: Argentina

OPINION: Frankie Deges rates the Argentinean players after their 13-24 loss to South Africa on Saturday.

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Ireland

Injuries mar Ireland win in Dublin

MATCH REPORT: Caelan Doris scored two tries while Jack Conan suffered an injury scare as Ireland overpowered Italy 33-17 in their opening World Cup warm-up match in Dublin on Saturday.

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South Africa

Player ratings: South Africa

OPINION: South Africa appears to be in good shape heading into the World Cup, based on the performances of some fringe players in the 24-13 warm-up win over Argentina at Estadio Jose Amalfitani in Buenos Aires on Saturday.

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Argentina

Argentina v South Africa RECAP | International

READERS’ FORUM: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of the World Cup warm-up match between Argentina and South Africa at Estadio Jose Amalfitani in Buenos Aires.

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England

Wales v England RECAP | International

READERS’ FORUM: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of the World Cup warm-up match between Wales and England in Cardiff on Saturday.

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England

Wales put down World Cup marker with second-half shut-out of England

REPORT: Wales ended a dour period under Warren Gatland and put down a #BIG World Cup marker with a 20-9 win over a hapless England in Cardiff on Saturday.

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France

Schoeman scores as 14-man Scotland fight back to edge France in thriller

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Scotland

Player Ratings: Scotland

OPINION: Scotland overcame an 18-point half-time deficit to see off a largely second-string France at Murrayfield.

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France

Player Ratings: France

OPINION: Considering this was a second-string France side, you might have expected a drop in standard from the Les Bleus of late, but there was to be no such relief for Gregor Townsend’s Scotland, in the first half at least.

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Australia

All Blacks get a 'great lesson' ahead of World Cup

REACTION: With his best poker face on, Ian Foster insisted he was "stoked" with New Zealand's return Bledisloe Cup performance as his All Blacks side snatched a last-gasp 23-20 win over Australia.

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News

Pumas duo join Bulls on loan

TRANSFER NEWS: The Bulls have bolstered their squad once again ahead of the 2023/2024 season.

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Fiji

Labuschagne sees red as Fiji thump Japan

PACIFIC NATIONS CUP, ROUND THREE WRAP: Fiji beat Japan 35-12 in Tokyo on Saturday for their fifth straight win as they build momentum towards the World Cup.

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Australia

'One hundred percent': Wallabies' chances of World Cup glory

REACTION: Eddie Jones remains confident the Wallabies can win the World Cup despite suffering a fourth straight defeat in his return to the head coaching role.

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Argentina

Bok captain's journey from Bethlehem

SPOTLIGHT: They say the best skill of a great leader is to listen to those around him.

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Second Phase

Player Ratings: New Zealand

OPINION: Ian Foster doesn’t believe in dead rubber matches but his selections for 2023’s second Bledisloe Test offered a very dead rubber-esque lineup; the coach handed out three debuts and named a number of further changes across the park.

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Australia

Wallabies under World Cup injury cloud

REACTION: Samu Kerevi and David Porecki will be assessed for injuries, adding to Wallabies coach Eddie Jones' frustrations after another Bledisloe Cup loss.

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Second Phase

Player Ratings: Australia

OPINION: The Wallabies have fallen painfully short of what would’ve been a drought-breaking win in New Zealand, going down to the All Blacks 23-20 in Dunedin.

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Australia

Late penalty helps All Blacks edge Wallabies

MATCH REPORT: New Zealand dodged a bullet with a spirited second-half comeback to narrowly beat Australia 23-20 in front of a packed Dunedin.

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Australia

New Zealand v Australia RECAP | Bledisloe Cup

READERS’ FORUM: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Bledisloe Cup encounter between New Zealand and Australia in Dunedin.

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South Africa

VIDEO: Bok roulette without a gun

WATCH as Jacques Nienaber explains to @king365ed why the warm-up match against Los Pumas in Buenos Aires will not impact his World Cup team selection.

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News

Bulls confirm new coaching staff

NEWS: The Bulls have confirmed the appointments of their new coaches ahead of the 2023/24 season which include former assistant Springbok coach Gary Gold.

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Ireland

Ireland v Italy - teams and prediction

PREVIEW: Andy Farrell will be out to test his squad depth when Ireland host Italy in the World Cup warm-up match in Dublin.

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Argentina

World Rankings: Boks to break into top three?

PREVIEW: The World Cup warm-up matches will be coming in thick and fast this weekend and World Rugby has published its latest ranking permutations.

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News

Cape Town SVNS Tickets on Sale NOW!

TICKETS for the revamped and rebranded World Rugby SVNS at the Cape Town Stadium have officially gone on SALE!

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Argentina

Argentina v South Africa - teams and prediction

PREVIEW: @king365ed unpacks the key aspects of the World Cup warm-up match between Argentina and South Africa in Buenos Aires.

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England

Wales v England - Teams and Prediction

PREVIEW: Wales and England kick off their Nations Series schedule with the first of a derby double-header on Saturday.

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News

'We jumped at the opportunity': Stormers coach opens up on Bok signing

TRANSFER: The Stormers confirmed the signing of a Springbok on Friday.

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France

Scotland v France - teams and prediction

PREVIEW: Scotland and France clash in a World Cup warm up at Murrayfield on Saturday and it could be a tough test for the visitors who are joint favourites to win the forthcoming World Cup.

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Australia

New Zealand v Australia - Teams and Prediction

PREVIEW: All Black head coach Ian Foster doesn't want his team to take their foot off the pedal when they face the Wallabies in the Bledisloe Cup return leg in Dunedin on Saturday.

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Argentina

Argentina fullback receives ban for challenge on Bok scrumhalf

DISCIPLINARY UPDATE: Argentina fullback Juan Cruz Mallia received a ban for his challenge on Springbok scrumhalf Grant Williams in last weekend's Rugby Championship encounter at Ellis Park.

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South Africa

VIDEO: Deon Fourie is not another Schalk Brits

Being selected to represent the Springboks at the 2023 World Cup will be a full-circle moment for Deon Fourie.

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England

England reveals captain for Wales warm-up

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: England coach Steve Borthwick has named his matchday 23 to face Wales in a World Cup warm-up match in Cardiff on Saturday.

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Italy

Italy coach brings in new faces for Ireland clash

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Italy head coach Kieran Crowley has brought in some new faces for his team's World Cup warm-up match against Ireland in Dublin.

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Argentina

Cheika continues his Los Pumas 'rotation' as Boks loom

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Argentina coach Michael Cheika has continued his rotation policy ahead of the World Cup warm-up match against South Africa in Buenos Aires on Saturday.

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News

Five Stormers stars in URC fans' top 10

SPOTLIGHT: It seems United Rugby Championship fans love to watch the Stormers play.

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France

France get Willemse boost

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Fabien Galthie named three new caps in his France team to play Scotland in Saturday's World Cup warm-up match at Murrayfield.

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Italy

Farrell gives Ireland's No.10 jersey to Munster hero

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Ireland head coach Andy Farrell has revealed his team to face Italy in their World Cup warm-up match in Dublin on Saturday.

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South Africa

Last shot as Moodie embraces World Cup selection pressure

The young Canan Moodie showed no signs of nerves as he gets ready to 'fire a shot' at a Springbok World Cup spot this Saturday.

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South Africa

Jake's advice to those Boks who will miss the RWC cut

OPINION: Bulls Director of Rugby Jake White unpacks the potential Springbok World Cup squad.

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Australia

VIDEO: 'My job is to make sure he doesn't listen to guys like you putting rubbish in his head'

WATCH as the winless Wallaby coach Eddie Jones reacted, in typical insolent, to a suggestion that he got his team selections wrong.

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Fiji

Japan to cut out 'mental lapses' with some SA muscle

PREVIEW: Japan head coach Jamie Joseph on Thursday urged his players to cut out "small mental lapses" when they face Fiji in their final home game before the World Cup.

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South Africa

VIDEO: ‘No stress' - Bok comes to Bomb Squad's defence

SPOTLIGHT: Springbok utility forward Franco Mostert has defended the ‘Bomb Squad’ amid public scrutiny.

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Australia

Wallabies unveil new captain for All Black face-off

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Scrumhalf Tate McDermott will skipper the Wallabies for the first time in the second Bledisloe Cup Test against New Zealand in what coach Eddie Jones Thursday called "a new era" for Australia.

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Australia

All Blacks ring the changes for dead rubber

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: The All Blacks have made mass changes to their team to face Australia in Dunedin on Saturday, with just three players retained as starters from last week's resounding victory.

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South Africa

VIDEO: The straight-shooting Bok with a 'nice aura'

WATCH as Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber unpacks the reasons for selecting Bongi Mbonambi as the captain of the team to face Los Pumas in Buenos Aires.

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Top 14

All Blacks prop heads to Toulouse

NEWS: New Zealand great Owen Franks, who has not played for the All Blacks since 2019, has joined Toulouse for the duration of the World Cup, the French champions announced on Wednesday.

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France

France suffer lock blow ahead of World Cup

NEWS: France lock Romain Taofifenua will miss at least three weeks of training due to a hamstring injury, leaving doubts over his fitness for the World Cup.

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Scotland

Scotland to give Springboks a World Cup preview

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Scotland will be out to field their strongest side against France over the next two weeks as they gear up for the World Cup.

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South Africa

VIDEO: The most productive 'fishing expedition'

WATCH as Gerhardus Cornelis Steenekamp speaks about his call-up to the Springbok team and his first potential cap!

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Australia

'There's no excuses': Wallabies running out of time

SPOTLIGHT: With the World Cup kicking off in just over a month, assistant coach Neale Hatley has underlined the urgency in the Wallabies finding winning form in Saturday's second Bledisloe Cup clash in Dunedin.

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News

'Zero-tolerance': Six Nations' plan to tackle online abuse

NEWS: Six Nations Rugby takes a zero-tolerance approach to any form of discrimination, and in a bid to tackle hate speech and harmful content within its online community, is using advanced AI technology to filter, block, delete, and if needed, report cases.

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News

England star to boost Crusaders scrumhalf stocks

TRANSFER NEWS: Willi Heinz will take the field for the Crusaders in the 2024 season, continuing his stellar return to Super Rugby.

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England

Plumtree gets bench role for Wales

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Wales head coach Warren Gatland has revealed his team to face England in Saturday's World Cup warm-up match in Cardiff.

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Ireland

'It was tight': O'Connell explains Kleyn's omission from Ireland squad

SPOTLIGHT: Forwards coach Paul O'Connell admitted that Jean Kleyn was "very close" to being called up to Ireland's World Cup training squad.

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England

Rugby helped England scrum coach overcome dyslexia

SPOTLIGHT: As a dyslexic, England scrum coach Tom Harrison used to read match programmes and now it is a benefit to his coaching skills. 

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South Africa

VIDEO: Sous is the real 'gravy'

WATCH Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber explaining the selection of the 'odd couple' - Deon Fourie and Franco Mostert on the flanks for the Test against Los Pumas in Buenos Aires.

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South Africa

VIDEO: The non-selection of Jaden Hendrikse explained

WATCH as Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber unpacks the non-selection of star Jaden Hendrikse - just days out from the announcement of the World Cup squad.

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Argentina

BREAKING: Boks switch it up for Buenos Aires Test

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Springbok head coach Jacques Nienaber has revealed his team for Saturday's Test against Argentina in Buenos Aires.

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South Africa

Kurt-Lee Arendse could be the next Bryan Habana

SPOTLIGHT: Springbok wing Kurt-Lee Arendse has bobbed and weaved his way into the record books matching Bryan Habana’s record as the fastest player to reach 10 tries for the Springboks, in just eight matches.

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Australia

Wallaby playmaker to step up transition into new role

SPOTLIGHT: James O'Connor will step up his transition into coaching after signing a contract extension with the Queensland Reds that should also see him win a role on the staff of the Junior Wallabies.

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South Africa

The players that are 'on trial' in BA

OPINION: @king365ed looks at the Springbok players most in need of a good performance against Los Pumas in Buenos Aires - those who must bash the door down to World Cup selection.

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Australia

VIDEO: All Black star's monster hit was no fluke

SPOTLIGHT: All Black lock Scott Barrett has been described as a player who "doesn't rest" after he received plaudits for his monster hit on Tate McDermot in Saturday’s Rugby Championship win over Australia.

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Australia

Beale gets bail break in 'sexual assault' case

NEWS: Suspended Wallaby Kurtley Beale has had his bail varied awaiting trial on sexual assault allegations, so he's able to take up an offer to play in France.

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Australia

Bookies give good odds on a Wallaby win

SPOTLIGHT: One Australian betting agency has listed the All Blacks as AU$1.01 certainties to extend the Wallabies' 22 years of pain in New Zealand in Bledisloe Cup game two.

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Argentina

World rankings: All Blacks transcend Les Bleus

UPDATE: We look at the latest movements on the World Rugby rankings after the conclusion of the Rugby Championship.

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Argentina

VIDEO: Michael Cheika swathed in Los Pumas' brotherhood

SPOTLIGHT: Los Pumas coach Michael Cheika has been called the busiest man in rugby, but for now he is revelling in the tight-knit brotherhood of the Argentinians.

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Argentina

VIDEO: Passionate Pumas letter-perfect for Bok build-up

WATCH as Springbok assistant coach Deon Davids talks about how South Africa must cope with the raw passion Argentina will display in their return match in Buenos Aires this coming Saturday.

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Australia

Quade Cooper stepping up as leader for Wallabies

NEWS: With the Wallabies missing two of their leaders, Quade Cooper has stepped up to help his troubled team try to match the might of the All Blacks.

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South Africa

Los Pumas player cited for 'reckless' challenge on Bok

BREAKING: Argentinean fullback Juan Cruz Mallia has been cited for alleged foul play during the 21-22 Rugby Championship loss to South Africa at the weekend.

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Argentina

Stats paint clear picture of Boks' frailties

STATISTICAL SPOTLIGHT: Duane Vermeulen captained the Springboks in what is potentially his final home appearance in the Green and Gold.

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Argentina

Why Libbok had 'mixed emotions' at Ellis Park

REACTION: Rookie Test flyhalf Manie Libbok unpacks the reasons for his mixed emotions at Ellis Park at the weekend.

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Argentina

Player ratings: Argentina

OPINION: Frankie Deges rates the Los Pumas players after their heartbreaking 21-22 loss to the Springbok at Ellis Park.

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Latest News

VIDEO: Nienaber on consistency in team selection

OPINION: The lack of consistency in team selection has been the golden thread in the Springboks’ three Rugby Championship Test matches and coach Jacques Nienaber acknowledged that it put a lot of pressure on the team.

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Australia

VIDEO: Beware, these All Blacks are going to get much better

REACTION: Ian Foster says the All Blacks are still not the finished product despite banking two trophies on a 10-game unbeaten streak in an ominous sign ahead of the World Cup in France.

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Wales

RIP: Rowlands dies at 85

NEWS: Former Wales captain and coach Clive Rowlands has died aged 85, the Welsh Rugby Union announced on Sunday.

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Latest News

Los Teros edge Los Cóndores in South American thriller

MATCH REPORT: Uruguay and Chile clashed in Montevideo in the first warm-up match for both countries. The competitive match was won by a single point by the home side by 26-25 giving both Los Teros and Los Cóndores plenty to think about.

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South Africa

Boks leave World Cup 'certainties' at home

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber named a squad of 26 players for the trip to Buenos Aires for their opening World Cup warm-up game next Saturday, August 5.

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Australia

Jones has seven days to turn things around

NEWS: Rocked by the World Cup loss of Allan Alaalatoa, the shattered Wallabies have just seven days to regroup before the second Bledisloe Cup clash in Dunedin.

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South Africa

Player ratings: South Africa

OPINION: @king365ed rates the Springboks after South Africa's nailbiting 22-21 win over Argentina at Ellis Park on Saturday.

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South Africa

Concussed Bok in World Cup race

REACTION: Scrumhalf Grant Williams is in a race to make the cut for the Springboks' World Cup selection.

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Italy

Scotland's Graham at the double against Italy

MATCH REPORT: Darcy Graham marked his return from injury with two tries as an experimental Scotland side beat Italy 25-13 on Saturday in a World Cup warm-up match at Murrayfield.

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New Zealand

Player ratings: New Zealand

OPINION: The first Bledisloe match of the year has graced our eyes with the All Blacks prevailing in Melbourne in front of 84 000 fans.

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Fiji

Fiji fire World Cup warning, Japan see off Tonga

NEWS: Fiji moved to the top of the Pacific Nations Cup standings and fired another World Cup warning shot with a 33-19 Test win over Samoa on Saturday.

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Australia

Player ratings: Australia

OPINION: The Wallabies defended stoutly for large periods but a power game from the All Blacks and equally resistant defence kept them ahead, before blowing them away in the final quarter.

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Argentina

Springboks survive Los Pumas' late comeback

REPORT: South Africa have avoided one of the great Rugby Championship upsets, surviving an incredible Argentina comeback to win 22-21 at Ellis Park on Saturday.

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Argentina

South Africa v Argentina RECAP | Rugby Championship

READERS’ FORUM: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Rugby Championship Round Three encounter between South Africa and Argentina at Ellis Park in Johannesburg.

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Australia

Disappointed Jones says Wallabies are a 'work in progress'

REACTION: Australian coach Eddie Jones described his team as a 'work in progress', after they crashed 7-38 to New Zealand in the Bledisloe Cup Test at the MCG.

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Australia

Wallaby captain's World Cup dream shattered

INJURY UPDATE: Wallaby prop and stand-in captain Allan Alaalatoa has been stretchered off the MCG with a ruptured Achilles - ruling him out of World Cup in France in September.

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Australia

Vintage All Blacks retain Rugby Champs & Bledisloe Cup

MATCH REPORT: The All Blacks retained the Rugby Championship and  Bledisloe Cup trophies with a 38-7 win over the Wallabies at the MCG in Melbourne on Saturday.

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Australia

Australia v New Zealand RECAP | Rugby Championship

READERS’ FORUM: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Rugby Championship Round Three encounter between Australia and New Zealand at the MCG in Melbourne.

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News

Currie Cup winner Tinus de Beer joins URC side

TRANSFER NEWS: Cardiff have confirmed the signing of South African flyhalf Tinus de Beer.

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News

VIDEO: An in-depth look at the Bunker review system

WATCH as World Rugby Television Match Official Manager Stuart Berry sheds light on the new Bunker review process.

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News

Loftus gets 'facelift'

NEWS: After 105 years the Loftus Versfeld playing surface is getting a 'facelift'.

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NEWS

SA U18 squad named to face England and France

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: The bulk of the South African Schools teams was included in a 26-player SA Under-18 squad for next month's international series against France and England.

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Australia

Australia v New Zealand - Teams and Prediction

RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP, ROUND THREE: The All Blacks are well on their way to retaining the southern hemisphere Rugby Championship title on Saturday.

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News

Another Los Pumas star finds a home in England

TRANSFER NEWS: Powerhouse Argentinian back row Santiago Grondona has joined Bristol Bears, the club confirmed.

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Argentina

South Africa v Argentina - teams and prediction

PREVIEW: @king365ed unpacks the Rugby Championship Round Three face-off between South Africa and Argentina at Ellis Park on Saturday.

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France

France suffer injury blow as World Cup looms

NEWS: Flank Francois Cros will miss next month's World Cup warm-up against Scotland with a groin injury, France's head of performance Thibault Giroud said.

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Argentina

Cheika changes up Los Pumas for Bok face-off

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Michael Cheika has made a number of changes to his team for their final Rugby Championship[ encounter, ahead of the World Cup.

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Japan

Blow for Japan as Leitch cops a ban

PREVIEW: Japan's World Cup preparations suffered a huge setback as Michael Leitch received a three-match ban for a dangerous tackle.

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Argentina

VIDEO: Eben is the Bok 'enforcer' and 'pacifier'

WATCH as Springbok Marvin Orie speaks about the role of lock partner Eben Etzebeth as both an 'enforcer' and a 'pacifier' in the team.

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News

The 'ambitious' pride is growing in the Den

TRANSFER SPOTLIGHT: @king365ed brings you the latest on the Ellis Park rumour mill.

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Italy

Italy coach brings in uncapped duo for Scotland clash

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Italy head coach Kieran Crowley has revealed his matchday 23 for Saturday's World Cup warm-up clash against Scotland in Edinburgh.

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News

Forgotten Bok joins Stormers

TRANSFER NEWS: The Stormers have managed to secure the services of Springbok wing Courtnall Skosan.

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New Zealand

VIDEO: Wallaby rookie has some 'Butch James' in him

REACTION: Wallaby head coach Eddie Jones is seeing shades of former greats Stephen Larkham and South Africa's Butch James in young playmaker Carter Gordon.

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South Africa

Senior statesmen the most productive Boks

STATISTICAL ANALYSIS: @king365ed takes a look at the stats to see who has been South Africa's most productive players in the first two rounds of the Rugby Championship.

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Australia

Desperate Eddie Jones rolls the dice for Bledisloe One

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Under-pressure Wallabies coach Eddie Jones rolled the dice with a new-look "young, vibrant" side to face the All Blacks in Melbourne.

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Australia

All Blacks suffer captaincy blow

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Ardie Savea will captain New Zealand against Australia in Melbourne after regular skipper Sam Cane was ruled out by injury.

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Latest News

VIDEO: Pumba ready for 'dark arts' in the Den

SPOTLIGHT: Argentina's rugby is forward orientated and they enjoy putting their heads in the dark places where most people don’t really like being.

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Scotland

Steyn gets starting role for Scotland's World Cup warm-up match

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has revealed his team for their first World Cup warm-up match against Italy at Murrayfield on Saturday.

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New Zealand

How Marx caused havoc for All Black hooker

Malcolm Marx has become a name that is well-respected and feared with many shaking in their boots at the thought of going head-to-head with the Springbok hooker.

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South Africa

What if Siya was on OnlyFans

SPOTLIGHT: What would happen if Springbok captain Siya Kolisi was to set up an OnlyFans page?

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Australia

Playmaker shuffle: Wallaby young gun to take over from Cooper?

SPOTLIGHT: In-form playmaker Carter Gordon could link with Tate McDermott in a new Wallaby halfback pairing to face the All Blacks, while Jordan Petaia is eyeing another positional switch in his injury return.

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News

'Five-star' Leinster left red-faced

The United Rugby Championship side Leinster have been left red-faced after a major blunder was spotted on their new jersey for the 2023/24 season.

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Argentina

VIDEO: Jacques' Bok selection in a 'plastic, perfect' world

WATCH Sp[ringbok coach Jacques Nienaber talk about Jessie Kriel and other midfield selections ahead of the World Cup.

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Wales

Alun Wyn Jones: 'I have to gain respect'

SPOTLIGHT: Former Wales and British and Irish Lions captain Alun Wyn Jones says he "couldn't turn down" the chance to join Top 14 side Toulon as cover during this year's World Cup.

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Australia

'A very dark place': Wallaby star nearly walked away from rugby

SPOTLIGHT: Fearing his World Cup dream had been wrecked by serious injury, Wallaby prop Taniela Tupou says he contemplated walking away from rugby.

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Argentina

VIDEO: Kolbe champing at the bit for hard, fast pitch

Ellis Park is a stadium that speaks to the heart of speedsters in any team and someone that is relishing the prospect of playing on the hard and fast pitch for the first time as a Springbok is Cheslin Kolbe.

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Argentina

VIDEO: Grant Williams talks about his journey to a starting Bok berth

SPOTLIGHT: Grant Williams says he is finally ready to play his first full Test match after struggling with injuries for years. 

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Top 14

Toulon in need of a scrumhalf after Wallaby's exit

NEWS: Australia scrumhalf Jake Gordon has been forced to leave Top 14 side Toulon weeks after his arrival as cover for the World Cup.

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News

Los Pumas flank to boost Sarries' roster

TRANSFER NEWS: Saracens announced the signing of loose forward Juan Martin Gonzalez Samso.

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News

Cheetahs confirm player movements

SQUAD UPDATE: The Cheetahs have confirmed their player movements ahead of the 2023/2024 season.

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South Africa

BREAKING: Thor to lead new-look Boks against Los Pumas

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Springbok No.8 Duane Vermeulen will lead a new-look Bok team in their final Rugby Championship match against Argentina at Ellis Park in Johannesburg on Saturday. 

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Australia

VIDEO: Boks not a poor team after one performance says Davids

SPOTLIGHT: The saying 'no rain, no flowers' accurately depicts Springbok assistant coach, Deon Davids' view on the loss against New Zealand in the Rugby Championship in Auckland last weekend. 

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Australia

VIDEO: Wallabies seek intensity against All Blacks

A more intense Wallabies outfit can be expected when they face the All Blacks in the final Rugby Championship clash at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday.

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New Zealand

All Black centre opens up on frustrating period

SPOTLIGHT: All Black centre Anton Lienert-Brown admitted that the last few seasons have been frustrating for him.

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Australia

Eddie Jones not perturbed by three-player rule

NEWS: Wallabies head coach Eddie Jones is reportedly planning to exploit a loophole in the overseas player selection rules to recall a former Australia test forward ahead of the upcoming World Cup.

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New Zealand

Jake White's message to doubters after Boks' Auckland defeat

OPINION: Former Springbok head coach Jake White shares his view on South Africa's defeat to the All Blacks in Auckland.

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News

World Rugby boss doubles down on 'late' pool draw plan

NEWS: World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont has reiterated his organisation’s commitment to have the next World Cup pool draw "as late as possible".

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News

Director of Rugby leaves Cardiff after bullying claims dismissed

NEWS: Dai Young has left his role as Cardiff's Director of Rugby with immediate effect after an investigation into bullying allegations.

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Australia

Hawk-eye and Bunker review system to hit World Cup warm-ups

SPOTLIGHT: Test referees will be getting more support with their decision-making in Tests leading up to the World Cup in France.

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Australia

'We're not arrogant': All Blacks to be 'brave' with selections

SPOTLIGHT: The All Blacks will be out to get the balance right between testing new combinations ahead of the World Cup and showing respect to the Wallabies in their Rugby Championship Round Three clash in Melbourne on Saturday.

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South Africa

South Africa v Argentina: Tale of the tape

STATISTICAL UPDATE: The Springboks will be looking to continue their winning streak over Argentina when the two teams meet in the final round of the Rugby Championship in Johannesburg on Saturday.

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Australia

Fullback's shock axing a big reminder for Wallabies

SPOTLIGHT: Andrew Kellaway believes the cut-throat battle for World Cup spots hasn't changed the mindset of the Wallabies players as they hunt their first win of the year in Melbourne's Bledisloe Cup match.

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South Africa

Banned EPRU President 'postpones' club games

EXCLUSIVE: The tempestuous Eastern Province Rugby Union's already bleak year took another turn for the worse.

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England

Powerhouse forward returns to England squad

SQUAD UPDATE: Head coach Steve Borthwick has revealed an updated England training squad.

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Ireland

Ireland stars have their say on 'Pool of Death'

SPOTLIGHT: There will be no sleepless nights in the Ireland camp ahead of a tough World Cup schedule in France.

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New Zealand

More Bok cracks emerge after Auckland defeat

STATISTICAL SPOTLIGHT:  Some more key stats have emerged showing how well the All Blacks utilised the ball against the Springboks in Auckland.

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Argentina

Bok chooses Cape Town over France

NEWS: Springbok flyhalf Manie Libbok has turned down an opportunity to further his career in France and opted to extend his contract with the Stormers.

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Namibia

Former Bok coaches collaborate to prep Namibia for World Cup

NEWS: Former Springboks coaches Matthew Proudfoot and Allister Coetzee have reportedly joined forces again and will be heading up Namibia’s 35-man squad for the World Cup.

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Fiji

Japan sees red as Fiji, Samoa set early World Cup markers

PACIFIC NATIONS CUP ROUND ONE WRAP: Japan admitted they would have to toughen up mentally ahead of the World Cup after losing to Samoa on Saturday, following a first-half red card for veteran Michael Leitch

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South Africa

VIDEO: Will Rassie 'shake the tree' at #RWC23?

WATCH as World Cup-winning loosehead PROP Tendai Mtawarira shares some insights into the mindset of South Africa's colourful Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus.

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Australia

Eddie Jones admits he is still searching for that 'winning formula'

WATCH as Australia coach Eddie Jones explains how he is 'sifting' through the available talent to find the best Wallaby team.

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South Africa

VIDEO: Will Ellis Park pass the Loftus mark?

WATCH as Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber speaks about the Ellis Park factor in their last home game ahead of the World Cup.

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Australia

'Easy fix' can help Wallabies upset All Blacks

INTERVIEW: Tate McDermott said the Wallabies have licked their wounds, reviewed and "moved on bloody quickly" ahead of next weekend's Bledisloe Cup opener.

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Argentina

VIDEO: Kolisi and Pollard to go into World Cup cold?

NEWS: Springbok captain Siyamthanda Kolisi and flyhalf Handré Pollard would not have to prove themselves after their recovery and could potentially go straight from injury into a World Cup game.

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South Africa

VIDEO: Bok reveals the boons of playing in Japan

WATCH as Springbok Jessie Kriel unpacks the advantages of playing in Japan and how it benefitted his game.

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NEWS

SA U18 to face some of Europe's best

NEWS: South Africa's best schoolboy rugby players will be able to test themselves against some of the best the Northern Hemisphere has to offer.

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Ireland

'Nobody is relieved': Ireland camp breaks silence on Sexton

REACTION: Ireland's Jimmy O'Brien says distractions have been kept to a minimum during the disciplinary process involving captain Johnny Sexton.

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Australia

Wallabies and Brave Blossoms in new Pacific pack

NEWS: Australia and Japan will face each other more often as part of a wide-ranging deal announced Friday that lasts until 2029.

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South Africa

VIDEO: All Black loss has not changed 'big picture' for Boks

WATCH as Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber unpacks the plan for the Rugby Championship face-off against Argentina at Ellis Park.

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Japan

'Really big': All Black and Wallaby to officially make switch to Samoa

PREVIEW: There are a couple of bing names in Samoa's matchday squad for their clash against Japan on Saturday.

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News

Bulls snatch another Bok from Lions

TRANSFER NEWS: The Bulls have managed to lure another Springbok to Loftus Versfeld - despite the determined efforts of the Lions to lure him to Ellis Park.

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Australia

Eddie Jones cuts some 'dead wood'

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Tom Wright and Reece Hodge have been dropped from the Wallabies' Bledisloe Cup squad as Eddie Jones turns to fit-again pair Jordan Petaia and Andrew Kellaway.

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South Africa

My Bok 'A-Team'

OPINION: @king365ed gives his take on what the Springbok 'A-Team' to tackle the All Blacks at Twickenham may look like.

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Wales

Kit reveal: Wales' Oppenheimer Barbie

SPOTLIGHT: The Welsh Rugby Union on Thursday revealed the home and alternate World Cup 2023 kit.

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News

Jake White loses another coaching brain

TRANSFER NEWS: Just a few days after the Bulls announced the departure of assistant coach Russell Winter, the franchise is set to lose another backroom staff member.

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South Africa

Mapimpi revisited: The hero that emerged from hopelessness

WATCH as @rugby365com revisits the Makazole Mapimpi story, as the late isiXhosa commentator Kaunda Ntunja so eloquently put it: 'The player who had come from the most hopeless situation in the history of the Springboks'.

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News

Springbok Gqoboka's future still unknown amid Bulls exit

TRANSFER NEWS: The Bulls family bids farewell to Springbok forward, Lizo Gqoboka who has yet to confirm his future club.

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Latest News

New Welsh Rugby Union role for Walker

NEWS: Nigel Walker has been appointed as the Welsh Rugby Union's (WRU) first executive director of rugby.

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South Africa

Rassie backs new U20 Rugby Champs

REACTION: SA Rugby’s Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus and Junior Springbok head coach Bafana Nhleko reacted enthusiastically to the announcement by SANZAAR that a new U20 Rugby Championship will kick off in 2024.

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News

Reds lure home 'skinny wing' to replace Thorn

NEWS: Self-described "skinny rugby league winger" Les Kiss has been lured home in a coaching move that the Queensland Reds anticipate will have a halo effect on rugby in the country.

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Argentina

Junior Boks to do battle in new U20 Rugby Championship

NEWS: SANZAAR has announced that an Under-20 version of the Rugby Championship will kick off in 2024.

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South Africa

Boks stand by Etzebeth, Hendrikse

NEWS UPDATE: Grieving Springboks Eben Etzebeth and Jaden Hendrikse will be available for South Africa when they tackle Argentina on July 29 in a Rugby Championship match.

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News

WATCH: Stormers share update on a new pitch

The installation of the new pitch at the Cape Town Stadium has been met with pure excitement from the Stormers and fans.

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News

Reds to reveal Thorn's replacement soon

NEWS: Les Kiss's confirmation as Queensland Reds coach is imminent while James O'Connor is also close to finalising his future at the Super Rugby outfit.

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South Africa

Boks are back in camp ... for vital match

TEAM UPDATE: The Springbok squad will assemble in Pretoria on Wednesday, to resume their preparations for their final Rugby Championship match.

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Wales

Gatland names squad of 43 for Wales' trip to Turkey

NEWS: Warren Gatland has named a 43-strong squad for Wales’ next warm-weather camp in Turkey ahead of their upcoming Rugby World Cup warm-up matches, a three-match schedule that commences against England in Cardiff on August 5.

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Australia

British and Irish Lions to play combined New Zealand-Australia XV on 2025 tour

NEWS: The British and Irish Lions will face a joint Australia-New Zealand side in an unofficial "fourth Test" on their 2025 tour, which will include matches against the Wallabies in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, it was announced Wednesday.

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News

Springboks need massive favour from Eddie Jones

PERMUTATIONS: South Africa's chances of claiming the Rugby Championship trophy are extremely slim following their defeat to New Zealand last weekend.

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News

England star Smith commits to Harlequins

NEWS: Harlequins confirmed that England and British & Irish Lions flyhalf Marcus Smith has signed a contract extension with the club.

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South Africa

Why Willie is the brains in Bok backline

STATISTICAL SPOTLIGHT: Springbok fullback Willie le Roux has had his fair share of criticism over the last few years, but he has proven to be an asset on attack for the Springboks.

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Australia

Wallabies in dire need of midfield solution

SPOTLIGHT: The Wallabies are confident they can plug the gaping hole left by a shattering shoulder injury to backline linchpin Len Ikitau.

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News

Franco Smith lures London Irish wing to Glasgow

TRANSFER NEWS: Glasgow Warriors have confirmed Logan Trotter has joined the franchise after spending last season with London Irish.

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England

UNVEILED: England's World Cup kit

England has revealed the new home and alternate kits that will be worn at the World Cup in France.

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News

World Sevens Series gets a new venue

NEWS: The World Rugby Sevens Series have undergone a revamped with the bold ambition of rugby growth across eight iconic cities.

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News

Enticing Derbies headline new Premiership season

NEWS: Premiership Rugby announced a blockbuster calendar of derbies and big games for the 2023/24 Premiership season.

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South Africa

Time for Rassie and Nienaber to rethink Willemse's role?

OPINION: One of the big debates surrounding the Bok squad in recent seasons has been the coaching team's decision to use Damian Willemse in the flyhalf role.

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Australia

'He is not delivering': Kiwi view on Quade Cooper

All Black great Jeff Wilson has placed the spotlight on Quade Cooper after Australia's defeat to Argentina on Saturday.

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England

England coach axes 2019 World Cup star from the squad

SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: England head coach Steve Borthwick has trimmed his squad from 41 to 39 players as England step up their preparations for the 2023 World Cup in France.

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Ireland

'No apology': Peyper's testimony against Johnny Sexton

REACTION:  In a very detailed testimony South African referee Jaco Peyper has shared his account regarding the Johnny Sexton misconduct case.

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News

Bulls lose coaching brain to Japan

TRANSFER NEWS: The Bulls confirmed that assistant coach, Russell Winter will leave the franchise to join the Japanese side, the Kubota Spears.

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New Zealand

World Rankings: All Blacks miss out on higher position

SPOTLIGHT: The All Blacks just missed out on moving to second spot in World Rugby's rankings.

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South Africa

VIDEO: Williams hands Bok coaches a No.9 conundrum

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Grant Williams has handed the Springboks' management a nice headache after two rounds of the Rugby Championship season.

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Australia

VIDEO: Furious Eddie loses his cool

Wallabies head coach Eddie Jones could not contain his frustration as his side suffered a last-minute 31-34 defeat to Argentina in Sydney on Saturday.

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South Africa

VIDEO: Kitshoff opens up on Boks' 'wake-up call' in New Zealand

REACTION: Saturday's defeat to the All Blacks might have been the wake-up call the Springboks needed ahead of this year's World Cup in France.

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New Zealand

'It's about managing things': All Blacks monitoring Jordan's migraines

SPOTLIGHT: All Blacks coach Ian Foster has said the side will continue monitoring Will Jordan's migraines after the wing's dazzling display against South Africa on Saturday.

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Ireland

Sexton receives ban for 'confrontational and aggressive' behaviour

NEWS: Johnny Sexton has willl be miss some of Ireland's games after receiving a ban for his behaviour towards Jaco Peyper.

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Japan

New Zealand and Japan strengthen their bond with more matches

NEWS: The Māori All Blacks will play two matches against the Japan XV as part of the Challenge Cup 2024.

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Second Phase

Ben Smith: How Rassie is keeping his cards close to his chest

OPINION: Rugbypass writer Ben Smith shares his view on the All Blacks' Rugby Championship Round Two victory over the Springboks.

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New Zealand

Stats reveal clear picture of NZ's victory over Boks

STATISTICAL SPOTLIGHT: The All Blacks outplayed the Springboks at Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland on Saturday and the statistics will show a clear picture of this.

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Argentina

Player Ratings: Bragging rights for Gonzáles

OPINION: Los Pumas certainly enjoy playing in Parramatta, beating the All Blacks in 2020 and remaining unbeaten against the Wallabies after a draw that year and a deserved 34-31 win on Saturday to close the second round in the 2023 Rugby Championship.

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Australia

Wallabies suffer huge injury blow ahead of World Cup

INJURY UPDATE: Wallabies centre Len Ikitau faces a race against the clock to be fit for the World Cup after scans on Sunday revealed he suffered a fractured shoulder in their defeat to Argentina.

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Australia

Defiant Eddie Jones makes bold statement after defeat to Pumas

REACTION: A defiant Eddie Jones maintains Australia can win this year's World Cup despite facing the very real prospect of arriving in France without a victory in 2023.

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South Africa

Rassie shares his views on Boks' defeat

REACTION: South Africa's Director of Rugby Johan Erasmus took to social media to share his views of the Boks' defeat to the All Blacks in Auckland on Saturday.

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South Africa

VIDEO: Boks need solutions after 'chasing ghosts'

REACTION: Springbok prop Steven Kitshoff says his team will have to find ways to slow the All Blacks' ball down before their next meeting at Twickenham in August before the World Cup.

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Argentina

Cheika looks at big picture after 'landmark' win

REACTION: Argentina coach Michael Cheika was buoyed by a "landmark" upset of his home nation Australia, but the wily veteran sees more hard yards before the upcoming World Cup.

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New Zealand

VIDEO: Bok coach on where it all went wrong in Auckland

REACTION: Springbok head coach Jacques Nienaber said it was always going to be hard for his team to recover after their slow start against the All Blacks in Auckland.

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South Africa

VIDEO: Nienaber defends split-squad strategy after being outplayed

REACTION: Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber says the split-squad strategy should not be blamed for his team's defeat to the All Blacks in Round Two of the Rugby Championship in Auckland.

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Australia

Eddie: 'There is always going to be a little pain'

REACTION: Australia coach Eddie Jones insisted Saturday that his team can turn the corner by the time they meet the All Blacks in a fortnight after slumping to the second straight defeat of his reign.

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New Zealand

All Blacks' fast start floors Springboks

MATCH REPORT: The All Blacks put one hand on the Rugby Championship trophy with 35-20 win over the Springboks on Saturday at the Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland.

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South Africa

Player Ratings: Above average performance from All Blacks

OPINION: The All Blacks went one step closer to securing the Rugby Championship with a 35-20 win over the Springboks at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland.

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New Zealand

'We stung them': All Blacks defuse Springboks' 'Bomb Squad'

REACTION: All Black head coach Ian Foster says the way his team dealt with the Boks' 'Bomb Squad' was one of the most encouraging aspects of their win in Auckland.

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Second Phase

Player Ratings: More pressure on Eddie

OPINION: The Wallabies have fallen to their second defeat in as many Tests under new coach Eddie Jones, with the men in gold losing to Argentina 31-34 in Sydney.

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Argentina

Australia v Argentina RECAP | Rugby Championship

READERS’ FORUM: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Rugby Championship Round Two encounter between Australia and Argentina in the Western Sydney stadium.

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Argentina

Argentina stun Australia in dramatic Sydney test

REPORT: Argentina clocked back-to-back victories over the Wallabies for the first time Saturday in a stirring 34-31 win to ramp up pressure on Australia coach Eddie Jones.

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South Africa

Player Ratings: Kolbe and Marx the only stand-outs in Bok loss

OPINION: Against an utterly sublime All Black team, the Springboks struggled to stamp their authority with a host of poor performances in the 20-35 loss in Auckland on Saturday.

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New Zealand

New Zealand v South Africa RECAP | Rugby Championship

READERS’ FORUM: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Rugby Championship Round Two encounter between New Zealand and South Africa at the Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland.

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Japan

France crowned World Under-20 champs, SA takes bronze

WRAP DAY FIVE: France was crowned Under-20 champions after overpowering Ireland 50-14 in the World Championships final at Athlone on Friday.

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Argentina

World Rankings: A change in the top three?

PREVIEW: It's Round Two of the 2023 Rugby Championship and World Rugby has revealed the ranking permutations for this weekend's matches.

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South Africa

VIDEO: 'Eben wants to honour his dad'

REACTION: Springbok assistant coach Mzwandile Stick says Eben Etzebeth's decision to play against the All Blacks is a way of honouring his late father.

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Argentina

Australia v Argentina - teams and prediction

RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP, ROUND TWO: Australia and Argentina are in desperate need of a victory when they meet on Saturday in Sydney.

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New Zealand

New Zealand v South Africa - Teams and prediction

RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP, ROUND TWO: Springbok assistant coach Mzwandile Stick says history has not been part of the conversation in the Bok camp ahead of their clash against the All Blacks in Auckland.

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Australia

Suspended Beale to face sexual assault trial in January

NEWS: Suspended Australia star Kurtley Beale will stand trial in January accused of sexually assaulting a woman after an alleged incident at a Sydney pub.

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Australia

Tonga send warning to Boks

REPORT: Tonga made a big statement with a historic 27-21 over a star-studded Australia A side in Friday’s international fixture at Teufaiva Stadium.

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New Zealand

'Excellent leader': All Black star reveals his future plan

NEWS: Thomas Perenara, the first player to reach 150 games for the Hurricanes has recommitted to the franchise and New Zealand Rugby for a further two years.

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South Africa

Etzebeth ready to lead Boks against All Blacks

NEWS: Eben Etzebeth will lead the Springboks against New Zealand on Saturday in Auckland despite the death of his father.

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Ireland

Sexton's misconduct decision due 'in coming days'

NEWS: The decision from Ireland captain Johnny Sexton's disciplinary hearing with European Professional Club Rugby held on Thursday is expected "in the coming days"

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News

Under-20 World Championship, Finals - Team Tracker

PREVIEW: Head coach Richie Murphy has named his Ireland matchday squad for Friday's World Rugby Under-20 Championship Final against France at Athlone Stadium in Cape Town.

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Ireland

'Absolutely terrible': Ireland reveal World Cup kit

JERSEY LAUNCH: Ireland officially released their World Cup kit on Thursday and a lot of fans are not happy about it.

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South Africa

VIDEO: Boks' kicking mystery solved

WATCH as Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber unpacks the process to decide who will take the kicks at goal for the Springboks

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News

Euro schedule: Stormers get a date with champs in Cape Town

FIXTURES: The Bulls and Stormers will be up against two of Europe's heavyweights in the opening round of the 2023/2024 Champions Cup.

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South Africa

Bok coaches have 'perfect' record on New Zealand soil

SPOTLIGHT: The Springboks will line-up for Round Two of the Rugby Championship against the All Blacks in Auckland on Saturday with an unblemished record under the current coaching staff of Jacques Nienaber and Johan Erasmus on New Zealand soil.

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South Africa

'Eben is very emotional': Tragic news for Bok captain ahead of NZ Test

NEWS: Springbok captain Eben Etzebeth’s father Harry sadly passed away on Tuesday evening.

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New Zealand

Wholesale changes for Japan and All Blacks XV

PREVIEW: Japan head coach Jamie Joseph has revealed his Brave Blossoms team to take on the All Blacks XV this Saturday at Egao Kenko Stadium in Kumamot.

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Australia

VIDEO: Eddie demands Wallabies 'roll up sleeves' after losing a leader

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Eddie Jones demanded that Australia "roll up their sleeves" as he made five changes to his starting team to face Argentina after being thrashed by South Africa in his first game in charge.

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Argentina

Cheika wields axe for clash against Wallabies

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Argentina head coach Michael Cheika has revealed his team to face Australia in Round Two of the Rugby Championship in Sydney on Saturday.

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New Zealand

VIDEO: All Blacks bring in speed and experience for Bok clash

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: New Zealand head coach Ian Foster brought in Will Jordan as part of five changes to his starting line-up for Saturday's Rugby Championship showdown with South Africa in Auckland.

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NEWS

Captains revealed for SA Schools clash

NEWS: JJ Theron (SA Schools) and Imaani Pemba (SA Schools ‘A’) will captain their respective sides when the teams meet at the Boland Stadium in Wellington on Thursday, while there was also an injury-enforced change on the bench of the ‘A’ team.

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New Zealand

Kwagga v Ardie: An epic in the making

WATCH as seasoned Springbok Albertus Stephanus Smith talks about facing off against All Black star Ardie Savea.

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Latest News

Tributes pour in for Nick Koster

NEWS: Tributes have started to pour in for Nick Koster who has passed away at the age of 34.

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Australia

'I'm where I need to be': Cooper confronts his demons

SPOTLIGHT: Quade Cooper is confronting his demons head on as he prepares to tackle Argentina for the first time since suffering a devastating leg injury.

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South Africa

VIDEO: Bok plaudits for AMAZING Frans Steyn

WATCH as Springboks Malcolm Marx and Francois de Klerk sing the praises of retired teammate François Philippus Lodewyk Steyn.

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South Africa

'That was a statement': Kiwi says sorry to South Africans

SPOTLIGHT: For Crusaders scrumhalf Bryn Hall admitted that he got it wrong by underestimating the Springboks ahead of their Rugby Championship opener against the Wallabies in Pretoria last weekend.

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New Zealand

All Blacks endure 'ruthless review' ahead of Bok clash

SPOTLIGHT: All Black forwards coach Jason Ryan says no stone is being left unturned as his side prepares for a mammoth battle against the world's best pack of forwards.

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News

Wales flyhalf on his way to join the Highlanders

NEWS: Wales flyhalf Rhys Patchell has signed a one-year deal to play for New Zealand rugby franchise the Highlanders in 2024, it was announced Wednesday.

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Top 14

Another Kiwi on his way to France after World Cup

NEWS: New Zealand tight-head prop Nepo Laulala will join Toulouse next season, the French Top 14 champions said on Tuesday.

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South Africa

BREAKING: Injury forces two-time World Cup winner to retire

NEWS: Two-time World Cup-winning Springbok Frans Steyn has announced his retirement - with immediate effect.

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South Africa

Spotlight on Etzebeth: Ready to erase dark shadow of 2017

SPOTLIGHT: Annemie Bester looks at the career of Springbok captain Eben Etzebeth and what his teammates say about him.

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South Africa

VIDEO: What Nienaber expects from new 'game drivers' in Auckland crunch

WATCH as Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber talks about his expectations for the new halfback combination in the Auckland crunch.

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News

The intricacies of the URC calendar

In the wake of the announcement of the 2023/24 United Rugby Championship fixture list, we take an in-depth look at the process behind setting up the calendar.

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News

SA teams to travel less in the new URC season

NEWS: With 102 days until the new United Rugby Championship season kicks off the league can confirm its fixture schedule in full for the 2023/24 campaign.

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News

The 2023/24 United Rugby Championship fixtures

Here is a full list of the 2023/24 United Rugby Championship fixture. 

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South Africa

Breaking: Etzebeth to lead Boks against All Blacks

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth will make a notable return from a shoulder injury as the captain of the team to face New Zealand in the second Rugby Championship Test in Auckland on Saturday.

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News

Kick-off date of Premiership rugby confirmed

NEWS: Premiership Rugby have confirmed the new look ten-team league will get underway on Friday, October 13, which is only two weeks before the Rugby World Cup final.

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South Africa

VIDEO: Bok coach backs his 'balancing act'

WATCH as Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber talks about the benefits of his selection balancing act.

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New Zealand

All Black prop seriously injured in cycling accident

NEWS: Carl Hayman, who played 45 tests for the All Blacks between 2001 and 2007, was rushed to hospital in a helicopter on Tuesday after being left ‘seriously injured and confused’ in a cycling accident.

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New Zealand

All Black veteran Whitelock remains a doubt for Bok test

INJURY UPDATE: All Blacks will be out to field the most competitive side when they take on the Springboks in the Rugby Championship Round Two match on Saturday.

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Australia

Nic White scratching his head to find positives after 'horror show'

NEWS: Some will say they're clutching at straws but the Wallabies have found a silver lining to their 43-12 Rugby Championship mauling at the hands of Springboks.

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South Africa

Stormers lose another Springbok

TRANSFER NEWS: Stormers are set to lose another key player.

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South Africa

VIDEO: The key to Boks' blue chip back-three

WATCH as seasoned Springbok Daniel Johannes Vermeulen unpacks the real reason for the success of South Africa's back three.

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Australia

Wallabies suffer Hooper blow as Los Pumas loom

INJURY UPDATE: Australia flank Tom Hooper could miss Saturday's Rugby Championship Round Two match against Argentina.

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New Zealand

VIDEO: All bets are off in Auckland decider

All bets are off when the All Blacks and Springboks resume their rivalry this weekend.

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News

Disappointed Junior Boks shift focus to bronze

REACTION: The fact that they can still earn a podium position at the 2023 Under-20 World Championship by beating England in the bronze final on Friday will be a huge motivating factor for the Junior Springboks in the next couple of days as they prepare with the knowledge that some silverware can justify the hard work and effort of the squad.

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New Zealand

VIDEO: Boks bracing for another brutal battle

WATCH as Springbok assistant coach Deon Davids previews the Round Two Rugby Championship face-off against the All Blacks.

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New Zealand

'Error in judgement': All Black captain apologises for kicking fan

NEWS: New Zealand captain Sam Cane has apologised for tripping a pitch invader after their 41-12 Rugby Championship win over Argentina.

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News

'Show some respect': Eddie lashes out at media

REACTION: Eddie Jones' second stint as Wallabies head coach has kicked off in disastrous fashion.

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South Africa

VIDEO: 'This win ticks a different box'

WATCH as Daniel Johannes Vermeulen talks about what the future holds for him.

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News

Irish brutes bully Baby Boks

DAY FOUR WRAP: Ireland knocked hosts South Africa out in the semifinals of the World Rugby Under-20 tournament at the Athlone Stadium near Cape Town on Sunday.

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Scotland

Hogg quits the game with immediate effect

BREAKING NEWS: Fprmer Scotland captain Stuart Hogg announced his retirement from the game with immediate effect on Sunday just months before the World Cup.

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Australia

Aussie media 'savage' Wallaby coach

REACTION: Coach Eddie Jones said he endured "a long day at the office" in Pretoria after a disastrous start to his second stint in charge of the Wallabies.

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News

VIDEO: Why Boks are not getting carried away after Loftus romp

REACTION: The Springboks are not allowing themselves to get carried away after their incredible 43-12 win over Australia on Saturday at Loftus Versfeld.

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South Africa

Video: Springboks' new away strip in action

WATCH as the Junior Springboks will become the first South African team to play in the new strip when they face Ireland on Sunday.

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News

All Blacks brace for Rugby Champs decider against Boks

REACTION: New Zealand head coach Ian Foster says a showdown with the in-form Springboks is a challenge his All Blacks need following their 41-12 thumping of Argentina in Mendoza on Saturday in the Rugby Championship.

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Australia

Player ratings: Wobbly Wallabies

OPINION: The Wallabies’ new era under coach Eddie Jones has begun with a disappointing 12-43 loss to defending world champions South Africa at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria.

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OPINION

Player Ratings: Warning signs for Michael Cheika

OPINION: The 12-41 loss was a huge shock to an Argentine side of which much more was expected.

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Second Phase

Player Ratings: One-way traffic

OPINION: The All Blacks kicked off the 2023 Rugby Championship campaign with an impressive 41-12 win over Argentina in Mendoza after a first-half blitz saw the visitors up by 31-0 at the half.

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News

All Blacks run riot in Mendoza

MATCH REPORT: New Zealand got their Rugby Championship campaign off to a flying start, recording a 41-12 win over Argentina on Saturday in Mendoza.

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South Africa

VIDEO: Bok coaches scratching their heads after thumping Wallabies

REACTION: Springbok assistant coach Mzwandile Stick said a number of players have played themselves into contention for next weekend’s Test against the All Blacks after thumping the Wallabies on Saturday.

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South Africa

Bok coach reveals the 21 players heading to New Zealand

SQUAD UPDATE: After a big win against the Wallabies, Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber named a group of 21 players to join their teammates in New Zealand for next week’s second Rugby Championship outing against the All Blacks in Auckland.

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South Africa

Player Ratings: Boks stamp their authority

OPINION: The Boks sent a warning to future opponents in a World Cup year with a strong performance against the Wallabies in their Rugby Championship opener in Pretoria on Saturday

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Australia

Arendse hat-trick hands Eddie a reality check at Loftus

MATCH REPORT: The Springboks made a big statement, beating the Wallabies 43-12 in the Rugby Championship opener at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.

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Australia

South Africa v Australia RECAP | Rugby Championship

READERS’ FORUM: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Rugby Championship Round One encounter between South Africa and Australia at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria.

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Japan

All Blacks XV ease past Japan XV

MATCH REPORT: The All Blacks XV started their Japanese tour with a comfortable 38-6 victory over a Japan XV in Tokyo.

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NEWS

SA Schools sides named after Craven Week

SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENTS: The SA Schools selectors named two squads of 23 players each to represent the SA Schools and SA Schools ‘A’ teams at the conclusion of the Under-18 Craven Week in George.

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South Africa

South Africa v Australia - Teams and prediction

RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP, ROUND ONE: The Springboks take their first steps in 2023 when they host Australia at Loftus on Saturday with new captain Duane Vermeulen leading them in the challenge to keep their unbeaten record in Pretoria against the Wallabies intact.

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Craven Week

Craven Week: WP too good for Bulls in final match

SATURDAY WRAP: Western Province and Eastern Province claimed victories on Saturday to finish their respective campaigns unbeaten at the Under-18 Craven Week at Outeniqua Park in George.

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South Africa

The altitude discussion: Real or hyped up?

OPINION: The altitude topic has been thrown around a lot this week with some (read one particular rugby writer in New Zealand) saying the altitude is not an ally of the Springboks, while others still maintain it is a very real thing.

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South Africa

Stick: 'Eddie can take players to dark places'

NEWS: Springbok assistant coach Mzwandile Stick says Wallaby coach Eddie Jones can take players to dark places to get the best out of them and that is why the visitors will be an unknown factor for the Springboks in their opening Rugby Championship game at Loftus on Saturday.

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South Africa

A full Loftus will light up Eskom's day

SPOTLIGHT: The saying ‘one man’s loss is another man’s gain’ can sum up Marco van Stadens’ season when Springbok captain Siyamthanda Kolisi got injured.

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Australia

Wallabies will face biggest challenge in world rugby at Loftus

NEWS: Wallabies forwards coordinator Neal Hatley reckons there is no harder place in the world to test their forwards than against the Springboks at altitude in Pretoria on Saturday.

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Latest News

Under-20 World Championship, Play-offs - Team tracker

PREVIEW: The hosts South Africa will take on a very motivated Ireland side in the first semifinal of the World Rugby Under-20 Championship on Sunday, July 9.

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Top 14

Welsh legend signs for Toulon as World Cup cover

NEWS: Former Wales and British and Irish Lions captain Alun Wyn Jones will play for Top 14 side Toulon as cover during this year's World Cup, the French team said on Friday.

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OPINION

Jake White has his say on Loftus' Rugby Champs opener

OPINION: This weekend’s Test between South Africa and Australia at Loftus Versfeld is a tough one to call writes former Springboks head coach Jake White.

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News

World Rankings: Boks to climb above All Blacks?

SPOTLIGHT: It's Round One of the 2023 Rugby Championship and World Rugby has revealed the ranking permutations ahead of this weekend's matches.

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News

REVEALED: Why Tel Aviv Heat missed Euro cut

REACTION: Axed from the controversial Mzansi Challenge on political grounds, Tel Aviv Heat came within a whisker of facing South African teams in Europe.

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Argentina

Argentina v New Zealand LIVE | Rugby Championship

READERS’ FORUM: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Rugby Championship Round One encounter between Argentina and New Zealand at Estadio Malvinas Argentinas in Mendoza.

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