We look at the three players who will play a key part in South Africa's Rugby Championship campaign in 2018.
Bath have no clear time frame on when Anthony Watson could return to action after he retore his Achilles tendon.
Scotland and Edinburgh prop Alasdair Dickinson has announced his retirement from playing to take up an academy coaching role.
Thinus Delport gives his verdict on two players he thinks can make an impact for the Boks in the 2018 Rugby Championship.
New Zealand assistant coach Ian Foster is looking forward to seeing his side tested in the opening match of the Rugby Championship against Australia.
Thinus Delport picks his best Springbok XV from the Tri-Nations and Rugby Championship era - what do you make of his team?
Israel Folau insists he will continue to aggressively challenge for the ball in the air when Australia take on the All Blacks in Sydney on Saturday.
South Africa kick off their Rugby Championship campaign against Argentina on Saturday - what can we expect from the Boks?
Harlequins have installed a 6ft 3in model bear in their headquarters in a bid to create a new era of aggressive defence, Demetri Catrakilis has revealed.
Can South Africa take heart from the performances of their teams in this year's Super Rugby competition?
Eben Etzebeth is set to play his first competitive game of rugby in 10 months when he starts for the Boks against Argentina.
In 2015, the Pumas arrived in Durban aiming to become the first Argentina side to beat the Boks, and they succeeded.
Ireland wing Jacob Stockdale will miss Ulster's opening Guinness PRO14 games next month due to a hamstring injury.
Marcelo Bosch selects an Argentina XV featuring the most influential players since the Tri-Nations inception in 1996.
Who will be the key figures in Argentina's latest attempt to win the The Rugby Championship?
David Pocock's return has put New Zealand on "high alert" ahead of their Rugby Championship opener against Australia, according to Sam Cane.
Argentina kick off their Rugby Championship campaign against South Africa in Durban on Saturday, live on Sunshine Golf.
Michael Hooper has been cleared for Australia's Rugby Championship opener against New Zealand after overcoming a hamstring injury.
Shaun Edwards says there are"high-profile" rugby union players who have expressed an interest in switching codes.
Michael Cheika expects Beauden Barrett to start at fly-half ahead of Richie Mo'unga for New Zealand's clash with Australia.
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