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Springboks depth tested playing against Scotland

Following Springboks' win over Scotland, coach Heyneke Meyer has expressed his satisfaction with the depth he had developed since taking the reins.

Mbalula says he’s not applying 60-40 team quotas

Sport Minister Fikile Mbalula says a quota favouring black players would not be imposed on anybody, after meeting with AfriForum, Solidarity and FF+.

Mbalula wants Olympics 2024 in SA

Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula says South Africa is ready to host the Olympic Games and should make a bid in 2014.

‘Tough call’ to replace Steyn, says Meyer

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer says it was a difficult decision to drop flyhalf Morne Steyn for their Rugby Championship match against Australia.

Meyer sweating over Springbok injuries

Bok coach Heyneke Meyer was left to sweat over his team selection for Saturday's game against Australia with a number of players nursing injuries.

New blow to Lions Currie Cup campaign

The Lions have been dealt a harsh blow with news that two of their key players will be unavailable for the next two weeks because of Springbok duty.

Springboks down new-comers Argentina

South Africa have defeated debutants Argentina 27-6 at Newlands in Cape Town in their Rugby Championship first round match.

Caster committed to getting gold in Rio 2016

There's no rest for the best, as 21-year-old Caster Semenya says she already plans to start concentrating on winning gold at the next Olympics.

Manufacturing claims overshadow Banyana performance

Revelations that the Japanese women's soccer team had been instructed to manufacture a draw has tarnished Banyana Banyana's performance in London.

Mbalula: South Africa is behind the Olympic team

Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula says the country is behind the SA Olympic team ahead of the official start of the 2012 London Olympic Games on Friday.

Bok coach promises excellence in England Test

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has made it perfectly clear that the third and final Test against England will be anything but a dead rubber.

Hougaard helped by better breakdown performance

An improved performance at the breakdowns contributed to Francois Hougaard looking more comfortable in the Springboks' 36-27 victory over England.

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