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Eben Etzebeth returns as Springboks opt for 7-1 bench split for Ireland clash

Eben Etzebeth returns from injury in one of 13 personnel changes and a positional switch for the Springboks' Rugby World Cup clash against Ireland.

Eddie Jones

'We'd be happy to play them tomorrow' – Eddie Jones defiant ahead of Wales

Wallabies head coach Eddie Jones is keen to move on from his side's shock Rugby World Cup loss to Fiji and has turned his attentions to his team's upcoming clash against Wales.

Springboks

Springboks considering 'innovative' bench selection for Ireland clash

Rassie Erasmus says the Springboks are considering going with a 7-1 bench split for their massive Rugby World Cup encounter against Ireland this weekend.

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All Blacks lose prop Ethan de Groot for rest of World Cup pool stage after suspension

Ethan de Groot will miss New Zealand's Pool A matches against Italy and Uruguay through suspension following his sending off in Friday's 71-3 Rugby World Cup win over Namibia.

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Rassie: Handre Pollard not in line to face Ireland - but Eben Etzebeth fit

Flyhalf Handre Pollard will not be involved in South Africa's Rugby World Cup clash with Ireland in Paris on Saturday unless the Boks suffer a late injury crisis.

Conor Murray

Conor Murray 'buzzing' ahead of facing 'world-champion' Boks in a World Cup

Ireland veteran Conor Murray can't wait for the challenge of facing the world-champion Springboks in the Rugby World Cup this weekend.