South Africa

Disconsolate: The England boys have plenty to ponder before the 2nd Test

England can still win the war

SATURDAY WAS not a good 24 hours for Northern Hemisphere sides on tour, but before the evening kick-off in Durban there was still cause for England fans to be optimistic.…

Ben Foden dives in for England's consolation try

South Africa 22 England 17: The Verdict

ENGLAND HAD a strong first half, featuring outstanding defence, some good attacks and great security under the high ball, but South Africa took a grip on the game in the…

Former Super XV prop Nel has signed a 3 year deal

Edinburgh sign South African prop Nel

Edinburgh Rugby revealed details of a major overseas signing, announcing that they have recruited South African prop WP (Willem Petrus) Nel from Super 15 side Free State Cheetahs on a…

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Southern Kings to play Super Rugby in 2013

The Southern Kings’ place in the Vodacom Super Rugby competition in 2013 was reaffirmed at a Special Council Meeting of the South African Rugby Union (SARU) in Cape Town on…

Former Leicester Tigers coach Heyneke Meyer has been appointed the new Sprinkboks coach

Heyneke Meyer officially appointed Bok head coach

Heyneke Meyer will be the new Springbok coach after a Special General Meeting of the South African Rugby Union (SARU) ratified his proposed appointment in Cape Town on Friday. The…

Cecil Afrika back in time for the home leg of the Sevens World Series

Afrika back for Seven World Series home leg

All 16 national teams have declared their final squads to compete at the Nelson Mandela Bay South Africa Sevens, round three of the HSBC Sevens World Series on 9-10 December.…

In at the deep end: Sam Tomkins will make his union debut against the world's second-best nation

Barbarians v Australia – preview

You never know what to expect when the Barbarians come to town – but this weekend’s Killik Cup clash against Australia at Twickenham contains more uncertainties than usual, writes Alan…