Cheetahs and Southern Kings

HANG ON to your hats, this is going to be a bumpy ride. The Guinness Pro12 have upped their club count for next season. From September, two South African sides…

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…

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…

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,…

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…