The Rugby Championship

Blacklash buries Boks

JON CARDINELLI, reporting from Soccer City, watched the All Blacks punish the Springboks in the latter stages of Saturday’s Test to win 32-16.

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Gap widens between Boks and Blacks

RYAN VREDE writes the Springboks regressed dreadfully on attack and defence and they are now even further from their goal of overhauling the All Blacks as the pre-eminent team in the game.

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Wallabies punish errant Pumas

GARETH DUNCAN watched the Wallabies capitalise on an ill-disciplined Argentine display to secure a 25-19 victory in Rosario.

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‘We have a long way to go’

While the Springboks have progressed to No 2 in the world rankings, Heyneke Meyer has conceded that it will be some time before they catch the trend-setting All Blacks.

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Brutal & brainy Boks will triumph

MARK KEOHANE says the Boks can beat the All Blacks if they are not suckered into turning Saturday’s Rugby Championship finale into a free-flowing spectacle.

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Pressure no problem for Goosen

Springbok captain Jean de Villiers has brushed aside suggestions that the occasion and the responsibility will be too much for Johan Goosen when the 20-year-old fronts the All Blacks this Saturday.

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