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WELLINGTON - The All Blacks are done with basking in the glory of claiming a third successive Rugby Championship title, focused instead on avenging their shock loss to South Africa when the sides meet in Pretoria on Saturday, halfback TJ Perenara said. Steve Hansen's side sealed the tournament with a game to spare by beating Argentina on the weekend but...
CAPE TOWN, September 15 – The Springboks' 36-34 win over New Zealand in Wellington allowed them up two places in the World Rugby Rankings to fifth, while Australia drops to an all-time low of seventh after losing to Argentina. With this win, South Africa breathed new life into The Rugby Championship while at the same time boosting their World Rugby...
WELLINGTON - South Africa wing Makazole Mapimpi has been ruled out of Saturday's Rugby Championship clash with world champions New Zealand in Wellington after sustaining a knee injury in the defeat to Australia this past weekend. The Springbok flyer scored his side's second try in the 23-18 loss in Brisbane but had to leave the field before halftime to be...
BRISBANE, Australia, September 9 – Springbok captain Siya Kolisi lamented the team's high error-rate in their disappointing 23-18 defeat against the Wallabies in Brisbane on Saturday.   Bok coach Rassie Erasmus caught many by surprise when he made as many as six changes to the team for this encounter despite the fact his side suffered a shock loss to Argentina the...
WELLINGTON - Richie Mo'unga advocates will finally get their wish when the flyhalf starts a test for the first time on Saturday as New Zealand coach Steve Hansen gives the 24-year-old a chance to prove he can handle the step up from Super Rugby. Mo'unga was named to start the Rugby Championship clash with Argentina at Trafalgar Park in Nelson...
BRISBANE, Australia, September 5 - The Springboks have made some adjustments to their preparations for Saturday’s Rugby Championship match against the Wallabies in Brisbane, Australia. The two sides meet at 8pm (noon SA time) on Saturday at the Suncorp Stadium in the Queensland capital. Captain Siya Kolisi and his team have been training in high-intensity sessions on Monday and Tuesday, with...
BLOEMFONTEIN, September 1 -  The Sharks resigned the Free State Cheetahs to their third Currie Cup loss after grinding out a 33-29 win at Toyota Stadium, in Bloemfontein, on Saturday afternoon. A small but enthusiastic crowd was treated to a typically hard-fought but exciting contest with both sides in the mood to play an open brand of rugby. The home side...
JOHANNESBURG, August 27 - The repercussions of South Africa’s loss to Argentina in the Rugby Championships were swift, as the Springboks have dropped one place to seventh in the world rankings released on Monday. South Africa drop below Scotland as a result of losing 1.48 rating points, equalling their lowest position since the rankings were introduced in October 2003. South Africa...
MENDOZA, Argentina, August 25 – The Springboks are bracing themselves for a fierce onslaught from Argentina when they meet on Saturday in Mendoza in the second round of the Castle Lager Rugby Championship. Kick-off is at 4.10pm (9.10pm SA time) in the Estadio Malvinas Argentina and the game is live on SuperSport1. Siya Kolisi and his Springbok team delivered a powerful...
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Lock Franco Mostert is the only change to South Africa’s team for Saturday’s Rugby Championship test against Argentina in Mendoza as coach Rassie Erasmus looks to repeat last weekend’s home win at the start of the southern hemisphere competition. Mostert, who is headed to play for Gloucester this season after captaining the Lions to this month's...

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