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URC star signs new Stormers deal

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The Stormers have agreed fresh terms with one of their key Vodacom United Rugby Championship-winning campaigners for the foreseeable future.

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Watch: Boks to show fans what they’ve been missing!

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Mark Keohane expects the Springboks to revel in the atmosphere of playing in front of a packed house for the first time since the 2019 Rugby World Cup when the world champions take on Wales at Loftus on Saturday.

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Wales have ‘brutal’ Boks all figured out

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Head coach Wayne Pivac says Wales are prepared to counter the Springboks' game plan when the two sides do battle at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.

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Folau back from Test exile

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Controversial former Wallaby Israel Folau says it was "awesome" to be ending his four years in the Test wilderness by making his debut for Tonga against Fiji at Saturday.

Watch: Kiwi prop slugs teammate

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A front-row bruiser strikes a member of his own side after conceding a try during a domestic match in New Zealand.

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Wiese not giving up Bok spot to Roos

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No 8 Jasper Wiese is ready to cement his place in the Springbok lineup in the face of a rising challenge from Evan Roos and Elrigh Louw.

Wales bench veteran, pick debutant for Bok clash

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Head coach Wayne Pivac has named a debutant at flank for Wales in the first Test against the Springboks in Pretoria on Saturday.

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Gatland wanted B&I Lions tour postponed

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Warren Gatland has revealed that he was willing to put his job as British & Irish Lions head coach on the line to have the 2021 tour of South Africa postponed until 2022 due to the pandemic.

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Farrell fuming at England captaincy call

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England coach Eddie Jones has admitted Owen Farrell "wasn't very happy" after Courtney Lawes was named captain on Thursday for the opening Test against Australia, as veteran scrumhalf Danny Care was handed a first start since 2018.

Bafana brimming after Junior Boks win

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Junior Springbok coach Bafana Nhleko was happy with the victory over Ireland on Wednesday, considering he had made six changes to the SA U20 starting pack for the clash.

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Vunipola back as Lawes leads England for Wallabies opener

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Courtney Lawes will captain a strong England lineup featuring the return of an experienced No 8 and scrumhalf for the first of three Tests against the Wallabies in Perth on Saturday.

Kwagga happy to wing it for Boks

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As one of six forwards on the bench for the clash between the Springboks and Wales in Pretoria on Saturday, Kwagga Smith says he would be up for offering extra cover in the backline if needed.

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Watch: Ireland ace kicks off a bender

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Robbie Henshaw shows off his football skills at training ahead of a clash between Ireland and the All Blacks in New Zealand on Saturday.

Highlights: Ireland scalp puts Baby Boks in control

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The Junior Springboks took control of pool A in the U20 Summer Series following their victory over Ireland in Verona on Wednesday.

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Cooper returns for Wallabies against England

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Veteran lock Cadeyrn Neville and hooker David Porecki were handed Australia debuts Thursday in a powerful pack to face England in the first Test, while playmaker Quade Cooper got the nod over James O'Connor.

Gibson-Park leads Ireland’s Kiwi quartet for first NZ Test

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Ireland on Thursday named all four of their New Zealand-born players in their line-up for the first Test against the All Blacks in Auckland on Saturday.

Fainga’anuku to debut as NZ spring surprise at flank

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Powerhouse wing Leicester Fainga'anuku will make his All Blacks debut after being named in the side to start against Ireland at Eden Park on Saturday.

Junior Boks overpower Ireland

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The Junior Springboks took control of their pool at the U20 Six Nations Summer Series in Italy when they won their second game on the trot in Verona on Wednesday evening, beating Ireland U20 in hot and humid conditions.

Wednesday, Jun 29

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RECAP: Junior Boks vs Ireland U20

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Replay the action as the Junior Springboks made it two from two when they beat Ireland at the Under 20 Six Nations Summer Series in Italy on Wednesday night.

Willemse excited for ‘special’ home Test start

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After a breakout campaign for the Stormers, Damian Willemse says he's got much more to offer as he prepares to start in the Springboks' season-opener against Wales in Pretoria on Saturday.

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Moerat to cherish ’emotional’ Bok debut

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Salmaan Moerat had a lump in his throat when asked about adding to his family's Springbok legacy in making his Test debut against Wales in Pretoria on Saturday.

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Sparkling Maori All Blacks beat Ireland in tour opener

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Ireland opened their tour of New Zealand with a 32-17 loss to the Maori All Blacks in Hamilton on Wednesday, failing to handle the attacking verve of the home side.

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Folau, ex-All Blacks hailed as Pacific rugby star power returns

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Controversial former Wallaby Israel Folau's Pacific Nations Cup debut at the weekend, along with four former All Blacks, will provide a gilt-edged opportunity to raise the profile of the game in the region, the players' association chief…

Ex-England flyhalf: SA teams deserve to play in Europe

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South African sides have earned the right to mix it with the best in Europe in the Champions Cup and EPCR Challenge Cup, according to former England and Sharks flyhalf Andy Goode.

Wallabies wince at Eddie’s record in Oz

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Eddie Jones' ominous record in his home nation has Wallabies coach Dave Rennie on red alert for the threat posed by England in Perth on Saturday.

Wales to bench AWJ?

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Wales may put Test rugby's most capped player on the bench when Wayne Pivac names his team on Thursday for the first Test match of the series against the Springboks.

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RECAP: Maori All Blacks vs Ireland

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Follow the action as Ireland begin their five-match tour of New Zealand with a clash against the Maori All Blacks in Hamilton.

Watch: Duane dazzles Dragons

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The Springboks will miss magical passes like this from the injured Duane Vermeulen against Wales, the No 8 setting up skipper Fourie du Preez for the winning try at the 2015 World Cup.

Junior Boks look to shuffled pack to outmuscle Ireland

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Junior Boks assistant coach Chean Roux has urged a much-changed pack of forwards to raise the intensity against Under-20s Six Nations champions Ireland on Wednesday.

Under-fire All Blacks to get physical against Ireland threat

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Captain Sam Cane says a galvanised New Zealand plan to hit Ireland with brutal, no-frills rugby, as the All Blacks try to lay down a marker for next year's World Cup.