Bakkies boosts Boks

Toulon-based hard man Bakkies Botha has been retained in the Springboks match squad to face France in Paris. And the hosts have stuck with those players who pushed New Zealand close.

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Hansen looks to Boks

Steve Hansen has picked nine Springboks for the Barbarians match against Fiji at Twickenham.

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Job done for Springboks

It was not quite a Murrayfield massacre, but South Africa’s 28-0 shut out of Scotland was magical enough.

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Vermaak gets Bok call

Rory Kockott’s Springbok dream has probably ended with the selection of Toulouse-based Jano Vermaak.

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Awesome Alberts

Willem Alberts was my Springbok player of the day with Willie le Roux and JP Pietersen the best of the backs.

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Dan Carter’s 100th celebration

Dan Carter is the fifth All Black to play 100 Tests. He has won 88 of his 100. Here Richie McCaw, playing his 123rd Test, presents Carter with his special cap.

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