Rich form: JP Pietersen was again on hand to score for the Springboks

In the first half hour it looked like South Africa would run away with this fixture, but Scotland kept in the fight to deny their muscular rivals a bonus point. The…

Stunning score: Jubilant Japan celebrate Karne Hesketh's winning try against South Africa

If the endgame of these global tournaments is to catapult the sport into the wider consciousness and inspire fresh fans, Rugby World Cup 2015 may have already reached a zenith. A 34-32 victory for…

Jean de Villiers

Bulls and Sharks cull mercilessly The Bulls and the Sharks did little to persuade seasoned veterans to reconsider offers from overseas clubs after both suffering mediocre Super Rugby campaigns. The…

Green and mean: Tendai 'Beast' Mtawarira models South Africa's World Cup kit, from ASICS

The Springboks launched their new kit for the Rugby World Cup last week. The kit was pulled together after extensive testing was carried out at the ASICS Institute of Sport…

Physical but struggling: The continued poor form of the Cheetahs has forced Naka Drotske to retire

NAKA STEPS DOWN Beleaguered Cheetahs coach Naka Drotske announced in early May that he would retire from coaching at the conclusion of the 2015 Super Rugby season. The Cheetahs have…

The Springboks test out their new kit

It looks like the arms race has begun… In 2003, England were ahead of the rest of the Rugby World Cup pack because they were the first ones to utilise…