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TV Game Stats – Ellis Park


Here they are. Despite all the optimism engulfing the Boks right now I tried to just look at it objectively based on actual performance between the 4 lines. The All Blacks have had a better season and is arguably s more balanced team. On a neutral ground I recon this All Blacks side is 10 points better than us, but what difference will Ellis Park, altitude and the Kiwis travel schedule make?

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OZmob fuming at AB victory


Wallaby coach Ewen McKenzie and skipper James Horwill were left steaming after their team lost back-to-back Tests against the All Blacks.

OZmob makes one change


Qantas Wallabies backrower Scott Fardy will make his run-on debut for Australia in the sole change made to the starting line-up for Saturday’s second Bledisloe Cup and Castrol EDGE Rugby Championship clash against New Zealand at Westpac Stadium.

Kiwis 24 v France 9


Can the French overcome bizarre refereeing and score an upset against 16 men?

Wynand & Du Plessis French bound


French club Montpellier have snapped up the signatures of two of South Africa’s most gifted centres – Bulls veteran Wynand Olivier and Western Province centre JP du Plessis among their acquisitions ahead of the new European season.

Global season is coming


World rugby will get its integrated season after the next World Cup. Super Rugby will shift to a March start and won’t break for test matches, the June window will be shifted to July and all players will have a 14 to 16-week off-season.

Deans to sideline Cooper for Lions series


Wallabies coach Robbie Deans appears set to overlook Quade Cooper for the upcoming British and Irish Lions series with James O’Connor favoured to play five-eighth.

Kiwis lead the way


The first week of test rugby was dominated by the southern hemisphere sides, which is reflected in Rugby 365s Team of the Week.

All-star cast for Smit’s SA farewell


A world team loaded with several Springboks will line up against the Sharks later this year for John Smit‘s farewell match.

Cory Jane commits to Canes/NZ


All Blacks, Hurricanes and Wellington fullback and wing Cory Jane is the latest high-profile player to re-sign with New Zealand rugby.

Wilko calls time on test rugby


England flyhalf great Jonny Wilkinson has announced his retirement from international rugby on Monday.

Leeu-toer in 2013 skep kopseer


Die Super-rugbyreeks van 2013 kan in ’n logistieke nagmerrie ontaard en gaan ‘n invloed hê op die Super 15.

WP throws spanner in the works for Sarries match


Western Province Rugby Football Union (WPRFU) threw a massive spanner in the works for the planned Heineken Cup match between Saracens and Biarritz which is scheduled to be hosted in Cape Town.

IRB to NZ Rugby: ‘Up yours’


New Zealand players and coaches poured scorn on an International Rugby Board (IRB) warning on Tuesday that future Rugby World Cup tournaments could go ahead without them.

Samoa (32) smash Aussies (23)


The heading is not so much a reflection of the score, which will tell you Samoa recorded an historic win over Australia, but also the way they went about it.