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2dReuters

Steyn calls time on international career

South Africa coach Jacques Nienaber had earmarked a role for flyhalf Morne Steyn at the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France but respects his decision to retire from the international game.

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18dReuters

All Blacks moving forward despite 'Boks loss: Foster

New Zealand coach Ian Foster said he has more immediate concerns than the next Rugby World Cup but believes his All Blacks have learned lessons from the Rugby Championship that can be used in France in 2023.

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19dReuters

Springboks edge All Blacks in Gold Coast thriller

Elton Jantjies kicked a penalty after the final hooter as South Africa snapped a three-match losing streak in dramatic fashion with a 31-29 win over New Zealand in a thrilling final match of the Rugby Championship

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22dESPN Staff

Lienert-Brown returns for final Rugby Championship clash

The All Blacks have made three changes to their starting line-up with Anton Lienert-Brown returning from injury as New Zealand look to close out the Rugby Championship unbeaten on the Gold Coast following a tight tussle with the Springboks last weekend.

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29dESPN Staff

Foster rings in changes ahead of Boks clash

All Blacks coach Ian Foster has named one of his strongest sides available in preparation for his team's 100th Test match with the Springboks on Saturday in Townsville.

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30dReuters

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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30dReuters

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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30dReuters

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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33dBrittany 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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39dAAP

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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42dBrittany 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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42dBrittany 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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42dBrittany 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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60dESPN Staff

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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61dReuters

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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61dReuters

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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62dSam Bruce

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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64d

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.

2021 RankingsRugby Championship

  • SA3rd
    Tries Scored 1st New Zealand : 28 Tries Scored
    NZL1st
    12
    28
  • SA2nd
    Points Difference 1st New Zealand : 114 Points Difference
    NZL1st
    24
    114