The Rugby Championship organisers have wound the clock back and adopted a mini-tour format for at least the next three years saying it will restore “rugby’s traditional touring values”.
Jean de Villiers and Jim Hamilton both concede it is inevitable that the Springboks will join the Six Nations, but raise concerns over the impact the move could have on the Test calendar and future British & Irish Lions tours.
Damian de Allende says he hopes the Springboks don’t move away from the unique challenge of playing in the Rugby Championship anytime soon amid links of a switch to the Six Nations.
Pieter-Steph du Toit has given his opinion on speculation that the Springboks could leave the Rugby Championship to join the Six Nations in the near future.
Ticket sales for the Springboks’ home Test matches in the Incoming Series and Rugby Championship will go on public sale at noon on 9 March in a unique, coordinated launch.
SA Rugby has confirmed the Springboks’ home schedule for the year, with Jacques Nienaber’s men set to host Wales in a three-Test series in July, before welcoming the All Blacks and Argentina in the Rugby Championship in August and September.
The Springboks need to lose their underdog mentality, writes Simnikiwe Xabanisa.
Six Nations chief executive Ben Morel has insisted there are no plans to add South Africa to the tournament, as the Springboks remain committed to the Rugby Championship.
Injured Springbok lock RG Snyman has opened up about one of the most difficult years of his life, on and off the field.
Jake White and the Vodacom Bulls are set to offer Morne Steyn a contract extension despite the veteran Springbok flyhalf contemplating retiring from the game.