Boks demolish 14-man All Blacks at Twickenham

MATCH REPORT: The Springboks made a big statement concluding their World Cup preparations with a resounding 35-7 win over the All Blacks at Twickenham on Friday. The Springboks scored five tries, through captain Siya Kolisi, wing Kurt-Lee Arendse, hooker Malcolm Marx and replacements Bongi Mbonambi and Kwagga Smith – all converted

Wales v England – Teams and Prediction

PREVIEW: Wales and England kick off their Nations Series schedule with the first of a derby double-header on Saturday. The two teams meet twice in a week, with Cardiff the stage for the first match in what both teams will hope is a long and fruitful few months. The World Cup looms

Scotland v France – teams and prediction

PREVIEW: Scotland and France clash in a World Cup warm-up at Murrayfield on Saturday and it could be a tough test for the visitors who are joint-favourites to win the forthcoming World Cup. As the two teams gear up for another clash in the space of seven days, Scotland might be

Ireland v Italy – teams and prediction

PREVIEW: Andy Farrell will be out to test his squad depth when Ireland host Italy in the World Cup warm-up match in Dublin. The Ireland head coach Farrell has handed a number of fringe players to work their way into Ireland’s World Cup squad. Farrell will cut his 42-man squad down to

Argentina v South Africa – teams and prediction

PREVIEW: Much of the pre-match build-up to the World Cup warm-up encounter between Argentina and South Africa in Buenos Aires on Saturday focused on the ‘opportunities’ for individuals to impress the respective coaches. Both Michael Cheika (Los Pumas) and Jacques Nienaber (Springboks) have used the Rugby Championship to give as many