Justin Tipuric

‘Warrenball’ is officially dead Wales beat South Africa by 27-13 in a game in which the ‘Warrenball’ was finally given to the dog to chew on and a new ball…

Schalk Burger of South Africa

Major teams: Western Province, Stormers Country: South Africa
 Test span: 2003-2015 Test caps: 86 (72 starts) Test points: 80 (16T) Many northern hemisphere supporters simply cannot forgive Schalk Burger for…

Joost van der Westhuizen of South Africa

Major team: Blue Bulls Country: South Africa Test span: 1993-2003 Test caps: 89 (78 starts) Test points: 190 (38T) When Gareth Edwards was knighted in June, rugby pundits tried to…

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Argentina exacted revenge on the Springboks in Salta, a week after a 78th-minute try cost them victory in their first meeting. The Pumas scored the first try of the game,…

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By Alex Shaw The All Blacks’ 42-8 demolition of the Wallabies in Sydney was exquisite, only further expanding the gulf in quality – both technically and mentally – between themselves…

Ardie Savea

The Rugby Championship got off to a thrilling start. Just hours after a bugging device was said to have been found at the InterContinental hotel on Sydney’s picturesque waterfront, the…

Bryan Habana crosses the whitewash

Major teams: Golden Lions, Blue Bulls, Bulls, Stormers, Toulon Country: South Africa Test span: 2004 – 15 Test caps: 117 (115 starts) Test points: 320 (64T) – Information accurate as…

South Africa's Danie Gerber

Major teams: Eastern Province, Western Province Position: Centre Country: South Africa Test span: 1980-92 Test caps: 24 (24 starts) Test points: 82 (19T, 1C) From Eastern Province, Gerber emerged on…