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Erasmus: “We can come back from this”

The Springboks’ 23-13 defeat by New Zealand in their Rugby World Cup opener had not deflated the belief of Rassie Erasmus, director of rugby, that South Africa could win the trophy for a third time.

Tournament news

Undefeated SA progress to Oktoberfest7s semi-finals

South Africa scored convincing wins over Australia (26-19), England (24-5) and New Zealand (19-12) in Munich on Saturday to top their pool at the Oktoberfest7s and to book a semi-final appointment with Germany on Sunday.

Match report

Raubenheimer disappointed but takes positives from defeat

Springbok Women’s coach Stanley Raubenheimer was disappointed with his team’s 29-12 defeat against Spain at the WJ de Wet Stadium in Despatch on Saturday, but he said there were positives they could build on going forward.

Match report

All Blacks too good for Boks in Yokohama

Five minutes of first-half brilliance by the All Blacks were the difference as the New Zealanders emerged victorious by 23-13 from the Rugby World Cup Pool B opener against the Springboks in Yokohama, Japan on Saturday.