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The Breakdown | Rugby’s battle of the hemispheres: south can turn the tide in July Tests
The north won bragging rights in 2021 but with 12 Tests over the next three weekends things could soon look very different

Robert Kitson in Perth

28, Jun, 2022 @7:30 AM

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Former Springbok Pedrie Wannenburg killed after car struck by teenage driver
Pedrie Wannenburg, a former South Africa rugby player, died after his car was struck by a teenage driver who was fleeing from police outside Houston


24, Apr, 2022 @1:14 PM

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Paul Willemse: ‘I closed my childhood dream when I sang La Marseillaise’
Paul Willemse, the South African-born lock, has been a towering presence in France’s Six Nations pack but admits his emotions ran riot before his debut at the Stade de France

Daniel Gallan

16, Mar, 2022 @2:53 PM

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Six Nations organisers deny any plans for South Africa to join after 2025
The six countries’ unions and the investors CVC have said they do not plan to admit the Springboks after 2025

Gerard Meagher

18, Feb, 2022 @1:44 PM

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South Africa joining Six Nations would create bidding war for 2033 Lions
The British & Irish Lions could decide to explore new options if the Springboks join the Six Nations, with Argentina, Japan and US all possible destinations

Gerard Meagher

17, Feb, 2022 @7:08 PM

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South Africa open to joining Six Nations after 2025 amid calendar overhaul
South Africa have told the southern hemisphere’s governing body they are exploring their option of joining the Six Nations after 2025

Gerard Meagher

16, Feb, 2022 @7:09 PM

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The Breakdown | Is turning Six Nations into Seven the solution to dilemma over Italy?
A play-off final involving the winner of the Rugby Europe Championship could help to bring new fans to the sport

Robert Kitson

08, Feb, 2022 @1:11 PM

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Believe the hype: Six Nations showcases northern hemisphere’s resurgence | Michael Aylwin
The quality may never have been higher and revenues dwarf those of the World Cup – no wonder South Africa wants to join

Michael Aylwin

29, Jan, 2022 @10:00 PM

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Six Nations chief backs struggling Italy and keeps door shut on South Africa
Ben Morel has also rejected the idea of promotion and relegation in the Six Nations

Luke McLaughlin

26, Jan, 2022 @5:32 PM

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Jaw-dropping sport moments of 2021: Rassie Erasmus and his video rant
The Lions series in South Africa ended up being memorable more for the antics of one man than the rugby that was played

Gerard Meagher

28, Dec, 2021 @8:00 PM

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England set to face New Zealand in ‘mini World Cup’ next autumn
England will face New Zealand for the first time since the 2019 World Cup semi-final next autumn as part of a bumper set of November internationals

Gerard Meagher

15, Dec, 2021 @10:47 AM

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Rassie Erasmus apologises to Lions referee Berry and withdraws ban appeal
Rassie Erasmus and South Africa Rugby have issued a brief apology to Nic Berry and the other match officials involved in the first British & Irish Lions Test, and also withdrawn their appeal against World Rugby’s sanctions

Gerard Meagher

25, Nov, 2021 @4:51 PM

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