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JOHANNESBURG Alex Iwobi’s second-half winner ensured Nigeria became the first African nation to qualify for the 2018 World Cup when their 1-0 home victory over Zambia on Saturday moved them into an unassailable lead in their group.
CAPE TOWN New Zealand skipper Kieran Read affirmed his side’s desire to complete a second successive Rugby Championship with a 100 percent record but warned team mates not to underestimate beleaguered hosts South Africa at Newlands on Saturday.
CAPE TOWN South Africa's veteran prop Tendai Mtawarira will miss their test against New Zealand in the Rugby Championship on Saturday for unspecified “family reasons”, coach Allister Coetzee said on Thursday.
CAPE TOWN World champions New Zealand are expected to complete another clean sweep of the Rugby Championship as they finish this year’s campaign away in South Africa on Saturday.
CAPE TOWN Nigeria, Egypt and Tunisia could all book their spots at next year's World Cup in the penultimate round of African qualifiers at the weekend but the other two slots will only be decided next month.
CAPE TOWN World champions New Zealand face a difficult battle to squeeze in time for recovery and preparation ahead of their last game in this year’s Rugby Championship against South Africa at Newlands on Saturday, hooker Dane Coles said.
CAPE TOWN South Africa will again rely heavily on experienced prop Tendai Mtawarira in which they expect to be a bruising scrum confrontation with New Zealand in the Rugby Championship on Saturday.
CAPE TOWN The inclusion of Argentina into southern hemisphere rugby competition has left Australia, New Zealand and South Africa stretched when they go on their end of year tours to Europe, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen said on Monday.
CAPE TOWN South Africa coach Allister Coetzee is confident his side have laid to bed the ghosts of a 57-0 thrashing by New Zealand last month and are ready for another clash with the All Blacks at Newlands on Saturday.
Arsenal led a list of nine clubs who grabbed a second win in as many games in the Europa League group phase as France striker Olivier Giroud scored his 100th goal for the club in a 4-2 win at BATE Borisov on Thursday.