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Rugby - Hourcade laments scrum woes after Argentina's loss to Boks

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PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa Argentina's recent slump continued with a 37-15 defeat to South Africa on Saturday that left coach Daniel Hourcade frustrated with their meekness in the scrums and errors with ball in hand.

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Rugby - Coetzee praises patience as Boks grind down Argentina 19 Aug 2017

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa South Africa coach Allister Coetzee praised the patience of his side as they produced a high-energy second half performance to overcome Argentina 37-15 in their Rugby Championship opener at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday.

Rugby - Springboks can take next step in revival against listless Pumas 17 Aug 2017

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa South Africa will take another step in their bid for redemption when they host struggling Argentina in the Rugby Championship on Saturday, hoping to build on a 3-0 clean-sweep of a home June series against a depleted France.

Factbox: South Africa vs Argentina - Rugby Championship test 17 Aug 2017

Factbox on Rugby Championship test between South Africa and Argentina:

Boffelli preferred to Moroni on the wing for Argentina 17 Aug 2017

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa Wing Emiliano Boffelli will earn a third cap for Argentina after he was named as one of three changes by coach Daniel Hourcade for the Rugby Championship clash with South Africa at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday.

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Cassiem one of three changes for Boks ahead of Argentina showdown 17 Aug 2017

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa Versatile loose-forward Uzair Cassiem has been drafted into the number eight position by South Africa as one of three changes to their starting side for the Rugby Championship clash with Argentina at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday.

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Rugby - No place like home for Argentina's squad 16 Aug 2017

Argentina's decision not to call up Facundo Isa for the Rugby Championship may yet force a rethink in their selection policy but coach Daniel Hourcade is confident he has enough depth for this year's campaign.

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Soccer - Injured Tevez to return to China after Argentina treatment 15 Aug 2017

HONG KONG Carlos Tevez has been granted a return to his native Argentina for treatment on a calf injury, but only after agreeing in writing to return to Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua before the end of the month.

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Back to business as usual for All Blacks in Rugby Championship 15 Aug 2017

SYDNEY The All Blacks juggernaut hit a road bump in the British and Irish Lions series but it should be back to business as usual for the world champions when they take on South Africa, Australia and Argentina in the Rugby Championship.

Factbox: 2017 Rugby Championship squads and fixtures 15 Aug 2017

WELLINGTON Factbox on the Rugby Championship, the southern hemisphere test competition between New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Argentina, which starts on Saturday (all times GMT):

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Reversing course, Trump commits to open-ended Afghan war

WASHINGTON Reversing course from his campaign pledges, President Donald Trump on Monday night committed the United States to an open-ended conflict in Afghanistan, signalling he would dispatch more troops to America's longest war and vowing "a fight to win." | Video