The Rugby Championship

Deans wary of ‘primed’ Boks

Australia coach Robbie Deans is under no illusions about the magnitude of the task that awaits in Perth but was bullish about his side’s chances of victory.

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Boks make two changes

Ruan Pienaar will start at fullback against the Wallabies on Saturday, with Schalk Burger on the bench.

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Pienaar’s pointless shift

There’s no need to groom Ruan Pienaar at fullback when both Conrad Jantjes and newcomer Zane Kirchner are likely to cover the position at the 2011 World Cup.

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BJ: ‘Sharpe a massive loss’

Springbok prop BJ Botha believes the absence of Nathan Sharpe and other injury-enforced disruptions could have serious implications for the Wallabies.

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Chisholm, Cross return

Australia coach Robbie Deans has made four changes to the Wallabies team to face the Springboks in Perth on Saturday.

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PdV hits back

Peter de Villiers says the Springboks are the world’s leaders in the game and the Australasian nations are trying to imitate their tactics.

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Deans hoping to confuse Matfield

The Wallabies are optimistic the enforced exclusion of Nathan Sharpe may adversely effect Victor Matfield’s lineout preparations.

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