Rassie Erasmus has sparked an impressive renaissance from the Springboks. Photograph: Ross Setford/Reuters

Pool B New Zealand - 1st (5-4) South Africa - 5th (9-2) Italy - 13th (750-1) Namibia - 23rd (5000-1) Canada - 21st (2500-1) The Contenders Steve Ha(...)

New Zealand’s captain Kieran Read  and head coach Steve Hansen after their draw with South Africa. Photograph: Getty Images

New Zealand 16 South Africa 16 Replacement scrumhalf Herschel Jantjies scored a try in the final minute of play to help South Africa snatch a 16-16(...)

 S’busiso Nkosi  of South Africa scores his try against Australia at Ellis Park. Photograph: EPA

South Africa 35 Australia 17 Rookie scrumhalf Herschel Jantjies scored two tries on his debut as South Africa claimed a bonus-point victory over slo(...)

Eben Etzebeth will captain South Africa for Saturday’s Rugby Championship opener against Australia. Photograph: Ashley Vlotman/Gallo

Rugby Championship, Saturday July 20th, South Africa v Australia, Ellis Park Johannesburg (Sky Sports Action, kick-off 4.05pm) South Africa captain (...)

 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(...)

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