Bismarck du Plessis taking on the NZ defence

Major teams: Free State Cheetahs, Natal, Sharks, Montpellier 

 Country: South Africa
 Test span: 2007-2015 South Africa caps 79 (50 starts)
 Test points: 55 (11T) Stuck behind the sizeable figure…

Victor Matfield takes a lineout against NZ

Major teams: Blue Bulls, Griquas, Cats, Toulon, Northampton Country: South Africa
 Test span: 2001-2015 South Africa caps: 127 (121 starts) Test points: 35 (7T) Not even retirement halted Victor Matfield’s…

Os du Randt thought his time in international rugby was finished after South Africa’s 1999 November tour to Europe, but little did he know that eight years later he would…

Laying down a challenge: The Chiefs sits atop the New Zealand league

By Alex Shaw To coin a phrase from legendary former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, it’s squeaky bum time in Super Rugby. With just two rounds of regular season…

Dan Robson

England Saxons beat South Africa A 32-24 in Bloemfontein on Friday night but, apart from Sky’s coverage, you would hardly have known it was taking place with all the attention…

Johnny Sexton

By Alex Shaw In the 110 years of international rugby that Ireland and South Africa have gone head-to-head, not once have the Irish recorded a victory in South Africa. That…