# South Africa

Last year
# Criticism
Erasmus making Springboks 'so easy to dislike' – Smit
Erasmus has been given a two-game matchday ban following his criticism of refereeing decisions during the ongoing Autumn Nations Series.
# Team news
Veteran Le Roux among five Springbok changes for France Test
Willie Le Roux comes in at fullback with Makazole Mapimpi moving to the bench.
# fire and skill
Ireland's rock'n'roll rugby gives crowd their kicks at Aviva Stadium
Ireland matched South Africa in key areas before rolling out some of the hits on a memorable night at Lansdowne Road.
Munster's clash with South Africa XV selection to be shown live on Virgin Media
The province take on a South Africa Select XV at Páirc Uí Chaoimh next Thursday.
# Axel
'I’ll keep my promise' - Rassie Erasmus to visit Anthony Foley's grave with World Cup medal
The former Munster director of rugby plans to visit Killaloe when the Springboks come to Ireland next month.
# Unhappy
Nienaber slams 'disturbing' allegations regarding players as Springboks survive 'semi-final’
A last-minute bonus-point try enabled South Africa to draw level with New Zealand on 14 points.
# South Africa
Springbok Jantjies and team dietician sent home over 'personal reports'
On Sunday, South African media reported details of an alleged affair involving the pair.
# midpoint report
Historic wins and shock slumps serve up one of the most intriguing Rugby Championships in years
It’s all set up for a fascinating finish to this year’s tournament.
# Preview
Rennie keeps faith with Wallabies team that beat South Africa as wounded Boks prepare for 'final'
The hosts start with an unchanged side for the first time since Dave Rennie took over as coach from Michael Cheika.
# On Tour
Munster confirm November fixture against South Africa XV selection
The game is set to be played on Thursday, 10 November with Páirc Uí Chaoimh reportedly being lined up.
# Team news
De Klerk back as South Africa look to snap barren run in Australia
The Springboks haven’t won on Australian soil since 2013.
# Team news
Springboks recall 'massive' Vermeulen for All Blacks rematch
The Ulster forward missed a three-Test series against Wales last month.
# suspended
Springbok winger Arendse banned for 4 matches following Barrett collision
South Africa have also added uncapped 19-year-old Canan Moodie to their squad ahead of Saturday’s second Test against the All Blacks.
# Claim
All Blacks took 'step up', says under-fire coach Foster
The loss to the Springboks was the fifth in six matches after three defeats by Ireland and another by France.
# Under Pressure
Springbok triumph adds to woes of embattled All Blacks
New Zealand went into the game having lost four of their previous five matches.
# Team news
Struggling New Zealand ring the changes for South Africa Test
Head coach Ian Foster has made nine changes to the matchday 23 beaten by Ireland last month.
# Squad News
Springboks recall Vermeulen, Steyn for New Zealand Tests
Both veterans have recovered from injuries that ruled them out of the recent series against Wales.
# mixed feelings
Springboks defend 19 changes as Wales legend cries foul
Gareth Edwards called the decision ‘disrespectful’.
# Drama
Remarkable finish sees South Africa pip 13-man Wales
Damian Willemse kicked an added-time penalty goal.
# unfamiliar face
Wales name uncapped prop as Leon Brown’s replacement
Sam Wainwright has played just 18 first-team games for Saracens.
Ex-Ulster and South Africa player Pedrie Wannenburg dies aged 41
The loose forward, who has passed away following a car crash, helped the Irish side reach the 2012 Heineken Cup final.
# against the idea
Munster's De Allende not in favour of Springboks joining the Six Nations
The 30-year-old is hopeful the province can end their trophy drought before he departs in the summer.
# Done Deal
€38 million Saracens takeover by consortium including Francois Pienaar completed
In October, the English Premiership giants first unveiled the plan.
# boks office
World champions South Africa to host Wales in July
The teams met in Cardiff last November with the Springboks winning 23-18.
All time
# autumn internationals
England to play New Zealand and South Africa at Twickenham next year
Argentina and Japan will also make the trip to London in November 2022.
# Jacques' Backs
South Africa make three changes for England as Handre Pollard returns to line-up
Cobus Reinach and Lood de Jager also come in for the world champions.
# Looking Back
'I don’t remember the World Cup final' - Sinckler feels KO has made him a better person
Eddie Jones’ side were crushed 32-12 by South Africa in the 2019 global showpiece.
# difference maker
Mapimpi at the double as Springboks down Scotland
The hosts had led 10-8 at the break.
# Boks on top
South Africa beat All Blacks in instant classic as sides swap lead four times in final minutes
The Rugby Championship finale did not disappoint as the Springboks edged a 31-29 thriller.
# Ready to go
Wallabies 'pumped' as Quade Cooper set for shock return after 4-year absence
Michael Hooper on Saturday warned South Africa to prepare for ‘a real test’.
# boks
Pollard kicks South Africa top of Rugby Championship with win over Argentina
Ill discipline cost the Pumas dearly as they had forwards Rodrigo Bruni and Tomas Lavanini yellow carded.
# Impact
Dream debut for Hendrikse as South Africa beat Argentina
The scrum-half dived over in the corner to secure the third try in Gqeberha that left the Springboks level with New Zealand on five points at the top of the table.
# bok at it
'RG was always a big part of our plans' - Springboks hope Snyman will feature in Rugby Championship
The lock has been recalled to the South Africa squad despite being released back to Munster just last week.
# Mr Motivator
'He always gets us there emotionally' – Kolisi praises Nienaber after series success
Meanwhile the South Africa head coach said he couldn’t watch Morné Steyn’s match-winning penalty.
South Africa v British & Irish Lions, third Test
Relive all the action from the final Test of the series as it happened.
# William Hill
Time to press the Bundee button: Talking points ahead of the final Lions Test
With the sides tied at one win apiece, the series will be decided in Cape Town on Saturday.
# All Square
'We had a proper review, it was a tough week' - Nienaber praises his players after week of off-field controversy
The South Africa head coach said his squad had not been distracted by the Rassie Erasmus video released ahead of the second Test.
South Africa v British and Irish Lions, second Test
Relive all the action as it happened in Cape Town.
# William Hill
Conan the destroyer to make a big impact: Talking points ahead of the second Lions Test
The side meet in Cape Town once again on Saturday.
# Round Two
Springbok centre Lukhanyo Am expecting different approach from Lions this weekend
Am says the world champions will need to able to adapt on the pitch during the second Test.