South Africa

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…

Habana and captain Jean de Villiers are the only team-members to play in Argentina

Habana fit for historic Test in Mendoza

THE SPRINGBOK team preparing for the second Rugby Championship Test against Argentina in Mendoza on Saturday received a huge boost when Bryan Habana was declared fit to start on Wednesday.…

Point proven: Care produced a mature game

England prove to be work in progress – Tour review

THE DREADED series whitewash might have been avoided but the desired victory England so desperately wanted slipped agonisingly away following Owen Farrell’s late drop goal miss in Port Elizabeth. The…

Close attention: Ben Foden under pressure

South Africa 14 England 14: The verdict

By Owain Jones, Rugby World Editor In a nutshell ENGLAND WILL fly home reflecting on a 2-0 Series loss, but their journey will buoyed by the positives to come out…

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Battered England handed brutal lesson in Johannesburg

With bodies creaking, England will have flown down to Port Elizabeth disappointed with their showing at Ellis Park against a phenomenally powerful Springbok side. At altitude they were blown apart…

Shell shocked: England captain Chris Robshaw looks for answers

South Africa 36 England 27: The Verdict

ENGLAND WERE blown away by South Africa in a typically ferocious encounter at altitude in Ellis Park, Johannesburg. The Springboks tore into England from the off, with their huge ball…