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Does anybody really care?

EXCLUSIVE: AussieBoer, in his latest contribution to rugby365, looks at South Africa's record against Australia in Brisbane.

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Player Ratings: The Never Say Die Welsh

OPINION: Wales came, they saw, but they could not conquer the Australians.

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Be brave Boks and attack!

EXCLUSIVE: rugby365 columnist AussieBoer thinks it is time for the Springboks to be bold against the All Blacks.

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Team of the week: Going south

There are four southern hemisphere teams in the World Cup semifinals and their dominance is reflected in our team of the week.

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Team of the Week: Two to tango

OPINION: Heads were scratched, battle lines were drawn and form was thrown out of the window, as all avenues were considered for our famous Team of the Week.

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Player ratings: Brave hearts

OPINION: It was a performance that Sir William Wallace would be mightily proud of as Scotland came within two minutes of securing an unlikely victory over Australia.

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Player ratings: Houdini act

OPINION: Australia somehow managed to emerge victorious by a solitary point in a match riddled with errors, opportunistic tries and a kicking duel.

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Argentina

Player ratings: Blown away

OPINION: The scoreline suggests that Ireland were blown away. And they were indeed well beaten.

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Player ratings: Latin passion

OPINION: Argentina put down a big marker when they blew Ireland away and recorded a 43-20 victory in Cardiff on Sunday.

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France

Player ratings: What hoodoo?

OPINION: New Zealand sent out warning to future play-off opponents when they thrashed their so-called 'hoodoo' team, France, 62-13 in Cardiff.

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France

Player ratings: Au revoir

OPINION: France said the goodbyes to the 2015 World Cup after being outclassed by the mighty All Blacks in Cardiff on Saturday.

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Player ratings: Close, but no cigar

OPINION: For 70 minutes looked like winning, only to open a small gap that South Africa sneaks through.

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Player ratings: BMT!!!

OPINION: South Africa left it late, but they got over the line and will feature in the World Cup semifinals.

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Wallabies are fair dinkum

EXCLUSIVE: AussieBoer, in his latest contribution to rugby365, looks at who he thinks will win the World Cup.

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Leavers XV: Gone, but not forgotten

OPINION: Twenty teams came to the 2015 World Cup, but 12 went home early. Paul Dobson selects the best from those who didn't make the cut.

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Team of the Week: All sorts

OPINION: It required some heated debate, with plenty of amber refreshment breaks, but we eventually settled on rugby365's famous weekly selection.

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Team of the Week: Cheetah power

OPINION: The Free State Cheetahs became the final side to secure their semi-final spot and gain plenty of mentions in our famous Team of the Week.

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Readers' dream Bok team

The rugby365 readers have spoken, and they do not want to see Victor Matfield or Ruan Pienaar in the Springbok match-day squad.

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Player ratings: Irish eyes are smiling

OPINION: Ireland will avoid New Zealand in the quarterfinals after putting in a clinical performance to beat a hapless French side.

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Player ratings: Clueless

OPINION: France looked like a team without a game plan in their 9-24 loss to Ireland on Sunday.

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Player ratings: Blown away

OPINION: Tonga showed plenty of heart for about 60 minutes against the All Blacks but ran out of steam to succumb to a 38-point defeat.

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Player ratings: Black blitz

OPINION: The All Blacks brought all their flair and style in the second half to blow a plucky Tonga out of the water on Friday.

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Play-off selections...

EXCLUSIVE: AussieBoer, in his latest contribution to rugby365, takes a stab at selecting a Springbok team for the quarterfinals.

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Player rating: Lambs to the slaughter

OPINION: Was it really fair of United States coach Mike Tolkin to send a second-string selection in to face South Africa?

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Player ratings: One-way traffic

OPINION: South Africa's win over the United States was so overwhelming, you wonder if there was real opposition.

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Team of the Week: From a land Down Under

OPINION: It was probably Australia's finest hour - outside of their title wins in 1991 and 1999 - at a World Cup.

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Team of the Week: Final countdown

OPINION: The penultimate round served up some interesting results that leaves just one semifinal spot to be filled by either the Free State Cheetahs the Sharks.

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Boerewors v Beef burgers

EXCLUSIVE: AussieBoer, in his latest contribution to rugby365, takes a look at what we can expect when South Africa face the United States.

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Australia

Player ratings: Foley express

OPINION: Australia were simply in a class of their own at Twickenham as they sent hosts England crashing out of the World Cup.

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Player ratings: Pruned roses

OPINION: England became the first host nation to not advance to the quarterfinals after being completely outplayed by Australia at Twickenham.

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Player ratings: Walking tall

OPINION: The Springboks played to their strengths in their 34-16 win over Scotland in Newcastle on Saturday.

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Player ratings: Tattered kilts

OPINION: Scotland's decision to rest key players backfired as they were outplayed by a highly physical Springbok team.

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Georgia

Player ratings: All heart

OPINION: Georgia may be minnows in every sense of the game, but there is no doubt they play with the hearts of giants.

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Player ratings: Blindsided

OPINION: New Zealand qualified for the World Cup quarterfinals, but they were nowhere near convincing in their 43-10 victory over Georgia.

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Team of the Week: Tough calls

OPINION: Selecting a team from 11 matches in five days will test anybody's powers of observation.

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Team of the week: Lions roar

The Currie Cup action is hotting up as the tournament nears the business end with just two rounds of games remaining before the play-offs.

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Who should be the new Bok captain?

EXCLUSIVE: AussieBoer, in his latest contribution to rugby365, takes a look at the candidate that can captain the Springboks.

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Player ratings: Almost a perfect 10

OPINION: Wales produced one of the most stunning comebacks in World Cup history, beating hosts England 28-25 at Twickenham on Saturday.

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Player ratings: Fading fast

OPINION: England faded badly in the final quarter to let a 10-point lead slip and for Wales to sneak a 28-25 win.

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Player ratings: True grit

OPINION: The Springbok team that took to the field against Samoa was a different beast to the one that lost to Japan a week ago.

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Player ratings: Battered and bruised

OPINION: Samoa were physically dominated in their 6-46 defeat to the Springboks on Saturday.

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New Zealand v England Final unless...

EXCLUSIVE: AussieBoer, in his latest contribution to rugby365, gives us his view on who will make the World Cup Final.

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Player ratings: No puff

OPINION: Fiji, as they did in their opening match, flattered only to deceive - going down 13-28 to Australia.

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Player ratings: Premier poacher

OPINION: Australia got the job done with a 28-13 win over Fiji in their opening match at the World Cup.

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Team of the Week: Sons of the Rising Sun

OPINION: Japan's historic win over South Africa has earned them substantial representation in rugby365's famous Team of the week.

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Team of the Week: Back seat

The Currie Cup has stepped out of the spotlight since the kick-off of the World Cup, however there are still some gems lighting up the domestic scene.

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Player ratings: All Black comeback

OPINION: New Zealand will be relieved as they came from behind to defeat a fiery Argentina side 26-16 in a World Cup thriller.

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Argentina

Player Ratings: Pumas power

OPINION: Argentina sent out a message to the rest of the World after they narrowly last to New Zealand in a bruising World Cup game at Wembley.

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Any benefit in Bok kamikaze?

Defeat to Japan in Brighton is a lowpoint for Springbok rugby, but is there anything to be gained from the loss?

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What is the Boks' best team?

Opinion: Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer needs to use the pool phase of the World Cup to settle on his best team for the quarterfinal.

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Looking for the Boks' big five

EXCLUSIVE: AussieBoer, in his latest contribution to rugby365, asks if South Africa have enough world-class players to win the World Cup.

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Challenge the rugby365 staff

Join us in the rugby365 World Cup prediction Pool. See if you can beat our staff on the global stage!

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Team of the Week: Broken Ducks

With the EP Kings and Griquas claiming their first scalps of the season it is no surprise that they feature well in rugby365's Team of the Week.

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Do you know your rugby?

Anyone who thinks they know rugby and want to play Fantasy Rugby for the World Cup.

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The Ashwin Willemse story

Ashwin Willemse: The Right Path tells the story of a man who had a choice of two paths when growing up.

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World XV: The enforcers

EXCLUSIVE: AussieBoer, in his latest contribution to rugby365, looks at the best locks in his search for an all-time World XV.

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Team of the Week: Lone Bok

Only one Springbok squad member who was axed from the World Cup team managed to make an impression in the Currie Cup Round Five.

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Win a great read!

FREEBIE: rugby365 and Ebury Publishing are giving away Ben Cohen's autobiography: Carry Me Home.

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The De Allende dummy

The 'debate' around Damian de Allende's race is a sad distraction from real issues of transformation in South African rugby.

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Team of the Week: Mixed Bag

EXCLUSIVE: Six out of the Eight Currie Cup Teams were rewarded with honours in rugby365's famous team of the week.

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World XV: The Sheriffs

EXCLUSIVE: AussieBoer, in his latest contribution to rugby365, looks at the best blindside flanks in his search for an all-time World XV.

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Our Bok 'dream team'

OPINION: Heyneke Meyer has already selected his World Cup squad, although the 31 lucky Springboks will only be unveiled late on Friday.

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On the Brink: What is Meyer thinking?

EXCLUSIVE: World Cup winner Rob Brink returns after a long absence, giving us his view on Heyneke Meyer's possible World Cup selections.

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Team of the Week: Highveld rules

With a dominant display from the Blue Bulls it is no surprise that many of them feature in rugby365's famous Team of the Week.

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Potgooi: Wereldbeker kollig

Welkom by rugby365 se eerste Afrikaanse potgooi. Jan de Koning en Tauriq Ebrahim laat die kollig op die Wereldbeker val.

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World XV: Welcome Sir

EXCLUSIVE: AussieBoer, in his latest contribution to rugby365, looks at the best openside flanks in his search for an all-time World XV.

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Team of the Week: Future Stars

With South Africa's premier domestic competition well underway, some of the future gems are unearthed and under the spotlight.

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Player ratings: Toothless predator

OPINION: Argentina were outplayed and outclassed in every department by the Springboks in front of their home fans.

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Player ratings: Chalk and cheese

OPINION: The Springboks were a completely different side and gained a massive psychological boost in their victory over Argentina.

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Player ratings: Getting the wobbles

OPINION: Australia got a rude wake-up call when New Zealand smashed them in Auckland on Saturday.

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Player ratings: The real champion

OPINION: New Zealand made a massive statement of intent when they smashed Australia in Auckland on Saturday.

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Eish, baie eish ja

EXCLUSIVE: AussieBoer, in his latest contribution to rugby365, compares Heyneke Meyer to his peers and predecessors.

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Team of the Tournament: One moment

In a truncated version of the Rugby Championship some players had just one game to show Rugby365 what they have got.

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New Website Feedback

Give us feedback on the new and improved website! 

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Meyer to turn to his old guard?

With the Springboks in crisis mode, will Heyneke Meyer turn to his old stalwarts Victor Matfield and Fourie du Preez to lead the side?

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Player Ratings: Passion fuelled

Argentina recorded their first ever victory over South Africa, and what a performance it was, as they outshone their opponents in every aspect.

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Player Ratings: Wooden spoon

The Springboks ended their Rugby Championship campaign with a shock 25-37 defeat to Argentina to finish the campaign without a win.

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Player Ratings: Silver lining

New Zealand missed out on claiming the Rugby Championships, but they still have a chance to retain the Bledisloe Cup.

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Player Ratings: Super subs

Australia claimed their first victory over New Zealand since 2011, and with it, the Rugby Championship trophy thanks to the impact of their substitutes.

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Who should lead the Boks?

EXCLUSIVE: AussieBoer, in his latest contribution to rugby365, looks at the Springbok captaincy options at the World Cup.

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Time to give Lambie the keys

Whether Handre Pollard is fit or not, this weekend is the perfect time to give Pat Lambie a run at flyhalf for the Springboks.

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Young guns or Jean?

EXCLUSIVE: AussieBoer, in his latest contribution to rugby365, asks if South Africa should risk youth or rely on experience?

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Team of the Week: All four nations

OPINION: All four teams feature in this round of Rugby365's Rugby Championship Team of the Week.

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Dumb game plan 'robbed' Boks

EXCLUSIVE: AussieBoer, in his latest contribution to rugby365, looks at the questionable tactics of the Springboks in Brisbane.

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Who will be the new Bok captain?

OPINION: Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer will announce an interim captain for South Africa on Tuesday. Jan de Koning looks at the candidates.

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Team of the Week: Down under

The Rugby Championship kicked off in emphatic fashion with New Zealand and Australia cleaning up and it showed in Rugby365's Team of the Week.

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Player ratings: Butter fingers

The Springboks saw victory over the Wallabies slip from their grasp in dramatic fashion in Brisbane on Saturday.

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Player ratings: Game of inches

The Wallabies may have left it late, but they did just enough to secure a tough victory over the Springboks in Brisbane.

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Player ratings: NZ shift up two gears

OPINION: Andrew Duncan rates the All Blacks following their 39-18 trouncing of the Pumas in Christchurch on Friday.

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Player ratings: Pumas outclassed

OPINION: Despite being outdone by the All Blacks it was a valiant effort from a Pumas side that will stand them in good stead. Andrew Duncan rates them.

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Player ratings: World flops

OPINION: An out of sorts World XV lost by 36 points to the Springboks to put a slight damper on Bakkies Botha's final match. Tauriq Ebrahim rates them.

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Player ratings: Centre stage

OPINION: Tauriq Ebrahim rates the Springboks following their 46-10 victory over the World XV at Newlands on Saturday.

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The world's best No.8?

EXCLUSIVE: AussieBoer, in his latest contribution to rugby365, continues his journey to select an all-time World XV. He is at No.8!

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Bok sickbay

EXCLUSIVE: rugby365 cartoonist Matthew Ackermann, looks at the Springboks' ever-growing sickbay ahead of the international season.

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Team of the Tournament: Cream rises

The Highlanders claimed their maiden Super Rugby title, and they also won many places in Rugby365's Team of the Tournament.

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The game we used to play

EXCLUSIVE: rugby365's decorated writer Paul Dobson gives us his take on the 'modern game' and how it changed in the past 20 years.

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Antiques dusted off

EXCLUSIVE: rugby365 cartoonist Matthew Ackermann, looks at the Springbok team's build-up to the international season and the World Cup.

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Tyd om te eksperimenteer

EKSKLUSIEF: AussieBoer, in sy jongste bydrae vir rugby365, se dit is tyd vir Heyneke Meyer om te eksperimenteer!

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Team of the Week: Tropical Storm

OPINION: The Hurricanes dominate rugby365's famous Team of the Week after they secured their first-ever home final.

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Meyer to show his World Cup hand

On Saturday Heyneke Meyer will give the first indication of which foreign-based players will feature in the World Cup.

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Another Everest not scaled

EXCLUSIVE: rugby365 cartoonist Matthew Ackermann, looks at the Stormers - who yet again failed to reach the Super Rugby summit.

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Team of the Week: Winning formula

With only four teams to choose from positions were still tightly contested by the winning sides in rugby365's team of the week.

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Late Tackle: Super Rugby awards

EPISODE 10: The team hands out their brickbats and bouquets in their season-finale of the #Latetackle365 show.

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Changing of the guard

EXCLUSIVE: rugby365 cartoonist Matthew Ackermann, looks at all the Super Rugby coaches heading out the exit door.

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Team of the Week: Kiwi dominance

Some impressive rugby was seen coming out of the New Zealand camps this weekend with 10 of the 15 places up for grabs claimed by Kiwi players.

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Taking the Bulls by the horns

EXCLUSIVE: rugby365 cartoonist Matthew Ackermann, looks at what the future holds for Bulls coach Frans Ludeke.

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#FanUp: Free passage to Loftus

FREEBIE: rugby365 and Vodacom have combined to give five lucky readers a chance to win tickets to Loftus Versfeld on Saturday..

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Team of the Week: Lopsided

The honours were dominated by a handful of teams with only seven of the 14 sides represented in rugby365's team of the week.

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Tied at the top

A full house round of successful predictions was spoilt with the near-impossible call to make when the Stormers and Lions drew

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Fairytale finish for Lions?

EXCLUSIVE: rugby365 cartoonist Matthew Ackermann, looks at the Lions' fairytale season and wonders when it will end.

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Classic matches: The kick that wasn't

EXCLUSIVE: Brian Strahan, in a new series on rugby365, takes a look at some classic World Cup matches.

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Team of the Week: Mixed bag

EXCLUSIVE: Rugby365's Team of the Week is a mix with players featuring across all countries and teams.

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Office battles rages

There are two unique battles in the rugby365 office as matches are becoming tougher to call.

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Bloody ref's fault!

EXCLUSIVE: AussieBoer, in his latest contribution to rugby365, speaks about the 'intelligent' game and referees.

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Team of the Week: Eye of the Storm

EXCLUSIVE: The Stormers have not quite clinched a play-off spot, but they did secure places in Rugby365's famous Team of the Week.

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Willeboer leads

Points were up for grabs as every game was won by the team with a superior log position. 

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SA's talent pool drained

EXCLUSIVE: rugby365 cartoonist Matthew Ackermann, looks at how much is left in South Africa's Super Rugby talent pool.

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World XV: Best No.9

EXCLUSIVE: AussieBoer, in his latest contribution to rugby365, continues his journey to select an all-time World XV. He is at No.9!

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Team of the Week: Canes calling

The match of the round, Chiefs v Hurricanes lived up to its hype, and forms the bulk of Rugby365's famous team of the week.

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Poefpyp dethrones Budz

Mixed bag on the weekend as the top three in Rugb365's SuperBru pool were shaken.

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Hawkeye view: Moment of truth

EXCLUSIVE: rugby365 columnist Matt Hawkins looks at the London leg of the Sevens World Series - the event he calls the moment of truth.

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New sheriff in town

EXCLUSIVE: rugby365 cartoonist Matthew Ackermann, looks at what is happening in the Free State capital.

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Name your Bok flyhalf

EXCLUSIVE: AussieBoer, in his latest contribution to rugby365, looks at who should be the Springbok flyhalf at the World Cup.

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Team of the Week: Lions Roar

The impressive rugby played this weekend by the Crusaders, Lions and Hurricanes see them feature in rugby365's famous selection!

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Budz top of the pops

After some predictable results, the top two in rugb365's SuperBru pool continue their quest for glory.

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Hawkeye view: Two crucial stops

EXCLUSIVE: rugby365 columnist Matt Hawkins looks at the last two legs of the Sevens World Series and the start of the Olympic qualifiers.

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Hurricane warning

EXCLUSIVE: rugby365 cartoonist Matthew Ackermann, looks at what awaits the Sharks in Wellington this week.

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Team of the Week: NZ supremacy

Some impressive rugby was seen coming out of the Kiwi camps this weekend, especially from the Hurricanes, Crusaders and even the Blues.

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The plummeting LionKing

Rugby365's Editor continues to ride the rollercoaster that is score prediction as he tumbles down the table.

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Bok oefengroep 'n klug!

KANTLYN KAF: AussieBoer, in sy jongste bydrae vir rugby365, ontleed fir Springbok oefengroep.

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The 'joy' of being a Bok coach

EXCLUSIVE: rugby365 cartoonist Matthew Ackermann, looks at what an all-South African derby does to the Springbok coach.

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WIN tickets to Loftus

rugby365 and Vodacom have combined to give five lucky readers a chance to win tickets to Loftus Versfeld for the Lions match

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Team of the Week: Cape of Storms

The Stormers'  victory over the Bulls at Newlands put them as front runners for the South African conference, as well as for Team of the Week.

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Settled at the top

In a weekend of fairly predictable results, the top three in rugby365's SuperBru pool have all stayed put.

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Stofberg: The perfect blindside flank

EXCLUSIVE: AussieBoer, in his latest contribution to rugby365, spoke to Springbok great Theuns Stofberg.

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The Incredible Schalk

EXCLUSIVE: rugby365 cartoonist Matthew Ackermann, in his latest contribution, looks at the amazing story of Schalk Burger

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Waar pas Pierre in die prentjie?

RUBRIEK: Jan de Koning is van mening dat Pierre Spies besig is om Springbok afrigter Heyneke Meyer 'n hele paar hoofbrekens te besorg.

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Where does Pierre fit into the picture?

OPINION: There is no doubt. Pierre Spies is currently causing a few headaches for Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer. Jan de Koning reports.

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Team of the Week: Giant slayers

The Waratahs showed their credentials by finally halting the Hurricanes' unbeaten streak, as such, they are the favourites in the team.

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Newbies top the table

Two newbies have entered the rugby365 Super Bru pool with a bang, Suicidal Racoon comes straight into 11th, while Budz tops the standing.

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World XV: The General

OPINION: AussieBoer, in his latest contribution to rugby365, continues his quest to fine the best all-time XV. In this edition he looks at No.10.

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Sharks anger management....

We would like to welcome cartoonist Ackers to the ever-growing rugby365 family. We are looking forward to his contributions. Here is the first offering!

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Team of the Week: African flavour

The rugby365 Team of the Week is littered with men from the Republic, which is unsurprising in a weekend that saw a number of upsets.

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The penalty Blues

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: rugby365 law guru Paul Dobson takes a look at the Blues team's recent complaints about penalties against them.

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Kyle snatches the lead

Kyle has jumped five places to top spot in rugby365's SuperBru standings this week, while our Yellow Cap for the round is Flash.

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Hawkeye view: Au revoir Japan

EXCLUSIVE: rugby365 columnist Matt Hawkins looks at what the future holds for Sevens, which appears not to include Japan as a stop in the World Series.

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Best No.12: A partner for Die Doring

OPINION: AussieBoer, in his latest contribution to rugby365, continues his quest to fine the best all-time XV. In this edition he looks at No.12.

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WIN tickets to Loftus

#FanUp: rugby365 and Vodacom have combined to give five lucky readers a chance to win tickets to Loftus Versfeld on Saturday, April 11.

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Team of the Week: Killer Crusade

After putting 50 points over the Sharks - in their own back-yard - it is unsurprising that 10 Crusaders make it into rugby365's Team of the Week.

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Hawkeye view: The storylines of HK

EXCLUSIVE: rugby365 columnist Matt Hawkins looks at the storylines that emerged from the famous Hong Kong Sevens tournament.

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New and improved LIVE match centre

Welcome to rugby365's new and improved LIVE match centre - up and running for Round Eight of Super Rugby and the European Cup play-offs!

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Open letter to Gert Smal

OPINION: AussieBoer, in his latest contribution to rugby365, writes an open letter to Stormers boss Gert Smal!

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Team of the Week: Bully beef

In one of the toughest games to call from the weekend, the Bulls stepped up to the plate and delivered, and so they feature heavily in our Team of the Week.

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MdV continues to rise

After sweeping the office standing MdV has now climbed back into the Top 10 with a five position jump.

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LIVE match centre

Super Rugby is heading towards the half-way stage as we gear up for Round Seven of the competition.

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Hawkeye view: The Grand Daddy

EXCLUSIVE: rugby365 columnist Matt Hawkins looks at what he calls the Grand Daddy of all Sevens tournaments - Hong Kong!

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Money or Pride

OPINION: AussieBoer, in his latest contribution to rugby365, looks into the new contracting system proposed by SARU.

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Team of the Tourney: Emerald shine

OPINION: It was a close finish, going down to fire - literally. England came within six points of snatching Six nations glory from Ireland.

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Team of the Week: Feisty crusade

For scoring 57 unanswered points against the Cheetahs in a display of magical rugby, it is the Crusaders who dominate our Team of the Week.

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Boks resting on a hope

OPINION: Should we really expect the South African Super Rugby franchises to rest top Springboks as per SARU's request?

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LIVE match centre

It is a massive weekend for the Six Nations as the three-horse race comes to an end with the crowning of a champion as well as Round Six of Super Rugby.

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Hawkeye view: New era for Sevens

EXCLUSIVE: rugby365 columnist Matt Hawkins returns and looks at some exciting developments on the Sevens World Series circuit.

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I was there when…..

OPINION: AussieBoer, in his latest contribution to rugby365, asks fellows readers where they were during historic moments in the game's history.

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Team of the Week: Dragons & Roses

OPINION: The Six Nations race will go down to the wire, but Wales got some early reward in rugby365's famous weekly selection.

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WIN tickets to Loftus

#FanUp: rugby365 and Vodacom have combined to give five lucky readers a chance to win tickets to Loftus Versfeld on Saturday, March 21.

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Team of the Week: Immortal 'Landers

The Highlanders refuse to falter against some of the bigger teams and as such they feature heavily in rugby365's selection this week.

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The agony and the ecstasy

OPINION: Darryn Pollock looks at why the drama of the Six Nations is far better to watch than the drudgery of Super Rugby.

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Wayno clears the bottom

In a massive move for rugby365's newest staff member, Wayno is not longer the last-placed predictor in SuperBru with a mammoth two-place jump to 82nd!

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LIVE match centre

It is a bumper weekend of rugby as the Six Nations returns and Super Rugby hits Round Five

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Best No.13: Danie Gerber … easy!

OPINION: AussieBoer, in his latest contribution to rugby365, continues with his 'all-time best' series - this week looking at outside centres.

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Team of the Week: Storm brewing

The Stormers feature heavily in rugby365's team of the week after fronting up and toppling the Sharks in a bruising contest.

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Kiwi reputations rubbed in the dirt

OPINION: Jan de Koning asks why is it that New Zealanders never just accept defeat against a South African team.

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LionKing turns it around

Resident Rugby365 editor LionKing has gone from basement dweller to Yellow-capper after Round Four of Super Rugby.

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LIVE match centre

Super Rugby is into Round Four while the Six Nations takes a break - catch it all LIVE here!

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Of Houses and Fakes

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Paul Dobson takes a look at how commentators tend to mangle names, which he says is not respectful or professional.

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Who were the best 'finishers' ever?

OPINION: AussieBoer, in his latest contribution to rugby365, continues with his 'all-time best' series - this week looking at wings.

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Team of the Week: Emerald shades

OPINION: Ireland were not exactly pure Emerald, but they were good enough to take their winning streak to a record-equalling 10 Tests.

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Team of the Week: Hurricane warning

The Hurricanes put out a big warning to other competitors and unsurprisingly they feature heavily in Rugby365's team of the week.

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Farewell to the fair contest

OPINION: Tauriq Ebrahim shares his thoughts on the way referees are handling protecting players in the air and has provided a possible solution.

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Discombobulated by Super show

OPINION: AussieBoer, a regular rugby365 contributor from Down Under, is puzzled and not at all confident about his predictions this week.

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LIVE match centre

There is a massive game between England and Ireland in the Six Nations this weekend as well as Round Three of Super Rugby!

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SARU 'quotas' achievable on merit

OPINION: AussieBoer, in his latest contribution to rugby365, decided to put on a coach and selector's cap - naming his Springbok team.

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Team of the week: Spoils shared

There was a fairly even split in honours with 13 of the 14 teams being represented in rugby365's team of the week.

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Thatmanvan takes an early lead

Even with most people's SuperBru suffering after a turbulent Round One there still has to be a leader.

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Rolling with the punches

Darryn Pollock looks into the inconsistancies that are coming out of the judicial hearings following six citings in two rounds of Super Rugby.

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Hawkeye view: Two sides of the line

EXCLUSIVE: Matt Hawkins, rugby365's specialist Sevens columnist, takes a look back at the last two rounds of the World Series.

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LIVE match centre

Round two of Super Rugby is here, and if Round One is anything to go by, this should be a cracker! - catch it all here LIVE

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Stormers jou lekka ding!

OPINION: AussieBoer, a regular rugby365 contributor from Down Under, hangs his head in shame before picking up the prediction baton again.

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K-woord verby sy verval-datum

OPINIE: AussieBoer, rugby365 se gereelde rubriekskrywer, is van mening dat die veel-besproke K-woord, kwota, nou met verdwyn.

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Team of the Week: Shamrock v Rose

OPINION: Ireland and England will meet in just under a fortnight in what may well the Six Nations tournament decider.

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Team of the week: Underdog's day

With Round One of Super Rugby throwing up some intriguing results it is no surprises that there are some unsung heroes in the team.

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SANZAAR citings: What happened to consistency?

OPINION: Jan de Koning looks into an incident that has cast a pall over the Lions' impressive win over the Stormers at the weekend.

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Team of the Week: In the jungle...

SUPER RUGBY SPOTLIGHT: The Lions came, they saw and they conquered. They also made enough of an impression to dominate rugby365's famous weekly selection.

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FREE TICKETS: Stormers v Lions

WIN WITH RUGBY365 AND ADIDAS: You can win FREE tickets to watch the Stormers take on the Lions in Round Eight of the 2017 Super Rugby competition.

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Team of the Week: Thunderbolts and lightning

SUPER RUGBY SPOTLIGHT: Players from the Stormers dominate our Super Rugby Team of the Week for Round Seven after their strong performance against the Chiefs.

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SUPER RUGBY: Which teams must be axed?

YOUR VOTE COUNTS: Two South African teams will be cut from Super Rugby for next year. Which two teams should be cut?

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RUGBY WITH REYNECKE: AN AUSTRALASIAN PERSPECTIVE

A RUGBY365 EXCLUSIVE: Ethienne Reynecke chats with Sam Barton and Trent Jones to get an Australasian perspective on the oval ball game and why they are ahead of South Africa.

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FREE TICKETS: Stormers v Chiefs

WIN WITH RUGBY365: You can win FREE tickets to watch the Stormers take on the Chiefs in Round Seven of the 2017 Super Rugby competition.

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Team of the Week: Top drawer

SUPER RUGBY SPOTLIGHT: The Crusaders head into their bye week with six wins from six matches and three players in our latest Super Rugby Team of the Week.

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FREE TICKETS: Stormers v Cheetahs

WIN WITH RUGBY365: You can win FREE tickets to watch the Stormers take on the Cheetahs in Round Six of the 2017 Super Rugby competition.

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B&I Lions v All Blacks: A series to savour

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Conor O'Shea discusses his first campaign as Italian coach, the challenges he faces in the role, the Six Nations, as well as the British & Irish Lions tour to New Zealand.

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Team of the week: A cut above the rest

SUPER RUGBY SPOTLIGHT: Players from the Crusaders and Blues dominate our Super Rugby Team of the Week for Round Five.

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B&I LIONS RACE: Final selection

TEAM OF THE TOURNAMENT: rugby365's selectors sat down and debated our final selection of the Six Nations season.

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Team of the Week: That winning feeling

SUPER RUGBY SPOTLIGHT: Our Team of the Week for Round Four of Super Rugby features players who were in fine form for their respective franchises over the weekend.

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RUGBY WITH REYNECKE: Look north and can SANZAAR

A RUGBY365 EXCLUSIVE: Ethienne Reynecke chats with World Cup-winning former Springbok captain John Smit and Anton van Zyl about what it takes to run a union and why moving to the Northern Hemisphere is the best option for South Africa.

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B&I LIONS RACE: Roses are blooming

OPINION: The famous rugby365 Team of the Week will continue to focus on the four Home Unions as the British and Irish Lions tour draws ever closer.

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'Improvements' that worsen the Currie Cup

OPINION: rugby365 digs a bit deeper than just the sanitised and flaky media releases, to find out what has become of South Africa's premier domestic competition.

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Team of the Week: Making a statement

SUPER RUGBY SPOTLIGHT: A number of players impressed with their on-field performances in Round Three of Super Rugby 2017.

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Team of the Week: Cream of the Super Rugby crop

SUPER RUGBY SPOTLIGHT: After some stirring performances, our Team of the Week for Round Two of Super Rugby features a lot more players from South Africa.

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Roux still waving his magic wand

OPINION: Eugene Eloff, a two-time former Under-19 World Cup winner, returns from his hiatus to share his wisdom with rugby365's readers.

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FREE TICKETS: Stormers v Jaguares

WIN WITH RUGBY365: You can win FREE tickets to watch the Stormers take on the Jaguares in the second round of the 2017 Super Rugby competition.

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Team of the Week: Kiwis galore

SUPER RUGBY SPOTLIGHT: After some brilliant performances, it comes as no surprise that our first Super Rugby Team of the Week for the year is dominated by Kiwi players.

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B&I LIONS RACE: Emerald shines bright

OPINION: The famous rugby365 Team of the Week will continue to focus on the four Home Unions as the British and Irish Lions tour draws closer.

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Take on the rugby365 staff

SUPER RUGBY FUN: Here is your chance to prove you know more than the rugby365 staff!

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FREE TICKETS: Stormers v Bulls

WIN WITH RUGBY365: You can win FREE tickets to watch the Stormers take on their arch rivals, the Bulls, in the opening round of the 2017 Super Rugby competition.

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Premiership teams find their mojo

OPINION: Ronan Calvert gives rugby365's readers his view on the latest action in the Northern Hemisphere's three top leagues - Premiership, Pro12 and the Top 14.

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B&I LIONS RACE: Tones of emerald

OPINION: In this year when the British and Irish Lions go on tour, we will focus on the four Home Unions when selecting the famous rugby365 Team of the Week.

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Rugby With Reynecke: Reasons behind Italian ambush

RUGBY365'S SPECIAL BUMPER EDITION: In the fifth and final instalment - a half-hour long episode - Brendan Venter explains how Italy achieved their historic win over the Springboks. It is the best of Ethienne Reynecke, Venter and Ernst Joubert.

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FREE TICKETS: Stormers v Lions

WIN WITH RUGBY365: You van win FREE tickets to watch the Stormers take on the 2016 Super Rugby runners-up, the Lions, on Saturday.

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B&I LIONS RACE: Where the Celts rule

OPINION: In this year when the British and Irish Lions go on tour, we will focus on the four Home Unions when selecting the famous rugby365 Team of the Week.

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Rugby With Reynecke: Do Boks need foreign-based players?

A RUGBY365 EXCLUSIVE: In the fourth instalment of Rugby With Reynecke, Ethienne Reynecke, Ernst Joubert and Brendan Venter discuss whether the Springboks can be successful without foreign-based players like Duane Vermeulen.

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Rugby With Reynecke: Why Bok indaba was a necessity

A RUGBY365 FIRST: In the third instalment of the series Rugby With Reynecke, Ethienne Reynecke, Ernst Joubert and Brendan Venter talk about the Springbok indaba, money and whether SA Rugby can create consistency and continuity.

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Rugby With Reynecke: Building for the future

A RUGBY365 EXCLUSIVE: In the second instalment of the Rugby With Reynecke series Ethienne Reynecke, Ernst Joubert and Brendan Venter talk about the necessity of a model in rugby where a player can gain experience and build character before being exposed to top flight rugby.

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Pro12 prevails in Europe

OPINION: Ronan Calvert gives rugby365's readers an Irish view on the final round of Europe's premier club competition - the Champions Cup.

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Rugby With Reynecke: Brendan Venter on Bok coach's job

A RUGBY365 FIRST: In the first instalment of the new Rugby With Reynecke series Ethienne Reynecke, Ernst Joubert and Brendan Venter discuss the Springbok coaching position.

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The defining moments in Europe

OPINION: Ronan Calvert gives us an Irish view on the penultimate of Europe's premier club competition - the Champions Cup.

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Where does Coetzee rank?

OPINION: Jan de Koning takes a look at the post-isolation Springbok coaches to see where incumbent Allister Coetzee ranks.

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Goosen leaving 'Hotel California'

OPINION: Jan de Koning looks beyond the media hype surrounding the kafkaesque Racing 92 versus Johan Goosen saga and asks some pointed questions about the way some French club owners operate.

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A prop's lament

Here is a golden oldie from respected rugby365 writer Paul Dobson which was first published on this website 16 years ago.

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Kiwi recipe not a 'one-size-fits-all' design

SUPER RUGBY SPOTLIGHT: Jan de Koning takes a look at a proposed change to the South African landscape and what the 2017 Super Rugby season may produce.

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Six Nations 2017: It's England or Ireland

OPINION: rugby365 reporter Warren Fortune believes It will be a two-horse race between England and Ireland for the 2017 Six Nations title.

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Merry Christmas!

The rugby365 team would like to wish all our readers and their families a very merry Christmas!

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Biggest villain of all time

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Rugby has had its share of tough players, some who went overboard into the realm of villainy.

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Bok coach just a sideshow

OPINION: Jan de Koning looks at the drama that is about to unfold on the South African rugby landscape in the next week.

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Team of the Month: The rose is blooming

OPINION: New Zealand may still be ranked No.1, and justifiably so, but England was without doubt the form team in November.

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Wallabies finish like they started - disappointing

OPINION: rugby365 columnist Brett McKay wraps up 2016 and the roller-coaster that the Wallabies are on.

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FREE TICKETS: Cape Town 7s

COMPETITION TIME: rugby365 and @ASICS_ZA are giving our readers a chance to win a fabulous price!

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Classic Nigel Owens

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Nigel Owens is not just the best referee in the world, he is also the best at putting players down!

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Team of the Week: Celtic collection

OPINION: The Celtic nations made a big statement at the weekend and they have been duly rewarded in rugby365's famous selection.

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Will Allister fall on his sword?

OPINION: Jan de Koning asks if Springbok coach Allister Coetzee will be true to his word and fall on his sword.

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France

Player ratings: Too classy

OPINION: New Zealand were not at their best, but they were still too classy for France.

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Player ratings: French flair

OPINION: France again flattered to deceive, losing 19-24 to New Zealand in Paris on Saturday.

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Player ratings: Final flurry

OPINION: Wales outclassed South Africa when they secured a 27-13 victory in Cardiff on Saturday.

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Player ratings: New Bok low

OPINION: A dismal and disappointing season-ending game saw South Africa lose 13-27 to Wales in Cardiff on Saturday.

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Player Ratings: It hurts

OPINION: Australia's hopes of achieving a first Grand Slam over the Home Unions since 1984 were dashed when they went down 24-27 to Ireland in Dublin on Saturday.

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Player Ratings: True resilience

OPINION: Ireland showed great resilience when they beat Australia 27-24 in Dublin on Saturday.

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Here are the Springbok 'fixables'

OPINION: rugby365's acclaimed writer Paul Dobson looks at some of the reasons for uneasy feelings amongst Springbok supporters.

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Team of the Week: Entertainers triumph

OPINION: It was, without a doubt, the most entertaining match of the weekend - not just because of the skill levels, but also the physicality and intensity.

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Who is to blame for Bok demise?

OPINION: Jan de Koning looks into the background of what is really behind the Springboks' dramatic fall from grace this year.

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Australia

Player ratings: A game of inches

OPINION: France was a drop-goal away from a famous win over Australia in Paris on Saturday.

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Player ratings: Close shave

OPINION: Australia hung on desperately, but made it three-from-three on their year-end tour by beating France 25-23 in Paris on Saturday.

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Player ratings: Dogged defence

OPINION: They may have come into the match claiming the underdog tag but it was the amount of fight they showed on defence that enabled them to bag a 21-9 victory over Ireland in Dublin.

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Player ratings: Green machine

OPINION: Ireland proved just how far they have progressed with a machine-like effort, despite going down 9-21 to New Zealand in Dublin on Saturday.

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Player ratings: Amazing Azzurri

OPINION: Italy displayed relentless and resilience when they outclassed the Springboks 20-18 in Florence on Saturday.

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Player ratings: BlunderBoks

OPINION: South Africa suffered an embarrassing 20-18 defeat at the hands of Italy in Florence on Saturday.

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A familiar tune for the Wallabies

OPINION: rugby365 columnist Brett McKay looks at the roller coaster ride that comes with following the Wallabies.

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Team of the Week: Rosy picture

OPINION: England became the second Northern Hemisphere team to send a strong message to their rivals south of the equator.

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England

Player Ratings: As bleak as can be

OPINION: The Springboks produced another dismal performance this year when they went down 21-37 to England at Twickenham on Saturday.

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Player Ratings: Hoodoo over

OPINION: England triumphed over the Springboks for the first time since 2006 when they outsmarted them by 37-21 at Twickenham on Saturday. 

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Player Ratings: The great escape

OPINION: The Wallabies again broke Scottish hearts with a narrow 23-22 win at Murrayfield in Edinburgh.

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Player ratings: Mamma Mia

OPINION: The new Italian era under coach Conor O'Shea got off to the worse possible start as they were hammered 10-68 by the All Blacks in Rome on Saturday.

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Player Ratings: So close

OPINION: Scotland put in a spirited performance against the Wallabies, but could not close out the game when they were in front.

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Player ratings: Young Bucks

OPINION: The All Blacks made the most of playing a clueless opposition by running in 10 tries, however, their performance was not faultless.

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The 'unwanted stepchild' of South Africa

EXCLUSIVE: rugby365 columnist Ethienne Reynecke looks at how the domestic game in South Africa is being neglected.

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Team of the Week: Waves of Emerald

OPINION: We have had the first weekend of November internationals - which produced one extraordinary result and bucketloads of entertainment.

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Player ratings: History makers

OPINION: It almost seems silly to rank the players according to their individual performances. They are all heroes, all history makers.

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Player Ratings: The mighty have fallen

OPINION: The All Blacks found life tough during their 29-40 defeat to a passionate Irish team at Soldier Field in Chicago on Saturday.

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Australia

Player ratings: Pathetic

OPINION: Let's not kid ourselves, this Wales team is a shambles and never threatened Australia.

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Player Ratings: Growing pains

OPINION: A new-look Springbok team showed some promise in their 31-all draw against the Barbarians at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.

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Player Ratings: Let me entertain you

OPINION: The Barbarians were out to entertain on Saturday and they did just that during their 31-all draw against the Springboks.

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Player ratings: Stroll in the park

OPINION: Australia hardly moved out of second gear, but they were still good enough to ease past a very ordinary Welsh team.

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FREE: Win a pair of boots

COMPETITION TIME: rugby365 and adidas have combined to provide our readers with an opportunity to win a pair of their brand new Elements Pack boot range.

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Tail still wagging the dog?

EXCLUSIVE: Eugene Eloff, a two-time former Under-19 World Cup winner, look at the latest boardroom developments in South Africa.

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TEAM OF THE TOURNAMENT: FINAL FLOURISH

NPC SPOTLIGHT: rugby365 columnist Richard Neal in his final wrap, gives us his take on the conclusion of an exciting season.

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Team of the Tournament: Bloem's finest

CURRIE CUP SPOTLIGHT: After a fairytale Currie Cup Premier Division season, it comes as no surprise that our Team of the Tournament is dominated by players from the Free State Cheetahs.

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Wallabies so close, yet so, so far away

OPINION: rugby365 columnist Brett McKay looks at the reasons why Australia failed to get that elusive Eden Park win.

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TEAM OF THE WEEK: NO HURRICANES LEFT

NPC SPOTLIGHT: rugby365 columnist Richard Neal in his weekly wrap, looks at the semifinals in New Zealand's National Provincial Championship.

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Twitter, succession plans and 3,000 'coaches'

EXCLUSIVE: rugby365 columnist Ethienne Reynecke looks at the role of social media and the armchair critics.

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Team of the Week: Cheetah domination

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: After their amazing 55-17 semifinal win over the Golden Lions, the Free State Cheetahs have a whopping 11 players in rugby365's famous Team of the Week. 

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TEAM OF THE WEEK: Exciting semifinals ahead

NPC SPOTLIGHT: Rugby365 Columnist Richard Neal in his weekly wrap, looks at the final week of round robin matches in New Zealand's National Provincial Championship.

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Grow a backbone

EXCLUSIVE: Eugene Eloff, a two-time former Under-19 World Cup winner, tells the South African Rugby Union bosses to grow a backbone and save the game from ruin.

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Team of the Tournament: One-horse race

OPINION: New Zealand's dominance of the game can be found in many statistics and events - such as the Rugby Championship.

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The not strong enough Boks

OPINION: Tauriq Ebrahim examines the claim that the current squad of Springboks are the best South Africa have.

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Team of the week: From Top to flop

NPC SPOTLIGHT: rugby365 columnist Richard Neal, in his weekly wrap, looks at some of the best matches in New Zealand's National Provincial Championship.

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Argentina

PLAYER RATINGS: TWICKENHAM INSPIRED

OPINION: Australia returned to the scene of their World Cup semifinal victory over Argentina with another impressive performance at Twickenham Stadium.

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Argentina

PLAYER RATINGS: Playing catch up

OPINION: Argentina were left to rue another bad start to the game against Australia at Twickenham on Saturday - a game they lost 21-33.

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PLAYER RATINGS: Masterclass

OPINION: New Zealand gave an exhibition of how the game should be played and in the process set a few records.

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Player ratings: Clueless

OPINION: South Africa is at a low ebb in their rugby history - a place where it seems the game is dying a slow death.

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Win FREE Kings Park tickets!

COMPETITION TIME: rugby365 and Asics have combined to provide our readers with an opportunity to win tickets to the Test match between South Africa and New Zealand in Durban on Saturday.

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Team of the week: Springboks Sighted

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: For six weeks, the Antidorcas marsupialis has been elusive and unsighted, however that has now changed as rugby365's famous weekly selection spotted a number of them as they emerged from the wilderness.

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First half a glimpse of Wallaby future

OPINION: rugby365 columnist Brett McKay feels looks at the Wallaby tactics this past weekend and sees the future of the game Down Under.

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Team of the Week: Feline fever

CURRIE CUP SPOTLIGHT: It was a weekend of entertaining and high-scoring Currie cup matches, with the two most impressive teams dominating rugby365's famous weekly selection.

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TEAM OF THE WEEK: LOG O' WOOD HAS NEW HOME

NPC SPOTLIGHT: rugby365 columnist Richard Neal, in his weekly wrap, looks at some of the best matches in New Zealand's National Provincial Championship.

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Player ratings: Just too good

OPINION: Despite having two players sent to the sin bin, New Zealand were just too good for Argentina on the night as they claimed a 36-17 victory to remain unbeaten in the Rugby Championship.

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Player ratings: Not Enough

OPINION: Argentina held their own for most of the match and even managed to outscore the All Blacks in the second half despite suffering a 17-36 defeat in Buenos Aires.

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Player ratings: Saving face

OPINION: A number of Allister Coetzee's players put in an improved performance during their 18-10 win over Australia at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.

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Player ratings: Hoodoo continues

OPINION: Australia's torrid record in Pretoria continued when they went down 10-18 to the Springboks at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.

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Being called a sore loser is a 'non-call'

EXCLUSIVE: rugby365 columnist Ethienne Reynecke explains why he is NOT an ardent Springbok fan, but a supporter of all things South African rugby.

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Team of the Week: Fighting for survival

CURRIE CUP SPOTLIGHT: Western Province strengthened their cause in the race to the play-offs with a 52-31 away win against Griquas and their players dominate our famous Team of the Week for Round Eight.

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Team of the Week: Forwards go wild

NPC SPOTLIGHT: rugby365 columnist Richard Neal, in his weekly wrap, looks at a number of hat-trick being scored by forwards in New Zealand's National Provincial Championship.

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Can these changes save Allister's Boks?

OPINION: Jan de Koning decided to play 'selector' and suggested some much-needed changes to the Springbok team.

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Team of the Week: Australasian flavour

RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP, WEEK FOUR: Not surprisingly the two dominant forces in the Rugby Championship, New Zealand and Australia, again provide the bulk of rugby365's famous weekly selection.

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Team of the Week: Cheetahs lead the way

CURRIE CUP SPOTLIGHT: The Free State Cheetahs remain unbeaten in this year's Currie Cup Premier Division and they dominate rugby365's famous Team of the Week for Round Seven.

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TEAM OF THE WEEK: MOST EXTRAORDINARY ROUND

NPC SPOTLIGHT: rugby365 columnist Richard Neal, in his weekly wrap, looks at what he regards as the most extraordinary round of New Zealand's National Provincial Championship.

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Argentina

PLAYER RATINGS: No more gas

OPINION: Argentina looked a spent force, especially after the opening salvo, as they went down 20-36 to Australia in Perth on Saturday.

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PLAYER RATINGS: Blitzkrieg

OPINION: Australia scored 21 points in the opening 12 minutes to set up a 41-20 win over Argentina in Perth on Saturday.

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Player ratings: Trophy time

OPINION: The All Blacks were a far-cry from their best but still managed to pick up a convincing 41-13 victory over the Springboks in Christchurch to seal the Rugby Championship crown.

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Player Ratings: In the dumps

OPINION: The Springboks may have lost 13-41 to the All Blacks in Christchurch but it was certainly not the blow-out everyone was expecting.

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Team of the Week: At last some resistance

RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP, WEEK THREE: For once New Zealand don't completely dominate rugby365's famous weekly selection.

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Team of the Week: Running wild

CURRIE CUP SPOTLIGHT: The Golden Lions produced some exceptional rugby in their 58-32 win over Western Province and that is why they dominate rugby365's famous Team of the Week for Round Six.

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TEAM OF THE WEEK: Brilliant Bro's

NPC SPOTLIGHT: rugby365 columnist Richard Neal, in his weekly wrap, looks at Round Four of the National Provincial Championship in New Zealand.

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Player Ratings: That winning feeling

OPINION: Australia got back to winning ways with a 23-17 win over the Springboks, but they still have some work to do if they want to be considered as a world class team.

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Player Ratings: Going nowhere slowly

OPINION: The Springboks produced another disappointing display of rugby during their 17-23 defeat to the Wallabies at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday.

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Argentina

PLAYER RATINGS: Out of gas

OPINION: Argentina put up a good fight, but in the end they ran out of gas - going down 22-57 to New Zealand in Hamilton on Saturday.

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Argentina

PLAYER RATINGS: Classic All Blacks

OPINION: New Zealand did what New Zealand do best - destroy the opposition - beating Argentina 57-22 in Hamilton on Saturday.

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How the 'mafia' rule

EXCLUSIVE: Eugene Eloff, a two-time former Under-19 World Cup winner, talks about the criteria that should apply when appointing coaches and administrators.

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Team of the week: Stampeding Bulls

CURRIE CUP SPOTLIGHT: After an impressive victory over the Golden Lions, the Blue Bulls lead the way in terms of player selection in our famous Team of the Week.

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Team of the Week: Speeding up the game

NPC SPOTLIGHT: rugby365 columnist Richard Neal, in his weekly wrap, looks at Round Three of the National Provincial Championship in New Zealand.

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Black and White: Part Two

EXCLUSIVE: rugby365 columnist Ethienne Reynecke digs deeper into travel factors in Southern Hemisphere competitions.

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Team of the Week: The chasm widens

RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP, WEEK TWO: New Zealand's superiority over the rest of the world was again put on display in glorious fashion this past weekend.

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Pumas leading the race for second?

OPINION: rugby365 columnist Brett McKay thinks that Argentina have overtaken both the Springboks and Wallabies in the Rugby Championship pecking order.

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Team of the Week: Predatory instinct

CURRIE CUP SPOTLIGHT: Players from the Golden Lions and Sharks dominate rugby365's famous Currie Cup Premier Division Team of the Week for Round Four.

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TEAM OF THE WEEK: Life in the Fast Lane

NPC SPOTLIGHT: rugby365 columnist Richard Neal, in his weekly wrap, looks at Round Two of the National Provincial Championship in New Zealand.

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Player ratings: Not again

OPINION: A brave second half fight back was not enough to rescue the Springboks from suffering an historic 24-26 defeat at the hands of Argentina in Salta.

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Player ratings: History made

OPINION: Argentina dominated the first half and that proved to be crucial in bagging a 26-24 victory over South Africa as their replacements let them down in the second half.

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Australia

PLAYER RATINGS: Hit for six!

OPINION: The Wallabies winless streak continued as they suffered their sixth consecutive Test-match defeat dating back to the Rugby World Cup Final in England last year.

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Argentina

PLAYER RATINGS: True champions!

OPINION: The All Blacks won the Bledisloe Cup for the fourteenth year in succession with a well-deserved 29-9 bonus-point victory against the Wallabies at Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Saturday.

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Empty stands a sign of NPC decay

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: rugby365 columnist Richard Neal, looks at the lack of spectators in New Zealand's National Provincial Championship.

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Team of the week: And we're off

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: rugby365 columnist Richard Neal, in the first of his weekly wraps, looks at the 'new' National Provincial Championship in New Zealand.

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Team of the Week: Come in No.1

RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP, WEEK ONE: It should not come as a surprise that the world's top-ranked team dominates rugby365's famous weekly selection.

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Team of the week: Star performers

CURRIE CUP SPOTLIGHT: Players from the Free State Cheetahs, the Sharks and Griquas dominate our famous Currie Cup Premier Division Team of the Week for Round Three.

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Player ratings: Broken Hearted

OPINION: Argentina's hearts were left broken by a late Springbok comeback in their opening Rugby Championship encounter, however, they deserved more from the match.

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Player ratings: Crying shame

OPINION: The Springboks may have beaten Argentina 30-23 but celebrating this victory would be a crying shame as they struggled to execute the simple basics in the opening round of the Rugby Championship.

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Player ratings: Miles ahead

OPINION: The All Blacks' performance in the opening Rugby Championship encounter against the Wallabies proved that they are miles ahead of other countries as they thumped the home team 42-8 in Sydney.

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Player Ratings: Annihilated

OPINION: Australia were handed a lesson when they suffered an 8-42 defeat at the hands of New Zealand in their opening Rugby Championship match in Sydney.

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Team of the Week: Big cat fight

CURRIE CUP SPOTLIGHT: Two teams made a big statement of intent this past weekend and they were rewarded in rugby365's famous weekly selection.

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NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE

EXCLUSIVE: Eugene Eloff, a two-time former Under-19 World Cup winner, shares a few success stories of players that made it when no one gave them a chance.

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Team of the Week: Nice spread

CURRIE CUP SPOTLIGHT: It took us a while. However, after much debate, our team of 'selectors' produced what they felt was the best combination of the opening round.

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Hurricanes title an All Blacks blueprint?

OPINION: rugby365 columnist Brett McKay asks if the Hurricanes perhaps showed that New Zealand teams now prefer to play without the ball.

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Team of the Tournament: Best of the Best

SUPER RUGBY SPOTLIGHT: The 2016 Super Rugby season is done and dusted and now it is time for rugby365's Team of the Tournament.

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Player ratings: Lion hunters

OPINION: Another defensively brilliant performance by the Hurricanes saw them keep the Lions try-less to claim a 20-3 victory and secure their first Super Rugby title.

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Player Ratings: HurriCANED

OPINION: The Lions were far off their best in rainy Wellington conditions and succumbed to a 3-20 defeat at the hands of the Hurricanes in the Super Rugby Final on Saturday.

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Black and White

EXCLUSIVE: rugby365 columnist Ethienne Reynecke explains why the Lions is an example that rugby has evolved.

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Currie Cup: Challenge the rugby365 team

COMPETITION TIME: Test your knowledge against the rugby365 team - join our SuperBru prediction pool.

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Team of the Week: SA's pride

SUPER RUGBY SPOTLIGHT: After their impressive performance against the Highlanders, the Lions have nine players in rugby365's famous Team of the Week for the semifinals.

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NOW IS THE TIME TO 'ADAPT OR DIE'

EXCLUSIVE: Eugene Eloff, a two-time former Under-19 World Cup winner, believes the time has come for South African coaches to 'adapt or die'.

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Win FREE Ellis Park tickets!

COMPETITION TIME: rugby365 and John Nicholas Analytics have combined to provide our readers with an opportunity to win tickets to the Super Rugby semifinal at Ellis Park.

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Team of the week: A cut above the rest

SUPER RUGBY SPOTLIGHT: The Chiefs and Lions have five players each in rugby365's famous Super Rugby Team of the Week for the quarterfinals.

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Will there be more Super twists?

OPINION: rugby365 columnist Brett McKay feels we are not done yet as far as Super Rugby surprises go.

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Wonderful Men in a Wonderful Place

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Newlands! It is the parent of many great memories, another one this Saturday immediately past. Paul Dobson takes a stroll down memory lane.

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Win a Lions jersey

COMPETITION TIME: rugby365 and John Nicholas Analytics have combined to provide our readers with an opportunity to win a Lions jersey.

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Team of the week: Final Round standouts

Super Rugby Spotlight: rugby365 selects its final Team of the Week for the league phase of this season's Super Rugby tournament. 

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Adulterating the goose's eggs

OPINION: rugby365, once again, asks why the South African Rugby Union insists on trying to kill the goose that lays the golden eggs.

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Craven Week

Future stars are shining bright

EXCLUSIVE: Now that all the Under-18 Craven Week teams have enjoyed time on the field, a few players have caught the eyes of many and should be closely watched in the near future. Tauriq Ebrahim reports.

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When players go one-on-one

EXCLUSIVE: rugby365 columnist Ethienne Reynecke called on his 'connections' to bring you the best insights into players - the views of their peers.

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Team of the Week: On a Crusade

SUPER RUGBY SPOTLIGHT: The Crusaders smashed the Melbourne Rebels 85-26 and that is why it's no surprise that they have the most players in rugby365's famous Team of the Week for Round 16.

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Loffie's tips for young players

EXCLUSIVE: Eugene Eloff, a two-time former Under-19 World Cup winner, shares with rugby365's readers, some positives from the South African landscape.

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Team of the Week: Champion material

SUPER RUGBY SPOTLIGHT: The Lions again lead the way with selection in rugby365's famous Team of the Week.

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Team of the Month: Come in No.1

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: The rugby365 team sat down, analysed the entire month's matches and came up the most consistent performers.

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England loss provides Wallabies blueprint

OPINION: rugby365 columnist Brett McKay feels Australia can learn from being whitewashed by England ... IF they can throw out the rubbish.

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Player ratings: Oh so close

OPINION: Ireland surprised friend and foe with their willing and entertaining displays against South Africa.

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Player ratings: Brave call

OPINION: Just six points separated the team in each of the three Tests. However, South Africa won the match that mattered - the series decider in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

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Player ratings: Sweet revenge

OPNION: Eddie Jones returned to his homeland, Australia, and plotted their downfall - a 3-0 series whitewash by England.

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Player ratings: Close, but no cigar

OPINION: Australia put up a spirited performance, but ultimately fell short and lost 40-44 to England a thrilling match in Sydney on Saturday.

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Player Ratings: Extinguished

OPINION: Any hope of Wales salvaging some pride in Dunedin were quickly extinguished as they suffered a massive 6-46 loss at the hands of a rampant All Blacks team.

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Player Ratings: World's best

OPINION: New Zealand are simply in a class of their own as they put in yet another masterclass performance to beat Wales 46-6 in Dunedin.

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Team of the week: Two-horse race

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Two teams, New Zealand and England, dominate rugby365's famous weekly selection.

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Times they are changing

EXCLUSIVE: rugby365 columnist Ethienne Reynecke suggests that Northern Hemisphere teams are closing the gap on their southern rivals.

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How Lions saved Boks' bacon

OPINION: rugby365 editor Jan de Koning goes beyond the numbers to look at South Africa's dramatic come-from-behind win over Ireland at Ellis Park at the weekend.

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Player ratings: Thin air

OPINION: They dominated proceedings for 61 minutes and fed on the Springboks' mistakes but ran our of steam and got blown away to suffer a 26-32 defeat after holding a 26-10 lead.

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Player ratings: Super Subs

OPINION: For 60 minutes, the Springboks were woeful but, with form replacements coming onto the field, they dominated the final 30 minutes to claim a 32-26 victory over Ireland in Johannesburg.

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Player Ratings: History makers

OPINION: A defensive masterclass by England helped them clinch their first-ever series victory against the Wallabies in Australia on Saturday.

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Player ratings: Down and out

OPINION: Australia's failure to breach a stern England defence in the second half cost them dearly in the second Test in Melbourne on Saturday.

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Player Ratings: Dragon slayers

OPINION: New Zealand produced an improved performance in the second Test to clinch the three-Test series against Wales in Wellington on Saturday.

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Player Ratings: Defensively frail

OPINION: Wales would have fancied their chances at half-time but had their defensive frailties exposed in the second half to suffer a 22-36 loss to New Zealand on Saturday.

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WHERE TO FROM HERE?

EXCLUSIVE: Eugene Eloff, a two-time former Under-19 World Cup winner, shares with rugby365's readers, his views on the start of the Allister Coetzee era.

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Team of the week: North trumps South

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Players from the Northern Hemisphere dominate our famous Team of the Week after the first round of matches in the 2016 June international window.

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PLAYER RATINGS: Irish eyes are smiling

OPINION: Ireland, despite being reduced to 14 men for almost an hour, produced a gutsy showing to win their first-ever Test on South Africa soil.

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PLAYER RATINGS: Blunder Boks

OPINION: The Allister Coetzee era got off to a disastrous start - his Springboks losing 20-26 to a 14-man Irish team.

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Player Ratings: Full Bloom

OPINION: England's 38-29 victory over Australia may not have been pretty, but it was tactically perfect as they outsmarted their hosts in every aspect of the game.

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Player Ratings: Wobbly Wallabies

OPINION: Australia seemed a far cry from the side that made the 2015 World Cup Final as they suffered a 28-39 defeat at the hands of England in Brisbane.

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Player Ratings: No more puff

OPINION: Wales faced the daunting prospect of taking on the All Blacks at Eden Park and were competitive throughout the encounter, but their fire was finally put out in the final 10 minutes.

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Player Ratings: Late bloomers

OPINION: It was a story of two halves, with the All Blacks trailing 18-15 at the break, but their class came through in the second half with the bench making a big difference.

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Join the rugby365 prediction pool

FUN TIME: Challenge the editor and see if you know your rugby. Join the rugby365 prediction pool for the June internationals.

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Roll on the 'Cheika & Jones' show

EXCLUSIVE: rugby365 columnist Brett McKay takes us beyond the headlines ahead of the much anticipated AUSTRALIA versus ENGLAND series.

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North v South: Who will win most matches?

CAST YOUR VOTE: Which Northern Hemisphere team will win most of their matches in June?

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Team of the Week: Lions walking tall

SUPER RUGBY SPOTLIGHT: The Lions ran the Bulls ragged at Loftus Versfeld and that is why they have seven players in our famous Team of the Week for Round 14.

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Why Rome wasn't built in a day

EXCLUSIVE: rugby365 columnist Ethienne Reynecke looks at what it takes to build a successful enterprise - a team that can win trophies.

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Team of the week: Top Two Shine

SUPER RUGBY SPOTLIGHT: The Chiefs and Lions are first and second on the combined Super Rugby standings and they have five players each in our famous Team of the Week for Round 13.

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THE LONELY LIFE OF A RUGBY COACH

EXCLUSIVE: Eugene Eloff, a two-time former Under-19 World Cup winner, shares with rugby365's readers, the highs and lows in the life of a coach.

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Team of the week: Two-horse race

SUPER RUGBY SPOTLIGHT: It was an easy selection this week as the rugby365 team sat down to decide on our famous selection.

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Team of the week: Sharks fly SA flag

SUPER RUGBY SPOTLIGHT: The Sharks are the only South African team to have players featuring in our famous Team of the Week for Round 11.

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Concussion: The ticking time bomb

EXCLUSIVE: rugby365 columnist Ethienne Reynecke looks at what he regards as a ticking time bomb in the game - concussion.

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Team of the week: Hurricane alert

SUPER RUGBY SPOTLIGHT: The Hurricanes taught the Lions a rugby lesson in Johannesburg and that is why they have seven players in our famous Team of the Week for Round 10.

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Grab the popcorn for Aussie run to play-offs

EXCLUSIVE: rugby365 columnist Brett McKay, has had a change of heart about the Australian conference in Super Rugby.

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Are we putting our children at risk?

EXCLUSIVE: Eugene Eloff, a regular to the Afrikaans listeners of our weekly podcast productions, joins rugby365's growing list of columnists.

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Team of the Week: Fiery Crusade

SUPER RUGBY SPOTLIGHT: The Crusaders sent out a stern warning to rest of the competition after their victory in Canberra and that is why four of their stars are in our famous Team of the Week for Round Nine.

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WIN Stormers tickets and a jersey

COMPETITION TIME: rugby365 and adidas provides our readers with an opportunity to win some wonderful prizes.

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Team of the week: In the jungle...

SUPER RUGBY SPOTLIGHT: The Lions secured a crucial win over the Stormers and they dominate rugby365's famous Super Rugby Team of the Week for Round Eight.

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Bok jersey: A tale of two careers

EXCLUSIVE: Ethienne Reynecke, the newest member of the rugby365 family, dissects the red-hot topic of whether overseas-based players should play for the Springboks.

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Team of the week: Movement in the den

SUPER RUGBY SPOTLIGHT: It took us some time, but the rugby365 team finally came up with our famous weekly selection.

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Is Allister Coetzee's appointment good for SA rugby?

CAST YOUR VOTE: Allister Coetzee was named the new Springbok coach on Tuesday. Is his appointment good for South African rugby?

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Australians face a sobering reality

EXCLUSIVE: rugby365's new columnist Brett McKay, with the first in a series of monthly columns, tell us why things are not well in the Land Down Under.

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WIN Stormers tickets or a jersey

COMPETITION TIME: rugby365 and adidas have combined to provide our readers with an opportunity to win some wonderful prizes.

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Currie Cup now just fools' gold

OPINION: The rugby365 team went to the community to ask them about the 'revamped' Currie Cup competition. We came to the conclusion that it has been stripped of its status as one of the world's elite events.

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Team of the week: Rebels with a cause

SUPER RUGBY SPOTLIGHT: The Melbourbe Rebels recorded an historic win against the Waratahs in Sydney and are well represented in rugby365's famous Team of the Week for Round Six.

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Cheeky's ZAR1-million golden handshake

EXCLUSIVE: Cheeky Watson will depart the Eastern Province Kings with a ZAR1-million golden handshake.

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Automatically promoting mediocrity

OPINION: Tauriq Ebrahim looks at the decision taken by the Varsity Cup organisers to promote a team who could possibly not be the Varsity Shield champions.

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2015

Joubert, Twickenham and thereafter

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: rugby365's acclaimed writer Paul Dobson takes a look at two momentous incidents in the career of Craig Joubert.

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Team of the week: Chiefs lead the way

SUPER RUGBY SPOTLIGHT: The Chiefs currently lead the Super Rugby standings and they dominate rugby365's famous team of the week for Round Five.

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Team of the Tournament: Anglo-Welsh dominance

SIX NATIONS SPOTLIGHT: Players from champions England and second-placed Wales dominate our 2016 Six Nations team of the tournament.

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Team of the Week: Kiwis rule

SUPER RUGBY SPOTLIGHT: After a weekend where no New Zealand teams lost it is no surprise that players from the land of the long white cloud dominate our famous Team of the Week.

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Team of the Week: Sweet-smelling Roses

SIX NATIONS SPOTLIGHT: England have already won the Six Nations and there is further reward for them in the form of rugby365's famous weekly selection.

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Team of the week: Galloping Brumbies

SUPER RUGBY SPOTLIGHT: The Brumbies dominate our famous team of the week after bagging another impressive win in this year's Super Rugby competition.

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Varsity Cup can still be revived

OPINION: There has been major concern about whether or not the Varsity Cup will continue but Tauriq Ebrahim may just have found a solution to the current situation.

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Team of the week: A pride of Lions

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: After their impressive 36-32 away win over the Chiefs in Hamilton, it is no surprise that the Lions dominate rugby365's famous selection for Round Two of Super Rugby.

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Team of the Week: Flower of Scotland

SIX NATIONS SPOTLIGHT: It may not have been the most exciting weekend of Six Nations matches, but it was intriguing.

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Team of the Week: Super Stormers

SUPER RUGBY SPOTLIGHT: The Stormers' impressive performance against the Bulls means that they dominate rugby365's famous selection after Round One of this year's Super Rugby tournament.

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FREE Tickets: Stormers v Bulls

COMPETITION: rugby365 and adidas have combined to give away two FREE tickets to the big north-south Super Rugby derby.

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Second Phase

Springbok captains: Win a free copy

COMPETITION: rugby365 and Jonathan Ball Publishers have combined to give readers a chance to win one of two copies of the book Springbok captains.

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Join rugby365's fantasy and prediction pools

FUN TIME: Super Rugby starts this week and as usual rugby365 will have pools in both a fantasy league and a prediction pool.

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BOOK REVIEW: Mister Ref - The Max Baise story

BOOK REVIEW: Max Baise was one of South Africa's greatest rugby referees and this is his story.

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Second Phase

ToTW Test Page

This is a test page, please ignore.

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Year of the Turnip: Win a free copy

COMPETITION: rugby365 and Burnet Media have combined to give readers a chance to win one of two copies of the famous (or is that infamous) Year of the Turnip.

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Team of the Week: Allez les bleu

SIX NATIONS SPOTLIGHT: France may only have won by a single point, but they were impressive enough to dominate rugby365's famous weekly selection.

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Phases: Are they just failures?

OPINION: Respected rugby365 writer Paul Dobson asks if phase-play is not perhaps just a failure - a way out for teams who can't create?

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Team of the Week: Opening salvos

SIX NATIONS SPOTLIGHT: The Six Nations got underway to great fanfare at the weekend and it was the 16-all stalemate between Ireland and Wales that stood out.

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Is Matt the new Bryce?

OPINION: In the eyes of many South Africans Matt O'Brien is the new Bryce Lawrence, vilified by many, most of whom are anonymous.

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Super Rugby or Champions Cup?

CAST YOUR VOTE: Which tournament would you rather watch - Super Rugby or the European Champions Cup? Cast your vote below!

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Who should captain the Stormers?

CAST YOUR VOTE: We would like to know who you think should captain the Stormers this year? Cast your vote below!

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Is VC becoming a gimmick?

OPINION: The Varsity Cup competition has been pushing the boundaries of innovation. However, Tauriq Ebrahim feels that the latest law adjustments are taking the tournament closer to becoming more of a gimmick.

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Who will wear the All Black No.10 jersey?

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: With Daniel Carter now plying his trade in France, rugby356 reporter Warren Fortune looks at the three main candidates for the All Blacks' No.10 jersey in 2016 and beyond.

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SARU setting Boks up for failure

OPINION: rugby365.com reporter Warren Fortune says the new Springbok coach will face an uphill battle in trying to get the team ready to beat the world's best.

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Can anyone catch New Zealand?

OPINION: With a new year and new season ahead, Tauriq Ebrahim dips his toes into the murky waters of the rugby world and asks whether or not anyone can catch or match the mighty All Blacks.

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Book Review: The Springbok Captains

This is a great book about great people.

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Rebuilding the ruins

OPINION: It can't get much more depressing than the current state of the nation in the Republic of South Africa. Jan de Koning asks if there's hope for 2016.

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Happy New Year

Rugby365 wishes all our readers and their families a very Happy New Year!

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Team of the year: Kiwi kings

OPINION: It's been a long, busy year for the rugby365 crew and now we present to you our famous Team of the Year selections.

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Rookies of 2015

2015 was another good vintage in terms of promising talent emerging in South Africa, we look at five of the best.

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Merry Christmas!

Rugby365 would like to wish all our readers and their families a very Merry Christmas!

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Is Mark Hammett the right man for the job?

OPINION: Mark Hammett was unveiled as the coach of the new Japanese Super Rugby side, the Sunwolves but is he the right man for the job?

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Coach Loffie: Making a difference

BOOK REVIEW: Jan de Koning looks at one of the many books on the game of rugby released in 2015.

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Kings: The 'residuals' who were betrayed

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Amidst all the drama surrounding the Southern Kings, there is a small group of forgotten players. Jan de Koning takes a look behind the scenes.

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Which 15-a-side players will make the biggest splash in Sevens at the Olympics?

CAST YOUR VOTE: Rugby returns to the Olympics later this year, when Sevens will take centre stage. Which player from the 15-a-side game do you think will make the biggest splash in Rio?

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Meyer puts coaching rumour mill into overdrive

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Confirmation of Heyneke Meyer's departure from the Springboks, has put the coaching rumour mill into overdrive. Jan de Koning reports.

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Why is local no longer lekker in the Cape?

OPINION: Jan de Koning asks why has the Stormers' brains trust lost their appetite for local coaches?

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Cape Town Sevens: Win free tickets!

rugby365 and ASICS have combined to give three readers an opportunity to watch the Cape Town Sevens on December 12 and 13!

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Lions, Bulls carry SA's Super hopes

OPINION: rugby365.com journalist Warren Fortune explains why he thinks the Lions and the Bulls will be South Africa's top two teams in next year's Super Rugby competition.

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Bon voyage

This is the last newsletter for 2015 and we want to take this opportunity to wish all our newsletter readers a Merry Christmas.

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Should Heyneke Meyer stay?

CAST YOUR VOTE: Should Heyneke Meyer stay on as head coach of the Springboks? Yes or No.

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Who will win Super Rugby?

CAST YOUR VOTE: Who will win the new expanded Super Rugby competition next year? Cast your vote below.

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Who should coach the Stormers?

CAST YOUR VOTE: Here is your chance to say who should coach the Stormers, now that Eddie Jones has ditched them.

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VOTE NOW: Who should coach South Africa and England...

Who would you like to see as coach of South Africa and England? Vote below!

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SA's biggest disease: #TheCoachMustFall

OPINION: Jan de Koning takes another look at the attitude towards coaches of South Africa's national team, in the wake of the emotional outburst by former players.

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Back to the future: Our 2019 Boks

With the 2015 World Cup behind us we speculate on who will play for the Springboks in 2019 and look back at our predictions in 2011.

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On a lighter note

OPINION: rugby365 delves into the lighter side of the World Cup with all those moments that made you cheer, gasp, cry and even spill your preferred beverage - it's time for our Alternate Awards.

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And the award goes to ...

OPINION: After 48 matches and 2 439 points, the time has come for rugby365 to don their best tuxedos and bow ties to dish out our famous World Cup salutes.

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Team of the Tournament: One-horse race

OPINION: New Zealand's dominance of the World Cup has earned the world's top team even more accolades.

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Could the Boks look abroad?

While some reports suggest Heyneke Meyer is going to be well-paid to keep his job, what are the chances of a foreign Springbok coach?

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Player ratings: The world's best

OPINION: New Zealand proved once again they are the best team on the planet when they beat Australia 34-17 in the World Cup Final on Saturday.

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Player ratings: A bridge too far

OPINION: Australia did well to get to this year's World Cup Final, but were well beaten by the mighty All Blacks.

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Argentina

Player ratings: Blunt claws

OPINION: Argentina lacked any flair and excitement that brought the crowd to their feet on numerous occasions and it seemed as though their injuries took its toll at the end of the day.

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Player ratings: No spring in the Bok

OPINION:  It is the match that no-one wants to play and the type of rugby that was on display certainly matched the occasion - and the crowd let the players know exactly what their feelings were.

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Boks could win RWC 2019 if….

EXCLUSIVE: rugby365 reader AussieBoer has his say about the ongoing debate surrounding Heyneke Meyer's future and shows why he believes he is correct.

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Where to from here for Meyer?

OPINION: The haters will hate and pessimists will always see the dark side. Jan de Koning looks past the hyperbole at what is the right thing to do.

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Team of the Week: Lone Bok

There was only place for one Springbok in our Team of the Week from the World Cup semifinals.

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Team of the Tournament: Mane Manne

OPINION: The Currie Cup may have taken a back seat to the World Cup but the on field action was electric as the Golden Lions claimed the honours, but who stood out?

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Argentina

Player ratings: Wily Wallabies

OPINION: Australia's ability to outsmart the Argentinian defence gave them a huge edge in their 29-15 win over Argentina in their World Cup semifinal.

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Player ratings: Outsmarted

OPINION: Apart from dominating the scrum for most of the 80 minutes, Argentina were second best in other areas of the game in their semifinal defeat to Australia.

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Player ratings: The hard way

OPINION: New Zealand overturned a five-point half-time deficit to walk away with a hard fought two point victory over the Springboks - although they should have won more comfortably.

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Player ratings: Gave it horns

OPINION: The Springboks gave it horns against New Zealand and can hold their heads high with their Herculean defensive effort and dominant scrum, despite relinquishing a 12-7 half-time lead.

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Player ratings: Own worst enemy

Western Province showed good fighting spirit, but were not accurate enough to beat the Golden Lions at Ellis Park.

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Player ratings: Real pride

The Golden Lions gained sweet revenge over Western Province to finish the Currie Cup unbeaten.

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Australia

Player ratings: Tie me down wallaby sport

OPINION: Australia edged Wales 15-6 in a Pool A crunch match at Twickenham on Saturday.

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Preview: Superbru Round Three

Andrew Howitt takes a look at Round Three for Superbru Fantasy and Prediction Leagues

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Player ratings: Simply outclassed

Namibia struggled to handle the All Blacks at scrum time in their World Cup Pool C match and simply couldnt contain the exciting backs.

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Player ratings: Youngsters shine

OPINION: New Zealand's young guns put their World Cup Pool C match to bed in the first half against the Namibians.  

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Superbru: Check out these Prizes!

Andrew Howitt takes a look at the midweek games after a decent weekend of player predictions.

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Preview: SuperBru Fantasy & Predictor Leagues

New recruit to the rugby365team, Andrew Howitt, looks at the weekend's matches for the World Cup .

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Win with Castle

#HomeGroundAdvantage:  As the Springboks take on the world on foreign soil, Castle Lager will be going all out to give our boys ‘Home Ground Advantage’

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