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22hSam Bruce

All Blacks thank Mo'unga but heap praise on Boks flyer Kolbe

Cheslin Kolbe finished with a match-high 128 metres from nine runs with three clean breaks and having left no less than 11 defenders clutching at thin air, but he could not get the Springboks over the line in Yokohama.

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2dReuters

Two sparks of brilliance see New Zealand past South Africa

Four minutes of first-half brilliance led an otherwise unconvincing New Zealand to a 23-13 victory over South Africa in a clash between two World Cup favourites on Saturday that never quite lived up to its billing.

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5dReuters

Springboks name unchanged side for World Cup opener

South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus made just one change from the starting side that drew with New Zealand in July when he named his team for Saturday's crunch Rugby World Cup clash with the world champions in Yokohama.

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13dAAP

Early starts for Super Rugby in 2020

Everything happens earlier in Super Rugby next year in changes that SANZAAR hopes will make the faltering product more successful in the Australian marketplace.

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27dReuters

Kolisi wins fitness battle to lead Boks at World Cup

South Africa captain Siya Kolisi won his fitness battle to lead his country at the Rugby World Cup in Japan, as coach Rassie Erasmus named the back-row forward in his 31-man squad.

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33dESPN

Rugby World Cup squad lists

With less than a month until the World Cup kicks off in Japan squad lists are starting to roll in. Here we list every tournament squad as they drop.

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53dAAP

Bob Dwyer warns Tevita Kuridrani threat being wasted

Rugby World Cup-winning coach Bob Dwyer says it's not too late for Wallabies selectors to be experimenting but the threat posed by outside centre Tevita Kuridrani is in danger of being wasted.

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53dSam Bruce

Key questions for a big fortnight of southern hemisphere rugby

Just one round remains in this year's shortened Rugby Championship, but there is plenty more to consider as the run to the World Cup continues. Here are some of the key talking points ahead of the next block of fixtures.

2019 RankingsRugby Championship

  • Tries Scored
    1st 11 Tries
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    = 1st 51 points