Jacques Nienaber on surprise selection calls: 'We've stayed true to our identity'

Jacques Nienaber insists the Springboks have not strayed from their identity despite opting for a 5-3 split on the bench for Sunday's Rugby World Cup quarter-final against France.

Maxime Lucu

Rassie Erasmus takes dig at France 'simulation' as World Cup mind games begin

South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has subtly accused France of resorting to football-like tactics during games to try and influence match officials.


Springboks to draw inspiration from heroic 14-man effort in Marseille last year

South Africa face a mammoth task in trying to topple France on home soil in Sunday's Rugby World Cup quarter-final, but they have plenty of experience to draw from.

Manie Libbok

Manie Libbok and Jesse Kriel calm over World Cup fate: 'It doesn't matter who starts'

Springbok stars Manie Libbok and Jesse Kriel say they are ready for any eventuality when the team gets announced on Friday and are ready to do whatever job is required of them.

Bryan Habana and JP Pietersen

Springbok legend Bryan Habana inducted into World Rugby Hall of Fame

Former Springbok Byan Habana is one of five players set to be inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame at the conclusion of the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

Ben O'Keefe

Match officials confirmed for RWC quarter-finals

World Rugby has announced the match officials for the quarter-finals of the 2023 Rugby World Cup, with Ben O'Keeffe appointed to referee the Springboks' match against France in Paris.