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RugbyU: Stade storm back to top in France

Stade Francais shrugged off the absence of a host of Six Nations stars to clinch a bonus point 32-6 win over champions Castres and go top in France on Friday. Stade ran in three tries -- all in the second half -- after South African stars Morne Steyn and Rory Kockott had kicked all the points in the first half with Stade ahead at 12-6. Fijian winger Waisea Vuidravuwalu scored two of Stade's tries in the space of seven second-half minutes as his team went two points clear of Clermont at the top of the table.

RugbyU: Stade storm back to top in France

Stade Francais shrugged off the absence of a host of Six Nations stars to clinch a bonus point 32-6 win over champions Castres and go top in France on Friday. Stade ran in three tries -- all in the second half -- after South African stars Morne Steyn and Rory Kockott had kicked all the points in the first half with Stade ahead at 12-6. Fijian winger Waisea Vuidravuwalu scored two of Stade's tries in the space of seven second-half minutes as his team went two points clear of Clermont at the top of the table.

RugbyU: South Africa prove too strong for France

South Africa cemented their status as the second best team on the planet with a 19-10 win over France in Paris on Saturday. Having already beaten Six Nations champions Wales 24-15 and crushed Scotland 28-0 on their November tour to the northern hemisphere, the Springboks ensured they ended their year with a 10th win in 12 matches. Only world champions and undisputed number one team New Zealand have managed to beat South Africa in 2013.

Rugby Union: Springbok stalwarts return for France Test

South Africa have recalled Tendai Mtawarira, Bismarck du Plessis, Eben Etzebeth and Morne Steyn into the starting line-up of the side to take on France in the final match of their European tour in Paris on Saturday. There is also a first international start in the front row for tight-head Coenie Oosthuizen, who impressed after coming on during the Springboks' last game against Scotland, the 13th time he had done so off the bench. He replaces the injured Frans Malherbe, with the uncapped Lourens Adriaanse coming onto the bench.

Rugby Union: Springbok stalwarts return for France Test

South Africa have recalled Tendai Mtawarira, Bismarck du Plessis, Eben Etzebeth and Morné Steyn into the starting line of the side to take on France in the final match of their European tour in Paris on Saturday. There is also a first international start in the front row for tight-head Coenie Oosthuizen, who impressed after coming on during the game against the Scots, the 13th time he had done so off the bench. He replaces the injured Frans Malherbe, with the uncapped Lourens Adriaanse coming onto the bench.

RugbyU: Alberts, Steyn passed fit for Scotland clash

Willem Alberts and Morne Steyn have both been passed fit to play in South Africa's Test match against Scotland on Sunday, the South African Rugby Union announced on Saturday. Lock Alberts and scrum-half Steyn both had to sit out training sessions earlier in the week due to injury, but they took full part in the captain's run at Murrayfield on Saturday. Alberts has been named in the Springboks' starting line-up for Sunday's match in Edinburgh, with Steyn on the bench.

RugbyU: South Africa smother Wales in war of attrition

South Africa maintained their winning dominance over Wales on Saturday with a brutal 24-15 victory based on a suffocating blanket defence and an unerring knack of doing the basics well. The Springboks scored three tries through captain Jean de Villiers, Bismarck du Plessis and Fourie du Preez, fly-half Morne Steyn bagging two conversions and a penalty, Pat Lambie also hitting a conversion.

RugbyU: South Africa smother Wales in war of attrition

South Africa maintained their winning dominance over Wales on Saturday with a brutal 24-15 victory based on a suffocating blanket defence and an unerring knack of doing the basics well. The Springboks scored three tries through captain Jean de Villiers, Bismarck du Plessis and Fourie du Preez, fly-half Morne Steyn bagging two conversions and a penalty, Pat Lambie also hitting a conversion.

RugbyU: South Africa smother Wales in war of attrition

South Africa maintained their winning dominance over Wales on Saturday with a brutal 24-15 victory based on a suffocating blanket defence and an unerring knack of doing the basics well. The Springboks scored three tries through captain Jean de Villiers, Bismarck du Plessis and Fourie du Preez, fly-half Morne Steyn bagging two conversions and a penalty, Pat Lambie also hitting a conversion.

RugbyU: South Africa beat Wales 24-15

South Africa beat Wales 24-15 in a one-off rugby union international at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday. The Springboks scored three tries through captain Jean de Villiers, Bismarck du Plessis and Fourie du Preez, fly-half Morne Steyn bagging two conversions and a penalty, with Pat Lambie also hitting a conversion.
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