Can Boks buck run of bad luck and rise up to win world cup?

The muscle is there to defeat the All Blacks, but a skills shortage could trip them up

Faf de Klerk commits to Sale Sharks until 2023

De Klerk has shone for club and country since joining Sale at the start of the 2017-18 season.

Cracks in All Blacks’ edifice give the rest some hope

SA will also head into 2019 in buoyant mood after new coach Rassie Erasmus brought pride back into the jersey

Eben Etzebeth’s move to France irks WP

Toulon’s maverick owner and president Mourad Boudjellal confirms the deal with Etzebeth

Boks can exorcise the ghost of Brighton against Brave Blossoms

The Boks will open their 2019 World Cup campaign on September 21 against defending champions New Zealand

Rugby stars in line for top awards

There are five nominees for the 2018 SA Rugby Player of the Year award

Blitzboks hit by more injuries

Justin Geduld and Muller du Plessis might miss January’s Hamilton leg of the World Sevens Series

Bulls coach Pote Human to do it his way

'The target will be to firstly make the play-offs. If you get to the quarter-final stage, you are almost there,' says the veteran coach

Coach Cheika must go, says Wallabies legend Matt Burke

Rugby Australia promises a review of the national team's coaching 'ahead of Christmas'

Bok coaches to assist franchises

Erasmus said the national coaches would in no way be dictating style or tactics or trying to impose a national blueprint on teams

Four Tests for Boks ahead of World Cup

An extra Test against Argentina‚ to be played at Loftus Versfeld on August 10, was added

Blitzboks buoyed by third place

The Blitzboks lost 17-12 to Fiji in the semifinals, but beat New Zealand 10-5 in the bronze medal match

GAVIN RICH: Boks so-so in Rassie’s first year, but claimed status as Kiwis’ biggest threat

How you view Erasmus’s first year needs to be placed in the context of the bigger picture

Blitzboks stutter as Fiji win the final

World Sevens Series rugby squad salvages pride by beating New Zealand 10-5 in the bronze-medal match

Sevens kingpin Justin Geduld puts the Blitzboks on a war footing

'Knowing the players‚ they will all be desperate to correct last weekend’s disappointments,' says coach Neil Powell

Blitzboks to match the stretched Kiwis

Both teams are struggling with various issues ahead of their Cape Town encounter

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