World Cup

Hook holds attacking key for Wales

JON CARDINELLI says that Stephen Jones’s injury could be a blessing in disguise for a Wales side hoping to unsettle the Springbok defence.

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Stuttering Boks shouldn’t scare Dragons

Former Wales and Lions centre Scott Gibbs says the Springboks have exhibited very little potency recently to suggest that they are overwhelming favourites for their crucial World Cup Pool D clash against his countrymen in Wellington.

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Desperation wins World Cups

MARK KEOHANE, in his weekly Business Day column, says the Boks and the Wallabies have the players and the game plan to beat the All Blacks in a one-off situation. But the All Blacks, possibly for the first time in a World Cup competition, have desperation as an ally.

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Six Boks sidelined

Key Springboks will not participate in contact sessions this week due to injuries.

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