South Africa

Springboks squad back Meyer to stay on as coach

The Springboks squad have thrown their weight behind Heyneke Meyer's bid to continue as South Africa coach after the World Cup.

Meyer has branded himself a "total nutter" in wanting to extend his tenure as Springboks head coach, but the former Blue Bulls boss may yet relinquish his position.

Meyer has been back to stay on as coach.

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The Boks, beaten by the All Blacks in the semi-finals, will have an eye on third place.

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The losing semi-finalists have had a week to lick their wounds, and now is the chance for South Africa and Argentina to finish the Rugby World Cup on a high, with third place up for grabs at the Olympic Stadium on Friday evening.

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Burger: Defence needs to be strong to beat New Zealand

South Africa star Schalk Burger knows all about winning against the odds - and a World Cup semi-final against New Zealand does not come close to matching what he has already achieved.

It is little more than two years ago that Burger contracted bacterial meningitis while in hospital undergoing surgery to drain a cyst.

Schalk Burger knows how to win.

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