Springboks to honor late Chester Williams in RWC opener

Rugby Sep 20, 2019

Springboks to honor late Chester Williams in RWC opener

The Springboks are to pay homage to late 1995 Rugby World Cup winner Chester Williams with his image printed on their jerseys for their tournament opener against New Zealand on Saturday. "He is really inspirational to all of us as a team," South Africa captain ...

World Cup winner Mark Andrews says pressure was 'horrendous'

Rugby Sep 14, 2019

World Cup winner Mark Andrews says pressure was 'horrendous'

As a member of the South Africa team that won the 1995 World Cup and was later immortalized in the Clint Eastwood film "Invictus," Mark Andrews is already assured of a place in rugby history. "We were just out of isolation, (Nelson) Mandela was the ...

Springboks aim for return to top

Rugby Sep 6, 2019

Springboks aim for return to top

Siya Kolisi dreams of becoming the first black Springboks skipper to lift the Rugby World Cup trophy, and complete the remarkable transformation of the team from "a dark place to a good space." South Africa and defending champion New Zealand, which clash on Sept. 21 ...

Springboks roll out big guns for Japan

Rugby Sep 3, 2019

Springboks roll out big guns for Japan

Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus on Tuesday named a full-strength side to play Japan, as the two-time champions bid to put down a World Cup marker and avenge the biggest upset in the game's history. Captain Siya Kolisi comes back onto the side after fully recovering ...

Springboks' Aphiwe Dyantyi facing four-year doping ban

Rugby Aug 30, 2019

Springboks' Aphiwe Dyantyi facing four-year doping ban

Springboks wing Aphiwe Dyantyi is facing a four-year ban after testing positive for anabolic steroids at a training camp with the South Africa squad last month. The South African anti-doping agency said Friday that Dyantyi's "B" sample this week confirmed the results of the test ...