The Springboks have officially relinquished their status as the No 1-ranked team in the world to the All Blacks.
With South Africa and New Zealand set to face off in the 100th Test between the sides, check out the key historic numbers from the game’s fiercest rivalry.
All Blacks coach Ian Foster has downplayed their return to the top of the world rankings, saying it is not on their minds because winning Test matches is all that matters.
The All Blacks are eager to claim bragging rights over the world champion Springboks but expect a much-improved South Africa performance in Townsville this coming weekend, flyhalf Beauden Barrett said on Monday.
Former All Blacks coach Laurie Mains has launched a scathing attack on the Springboks, who he predicts will be no match for New Zealand in the 100th Test between the sides this coming Saturday.
For the first time since Rassie Erasmus took charge in 2018, the Springboks appear to be behind the curve, writes ZELIM NEL.
Look back at the highlights from this weekend’s Rugby Championship clashes with the Boks suffering successive defeats by the Wallabies, while the All Blacks claimed another comfortable win over Argentina.
World Rugby has published the ranking permutations for the fourth round of Rugby Championship matches this weekend.
Gloucester wing Santiago Carreras will start at flyhalf in a much-changed Argentina team for the second Test match against New Zealand in Brisbane on Saturday.
The charges of assault against All Black Shannon Frizell for abusing a woman and her partner, have been dismissed after he completed police diversion.