Richie McCaw, the All Black captain, who will make his record breaking 134th appearance for the All Blacks with coach Steve Hansen at Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa. Photograph: Getty Images

Richie McCaw has put the historic achievement of breaking the All Blacks appearances record out of his mind as he focuses on leading New Zealand to vi(...)

South Africa fullback Willie le Roux scored a 71st-minute try in the second Test against Wales in Nelspruit. Photograph: Luke Walker/Gallo Images/Getty Images

South Africa 31 Wales 30A late penalty try denied Wales an historic first victory over the Springboks in South Africa.Liam Williams was penalised for (...)

Jonathan Davies of Wales  tackles Willie le Roux of South Africa during the Test  at  King’s Park  in Durban, South Africa. Photograph: Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images

South Africa 38 Wales 16: Mercurial fullback Willie le Roux had a hand in four of South Africa’s five tries as they outmuscled Wales in the first Test(...)

 South Africa fullback Willie Le Roux  dives over for a try during the international against Scotland  at Murrayfield. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Scotland 0 South Africa 28: Scotland suffered a painful shut-out defeat to South Africa as they were utterly outclassed at Murrayfield.The home side l(...)

All Blacks Kieran Read, Steve Hansen (head coach), Richie McCaw and Sam Whitelock celebrate after their victory over South Africa at Ellis Park Johannesburg on October 5th, 2013. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

Ireland have never beaten New Zealand in a test match, they of the haka and famed black kit. What makes the All Blacks different?New Zealand’s record (...)

 Bismarck du Plessis will line out without his brother Jannie against Wales. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

South Africa have recalled the Japan based duo JP Pietersen and Jaque Fourie for their game against Wales in the Millennium Stadium on Saturday.Fouri(...)

New Zealand’s  Beauden Barrett gets through the tackle of South Africa fullback Zane Kirchner   to score the bonus point winning fourth try during the Rugby Championship match  at Ellis Park  in Johannesburg. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

South Africa 27 New Zealand 38: New Zealand claimed the Rugby Championship title after a breathless final against South Africa in Johannesburg.The lea(...)

Australia’s Adam Ashley-Cooper is stopped in his tracks during the Rugby Championship game against South Africa in Brisbane. Photograph: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

Australia 12 South Africa 38: South Africa secured their biggest win on Australian soil and their first in five attempts when they smashed the hosts 3(...)

Zane Kirchner (centre). Photograph: Getty Images

Zane Kirchner and Chiliboy Ralepelle have been added to the South Africa squad that will face Australia and New Zealand in the Rugby Championship.Spri(...)