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Argentina exacted revenge on the Springboks in Salta, a week after a 78th-minute try cost them victory in their first meeting. The Pumas scored the first try of the game,…

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By Alex Shaw The All Blacks’ 42-8 demolition of the Wallabies in Sydney was exquisite, only further expanding the gulf in quality – both technically and mentally – between themselves…

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The Rugby Championship got off to a thrilling start. Just hours after a bugging device was said to have been found at the InterContinental hotel on Sydney’s picturesque waterfront, the…

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 07:  (Re-transmission of #491690038 with alternative crop) Bryan Habana of South Africa goes over for their third try during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between South Africa and USA at Olympic Stadium on October 7, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Bryan Gary Habana was named after two footballers – Bryan Robson and Gary Bailey of Man Utd fame – but has spent more than a decade terrorising rugby defences rather…

South African rugby player Danie Gerber during the second test match between France and South Africa at the Parc des Princes in Paris, 24th October 1992. France won by 29 points to 16. (Photo by Howard Boylan/Getty Images)

South Africa’s spell in the sporting wilderness couldn’t have come at a more inopportune time for Danie Gerber, who is regularly described as one of the greatest centres to have…

Joost van der Westhuizen of South Africa passes the ball during a pool stage match against Australia in the Rugby World Cup at Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa, 25th May 1995. South Africa won the match 27-18. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

When Gareth Edwards was knighted in June, rugby pundits tried to come up with the name of a scrum-half who could have lived with the mighty Welshman and Joost van…

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Danie Craven was such a towering figure in South African rugby as a coach and administrator that his playing career is sometimes overlooked, yet he was probably the most influential…

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Stuck behind the sizeable figure of skipper John Smit, Bismarck du Plessis only accrued two starts in the first 14 Tests of his career. While those cameos involved an appearance…

When Frik du Preez and the All Black Colin Meads locked the scrum for a President’s Overseas XV against England in 1971 in a match to celebrate the centenary of…

New Zealand v South Africa - The Rugby Championship

Not even retirement halted Victor Matfield’s influence on the international stage. Two-and-a-half years after bowing out of rugby when the Springboks were dumped out of the 2011 World Cup by…