South Africa

England Training Session

England v South Africa: The Preview

MALCOLM PREEDY was part of the first one-club front row to play for England. In 1984, the former Gloucester captain packed down with club-mates Steve Mills and Phil Blakeway against…

Hands off: Visser tries to escape Pienaar

Scots fail by playing Springbok games

SOMETHING WAS wrong. It did not sit right. Scotland were heading into a game off the back of a colossal All Black drubbing and they were...confident. While South Africa sent…

David Denton

Scotland 10 South Africa 21: The Verdict

Two things counted against Scotland in the final analysis. They allowed South Africa to build up a 21-3 lead in the first 45 minutes thanks to a few crucial errors…

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…