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7dReuters

England end patchy autumn series with SA defeat

South Africa half-backs Damian Willemse and Faf de Klerk put England to the sword on Saturday with a relentless drum beat of drop goals, penalties and try assists in a 27-13 victory, that ended the hosts' patchy autumn series on a downer.

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12dESPN staff

Erasmus has made Boks 'so easy to dislike'

Rugby World Cup-winning Springboks captain John Smit has weighed into the Rassie Erasmus saga, saying the director of rugby's ongoing social media commentary had made the South Africa team "so easy to dislike."

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16dReuters

Springboks boss Erasmus banned for ref criticism

South Africa's director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has been handed a two-game ban from all matchday activities by World Rugby after tweets he posted that were perceived to be critical of referees.

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14dReuters

Dominant Springboks romp past Italy

South Africa turned on the second-half heat as they ran in a total of nine tries in a dominant 63-21 win over Italy in their test at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Saturday.

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21dReuters

France beat South Africa for 12th-straight win

France extended their impressive winning run to 12 games when they tamed South Africa 30-26 at the Stade Velodrome after a nail-biting contest.

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25dReuters

Willie le Roux and Faf de Klerk back for Springboks

South Africa have recalled the experienced duo of fullback Willie le Roux and scrumhalf Faf de Klerk for their autumn international against France in Marseille on Saturday, while they have also added some goal-kicking insurance on the bench.

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26dSam Bruce

Autumn Nations Series W2 wrap: Are we not entertained?

The second weekend of the Autumn Nations Series is in the books, with gripping encounters played out across Dublin, Paris and London. But were they as entertaining, or at least enjoyable, as the women's World Cup semis in New Zealand.

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26dReuters

Ireland triumph against world champs South Africa

Ireland came out on top in a physical battle against South Africa with a 19-16 victory on Saturday that handed the top side in the global rankings a psychological boost over the world champions ahead of next year's World Cup.

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38dSam Bruce and Tom Hamilton

What's new for world rugby's top 10 this autumn?

The northern and southern hemispheres come together for a massive slate of Test matches this autumn, in what is likely the last time the Six Nations and Rugby Championship nations will face each other before the World Cup. So what's new for the top 10?

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57dReuters

France down South Africa in Rugby World Cup opener

Laure Sansus scored two tries as France underlined their title credentials with a bonus-point 40-5 victory over South Africa in the opening match of the women's Rugby World Cup at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday.

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61dBrittany Mitchell

Ultimate Rugby World Cup 2021 Guide

After a year's delay, the 2021 Rugby World Cup is finally upon us with 12 of the best rugby nations coming together in New Zealand to claim women's rugby supremacy. Read on for everything you need to know ahead of the biggest women's World Cup to date.

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70dReuters

Nienaber praises effort as Boks fall short

South Africa coach Jacques Nienaber believed their pre-match target of a bonus-point win by 39 points was achievable but the Springboks lost crucial momentum at the end of the first half in their 38-21 Rugby Championship win over Argentina.

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77dReuters

Late Marx try earns Boks bonus-point win

South Africa hooker Malcolm Marx scored a try in the final minute to secure a 36-20 bonus-point victory over Argentina at Estadio Libertadores de America in Buenos Aires.

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83dReuters

Springboks' Jantjies to return home from Argentina

Springbok flyhalf Elton Jantjies will return to South Africa for personal reasons ahead of the Rugby Championship test against Argentina on Saturday, South African Rugby said on Sunday.

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85d

Makazole Mapimpi wants Boks sharper vs. Argentina

Wing Makazole Mapimpi says South Africa must be more precise in the opponents' 22 as they hope an early arrival in Buenos Aires will help with preparations for the crucial Rugby Championship clash with Argentina on September 17.

2022 Top ScorersRugby Championship

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2022 RankingsRugby Championship

  • SA2nd
    Tries Scored 1st New Zealand : 24 Tries Scored
    NZL1st
    20
    24
  • SA2nd
    Points Difference 1st New Zealand : 67 Points Difference
    NZL1st
    45
    67