Former England and British & Irish Lions captain Martin Johnson has named his Test dream team, which includes two former Springboks.
The idea that South Africa’s integration into European club rugby should be limited to the PRO16 for the foreseeable future is naive and impractical, writes ZELIM NEL.
One South African-born player was included in Warren Gatland’s 36-man British & Irish Lions squad for the upcoming tour. Here’s a roadmap of how he worked his way into contention for selection.
Clive Woodward has labelled the Rugby Football Union’s debrief of England’s poor Six Nations campaign as a ‘nonsensical whitewash of excuse-making, box-ticking and corporate twaddle’.
Scotland’s South African-born wing Duhan van der Merwe has been omitted from the Six Nations list of nominees for the Player of the Tournament award despite finishing as the top try-scorer.
France have dropped to fifth in the World Rugby rankings following their angonising 27-23 Six Nations defeat by Scotland in Paris on Friday.
Scotland wing Duhan van der Merwe has surpassed a 21-year-old Six Nations record set by legendary Irishman Brian O’Driscoll.
The inclusion of flyhalf Romain Ntamack and lock Bernard le Roux are two of five changes to France’s starting lineup for Friday’s Six Nations decider against Scotland in Paris.
France flyhalf Matthieu Jalibert has been ruled out of their Six Nations title-deciding match against Scotland in Paris on Friday.
Another three-time Lions tourist, Lawrence Dallaglio, has picked seven England players in his prospective British & Irish Lions starting lineup for their tour of South Africa.