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Jacques Nienaber doesn't share spying concerns at this year's World Cup

Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber shrugged off fears that rugby espionage was at play at the Rugby World Cup after some teams revealed they were worried they were being spied on.

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World rankings: Springboks could finish the weekend at No 1

The Springboks could end the weekend as the No. 1-ranked rugby team in the world if they manage to beat Scotland on Sunday.

Rufus McLean

Scotland urged to not let Springboks 'bully' them in Marseille

Forwards coach John Dalziel has called on Scotland not to let the Springboks' physicality prevent them from showing their attacking flair when the two teams meet in the Rugby World Cup on Sunday.

All Blacks

All Blacks suffer double injury blow ahead of World Cup opener against France

The All Blacks will be without Jordie Barrett for Friday's Rugby World Cup opener against France, while tragedy has struck for winger Emoni Narawa, who has been ruled out of the tournament altogether.

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De Klerk reaches 50 in settled Springbok team for Rugby World Cup opener

Springbok scrumhalf Faf de Klerk wins his 50th Test cap in a settled Springbok team for the Rugby World Cup opener against Scotland in Marseille on Sunday.

Duane Vermeulen

It's once more unto the breach for battle-hardened Vermeulen

Battle-hardened Springbok Duane Vermeulen admitted that he almost called time on his career before he was selected to play in his third Rugby World Cup.