Paul Willemse and Bernard le Roux have been selected in France’s starting lineup for Saturday’s Test against Wales in Paris.
Former Springbok flank Francois Louw reflects on his decisive breakdown turnovers during the Springboks’ 2018 victory over France in Paris, and last year’s World Cup semi-final win against Wales.
25 years ago today, the Springboks faced France in the 1995 Rugby World Cup semi-final at a drenched Kings Park in Durban. Had the match not been played, the hosts would have been eliminated from the tournament as a result of their inferior disciplinary record.
Look back at Henry Honiball’s first Test try following a brilliant sequence of interplay between the Springbok backs in their 52-10 demolition of France in 1997 – with the French crowd giving the Boks a standing ovation for their performance in Paris.
Joe Marler, Manu Tuilagi and Mohamed Haouas have been cleared to play as soon as the season resumes after a secret Six Nations disciplinary review permitted them to serve their bans during the coronavirus shutdown.
The Six Nations bosses are reportedly set to meet this week to finalise contingency plans for an emergency second tournament at the end of the year.
France greats Thierry Dusautoir and Sebastien Chabal have both revealed their battle with the coronavirus after testing positive for the disease.
French Rugby Federation president Bernard Laporte wants to see the European Champions Cup replaced by an annual 20-team Club World Cup.
In the first instalment of a new article series from the SA Rugby magazine team, MARIETTE ADAMS reflects on a spine-tingling individual performance that lit up RWC 2007.
France prop Mohamed Haouas has been suspended for three weeks after being sent off during last weekend’s Six Nations defeat by Scotland.