The home nations have outperformed South Africa and Australia for the better part of three seasons and will head into the 2019 World Cup with a psychological edge, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The Springboks slumped to a fourth successive loss against Wales after succumbing to a disappointing 20-11 defeat in Cardiff on Saturday. CRAIG LEWIS reports.
The result of Saturday’s Test between the Springboks and Wales will be defining in the context of the 2018 season review, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
Defence and discipline will be in the spotlight when the Springboks go up against the Kiwis of the northern hemisphere in Cardiff, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Willie le Roux says it won’t be difficult for the Springboks to produce one last big effort of the year against Wales in Cardiff.
Assistant coach Mzwandile Stick says the Springboks will select their best available match 23 for Saturday’s Test against Wales in Cardiff.
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.