The Rugby Championship

Boks aim to squeeze Blacks

Heyneke Meyer says the Springboks’ best chance of beating the world champions is through a superior forward showing as well as a pin-point tactical kicking display.

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Pumas lose Rodriguez

Argentina fullback Martin Rodriguez will miss the final Rugby Championship game due to a shoulder injury.

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Boks still top for Blacks

Sam Cane says the Springboks remain the scalp the All Blacks most covet and the challenge of winning on their turf will ensure there’s no complacency in their ranks.

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Integrate; don’t exterminate

MARK KEOHANE, in Business Day newspaper, writes that 15 players get to start but 30 will be needed to make the Boks the best in the business by 2015.

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Wayward Boks must kick on

JON CARDINELLI writes of all the opportunities the Springboks have spurned in 2012, the missed goal-kicks have proved most costly. It bodes badly for a close contest with the All Blacks.

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Wallabies duo limps home

Berrick Barnes and Adam Ashley-Cooper will take no further part in the Rugby Championship due to injuries sustained in Australia’s recent loss to South Africa.

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White-hot Boks thrill

RYAN VREDE reports on a 31-8 victory for the Springboks over Australia at Loftus in which they produced the type of performance they hope will become commonplace.

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