Eben Etzebeth has scored a try epitomising the revival of South Africa following their disastrous 2016 with the Springboks clean-sweeping their three-match home series with France with a 35-12 victory at Ellis Park.
The Brumbies hope they can find some confidence on a two-game tour to South Africa and Argentina.
Bryan Habana insists the Springboks' talent drain is not down to money, revealing many South African stars move abroad in search of a better life.
South African Rugby CEO Jurie Roux believes SANZAAR's decision to cull three Super Rugby had to happen, but it may still no be enough to revive the competition to its former glory.
South Africa's Sharks will be without captain Pat Lambie for an estimated six to eight weeks after the flyhalf suffered a fractured vertebrae in the warm-up before Saturday's 37-14 Super Rugby victory over the New South Wales Waratahs.
New Zealand Rugby is concerned about the state of Australian and South African rugby but probably not as concerned as it should be.
Joost van der Westhuizen was a man of South Africa. There was never to be any mistaking that. The defiance. The physical rigour. The deep-set eyes. The look. He was not going to be easily subdued.
Joost van der Westhuizen, the former South Africa captain, remains in a critical condition in hospital with motor neuron disease (MND) which has been battling for seven years.
Springboks Rugby World Cup hero Joel Stransky says South African rugby is rotten from the bottom up and top down and needs radical reform if the current slump is to be reversed.
The Wallabies are searching for a new starting No.8 after Sean McMahon suffered a serious ankle injury in Australia's 18-10 defeat to South Africa on Saturday evening (Sunday AEST).
On October 8,1969 the lead letter in The Sydney Morning Herald was headlined: South Africa and Sport.
Forget the Wallabies' dreadful record in Pretoria. The international game is in such a state of flux, disrupted by money and the rising power of clubs, that the history books can be temporarily discounted. The win is there if they're good enough.
At times it is hard not to liken the All Blacks to a cruel cat that likes to toy with a bird with a busted wing.
South Africa have freshened up their engine room, making two changes to the tight five to face the All Blacks in the Rugby Championship Test in Christchurch.
Call it a one-game winning streak. The Wallabies are finally on the board for 2016 after grinding out a 23-17 victory over South Africa in front of a disappointing crowd at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium.
The bad news confronting the Wallabies as they go into Saturday's Test at Brisbane against the Springboks is their six consecutive losses. The good news, of sorts, is that these losses have been against England and the All Blacks, the two best sides in world rugby
Francois Hougaard has been selected on the wing as one of three changes in a revamped South African backline for their Rugby Championship Test against Australia in Brisbane on Saturday.
South Africa captain Adriaan Strauss has announced he will quit international rugby at the end of the 2016 season.
Eddie Jones, the England head coach, has labelled South Africa "bullies" ahead of the first Test of the -autumn series at Twickenham on Nov 12. Jones is bracing his men for a physical encounter with the Springboks, whom England have not beaten since 2006.
The 33-year-old, who has a relish for the fray and who is a popular comrade, has less need than most to be reminded of the need to seize the moment.