BREAKING NEWS: Five newcomers and two returnees have been added to the bulk of the Springboks' Rugby Championship squad.
YEAR-END TOUR: Jan de Koning looks at some alternative selections for the Springboks ahead of their four-Test trip.
Lizo Gqoboka's rise to stardom has been meteoric, only picking up the game five years ago after turning his back on it to be part of the choir.
Abie Malan, rugby man and farmer, died from complications following knee replacement surgery. His death has come as a shock.
Consistency rather than "flash stuff" has been the guiding principle behind England coach Stuart Lancaster's selections at flyhalf.
EXCLUSIVE: Former Springbok assistant coach Gary Gold is set to return to South Africa, to take up a top job at the Sharks.
Italy captain Sergio Parisse believes winning the first of a three-match Test series, against Samoa next month, is "crucial".
Springbok captain Jean De Villiers knowsthe ultimate goal is ensuring all the systems and details are in place for the World Cup.
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