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 Aphelele Fassi of South Africa  scores a try against Argentina during the Rugby Championship match  at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. Photograph:  EPA

South Africa 32 Argentina 12 South Africa coach Jacques Nienaber was pleased with his much-changed side in their 32-12 Rugby Championship victory ove(...)

South Africa’s scrumhalf Faf de Klerk congratulates flanker Pieter-Steph Du Toit after he scored a try during the Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between New Zealand and South Africa on September 21st, 2019. Photograph:  Odd Andersen/AFP via Getty Images

When the British & Irish Lions team for Saturday’s third Test was unveiled, it again had a slightly untried and unsettled look to it. Warren Gatla(...)

 Morne Steyn, seen here  in action for  the Bulls, has been named in the South Africa squad for the Lions series. Photograph: Sydney Sehibedi/Gallo Images/Getty Images

South Africa’s desire to have an outhalf who can settle the nerves and eke out a win in tight situations led to a recall for Morne Steyn for the Briti(...)

South Africa’s Damian Willemse scores his team’s ninth try during their rout of Canada. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA

Pool B: South Africa 66 Canada 7 South Africa secured their place in the World Cup quarter-finals with an emphatic 66-7 victory over 14-man Canada in(...)

South Africa’s Schalk Brits scores a try during the Rugby World Cup Pool B match against Namibia. Photo: Adrian Dennis/Getty Images

South Africa 57 Namibia 3 South Africa claimed their first win of the 2019 World Cup with a 57-3 thrashing of Namibia. The Springboks had lost their(...)

South Africa winger S’busiso Nkosi leaps with the ball before scoring a try during the Test match against  Argentina at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria. Photograph: Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images

South Africa 24 Argentina 18 South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus was delighted to get 50 minutes from regular skipper Siya Kolisi in Saturday’s 24-18 R(...)

Francois Steyn returned to the Sprinsboks fold against Australia. Photograph: Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images/Getty

Rugby World Cup winner François Steyn admits he was a bag of nerves before his return to the South Africa side in their 35-17 Rugby Championship victo(...)

 New Zealand after winning the Rugby Championship last year. Photograph: Getty Images

With the Rugby Championship being seen as little more than a World Cup warmup for the southern hemisphere’s top four nations the abridged tournament c(...)

Wales’ Liam Williams scores his side’s second try during the autumn international against South Africa at The Principality Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Wales 20 South Africa 11 Wales completed a first clean sweep of autumn Tests and extended their unbeaten run to nine after toppling South Africa at t(...)

South Africa’s centre Jesse Kriel dives over the line to score the opening try of the autumn international against  Scotland at Murrayfield. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images

Scotland 20 South Africa 26 Scotland gave as good as they got but were denied their first win over South Africa since 2010 as they were edged out 26-(...)

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