Highlights: Italy vs Springboks (2014)

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

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.

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.

Retallick voted world’s best

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

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.

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.

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.

What we’ve learned

Five lessons from the past weekend's Test matches, according to SIMON BORCHARDT.

Ireland clinch thriller

Ireland withstood a late onslaught from the Wallabies to record a dramatic 26-23 win in Dublin on Saturday, writes BRENTON CHELIN.

Los Pumas put boot into France

Argentina flyhalf Nicolás Sánchez kicked 15 points, including three drop goals, to help his side to an 18-13 victory over France in Paris on Saturday.

England ease past Samoa

England ended their five-match losing streak with an unconvincing 28-9 win against Samoa at Twickenham on Saturday.

Scotland too good for Tonga

Scotland claimed a comfortable 37-12 victory against Tonga at Rugby Park in Kilmarnock on Saturday.

Fiji hold off USA

Fiji resisted a second-half comeback from the USA Eagles to run out 20-14 winners in Vannes, France, on Friday.

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