South Africa

Brendan Gallagher’s feature: The day South Africa was cleared for take-off

It’s 20 years ago today that President Nelson Mandela presented Francois Pienaar with the World Cup at Ellis Park to bring down the..

June 24, 2015 with 0 Comments

Peter Jackson’s column: Signing up Kiwis and Boks mocks the rules

Exactly five years ago this coming Wednesday, in a football stadium where a local boy called Messi used to play, New Zealand beat South..

June 19, 2015

My Life in Rugby: Andre Snyman – former South Africa and Leeds centre

Missing out on three World Cups, one because of injury and two through politics, were the only real disappointments of a rugby career that..

March 10, 2015

Dream Team: Ashley Johnson – Wasps, South Africa and former Cheetahs flanker

1. Os du Rant – Played with him at the Cheetahs after he came out of retirement. One of the best loose-heads South Africa, and the game..

December 16, 2014

Successful surgery for Jean de Villiers

Jean de Villiers has set his sights on next year’s World Cup after undergoing surgery to rebuilt his left knee. The Springboks..

December 4, 2014

Wales v South Africa preview

Liam Williams will start on the left wing for Wales against South Africa on Saturday after George North failed to recover from concussion...

November 28, 2014

Nyakane in line for first Test start

Trevor Nyakane will make start his first Test for South Africa on Saturday after being named at loosehead by Springboks head coach Heyneke..

November 19, 2014

Neil Back’s verdict: Hartley has to learn to play much smarter

I said before the South Africa game it doesn’t matter how ugly it is we’ve just got to win. Ultimately we fell short … again. I’m a..

November 19, 2014

Watson to make first England start against Springboks

Anthony Watson will make his first international start for England in Saturday’s clash against South Africa at Twickenham. Watson..

November 14, 2014

VIDEO: Martin Corry v John Smit RWC memories

Land Rover has caught up with two Rugby legends to talk about their memories of England and South Africa clashing at Rugby World Cup...

November 14, 2014
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