Kylian Mbappe illuminated France’s World Cup homecoming, while Olivier Giroud ended his international goal drought to help seal a 2-1 Nations League win over the Netherlands.
European powerhouses Germany and France played out to a goalless draw, while Wales thumped the Republic of Ireland 4-1 on the opening day of Uefa Nations League fixtures.
The inaugural 2018-19 Uefa Nations League begins this week, with matches taking place across the continent.
Rassie Erasmus offered no excuses for the Springboks’ disappointing 22-20 loss against Wales in Washington DC on Saturday.
Wales replacement Ryan Elias scored a late opportunistic try to condemn the Springboks to a 22-20 defeat in their season-opening Test in Washington. CRAIG LEWIS reports.
The Springboks need to end their losing run against Wales and begin the Rassie Erasmus-era with a bang in Washington DC on Saturday, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Seven uncapped players have been named in the Springboks’ starting lineup for Saturday’s Test against Wales in Washington.
Rassie Erasmus says he won’t pick conservatively for the Springboks’ Test against Wales in Washington DC on 2 June.
Jake White says that if he were Bok coach, he would place an emphasis on achieving transformation targets when picking the side to face Wales on 2 June.
The Springboks will face Wales at the Robert F. Kennedy Stadium in Washington DC on 2 June.