Highlights: Italy vs Springboks (2014)

The Springboks claimed a scrappy 22-6 win over Italy in Padova on Saturday.


Bakkies calls it quits

Bok lock Bakkies Botha has retired from international rugby and hopes to play in next year's Currie Cup before hanging up his boots for good.


Boks cope in Italian cauldron

Jean de Villiers has lauded the Springboks’ discipline in what was a challenging and provocative environment, reports JON CARDINELLI in Padova.


Boks must back up hype

The Springboks can’t talk of closing gap on the All Blacks until they consistently set similar standards to the All Blacks, writes MARK KEOHANE in Business Day newspaper.


Boks have battled to adapt

The Springboks need to produce a more consistent set-piece and tactical-kicking performance in the final Test of the season against Wales, reports JON CARDINELLI in Cardiff.


Boks release Senatla

Seabelo Senatla has been released from the Springbok touring squad at the request of the Springbok Sevens and will return to South Africa on Sunday.


‘A step backwards for bumbling Boks’

How South Africa's Sunday newspapers reacted to the Springboks' 22-8 victory over Italy in Padova.


Boks must down Dragons

The result in Cardiff will determine the success or failure of the Springboks' tour, writes RYAN VREDE.


Bakkies goes out with a bang

Bakkies Botha has retired with his legacy intact and with the Springboks well covered in the enforcer position, writes JON CARDINELLI.


Highlights: Wales vs All Blacks (2014)

The All Blacks scored three late tries to run out comfortable 34-18 victors over Wales in Cardiff.


Highlights: France vs Argentina (2014)

Nicolás Sánchez kicked three drop goals to lift Argentina to an 18-13 win over France in Paris.


White card back in Varsity Cup

The white card, which allows coaches and captains to refer decisions for review to TMOs during games, will be reintroduced in the Varsity Cup next season.


Tour Tales – Padova

JON CARDINELLI on a prop’s conditioner woes, Italy’s rugby heartland, and a proposal on a Venetian gondola.


Retallick voted world’s best

All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick has been named the 2014 World Rugby Player of the Year.


Bench sparks Boks to life

The Springboks fought tooth and nail for a 22-6 win against a fiery Italy side on Saturday, reports JON CARDINELLI at Stadio Euganeo.


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