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.


‘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.


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.


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.


All Blacks surge stuns Wales

The All Blacks scored three late tries to beat Wales 34-16 in Cardiff on Saturday, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.


Carr showed class in Bok cameo

Heyneke Meyer told the fringe Springboks to stand tall against Italy. Nizaam Carr, however, stood the tallest, writes MARK KEOHANE.


Goosen showed promise at 15

Johan Goosen performed well in his first match at fullback for the Springboks, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.


‘Carr, Le Roux made the difference’

What former Springbok coach NICK MALLETT had to say on SuperSport about the Springboks' victory over Italy in Padova.


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