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21hReuters

Pat Lambie retires at 28, cites concussions

A fit Lambie would in all likelihood have been part of the Springboks squad at the Rugby World Cup in Japan later this year, but he says he is no longer willing to risk his health on the rugby field.

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42dReuters

Boks to play home Tests in Joburg, Pretoria

There is no June international window in Rugby World Cup year and the Rugby Championship has been cut to three fixtures per side, with the Boks to open their campaign against Australia at Ellis Park in Johannesburg on July 20.

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48dSam Bruce

SANZAAR should be thrilled Super Rugby speculation exists

SANZAAR issued another typically vague response to reports Super Rugby may revert to a 14-team competition from 2021. It's not such a bad situation, though, and one the governing body would be wise to embrace, Sam Bruce writes.

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55dJamie Braidwood

Erasmus: Barbarians game 'gold' for World Cup prep

Rassie Erasmus says he is using the Barbarians match against Argentina Saturday as an extra opportunity to prepare for next year's Rugby World Cup.

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57dESPN Staff

What we learned about rugby's top sides this November

New Zealand were beaten, Ireland and Wales were not. England secured important results while Australia looked broken. ESPN looks at the key takeaways from this month.

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60dESPN Staff

Boks name unchanged starting lineup

Springboks' coach Rassie Erasmus has made only one change to his match day squad to face Wales in Cardiff on Saturday as Eben Etzebeth returns to the bench.

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60dReuters

Williams at full-back for Wales against Boks

Liam Williams will starts at full-back as Wales coach Warren Gatland restored Gareth Anscombe to the fly-half berth for their final November international against South Africa.

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62dESPN

Wales suffer Halfpenny blow

Leigh Halfpenny has been ruled out of Wales' final autumn international against South Africa after failing to recover from concussion.

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62dESPN

Kolisi escapes sanction for 'headbutt'

South Africa captain Siya Kolisi has been cleared to play against Wales this weekend after escaping sanction for an apparent headbutt on Scotland's Peter Horne.

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63dESPN Staff

Matfield leads shortlist for Bulls coach

Springboks and Blue Bulls legend Victor Matfield was announced on a shortlist of candidates for the role of the Bulls Super Rugby head coach on Monday.

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64dGreg Growden

Wallabies win, but Dublin classic highlights class gap

Ireland's historic win over the All Blacks was a magic moment for rugby, but highlighted just how large the gap is between Australia and those who actually know how to play the game.

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64dJamie Braidwood

Springboks get smart to shut down flying Scots

Just as Scotland were showing why they are one of the most entertaining sides in world rugby, South Africa shut them down to show why they are one of the world's best.

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67dESPN Staff

Springboks make six changes for Scotland

Embrose Papier makes his starting Test debut while Duane Vermeulen replaces Warren Whiteley as Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus makes six changes to his starting side.

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69dJohn Goliath

Why Franco Mostert is so important to the Boks

One of South Africa's more understated players, Franco Mostert, seems to bring a calmness to the Springboks' lineout thanks to his calling and skill in the air.

2018 RankingsRugby Championship

  • SA2nd
    TRIES SCORED 1st New Zealand : 33 Tries Scored
    NZL1st
    21
    33
  • SA2nd
    POINTS DIFFERENCE 1st New Zealand : 93 Points Difference
    NZL1st
    6
    93