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Faltering Boks, Wallabies seek win to restore confidence

Pretoria – A disappointing year for both South Africa and Australia will take a turn for the worse for whichever team finishes on the losing side of their Rugby Championship encounter at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday. Both countries have looked shadows of the teams that challenged New Zealand for dominance at the Rugby World Cup a year ago, when the

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Australia strike early to down Argentina in Perth

Australia stunned Argentina with three tries in the opening 12 minutes but were forced to defend their lead for much of the remainder of the Rugby Championship test before running out 36-20 winners at Perth Oval on Saturday. Outstanding scrumhalf Will Genia scored two of the home side's five tries with centre Samu Kerevi, winger Dane Haylett-Petty and flanker Michael

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Savea’s chance to show his class

Wellington – Rookie loose forward Ardie Savea has been given his opportunity in the All Blacks number seven jersey and for the multitude of his fans who have raised him to cult status, he must now show he is more than just an explosive cameo off the bench. Savea was named to start at openside flanker for the Rugby Championship

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