Australia’s rugby community has reacted furiously to the red card shown to Marika Koroibete in the fifth minute of the Wallabies’ 33-30 win over France in Brisbane.
Alun Wyn Jones completed his remarkable comeback from injury in the British & Irish Lions’ 49-3 win over the Stormers on Saturday, but it was young flyhalf Marcus Smith who was the star of the show in Cape Town.
The All Blacks produced a dominant display on their way to a resounding 60-13 win over Fiji in Hamilton on Saturday.
French club Stade Francais have bolstered their strength in the second row with the signing of Sharks lock JJ van der Mescht.
Cheslin Kolbe says the British & Irish Lions have a dynamic backline composition, but believes his knowledge of playing against them in the northern hemisphere could be advantageous to South Africa.
Ian Foster says the All Blacks have pinpointed areas of their game in need of urgent attention following an untidy performance against Fiji.
The Fijian Test team will wear special jerseys to address and create awareness about the unfolding Covid-19 crisis in their homeland when they play the All Blacks in Dunedin on Saturday.
Pumas coach Jimmy Stonehouse says they would have loved the opportunity to play against the British & Irish Lions, but explained that their Currie Cup schedule would make such a fixture tricky.
A converted try in stoppage time helped Griquas snatch a stunning 30-28 Currie Cup win over Western Province in Cape Town on Wednesday.
The second Test between the Springboks and Georgia has been officially cancelled following a number of players and management testing positive for Covid-19 in both camps.