Latest South Africa Springboks news

Catrakilis kicks Province to Currie Cup win

9:11 AM   Five-eighth Demetri Catrakilis kicked Western Province to victory in Saturday's Currie Cup final at Newlands as the home team beat the Golden Lions 19-16 to win South Africa's main domestic rugby title.

Springboks look north next month but cast eye to World Cup

Springboks captain Jean de Villiers at a training camp in Stellenbosch.

South Africa began a week of intense preparation for their tour to Europe but captain Jean de Villiers said on Monday they already had an eye on next year's World Cup.

Dane Coles to join All Blacks in South Africa

Dane Coles will re-join the All Blacks squad in South Africa.

Hooker Dane Coles will rejoin the All Blacks squad ahead of their Test in South Africa following the birth of his first child.

Wallabies not as bad as Springboks scoreline suggests

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Stephen Samuelson   The Wallabies deserve greater credit than the 28-10 scoreline in Cape Town suggests. They were were far closer to the No.2 world ranking than the margin on the scoreboard

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Wallabies captain Michael Hooper admits his side could not match Springboks

Michael Hooper

Georgina Robinson   Michael Hooper told it straight after the Wallabies' late-game collapse against South Africa, admitting "we couldn't keep up with them" as the Springboks powered home with three tries in the final eight minutes on Saturday. 

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Wallabies crumble in face of late Boks blitz

Adam Ashley-Cooper.

Georgina Robinson   A three-try second half bonanza from the Springboks steam rolled the Wallabies on Saturday and ensured the Newlands Stadium hoodoo will celebrate its 23rd birthday next year. 

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Springboks staple Schalk Burger bounces back from body blows

Springboks regular: The quarter-final clash against the Wallabies in 2011 was Schalk Burger's last match for South Africa before this year.

Georgina Robinson   Schalk Burger has been to the edge and back and there are still things he cannot talk about. 

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Teboho Mohoje says he has been picked on merit as race row threatens to engulf South African rugby

Teboho Mohoje

Georgina Robinson   The player at the centre of a race storm surrounding the Springboks says he has no choice but to ignore the controversy created by his selection. 

Wallabies desperate to break Cape Town drought: James Slipper

James Slipper in action during the Wallabies' narrow win over the Springboks in Perth.

Alexandra Patrikios   Wallabies vice captain James Slipper says the side is hopeful they can end a Cape Town winning drought in their upcoming Test against the Springboks - but admits New Zealand have pretty much got the Rugby Championship in the bag.

Springboks call up Schalk Burger for final two Rugby Championship Tests

Schalk Burger gets to grips with Drew Mitchell back in 2011.

Japan-based flanker Schalk Burger was on Wednesday called up as replacement for the injured Francois Louw in the South Africa squad for the final two Rugby Championship Tests.

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Richie McCaw's try gives All Blacks tense win over Springboks

Skipper's score: Richie McCaw scores the all-important five-pointer.

The All Blacks have a third successive Rugby Championship crown in their sights after beating South Africa 14-10 Saturday in a top-of-the-table clash involving the world's top ranked sides.

Springboks refuse to hang loss to Wallabies on Bryan Habana's controversial yellow card

Bryan Habana

Georgina Robinson   The Springboks will seek "clarity" around Bryan Habana's controversial sin-binning but have refused to blame match officials for their one-point loss to the Wallabies in Perth.

Wallabies edge Springboks in Perth with late seven-pointer

Captain fantastic: Michael Hooper of the Wallabies fends off a tackle by Tendai Mtawarira of the Springboks.

Georgina Robinson   It was magic they needed and magic they produced, just in time.

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South Africa's Morne Steyn is a predictable threat to the Wallabies

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Paul Cully   South Africa has gone back to what it knows against the Wallabies on Saturday.

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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.

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Fourie du Preez to miss Rugby Championship

Sidelined: Fourie du Preez.

South Africa have confirmed that veteran halfback Fourie du Preez has been ruled out of the Rugby Championship with an ankle injury.

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Two changes as Wales look for more steel against South Africa

"We see Saturday as an opportunity to right the wrongs of last weekend": Gatland.

Wales' determination to match the muscle of South Africa has seen coach Warren Gatland make two changes to his pack for the second test at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit on Saturday.

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Victor Matfield to set new Springbok Test record

Record breaker: Victor Matfield.

Veteran lock Victor Matfield on Saturday will become South Africa's most-capped player when he captains the side against Wales in his 112th Test match at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit.