South Africa

Hands-up: Visser wants ball

Scotland v South Africa: The Preview

TWO YEARS ago, Scotland went into a Murrayfield Test against South Africa on the back of a 46-point defeat by New Zealand and upset the odds to win 21-17. Last…

Focus: Pat Lambie ticks the scoreboard over

Ireland need to get back to winning ways

I CAN'T begin to imagine the impact on Ireland's pysche having come so close to beating the World Champions on their own turf, and then suffering a record defeat the…

Ireland v South Africa

Ireland 12 South Africa 16: The Verdict

IT WAS an unspectacular match at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, with the physical exchanges dominating and little creative attacking play on show. Ireland built a healthy 12-3 half-time lead,…

Tower of strength: Etzebeth will take some stopping

Ireland v South Africa: The Preview

JAMIE HEASLIP will lead Ireland out against the Springboks for the first time, promising to ‘give the Irish people something to cheer about’. The big Leinsterman added for good measure.…

Influence: Pocock is breakdown king

QBE Internationals: Players to watch

THE AUTUMN Internationals start tomorrow, expect these players to make an impact in the coming weeks As a straight-running crash ball centre on the fringes of the Leicester squad three…

South Africa v New Zealand: The Rugby Championship

The Rugby Championship Review: South Africa

A TESTING tournament for Heyneke Meyer's new Springboks saw them ultimately finish in third spot, their draw with Argentina earlier in the tournament keeping them out of second place. It…

Flying form: Bryan Habana scored a hat-trick against Australia last weekend

South Africa unchanged for All Blacks test

HEYNEKE MEYER has selected the same side that defeated Australia last weekend in Pretoria to face New Zealand in Soweto this Saturday. The Springboks ran in five tries against the…

Starter for 10: The Cheetah's fly-half has pipped Morne Steyne to the 10 shirt and notches up his first senior start

Goosen picked ahead of Steyn

HEYNEKE MEYER has handed Cheetah’s fly-half Johan Goosen his first Test start, picking the former Baby Bok over an out-of-form Morne Steyn, against Australia in Pretoria on Saturday. Etzebeth is…

Flip van der Merwe, seen here in training, comes in to replace

Springboks make two changes for All Blacks clash

AFTER TASTING defeat against the Wallabies last weekend in Perth, Heyneke Meyer has made two changes to the Springbok team who face New Zealand in the fourth Test in The…

Bearded wonder: South African no.8 Josh Strauss is moving onto pastures new after signing a three-year deal with Glasgow

Glasgow Warriors sign Josh Strauss

SOUTH AFRICAN No.8 Josh Strauss has signed a three-year contract with Glasgow. Strauss has pledged his services to the Warriors until at least the end of May 2015, subject to…