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Rise of Jantjies creates Bok selection poser for Erasmus

Just a year ago South Africa looked thin on talent at scrumhalf, a position of genuine concern heading toward the Rugby World Cup, but the emergence of Herschel Jantjies has sparked a selection poser for coach Rassie Erasmus.

Australia banking on quick fix at fullback

Australia believe Tom Banks is the player to fill the gaping hole left in the number 15 jersey by the sacking of Israel Folau, and the Brumbies fullback is set for a baptism of fire in the cauldron of Ellis Park on Saturday.

Owens to referee World Cup opening match

Nigel Owens, who refereed the 2015 Rugby World Cup final, will get the 2019 tournament underway when he takes charge of the opening game between Japan and Russia in Tokyo on Sept. 20.

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