Faf has the heart of a Lion

Springbok scrumhalf Faf de Klerk is on the cover of the new SA Rugby magazine, on sale this week.

Bok bench key in Salta

Morné Steyn’s inclusion in the Springbok match-day squad indicates that coach Allister Coetzee is taking no chances ahead of a must-win clash against Argentina, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Koch to start for Boks

Vincent Koch will start at tighthead prop in a solitary injury-enforced change to the Springbok team to face Argentina in Salta this Saturday.

Notshe: I’m a No 8

Sikhumbuzo Notshe says there is no time for ‘sulking’ as he looks to move forward with Western Province after being released from the Bok squad, writes CRAIG LEWIS.

Swanepoel makes timely return

Dries Swanepoel is back in the Blue Bulls midfield for Saturday's match against the Sharks at Kings Park.

New-look Lions to face Boland

Johan Ackermann has made wholesale changes to the Lions team that will take on Boland this Friday.

Boks expect ‘desert-like’ conditions

Assistant coach Johann van Graan says the Springboks will adapt to the dry conditions in Salta.

Giteau faces four months out

Wallabies centre Matt Giteau is set to be sidelined for four months after breaking his ankle in Sydney last Saturday.

WP trio off to Europe?

Kobus van Wyk, Jaco Taute and Rynhardt Elstadt have all reportedly signed for European clubs.

Kriel blow for Bulls

Blue Bulls utility back Dan Kriel has been ruled out of action for three to four weeks after aggravating a shoulder injury against the EP Kings last weekend.

Sharks lose Tera

Sharks loose forward Tera Mtembu will miss this Saturday's clash with the Blue Bulls in Durban due to a knee injury.

NZ Cup Tries of the Week (Round 1)

The best five-pointers from New Zealand's national provincial championship.

Boks must back lineout

The Springboks need to harness their strength at the lineout to better effect against Argentina in Salta on Saturday, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Springboks stay third

South Africa remain third in the World Rugby rankings following their 30-23 victory over Argentina in Nelspruit.

Mediocre Boks fail to inspire

The Springboks are rich in enthusiasm but poor in form, writes MARK KEOHANE in Business Day.

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