Flying Fourie: South Africa's Fourie du Preez dives over for the winning try. (Photo: Getty Images)

A 74th-minute try from veteran scrum-half and skipper Fourie du Preez took South Africa into the semi-finals of the World Cup and broke Welsh hearts, as, until then, Sam Warburton‘s…

Joel Stransky of South Africa scores the winning drop goal during the 1995 World Cup final match

Joel Stransky knows a thing or two about winning the Rugby World Cup and the former South Africa fly-half believes Wales’ quest to do exactly that will end this weekend

Back in the groove: Fourie du Preez sets up an attack against Samoa. (Photo: Getty Images)

Of course, the fact that du Preez has the talent to play in the latter stages of a World Cup is not in question – he won the thing in…

Bryan Habana

South Africa comfortably gained the bonus point they needed to top Pool B, after just 46 minutes. Two tries in the first half, the first by Damien de Allende and…

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…

Damien de Allende

Injuries are occurring at a far greater rate than the last World Cup but in the case of South Africa, they might have a silver lining. It was of course…

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…