Allister Coetzee has been confirmed as South Africa's new rugby coach on a four-year deal to take the Springboks past the 2019 World Cup.
Argentina will host Australia at Twickenham in their Rugby Championship match on October 8, moving the southern hemisphere competition over the equator for the first time.
South Africa winger Bryan Habana has moved a step closer to playing in this year's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro after he was named in a training squad for the next two rounds of World Rugby's Sevens Series.
A rugby union revolution might not be too far away if a South African university competition is anything to go by, after fans were left thrilled with the tournament's first nine-point try on Tuesday.
Heyneke Meyer will not re-apply to coach South Africa when his current deal expires on December 31, the South African Rugby Union confirmed on Thursday.
A South African prop in English club rugby has received 40 stitches to his cheek after a horrific injury at Twickenham.
South Africa's winger Bryan Habana could extend his Springboks career for two more years but has ruled out another tilt at the elusive outright World Cup try record.
South African winger Bryan Habana and flyhalf Handre Pollard fell just short in their bids for individual records despite helping the Springboks to a 24-13 win over Argentina in the bronze medal playoff at the Olympic Stadium on Friday.
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New Zealand will play Argentina or Australia in the World Cup final next week after the reigning world champions won a rain-soaked thriller at Twickenham on Saturday.
The All Blacks captain faces a nervous wait after an elbowing incident against South Africa.
The Wallabies' hopes of winning the World Cup have taken a heavy dent without playing a game.
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Steve Hansen says he won't fall for rival's mind games.
Follow full live coverage of the first semi-final as the Springboks and the All Blacks duke it out.
Even in a country which occasionally seems inured to violence such as South Africa, there are still random acts of unspeakable brutality that have the power to shock a nation.
Duane Vermeulen believes South Africa's World Cup semi-final with New Zealand will hinge on little more than mind games.
A late try by Fourie du Preez and the boot of Handre Pollard sent South Africa into the Rugby World Cup semi-finals with a 23-19 victory over Wales in a thunderous game at Twickenham on Saturday.
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Wales coach Warren Gatland is banking on a slice of luck, and a small amount of superstition, as the Springboks loom large.