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Springboks recall Lood De Jager for All Blacks

Lood De Jager returns after missing the Springboks' 30-17 defeat by Australia last weekend as he completed concussion protocols, and his return will boost the team's lineout proficiency and ability from the rolling maul.

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Boks' Wiese escapes further sanction for Kerevi hit

South Africa loose forward Jasper Wiese has been found not guilty of foul play after being cited following the 30-17 Rugby Championship defeat to Australia at the weekend, but will not feature against New Zealand on Saturday.

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All Blacks not buying into Boks' recent slump

All Blacks forwards coach John Plumtree is expecting a "titanic" battle up front when New Zealand and South Africa meet in their 100th Test match in the Rugby Championship on Saturday.

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4dBrittany Mitchell

Fierce, resilient: Wallabies have fans dreaming again

Level-headed, fierce and resilient, three words that could easily be inscribed in stone beside Michael Hooper's name, his teammates lifted to his level and had fans dreaming again as they defeated the Springboks 30-17 in Brisbane.

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Quade Cooper kicks Wallabies to remarkable win

Quade Cooper has capped an incredible Wallabies return, kicking a match-winning penalty after the siren to beat South Africa 28-26 in his first Test for more than four years.

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12dBrittany Mitchell

Can Wallabies expansive play overcome Boks' borefest?

The Bledisloe trophy may already be locked back up in New Zealand and a Rugby Championship title may be all but ruled out, but there's still plenty for the Wallabies to play for this weekend when they take on the Springboks on the Gold Coast.

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12dBrittany Mitchell

Cooper to make his Wallabies return after four years

Four years after he last pulled on the gold jersey, Quade Cooper has been given the Wallabies No.10 in a desperate bid to help Australia end their current three-game winless streak.

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12dBrittany Mitchell

What's a pass mark for the remainder of the Wallabies' season?

It's been a tough year so far for Wallabies coach Dave Rennie, with a 2-4 record from his six matches so far and another seven - potentially eight - more to come, what must the Wallabies do to get a pass mark?

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NZR never intended to play Bledisloe III: Marinos

Rugby Australia chief Andy Marinos hit back at New Zealand Rugby boss Mark Robinson, stating he doesn't believe NZR ever had any intention of playing the third Bledisloe Test on the 28th of August.

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SA ready to host Rugby Championship - coach

Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber has said South Africa was ready to host the remainder of the Rugby Championship, as the competition's organisers scramble for a venue for the rest of this year's matches in the coming days.

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Springboks beat Argentina with second half tries

Tries from wing Makazole Mapimpi and Malcolm Marx helped South Africa secure a comfortable 29-10 victory over Argentina in their Rugby Championship clash at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday.

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Rugby Championship could move to UK, Europe

New Zealand have pulled out of the scheduled third Bledisoe Cup match in Perth, as SANZAAR scrambles to finalise the draw for the Rugby Championship that could see the back half of the tournament either be played in Queensland or be rerouted to Europe.

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De Jager to bring up a 'unlikely' milestone

Lood de Jager will earn a 50th cap for South Africa in their Rugby Championship Test against Argentina in Nelson Mandela Bay on Saturday -- a milestone that had looked doubtful as he battled a career-threatening injury last year.

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South Africa grind out win over Argentina

First half tries by scrum-half Cobus Reinach and wing Aphelele Fassi led much-changed South Africa to a scrappy 32-12 victory over Argentina.

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20-minute red card green-lit for Rugby Champs

The 20-minute red card and the 50:22 are among several law variations that have been greenlit for the Rugby Championships set to kick-off on Saturday.

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Springboks: Lions series consigned to history

South Africa hooker Malcolm Marx believes the Springboks will have no trouble lifting themselves for the start of their Rugby Championship campaign against Argentina in Gqeberha (formerly Port Elizabeth) on Saturday.

2021 RankingsRugby Championship

  • SA3rd
    Tries Scored 1st New Zealand : 24 Tries Scored
  • SA2nd
    Points Difference 1st New Zealand : 114 Points Difference