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RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP

Coetzee on Combrinck

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee explains why he has not recalled Ruan Combrinck for his side's last two Rugby Championship matches.


Bok coach backs remorseful Rhule

Allister Coetzee has come to the defence of under-fire winger Raymond Rhule and says he won’t be discarded after just one poor game, writes CRAIG LEWIS in Bloemfontein.


‘Hougaard’s struggled as a Test No 9’

Francois Hougaard has battled to meet the technical requirements for a Test-quality scrumhalf, admits Allister Coetzee. CRAIG LEWIS reports from Bloemfontein.


‘Ruan must keep performing’

Allister Coetzee says the omission of Ruan Combrinck from the Rugby Championship squad is due to the fact he hasn’t played enough to prove his fitness and form in 2017, writes CRAIG LEWIS in Bloemfontein.


Will Boks shake it up?

Allister Coetzee will need to consider making calculated personnel changes as the Boks aim to maintain a proud home record against the Wallabies, writes CRAIG LEWIS in Bloemfontein.


‘Wallabies must be smarter’

Coach Michael Cheika says the Wallabies' poor record against the Springboks in South Africa is not just because of playing at altitude.


Wallabies depart for South Africa

The Wallabies left a day early to give themselves the best preparation possible ahead of their match against the Springboks in Bloemfontein.


Five unlucky SA backs

CRAIG LEWIS looks at five backs who could have added value to the Springboks’ Rugby Championship campaign.


Kwagga: I want to play for Boks

Kwagga Smith says he will definitely stay in South Africa if he is part of Allister Coetzee's Springbok plans.


New faces in Wallabies squad

Three uncapped players have been included in the Wallabies' 32-man squad for their matches in Bloemfontein and Mendoza.


Rugby’s greatest rivalry? What rivalry?

Ryan Vrede thinks you're deluded if you still believe the All Blacks​ take the Springboks​ seriously.


Nkosi earns Bok call-up

S’busiso Nkosi, Francois Louw and Louis Schreuder have been included in the Springbok squad for the two remaining matches of the Rugby Championship.


Boks are no quick fix

Changes to the backline are non-negotiable but the Springboks have no clear long-term solutions at scrumhalf and are thin in several other positions, writes JON CARDINELLI.


‘Boks’ lineout was laughable’

Former Test hooker John Allan says the Springboks’ lineout imploded against the All Blacks after the first move at this set piece was overcomplicated, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


Boks stay third despite drubbing

The Springboks have retained the No 3 world ranking despite their record 57-0 loss to the All Blacks in Albany.


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