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Rugby - Nervous Steyn has eye on return to World Cup stage

21 Jul 2019

JOHANNESBURG World Cup winner Frans Steyn admits he was a bag of nerves before his return to the South Africa side in their 35-17 Rugby Championship victory over Australia on Saturday as he targets a late push for a place in the Springboks' World Cup squad.

Bok coach Erasmus expects more despite five-try win over Aussies

20 Jul 2019

JOHANNESBURG Rassie Erasmus admitted his South Africa side have much to work on following their opening 35-17 Rugby Championship success against Australia at Ellis Park on Saturday.

Rugby: Rookie Jantjies completes dream debut as 'lucky' Boks thump Australia

20 Jul 2019

JOHANNESBURG Rookie scrumhalf Herschel Jantjies scored two tries on debut as South Africa claimed a 35-17 bonus-point victory over sloppy Australia in their Rugby Championship clash at Ellis Park on Saturday.

Rugby-Rookie Jantjies completes dream debut as Boks thump Australia

20 Jul 2019

JOHANNESBURG, July 20 Rookie scrumhalf Herschel Jantjies scored two tries on debut as South Africa claimed a 35-17 bonus-point victory over sloppy Australia in their Rugby Championship clash at Ellis Park on Saturday.

Rugby: Australia banking on quick fix at fullback

19 Jul 2019

JOHANNESBURG Australia believe Tom Banks is the player to fill the gaping hole left in the number 15 jersey by the sacking of Israel Folau, and the Brumbies fullback is set for a baptism of fire in the cauldron of Ellis Park on Saturday.

Rugby: Etzebeth backs changed Boks to rise to the occasion against Australia

19 Jul 2019

JOHANNESBURG South Africa captain Eben Etzebeth says the team selected for their Rugby Championship opener against Australia at Ellis Park on Saturday is not second-string in comparison to the one sent to New Zealand.

World Cup countdown starts for South Africa, Australia at Ellis Park

18 Jul 2019

JOHANNESBURG South Africa and Australia ramp up their World Cup preparations when they clash in their opening game of the shortened Rugby Championship season at Ellis Park on Saturday, for which both sides have made surprise selections.

Poor form, low confidence to blame for South Africa's World Cup failure

24 Jun 2019

CAPE TOWN South Africa captain Faf du Plessis spoke previously of how his team were entering the Cricket World Cup "under the radar" as an outsider for the title, but leave the tournament with barely a blip after an abject display in England.

South Africa’s struggling Super Rugby sides face difficult future

23 Jun 2019

CAPE TOWN South Africa will have no sides in the semi-finals of Super Rugby for only the second time in 16 years, but it could be just the start of the country's declining fortunes in the competition as teams are decimated by player departures.

Semenya accuses IAAF of using her as a 'human guinea pig'

18 Jun 2019

GEORGE, South Africa Olympic 800 metres champion Caster Semenya has accused the global athletics governing body of using her as a human guinea pig as it emerged that the IAAF had sought to have her declared a "biological male" in proceedings before sport's highest court.

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