The Rugby Championship

Aussies dismiss rush threat

Wallaby assistant coach Scott Johnson believes his players are skilled enough to deal with the Springboks’ rush defence on Saturday.

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Dan can’t crack code

Dan Vickerman’s ability to understand Afrikaans won’t help the Wallabies disrupt the Springbok line-out on Saturday.

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Tuqiri targets Ndungane

Wallaby winger Lote Tuqiri has warned Akona Ndungane to expect a fiery baptism to Test rugby in Brisbane on Saturday.

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Paul defends Aussie pack

Wallaby hooker Jeremy Paul believes his country’s forward talent is the best he has seen in his nine years as a Test player.

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Giteau to beat the rush

Back in the Wallabies starting side, Matt Giteau plans to step his way through the Springboks’ rush defence in Brisbane on Saturday.

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Mallett questions Bok selections

Nick Mallett feels Jake White’s refusal to play an openside specialist against Australia could limit South Africa’s prospects of a win.

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Joe’s jibe cuts deep

George Smith has warned the Springboks that they stand to lose a few things if he loses another dreadlock in Saturday’s Vodacom Tri Nations test.

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Lote doesn’t scare Ndungane

Springbok new cap Akona Ndungane fronted the Australian media for the first time and made it clear Lote Tuqiri’s just another opponent.

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