Greg Stutchbury

Proteas held back by strong New Zealand

The Proteas were beaten by six wickets after Martin Guptill's return to form buoyed New Zealand in their Twenty20 international.

Guildford scores four as New Zealand thrash Canada

New Zealand winger Zac Guildford scored four tries as the All Blacks lifted the dark pall over their Cup campaign with a 79-15 victory over Canada.

France qualify despite upset loss to Tonga

Tonga produced the upset of the Cup when they beat France 19-14 on Saturday but poor decision making cost the Pacific Islanders at least five tries.

Italy crack 50 points, Pacific islanders in hot water

Italy illustrated the benefits of playing international rugby by beating Russia 53-17, while Pacific island players were in hot water with officials.

Double injury worries set Boks back

Bakkies Botha will almost certainly miss SA's rugby World Cup opener, with the Springboks further hurt by an injury concern over winger Bryan Habana.

World Cup pressure rises as Boks arrive in NZ

After a poor Tri-Nations campaign, the Boks are under increasing pressure as the president orders the World Cup home and fans hope for their success.

Divvy defends Smit’s selection for Boks

Springbok coach Peter de Villiers says there were no selection issues as John Smit is "the best hooker in world rugby".

Super rugby final could be portent for World Cup

The Reds' victory can be seen as a portent of what is to come in just under two months when the World Cup begins in New Zealand.

Blues seek Super salvation against Highlanders

The Auckland Blues head into the final round of matches on a four-match losing streak and need to beat the Otago Highlanders next Friday.

McCaw out for six weeks with foot fracture

All Blacks and Crusaders captain Richie McCaw will miss the first month of the Super 15 rugby season after fracturing a bone in his foot.

All Blacks move to brink of Tri-Nations glory

New Zealand retained the Bledisloe Cup and all but secured the Tri-Nations trophy with a 20-10 victory over Australia at Lancaster Park on Saturday.

All Blacks beat Springboks 31-17 in Tri-Nations

New Zealand secured their second successive bonus point win of the 2010 Tri-Nations with a 31-17 victory over South Africa on Saturday.

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