The loss of Willem Alberts is a bitter blow for the Springboks ahead of their departure for Perth and their Test against Australia.
Never a dull moment at SARU as the Springboks head to Australasia sans Willem Alberts - and Juan Smith.
Warren Whitely will replace Willem Alberts, who has been ruled out of the Springboks’ Rugby Championship tour to Australasia.
Springbok fullback Willie le Roux says he has settled in the role coach Heyneke Meyer has entrusted him with.
South Africa are very settled in one particular department where both NZ and Oz are slightly ailing at present, writes Rob Houwing.
Australia coach Ewen McKenzie still has time to mould his team into RWC contenders, according to former coach Bob Dwyer.
Jonathan Kaplan has questioned whether the Boks understand the nuances at scrums and breakdowns.
Jonathan Kaplan says the time has come for the IRB to introduce an on-field challenge system.
Wallabies centre Pat McCabe counts himself fortunate to be able to walk away from rugby intact after deciding to retire.
Australia coach Ewen McKenzie admitted he was down to bare bones in some departments after losing hooker Nathan Charles.
Wallaby coach Ewen McKenzie demanded far more from his team against SA as they look to recover from their mauling at the hands of NZ.
Wallaby back Pat McCabe has retired from rugby after fracturing his neck for the third time in last weekend's defeat to NZ.
Uncapped centre Kyle Godwin and Saia Faingaa have been included in Ewen McKenzie's 30-man Australia squad for the Test against SA.
Argentina will travel to Australasia for their Rugby Championship matches without injured blindside flanker Pablo Matera.
Springbok lock Victor Matfield has credited coach Heyneke Meyer who helped convince him to make a comeback in rugby.
Three former Springbok props feel there's no need for panic when it comes to the Bok front row.
Despite the Springboks heading the Rugby Championship log, bookmakers have cut the odds on the All Blacks lifting the trophy.
Springbok flank Juan Smith has described the Test against Argentina in Salta as the darkest day in his rugby career.
Willem Alberts says he’ll be ready to play for the Springboks in their Rugby Championship encounter against Australia in Perth.
Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has expressed his delight at the return of lock Victor Matfied to the squad.
Victor Matfield will rejoin the Springbok squad when they get together for the Australasian leg of the Rugby Championship.
Bok fans may be feeling a bit fragile about their team, but Oz counterparts are even bleaker, writes Rob Houwing.
Springbok captain Jean de Villiers is clear that his team need to take a massive step up before they face the Wallabies in Perth.
Springbok and Cheetahs lock Lood de Jager, the 'next big thing' in the second row, has been 'missing in action' of late.
New Zealand have increased their advantage at the top of the IRB world rankings after their record victory over Australia.
The All Blacks have decided to release 10 players from their Rugby Championship squad to play provincial rugby this weekend.
The Wallabies will have plenty of down-time over the next week to "mentally relax", captain Michael Hooper has said.
The performances of Bok loose forwards Francois Louw and Marcell Coetzee against Argentina will please coach Heyneke Meyer.
Victor Matfield and Willem Alberts are likely to return for the Springboks' next Rugby Championship Test against Australia in Perth.
All Blacks captain Richie McCaw, who already holds a number of Test records, has chalked up two more.
Former Springbok coach Nick Mallett has heaped praise on the All Blacks after they crushed the Wallabies 51-20.