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SPOTLIGHT: Bomb squad and other tactics Gatland wants to eliminate from the game

OPINION: Wales coach Warren Gatland is never short of a view on the game, even though he often comes across as salty when speaking his mind.

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Ben Smith v Jan de Koning: Who won this face-off?

REACTION: With 2023 running to its obligatory conclusion, we revisit one of the most captivating contests of the year.

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VIDEO: Dricus - 'Hulle weet nie wat ons weet nie'

WATCH this teaser ahead of the launch of the #BIG Dricus du Plessis interview!

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BOKS OFFICE: Selecting BlitzBoks from the 15-a-side game

WATCH as Boks Office host Hanyani Shimange and his guests - South African legends Jean de Villiers and Brian Habana, as well as two-time World Cup winner Damian Willemse - solve the BlitzBoks' problems.

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REVEALED: All-time Boks World Cup XV

OPINION: @king365ed, having returned from South Africa's successful campaign in France, sat down and named an all-time Springbok World Cup XV.

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IN STUDIO: Mongolian throat singers and other World Cup stories

PODCAST: Listen as @king365ed visits the @CapeTalk studios for a chat with mid-morning host @clarenceford1 about all things @rugbyworldcup.

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South Africa

Player Ratings: South Africa

OPINION: It was another nerve-wracking 80 minutes for the Springboks as they claimed the World Cup 2023 title with a narrow 12-11 win over 14-man All Blacks on Saturday.

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New Zealand

Player Ratings: New Zealand

OPINION: Despite plenty of industry and effort, the All Blacks have fallen to a gut-wrenching 11-12 defeat at the hands of the Springboks in the 2023 World Cup final.

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England

Player Ratings: England

OPINION: Forty-eight days after a 14-man England comprehensively defeated Argentina 27-10 in the Pool D opener in Marseille, Steve Borthwick’s squad brought the curtain down on their World Cup campaign with a 26-23 bronze final win against the Pumas in front of a 77 674 in Paris.

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OPINION

Player Ratings: Argentina

OPINION: Argentina finished their World Cup how they started - losing to England, this time by a slender margin of three points.

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Second Phase

BOKS OFFICE: 'We like to have our backs against the wall'

WATCH as the Boks Office team count down the days to the World Cup Final in Paris.

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New Zealand

Player Ratings: New Zealand

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