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

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

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)

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…

A nation expects: The Springboks have touched down in the UK in a low-key fashion

SPRINGBOKS TURN TO VETERANS FOR RWC Coach Heyneke Meyer, as expected, has turned to a core of 2007 World Cup winners for the 2015 campaign. The squad boasted 1297 Test…