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Rugby World Cup 2015: Boks upbeat

With 50 days before the World Cup kicks off, Jacques van der Westhuyzen looks at the state the Boks find themselves in.

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Momentous season for Blitzbokke

The Blitzbokke will play in a revamped HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series and the 2016 Olympic Games next season.

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Hooper free to face All Blacks

Australia flanker Michael Hooper has been handed just a one-week ban for slapping Argentina's Nicolas Sanchez in the head.

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World Cup plans on track - Meyer
July 26 2015 at 12:13

Heyneke Meyer expressed his satisfaction with the team’s World Cup preparations, despite losing to the All Blacks.

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Boks fail to go the distance yet again
July 26 2015 at 11:05

It was more second-half heartache for the Springboks as they went down to the All Blacks in a tightly-fought match.

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Sharks player in court for rape
July 26 2015 at 09:41

A Sharks Under-21 player appeared in court this week for the alleged kidnapping and rape of a 19-year-old woman.

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Aussies crush Pumas, set up NZ decider
July 26 2015 at 09:17

Australia crushed Argentina, scoring four tries to set up a Championship decider against the All Blacks.

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McCaw magic seals All Blacks win
July 25 2015 at 19:36

Richie McCaw grabbed a late winning try as the All Blacks edged South Africa in a gripping Test match at Ellis Park.

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Nonu respects midfield rival
July 25 2015 at 11:18

All Blacks centre Ma’a Nonu is bemused by statistics surrounding the defensive ability of Damian de Allende.

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Richie excited to line up at Ellis Park
July 25 2015 at 14:45

If today is McCaw’s last Test against the Boks in SA, then he is determined to make it a painful memory for Bok fans.

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Schalk wants winning to feel natural
July 25 2015 at 12:42

“The World Cup is getting closer so we want to win as many games as possible and get some momentum.”

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‘Keep calm and beat the All Blacks’
July 24 2015 at 17:22

Keep calm and beat the All Blacks will be the message from Schalk Burger to the Boks ahead of their clash.

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Ten questions Meyer must answer
July 24 2015 at 12:33

There are the 10 burning questions South African rugby fans want answered, writes Jacques van der Westhuyzen.

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Boks ready for All Blacks onslaught
July 24 2015 at 11:10

The clash against the All Blacks is considered the Boks’ ultimate pre-2015 World Cup contest.

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Pumas make seven changes for Wallabies
July 24 2015 at 08:26

Argentina wing Gonzalo Camacho makes his international comeback after two years when they face Australia in the Rugby Championship.

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Wallabies hoping to build on Bok win
July 24 2015 at 07:49

Australia hope to build on the momentum created by a dramatic win over South Africa when they meet Argentina in Mendoza.

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Ellis Park showdown sure to thrill
July 23 2015 at 18:55

South Africa and New Zealand have opted for experimentation in their Rugby Championship clash at Ellis Park.

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Meyer’s Heinrich manoeuvre
July 23 2015 at 12:08

After four years of being snubbed, Heinrich Brüssow will finally have his chance to prove his World Cup potential.

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Meyer blasts ‘so-called experts’
July 23 2015 at 11:21

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer believes he is and always will be in a lose-lose battle against his critics.

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Mapoe replaces Pietersen in Bok squad
July 23 2015 at 10:13

The Boks made an injury-enforced change to the team set to face New Zealand, with Lionel Mapoe replacing JP Pietersen.

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All Blacks name team to face Boks
July 23 2015 at 08:28

Flyhalf Lima Sopoaga and lock James Broadhurst will make their All Blacks debuts against SA at Ellis Park.

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Whiteley to face his biggest challenge
July 22 2015 at 19:36

Warren Whiteley will face the biggest Test of his young career when he lines up against the All Blacks at Ellis Park.

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All Blacks want to get even better
July 22 2015 at 14:03

The All Blacks are chasing perfection as they prepare to face the Boks in front of a hostile Ellis Park crowd.

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