Rich form: JP Pietersen was again on hand to score for the Springboks

In the first half hour it looked like South Africa would run away with this fixture, but Scotland kept in the fight to deny their muscular rivals a bonus point. The…

WP Nel

Nel is the man at tighthead Despite WP Nel only having a smattering of caps, the doughty South African-born prop has formed a crucial partnership with Al Dickinson in the…

Sean Maitland

In the first-half some aggressive defensive hit from the Eagles unsettled Scotland and a well-worked try from young Saracen Titi Lamositele that was the difference between the sides. In the…

Scottish smiles: Greig Laidlaw and his team made a good start to the World Cup. (Photo: Getty Images)

Five second-half tries took Scotland to a convincing win over Japan in front of an excited crowd at Kingsholm. Japan scored all their points in the first 45 minutes, answering…