South Africa head coach Rassie Erasmus during a team training session at Latymer Lower School, England, on October 29th. Photograph: Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images

There are a few words you might choose to use about England’s pack before you land on the one South Africa’s Warren Whiteley settled on. “Nice” was wh(...)

Duane Vermeulen during South Africa training at Latymer Lower School in London, England. Photo: Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images

South Africa’s number eight Duane Vermeulen expects a bruising forward tussle in the Springboks’ opening November international against England at Twi(...)

 Kieran Read is back in the New Zealand team to face South Africa. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty Images

Captain Kieran Read returns to the New Zealand team as coach Steve Hansen on Thursday named his strongest available side for their last Test in the Ru(...)

Iain Henderson arrives for squad training at  Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Although Iain Henderson was obliged to watch the last nine minutes of Saturday’s second Test in Ellis Park from the sidelines after being replaced, he(...)

Ireland centre Stuart Olding tries to give  South Africa’s Siya Kolisi the slip  during the second Test at Ellis Park in Johannesburg. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

South Africa may have seized the momentum in the three-Test battle with Ireland but centre Stuart Olding believes the tourists can bounce back from th(...)

Ruan Pienaar will undergo a fitness test in Dublin next week ahead of South Africa’s opening game of their European tour against Ireland. photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Some good news for Leinster in yesterday’s 36-man Springbok squad for the European tour that begins in Dublin on November 8th as Heyneke Meyer has (...)