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Foster admits uncertainty over All Blacks future

New Zealand coach Ian Foster admits he has "no idea" if Saturday's excellent 35-23 Rugby Championship victory over South Africa will be enough to save his job, but believes there is more to come from his team.

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All Blacks end losing run, ease pressure on Foster

Centre David Havili and lock Scott Barrett scored late tries as New Zealand eased the pressure on coach Ian Foster with a superb 35-23 victory over South Africa in their Rugby Championship clash at Ellis Park on Saturday.

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Mo'unga starts as All Blacks seek form reversal

Richie Mo'unga will start at fly-half in the place of Beauden Barrett as one of four changes to his starting XV made by New Zealand coach Ian Foster for the must-win Rugby Championship clash with South Africa at Ellis Park on Saturday.

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Barrett feared the worst after 'scary' aerial fall

All Blacks fly-half Beauden Barrett said he feared the worst after landing head-first from a terrible mid-air challenge against South Africa but that his team would continue to be courageous under the Springboks' high ball.


Springboks lose Bongi Mbonambi, Joseph Dweba to start

South Africa will start with hooker Joseph Dweba in Saturday's second Rugby Championship fixture against New Zealand after Bongi Mbonambi withdrew from the side named on Tuesday due to a knee injury picked up in training.

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Boks recall Vermeulen in five changes to face NZ

South Africa have recalled No. 8 Duane Vermeulen as one of five changes to their starting line-up for the second Rugby Championship test against New Zealand.

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Rugby Championship R1 wrap: Horrific Barrett fall could have been avoided

Beauden Barrett's nasty fall following an aerial collision with Kurt-Lee Arendse could and should have been prevented. The All Blacks certainly have multiple issues to deal with, meanwhile, but life is certainly pretty good for Australia's Jed Holloway.

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Springboks not finished product - Nienaber

Springboks coach Jacques Nienaber believes the team can improve after their record-breaking victory against the All Blacks in the Rugby Championship Test at Mbombela Stadium on Saturday.

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Foster says All Blacks improved despite Boks loss

New Zealand coach Ian Foster says his side have improved their performance from the historic 2-1 home series loss to Ireland, despite a heaviest defeat by South Africa in 94 years at the Mbombela Stadium on Saturday.

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15dLeonard Solms

Beast: USA rugby on the rise ahead of 2031 World Cup

Legendary Springboks prop Tendai 'Beast' Mtawarira says the level of rugby in the USA is on the up, and will continue to climb as they near hosting the 2031 World Cup.

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Blitzboks, swimmers rocket SA up Commonwealth Games table

South Africa's Commonwealth Games team played a blinder on the weekend, rocketing up the medals table thanks to gold medals from swimmers Tatjana Schoenmaker, Lara van Niekerk, and Pieter Coetze, and the Blitzboks winning their Rugby Sevens final too.

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Former players to take legal action against World Rugby

A group of former players have issued formal legal proceedings against World Rugby and the governing bodies of England (RFU) and Wales (WRU) over claims that the failure to protect them led to the early onset of dementia, British media reported.

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Springboks brace for different challenge against All Blacks

South Africa are gearing up for a different type of challenge when they host below par New Zealand in their opening game of the Rugby Championship in Nelspruit on August 6, but are wary of the threat of the wounded tourists.

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37dSam Bruce

Four series, four deciders: Has Test rugby ever been this tight?

The rugby world can turn itself inside out talking about the problems within the game, and has probably never before done so with such disdain as it has this week. But four series deciders this weekend offer cause for at least muted celebration.

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Wales claim historic victory over South Africa

Replacement fly-half Gareth Anscombe kicked a late conversion from the touchline as Wales claimed their first ever away victory in South Africa.

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South Africa make 14 changes, Handre Pollard to captain

South Africa named a new captain, plus two uncapped players in their starting line-up and a further four among the replacements as coach Jacques Nienaber announced wholesale changes for the second Test against Wales in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

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Springboks confirm end of year Test match schedule

World champions South Africa have confirmed Tests against Ireland, France, Italy and England later this year on a month-long northern hemisphere tour, when they also plan to include midweek matches.

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Late penalty seals win for Boks over Wales

Fullback Damian Willemse kicked a pressure penalty after the hooter to secure South Africa a 32-29 victory over ill-disciplined Wales in a see-saw test at a raucous Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.

2022 RankingsRugby Championship

  • SA4th
    Tries Scored 1st Argentina : 9 Tries Scored
  • SA2nd
    Points Difference 1st Argentina : 16 Points Difference