Springboks v New Zealand All Blacks

All Blacks eyeing improvement for 'hell of a contest' against Boks

All Blacks forwards coach Jason Ryan admits that despite their impressive win in Argentina, they will need to improve if they are to beat the Springboks.

Jacques Nienaber

Jacques Nienaber on why the Boks will make full use of their squad this year

Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber says the Springboks will continue to make use of their larger squad throughout the busy World Cup season and at the tournament itself.

Eben Etzebeth

Eben Etzebeth to captain Boks against All Blacks, Willemse at flyhalf

Eben Etzebeth will make his return from a shoulder injury when he captains the Springboks against New Zealand in Auckland on Saturday.

Duane Vermeulen

Springboks look ahead to titanic All Blacks battle

Springbok assistant coach Deon Davids said he expected a physical grind against New Zealand at Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland in the second Rugby Championship clash on Saturday.


Wallabies pick four debutants to face Springboks in Rugby Championship opener

Tom Hooper will make his debut at flank for the Wallabies against the Boks on Saturday, while head coach Eddie Jones has picked another three debutants on the bench.

Willie le Roux

Willie le Roux confirms homecoming with Bulls contract

Springbok fullback Willie le Roux is back in South Africa after penning a new contract with the Blue Bulls.