Jean De Villiers

Springboks to provide Wallabies with a test of a different kind

Matthew Burke Two games are gone against New Zealand and it's now time to move the attention to South Africa. That is a whole different kettle of fish.

Juan Smith handed new Springboks chance against Pumas

Return: Juan Smith.

Flanker Juan Smith, who had virtually quit rugby after an Achilles tendon injury in 2011, makes a remarkable South Africa comeback by turning out for the Springboks against Argentina on Saturday.

Damian de Allende chosen to make Springboks debut against Argentina

Returing: Bryan Habana is one of eight changes made to the Springboks side to face Argentina.

Outside centre Damian de Allende will debut for South Africa on Saturday against Argentina in a Rugby Championship first-round match in Pretoria.

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer praises youngsters after win over Argentina

Handre Pollard

South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer made a point of praising his young players as he looked for positives after a scrappy 13-6 home win over Argentina in their opening Rugby Championship match on...

Early try critical as South Africa edge Argentina 13-6 in Rugby Championship

Desperate measures: South African captain Jean de Villiers is tackled by Argentina's Juan Martin.

Mark Gleeson A first minute try from Ruan Pienaar proved decisive as South Africa beat Argentina 13-6 in Saturday's rain-affected Rugby Championship test at Loftus Versfeld to record a winning start to the annual...

Stormers shutout Cheetahs in runaway win

Nic Groom of the Stormers breaks clear of the Cheetahs defence.

The Stormers recorded the first shutout of the Super Rugby season as they ran in four tries to comfortably beat the Cheetahs 33-0 at Newlands on Saturday.

Stormers v Bulls

Newlands, Cape Town, Sunday 1.05am (AEST)

Springboks skipper De Villiers injured

Injured Springboks skipper Jean de Villiers has withdrawn from a three-day national training camp that starts in Durban Sunday.

Injured De Villiers to miss June Tests

Sidelined: Jean de Villiers.

A knee injury has ruled Springboks skipper Jean de Villiers out of June matches against a World XV, Wales and Scotland.

Sharks v Stormers

Shark Park, Durban, Sunday 3.10am (AEST)

Veterans back in Springboks squad for June series

Nick Said Veteran forwards Victor Matfield and Schalk Burger are among a number of long-time absentees recalled to the South Africa squad for the June internationals against Wales and Scotland.

Jaco Taute last-gasp drop goal edges Stormers past Sharks

Frans Steyn takes on the Stormers defence.

A drop goal in the final play of the game from Jaco Taute handed South Africa's Stormers a 21-19 victory over the table-topping Sharks in their Super Rugby clash in Durban on Saturday.

Cornal Hendricks set for Boks debut against World XV

Cheetahs flyer Cornal Hendricks will debut for the Springboks.

Sevens star Cornal Hendricks will take his first bow as wing for the Springboks when South Africa play the World XV in Cape Town on Saturday.

Springboks hammer World XV in Cape Town

South Africa survived an early scare to begin their international rugby season with a thumping 47-13 win against a World XV in Cape Town on Saturday.

Mystery as Frans Steyn quits Springboks

Frans Steyn's sudden and unexplained withdrawal from the Springboks days out from their first Test of the year contributed to what coach Heyneke Meyer has called his 10 toughest days in the job.

Willie le Roux leads Springboks rout of Wales

Willie le Roux

A first-half blitz from Willie Le Roux propelled the Springboks to a 38-16 rout of Wales in Durban on Saturday in the first of a two-Test rugby series.

Rugby

Stormers v Waratahs

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DHL Newlands, Cape Town, Sunday 3.10am (AEST)

Rugby

Waratahs won't underestimate Stormers despite losing streak

Wary of Stormers: Waratahs' coach Michael Cheika.

Georgina Robinson Cape Town: The Stormers may be in the midst of an injury crisis, a coaching overhaul and a losing streak, but the Waratahs are refusing to underestimate their threat this week.

Stormers v Lions

Newlands Stadium, Cape Town, Sunday 1.05am (AEST)

Rugby

Stormers move off the bottom with win over Lions

Damien de Allende.

Mark Gleeson The Stormers moved off the foot of the Super Rugby standings with an 18-3 win over the Lions at Newlands on Saturday to end a run of five successive defeats.