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Koen keeps faith in Morne

Springbok kicking coach Louis Koen thinks pressure and fatigue could be the primary reasons for Morne Steyn’s goal-kicking struggles, but said he will recover and he could play a pivotal role on the year-end tour.

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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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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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Goosen gets freedom within framework

Johan Goosen won’t be given licence to thrill but he will be encouraged to express himself when the opportunities present themselves at Loftus, says Jean de Villiers.

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Boks not closed to change

Jean de Villiers says while the Springboks still have a strong belief in the potential of their attacking game plan, they are constantly and consciously looking for flaws in it.

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Strauss lauds Goosen’s mettle

Adriaan Strauss says Johan Goosen appears never to feel pressure and says this quality has accounted for his staggering rise.

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Meyer welcomes expansive assault

Heyneke Meyer predicts Australia will try to run the Springboks off their feet but was bullish about their ability to exploit such a tactic.

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Goosen’s time comes

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has selected Johan Goosen at flyhalf for the Rugby Championship Test against the Wallabies on Saturday.

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Pumas unchanged for La Plata Test

Argentina will field the same run-on side that lost to Australia for their penultimate Rugby Championship Test against New Zealand on Saturday.

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