A good day's work: JP Pietersen had a superb day, scoring three tries

World Cup 2015: South Africa 46-6 Samoa

This was a game of breathtaking physicality, but South Africa merely rode it out and played smart rugby win this contest, cranking up the pressure in the second half. There…

Stunning score: Jubilant Japan celebrate Karne Hesketh's winning try against South Africa

Analysis: Ten minutes that sealed a magical Japan win

If the endgame of these global tournaments is to catapult the sport into the wider consciousness and inspire fresh fans, Rugby World Cup 2015 may have already reached a zenith. A 34-32 victory for…

The Kriel thing: Jesse Kriel has made a big impact with the Boks. (Photo: Getty Images)

Here come the (new) boys

Kriel, 21, played full-back for the Bulls in this year’s Super Rugby tournament, but switched to outside centre to make his Test debut against Australia on 18 July, and grabbed…