The Rugby Championship

Pushing the Jumper’s cause

Keo, in his News 24 coulmn, writes that too much emphasis is placed on scrumming when the line-out is the most significant attacking platform.

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Boks face Brazil-like pressure

Jake White believes the expectation on the Springboks before the Vodacom Tri-Nations is similar to what Brazil endured at the soccer World Cup.

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Honiss nears record

New Zealand referee Paul Honiss will become his country’s most experienced match official when he blows the game between Australia and South Africa on Saturday.

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Blake blow to Wobblies

Rodzilla won’t face the Boks on Saturday, but Rattlebones has made a surprisingly quick return to the Australian match 22.

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Brisbane will get hairy

Joe van Niekerk’s proud revelation about how one of George Smith’s dreadlocks came into Springbok possession raises the question of what our national side’s priorities are.

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All hail the new haka

Kapa o Pango, the controversial deviation of the more traditional haka, has finally been accepted by the New Zealand Rugby Union.

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Big Joe fetches open-side jersey

Joe van Niekerk talks of his fetching role in the Bok set-up, even though coach Jake White does not believe in fetchers. Come on boys, read the same page.

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Boks a hit in Wellington

The Wallabies could not sell out in Christchurch, but the Boks have gone one better for their Vodacom Tri Nations visit to Wellington next weekend.

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Rodzilla to rock Boks

The Wallabies are counting on 130 kilogram beast Rodney Blake to neutralize any potential Springbok forward advantage in Saturday’s Vodacom Tri Nations test.

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White to blood baby Boks

The three baby Boks on tour with the senior side could all feature in the match 22 against Wallabies.

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