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Why Franco Mostert is so important to the Springboks

One of South Africa's more understated players, Franco Mostert, seems to bring a calmness to the Springboks' lineout thanks to his calling and skill in the air.

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Gray returns for Scotland vs. South Africa

Glasgow lock Jonny Gray has been recalled to the Scotland team for their game against South Africa this weekend as head coach Gregor Townsend attempts to beef up his pack for the visit of the Springboks.

Etzebeth back, Whiteley questionable for Boks

South Africa will have Eben Etzebeth back in contention for Saturday's November international against Scotland at Murrayfield, but could be without number eight Warren Whiteley.

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All Blacks

VS. Ireland I 17 November

Hansen expects Murray to return for Ireland

Steve Hansen says he expects Ireland scrum-half Conor Murray to return from injury against New Zealand on Saturday.

Hansen open to having chat to Schmidt about NZ job

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen is willing to sit down and have a chat to Ireland's Joe Schmidt about the pressures of the All Blacks job if he is serious about applying for it.

SBW to miss All Blacks' Dublin blockbuster

All Blacks centre Sonny Bill Williams' cursed run of injuries is continuing after he was ruled out of this week's blockbuster Test against Ireland in Dublin.

Wallabies

Italy vs. Australia | Sat. 17 November

Wallabies need 'momentum, so what's selection answer?

Stick with the same tired, struggling players or opt for some fresh young blood? Matt Toomua admits Michael Cheika faces some difficult decisions before the Wallabies' crucial Test against Italy.

Genia urges fans to stick with Wallabies

Wallabies halfback Will Genia admits nothing less than a convincing Test victory will suffice against European minnows Italy on Saturday.

Springboks snatch stoppage-time win in France

The Springboks scored a try in stoppage time to snatch a dramatic 29-26 win over France at the Stade de France on Saturday, with hooker Bongi Mbonambi surging over to secure an unlikely victory.

Springboks enjoy that winning feeling again

After two narrow defeats, South Africa were able to reverse their fortunes and snatch a last-gasp victory of their own against France in Paris on Saturday, even if coach Rassie Erasmus felt they had not been at their best.

France reflect on cruel Springboks defeat

French hopes of posting a morale-boosting win in the build-up to next year's World Cup were dashed in a dramatic finish to Saturday's test against South Africa, much to the bitter disappointment of both their coach and captain.

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RWC Repechage news and insight

Canada closer to World Cup after Kenya thrashing

Winger DTH van der Merwe scored a hat-trick of tries as favourites Canada opened their Rugby World Cup repechage campaign with an emphatic 65-19 victory over Kenya at the Pierre-Delort Stadium on Sunday.

Snook targets Kenya's first Rugby World Cup

Kenya may be a little undercooked going into the 2019 Rugby World Cup repechage competition, but coach Ian Snook is hopeful his team can book a first ever finals berth to become the third African side heading to Japan.

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