World Rugby intends to follow the Rugby Football Union's lead with a reduction in the defensive height at the elite level of the game.
Springboks captain Siya Kolisi will join Top 14 side Racing 92 after this year's Rugby World Cup in France, officials said on Tuesday.
The year 2022 saw historic moments in South African basketball and boxing, broadcasted live on ESPN Africa, while Banyana Banyana bagged the Women's Africa Cup of Nations title.
South Africa wing Sbu Nkosi said the mental pressure of being involved in professional rugby led to him going AWOL for three weeks.
England and South Africa contested the 2019 Rugby World Cup final, but less than a year ahead of its next edition, the two sides are heading in different directions.
South Africa half-backs Damian Willemse and Faf de Klerk put England to the sword on Saturday with a relentless drum beat of drop goals, penalties and try assists in a 27-13 victory, that ended the hosts' patchy autumn series on a downer.
Rugby World Cup-winning Springboks captain John Smit has weighed into the Rassie Erasmus saga, saying the director of rugby's ongoing social media commentary had made the South Africa team "so easy to dislike."
South Africa's director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has been handed a two-game ban from all matchday activities by World Rugby after tweets he posted that were perceived to be critical of referees.
Week 4 of the Autumn Nations Series is headlined by big Tests in Twickenham and Dublin, the latter of which will see the Wallabies look to bounce back from a historic loss to Italy. Stay across all the lineups, team news and match odds.
South Africa turned on the second-half heat as they ran in a total of nine tries in a dominant 63-21 win over Italy in their test at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Saturday.
The rugby continues to deliver across the U.K and Europe, with several gripping encounters highlighting the weekend's action. But Rassie Erasmus doesn't appear to be enjoying himself, if his Twitter videos are any guide.
France extended their impressive winning run to 12 games when they tamed South Africa 30-26 at the Stade Velodrome after a nail-biting contest.
Week 3 of the Autumn Nations Series is headlined by big Tests in Marseille and Edinburgh, the latter of which will see Scotland attempt to down the All Blacks for the first time in 32 attempts. Stay across all the lineups, team news and match odds.
South Africa have recalled the experienced duo of fullback Willie le Roux and scrumhalf Faf de Klerk for their autumn international against France in Marseille on Saturday, while they have also added some goal-kicking insurance on the bench.
The second weekend of the Autumn Nations Series is in the books, with gripping encounters played out across Dublin, Paris and London. But were they as entertaining, or at least enjoyable, as the women's World Cup semis in New Zealand.
Ireland came out on top in a physical battle against South Africa with a 19-16 victory on Saturday that handed the top side in the global rankings a psychological boost over the world champions ahead of next year's World Cup.
After a entree serving of Test rugby at the weekend, we're set for the main course over three delicious sittings in November. Nine of World Rugby's top 10 ranked nations are in action this weekend. Stay across all the lineups, team news and match odds.
Cheslin Kolbe is fit to play in the autumn internationals for South Africa, while two uncapped flyhalves, including England-eligible Sacha Feinberg-Mngomezulu, are named.
The northern and southern hemispheres come together for a massive slate of Test matches this autumn, in what is likely the last time the Six Nations and Rugby Championship nations will face each other before the World Cup. So what's new for the top 10?
World champions South Africa will take on New Zealand in a Test at Twickenham on the eve of next year's World Cup, SA Rugby announced on Monday.
Laure Sansus scored two tries as France underlined their title credentials with a bonus-point 40-5 victory over South Africa in the opening match of the women's Rugby World Cup at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday.
It may not yet reflect in the Springbok Women's results, but a seismic cultural shift has taken place within their setup ahead of the Women's Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.
After a year's delay, the 2021 Rugby World Cup is finally upon us with 12 of the best rugby nations coming together in New Zealand to claim women's rugby supremacy. Read on for everything you need to know ahead of the biggest women's World Cup to date.
The Rugby Championship is in the books for another year, the 2022 edition the most keenly fought yet. While there was at times very little between the teams, the All Blacks and Springboks' proved the more complete and consistent outfits.
South Africa coach Jacques Nienaber believed their pre-match target of a bonus-point win by 39 points was achievable but the Springboks lost crucial momentum at the end of the first half in their 38-21 Rugby Championship win over Argentina.
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