Siya Kolisi

Siya Kolisi: It doesn't get any bigger than facing Ireland

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi says his team know all too well what a massive challenge awaits them as they prepare to face the No 1 side in the world Ireland in Paris on Saturday.

Jean Kleyn

Jean Kleyn: I was a 'very different person' when I played for Ireland

Springbok lock Jean Kleyn says he is trying to shut out any outside noise regarding his history as an international for Ireland, which happened when he was a "very different person".

James Ryan

Ireland lock James Ryan relishing battle with Eben Etzebeth

Ireland vice-captain James Ryan is hoping to impose himself on the Springboks forward pack, in particular hard-man Eben Etzebeth.

Springbok prop Ox Nche

Thaba ‘Nchu’s first Springbok a reminder of possibilities

He may not have started out as such, but Springbok prop Ox Nché is now something of a ‘North Star' to many from his rural community.

Manie Libbok

Libbok embracing the challenge of lining up opposite Sexton

Springbok flyhalf Manie Libbok is embracing the challenge of facing Ireland's Johnny Sexton at Stade de France on Saturday.

Jacques Nienaber

Nienaber understands risks involved with Boks' 7-1 bench

Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber is comfortable with the risks of naming a potent 7-1 split on the bench for their blockbuster Rugby World Cup fixture against Ireland.