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9dESPN

South Africa Blitzboks win Singapore Sevens

South Africa produced a remarkable comeback to defeat Fiji in the HSBC World Rugby Singapore Sevens, overcoming a 19-0 halftime deficit to win the Cup final 20-19.

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15dAndy Withers and Susan Ninan

South African sides can place more trust in back-three - Botha

"I think sometimes we need to trust the players a little bit more," Springboks legend Naas Botha tells ESPN. "Certain guys, certain cultures, prefer the game-plan more than the player. I'm a kind of guy who prefers player to game-plan."

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15dAAP

Rugby Australia considers new comp options

Rugby Australia is working on other options if the mooted world league doesn't go ahead, with a more meaningful Rugby Championship on the SANZAAR agenda.

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26dSam Bruce

The domino effect: Who will take Wallabies beyond 2019?

The biggest year of his coaching career is still to play out, but Michael Cheika's pending replacement at Australia's helm is as much a talking point as the Wallabies' Rugby World Cup fortunes themselves.

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28dCraig Dowd

SANZAAR made right call to return to 14-team competition

SANZAAR made the right decision to drop the Sunwolves from Super Rugby and revert back to a 14-team competition, while the introduction of new trial 'laws' could see rugby move back towards traditional rucking, Craig Dowd writes.

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32dESPN

SANZAAR officially axe Sunwolves

SANZAAR have announced they will officially drop the Sunwolves from Super Rugby from 2021 in a statement on Friday.

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49dReuters

SA Rugby to be strict with overseas clubs over players - Erasmus

Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus has reiterated that South Africa Rugby will rigorously enforce World Rugby Regulation 9 from 2020 in a bid to soften the impact of the growing flood of top players plying their trade abroad.

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51dReuters

Schalk Brits enjoying new lease of life with Bulls in Super Rugby

The veteran hooker has been eased into the side, after sustaining a calf injury, but he was superb in the Round 1 defeat of the Stormers and then was immense in the Bulls' 30-12 victory over the Lions at Emirates Airline Park on Saturday.

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56dESPN

Super Rugby Round 3 team lists

Three big trans-Tasman clashes headline Round 3 of Super Rugby, including a double-header to get us started on Friday evening. Read on for all of this week's team lists.

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62dESPN

Cheetahs player banned for filthy act

Cheetahs centre Nico Lee will sit out 13 weeks of Pro 14 action after he was suspended for clearing "the contents of his nose" on Connacht's Colby Fainga'a during their clash last weekend.

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62dESPN

Super Rugby Round Two team lists

In Super Rugby round two we see two trans-Tasman clashes as well as a New Zealand derby. Read for all of this week's team lists.

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76dAndy Withers

Super Rugby South Africa conference preview

The Super Rugby season is once again upon us. Here, we analyse the South African conference, and ESPN columnist Greg Growden offers his thoughts on each of the five franchises.

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84dReuters

R.G. Snyman undergoes ankle surgery

Bulls and South Africa lock R.G. Snyman has undergone ankle surgery and will miss the opening two months of of the season, his Super Rugby franchise has announced .

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89dESPN Staff

Cornal Hendricks returns after retiring with a heart complaint

Cornal Hendricks, a former Cheetahs and Springboks winger, retired in 2015, on medical advice, after he discovered that he had a heart defect. He will step out for the Bulls vs. the Lions in Pretoria on Saturday.

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91dESPN Staff

Cheetahs scrum coach Daan Human to work also for Bulls

The former Stormers, Toulouse and South Africa prop will assist the Bulls two days a week while continuing in a similar role for the Bloemfontein-based Cheetahs in their Guinness PRO14 campaign.

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93dReuters

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.

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