South Africa


Lambie to conquer Cardiff 'hothouse'

INTERVIEW: Patrick Lambie has a golden opportunity to steal a march on his main rivals in the race for the Springbok No.10 jersey at the World Cup.

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Good answer, next question!

VIDEO NASTIES: Shaun Edwards has hit back angrily at the suggestion that Wales head coach Warren Gatland is under pressure.

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Eight Bok changes for Cardiff

BREAKING NEWS: Heyneke Meyer has made eight changes to the team for South Africa's last Test of the year - against Wales in Cardiff on Saturday.

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Wales fear dangerman Le Roux

Welsh defensive coach Shaun Edwards has bad memories of what Willie le Roux did to them in June and is wary of the Springboks' threats.
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Nailing down No.10

Pat Lambie has said that there has been a healthy rivalry going on between the four flyhalves that were included in the year-end tour squad.
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High praise for all-action props

Coenie Oosthuizen and Trevor Nyakane have received high praise from coach Johann van Graan for more than just their scrummaging.
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Wales limp into Bok showdown

Wales have been left with a hefty casualty count that could affect selection plans for Saturday's year-end Test series finale against South Africa.

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Double blow for Boks

Warren Whiteley and Jannie du Plessis are the only members of the current Springbok tour squad who will not be available to face Wales in Cardiff.
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Bull Ring outing for Boks

A selection of Springboks will take on the Proteas in a T20 match at the Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg on December 5 for the Nelson Mandela Legacy Cup.

Heyneke's Bok cup runneth over

INTERVIEW: Twelve months ago the Springbok talent cupboard looked bare - with a dearth of back-up in several key positions.

How 'Slaptjips' made Paige a Bok

Jan de Koning chatted to Rudy Paige about his unexpected call-up to the Springbok team for their final match of the year-end tour.

Senatla back to the BlitzBokke

Seabelo Senatla has been released from the Springbok touring squad at the request of the Springbok Sevens.

White card request

In 2015 the Varsity Cup matches which are broadcast on television, will bring back the white card allowing a referee review.

Out with the old, in with the new

Heyneke Meyer expressed confidence in the latest crop of Springboks after Bakkies Botha's decision to retire.

Player ratings: Magic subs

OPINION: South Africa will know they have a lot of room for improvement, but they will also celebrate the impact of the replacement.

Bakkies calls time on Internationals

BREAKING: Springbok lock and World Cup winner Bakkies Botha has announced his immediate retirement from international rugby.

Player ratings: No depth

OPINION: Italy made life unpleasant for South Africa, but ultimately came up well short - losing 6-22 in Padua on Saturday.

Boks rally late to overcome Azzurri

MATCH REPORT: South Africa produced a late score to ease past Italy, winning 22-6 at Stadio Euganeo, in Padua, on Saturday.