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 Wales’ Scott Andrews after his shirt is pulled over his head. Photograph: Andrew Boyers/Reuters

Wales 24 South Africa 22 A second half penalty from Leigh Halfpenny allowed Wales to hold off South Africa and emerge narrow 24-22 victors in their t(...)

South African prop Steven Kitshoff   is tackled by Italian flanker Giovanni Licata. Photograph: Getty Images

Italy 6 South Africa 35 South Africa beat in Padova on Saturday, scoring five converted tries to avenge their shock loss to the Azzurri last year. S(...)

 South Africa’s Dillyn Leyds stretches  to score  a try during the  match against France at the Stade de France in Paris. Photograph: Yoan Valat/EPA

France 17 South Africa 18 France coach Guy Noves’s job came under pressure after Les Bleus lost 18-17 to South Africa after yet another mediocre perf(...)

Ireland winger  Andrew Conway makes a break for the opening try during the Guinness Series match against South Africa  at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland 38 South Africa 3 In the end it was a pummelling, but Ireland had to put in plenty of hard graft and tackles before decorating the game with (...)

The South African team line up after the Captain’s Run at the Radisson St Helen’s Hotel in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

15 Andries Coetzee Age: 27 Height: 5’11” Weight: 92kg (14st 7lbs) Caps: 9 Points: 0 He has played in every test for South Africa this year. One aspect(...)

South Africa  coach Allister Coetzee: “We need to adapt and there will be challenges Saturday.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Continuity was the buzz word as Springbok coach Allister Coetzee named a side with just three changes from the one that lost to New Zealand by a point(...)

 Allister Coetzee: “They’re class acts, but we can’t just focus on Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton. There are other great players in the side as well.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The head coach of the Springboks, Allister Coetzee, has described Ireland as “the New Zealand of Europe”, highlighting in particular the “world-class”(...)

Johann van Graan will take up Munster role later this month. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Munster and the Springboks have confirmed that Johann van Graan will be released from his duties with the tourists after their games against Ireland a(...)

New Zealand’s Beauden Barrett during the Rugby Championship match against South Africa at Kingspark Rugby stadium in Durban. Photograph: Getty Images

International rugby is a home again to outhalves, 10s who are fly as in knowing and clever. The gulf between South Africa and New Zealand last weeke(...)

Dan Carter is the complete player. His tactical kicking, his passing, his defending were all on the money against South Africa at Twickenham. Photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images

On the evidence of the past fortnight New Zealand would beat Australia by 20 points if Saturday’s game was anything other than a World Cup final. Ever(...)

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