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Samoa

Player Ratings: Samoa

Manu Samoa has fallen to their first loss of the World Cup, going down 19-10 to Argentina in Saint Etienne.

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Argentina

Player Ratings: Argentina

Los Pumas are still alive at the Rugby World Cup after sneaking past a valiant Samoa outfit 19-10 in Saint-Etienne on Friday evening.

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The Big Jim show LIVE from pitch side!

WATCH the pre-match show ahead of the #BIG Ireland versus South Africa crunch Pool B match at Stade de France in Paris on Saturday.

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LIVE FROM PARIS: @king365ed on the Stade de France Le Crunch

LISTEN as Cape Talk radio presenter Clarence Ford chats to @king365ed about all things Springbok and the World Cup!

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France

Player Ratings: France

OPINION: After a rusty second match that saw France’s reserves struggle to shake a feisty Uruguay side, Les Bleus have put Namibia to the sword to right the ship ahead of a well-earned rest week.

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South Africa

VIDEO: 'Why are you banned from Uber?'

BOKS OFFICE: Host Hanyani Shimange is joined by Springboks legends Jean de Villiers, Schalk Burger and Bryan Habana to review South Africa's World Cup 2023 thrashing of Romania and their match up with Ireland this weekend.

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OPINION

Player Ratings: England

OPINION: First, the good news on a balmy night on the French Riviera England eventually won 34-12 to chalk up back-to-back victories for only the second time in this underwhelming Steve Borthwick era, while they also managed to avoid card trouble and keep 15 players on the pitch for the full 80.

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OPINION

Player Ratings: Japan

OPINION: Despite a promising start to the game, Japan have fallen to a disheartening 12-34 loss to England in Nice on Sunday.

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OPINION

Player ratings: Fiji

OPINION: After the tight loss to Wales last week, Fiji responded with an emphatic 22-15 win against the Wallabies in Saint Etienne to shake up Pool C.

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OPINION

Player Ratings: Australia

OPINION: Australia’s Rugby World Cup campaign hangs in the balance after losing to Fiji for the first time since 1954 on Sunday evening. The Wallabies were beaten 22-15 in Saint-Etienne.

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OPINION

Player Ratings: South Africa

OPINION: The Springboks continued to fine-tune their squad as they recorded a comfortable 76-0 win over Romania in their second World Cup pool match on Sunday

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OPINION

Player Ratings: Wales

OPINION: Wales made it two wins from two on Saturday against Portugal in Nice, but it was far from a vintage performance.

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Player Ratings: New Zealand

OPINION: The All Blacks have cantered to a 71-3 win over Namibia in Toulouse to get their World Cup campaign back on track following last weekend’s loss to France.

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OPINION

Player Ratings: France

OPINION: France beat Uruguay 27-12 in a game that surprised many, as Uruguay threatened and France failed to rack up the kind of score fans might have expected.

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South Africa

Jake White on Marx's replacement: 'There's no debate'

OPINION: Bulls Director of Rugby and former Springbok coach Jake White picks his replacement for the injured Malcolm Marx in the Bok squad.

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South Africa

VIDEO: Schalk - Boks no longer 'one-trick ponies'

WATCH as Springbok legend Schalk Burger joins Jim Hamilton for a walk and talk along the coast of Marseille.

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South Africa

LIVE FROM FRANCE: @king365ed on those disco lights

LISTEN as Cape Talk radio presenter Clarence Ford chats to @king365ed about all things Springbok and World Cup!

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OPINION

Player Ratings: Wales

OPINION: A single knock-on - that will be the reason many cite when trying to figure out how Wales won a match that they probably deserve to lose.

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OPINION

Player Ratings: Fiji

OPINION: The Fijians opened their World Cup against Wales in Bordeaux with a 26-32 loss that went right down to the wire.

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South Africa

Player Ratings: South Africa

OPINION: The Springboks were not at their best in their World Cup opener against Scotland on Sunday, but they still managed to outplay Gregor Townsend's side with their powerful forwards.

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Scotland

Player Ratings: Scotland

OPINION: Scotland were in the fight for 40 minutes, but fell away after the break as the defending champions took charge in Marseille.

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Australia

Player Ratings: Australia

OPINION: The Wallabies got back into winning ways with a 35-15 win over Georgia in their opening pool stage clash in Paris.

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France

Player Ratings: France

OPINION: A Mark Telea try gave New Zealand the lead just two minutes into the Rugby World Cup 2023 opening match in Paris, but France came back through the phenomenal boot of Tomas Ramos and some standout performances up front, resulting in the All Blacks‘ first ever pool loss in the tournament’s history.

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New Zealand

Player Ratings: New Zealand

OPINION: In the opening match of the 2023 Rugby World Cup, it was the visitors New Zealand who struck first against hosts France, with Mark Telea touching down following a passage of strong attacking play from the All Blacks.

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South Africa

The 'A-Team' to beat Scotland

OPINION: @king365ed puts his selection hat on and names the team he feels will be good enough to give the defending champions a wincing start at the World Cup.

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South Africa

Jake White on Boks' Twickers win: 'I can’t see it happening again'

Bulls Director of Rugby and former Springbok coach Jake White shares his thoughts on South Africa's record win over the All Blacks

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South Africa

What the WPRFU clubs will vote for: 'Life or death'

OPINION: @king365ed unpacks the key aspects of the crucial vote at a WPRFU General Council meeting next Wednesday, September 6.

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New Zealand

Player ratings: New Zealand

OPINION: Finn Morton rates the New Zealand players after their record 7-35 loss to South Africa at Twickenham on Friday.

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South Africa

Player ratings: South Africa

OPINION: @king365ed rates the South African players after their record 35-7 win over New Zealand at Twickenham on Friday.

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South Africa

Player ratings: South Africa

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

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England

Player Ratings: England

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

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Ireland

Player Ratings: Ireland

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

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Wales

Player ratings: Wales

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

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France

Player Ratings: France

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

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Scotland

Player Ratings: Scotland

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

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Second Phase

Player Ratings: Wales

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

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Player Ratings: England

OPINION: What a crazy, crazy game.

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South Africa

VIDEO: Loffie's #BIG Bok bolters

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

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England

Player ratings: England

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

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Wales

Player ratings: Wales

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

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Ireland

Player ratings: Ireland

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

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Argentina

Player ratings: Argentina

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

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South Africa

Player ratings: South Africa

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

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Scotland

Player Ratings: Scotland

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

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France

Player Ratings: France

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

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Player Ratings: New Zealand

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

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Player Ratings: Australia

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

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South Africa

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

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

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South Africa

The players that are 'on trial' in BA

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

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Argentina

Player ratings: Argentina

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

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South Africa

Player ratings: South Africa

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

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New Zealand

Player ratings: New Zealand

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

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Australia

Player ratings: Australia

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

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New Zealand

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

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

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New Zealand

More Bok cracks emerge after Auckland defeat

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

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South Africa

My Bok 'A-Team'

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

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South Africa

Why Willie is the brains in Bok backline

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

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South Africa

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

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

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

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

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Player Ratings: More pressure on Eddie

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

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Australia

Player ratings: Wobbly Wallabies

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

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Player Ratings: Warning signs for Michael Cheika

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

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Player Ratings: One-way traffic

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

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South Africa

Player Ratings: Boks stamp their authority

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

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OPINION

Jake White has his say on Loftus' Rugby Champs opener

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

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South Africa

How Nienaber can win with split squad

OPINION: @king365ed takes a stab at splitting the Springbok squad - much like coach Jacques Nienaber will do this week.

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Sibusiso Nkosi saga: Where to next?

OPINION: It would be a travesty to see one of South Africa's most talented wings fall victim to mental illness writes @rugby365com contributor Angus Opperman.

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South Africa

Why Boks are the real World Cup favourites

OPINION: France and Ireland have garnered plenty of attention when the favourites tag has been thrown around leading up to this year's World Cup, but those teams should be shaking in their boots with the Springboks on their side of the draw.

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Second Phase

Player ratings: Cheetahs

OPINION: @king365ed rates the Cheetahs players after their 25-17 win over the Pumas in the Currie Cup Final in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

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Player ratings: Pumas

OPINION: @king365ed rates the Pumas players after their 17-25 loss to the Cheetahs in the Currie Cup Final in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

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South Africa

The dwindling numbers of Lions in Bok colours

OPINION: Annemie Bester talks about the 'elephant in the room' - why the Lions no longer produce Springboks!

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South Africa

Springbok XV: The discards

OP0INION: @king365ed put on his thinking cap and selected a 'Springbok' team of players who did not make the Rugby Championship training squad!

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Second Phase

Jean Kleyn: Ireland's loss is Springboks' gain?

SPOTLIGHT: If everything goes as planned, Ireland lock Jean Kleyn could switch international allegiance after he was selected to join the Springboks Rugby Championship training squad.

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New Zealand

The tonic Boks need ahead of World Cup

OPINION: The Springboks will likely send an ‘A’ team to New Zealand with a split squad strategy in this year’s Rugby Championship for one very specific reason.

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Second Phase

Bok captaincy: Lining up Kolisi's replacements

OPINION: It seems like the Springboks' management will soon have to start looking at some new captaincy options for this year’s World Cup.

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South Africa

Will the Boks get Stick after Nienaber?

OPINION: The dust had hardly settled on the shock announcement of Jacques Nienaber's impending departure and the focus shifted to his possible successor.

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Why this Pacific competition is a Super flop

OPINION: Hamish Bidwell looks at the reasons for the dramatic decline in interest in Super Rugby Pacific.

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Six Nations: Team of the Tournament

OPINION: Jamie Lyall runs the rule over the stars of the just-completed Six Nations and comes up with his Team of the Tournament.

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Ireland

Player Ratings: The champions

OPINION: A deathly hush around the Aviva Stadium set the tone for an eerily nervous opening for Andy Farrell’s Ireland – who were very much rabbits in the headlights in face of Grand Slam history in Dublin.

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France

Player Ratings: French flair

OPINION: In order to maintain pressure on the undefeated tournament leaders and Grand Slam hopefuls Ireland, France required a bonus-point triumph over Wales.

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Wales

Player Ratings: Punching above their weight

OPINION: It’s been a strange Six Nations for Wales, but Warren Gatland’s side went to Paris off the back of a positive win over Italy. How would they fare against a world-beating French side, off the back of a 50-point win at Twickenham?

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Scotland

Player Ratings: 'A below-par performance'

OPINION: A hat-trick of tries from Blair Kinghorn saw Scotland home despite a below-par performance against Italy at Murrayfield.

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Player Ratings: Dark day at Twickenham

OPINION: This was savage, a brutal record beating as England were blown away by France.

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Player Ratings: Grand slam quest intact

OPINION: In the most consequential Six Nations game of the round, Ireland’s Grand Slam steam train was pitted against a Scotland side that can rightly lay claim to being the best of its generation – and one eager to spoil Andy Farrell and Co’s party.

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Player Ratings: Scottish implosion

OPINION: Scotland were denied a first Triple Crown since 1990 as Ireland continued their quest for a Grand Slam with victory at Murrayfield.

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Player Ratings: Magnifique

OPINION: No matter what the fortunes of either side going into it, England-France in the Six Nations is always a highly anticipated, muscular affair and this contest was no different.

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Player Ratings: Turning point?

OPINION: Warren Gatland’s Wales have been under fire so far this tournament, not favoured to win a wooden spoon battle with Italy.

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England

Player Ratings: That winning feeling

OPINION: Rome witnessed a humdinger of an all-frills Italy-Ireland contest but this Wales-England encounter was no less engrossing in a very different way.

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France

Player Ratings: Bouncing back

OPINION: Although France, last year’s Grand Slam winners, suffered a setback in their previous match against Ireland, they were eager to recover their form.

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Scotland

Player Ratings: Grand Slam dream crushed

OPINION: Scotland’s hopes of a first Six Nations Grand Slam were brought to an end in Paris as France edged a pulsating contest at the Stade de France.

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Wales

Player Ratings: A long way to go

OPINION: It’s not been an easy few weeks for Welsh rugby.

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Ireland

Player Ratings: A wild ride in Rome

OPINION: After a crucial – maybe even tournament-deciding – win against France, a rapidly improving Italy at Stadio Olimpico might have seemed on the face of it more of a ‘banana skin’ game for Andy Farrell’s World No.1s. than a seismic task.

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England

Player ratings: Breaking the Borthwick duck

OPINION: Daniel Gallan rates the England players after their 31-14 win over Italy at Twickenham on Sunday!

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Player Ratings: Invincible

OPINION: The arrival of France in Dublin two years on from their last visit was the perfect moment to stress test the voluminous progress of Ireland under Andy Farrell, going from relatively nowhere to becoming the world’s No. 1 ranked side.

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Player Ratings: Out of gas

OPINION: France is the only team to have won at Landsdown Road during Andy Farrell’s tenure and they came to Dublin in excellent form.

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Player Ratings: Far from pretenders

OPINION: Scotland backed up their Calcutta Cup success with a bonus point 35-7 thumping of a hapless Wales at Murrayfield.

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Player Ratings: More humiliation for Gatland and Co

OPINION: Wales’ first-round performance didn’t go as planned, but Warren Gatland used his strong record against Scotland to his advantage and rang the changes in key positions.

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Scotland

Player ratings: Duhan double seals bonus point

OPINION: Gavin Harper rates the Scotland players after their 29-23 win over England in a Six Nations Round One encounter.

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England

Player ratings: The one that got away

OPINION: Liam Heagney rates the England players after their heartbreaking 23-29 loss to Scotland at Twickenham.

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Wales

Player ratings: Sad reality

OPINION: PA news agency rates the Welsh players after their 10-34 loss to Ireland in Six Nations Round One.

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Ireland

Player ratings: Come in No.1

OPINION: Ian Cameron rates the Irish players after their 34-10 Six Nations Round One win over Wales.

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England

ANALYSIS: The tactic that backfired on England

ANALYSIS: Ben Smith unpacks the tactical error that backfired on England in Steve Borthwick's first Test in charge!

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World Cup 2023: The top six coaches in the hot seat

OPINION: Aside from having quality players, a team also need the right man in charge if they want to be crowned the 2023 World Cup champions.

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World XV: The #2023 World Cup headliners

OPINION: As preparations start for a World Cup year and teams are solely focused on securing the Webb Ellis Cup, @rugby365com looks at those who will continue to shine at the global showpiece.

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Players to watch out for at World Cup 2023

OPINION: The year 2023 is going to be massive for the game. Leezil Hendricks shines the spotlight on some of the biggest stars!

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Japan

VIDEO: Another @fafdeklerk special

WATCH as Springbok World Cup winner Francois de Klerk produces another special play in Japan's League One.

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South Africa

Jan de Koning's Springbok report card

OPINION: The big question, as we approach the end of another year, is: 'How do you measure success?' @king365ed unpacks the Springbok class of 2022!

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VIDEO: Wiese's 'nasty' ruck clear-out in Champions Cup

WATCH as Sale Sharks forward Cobus Wiese produced a dangerous clear-out in his team's Champions Cup Round Three clash against Toulouse.

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Team of the Month - when the stars align

OPINION: The year-end Tests have come and gone, with some interesting and intriguing results. Jan de Koning names his Team of the Month for November!

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VIDEO: Jake White's unique take on stats

WATCH as Bulls Director of Rugby Jake White gives his very unique take on the use of stats!

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South Africa

When Springboks are 'enemies and allies'

WATCH as three World Cup-winning Springboks - Francois de Klerk, Malcolm Marx and Jessie Kriel - get together for an impromptu post-match chat.

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Boks still boring despite Willemse's brilliance

The Springboks crushed England into submission with a demoralising 27-13 win at Twickenham but the manner in which they constructed their win was largely the same for the most part.

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Player Ratings: Silencing the haters

OPINION: The Springboks ended 2022 on a high with an emphatic 27-13 win over England at Twickenham on Saturday.

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VIDEO: Nigel Owens unpacks the ref howlers in Springbok win

WATCH as retired refereeing legend Nigel Owens unpacks some of the refereeing howlers of the past weekend - including why South Africa's controversial try should not have stood.

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England

Player Ratings: Battered and bruised

OPINION: A deja vu scenario, but with quite a damaging outcome for England on this occasion.

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Australia

Player Ratings: The Houdini Act

OPINION: The Wallabies had a point to prove against Wales on Saturday, as they looked to avoid a four-match losing streak to end their season.

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Bob Skinstad has a solution for refereeing chaos

WATCH as World Cup-winning Springbok Bob Skinstad gives his informed opinion about how to solve the chaos that erupted around referees in the game.

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Wales

Player Ratings: Hard times

OPINION: It’s a difficult time to back Wales. Their brilliant win over Argentina feels like a lifetime ago because, as Wayne Pivac says, seven days is a long time in rugby.

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South Africa

Player ratings: New bomb squad has a perfect 10

OPINION: South Africa produced a second-half masterclass to blow Italy away in Genoa on Saturday. Jan de Koning rates the Springbok players!

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VIDEO: The laws that are killing the game

WATCH as we bring you an insightful video that shows six simple changes that could save the game.

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Player Ratings: The late rally

OPINION: Another November Saturday, another intriguing England versus New Zealand collision.

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Ireland

Player ratings: Close shave

OPINION: Daniel Gallan rates the Ireland players after their narrow (13-10) escape against Australia!

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Player Ratings: Discipline crisis

OPINION: After mixed seasons, both England and the All Blacks entered their final Test of 2022 with points to prove.

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Australia

Player ratings: Heartbreak hotel

OPINION: Finn Morton rates the Australian players after their heartbreaking 10-13 loss to Ireland at the weekend!

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Player Ratings: Another horror show

OPINION: It was another hard lesson in cohesiveness handed to the South Africa ‘A’ side at the Ashton Gate on Thursday.

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New Zealand

Player ratings: Avoiding unwanted history

OPINION: Tom Vinicombe rates the New Zealand players after their 31-23 win over Scotland on Sunday.

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Scotland

Player ratings: The big choke

OPINION: Gavin Harper rates the Scotland players after their heartbreaking 23-31 loss to New Zealand.

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South Africa

Player ratings: Le carton rouge

OPINION: France stretched their winning streak to 12 consecutive matches when they edged South Africa 30-26 in a game where both teams lost players with red cards. Jan de Koning rates the Springbok players!

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England

Player Ratings: Bouncing back

OPINION: Eddie Jones’ England tuned up for next weekend’s showdown with the All Blacks with an encouraging seven-try demolition of an out-of sorts Japan to draw a line under last Sunday’s loss to Argentina.

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Wales

Player ratings: Comeback kids

OPINION: Wales put their year-end campaign back on track by beating Argentina 20-13 in an arm-wrestle of a Test match in Cardiff on Saturday. Tom Vinicombe rates the Welsh players!

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Australia

Player Ratings: A nightmare in Florence

OPINION: Another week, another heartbreaking loss for the Wallabies, who were beaten by Italy for the first time ever in Florence on Saturday.

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Kiwi scribe questions Am's World Rugby nomination

OPINION: Once again All Blacks No.8 Ardie Savea has been unequivocally snubbed for the second year in a row after World Rugby announced their four nominees for Player of the Year: Lukhanyo Am, Josh van der Flier, Johnny Sexton and Antoine Dupont.

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Player Ratings: Scrappy but effective

OPINION: A lot of the pre-game chat was around Fiji coach Vern Cotter’s remarks that Ireland would treat the game like a training session and it looked like the opposite was the truth when the Fijians strolled over the try line after just two minutes.

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Players Ratings: Old ugly habits

OPINION: Fiji entered their Saturday fixture with Ireland on the back of a 12-28 loss to Scotland.

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Bok engine in dire need of a 'service'

OPINION: I got a sense of deja vu in the wake of the South African 'A' side's defeat to an under-strength Munster side in Cork on Thursday.

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Jake White: Boks need to 'sharpen their focus'

One of the first things you learn on coaching courses is that there are certain prerequisites you need in a successful team.

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Ben Donaldson's horror show on debut

WATCH as Ben Donaldson makes a horror start to his international career.

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New Zealand

Player Ratings: Top class

OPINION: The All Blacks travelled to Cardiff looking to kick off the European leg of their end-of-year tour on a positive note.

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England

Player Ratings: Bereft of ideas

OPINION: England’s November Test series is being billed as a dress rehearsal for the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

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South Africa

Player Ratings: The one that got away

OPINION: The Springboks will be kicking themselves after they fell to a 16-19 defeat to Ireland in Dublin on Saturday.

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Ireland

Player Ratings: Holding onto No.1 spot

OPINION: Ireland player ratings live from Aviva Stadium: This was a humdinger to warm the Irish hearts. It was four years ago, just after the Springboks were shellacked on their last visit to Dublin, that Rassie Erasmus hatched his grand plan to return home from Munster and gloriously revive the World Cup-winning South Africa.

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Australia

Player Ratings: Heartbreak in Paris

OPINION: The Wallabies took on France in front of a boisterous Stade de France crowd.

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Wales

Player Ratings: Blown away in Cardiff

OPINION: Wales’ autumn campaign began with Wayne Pivac’s side playing a mildly off-colour All Blacks side – but an All Blacks side nonetheless. No matter the form of New Zealand, for Wales to put a score past them is always an uphill climb.

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Scotland

Player Ratings: The flower of Scotland

OPINION: Scotland bounced back from defeat to Australia a week ago to record their first win of this Autumn Nations Series campaign against a stubborn Fiji at Murrayfield.

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OPINION

The real reason behind Wasps' demise

The story of where it all went wrong for Wasps

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Australia

Player Ratings: A winning start

OPINION: The Wallabies got their five-match tour off to an ideal start, as they fought for a tough 16-15 win over Scotland at Murrayfield.

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New Zealand

Player Ratings: A big Tokyo scare

OPINION: The All Blacks travelled to Tokyo to take on Japan in the first match of their Northern tour and were met by a plucky Brave Blossoms side that never gave up.

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Scotland

Player ratings: So near, yet so far

OPINION: Daniel Gallan rates the Scotland players after their 15-16 loss to Australia at Murrayfield on Saturday!

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Second Phase

Neil de Kock looks into his crystal ball

OPINION: Springbok Neil de Kock looks into his crystal ball ahead of the year-end Test between Ireland and South Africa at Lansdowne Road in Dublin.

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Australia

'There's more important things': Rennie responds to ANZAC team proposal

REACTION: Plans for a combined Wallabies-All Blacks 'superteam' to tackle the British & Irish Lions appear to have left Australia coach Dave Rennie somewhat underwhelmed.

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Second Phase

Ireland v South Africa: The last time they met

WATCH what happened the last time Ireland and South Africa met in a Test.

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South Africa

John Smit reveals his pick as Bok flyhalf

WATCH as World Cup-winning former Springbok captain gives his view on the Springbok flyhalf dilemma.

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News

Freek Burger's handy hints for referees

OPINION: Respected and acclaimed former Test referee Freek Burger gives 101 hints that can help match officials deal with the current crisis in the game.

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Second Phase

VIDEO: The Lions' X-factor

WATCH as Lions centre Henco van Wyk shows he is made for international rugby.

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0
Second Phase

The worst try-scoring dive ever?

WATCH as new Bulls recruit Chris Smit knocks himself out while in the process of scoring a try.

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OPINION

Player Ratings: Bittersweet for Boks

OPINION: The Springboks ended their Rugby Championship with a hard-fought 38-21 win over the Los Pumas at Kings Park on Saturday.

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OPINION

Player Ratings: One hand on the Trophy

OPINION: Following a controversial finish in Melbourne, the All Blacks and Wallabies both entered their Eden Park rematch with a point to prove.

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OPINION

Player Ratings: The Slippery slope

OPINION: The Wallabies have fallen to a sizeable loss at Eden Park, suffering a 14-40 defeat at the hands of their arch-rivals, the All Blacks.

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South Africa

Player ratings: Butcherly Boks

OPINION: South Africa stayed alive in the Rugby Championship with a hard-earned 36-20 win over Argentina in Buenos Aires on Saturday.

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Australia

Player ratings: Heartbreak for Wallabies

OPINION: The Wallabies hosted the All Blacks at Docklands Stadium in front of a sell-out Melbourne crowd on Thursday.

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New Zealand

Player Ratings: The great escape

OPINION: It was a true 80-minute encounter in Melbourne on Thursday with the All Blacks claiming a last-minute 39-37 win over the Wallabies.

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Second Phase

VIDEO: Five of the best

WATCH as we bring you five of the best tries from the inaugural United Rugby Championship season.

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South Africa

Player ratings: A great response

OPINION: The Springboks bounced back from their defeat in Adelaide with a morale-boosting 24-8 win over the Wallabies in Sydney.

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OPINION

Player Ratings: Hot and Cold Wallabies

OPINION: The Wallabies hosted South Africa at the newly renovated Allianz Stadium in front of a sell-out crowd.

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Second Phase

The best kept secret: Boks' Plan B

OPINION: @rugby365com contributor @AngyboyJ looks at what went wrong in Adelaide this week - given that the Springbok management is unable or unwilling to provide any answers.

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New Zealand

Player Ratings: Ruthless All Blacks

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0
OPINION

Jake White: 'The pressure will build on Nienaber'

Jake White shared his views on the current state of Test rugby and its effect on Jacques Nienaber ad Ian Foster.

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Second Phase

Fabulously fast: Blitzing the opposition

WATCH as we bring you a collection of the quickest players in the world of rugby scoring some blistering tries!

536d
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South Africa

Player ratings: BlunderBoks go backward

OPINION: Jan de Koning rates the South African players after the Springboks' 17-25 loss to the Wallabies in Adelaide.

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Australia

Player ratings: Pure Aussie gold Down Under

OPINION: Jack O'Rourke rates the Australian players after their impressive 25-17 Rugby Championship Round Three win over South Africa in Adelaide.

537d
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Argentina

Player ratings: Dark days

OPINION: Tom Vinicombe rates the New Zealand players after their shock 18-25 loss to Argentina in a Rugby Championship Round Three match in Christchurch!

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Argentina

Player Ratings: History makers

OPINION: An untidy test match in pristine Christchurch conditions wrapped up with the visiting Argentinians securing their first-ever victory on New Zealand soil, as well as reaffirming their position atop the Rugby Championship leaderboard.

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Second Phase

Nigel Owens' take on Faf's fake yellow card

REACTION: Australian scrumhalf Nic White was very fortunate that celebrated former referee Nigel Owens was not in charge of the Wallabies' win over the Springboks at the weekend.

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South Africa

Bok fans can't see the bigger picture

OPINION: Former Springbok scrumhalf Neil de Kock breaks down the Springboks' selection policy

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South Africa

SA's best players are 'gathering dust' under Nienaber and Erasmus

OPINION: RugbyPass writer Ben Smith questions South Africa's selections ahead of next year's World Cup in France.

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Second Phase

Nothing lost in translation ... English questions, French answers and Afrikaans translations

WATCH as we bring you a unique interview after the South Africa Under-18 'A' team's game against France U18 this weekend.

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South Africa

Classic clashes: Australia v South Africa

WATCH this collection of the greatest moments between two of the game's greatest nations - Australia and South Africa.

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OPINION

Player Ratings: Reality check at Ellis Park

OPINION: The Springboks failed to record back-to-back wins over the All Blacks on Saturday.

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OPINION

Jake White: What happened to the mighty All Blacks?

Former Springbok coach and current Bulls Director of Rugby Jake White shared his views on the All Blacks in a very insightful opinion piece.

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South Africa

PLAYER RATINGS: Mean Green machine

OPINION: Jan de Koning rates the South African players after their 26-10 demolition of New Zealand in Nelspruit on Saturday.

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New Zealand

Player ratings: Sinking ship

OPINION: Tom Vinicombe rates the New Zealand players after their 10-26 loss to South Africa in Nelspruit on Saturday.

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New Zealand

Springbok victory in pictures

WATCH this collection of photographs, capture by Johan Orton, when South Africa dismantle New Zealand in Nelspruit at the weekend.

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Australia

Player Ratings: Wounded but winning

Nick Turnbull rates the Australian players after their win over Argentina in Mendoza.

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Second Phase

July World XV: An Emerald cover

OPINION: The July internationals have come and gone. Ireland, England, Argentina, South Africa and France emerged victorious in their respective series.

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South Africa

The real measure of Boks' depth

OPINION: @rugby365com contributor @AngyboyJ sat down and named three teams as a measure of the Springboks' true depth.

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New Zealand

The man to handle Springboks lineout dismantlers

OPINION: It wasn’t long ago that Samisoni Taukei’aho couldn’t deliver a ball into the lineout to save himself.

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Second Phase

Israel Dagg's quirky recollection of 2010 match-winner against Boks

WATCH as Israel Dagg breaks down his 2010 match-winner for New Zealand against South Africa in Soweto.

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Second Phase

VIDEO: Hier kom die Bokke

WATCH as we bring you a very different build-up to the opening Rugby Championship, South Africa versus New Zealand, in Nelspruit on Saturday.

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South Africa

Jake's million dollar question for Boks

OPINION: World Cup-winning former Springbok coach Jake White gives his honest assessment of the state of South African rugby.

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New Zealand

Another dilemma for All Blacks head coach

OPINION: In taking a mammoth squad of 36 players to South Africa, the All Blacks are perhaps risking leaving some of their men undercooked for the latter stages of the Rugby Championship.

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Ireland

Springboks v Ireland: An all-green rivalry brewing?

OPINION: A look at the growing rivalry between South Africa and fellow green outfit Ireland.

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Second Phase

VIDEO: How Cheslin Kolbe fractured his jaw

WATCH as Springbok flyer Cheslin Kolbe suffers a suspected jaw fracture in South Africa's 30-14 win over Wales in Cape Town at the weekend.

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Second Phase

Will Skelton about his 'BIG' brothers: 'I get bullied when I go home'

WATCH this giant lock that towers over his opponents and he is not even the biggest in his family!

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South Africa

Player ratings: Bomb squad exploded ... again

OPINION: It was not perfect and it was perhaps more of a slog than most pundits would have expected. Jan de Koning rates the South African players.

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OPINION

Player Ratings: Outwit, Outsmart and Outplayed

OPINION: After suffering a first-ever home defeat at the hands of Ireland last weekend, the All Blacks were looking to bounce back at Sky Stadium in the series decider on Saturday.

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OPINION

Player Ratings: More than Irish Luck

OPINION: Ireland made history once again as they toppled the All Blacks in Wellington to claim a series victory in New Zealand for the first time ever.

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OPINION

Player Ratings: Outmuscled

OPINION: Wales failed to build on last weekend’s historic win as they were well beaten by South Africa on Saturday.

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0
OPINION

Player Ratings: Reality Check for Rennie

OPINION: Both England and Australia came into the third and final test of their series with promising performances under their belt.

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OPINION

Player Ratings: England save Eddie's blushes

OPINION: Not many England sides leave the Sydney Cricket Ground victorious, but Courtney Lawes’ 2022 tourists succeeded where Joe Root’s failed thanks to a battling 21-17 series-clinching success.

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OPINION

Player Ratings: Painting Bloem Red

OPINION: Wales levelled the Series with a narrow 13-12 win over the Springboks in Bloemfontein.

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Ireland

Player ratings: A damp squib

OPINION: Sam Smith rates the New Zealand Maori players after their 24-30 loss to Ireland in a wet Wellington on Tuesday!

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Ireland

Player ratings: Irish eyes are smiling

OPINION: Josh Raisey rates the Irish players after their 30-24 win over New Zealand Maori in Wellington on Tuesday!

585d
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South Africa

Jake opens up on Bok boss: 'Jacques Nienaber missed a trick'

OPINION: Bulls Director of Rugby Jake White shared his insight following the Springboks' defeat to Wales in Bloemfontein.

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OPINION

Player Ratings: History Makers

OPINION: History was made in Dunedin as Ireland beat the All Blacks in New Zealand for the first time.

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Australia

Player Ratings: The Farrell show

OPINION: England levelled their series in Australia with a much-improved display that delivered a 25-17 win in Brisbane.

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Australia

Player Ratings: Reality hits Rennie and Wallabies

OPINION: England descended on Brisbane with intent and physicality that had Australia on the backfoot early.

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0
South Africa

Jacques Nienaber's 'A-Team': What does it look like?

OPINION: Now that the 'master plan' - in giving all 42 players game time - backfired spectacularly, Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber is going to revert to his 'A-team' for the decisive third Test against Wales.

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South Africa

Player ratings: Bomb squad saves Bok blushes

OPINION: Jan de Koning rates the South Africa players after their come-from-behind 32-29 win over Wales at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Saturday.

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Australia

Player ratings: Beating the odds

OPINION: Jack O'Rourke rates the Australian players after their 'against all odds' 30-28 win over England in Perth on Saturday.

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Australia

Player ratings: Too little, too late

OPINION: Gavin Harper rates the England players after their 28-30 loss to Australia in Perth on Saturday.

592d
0
Second Phase

Win South Africa v Wales Tickets!

Following a blistering First Test match, we’ve got our hands on some tickets to the Series finale as South Africa takes on Wales in Cape Town on 16 July!

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0
Second Phase

Should South Africa have been awarded THAT match-winning penalty?

WATCH as Nigel Owens, in this week's Whistle Watch, reviews some of the most contentious incidents of the past weekend.

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0
South Africa

Changes the Boks MUST make

OPINION: Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber is unlikely to throw the baby out with the bath water.

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0
Second Phase

VIDEO: Nigel Owens says Stormers were 'very lucky'

WATCH as Nigel Owens dives into the biggest referee decisions across the world, including the Stormers' URC win.

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0
Second Phase

Player ratings: Defence wins trophies

OPINION: The Pumas wrote a new chapter in the Currie Cup history, becoming only the eighth team to win South Africa's most prized domestic trophy.

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0
Second Phase

Player ratings: Stage fright

OPINION: The emotion of the occasion, their first Final in 52 years, got the better of Griquas.

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New Zealand

The real All Black bolters

OPINION: There were some significant omissions from the first All Blacks squad of the year announced on Monday.

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Second Phase

Jake White: The full interview - what he really said

WATCH the entire interview by Bulls Director of Rugby Jake White in the wake of his team's loss to the Stormers in the URC Final.

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Second Phase

VIDEO: Was he the greatest stepper ever?

TRIBUTE: One of the greatest players to wear the No.10 shirt for Wales, as well as the British and Irish Lions, Phil Bennett, has died at the age of 73.

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Second Phase

Overhauling the All Blacks as Ireland & SA loom

OPINION: RugbyPass writer Ben Smith takes a look at how the All Black team can be overhauled ahead of the July series against Ireland and the Rugby Championship encounters with South Africa.

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Second Phase

VIDEO: The song that rocks @THESTORMERS

WATCH as @THESTORMERS break out into song in their dressing room after their impressive 28-17 win over @EdinburghRugby in the  @URCOfficial quarterfinal last weekend.

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Second Phase

Ten years on: Can Stormers avoid another choke?

OPINION: @AngyboyJ looks back, 10 years into the past, to see if there are lessons to be learnt for @THESTORMERS class of 2022?

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0
Second Phase

VIDEO: Loftus explodes in euphoria

WATCH as Loftus Versfeld explodes in euphoria after a sensational match-winning drop-goal!

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0
Second Phase

Old school Kiwi Thugby

WATCH as we bring you this throwback compilation of the gnarliest hits in New Zealand rugby history.

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Second Phase

Have schools lost the plot with 'win at all costs' attitude

OPINION: @rugby365 columnist and two-time World Rugby Junior Championship winner Eugene Eloff shines the spotlight on the skewed priorities of some schools.

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Second Phase

The worst goal-kicking antics

WATCH as we bring you five of the weirdest goal-kicking stances in the game!

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0
OPINION

Kiwi scribe unpacks red-card shortcomings

OPINION: Rugbypass writer Ben Smith delves into the functionality of red cards regarding high tackles and player safety.

638d
17
Second Phase

VIDEO: Springboks on the rampage

WATCH as we bring you 10 of the best tries scored by South Africa this past decade!

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News

VIDEO: This 'loadshedding' commentary will have you in stitches

There was some added drama in the Currie Cup clash between the Pumas and Western Province in Nelspruit on Friday.

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10
Second Phase

This is what #SouthAfrican stadiums are missing!

WATCH as the Lansdowne Road crowd in Dublin shows exactly what is missing from South African stadiums - SPIRIT!

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17
Second Phase

The worrying decline of NZ's teams

OPINION: Hamish Bidwell takes a look at the decline of New Zealand's Super Rugby franchises.

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Second Phase

Fans had enough: New global competitition will not eliminate boredom

OPINION: Hamish Bidwell asks whether a new global rugby competition will be a solution to fan boredom.

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Second Phase

VIDEO: Brutal justice for pitch invader

WATCH as the Eden Park stadium security teach a pitch invader a BRUTAL lesson.

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Second Phase

Siya Kolisi opens up about his future

WATCH as World Cup-winning Springbok captain Siyamthanda Kolisi talks about what the future might hold for him!

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South Africa

How Boks could go from 'average' to 'sensational' in 2022

OPINION: New Zealand-based Ben Smith takes a look at the 2022 Test season and what it holds for South Africa.

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Second Phase

VIDEO: Angry parent manhandles schoolboy rugby player

There were some shocking scenes at a schoolboy rugby match between Northwood High and Kearsney College on Saturday.

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Second Phase

Varsity Cup Final drama: Try, or no try?

WATCH as we bring you a video of the dramatic last moments of the Varsity Cup Final between Tuks and Maties in Stellenbosch on Monday.

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13
Second Phase

Trans-Tasman's latest Super flop

OPINION: Ben Smith takes a look at the latest gimmick in Super Rugby Pacific that flopped!

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Second Phase

Who is knocking on the Bok door?

OPINION: As the Springboks management is hard at work setting up alignment camps, the squad selection like always is a hot topic.

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Second Phase

VIDEO: Crazy penalty against attacking team for 'causing' high tackle

WATCH as seasoned referee Wayne Barnes stirs up  a storm by penalising the attacking team for 'causing' a high tackle against them

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Second Phase

VIDEO: Inside a Springbok alignment camp

WATCH as Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber takes us inside his alignment camps - revealing why they place and what the real value is.

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OPINION

Kiwi view: Why England don't need Rassie

OPINION: The emergency SOS proposal for England to sign Rassie Erasmus as head coach is simply not required. Rugbypass writer Ben Smith reports. 

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0
Second Phase

'We must cancel the Test match, now!'

WATCH the teaser to the much-anticipated documentary about the British and Irish Lions' tour of South Africa last year.

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5
Second Phase

North v South: Predict and win FREE tickets

WIN a set of FREE tickets to the BIG North-South derby, when the Stormers host the Bulls in a rescheduled United Rugby Championship Round 13 match in Cape Town on Saturday.

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5
Second Phase

Classic Kolbe lights up France

WATCH as World Cup-winning Springbok flyer Cheslin Kolbe scores a sizzler for Toulon against Lyon in a Top 14 match at the weekend!

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Second Phase

Tappe Henning: Referee and TMO will get 'remedial work' after Ulster blunder

WATCH as Tappe Henning, the URC head of match officials, reveals what 'remedial' action they will take against match officials for their big blunder in the Stormers' 23-20 win over Ulster this past weekend.

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Second Phase

VIDEO: Owen Farrell returns with classic 'no arm' cheap shot

REACTION: Saracens Director of Rugby Mark McCall may have been 'delighted' with Owen Farrell's performance in his comeback from injury, but a classic 'no arm' cheap shot did not escape the attention of pundits.

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England

RFU: 'Dishonest and insulting to England fans'

OPINION: Former England flyhalf Andy Goode blasted RFU following their latest statement.

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England

Player Ratings: Not good enough

OPINION: Despite a good second-half display, England slipped to a 25-13 defeat against Grand Slam champions France in a pulsating atmosphere at the Stade de France.

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Ireland

Player Ratings: Triple Crown winners

OPINION: A sun-kissed afternoon gave way beery twilight celebrations as Ireland clinched the Triple Crown with a 26-5 bonus point win and then huddled around the TV screens in the ground to watch the title-deciding Six Nations action unfold from Paris.

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Scotland

Player Ratings: All bark and no bite

OPINION: This was a battle of two teams very much on different sides of the Six Nations tracks.

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0
Second Phase

Watch the most sublime 'aria' in full cry

WATCH as Ange Capuozzo sets up Italy's first-ever Six Nations win (22-21) over Wales in Cardiff at the weekend.

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Wales

Player Ratings: Cardiff shocker

OPINION: Finishing a campaign with Italy at home is a strange one. A chance to develop depth, Wayne Pivac rolled in a handful of new selections, hoping to end the Six Nations on a high.

702d
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England

Player ratings: Pure emerald

OPINION: Liam Heagney rates the Ireland players after their 32-15 win over England at Twickenham!

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England

Player ratings: Red mist

OPINION: Paul Smith rates the England players after their 15-32 loss to Ireland at Twickenham!

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France

Player Ratings: Gutsy France

OPINION: France moved within 80 minutes of their first Grand Slam since 2010 thanks to a hard-fought 9-13 win over Wales.

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0
Second Phase

VIDEO: Laugh a little with the Springboks

WATCH as a few Springboks produce a 'bloopers reel' from the recent launch at the Rugby Academy SA.

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Scotland

Player ratings: Bonus for Scotland

OPINION: Gavin Harper rate the Scotland players after their 33-22 Six Nations win over Italy in Rome!

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Second Phase

VIDEO: Munster to get 'traditional' Loftus welcome

WATCH as we bring a glimpse of what awaits Irish province Munster during their first visit to Fort Loftus!

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0
Second Phase

VIDEO: 'That is just Frans Steyn ...'

WATCH as two-time World Cup-winning Springbok Frans Steyn has a light-hearted chat with the referee, before calmly slotting a touchline conversion.

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0
Second Phase

Whistle Watch: Nigel Owens on Italy's 13-player decision!

WATCH Whistle Watch returns after a controversial week in the Six Nations.

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Second Phase

VIDEO: When South Africans go head-to-head in the MLR

WATCH as South African players leave their mark on a game in the United States Major League Rugby.

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Second Phase

VIDEO: The worst fake injuries

WATCH as we bring you a collection of fake injuries - rugby players behaving like soccer clowns.

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OPINION

Why the Boks-All Blacks rivalry transcends the Rugby Champs

South Africa’s involvement with New Zealand and Australia long predates the existence of the Rugby Championship

718d
0
OPINION

Player Ratings: The era of the 'Wonderkid'

OPINION: England inflicted a fifth consecutive Six Nations defeat at Twickenham on fierce rivals Wales thanks to a gritty 23-19 success.

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Ireland

Player Ratings: Too Easy

OPINION: Eight points behind France with an inferior 36-points difference coming into this Six Nations Round Three fixture in Dublin, Ireland knew what they needed to do on Sunday at Aviva Stadium – win and win well.

721d
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OPINION

Player Ratings: What hoodoo?

OPINION: France’s hopes of claiming a first Six Nations title in 12 years and a fourth Grand Slam since 2000 are very much alive following their 36-17 round three win at Murrayfield.

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OPINION

Player Ratings: Murrayfield Misfire

OPINION: Scotland were unable to derail France’s dreams of a Grand Slam as the visitors recorded a bonus-point win at Murrayfield.

722d
0
Second Phase

When will referees end this madness?

SPOTLIGHT: England hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie’s tackle technique has been put under the spotlight.

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0
Second Phase

VIDEO: Big Foot is loose in the MLR

WATCH as the Pretoria-born loose forward Riekert Hattingh goes on the rampage for his Major League Rugby club the Seattle Seawolves.

729d
0
Second Phase

VIDEO: What you did not know about Siya

PLAYER IN FOCUS: The United Rugby Championship and Roc Nation combined to produce a series shining the spotlight on off-field endeavours, telling unique stories.

729d
0
Second Phase

VIDEO: Weekend Currie Cup highlights

WATCH as we bring you the highlights from the weekend's Round Four Currie Cup matches - all the drama!

731d
0
England

Player ratings: One-way traffic

OPINION: Paul Smith rates the England players after their 33-0 Six Nations shut-out of Italy.

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France

Player ratings: Pole position

OPINION: Paul Smith rates the French players after their 30-24 win over Ireland on Saturday!

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France

Player ratings: Butter fingers

OPINION: Liam Heagney rates the Ireland players after their 24-30 loss to France on Saturday!

736d
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Scotland

Player ratings: Masterclass in game management

OPINION: Will Owen rates the Welsh players after their 20-17 Six Nations win over Scotland.

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Scotland

Player ratings: The drought continues

OPINION: Gavin Harper rates the Scottish players after their 17-20 Six Nations loss to Wales.

738d
0
Second Phase

VIDEO: Twenty controversial moments you will never get over

WATCH as we bring you 20 of the most controversial moments in the game - from blatant cheating to just plain daft brain explosions.

738d
0
Japan

VIDEOS: Kriel scores two stunning tries in defeat

WATCH as Springboks utility back Jesse Kriel scored a double in the latest round of Japan Rugby League One action.

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0
OPINION

Player Ratings: Irish dominance

OPINION: Ireland have beaten Wales 29 – 7 in their opening Six Nations match at the Aviva Stadium.

743d
0
OPINION

Player Ratings: History makers

OPINION: Scotland recorded consecutive wins over England for the first time since 1984 as a late Finn Russell penalty ensured they retained the Calcutta Cup at Murrayfield.

743d
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OPINION

Player Ratings: So close

OPINION: Scotland won consecutive Calcutta Cups for the first time since 1984 by claiming a tense 20-17 win at rainy Murrayfield.

743d
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France

Player Ratings: The favourites

OPINION: Six Nations favourites France launched their 2022 campaign with a comfortable 37-10 home win over perennial strugglers Italy.

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OPINION

Player Ratings: Big(gar) problems for Wales

OPINION: Fronted by new skipper Dan Biggar, Wayne Pivac’s men were given the tough task of chasing an away scalp in Dublin to open their Six Nations campaign.

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Second Phase

Living below zero - No problem for a barefooted ThorMeulen

WATCH as World Cup-winning Springbok Duane Vermeulen arrives for a post-match interview barefooted and in shorts ... in sub-zero temperatures.

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Second Phase

VIDEO: Springbok lock's insane skills

WATCH as World Cup-winning Springbok lock Lodewyk de Jager produces a sublime juggling act for his English club Sale Sharks.

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Latest News

VIDEO: The most controversial red cards

Some of the most controversial sending offs have occurred due to players being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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Second Phase

Which Boks made world Top 10?

OPINION: We bring you a list of the top 10 players in the world. Which members of the No.1-ranked South African team made it?

756d
0
News

VIDEO: The Stormers' winning try that 'nobody' saw

WATCH as @rugby365com brings you - with the assistance of contributor @AngyboyJ - the match-winning try by the Stormers that nobody saw.

756d
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Second Phase

VIDEO: Ten most brutal tackles of all time

WATCH as we bring you 10 of the most brutal tackles of all time.

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OPINION

A Goode 2022 preview: Year of Les Bleus

OPINION: RugbyPass columnist and former England flyhalf Andy Goode has a very interesting take on what to expect in 2022.

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0
Second Phase

VIDEO: Special plays that will blow your mind

WATCH as we bring you a collection of very special and skilful plays in the game.

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Second Phase

Legal challenges facing Rugby Union in 2022

OPINION: Rugbypass contributor Jamie Horner looks at the key challenges facing the sport in 2022.

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OPINION

Bok stars set to dominate Japan Rugby League

Super Rugby Pacific is still a month-and-a-half away from kick-off, but footy fans in the Asia-Pacific corner of the globe can get their rugby fix as early as this weekend.

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South Africa

'Blind believers': Boks' No.1 status questioned

OPINION: The Springboks finished the season still holding World Rugby’s No.1 ranking, but were they the best team?

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OPINION

Why France are favourites to win World Cup 2023

OPINION: With the World Cup in two years time, the big question is who are the contenders for the coveted title.

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OPINION

Most memorable moments of 2021

OPINION: The rugby season started with Covid-19 postponement and now it is ending on the same note.

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Second Phase

VIDEO: 'Every forward's worst nightmare'

Kick tennis is a part of rugby that many spectators, and even players, do not necessarily like, but begrudgingly accept that it is part of the modern game.

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Second Phase

Du Preez twins prove their worth

STAT ATTACK: The Springboks have plenty of talent when it comes to versatile forwards and it was on display in the Premiership on Saturday.

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Second Phase

VIDEO: Bryan Habana's 'best try'

The Bulls turned back the clock to revisit "one of the best tries you will ever see".

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News

Green's incredible Premiership stats

STAT ATTACK: Harlequins fullback Tyrone Green is one of the best players in the Premiership at the moment.

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OPINION

ANALYSIS: How rugby has revolutionised

STATS ATTACK:  A look at how rugby has evolved at a remarkably rapid rate.

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Second Phase

VIDEO: Vermeulen learns Ulster slang

Springbok superstar Duane Vermeulen took some time out to learn some Ulster slang.

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Second Phase

SA v NZ: Looking at the depth

OPINION: @rugby365com contributor Angus Opperman looks at the depth of South Africa and New Zealand, with a view to a midweek game between their second-string teams in 2022.

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New Zealand

Worrying comments: All Blacks might be losing the plot

OPINION: RugbyPass writer Ben Smith dissects some worrying comments from the All Blacks' leadership.

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OPINION

Kiwi media weighs in on Foster as All Black coach

OPINION: The major talking point and concern among All Blacks supporters is the man in the driver seat, Ian Foster.

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South Africa

The top Boks of 2021

SPOTLIGHT: It's that time of the year again when we start to reflect on the rugby season.

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Second Phase

Stuart Hogg v Willie le Roux: Who kicks to world's longest spiral?

WATCH as Scotland's Stuart Hogg takes on South African Willie le Roux to find out which of them can make the longest spiral kick!

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Second Phase

Why this Bok made the U23 World XV

OPINION: Alex McLeod takes a look at the brightest young talent on display this year and only one Springbok makes the cut!

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Second Phase

VIDEO: Kok gives Wallaby a crash course in SA lingo

WATCH as Werner Kok took some time out to give his new teammate Ben Tapuai a lesson in South African lingo.

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Second Phase

VIDEO: Name a more freakish natural athlete ...

WATCH as we bring you some of the best moments of former Springbok No.8 Pierre Spies - a freakish athlete if there ever was one!

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Second Phase

VIDEO: When brutal Boks bully the All Blacks

WATCH as we bring you a collection of some of the best hits from past games between South Africa and New Zealand.

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Second Phase

World XV for November

OPINION: The RugbyPass duo of Jamie Lyall and Owain Jones picked a team from the players they thought were the most impressive in November.

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Second Phase

VIDEO: Frik du Preez's funny rugby oration

WATCH as Springbok legend Frik du Preez addresses a crowd and produces some real rugby pearlers.

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Second Phase

WIN Christmas stocking stuffer

COMPETITION TIME: Want to get the ultimate stocking stuffer for someone? Here's your chance.

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Second Phase

There's a new sheriff in town: Welcome to Loftus Gert Smal

WATCH as the Bulls' new Currie Cup coach dishes out his own version of 'justice'.

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OPINION

The impact of Rassie's ban on Springboks

OPINION: Retired Springbok scrumhalf Neil de Kock takes a look at how South African will fair without Director of Rugby Johan 'Rassie' Erasmus.

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Second Phase

Where Springboks rank on All Black list

OPINION: Alex McLeod ranks New Zealand's Tests for 2021 from worst to best. Look where South Africa come in!

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News

VIDEO: When referees school players

WATCH as a couple of referees bring out their best chirps to put seasoned players in their place in the United Rugby Championship at the weekend.

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Second Phase

VIDEO: BlitzBoks involved in bizarre passage of play

WATCH as we bring you a bizarre bit of play in the Blitzboks' clash with Japan at the Dubai Sevens on Friday.

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Second Phase

The big URC enigma: Why the rush to cancel?

OPINION: @king365ed attempts to unpack the head-scratching decision to cancel the weekend's URC Round Six matches, leaving the South African teams in the lurch.

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Second Phase

VIDEO: Willie le Roux roasted

WATCH as retired Springboks Jean de Villiers and Schalk Burger have a bit of fun at the expense of 2019 World Cup winner Willie le Roux.

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Second Phase

VIDEOS: The most bizarre kicks

WATCH as we bring you a couple of bizarre kicks from years gone by - one in Ireland and one in New Zealand.

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South Africa

Ben Smith: Boks are 'very good, not great'

OPINION: Rugbypass writer Ben Smith shares his views on the Springboks' 2021 season.

814d
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OPINION

Tonga's World Cup team under new eligibility laws

OPINION: A look at World Rugby’s refreshed eligibility laws impact on tier two nations.

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Second Phase

VIDEO: 'Evidence' of World Rugby's big blunder

WATCH as we bring you 'evidence' of why World Rugby made a massive blunder in not nominating Eben Etzebeth for the Player of the Year award.

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OPINION

Player Ratings: So close

OPINION: Leezil Hendricks rates the South African players after their loss to England on Saturday! 

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OPINION

Player Ratings: Sweet Revenge

OPINION: This was a November heavyweight clash that lived up to his box office billing, the outcome going right down to the wire before the 80th minute Marcus Smith penalty edged England to their gripping 27-26 November  Series victory.

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Ireland

Player ratings: One-horse race

OPINION: Liam Heagney rates the Ireland players after their 53-7 rout of Argentina in Dublin on Sundsay.

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OPINION

Player Ratings: Fall of the empire

OPINION: The All Blacks have finished their 2021 international season with another loss, going down to France 40-25 at Stade de France in Paris. It was also their second loss in as many Tests after going down to Ireland last weekend.

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OPINION

Player Ratings: Leaving it late

OPINION: Will Owen rates the Wales players after their narrow 29-28 win over Australia on Saturday.

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Scotland

Player ratings: Hung on grimly

OPINION: Gavin Harper rates the Scottish players after their hard-earned win over Japan at Murrayfield on Saturday.

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South Africa

Why World Rugby was wrong to snub Kolisi

ANALYSIS: RugbyPass writer Ben Smith looks at why Siya Kolisi should have been on the shortlist for World Rugby's Player of the Year.

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OPINION

Player Ratings: Pure Dublin ecstasy

OPINION: This has quickly become the norm and not the elusive scalp for Ireland as they defeated the All Blacks for the third time in five meetings.

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Second Phase

VIDEO: Boks' water boy back in full cry

WATCH as South Africa's Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus returns to his 'water boy' duties for the Springboks.

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OPINION

Player Ratings: Fortunate

OPINION: Wayne Pivac’s men faced the ignominy of dropping out of the top 10 in World Rugby’s ranking if they lost to Fiji.

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Second Phase

Going old school: This is hardcore

WATCH as we bring you a glance at what rugby was like in the amateur days, before the over-regulated professional era.

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Second Phase

Eben edges Siya in Bok popularity poll

SPOTLIGHT: Ever wondered who is the most popular Springbok? It certainly is not the captain Siyamthanda Kolisi - although he runs a close second.

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Second Phase

The true value of experience

OPINION: @rugby365com contributor Angus Opperman unpacks the latest selection debate swirling around the Springbok team.

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Second Phase

VIDEO: Plonker Jonker at it again ...

WATCH as our infamous TMO Marius Jonker gets another call badly wrong.

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Australia

Player ratings: The bitter taste of defeat

OPINION: The Wallabies entered their match with Scotland sitting on five straight victories and there would have been plenty of confidence Australia could arrest their two-match losing streak against the home side.

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South Africa

Player ratings: Leaving it late

OPINION: South African finally broke their Cardiff drought, but they left it rather late - sealing the 23-18 win with an Elton Jantjies penalty in the last minutes.

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Wales

Player ratings: So near, yet so far

OPINION: Ian Cameron rates the Welsh players after their 18-23 loss to South Africa in Cardiff on Saturday.

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Scotland

Player Ratings: Gritty Scots

OPINION: Scotland maintained their winning run with a hard-fought win over Australia at Murrayfield.

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South Africa

Willie le Roux: Proving people wrong

WATCH as Springbok legends Jean de Villiers and Schalk Burger chat to World Cup-winning Bok Willie le Roux about his remarkable career.

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South Africa

The real message Jantjies' selection sends

OPINION: Retired Springbok scrumhalf Neil de Kock takes a look at the reasons for the changes to the South African backline against Wales.

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OPINION

Player Ratings: Back on top

OPINION: There is something old school about getting up early on a spring morning, grabbing a coffee and watching a packed stadium of rabid Europeans finding joy backing their team in taking on the All Blacks.

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OPINION

Player Ratings: Mission impossible

OPINION: Depleted Wales faced a Herculean task as they tackled New Zealand in their Nations Series opener at a sold-out Principality Stadium.

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OPINION

Player Ratings: The Steyn show

OPINION: Scotland’s opening match of the 2021  Nations Series saw a rare joint captaincy of the team shared by Ali Price and Jamie Ritchie.

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Second Phase

VIDEO: World Cup's best Trick & Treat moments

WATCH as we bring you some of the best trickery from World Cup tournaments down the years!

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South Africa

The 'hard done by' Bok cases

OPINION: It was a bit disappointing to see some of South Africa's top performers at franchise level miss out on Springbok selection for the end-of-year tour.

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New Zealand

Rugby's rich list: Pollard still No.1

SPOTLIGHT: An All Black star and a World Cup-winning Springbok jointly top an updated list of rugby’s highest-played players.

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South Africa

Why Nienaber should give No.10 jersey to Elton Jantjies

OPINION: Retired Springbok scrumhalf Neil de Kock takes a look at South Africa's backline options for the upcoming end-of-year tour.

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Second Phase

Madness and mayhem ...

WATCH as we bring you some absolute madness and mayhem from the game we all love...

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New Zealand

Player Ratings: Rampant All Blacks

OPINION: As we know the US of A is big on fanfare and entertainment and the prematch theatre got us in an expectant mood for a huge game.

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OPINION

Player Ratings: Winning is a habit

OPINION: The Wallabies opened their northern tour account with a 32–23 victory of Japan at the Showa Denko Dome in Oita.

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France

VIDEO: Reinach goes full beast mode against Racing 92

Springbok scrumhalf Cobus Reinach scored a superb try in Monpellier's 32-21 win over Racing 92 on Saturday.

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OPINION

Player Ratings: A brave fight

OPINION: They showed plenty of promise, but Japan eventually fell short against the Wallabies in a 23-32 defeat in their first end-of-year test in Oita.

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Second Phase

VIDEO: Victor Matfield's tales from his amazing rugby journey

WATCH as Springbok legend Victor Matfield reflects on his amazing rugby journey.

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OPINION

How to keep water carriers in check

OPINION: Rugbypass columnist Paul Smith puts a spotlight on the role of the water carrier.

852d
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Second Phase

I'm not concussed, I'm just hung over

WATCH one of the funniest comebacks, after a referee suggested to a player that he may be concussed.

852d
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Second Phase

Practice the game's ethos: Respect

OPINION: @rugby365com guest columnist Ethienne Reynecke reminds us all of the ethos of the game: Respect!

853d
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Second Phase

'Hiya': When your daughter steals the show

WATCH as Ulster hooker Rob Herring gets 'outplayed' by his daughter during a media interview.

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Second Phase

VIDEO: What the Bulls get up to on their day off

WATCH as the Bulls show us what they get up to when they are away from the rigours of rugby.

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OPINION

Player Ratings: Four in a row

OPINION: The Wallabies machine marches on defeating Los Pumas 32-17 at Cbus Stadium on Queensland’s Gold Coast in their final performance of this year's Rugby Championship.

867d
0
Second Phase

Is it time for a Rassie video again?

WATCH as we bring you a video that shows how 21 of the points New Zealand scored in their 29-31 loss to South Africa was directly from mistakes the officiating team made.

868d
0
Second Phase

Whistle Watch: Why this wasn't a Red Card!

WATCH as retired referee Nigel Owens reviews all the key decisions in this past weekend's Rugby Championship fixtures.

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New Zealand

SnailBoks on a slippery slope

OPINION: Columnist Ben Smith explains why he feels the Springboks aren't running with the All Blacks anymore.

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0
Second Phase

VIDEO: Brain dead Bok game plan

WATCH as we bring six minutes of the worst decision-making you will see from a Springbok team.

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OPINION

Springboks at a crossroads

OPINION: @rugby365com contributor Angus Opperman takes a look at a few concerns South Africa is facing.

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Second Phase

The South African that fixed the Wallaby scrum

OPINION: Retired Springbok scrumhalf Neil de Kock takes a look at the reasons for Australia's ability to go toe-to-toe with South Africa in the set pieces.

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New Zealand

Some sage advice from Kiwis to Boks

SPOTLIGHT: The gentleman from New Zealand's Aotearoa Rugby Pod has some sage advice to the Springboks.

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New Zealand

Will the 'real' Springboks please stand up?

OPINION: Ben Smith questions the Springboks' right to call themselves 'equals' or even 'worthy challengers' to the All Blacks' No.1 ranking.

881d
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Australia

Player ratings: Pure gold

OPINION: Australia made it back-to-back wins over South Africa with a bonus-point victory in Brisbane. Tom Raine rates the Wallaby players.

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Australia

Player ratings: Fading fast

OPINION: It was, by some distance, South Africa's worst performance under the current coaching set-up.

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Second Phase

The Boks' big Brisbane conundrum

OPINION: Retired Springbok scrumhalf Neil de Kock looks ahead to the Round Four Rugby Championship showdown between Australia and South Africa.

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New Zealand

Player Ratings: Flawless All Blacks

OPINION: The All Blacks were missing a slew of senior players and that could have made the round 3 match of the Rugby Championship against Argentina challenging.

887d
0
Second Phase

Player Ratings: Playing second fiddle

OPINION: Yet again the Sharks had to settle for second-best during the Currie Cup final.

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0
News

Player Ratings: South Africa's best

OPINION: The Bulls showed why they are South Africa's best team after they won the Currie Cup title for a second time this year.

888d
0
Second Phase

VIDEO: What is the Boks' kicking alternative?

WATCH as Robbi Kempson and Swys de Bruin unpacks South Africa's kicking problems in their 26-28 Rugby Championship loss to Australia at the weekend.

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Australia

Where Boks can target Wallabies

OPINION: Retired Springbok scrumhalf Neil de Kock looks ahead to the Rugby Championship showdown between Australia and South Africa.

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Australia

Player Ratings: Embarrassment in Perth

OPINION: The Wallabies have failed to defeat the All Blacks in 2021 after going down 21-38 at Optus Stadium, Perth in the final instalment of the Bledisloe Cup this season.

897d
0
New Zealand

Player Ratings: The rise of the other Ioane

OPINION: What a sense of occasion an amazing venue and a big crowd can bring!

897d
0
South Africa

Why teams struggle against Boks' kicking game

OPINION: Retired Springbok scrumhalf Neil de Kock looks at how the Springboks' kicking game neutralises their opponents' attacking game.

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0
Second Phase

REVEALED: How Boks are living in lockdown

WATCH as Springboks coach Jacques Nienaber explains how lockdown works at their hotel in Queensland.

902d
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Second Phase

VIDEO: The #BIG Warren Whiteley Farewell

WATCH as former Springbok captain Warren Whitely bids an emotional farewell to Ellis Park.

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Australia

It's the Wallabies the Boks should be worried about

OPINION: Retired Springbok scrumhalf Neil de Kock said there is one team in world rugby who are well-suited to unlock the Springboks' defence.

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Second Phase

The Willie le Roux magic that created an amazing try

WATCH as we unpack the amazing Makazole Mapimpi try in South Africa's 29-10 win over Argentina at the weekend.

907d
0
Second Phase

VIDEO: Bulls' new bulldozer

WATCH as we bring you five of the most famous moments from new Bulls recruit Ruan Combrinck.

907d
0
OPINION

Player Ratings: The brutal Boks

OPINION: It was not memorable, but it was another effective performance from South Africa.

907d
0
Second Phase

Why Kiwis are dismissing the Boks as a threat

OPINION: Dismissing South Africa as a credible threat appears to have become a favourite pastime in Aotearoa.

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Second Phase

Boks' lead cut; Wallabies drop further

WORLD RANKINGS NEWS: Australia is now the lowest-ranked of the four teams in the Rugby Championship.

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Second Phase

Gee WP 'n Roos

WATCH as the new sensation Evan Roos charges his way to the tryline for Western Province against the Lions in a Currie Cup match.

913d
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Argentina

Player ratings: Outclassed

OPINION: Argentina arrived full of hope and bravado, but in the end, they were simply outclassed by South Africa. Jan de Koning rates the Los Pumas players.

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0
South Africa

Player ratings: Still champions

OPINION: South Africa showed why they remain the world's top-ranked team, beating Argentina 32-12. Jan de Koning rates the Springbok players.

918d
0
Second Phase

VIDEO: When size doesn't matter

WATCH as we bring you a wonderful blast from the past - some of the best moments from the 2019 World Cup.

918d
0
OPINION

Team of the Lions Series: Springbok dominance

OPINION: With a British & Irish Lions series that went down to the wire, the business of picking a composite team was always going to be a tough ask.

918d
0
Second Phase

Why Boks will remain No.1

SPOTLIGHT: South Africa will remain the top-ranked side in the world, even if they are well beaten by Argentina at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium this weekend.

921d
0
Second Phase

Life after Gatland: Who is next?

SPOTLIGHT: RugbyPass columnist Paul Smith takes a look at possible candidates to replace Warren Gatland as B&I Lions coach for the 2025 trip to Australia.

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0
Australia

Player ratings: The run continues

OPINION: Test rugby returned to Eden Park for the first time in 2021 when the All Blacks hosted the Wallabies in the opening Bledisloe Cup game of the season.

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Second Phase

VIDEO: SA v B&I Lions - brutal but awesome!

WATCH 10 minutes of AWESOME highlights from South Africa's 2-1 series win over the British and Iri8sh Lions.

924d
0
Second Phase

Whistle Watch: Did the ball travel FORWARD?

WATCH as Nigel Owens unpacks the key and some contentious moments in the third and final Test between South Africa and the British and Irish Lions.

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OPINION

Lions series: A big lesson to officials

OPINION: “The biggest match outside the World Cup final” was how Nigel Owens described third test between South Africa and the British and Irish Lions.

925d
0
South Africa

Springboks' Superiority: Fact or illusion?

SPOTLIGHT: Rugbypass writer Ben Smith dissects the Springboks' status following the series win over British and Irish Lions.

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0
Second Phase

VIDEO: The perfect ending

WATCH as the Springboks erupt into joyous celebrations after the full-time hooter had sounded at the Cape Town Stadium at the weekend.

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0
Second Phase

Ref watch: Nigel Owens tackles the first Test

WATCH as retired referee Nigel Owens takes a look at some of the contentious decisions in the first Test between South Africa and the British and Irish Lions.

927d
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OPINION

Player Ratings: Back down to earth

OPINION: After a heated and very public discord during the week, it could be argued that this second Test hype exceeded the first for pre-match hype, but again it was an ugly affair.

928d
0
OPINION

Player Ratings: Springboks' Redemption

OPINION: The Springboks rebounded in impressive fashion at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday, beating the British & Irish Lions 27-9 to draw level in the Lions Series.

928d
0
Second Phase

Is this the Kyle Sinckler bite?

WATCH as British and Irish Lions prop Kyle Sinckler appears to sink his teeth into the arm of South African lock Franco Mostert.

931d
0
South Africa

How B&I Lions exploited Springboks' biggest weakness

OPINION: Rugbypass writer Ben Smith dissects Springboks' 17-22 defeat to British and Irish Lions in the opening Test match on Saturday.

933d
0
OPINION

Has SA Rugby tempted fate?

OPINION: The game is the ultimate humbler.

933d
0
South Africa

A Goode view on RassieGate: Most of it is true

OPINION: RugbyPass columnist and former England flyhalf Andy Goode has an interesting take on the RassieGate saga.

934d
0
South Africa

Player ratings: British and Irish Lions roar

OPINION: It was a tense Test match that delivered on physicality, but failed in the spectacle department. Ian Cameron rates the British and Irish players.

935d
0
South Africa

Player ratings: Champions no more

OPINION: South Africa failed to maintain the first-half intensity and got blown away by the British and Irish Lions in the first Test in Cape Town on Saturday.

935d
0
Second Phase

Blast from the past: Do you remember the greatness?

WATCH as we look back to the second Test from the 2009 series between South Africa and the British and Irish Lions - regarded as one of the most brutal matches ever.

939d
0
Second Phase

Highlights: South Africa v B&I Lions - First Test

WATCH as we recap all the drama from the opening contest in the three-Test series between South Africa and the British and Irish Lions in Cape Town at the weekend.

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South Africa

Player Ratings: Outclassed

OPINION: The Stormers put up a good fight in the opening 25 minutes of their game against the British and Irish Lions before the difference in class began to show.

941d
0
Second Phase

VIDEO: The drama of 2009 B&I Lions series opener

WATCH as we recap the first Test of the 2009 British and Irish Lions tour - a dramatic series opener.

946d
0
Second Phase

Springboks: Van toeka tot nou

WATCH as we bring you some tasty titbits ahead of the three-Test series between South Africa and the British and Irish Lions.

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0
OPINION

Player Ratings: Two steps back

OPINION: The Wallabies came agonisingly close to securing a series-clinching victory against the French at AAMI Stadium in Melbourne, however were narrowly defeated 26-28 in an enthralling encounter.

949d
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OPINION

Players Ratings: Costly mistake

OPINION: For the Sharks, it was a chance to right the wrongs in what was the second encounter against the British and Irish Lions.

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OPINION

Player Ratings: Rattled in the Kraal

OPINION: The withdrawal of Finn Russell and Maro Itoje just 90 minutes before kick-off may have rattled the British and Irish Lions.

952d
0
New Zealand

Player Ratings: Untidy performance

OPINION: The All Blacks survived a big scare from Fiji as they scored 26 unanswered points in the final quarter of an hour to secure a 57-23 win.

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0
Second Phase

VIDEO: Kwagga's new role with the Boks

WATCH as the spotlight is shone on Albertus Smith, who played at No.8 for the Springboks against Georgia.

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0
British & Irish Lions

Player ratings: Men against boys

OPINION: Ian Cameron rates the British and Irish player after their 54-7 rout of the Sharks at Ellis Park on Wednesday.

954d
0
South Africa

Player ratings: Schooled by men in red

OPINION: The Sharks would have learned one very valuable lesson - they are way off the pace they need to be if they hope to compete internationally.

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0
South Africa

Player ratings: Mauled at the den

OPINION: The Johannesburg-based Lions were outclassed from start to finish in an entertaining game that saw the British and Irish Lions run riot.

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0
Second Phase

Player ratings: In cruise mode

OPINION: Ian Cameron rates the British and Irish Lions after their 56-14 mauling of the Johannesburg-based Lions.

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0
Second Phase

VIDEO: Cheslin Kolbe on his epic 50-metre drop-goal

WATCH Springbok superstar Cheslin Kolbe talks about his epic drop-goal in the Top 14 final for Toulouse against La Rochelle.

957d
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Ireland

Player ratings: Sweet revenge

OPINION: Ireland got back to action 15 weeks after they finished the Six Nations with a resounding flourish. Liam Heagney rates the Irish players!

959d
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Georgia

Player Ratings: Rusty Boks

OPINION: After a 20-month absence from the international game, the Springboks were a bit rusty in their 40-9 win over Georgia.

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0
Second Phase

VIDEO: Fourie du Preez - the man, the myth, the legend

WATCH as three legends of the game - Fourie du Preez, Schalk Burger and Jean de Villiers exchange some tall tales and good laughs.

961d
0
British & Irish Lions

Officials 'lack a hard edge'

OPINION: Rugbypass contributor Paul Smith takes a closer look at the officiating during the British and Irish Lions win over Johannesburg-based Lions on Saturday.

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0
Second Phase

Boks' special welcome: 'Yes, ma se kinders'

WATCH as the Springbok players extend a special welcome top the British and Irish Lions - in several of the country's 11 languages.

964d
0
Second Phase

Player ratings: Counting the cost of a win

OPINION: Ian Cameron rates the British and Irish Lions players after their 28-10 win over Japan in Edinburgh.

964d
0
Second Phase

VIDEO: Beating the B&I Lions

WATCH as we bring you the ultimate trailer ahead of the three-Test series between South Africa and the British and Irish Lions.

967d
0
Second Phase

'I’m fortunate I can still play rugby'

WATCH as Springbok star and World Rugby Player of the Year 2019 opens up about the horror injury that almost ended his career.

971d
0
South Africa

Big update on injured Boks

SPOTLIGHT: There was some good news for Bok fans on Wednesday.

972d
0
New Zealand

All Blacks squad: The winners and losers

OPINION: The first All Blacks squad of the year has been named for next month’s Test series against Tonga and Fiji, and there is no shortage of talking points about the side.

973d
0
South Africa

VIDEO: The greatest South African rugby side of all time

We were lucky enough to speak to Springbok rugby legends Pierre Spies and John Smit as they recalled their memories of the 2009 British and Irish Lions series.

973d
0
South Africa

VIDEO: Gatland's opening speech to 2021 B&I Lions squad

WATCH was Warren Gatland delivers his opening speech to the 2021 British and Irish Lions squad ahead of their tour to South Africa.

981d
0
Second Phase

Premiership semifinal a sneak preview of brutality expected in B&I Lions series

OPINION: @king365ed gives you a sneak preview of just how brutal the Tests series between the Springboks and the British and Irish Lions could be.

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WATCH the footage that emerged of the now infamous training ground punch-up between two Welsh players.

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Bok coach's second row conundrum

SPOTLIGHT: As Jacques Nienaber gets ready to name his Springbok squad on Saturday, several positions will be under the spotlight.

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Pieter-Steph reveals his 'fab five'

WATCH as 2019 World Rugby Player of the year Pieter-Steph du Toit names his favourite players from around the globe.

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VIDEO: Springbok's unique farewell sets Internet ablaze

WATCH as Springbok loose forward Uzair Cassiem set the Internet ablaze with his unique farewell message to Welsh region Scarlets.

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Which version of Richie Mo'unga will arrive at the All Blacks?

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OPINION

How to restore Super Rugby to its glory days

CROSSING THE BORDER: When it was confirmed that two Pacific Island franchises will enter Super Rugby next year, it seemed the fledgling competition had turned a corner.

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VIDEO: Why 2009 B&I Lions tour was so ferociously physical

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VIDEO: Is this the luckiest try ever?

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VIDEO: Bok pocket rocket in race for Euro gong

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VIDEO: Analysing Pieter-Steph du Toit

WATCH as we bring you an analysis of the World Rugby Player of the Year Pieter-Steph du Toit.

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Stormers rock the Rainbow Cup

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VIDEO: Why The Lions Tour of South Africa is so brutal

WATCH as we bring you Episode Two of the #SpiritofRugby series with unique stories of the iconic British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa in 1997.

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Stormers: Clueless or just growing pains?

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VIDEO: Rugby for dummies - the laws explained

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Kolbe makes internationals look like amateurs

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Boks @ No.1: It is just an illusion

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Pranking a Springbok captain

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Rainbow Cup alternative: Springbok Tri-series

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Eben Etzebeth v Jim Hamilton: Their famous fight

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The cash-flush World XV

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VIDEO: Bulls ready to unleash new recruit

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VIDEO: Mouthguards key to World Rugby's concussion drive

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VIDEOS: Two bans and one 'no action', but which was worse?

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Player ratings: Heartbreak hotel

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Player ratings: How the mighty has fallen

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'Neanderthal rugby straight out of the 1950s'

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Was Maro Itoje's late winner legal?

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England

The two crucial calls that benefitted England

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Ireland

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OPINION: The pace and brutality of the game were right up there in what was a bitterly close contest between two desperate sides. Ian Cameron rates the Irish players.

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OPINION: Scotland’s winless run against Ireland extended to six matches as the visitors recorded a 27 – 24 win Gavin Harper rates the Scottish players.

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