Jesse Kriel

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 New Zealand’s George Bridge scores the first try. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

New Zealand 23 South Africa 13 Rumours of the champions impending demise may have proved premature. South Africa’s reinvention and rejuvenation unde(...)

Japan’s Luke Thompson during the 2015 Rugby World Cup game against the USA at Kingsholm Stadium in Gloucester, England.  Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Brighton 2015: spot the Kiwi on 83 minutes, having milled Adriaan Strauss off Japanese ball, all but leaning on the shoulder of Harumichi Tatekawa yet(...)

Siya Kolisi returns for the Springboks as he bids to prove his fitness ahead of the Rugby World Cup. Photograph: Ross Setford/Reuters

Siya Kolisi will start as flanker for South Africa in their one-off test against Argentina at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday, eager to prove his fitness (...)

 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-(...)

Ben Whitehouse was in the eye of the storm during Saturday’s Guinness Pro14   clash between Leinster and Munster at Aviva Stadium.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ben Whitehouse, an appreciation Irish referees would leap into a Las Vegas octagon over Leinster versus Munster but it’s a rite of passage. The Welsh(...)

South Africa’s Jessie Kriel is put junder pressure by England’s Mike Brown at Newlands. Photograph: Getty Images

South Africa 10 England 25 Owen Farrell kicked 20 points as England ended their five-match winless run with a deserved victory over South Africa in t(...)

 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 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(...)

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