Coach Steve Hansen accuses counterpart Rassie Erasmus of “trying to put pressure” on Jerome Garces.
The 45-year-old former Wales captain revealed at the weekend that he had been blackmailed prior to publicly announcing he had the disease.
Unable to be in Japan for the Springboks’ assault on the World Cup? Here’s a few ideas for a rugby getaway right at home.
The All Blacks remain the favourites, but an old foe and the UK teams are lurking.
There was a view that the Lions star could make an impact given his X-factor, but Rassie Erasmus goes for experience.
Betting on any rugby game is outlawed for players, coaches and match officials.

Dyantyi’s doping hasn’t tarnished Springboks’ image

Assistant coach Matt Proudfoot says the team’s performances on the field are what count, but adds substance abuse needs to be policed.

‘Best chat’ – All Blacks appreciate tough but talkative Boks

Assistant coach Ian Foster wouldn’t be drawn on what game plan he thought South Africa might employ.

Shampoo and conditioner, high tackles: World Cup talking points

Will these themes dominate the showpiece in Japan?

World Boxing Bloodied but unbowed, Fury ‘ready for war’ against Wilder

The British heavyweight needed 47 stitches after his bout with Otto Wallin last weekend.

WATCH: When a young goalie’s save isn’t quite a save!

Soccer even humbles its little stars of tomorrow…

Five key Springboks in Japan

Yes, rugby’s a team game. But it has its stars too.

World Cricket Steve Smith ‘proud’ after summer of Ashes redemption

The former Australia captain enjoyed a remarkable series in England, scoring a total of 774 runs in just seven innings.

World Cricket Five things we learned from the Ashes

Test cricket might be alive and kicking, but the batsmen really aren’t pulling their weight.

Bok loss won’t be ‘end of the world’ for All Blacks: Hansen

New Zealand and South Africa have won five World Cups between them and the form of coach Rassie Erasmus’s resurgent side, this season’s Rugby Championship winners, has heightened expectations.

World Cricket England win fifth Test to square Ashes series

But the famous urn is still going to Australia again.

World Cricket England in control as Australia wilt in fifth Ashes Test

With two full days of play to come and the weather in London set fair, the home side appear certain to pull level at 2-2.

World Cricket When the sandpaper dust settles, make Smith skipper again – legends

Various former Australian cricket stars are in agreement about a subject that will remain prickly.




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