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New Zealand

Ioane's rocky path from wing to centre stage

OPINION: At just 20-years-old he turned the rugby world upside down in 2017 as an electric wing has always held the ambition to become a centre, where he played as a schoolboy at Auckland Grammar and in 2014 with New Zealand Schools.

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How Super Rugby's value continues to plummet

OPINION: The Pro14 has become the latest domestic club competition acquired in part by private equity firm CVC, agreeing in principle to sell a 27 percent stake in a similar deal to the one struck with Premiership Rugby.

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Second Phase

Euro Team of the Week: Round One

OPINION: The European Champions Cup returned this weekend to wake the Northern Hemisphere from its post-World Cup blues, and we have compiled our XV of the week from an entertaining opening round.

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The Rugby Pod: Sarries saga

SPOTLIGHT: The Rugby Pod give their reaction to the news that Saracens will not appeal the 35 point deduction that they were given in light of breaching salary cap regulations.

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Why Saracens won't retain the Champions Cup

OPINION: Don’t count Saracens out but this could be Clermont or Leinster’s year for Champions Cup glory. Rugbypass pundit Andy Goode reports. 

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Second Phase

Readers' choice: Vote now!

Here is your chance to have your say. Vote now for your South African Team of the Week.

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Readers' Team of the Week

OPINION: Here it is, your chance to have your say and name your South African Team of the Week.

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VOTE NOW: SA Team of the Week

READERS' CHOICE: You asked for it and here it is: Your chance to have a say!

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News

Vote now: SA Team of the Week

READERS’ CHOICE: You asked for it and here it is: Your chance to have a say!

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Second Phase

How the Springboks broke the mould

OPINION: South Africa is a groundbreaking team for many reasons. Ben Smith puts their World Cup win under the spotl;ight.

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New Zealand

Why NZ will struggle to produce a World Cup-winning side in 2023

OPINION: The All Blacks are no longer World Cup holders after eight long years of dominance, both at the tournament and in between it with a 10-year run as the world’s number one side.

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World Cup bouquets and brickbats

OPINION: The Springboks are about to embark on a five-day trophy tour - a celebration of their momentous win in Japan.

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Sarries salary saga bigger than bloodgate

OPINION: Andy Goode takes a look at the fall-out from the Saracens salary-cap saga and suggests it is the biggest controvery to hit the Premiership.

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World Cup 2019: Team of the Tournament

OPINION: The 2019 World Cup is over and now it is time to see who got selected in rugby365's Team of the Tournament.

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Podcast: Take a bow Siya and Rassie

LISTEN as @King365ed and @LoffieEloff pay tribute to @rugbyworldcup-winning @Springboks captain #SiyaKolisi and coach Rassie Erasmus.

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What's it like facing the Haka?

WATCH as James Haskell, John Smit and Mike Tindall chat about facing the Haka.

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England

Player ratings: Glorious Green and Gold

OPINION: South Africa overpowered England 32-12 with a brutally effective forward display to win their third World Cup in Yokohama on Saturday.

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England

Player ratings: Outclassed

OPINION: Despite owning the tag of favourites coming into the game, there was nothing England could do to stop the power and precision of South Africa in Yokohama.

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New Zealand

Player ratings: The fizz is gone

OPINION:  Wales lacked the fizz to match New Zealand in the match that no-one wanted.

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New Zealand

Player ratings: Easy-on-the-eye

OPINION: It was the match that nobody wanted to play and nobody was too interested in the result.

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OPINION

The World's most boring match

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: It was a mixed bag last weekend for the rugby world, as the unbridled intensity of England’s win over the All Blacks in the World Cup semi-final fizzled into the tedium of a kicking battle 24 hours later in South Africa’s win over Wales.

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Podcast: The coup de grâce

LISTEN as @King365ed and @LoffieEloff welcome former @Springboks flyhalf @APetoors10 - the trio unpacking the @rugbyworldcup Final.

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South Africa

Player Ratings: World Cup hoodoo

OPINION: It was as unrelentingly physical and kick-dominated as we knew it would be.

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England

Player Ratings: Dethroned

OPINION: It was the match many were billing as the ‘true final’ and it certainly didn’t disappoint.

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England

Player Ratings: A Class Act

OPINION: England booked the fourth World Cup final in their history on Saturday in Yokohama, as they beat reigning champions New Zealand, 19-7, in the semi-final.

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Podcast: Then there were four

Listen as @King365ed and @LoffieEloff unpack all the drama around the @rugbyworldcup semifinals.

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South Africa

Player Ratings: The Green Machine

OPINION: The Springboks' pack performed like a well-oiled machine against Japan and it laid the foundation for their 26-3 quarterfinal win.

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Wales

Player Ratings: Wainwright the star of the show

OPINION: Throughout this tournament, Wales have backed their defence against broken field brilliance but this felt like a defensive effort too far.

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France

Player Ratings: 'Unforgivably stupid'

OPINION: A game defined by Sebastien Vahaamahina’s inexplicable elbow to Wales’ Aaron Wainwright.

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Ireland

Player ratings: Stuck in the starting stall

OPINION: So, Ireland’s glass ceiling remains unbroken.

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England

Player Ratings: Farrell the General

OPINION: England extended their winning streak over Australia to seven games on Saturday, as the age-old rivals met in Oita and England booked their place in the Rugby World Cup semifinals.

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Ireland

Player ratings: Simply sensational

OPINION: New Zealand has disposed of Ireland 46-14 to get their World Cup play-off campaign off to a successful start.

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Australia

Player Ratings: Outgunned Wallabies

OPINION: The scoreboard doesn’t do justice to this Australia performance, with two England tries against the run of play doing a disservice to the Wallabies on-field performance.

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New Zealand

How All Blacks can combat rush defence

OPINION:  There is very little to change when it comes to the All Blacks gameplan, however, how they counter the rush defence is an area which certainly needs a little bit more attention. 

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PODCAST: It is showtime

LISTEN as @King365ed is joined in studio by @LoffieEloff - with the @rugby365com team unpacking the @rugbyworldcup quarterfinals.

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Japan

Player ratings: Outplayed

OPINION: It would be churlish to judge Scotland too harshly after another titanic chapter in Japanese rugby history.

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Wales

Player ratings: Hard work

OPINION: Wales secured their spot at the top of the pool with a bonus-point victory, although they made hard work of it during an error-riddled 80 minutes.

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Ireland

Player ratings: Mission accomplished

OPINION: It was 'mission accomplished' by Ireland - a convincing seven-try, 47-5 win over Samoa in Fukuoka.

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Australia

Player ratings: Moment of magic

OPINION: Australia will celebrate the win, but also acknowledge it was a less than satisfactory performance.

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Argentina

WORLD CUP POWER RANKINGS: Week Three's movers

OPINION: The pool stages of the 2019 World Cup are beginning to wrap up and there has been further movement in the power rankings from week two, as a number of sides have now concluded their group stage campaigns.

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Wales

Player Ratings: The Path of survival

OPINION: Despite being given a real scare by Fiji in the opening 15 minutes of both halves, Wales were able to record a 29-17 victory over the Islanders in Oita and keep control of Pool D.

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Scotland

Player Ratings: Scotland make a big statement

OPINION: Despite the mass changes, it was an excellent and convincing performance by Scotland.

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South Africa

Player Ratings: The Snyman and Reinach show

OPINION: South Africa made a big statement during their 66-7 win over Canada.

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Podcast: How to strengthen Bok team

LISTEN as @King365ed and @LoffieEloff look at which players might improve the @Springboks in the @rugbyworldcup quarterfinals.

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Namibia

Player Ratings: Ruthless

OPINION: It was back up to Tokyo for the All Blacks, for their second-ever match against Namibia.

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England

Player Ratings: England's first real test

OPINION: In the first real test of England’s Rugby World Cup campaign, they looked professional against Argentina in racking up a bonus-point win and a 39-10 scoreline, even if it could have been an even larger margin.

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Australia

Player Ratings: Mixed bag from Australia

OPINION: Australia got back to winning ways when they beat Uruguay 45-10 in their World Cup match on Saturday.

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Ireland

Player Ratings: Ireland far from impressive

OPINION: Ireland just about bagged a bonus-point win against Russia, but it was the performance the under-pressure side needed.

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South Africa

Player Ratings: Boks still far from finished product

OPINION: The Springboks overcame a big hurdle on their way to qualification for the play-offs at this year's World Cup when they beat Italy 49-3 on Friday.

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World Cup power rankings: Movers and shakers

OPINION: The 2019 World Cup is about to enter its third week and there has been some substantial movement in the latest power rankings by Alex Shaw.

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New Zealand

Player ratings: Whitewash

OPINION: Tom Vinicombe rates the All Black players after their 63-0 demolition of Canada.

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Scotland

Player ratings: Back on track

OPINION: Scotland picked up their first win of the World Cup, a 34-0 defeat of Samoa, which also delivered an all-important bonus point.

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Australia

Player Ratings: Solid start

OPINION: Wales ran out with the spoils, surviving a late Wallabies comeback attempt, who were inarguably the better team for the final thirty minutes of the match.

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Australia

Player Ratings: Power from the bench

OPINION: The Wallabies’ valiant second-half effort was not enough to record a win over the Grand Slam Champions Wales on Sunday.

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South Africa

Player ratings: One-way traffic

OPINION: South African had no trouble to dispose of their Africa neighbours Namibia 57-3 in their World Cup Pool B match on Saturday.

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Namibia

Player ratings: Slim pickings

OPINION: Namibia arrived with high hopes, but soon became spectators of their own demise.

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Ireland

Player Ratings: Shizuoka shock

OPINION: This wasn’t meant to happen.

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England

Player Ratings: England shift to higher gear

OPINION: After a solid but unspectacular start to their World Cup campaign against Tonga, England moved through the gears and established their credentials with a 45-7 win over the USA in Kobe.

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PODCAST: The real reason why the All Blacks won

LISTEN as @LoffieEloff joins @King365ed in the Cape Town studio to look beyond the emotion of the apocalyptic refereeing performance and find the real reason why the @AllBlacks beat the @Springboks.

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Wales

Player Ratings: Complacency

OPINION: A ruthless first-half from Wales, who were up and running within minutes and had the bonus point before half-time. They lost intensity for the third quarter but rallied to score twice more before the end to secure a comfortable win.

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COPY: England v United States copy

READERS' FORUM: Welcome to the World Cup pool match between England and the United States in Kobe City.

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England

Player ratings: Reasonable satisfaction

OPINION: Bigger challenges may await England, although Eddie Jones and his side will be content with their 35-3 win over Tonga on Sunday in their World Cup opener.

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Ireland

Player ratings: Cruise control

OPINION: Ireland’s World Cup campaign is up and running and they looked good value for their 27-3 win against Scotland in Yokohama.

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New Zealand

Player Ratings: World class statement

OPINION: Reigning world champions New Zealand got their 2019 World Cup campaign underway on Saturday and we have the player ratings from their 23-13 win over arch-rivals South Africa.

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South Africa

Player Ratings: World Cup lesson

OPINION: The Springboks' World Cup opener was certainly not the result Rassie Erasmus and Co wanted.

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Australia

Player ratings: Great escape

OPINION: The Wallabies fought back to avoid a catastrophic result at the World Cup, needing two tries from hooker Tolu Latu to help see off Fiji 39-21 in Sapporo.

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World Cup highlights

WATCHES all the highlights from the opening weekend of the World Cup!

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Australia

Player ratings: Not enough gas

OPINION: Fiji got out the blocks quickly to race into an early lead, but a yellow card on the hour mark saw Australia escape with a 39-21 win in Sapporo on Saturday.

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South Africa

Win a Siya Kolisi book

When Siya Kolisi leads the Springboks out onto the field against the All Black in their World Cup opener on Saturday, it will be the crowning glory of an incredible journey.

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World Cup power rankings

SPOTLIGHT: Friday’s 2019 World Cup opener between hosts Japan and unfancied Russia is now less than 24 hours away, so it is time to unveil the power rankings of the 20 teams contending the tournament.

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PODCAST: World Cup sizzlers

LISTEN as @King365ed and @LoffieEloff unpack the @rugbyworldcup sizzler between the @Springboks and @AllBlacks.

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The positives of World rugby's eligibility laws

OPINION: Following Joe Schmidt’s decision to select South African Jean Kleyn in Ireland’s World Cup squad, the issues of rugby’s international eligibility, residency, poaching and the concept of project players have all reared their heads once again.

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South Africa

Why Pollard is not part of World's elite No.10 club

OPINION: Rugbypass' writer Ben Smith looks at why Handre Pollard isn't in the conversation as the world's best flyhalf.

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PODCAST: Why Super Rugby is no longer super

LISTEN as @King365ed and @LoffieEloff unpack the 2020 @SuperRugby, after the fixtures for next year was released.

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Currie Cup Team of the Tournament

OPINION: It took us a few days, but now that the dust has settled we can finally unveil @rugby365com's famous selection!

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Epic foot races

WATCH as we bring you some of the most epic foot races the game has seen.

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Player ratings: Bloem BlitzKrieg

OPINION: The Free State Cheetahs were forced to hang on desperately in the end, but in reality, they were much better than the final 31-28 scoreline suggest.

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Player ratings: Too little, too late

OPINION: The scoreline suggests it was a close call and three late tries by the Golden Lions did make it close on the scoreboard.

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Ireland

Player Ratings: Ireland

OPINION: Few would have given a battered, bruised and broken Ireland much hope of turning around their World Cup warm-up series after they humiliatingly limped away from Twickenham on August 24.

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Wales

Player Ratings: Wales

OPINION: Wales wrapped up their Rugby World Cup preparations on Saturday afternoon in Dublin, as they fell to a 10-19 defeat to Ireland.

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New Zealand

Player Ratings: All Blacks shift to higher gear

OPINION: The All Blacks beat Tonga 92-7 in expectedly convincing fashion at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton in both team’s final World Cup warm-up match.

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England

Player Ratings: Disjointed

OPINION:  England finished up their World Cup preparations on Friday evening, beating Italy 37-0 at St James’ Park in Newcastle.

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Japan

Player ratings: Exacting revenge

OPINION: South Africa exacted revenge for the infamous loss to Japan four years ago, when the Springboks demolished the Cherry Blossoms 41-7 in Kumagaya on Friday.

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Japan

Player ratings: Wake-up call

OPINION: World Cup hosts Japan were given a timely reminder that raw emotion alone won't guarantee them success.

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South Africa

New Springbok 'anthem'

WATCH as entertainer Leon Schuster unveils his latest Springbok 'anthem'.

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New Zealand

Flyhalf or fullback for Barrett?

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Since all-time legend Dan Carter vacated the 10 jersey for the All Blacks following the 2015 Rugby World Cup, basically one man has followed in his footsteps.

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PODCAST: Can these Boks beat All Blacks?

LISTEN @King365ed and @LoffieEloff unpacks the @Springboks team to face @JRFURugby in their final @WorldRugby warm-up match.

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Currie Cup Team of the Week: Semifinals

OPINION: And then there were two.

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South Africa

Analysis: How Faf de Klerk blows up set-pieces?

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Last year Faf de Klerk’s defensive role was compared to that of an NFL free safety, all about disguise, surprise, and pressure, roaming freely around the secondary or blitzing off the edge to cause disruption.

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VOTE NOW: Readers' Team of the Week

Here is another chance to have your say. Vote for the players from the four South African teams you felt performed best in Super Rugby's Round 17.

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VOTE NOW: Readers' Team of the Week

OPINION: Here is your chance to have your say. Vote now for your South African Super Rugby Team of the Week!

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VOTE NOW: Readers' Team of the week

Here it is. Your chance to vote for your South African Team of the Week for Super Rugby Round 15.

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VOTE NOW: Readers' Team of the Week

OPINION: Here it is, your chance to vote for your South African Team of the Week, after Super Rugby's Round 14.

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VOTE NOW: Readers' Team of the Week

OPINION: You asked for it and here it is: You chance to vote for the South African Team of the Week!

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All the weekend's highlights

WATCH as we bring you all the highlights from the weekend's main events!

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All the weekend's highlights

WATCH the highlights from the weekend’s Super Rugby Round 18 matches!

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All the weekend's highlights

WATCH the highlights from the weekend's main matches - Super Rugby Round 17 and World Rugby's Under-20 championship!

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All the weekend's highlights

WATCH all the highlights from this past weekend's main matches.

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All the weekend's highlights

WATCH as we bring you all the highlights from the weekend’s main events!

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Homepage

All the Weekend's highlights

WATCH as we bring you all the highlights from the weekend’s Currie Cup fixtures. 

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News

VIDEO: World Cup preview

WATCH this unique preview of the 2019 World Cup - including what makes a winning model based on trends from previous winners.

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OPINION

Player Ratings: An unwanted farewell

OPINION: Wales were unable to pile further misery on an Ireland squad licking their wounds at the Principality Stadium on Saturday, as they fell to a 17-22 defeat on home soil.

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Player Ratings: Back on track?

OPINION: Hapless as the records tumbled for all the wrong reasons in London last weekend, Ireland badly needed to bounce back against the Welsh in Cardiff and they ultimately did despite a frantic finish to a match that ended 22-17 in their favour. 

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Currie Cup Team of the Week: Round Seven

OPINION: And then there were four.

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PODCAST: Naming Rassie's starting XV

LISTEN as @King365ed and @LoffieEloff unpacks the @Springboks @rugbyworldcup squad and what they believe will be Rassie Erasmus' starting XV.

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A game like you've never seen before

As we build towards the naming of the Springbok squad for the World Cup, we felt the need to revive a very popular, previously published alternative XV.

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England

Player Ratings: Blossoming roses

OPINION: Having named their strongest line-up yet in the 2019 Rugby World Cup warm-up games, England were rewarded with a 57-15 victory over a strong Ireland side.

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Ireland

Player Ratings: Serious problems for Ireland

OPINION: The days of Twickenham annihilation and embarrassment by a massive scoreboard were supposed to be a thing of the past for Ireland.

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England

How England are moving backwards

OPINION: Andy Goode, a RugbyPass pundit and former England flyhalf, explains why England might be moving backwards.

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Rugby World Cup

Top three enticing World Cup clashes

OPINION: When the World Cup pools were first announced way back in 2017, it was hard to get too excited about the flagship competition which was still almost two years away.

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PODCAST: Which Boks will you axe?

LISTEN as @King365ed and @LoffieEloff unpack the @Springboks @rugbyworldcup squad that will be unveiled this coming Monday.

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Currie Cup Team of the Week: Round Six

OPINION: It was a weekend of big movements, with the Sharks moving past Western Province into the play-off zone.

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Argentina

Player ratings: Scant reward

OPINION: Argentina gave South Africa an almighty scare, but ultimately fell short - losing 18-24 in their World Cup warm-up match in Pretoria on Saturday.

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Argentina

Player ratings: Mission accomplished

OPINION: South Africa retained their unbeaten record for 2019 with a scrappy 24-18 win over a willing Argentina in Pretoria on Saturday.

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WORLD WAR THREE

WATCH as Featherstone Rovers and Hull go to town on each other - forcing the referee to issue five cards in 15 minutes.

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New Zealand

Player Ratings: All Blacks send out World Cup message

OPINION: The All Blacks retained the Bledisloe Cup in convincing fashion, thumping the Wallabies 36-0 at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday.

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England

Player ratings: Back to earth with a bang

OPINION: After the highs of their win at Twickenham, England were brought back to earth with a hard-fought 13-6 loss to Wales at the Principality Stadium.

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Australia

Player Ratings: Back down to earth

OPINION: The Wallabies had one hand on the Bledisloe Cup heading Saturday's match, but they quickly learned that the All Blacks weren’t just going to roll over and submit as they did a week prior.

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Outrageous offloads: SBW vs Vermeulen

WORLD CUP SPOTLIGHT: Which one of these offloads are better - Sonny Bill Williams or Duane Vermeulen?

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THE LONELY LIFE OF A COACH

OPINION: @rugby365com columnist Eugene Eloff, a celebrated coach who has won two Junior World Cups, gives us his thoughts in the wake of Swys de Bruin's decision to quit the Springboks.

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Old school rugby

WATCH as @rugby365com brings you a real blast from the past - when rules were still uncomplicated and just about anything was acceptable.

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PODCAST: Why Boks must 'kick on'

@King365ed and @LoffieEloff unpack the @Springboks' success in the @SanzarTRC - the first time in a decade they have won a major international trophy.

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Rugby Championship Team of the Tournament

OPINION: South Africa are the champions and it comes as no surprise that their players dominate rugby365's Team of the Tournament.

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Currie Cup Team of the Week: Round Five

OPINION: Players from Western province lead the way in rugby365's Currie Cup Team of the Week for Round Five.

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Countries

Most red cards in rugby: By country and year

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Scott Barrett’s red card against Australia during the 2019 Rugby Championship caused a right old kerfuffle. Well, in New Zealand anyway.

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Wales

Player ratings: Outplayed

OPINION: With the official World No.1 spot up for grabs, this was always going to be more than a warm-up match for both Wales and England.

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Player Ratings: Answers for Eddie

OPINION: England got their World Cup preparations underway at Twickenham on Sunday, as they beat Wales, 33-19.

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Countries

Player Ratings: Kings of the South

OPINION: Handre Pollard scored 31 points as South Africa thrashed Argentina 46-13 in Salta Saturday, to win the Rugby Championship for the first time.

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Australia

Player ratings: On the slide

OPINION: Australia showed just how vulnerable New Zealand is, as the World Cup looms large.

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Australia

Player ratings: Record breakers

OPINION: Few would have expected the absolute drubbing that the Wallabies handed to the All Blacks in last night’s Bledisloe Cup match.

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All the weekend's highlights

WATCH as @rugby365com brings you all the highlights from the weekend's main matches.

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Currie Cup Team of the Week: Round Four

OPINION: Round Four of Currie Cup 2019 was full of upsets.

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Australia

Most likely upsets at the World Cup

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: The countdown to the 2019 Rugby World Cup is well and truly upon us.

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Homepage

ANALYSIS: The All Blacks' World Cup shape

OPINION: An in-depth look at how the All Blacks are developing two shapes for the Rugby World Cup. Rugbypass writer Conor Wilson makes sense of it all. 

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PODCAST: Savouring Salta showdown

@LoffieEloff joins @King365ed in the @rugby365com studio as they analyse the final round of the @SanzarTRC - where the @Springboks are on the cusp of making history against @lospumas in Salta.

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Results: Readers' Springbok team

OPINION: The readers have spoken and they have told South African coach Rassie Erasmus he should go for broke in Salta next week.

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Homepage

The death of the Test Match?

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: When World Rugby were playing with the idea of introducing a season-long competition to the international rugby scene, there was reasonably widespread outrage.

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VOTE NOW: Springbok team to face Los Pumas

READERS' CHOICE: Here is your chance to have a say on who should play for the Springboks against Los Pumas next Saturday!

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PODCAST: Why coaches dislike the media

LISTEN as @King365ed and @LoffieEloff unpack the drama surrounding @PeterDeVillier5's attempt to get back into South African coaching and the media lies that were spread about him.

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Rugby Championship Team of the Week: Round Two

OPINION: The 'battle' in our boardroom was every bit as intriguing as the contest between New Zealand and South Africa in Wellington's Cake Tin at the weekend.

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Currie Cup Team of the Week: Round Three

OPINION: There were a 10-try rout and a stupendous come-from-behind win.

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Readers furious over All Black's cheating

WATCH as All Black fullback Beaden Barrett got caught out deliberately cheating in his team's 16-all draw with the Springboks in Wellington at the weekend.

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New Zealand

Player Ratings: Jittery All Blacks

OPINION: A last-gasp try to replacement halfback Herschel Jantjies has earned the Springboks a deserved draw against the All Blacks.

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Canada

Player ratings: Not convincing

OPINION: The Wallabies got their first win of 2019 with a scrappy 16-10 win over visitors Argentina.

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South Africa

Player Ratings: Boks show true grit

OPINION: The Springboks will be kicking themselves that they did not make the most of their first-half dominance count against the All Blacks.

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Blast from the past: Springboks v All Blacks 1976

WATCH: When the Springboks and All Blacks play it is often brutal and intense, not without controversy. This 1976 match at Newlands was one of those matches!

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PODCAST: Battle of the giants ...

It is one of the game's biggest rivalries, which is why @King365ed and @LoffieEloff dedicate so much time to analysing the @SanzarTRC Round Two encounter between the @AllBlacks and @Springboks.

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Argentina

Why Wallabies are still failing?

ANALYSIS: Michael Cheika’s Wallabies are continuing in the same direction as they were last year, after an opening 35-17 blowout loss at Ellis Park to what was described as a Springboks ‘B’ side, Rugbypass writer Ben Smith explains.

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Readers' view on Kwagga selection

OPINION: Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus named his much-changed team to line up against the All Blacks in Wellington this weekend. Here is what readers thought of it ...

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Rugby Championship Team of the Week: Round One

OPINION: There were a number of standout performers in Round One of Rugby Championship 2019.

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Currie Cup Team of the Week: Round Two

OPINION: The Free State Cheetahs started their Currie Cup campaign with a bang in Pretoria.

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England

Analysis: England's Rugby World Cup game plan

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Eddie Jones has referred to his side’s game as a ‘modern’ version of English rugby, an attempt at refreshing an old way of playing, Rugbypass writer Ben Smith make sense of it all.

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Second Phase

PLAY OF THE WEEK: Rugby Championship, Round One

South Africa's Herschel Jantjies had a blinder in his Test debut, his second try a piece of individual brilliance that will be remembered for a long time!

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Player Ratings: Fumbling Wallabies

OPINION: The Wallabies open their Rugby Championship campaign with a 17-35 defeat to the Springboks. 

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Player Ratings: Bok's fairytale continues

OPINION: Debutant scrumhalf Herschel Jantjies scored two tries as South Africa beat Australia 35-17 Saturday in the opening match of the Rugby Championship season in Johannesburg.

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Argentina

Player Ratings: A little bit off-colour

OPINION: The All Blacks put in a solid defensive display in the second half to beat Argentina 20-16 in Buenos Aires. 

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Argentina

Player ratings: So close, yet so far

OPINION: Argentina has come within four points of securing a famous maiden win over New Zealand in their opening Rugby Championship clash of the year in Buenos Aires.

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Second Phase

RWC jersey vote

OPINION: Below is the jerseys of some of the main teams at the World Cup in Japan.

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Don't mess with a Bok brute ...

WATCH as Andrew Forde is back on the good stuff, helping himself crack out another brilliant video.

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Currie Cup Team of the Week

OPINION: South Africa's premier domestic competition got underway with the ultimate jaw-dropper.

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OPINION

Argentina's best chance to beat All Blacks

OPINION: It’s been 34 years since the All Blacks first faced off against the Pumas in Buenos Aires on October 26, 1985.

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Second Phase

PODCAST: Let's get ready to rumble

LISTEN as @King365ed and @LoffieEloff unpack the week's most arresting and riveting news of the past week.

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Australia

Fiji's warning to Australia and Wales

OPINION: On Saturday, Fiji played their first match of the year and unequivocally announced that their World Cup opposition will need to be at the top of their game to knock over the island nation later in the season.

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PODCAST: Rugby Championship unpacked

LISTEN as @King365ed and @LoffieEloff shine the spotlight on the @SanzarTRC - which gets underway when the @Springboks host the @qantaswallabies at Ellis Park this coming Saturday, July 20.

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OPINION

How Barrett's transfer could impact New Zealand Rugby

OPINION: News of Beauden Barrett’s move to the Blues has come as a surprise to many, given the obvious factors that were keeping him in Wellington.

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South Africa

Returning South African players is a 'sign of the times'

REACTION: After Ruan Pienaar signed for the Cheetahs on Wednesday, he became the second Springbok to make the move back to South Africa after JP Pietersen joined the Sharks earlier this week.

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Axial loading: Why it is so dangerous

LAWS SPOTLIGHT: After World Rugby announced the outlawing of axial loading in scrums, much of the rugby world has been left confused.

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Super Rugby: Team of the Tournament

OPINION: We have arrived at that time of the year, where we entertain you with @rugby365com's famous selection.

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PODCAST: Super solution for Currie Cup

LISTEN as @King365ed sits down for an #EXCLUSIVE one-on-one with @WP_RUGBY coach John Dobson to find some answers to the intriguing posers faced by @TheCurrieCup competition.

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Second Phase

Readers' Bok team: The results

OPINION: Here it is, the results of the readers' nominations for a Springbok starting XV.

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England

England’s Unlucky XV

OPINION: Eddie Jones announced his 38-man World Cup training squad on Thursday, with some unexpected inclusions and exclusions.

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Second Phase

Best rugby prank ever

WATCH as Leon Schuster pulls the ultimate prank on former Springbok coach Peter de Villiers!

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PODCAST: Grand finale

LISTEN as the @rugby365com puts the 2019 @SuperRugby #Final between the @crusadersrugby and @JaguaresARG under the spotlight.

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OPINION: Rassie's two-team formula

SELECTION TIME: The truncated version of the Rugby Championship brings its own unique challenges. However, it remains critical in the build-up to the World Cup.

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That 103-metre try ...

WATCH as Limpopo Blue Bulls flank Renzo du Plessis starts a counter inside his own in-goal area and ends with a try, 103 metres.

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News

Super Rugby Team of the Week: Semifinals

OPINION: And then there were two.

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Second Phase

VOTE NOW: Readers' Bok team

OPINION: Here is your chance to have your say. Vote now for your Springbok starting team!

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OPINION

Lessons from the World Championship U20

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: France's second consecutive World Rugby Under-20 Championship should be a valuable commodity for the French Rugby Union.

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Second Phase

Super Rugby Team of the Week: Quarterfinals

OPINION: It is an often repeated question: 'Who can stop the Crusaders juggernaut?'

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PODCAST: Selection tips for Rassie

LISTEN as @King365ed and @LoffieEloff select their @Springboks teams for the @SanzarTRC and give #Bok coach Rassie Erasmus some 'advice' as the @SanzarTRC looms large.

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VOTE NOW: SA Team of the Week - Quarterfinals

Here it is. Your last chance to vote for the South African Team of the Week, after both the Bulls and Sharks were knocked out in the quarterfinal stage of Super Rugby.

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PODCAST: Have the Lions regressed?

LISTEN as the @rugby365com team brings you the views of @LionsRugbyCo coach Swys de Bruin, who was asked if his team had regressed.

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RESULTS: Readers' Team of the Week

SUPER RUGBY SPOTLIGHT: Here it is, the results of the Readers' selections for the South African Team of the Week for Round 18.

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The horror show that could cost Cooper a World Cup spot

ANALYSIS: Quade Cooper last played for the Wallabies in June 2017.

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New ref row after another Kiwi cheap shot

UNDER-20 SPOTLIGHT: The perception that match official favour New Zealand teams and handle them with kid gloves is not going away.

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PODCAST: The coach and his 'cockroaches'

Listen as @King365ed takes to task @TheSharksZA coach Robert du Preez and his media manager @novashni over their attempts to bully the media.

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Super Rugby Team of the Week: Round 18

OPINION: It was a dramatic final round of league action, which saw some contenders - like the Chiefs and Highlanders - sneak in through the back door.

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VOTE NOW: Readers' Team of the Week, South Africa

Here is your chance to have your say. Nominate the South African players you felt performed the best in Super Rugby's Round 18.

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OPINION

ANALYSIS: Why the South remains superior over Northern counterparts

OPINION: North versus South. Set-piece versus multi-phase. Kicking versus running the ball. Defence versus Offence.

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Second Phase

Readers' Team of the Week results

OPINION: Here it is, your choices as the South African Team of the Week for Super Rugby's Round 17 matches.

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PODCAST: Craven Week's Euro conundrum

In another @rugby365com exclusive @tauriq365 chats to former player and talent manager @Andries_Strauss about signing young schoolboys for European clubs.

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Craven Week

The choice: Europe or Craven Week

OPINION: Tauriq Ebrahim looks at how selfish individuals are looking after their own interests and denying others the time to shine at Craven Week.

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News

Super Rugby Team of the Week: Round 17

OPINION: The Crusaders produced a masterclass in Round 17 against the Melbourne Rebels in Christchurch.

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OPINION

Introduction of extra-time in Super Rugby?

OPINION: Nobody likes a draw.

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Second Phase

Where have all the good coaches gone?

OPINION: Earlier this week RugbyPass columnist Tom Vinicombe penned an engaging article about New Zealand coaches. It got me thinking.

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Readers' Team of the Week: Results are in

OPINION: The readers have spoken, cast their votes and we bring you the results of their selections for Super Rugby Round 16.

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Aphiwe Dyantyi highlights

SPOTLIGHT: South African rugby will be delighted with the news that winger Aphiwe Dyantyi has committed to the Lions until 2021.

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News

Super Rugby Team of the Week: Round 16

OPINION: The match between the Chiefs and the Crusaders was probably the best so far this season.

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News

What has happened to the mighty Crusaders?

OPINION: Don’t let the title deceive you – the Crusaders remain firm favourites to claim an unprecedented 10th title.

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News

World Cup Countdown: Don't write off the Springboks

The Springboks can assemble a ferocious squad for this year's World Cup in Japan.

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Second Phase

Readers' Team of the Week: The results

OPINION: Here it is - the results of the readers' votes for the South African Team of the Week.

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Handre Pollard: The natural leader

SPOTLIGHT: After a stunning rise to the top of the game that included a prolific age-grade career with the Baby Boks, Handre Pollard reflects on his maturation as a player before he heads to his second Rugby World Cup in Japan later this year.

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Second Phase

PODCAST: It is just a game - fact or fiction?

The @rugby365com team looks into the brittle state of mind some coaches get into when the pressure is on.

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Super Rugby Team of the Week: Round 15

OPINION: It was an interesting weekend, with plenty of movement on the standings.

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The best (WORST) tactical kick ... ever!

WATCH as Wales player Luke Treharne produces one of those unforgettable moments in the game.

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PODCAST: Why SA players prefer Sale Sharks

LISTEN as @king365ed brings you @shrek3oger, who gives his reasons for moving from @TheSharksZA in Durban to @SaleSharksRugby in England.

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Second Phase

The Super Rugby exodus team

OPINION: Here is a XV composed entirely of players making the shift from Super Rugby to either the Premiership in England, Top 14 in France, Pro14 in Europe, or Top League in Japan.

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Second Phase

The Short Ball: Was the ref hungover?

WATCH as Ali Williams gets into referee bashing with Scotty Stevenson.

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Old school: Formidable or filthy?

WATCH as we bring you another blast from the past. Wast the England and B&I Lions legend Martin Johnson a truly hard man or one of the game's biggest thugs?

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OPINION

ANALYSIS: The development of the modern-day midfielder

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Never before has one position been required to do so much, or at least be capable of doing so much.

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Second Phase

Readers' SA Team of the Week: The results

OPINION: Here are the results of your votes for the South African Team of the Week for Super Rugby's Round 14.

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PODCAST: The real difference between Springboks and All Blacks

LISTEN as @king365ed unpacks the real difference between @Springboks and @AllBlacks #rugby.

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Super Rugby Team of the Week: Round 14

OPINION: The Jaguares have continued their strong push to finish on top of the South African Conference.

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PODCAST: Walking the 'labyrinth' of life after rugby

LISTEN as @king365ed chats to Hans Scriba, SA Rugby Manager, Academies about how they tackle the abstruse task of preparing players for life after rugby.

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Second Phase

Readers' Team of the Week: Results are out

Here it is, the results of the readers' votes for the South African Super Rugby Team for Round 13.

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The Short Ball: The post-championship bender

PODCAST: This week on The Short Ball, Scotty Stevenson & Ali Williams review Alex Goode’s European Cup post-championship bender.

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Champions Cup Team of the Tournament

OPINION: The names are in for the 2018/2019 Champions Cup Team of the Tournament.

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OPINION

STATS: Super Rugby's vital position

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Although there may be teams that can buck the tend from time to time, it’s safe to suggest that it’s more difficult to win a game if your kickers aren’t on form.

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Season 4

RESULTS: SA Team of the Week

Here it is! The results of the readers' votes for the South African Team of the Week.

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Second Phase

PODCAST: Pollard's perfect partner

LISTEN as @LoffieEloff tells @King365ed who he feels would be the perfect inside centre for @Springboks flyhalf Handre Pollard.

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Super Rugby Team of the Week: Round 12

OPINION: The Hurricanes continue to produce performances that suggest they are the Crusaders' biggest threat.

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Second Phase

The Short Ball: Should a 'draw' be outlawed?

This week on The Short Ball Scotty Stevenson is joined once more by Ali Williams!

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PODCAST: The Luyt way

LISTEN as former SARU CEO Johan Prinsloo chats to the @rugby365com team about the influence and role of the late Louis Luyt in South African rugby.

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RESULTS: SA Team of the Week

Your votes are in and calculated. These are the South African players you, the readers, felt performed best in Round 11 of Super Rugby.

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PODCAST: SA Rugby inquisition

The @rugby365com team welcomes on board former SARU CEO Johan Prinsloo as part of their search for the truth and facts behind what is the root cause of all the problems in the game in South Africa.

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OPINION

Super Rugby Team of the Week: Round 11

OPINION: It was truly an interesting weekend, with the bookmakers having lost heavily in half the games.

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Second Phase

VOTE NOW: SA Team of the Week

You asked for it and here it is: Your chance to select your South African Team of the Week - for Super Rugby Round 11.

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Second Phase

Remember when rugby was like this?

WATCH as former England lock Martin Bayfield takes us back to a time when rugby was played the old-fashioned way.

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Second Phase

Readers' Team of the Week - Round 10

OPINION: Here it is - the readers' choices for the best South African players in Super Rugby.

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News

Super Rugby Team of the Week: Round Ten

OPINION: Players from the Lions and the Reds lead the way in our Super Rugby Team of the Week for Round Ten.

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OPINION

ANALYSIS: Van Graan's to-do list at Munster

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Liam Heagney takes a look at how South African coach Johann Van Graan should modify Munster's old ways.

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OPINION

Time for Chiefs' young guns

OPINION: In 2012, Dave Rennie guided the Chiefs to a Super Rugby championship in his first year as coach.

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Second Phase

PODCAST: Secret ingredient to All Black recipe revealed

LISTEN as 2007 @rugbyworldcup-winning @Springboks team psychologist Henning Gericke reveals one of the secrets behind the All Blacks' winning recipe.

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Second Phase

Readers' Team of the Week

OPINION: Here it is, the South African Team of the Week as selected by you … the readers!

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PODCAST: Why SA teams lose the plot

In a very special edition, the @rugby365com team welcomes a special member of the 2007 @rugbyworldcup-winning @Springboks team - psychologist Henning Gericke.

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PODCAST: Paul Delport on the Stormers and Hong Kong

LISTEN as the @rugby365com welcomes @pauldelport9 to the show. The SA #womensrugby #7s coach gives his views on the struggling @THESTORMERS and chats about the @OfficialHK7s.

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Second Phase

The Short Ball: Folau fallout

This week on The Short Ball, Scotty Stevenson and Ali Williams delve into the nitty-gritty of Israel Folau’s social media use.

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Anthem butchers: Who is the worst?

VOTE NOW: We saw this week, at the Varsity Cup Final, how the South African anthem was butchered yet again. But who is the worst?

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Super Rugby Team of the Week: Round Nine

OPINION: There were some big movements at the weekend - the Crusaders opening an 11-point lead at the top and the Bulls moving into second place.

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PODCAST: Truth behind the Kings & Toulon deal

LISTEN as @King365ed chats to @SouthernKingsSA CEO Charl Crouse about their 'collaboration' with @RCTofficiel and what it all means.

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News

Super Rugby Team of the Week: Round Eight

OPINION: The Sharks surprised many pundits with their performance at Ellis Park in Round Eight.

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Second Phase

Readers' Team of the Week

OPINION: Here it is, the South African Team of the Week as selected by you ... the readers!

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The biggest schoolboy hit ... ever?

WATCH as one player flattens another in a schoolboy match between Monument and Paarl Boys.

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OPINION

A look at Barrett's form

ANALYSIS: For a player who made the ‘unbelievable’ a regular occurrence over the last three years, the magic and aura around the two-time World Rugby Player of the Year has slowly dissipated in 2019.

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PODCAST: Recipe for success

LISTEN as freelance journalist Antoinette Muller explains to the @rugby365com team the recipe the Rosslyn Park National Schools Sevens use to make it a success.

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The Short Ball: Nobody plays refs like Crusaders

OPINION: Scotty Stevenson, Mils Muliaina and Ali Williams heap praise on the Blues and Crusaders.

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PODCAST: Is the schools game now a money-making racket?

The @rugby365com team welcomes on board a new voice, freelance journalist Antoinette Muller, as they discuss the ever-increasing number of schools tournaments.

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Second Phase

Readers' SA Team of the Week

OPINION: You have had tour say and named your South African Team of the Week. As was the case last week, it makes for some interesting reading.

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Throwback Thursday: When Province still scored tries

WATCH a classic Blast from the Past, when Western Province was riding the crest of the wave and the Du Plessis brothers ruled the roost.

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Super Rugby Team of the Week: Round Seven

OPINION: There was an early-season wobble, but the Crusaders are back to their best.

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Champions Cup Team of the Week: Quarterfinals

OPINION: European rugby returned with a bang this weekend, as the Champions Cup quarterfinals reminded us all that there is still plenty of life left in the 2018/19 European season.

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Biggest fist fights

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: In the wake of Schalk Brits' controversial ban, take a look at some of the most ugliest and vicious fights - definitely worthy of lengthy bans.

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Second Phase

Sunwolves wanted a 'Super freebie'

The Japan Rugby Football Union's stance, rather than South African opposition or 'harsh' conditions, made it 'easy' for SANZAAR to cull the Sunwolves.

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BIG REVEAL: The teams who stabbed the Lions in the back

LISTEN as former @LionsRugbyCo President Kevin de Klerk reveals one of the worst moments of back-stabbing in his illustrious career.

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Here it is: Readers' SA Team of the Week

OPINION: You asked for it and here it is - the readers' choices for the South African Team of the Week after Super Rugby Round Six.

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PODCAST: The inside scoop on Sunwolves' exit

The @rugby365com team has two venerable guests this week - SANZAAR CEO, Andy Marinos and former @LionsRugbyCo President Kevin de Klerk.

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Second Phase

Twitter reacts to Sunwolves cull

SUPER RUGBY SPOTLIGHT: Fans from all over the world have taken to Twitter to react to the news that the Sunwolves will be axed from after the 2020 season.

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PODCAST: Making the Kings great again

LISTEN as the @rugby365com team chats to new @SouthernKingsSA owner Loyiso Dotwana about how his consortium will make the Eastern Cape franchise great again!

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News

Six Nations Team of the Tournament

OPINION: Six Nations 2019 is over and it is time for rugby365 to reveal their Team of the Tournament.

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OPINION

Scotland's asset that stunned England

ANALYSIS:  Scotland’s unthinkable 31-point comeback delivered shades of déjà vu, as flyhalf Finn Russell made plays eerily similar to last year’s clash at Murrayfield.

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OPINION

The Grand Finale: Wales the new boss of the North

SIX NATIONS ANALYSES:  Wales certainly placed a huge target on their back with an impressive 25-7 win over Ireland.

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Ireland

Player ratings: Grand Slam No.3

OPINION: Wales secured their third Grand Slam under Warren Gatland with a dominant 25-7 defeat of Ireland at the Principality Stadium.

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Ireland

Player ratings: This was predicted

OPINION: The RugbyPass Index was spot on tipping Wales to seal the Grand Slam deal, its pre-game percentages suggesting the odds were tilted 67 to 33 in favour of the hosts.

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England

Player Ratings: Second-half implosion

OPINION: Their title hopes may have been derailed by Wales emphatically securing the Grand Slam earlier in the day, but that didn’t prevent England from turning in an impressive first half  at Twickenham.

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OPINION

Player Ratings: the Scottish revival

OPINION: With the Championship decided the Twickenham crowd initially seemed more concerned with merriment that what was going on the pitch. England appearing to wrap up the game within 15 minutes didn’t help matters.

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Second Phase

Rugby Pod: World League unpacked

The Rugby Pod had some interesting thoughts on the proposed World League in light of the meeting that was carried out in Dublin on Thursday.

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PODCAST: Chasing a Grand Slam

The @rugby365com team chats to @TheVietGwent about the decisive final round of the @SixNationsRugby - as Wales chase a Grand Slam.

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Six Nations Team of the Week: Round Four

OPINION: There were quite a few eye-catching performances in Round Four of Six Nations 2019.

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News

Super Rugby Team of the Week: Round Four

OPINION: The Crusaders again showed why they are fancied to make it a hat-trick of titles.

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England

Player ratings: Back on track

OPINION: England got their Six Nations campaign back on track at Twickenham this afternoon, beating Italy, 57-14, in a thoroughly one-sided contest.

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Ireland

Player Ratings: Still in contention

OPINION: Ireland remain mathematically in contention to retain their Six Nations title after a 26-14 four-try bonus point victory over France in Dublin on Sunday.

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Scotland

Player Ratings: A tale of two halves

OPINION: It was a tale of two halves for Scotland.

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Second Phase

Super Rugby Team of the Week: Round Three

OPINION: The Sunwolves are no longer the laughing stock of Super Rugby.

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THE SHORT BALL: Nations Championship unpacked

This week Scotty Stevenson and Mils Muliaina speak with Rob Nichol of the NZ Players Association about the challenges faced in the Pacific with regard to the ongoing debacle that is World Rugby's proposed Nations Championship.

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Second Phase

PODCAST: World League - fact and fiction

LISTEN as the @rugby365com team chats to @MyPlayersRugby CEO Eugene Henning to separate the facts from the fiction surrounding the controversial World League.

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New Zealand

All Blacks: Laumape v SBW

ANALYSIS: With Ma’a Nonu back in Super Rugby, along with regular All Blacks Anton Lienert-Brown, Jack Goodhue and Ryan Crotty, there is plenty of competition for mid-field spots for this year’s World Cup.

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Law Discussions

OPINION: When players lose self-control

OPINION: @rugby365com's acclaimed writer Paul Dobson looks at some of the values that may be missing from the game - when players lose self-control.

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Second Phase

PODCAST: Why privatisation is back on table

The @rugby365com team chats to Piet Heymans, Chief Executive Officer of Sport Employees Unite, about the decision to cancel @Springboks contracts.

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News

Super Rugby Team of the Week: Round Two

OPINION: There were plenty of Australian players who stood out in Round Two of Super Rugby 2019.

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News

Six Nations Team of the Week: Round three

OPINION: After Wales' win over England, it's no surprise their players lead the way in @rugby365com’s famous weekly selection.

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Ireland

Player ratings: Pedestrian and laboured

PINION: Ireland pushed themselves back into the Six Nations title race with a 26-16 bonus-point win over Italy.

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England

Player Ratings: Grand Slam shattered

OPINION: After showing signs of real promise in the opening two rounds of the championship, England left Cardiff with their Grand Slam hopes shattered, as they fell to a 21-13 loss to Wales.

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England

Player ratings: Comeback kings

OPINION: Another Six Nations comeback helped Wales beat England 21-13 at the Principality Stadium to secure a national record 12th successive win.

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News

Player Ratings: Misfiring Scots

OPINION: Scottish hopes of bagging the first win in Paris in 20 years were eclipsed in the Parisian spring sun.

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Second Phase

PODCAST: Pro14 v Super Rugby v Euro Cup

LISTEN as the @rugby365com team chats to @SouthernKingsSA CEO Charl Crous about his new job in the @PRO14Official and what the future holds for South African teams in Europe.

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News

Super Rugby Team of the Week: Round One

OPINION: The @rugby365com team sat down and after much deliberation produced what we believe to be the 15 best players from the opening round.

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Second Phase

Premiership Team of the Week: Round 13

OPINION: Round 13 of the Premiership season certainly proved unlucky for league leaders Exeter Chiefs, who started the weekend’s action by slipping up to a 17-24 defeat to Gloucester at Kingsholm.

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Second Phase

The role of Zacks and Smal in Treu saga

In an excerpt from this week's popular @rugby365com podcast, @king365ed looks at the role that Western Province Rugby Group CEO Paul Zacks and WPRFU Director of Rugby Gert Smal played in the Paul Treu saga.

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Second Phase

PODCAST: The truth about the Treu saga

The @rugby365com team chats to new @WP_RUGBY President @ZeltMarais to get to the truth behind the @paultreu ‏saga that is blighting the @THESTORMERS build-up to the @SuperRugby season.

1926d
0
Second Phase

The Short Ball: We're back

PODCAST: The Short Ball returns as Scotty Stevenson & Mils Muliaina chat to Blues coach Leon MacDonald, Crusaders coach Scott Robertson & coach Tabai Matson for the Chiefs.

1926d
0
News

Six Nations Team of the Week: Round Two

OPINION: It is not a surprise that England again dominates @rugby365com's famous weekly selection.

1927d
0
Second Phase

PLAYER RATINGS: English dominance

OPINION: England and Eddie Jones’ 2019 redemption took another big step forward on Sunday as they cantered to a 44-8 victory over France at Twickenham in the Guinness Six Nations.

1929d
0
Ireland

Player ratings: Pain turned to pleasure

OPINION: Joe Schmidt’s Ireland got their Six Nations title defence back on track with a low-frills 22-13 win over Scotland at Murrayfield. Liam Heagney rates the Irish players!

1929d
0
Ireland

Player ratings: Ponderous Scots

OPINION: Saturday was a deflating day at Murrayfield for Scotland. Liam Heagney rates the Scottish players!

1930d
0
Italy

Player ratings: Winning ugly

OPINION: It might not have been pretty and the expected bonus-point assault did not materialise in Rome, but ultimately Wales got the job done with a 26-15 victory over Italy. Martyn Thomas rates the Welsh players!

1930d
0
Second Phase

PODCAST: Rugby's real headache

LISTEN as the @rugby365com team chats to renowned medical practitioner and concussion expert @jonpatricios about one of the biggest quagmires in the game.

1933d
0
News

Six Nations Team of the Week: Round One

OPINION: England made a big statement when they bullied Ireland in Dublin on Saturday to record a famous 32-20 win.

1934d
0
Second Phase

Destructive gigantor in full flight

Front row forward Michael Aliifaalogo has been making huge impacts across the board in Australia.

1936d
0
England

Player ratings: Shattered dreams

OPINION: Ireland’s lavish dream of winning a second Grand Slam in succession was shattered at the first time of asking in the 2019 Six Nations Championship, England serving up a sobering 32-20 defeat. Liam Heagney rates the Ireland players!

1936d
0
OPINION

Player Ratings: Giant Slayers

OPINION: The was a huge upset in Dublin on Saturday, as England defeated reigning Grand Slam champions Ireland, 32-20.

1936d
0
France

Player ratings: Comeback kings

OPINION: Wales produced a stunning comeback to kick-off the 2019 Six Nations with a 24-19 defeat of France in Paris. Martyn Thomas rates the Welsh players.

1936d
0
Second Phase

PODCAST: Life after rugby

The @rugby365com team is joined by former @Springboks flyhalf @APetoors10, as they look at how players can prepare for 'Life after rugby' and what the pitfalls are.

1940d
0
Second Phase

PODCAST: Why SA Rugby is in need of drastic revamp

LISTEN as the @rugby365com team chats to @LionsRugbyCo benefactor and deputy-president Altmann Allers about why the financial model in South Africa is in a drastic need of a revamp.

1947d
0
Second Phase

Champions Cup Team of the Week: Round Six

OPINION: The pool stage of the Champions Cup was wrapped up this weekend, as the competition heads into a Six Nations break, before returning with the knockout rounds of club rugby’s grandest prize at the end of March.

1949d
0
News

Six Nations countdown: The brave Scots

Of the Six Nations countries, Scotland has the smallest number of players to choose from, but you will never hear that as any excuse from them as the flower of Scotland's rugby does battle in Europe.

1954d
0
Second Phase

Why Alex Goode won't get selected for England

THE RUGBY POD: Watch as Andy Goode & Jim Hamilton get stuck into the non-selection of Alex Goode.

1954d
0
Second Phase

PODCAST: Seeing the big picture

In the first edition for 2019, @King365ed & @LoffieEloff debate the merits of resting players during @SuperRugby in a World Cup year.

1954d
0
OPINION

Champions Cup Team of the week: Round 5

OPINION: The penultimate round of the Champions Cup pool stage didn’t bring too many shocks, but it did bring plenty of absorbing and compelling rugby.

1954d
0
Second Phase

Gloucester undone by Ackermann 'confidant'

OPINION: Jan de Koning looks at one of the key reasons for Munster's demolition of Gloucester in the battle of the South African coaches.

1956d
0
Second Phase

Did Kings' new owners buy a dud?

OPINION: There will be much fanfare when the Southern Kings' new owners are confirmed later this month.

1960d
0
England

Six Nations Countdown: England's Chances

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Of course, England's chances are excellent.

1961d
0
OPINION

Premiership Team of the week: Round 12

OPINION: The headline result of Round 12 in the Premiership saw Sale Sharks force their way into playoff contention with a 24-18 win over Saracens at the AJ Bell, with the reigning champions well-beaten in the north-west.

1963d
0
Second Phase

Why Andy Goode hates Dave Ward's guts

OPINION: Andy Goode has gone on record about how much he doesn’t like Dave Ward.

1964d
0
OPINION

Questions around Sopoaga's failure to launch at Wasps

ANALYSIS: Big signings always bring big expectations, however unrealistic they can be.

1965d
0
OPINION

Premiership Team of the Week: Round 11

OPINION: Round 11 marked the final weekend of Premiership action of 2018 and it’s fair to say that the competition signed off in style for the calendar year.

1968d
0
OPINION

SA Rugby's best moments of 2018

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: The year delivered some interesting events which had some supporters in tears and others celebrating well into the early hours.

1970d
0
News

Premiership Team of the Week: Round Ten

OPINION: There were some excellent performances in Round 10 of the 2018/2019 Premiership Rugby season.

1974d
0
New Zealand

Steve Hansen's legacy

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Former All Blacks Test lock Ali Williams pays homage to departing head coach Steve Hansen.

1975d
0
England

Six Nations: The History

SIX NATIONS SPOTLIGHT: First there were two. Now there are six.

1976d
0
Second Phase

Rassie's replacement: Leading candidates analysed

OPINION: Now that we know the Springbok coaching position will be vacant after the 2019 World Cup, it is time to take a look at and analyse possible candidates.

1982d
0
Homepage

Christmas: Births and Deaths

OPINION: With December 25 just around the corner, Paul Dobson took the time to take at significant events on the day!

1983d
0
Second Phase

Champions Cup Team of the Week: Round Four

OPINION: The European Cup headed off into the Christmas break in fine fettle this weekend, as Saracens, Toulouse and Racing 92 all maintained their 100 percent starts to the competition.

1983d
0
Second Phase

'They're ruining the game'

On The Rugby Pod this week, the issue of players asking for more money in their new contracts was a hot topic.

1990d
0
News

Champions Cup Team of the Week: Round Three

OPINION: Alex Shaw brings us the best from the past weekend's Champions Cup games!

1991d
0
Second Phase

Springboks targeted by Premiership clubs

The Rugby Pod this week brought up some interesting discussions on the possible futures of two South African stars.

1994d
0
News

The Goode reason to retain promotion-relegation system

OPINION: Andy Goode, a RugbyPass pundit and former England flyhalf, gives his reasons for retaining the promotion-relegation system in the Premiership.

1996d
0
Second Phase

Premiership Team of the Week: Round Nine

OPINION: The Premiership signed off for the upcoming European window in fine fashion, with Round Nine of the competition offering up some eye-catching results.

1998d
0
Second Phase

Team of the Month: Pure Emerald

OPINION: It has been an interesting month, with some intriguing results - which is reflected in @rugby365's famous selection.

2002d
0
Second Phase

PODCAST: World Cup pointers & Sevens roadshow

LISTEN @rugby365com team unpacks the year-end tours and reveal some interesting pointers ahead of the 2019 @rugbyworldcup.

2003d
0
OPINION

Player Ratings: Back With vengeance

OPINION: The All Blacks have capped their 2018 season with an emphatic 10-try 66-3 victory over the Azzurri in Rome.

2006d
0
OPINION

Player Ratings: Outwit and Outsmart

OPINION: South Africa will have to readjust their tactics following the final November Test match against Wales.

2006d
0
Homepage

All Blacks' period of uncertainty

OPINION: On the back of last weekend’s defeat to Ireland, Steve Hansen and his fellow coaches won’t be pushing the panic button just yet but they’ll certainly have a few things to mull over.

2010d
0
Second Phase

Team of the Week: Celtic power

OPINION: Ireland's impressive win over New Zealand has earned them plenty of rewards in @rugby365com’s famous weekly selection.

2010d
0
Second Phase

PODCAST: Lowdown on Loftus candidates

The @rugby365com team brings you the lowdown on the three candidates that are on the shortlist to replace John Mitchell as the Bulls' @SuperRugby coach.

2010d
0
Second Phase

Is Northern/Southern Hemisphere gap closing?

Following some impressive recent results in the November Tests, is this the smallest we've seen the gap between Southern and Northern Hemisphere sides?

2011d
0
Second Phase

Kolisi headbutt sets dangerous precedent

RugbyPass columnist Jamie Lyall looks into the consequences of World Rugby's lack of action in the Siyamthanda Kolisi headbutting saga.

2012d
0
Ireland

Player ratings: Tryless

The All Blacks have been beaten and held tryless by Ireland 16-9 in Dublin.

2014d
0
Scotland

Player ratings: Hanging on

OPINION: South Africa had to hang on for their 26-20 win over Scotland in Edinburgh on Saturday. (With match highlights)

2014d
0
OPINION

Player Ratings: Perfect

OPINION: Ireland registered their first ever win over New Zealand in Dublin.

2014d
0
Scotland

Player ratings: Just short

OPINION: Scotland gave South Africa a fright, but in the end just fell short - losing 20-26 in Edinburgh on Saturday.

2014d
0
England

Player ratings: Major scare

OPINION: England survived a major scare early against Japan to record a 35-15 victory over the Cherry Blossoms at Twickenham.

2014d
0
Second Phase

WPRFU elections: The good, the bad and the ugly

OPINION: Jan de Koning gives some perspective to the nasty and ugly underbelly of the Western Province Rugby Football Union Presidential elections!

2015d
0
Second Phase

PODCAST: The real magnitude of SA Rugby's cash crunch

The @rugby365com invites two experts to chat about the real magnitude of the cash crunch in rugby in South Africa.

2018d
0
Ireland

Analysis: Sexton, not Murray, is Irish lynchpin

Ireland’s game is often labelled as ‘low-risk’ or ‘conservative’, due to the large number of phases they use and the low number of offloads they attempt.

2018d
0
Second Phase

Team of the Week: Mixed bag

OPINION: There is a real mixed bag in @rugby365com's famous weekly selection.

2018d
0
France

Player Ratings: The late show

OPINION: The Springboks were fortunate to get a 26-29 the win in Paris against France.

2020d
0
France

Player Ratings: What went wrong?

OPINION: France will be wondering how they did not win that game against the Springboks in Paris on Saturday.

2021d
0
Ireland

Player ratings: Emerald 10

OPINION: Ireland made it 10 home Test wins in a row for the first time in their history, with a 28-17 win over Argentina in Dublin.

2021d
0
England

Player Ratings: Robbed?

OPINION: England and New Zealand met at a rainy Twickenham on Saturday afternoon in one of, if not the most anticipated rugby fixture of the last few years, and it certainly delivered on all of the promise.

2021d
0
England

Player Ratings: The Great Escape

OPINION: The All Blacks have braved the conditions and escaped Twickenham with a one-point victory over hosts England.

2021d
0
England

England versus NZ a year too late

NOVEMBER SPOTLIGHT: It’s the match we’ve all been waiting for – and it’s come one year too late.

2024d
0
OPINION

How Scotland made Huw Jones look bad

NOVEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Two big missed tackles by Scotland’s centre Huw Jones lead to two big tries and a total of 12 points for Wales.

2024d
0
Second Phase

PODCAST: Bok shortcomings unpacked

The @rugby365com team analyses the reasons behind the @Springboks' horror show at Twickenham last week and what they need to do to fix it.

2025d
0
Second Phase

How to beat the All Blacks

The 1014 explore a variety of tactics that teams have used to beat the All Blacks in the recent past.

2025d
0
Second Phase

Player Ratings: Costly Blunders

OPINION: South Africa suffered a narrow 11-12 defeat to England in London on Saturday.

2027d
0
OPINION

Player Ratings: Happy with scraps

OPINION: England got their November Test Series off to a good, albeit nerve-wracking, start with a 12-11 victory over South Africa at Twickenham.

2027d
0
Japan

Player Ratings: The Midas touch

OPINION: An inexperienced All Blacks side have emerged unscathed after a 69-31 victory over Japan at Ajinomoto Stadium in Tokyo.

2027d
0
Second Phase

World XV: Some real bolters

OPINION: With the year-end internationals just days away, RugbyPass' Alex Shaw sat down and put together a current 'World XV'.

2031d
0
Second Phase

PODCAST: How Bok announcement depreciated Currie Cup Final

LISTEN as the @rugby365com team delve into the reasons behind the logistics of the @Springboks team announcement and how it depreciated the Currie Cup Final.

2031d
0
Second Phase

CC TEAM OF THE TOURNAMENT: Best of the best

OPINION: The Sharks are 2018 Currie Cup champions and their players dominate our Team of the Tournament.

2033d
0
New Zealand NPC

NPC Team of the Tournament

OPINION: Two very different finals between the divisions with an exciting blowout in the first and a brutal tussle in the second.

2034d
0
Second Phase

Sharks take celebration to the next level

VIDEO: The Sharks have produced another song and dance to celebrate a successful weekend in Cape Town.

2035d
0
OPINION

Player Ratings: Implosion

OPINION: Wallabies' 20-37 defeat to the All Blacks adds to extra pressure on the under-fire head coach Michael Chieka ahead of the November Test series.

2035d
0
OPINION

Player Ratings: Just too good

OPINION: All Blacks solidified their supremacy over their trans-Tasman rivals the Wallabies with an impressive 37-20 win in Japan.

2035d
0
Second Phase

PODCAST: Grand Finale and year-end selections

In this #SpecialEdition @rugby365com welcomes back @pauldelport9 and @APetoors10 to look at the @TheCurrieCup #Final and year-end tour selections.

2038d
0
Second Phase

CC TEAM OF THE WEEK: Rising to the occasion

OPINION: A number of players rose to the occasion in last weekend's Currie Cup semifinals in Durban and Cape Town.

2039d
0
Second Phase

The Short Ball: Graham Henry pops in for a chat

On this podcast, Scotty Stevenson & Mils Muliaina chat to Graham Henry about his thoughts of this generations players.

2039d
0
Second Phase

Boks need to think outside the box with Kolbe

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: The diminutive Kolbe was always going to be up against the odds to establish a test career – it is all too easy to write him off based on his small physical stature.

2039d
0
OPINION

NPC Team of the Week: Semifinals

The semi-finals began on Friday night with Tasman repelling Canterbury's advances with some stonewall defence.

2040d
0
Second Phase

Sharks' secret warm-up routine?

VIDEO: The Sharks' changing room is a very strange place.

2041d
0
Season 4

The inspiration behind Kolisi's success

EXCLUSIVE: Springbok captain Siya Kolisi grew up watching the late Solomzi "Solly" Tyibilika in Zwide and was motivated by the ex-Springbok to be an inspiration to that area.

2045d
0
Second Phase

PODCAST: When truth is stranger than fiction

LISTEN as the @rugby365com team looks at some of the strangest rugby games to take place.

2045d
0
Second Phase

CC TEAM OF THE WEEK: Final round stars

OPINION: Players from Western Province and the Sharks dominate our Currie Cup Team of the Week for Round Eight.

2046d
0
Season 4

A different side of Siya Kolisi

EXCLUSIVE: Springbok captain Siya Kolisi took some of his free time to speak about the Springbok revival and his softer side that not many get to see.

2046d
0
European Cup

Champions Cup team of the Week: Round 1

OPINION: The 2018/19 Champions Cup opened up on Friday in emphatic fashion, with reigning champions Leinster putting Wasps to the sword in Dublin, in a landslide 52-3 victory.

2048d
0
New Zealand NPC

NPC Team of the week: Round nine

OPINION: The final round of the regular season threw up some trying weather for teams to navigate one of the most stressful weeks of the competition.

2048d
0
Season 4

Donald: It was just ridiculous

EXCLUSIVE: Former All Blacks flyhalf, Stephen Donald, opens up about the toughest opponents he faced during his International and Super Rugby career.

2049d
0
Second Phase

Bok skipper linked to Sarries move

RUMOUR MILL: This week there were some very interesting rumours coming from the hosts Jim Hamilton and Andy Goode.

2050d
0
Second Phase

Rassie's Bok selection posers revealed

OPINION: The dust has hardly settled on the Rugby Championship and already we are turning our attention to the year-end internationals.

2051d
0
Season 4

Springboks-All Blacks rivalry is alive

EXCLUSIVE: The dust has settled on the Rugby Championships and while initial thoughts were that the All Blacks would walk the competition, those thoughts are now a thing of the past as the Springboks proved to be worthy opponents.

2051d
0
Second Phase

PODCAST: Now for the year-end tours

LISTEN as the @rugby365com team unpacks final round of the @SanzarTRC and look towards the year-end tour selections.

2052d
0
Season 4

Donald: SA teams tests your manhood

EXCLUSIVE: Stephen Donald who famously kicked New Zealand to the 2011 World Cup title after joining the squad before the semi-finals, believes the Springboks are back.

2052d
0
Argentina

RC Team of the Tournament: One-horse race

OPINION: South Africa may have closed the gap, dramatically, but the 2018 Rugby Championship was still a one-horse race.

2053d
0
Season 4

World Cup winner chats Springboks

EXCLUSIVE: World Cup-winning All Blacks flyhalf Stephen Donald shares his thoughts on the Rugby Championships and more specifically, the Springboks.

2053d
0
Second Phase

Ardie Savea the answer to All Black No.7 poser

OPINION: Ben Smith takes a look at the question of who should take over injured Sam Cane's mantle as the All Black openside flank.

2054d
0
OPINION

How the Springboks blew a 17-point lead?

ANALYSIS: This one will be painful for the Springboks to watch back.

2055d
0
Argentina

PLAYER RATINGS: Second-half rout

OPINION: Australia produced a stunning second-half comeback to finish their campaign on a high note - a 45-34 win over Argentina in Salta on Saturday.

2055d
0
New Zealand

PLAYER RATINGS: The almost team

OPINION: South Africa conceded a 17-point lead to lose 30-32 to New Zealand at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.

2055d
0
New Zealand

Player Ratings: Comeback kings

The All Blacks charged back from 17 points down to pick up a massive comeback victory 32-30 in Pretoria and conclude their Rugby Championship campaign.

2057d
0
Season 4

Schalk Burger at his best

EXCLUSIVE: Springbok Schalk Burger's character on and off the field is what has elevated the loose forward to the status of legend.

2057d
0
Second Phase

PODCAST: Words of wisdom from BA

LISTEN to a very special edition of the #podcast as the @rugby365com team is joined by Alejandro Cristian Moreno, a retired Argentine and Italian international prop.

2059d
0
Season 4

More Springbok caps for Burger?

EXCLUSIVE: Schalk Burger's contract with Saracens comes to an end in June 2019 but the loose forward has still not closed the door on adding to his 86 Springbok caps.

2059d
0
Second Phase

RC Team of the Week: Still the best

OPINION: New Zealand bounced back from their loss to South Africa and proved they are still the best team in the world.

2060d
0
Season 4

Saracens' fast start secret

EXCLUSIVE: Saracens tend to go through a slump during the international season in November and it with that in mind that they have focussed on making a fast start to their Premiership season.

2060d
0
Season 4

Schalk Burger - Raw and Uncut

EXCLUSIVE: Springbok legend Schalk Burger, who has been recovering from a lengthy injury layoff, took some time out to chat about all things Springboks, his career and a fun story or two.

2060d
0
Second Phase

Premiership Team of the Week: Round Five

OPINION: Saracens’ run of bonus point wins to start the season continued unabated in Round Five, as they dispatched Bath 50-27 at Allianz Park in a ruthless display of clinical attacking rugby.

2061d
0
New Zealand NPC

NPC Team of the week: Round seven

OPINION: We're coming to the end of the competition, already. And the cream is rising to the top.

2061d
0
Season 4

Carr: Happy playing my flair game

EXCLUSIVE: Springbok Nizaam Carr is loving life at Wasps as he feels he is able to play his natural game, despite it being suited to dry underfoot conditions.

2062d
0
Australia

Player Ratings: King Kolisi

OPINION: The Springboks beat the Wallabies 23-12 in Port Elizabeth, but Rassie Erasmus' will not be happy with some of his players' performances.

2062d
0
Australia

Player Ratings: Bye Bye, Cheika?

OPINION: The Wallabies have a toxic mix of outstanding talent and those who are not worthy to be in a Wallaby jersey.

2063d
0
Second Phase

Australian rugby's state of play

OPINION: Australian Rugby is as at one of the lowest points in its long history.

2063d
0
Season 4

Opportunities should happen at all levels

EXCLUSIVE: Players are often given the opportunity to test themselves at the highest level but that same concept should be applied to other levels within a Union's structure.

2063d
0
Season 4

Carr: We are really happy for him

EXCLUSIVE: Cheslin Kolbe will make his Springbok run-on debut when they play against Australia in Port Elizabeth and the diminutive wing's former Stormers teammates could not be happier for him.

2065d
0
Second Phase

PODCAST: Bok opportunity lost?

LISTEN as the @rugby365com team chat about the role the @BlitzBoks can play in adding value to the @Springboks.

2066d
0
Argentina

Argentina: Superpower or Enigma?

OPINION: The plight of Argentinean rugby has been one of the game’s most intriguing stories since the turn of the millennium.

2066d
0
Season 4

De Jongh shares Bok disappointment

EXCLUSIVE: Wasps centre Juan de Jongh felt hurt not to be included in the Springboks' squad after an injury crisis in the centre position potentially gave him a route back into the setup.

2067d
0
Season 4

Wasps' Springboks bring the sting

EXCLUSIVE: Wasps duo Juan de Jongh and Nizaam Carr were probably unlucky not to be included in the Springboks squad for the Rugby Championship but that doesn't mean that their dream of once again donning the green and gold has died.

2067d
0
Second Phase

CC TEAM OF THE WEEK: Title contenders

OPINION: Players from Western Province and the Sharks dominate our Currie Cup Team of the Week for Round Six.

2068d
0
OPINION

Premiership Team of the week: Round five

OPINION: The highlight of the weekend’s action in the Premiership was undoubtedly Worcester Warriors’ 44-37 victory over Leicester Tigers at Welford Road.

2069d
0
New Zealand NPC

NPC Team of the Week: Round Six

The back end of the tournament has begun and the gap between the haves and the have-nots is widening.

2069d
0
Season 4

Springboks need to kick on

EXCLUSIVE: As the Rugby Championship returns and reaches its climax, the Springboks will need to prove their victory over the All Blacks was not a fluke.

2069d
0
Season 4

Successful coaches need reward

EXCLUSIVE: John Dobson's success in the Currie Cup is a classic example of a coach who deserves to make the step-up to franchise level, especially after the lack of success of Robbie Fleck with the Stormers.

2071d
0
Second Phase

In defence of Beauden Barrett

OPINION: The pressure building on Beauden Barrett has been palpable this year.

2071d
0
Season 4

Why Cilliers left Leicester for Exiles

EXCLUSIVE: London Irish prop Pat Cilliers was not a favourite of former Leicester Tigers coach Matt O'Connor, which saw the Springbok leave the club with one year left on his contract.

2073d
0
Second Phase

PODCAST: A Kiwi view on a rare Bok win

LISTEN as the @rugby365com team unpacks a rare Springbok win over the All Blacks in New Zealand.

2073d
0
Season 4

Springboks prove all critics wrong

EXCLUSIVE: South Africa's victory over the All Blacks in New Zealand took the rugby world by surprise, so much so that all critics were made to eat humble pie.

2074d
0
Second Phase

RC Team of the Week: Drought broken

OPINION: South Africa won for the first time in New Zealand in almost a decade. They are duly rewarded in @rugby365com's famous weekly selection.

2074d
0
Season 4

The joys of a Springbok victory

EXCLUSIVE: South Africa's dramatic victory over the All Blacks in New Zealand has certainly breathed new life into the hopes that the Springboks will be contenders to lift the 2019 World Cup.

2074d
0
OPINION

OPINION: Springboks' fullback options

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: In the wake of Willie Le Roux’s release to Wasps, the Springboks have been left with a huge void to fill.

2075d
0
Second Phase

Premiership Team of the Week: Unbeaten run

OPINION: Gloucester continued their undefeated start to the season in Round 3 of the Gallagher Premiership, beating Bristol Bears at Kingsholm and shoring up their place in the top four.

2075d
0
Season 4

Divvy not the right man for Zim

EXCLUSIVE: When your resume includes victories over the All Blacks in New Zealand in 2008 and 2009, you would think that person would be able to take a country like Zimbabwe to the 2019 World Cup.

2075d
0
Season 4

The importance of speed

EXCLUSIVE: The game has certainly evolved since speedster Tonderai Chavhanga tore up the field with his blistering pace and he believes speed is more important now than ever before.

2077d
0
Season 4

Chavhanga comments on Euro expansion

EXCLUSIVE: SA Rugby's reasons for wanting to have teams competing in the European leagues have been questions by former Springbok wing Tonderai Chavhanga.

2077d
0
OPINION

Player Ratings: Rattled

OPINION: The All Blacks have gone down to the Springboks 36-34 in Wellington after conceding a record number of points at home and bombing a chance to steal the match late.

2078d
0
OPINION

Player Ratings: Zeros to Heroes

OPINION: The Springboks pulled off a shock 36-34 victory over the world champion All Blacks in Wellington on Saturday.

2078d
0
Season 4

Chavanga: They have earned it

EXCLUSIVE: Retired Springbok wing Tonderai Chavhanga got a burning issue off his chest and went head first into the most-spoken about topic when the Springboks lose - quotas.

2080d
0
Season 4

Retired Springbok pulls no punches

EXCLUSIVE: Retired Springbok Tonderai Chavanga pulled no punches as he shared his thoughts on the Springboks, Currie Cup and SA Rugby's plan to increase the number of teams in the PRO14.

2080d
0
Season 4

All Blacks' conditioning is miles ahead

EXCLUSIVE: The All Blacks prove week in and week out just how good they really are, even when they make a host of changes.

2080d
0
Second Phase

PODCAST: Clouded vision hampering Boks

The @rugby365com team is joined by respected New Zealand coach Adriaan Kennedy, as they analyse the @SanzarTRC crunch match between @AllBlacks and @Springboks.

2080d
0
Second Phase

The last great rival of the All Blacks

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: It’s been nearly a decade since the All Blacks had a true rival.

2081d
0
Second Phase

RC Team of the Week: Slim pickings

OPINION: One match was entertaining, the other a dull affair. Not surprising then that the bulk of our team comes from the encounter between New Zealand and Argentina.

2081d
0
Second Phase

CC TEAM OF THE WEEK: These Lions are Golden

OPINION: Players from the Golden Lions dominate our Currie Cup Team of the Week for Round Four.

2081d
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Season 4

OPINION: Is Rassie's job really on the line?

SPRINGBOK SPOTLIGHT: Are we to believe Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus when he suggests that he could be out of a job on Sunday?

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New Zealand

All Blacks and the set-piece

ANALYSIS: The reason behind the All Blacks' ability to dominate teams – by an average scoreline of 40 to 12 - in 2018

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Season 4

Another case for a central system

EXCLUSIVE: South Africa Rugby president Mark Alexander recently stated that the number of professional contracts will be reduced, which could see an improvement in the overall standard of the game if implemented correctly.

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Australia

PLAYER RATINGS: Beyond embarrassing

OPINION: Australia beat South Africa 23-18 in a scrappy game that was a showcase for just how pathetic both teams are.

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Argentina

PLAYER RATINGS: Hard work

OPINION: The All Blacks have continued their winning ways with a 46-24 victory over Argentina in Nelson.

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Australia

PLAYER RATINGS: Barely better

OPINION: Australia beat South Africa 23-18 in a scrappy game that was a showcase for just how pathetic both teams are.

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Season 4

Lions' Dayimani a backline bolter?

EXCLUSIVE: Golden Lions loose forward Hacjivah Dayimani has set the Currie Cup alight this season but still needs some time developing his skills before being granted a chance at the highest level.

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Season 4

Can Cheika keep the critics away?

EXCLUSIVE: Australia head coach Michael Cheika desperately needs to bag a victory against the Springboks in order to restore the nation's confidence in him.

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Second Phase

PODCAST: Kiwis want SA out of SANZAAR

WATCH as The Short Ball team calls into question South Africa's continued involvement in SANZAAR.

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Second Phase

PODCAST: Boks on the ropes

The @rugby365com team analyses the weekend's crucial @SanzarTRC encounter between the @qantaswallabies and @Springboks in Brisbane.

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Season 4

Immense pressure on Boks, Wallabies coaches

EXCLUSIVE: We delve into the mindset of an Australian coach as a crucial Rugby Championship match between Australia and South Africa awaits.

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News

Premiership Team of the Week: Round One

The Premiership returned with a bang for the 2018/19 season this weekend, with Bristol Bears’ 17-10 victory over fierce rivals Bath stealing the headlines.

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Season 4

Get off the anti-Springbok bandwagon

EXCLUSIVE: The Springboks head to Australasia still licking their wounds from their previous round defeat, however, the 'bigger picture' needs to be front of mind during this competition.

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Season 4

Coach Lodewyk helps Blue Bulls

EXCLUSIVE: While the Blue Bulls have been trying to keep themselves in the Currie Cup running, you have missed a Springbok-turned-consultant in their coaching department.

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New Zealand

VIDEO: Barrett heading abroad post RWC?

WATCH as Scotty Stevenson & Mils Muliaina decipher the chances of All Blacks flyhalf Beauden Barrett plying his trade in Europe after the Rugby World Cup 2019.

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Season 4

Should the Rugby Champs be tweaked?

EXCLUSIVE: With Super Rugby set for another potential change to the format, a case can be made for SANZAAR to do the same to the Rugby Championship, to manage the workload of the southern hemisphere players.

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Second Phase

Turnaround plan for SARU

READERS VIEW: Regular rugby365 reader Brian Holdsworth, based in South East Melbourne in Australia, looks at the dire financial situation of the South African Rugby Union and makes a few suggestions for a turnaround plan.

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Season 4

Springbok lock's road to recovery

EXCLUSIVE: Springbok lock Lood de Jager sheds some light on his road to recovery, what has been keeping him busy, and shares his thoughts on the Springboks' embarrassing defeat to Argentina.

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News

Team of the Week: Black waves

RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND TWO: Never before has a team been as dominant as the current New Zealand outfit.

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Second Phase

PODCAST: Wasted Bok resources

LISTEN as the @rugby365com team chats to respected New Zealander Adriaan Kennedy about why the Kiwi coaching systems are so much further ahead than their main rivals.

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Second Phase

Cheika: 'If You Don't Know Me By Now'

PARODY: If you don’t know Michael Cheika by now, you never will.

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Second Phase

CC TEAM OF THE WEEK: Singing in the rain

OPINION: Players from Western Province dominate our Team of the Week for Round Two of Currie Cup 2018.

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New Zealand NPC

NPC Team of week: Round two

OPINION: In such a short competition, every round is meaningful and for several teams their season looks bleak already.

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Argentina

Player ratings: Not good enough

OPINION: Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus admitted he should carry the blame for the team's poor performance in Mendoza, a 19-32 loss to Argentina that effectively confirmed New Zealand will retain the Rugby Championship.

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Australia

PLAYER RATINGS: Always second-best

OPINION: The Wallabies went down 12-40 at Eden Park as the All Blacks retained the Bledisloe Cup in the second test.

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New Zealand

Player Ratings: Pure Class

OPINION: The All Blacks locked away the Bledisloe Cup for another year with a 40-12 victory at Eden Park.

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Argentina

Player ratings: Gran trabajo

OPINION: Argentina put a huge dent in South Africa's Rugby Championship hopes with a commanding 32-19 win in Mendoza on Saturday.

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News

VIDEO: Dear Donald Currie

CURRIE CUP DOCUMENTARY: What was once South Africa's premier tournament, has now become a 'development' event.

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Argentina

VIDEO ANALYSES: The Replacements

WATCH as The 1014 Rugby team examines the minutes played by replacements, position by position.

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Argentina

Team of the Week: First salvos fired

RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND ONE: The first shots were fired in the 2018 version of the tournament and the usual suspects are at the top of the pile.

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News

CC Team of the Week: Two-horse race

CURRIE CUP ROUND ONE: The season got off to a low-key start, with just two matches and three teams on byes.

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Second Phase

PODCAST: On a 'faraway' mission

The @rugby365com team shines the spotlight on the @SanzarTRC and @TheCurrieCup - with a few intriguing titbits thrown it.

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Second Phase

Analysis: Wallabies 'catfish' play busted

ANALYSIS: With the game in the balance and the All Blacks holding a slim 12-6 lead, the Wallabies received a scrum on their own 40-metre line in the 51st minute.

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Season 4

Currie Cup coaching roulette

EXCLUSIVE: The Sharks latest coaching acquisition is a decision that has some excited, especially that a foreign coach is coming to South Africa.

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Season 4

Springboks can defeat All Blacks

EXCLUSIVE: The All Blacks are once again the overwhelming favourites to claim lift the Rugby Championship trophy, however, the Springboks could bag a rare victory over the New Zealanders.

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Season 4

Questions for Rasta Rasivhenge

EXCLUSIVE: One of the most recognisable referees in the rugby world with his speed and engaging personality will be Late Tackle's special guest and we want you to get involved.

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Second Phase

Short Ball: Bledisloe Cup preview

PODCAST: Scotty Stevenson & Mils Muliaina are back and joined on the phone by former Wallaby captain and rugby great George Gregan to talk all things Bledisloe Cup.

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Season 4

All eyes on Rugby Champs

EXCLUSIVE: All things Rugby Championship takes centre stage as the Late Tackle team returns with a bang, breaking down each squad and getting involved in some fantasy league.

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Second Phase

PODCAST: Bulls on a Newlands raid?

The @rugby365com team chats about the latest dispatches and surprises from Loftus Versfeld and Newlands about their coaching staff for 2019.

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Second Phase

What depth looks like

VIDEO: The 1014 Rugby team examine what squad depth actually means and what it might look like.

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News

SEASON REVIEW: Three times the bridesmaid

OPINION: It was a season of changes at Ellis Park - departures resulted in a new coaching set-up.

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News

SEASON REVIEW: The ultimate chokers

OPINION: It is a moniker that will stay with the Sharks until they eventually win a Super Rugby title. However, they are the most successful team never to have won the competition.

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News

Season Review: Bulls in limbo

OPINION: A promise of new beginning ended up in a very public divorce for the Bulls

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News

How Crusaders stopped Lions' maul?

SUPER RUGBY AFTERMATH: The Lions most feared weapon heading into the final was their lineout maul, which they had deployed with devastating effect throughout this Super Rugby season.

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Second Phase

PODCAST: Tooth Fairy & Santa Claus exist at WP

The @rugby365com takes a look at the latest drama at Newlands and comes to the conclusion that Western Province officials believe in the Tooth Fairy and Santa Clause.

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Second Phase

TEAM OF THE TOURNAMENT: A Super line-up

OPINION: Super Rugby 2018 has ended, and it is time to reveal our Team of the Tournament.

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Second Phase

Mercurial magicians

Carlos Spencer and Quade Cooper, much like Springbok Elton Jantjies, could mesmerise the opposition and just as easily flop.

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News

SEASON REVIEW: Stormers are toxic

OPINION: The Stormers are a team in disarray, both on and off the field.

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