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New Zealand eased to a bonus point victory over Namibia to secure their second win of the tournament at the Olympic Stadium – Watch official World Cup highlights here. For…

The Kriel thing: Jesse Kriel has made a big impact with the Boks. (Photo: Getty Images)

Kriel, 21, played full-back for the Bulls in this year’s Super Rugby tournament, but switched to outside centre to make his Test debut against Australia on 18 July, and grabbed…

Argentina

Argentina make rugby history August was largely a month of Rugby World Cup warmups and national coaches carefully pruning their squads like Mister Miyagi tending to a bonsai tree. But…

Richie McCaw

How much attention should be given to form going into a World Cup? Significance may well be attached to ‘building momentum’ in competitions such as the Rugby Championship beforehand, but…

Richie McCaw

The first weekend of Rugby Championship action gave rugby watchers their first chance to see what sort of shape four of the world’s top 10 sides were in with the…

Lions tour

The Lions have announced their 10-match fixture list for 2017 tour. Unlike 2013, where they stopped off in Hong Kong for a sponsor-led fixture against the Barbarians, there will be…