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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.

44dSam 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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51dJamie 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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52dESPN 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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55dESPN 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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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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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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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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58dESPN 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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59dGreg 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.

60dJamie 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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62dESPN 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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64dJohn 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.


Faf de Klerk released to play for Sale

South Africa have released first choice scrumhalf Faf de Klerk to play for his club Sale Sharks this weekend, allowing him to miss Saturday's test against Scotland at Murrayfield, officials confirmed on Tuesday.

2018 RankingsRugby Championship

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