Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus believes that they were lucky to escape with two points in their 16-all draw with New Zealand in the Rugby Championships in Wellington on Saturday.
Retail giant, Shoprite-Checkers has distanced itself from a derogatory message on a cake displayed at one of its Cape Town branches marking Saturday’s Rugby Championship match between the Springboks and the All Blacks in Wellington.
All Blacks star Brodie Retallick remained in the World Cup frame Sunday after X-rays cleared him of any structural damage to his shoulder injured in the bruising Test against South Africa.
South Africa named a full-strength team for Saturday’s Rugby Championship clash with New Zealand, featuring 12 changes to the starting XV that defeated Australia last week.
The All Blacks will hand Fijian-born winger Sevu Reece his Test debut against Argentina in the Rugby Championship this weekend as part of an experimental match-day squad that features five new faces.