South Africa is one of the top rugby playing nations. The Springboks have won two Rugby World Cup championships as well as multiple Tri Nations titles.
New Zealand and Australia will kick-start a new era in international rugby by staging the first match of the four-nation Rugby Championship.
The Springboks will kick off against the Pumas when the all-new 'Rugby Championship' launches in 2012 the exciting and ground-breaking replacement for the Tri-Nations series, SANZAR announced on Tuesday.
South Africa, who have been drawn against hosts Australia in the opening round of the IRB Sevens World Series at the Gold Coast later this month, are determined to make a fast start to the 2011/12 season.
Tygerberg did not have it all their own way against a spirited Oudtshoorn side in the Final but Tygerberg eventually pulled away and looked comfortable 33-17 winners in the Final of the @lantic Sevens Series Champions Tournament hosted by Konka, near Rustenburg. Tygerberg this retain the title they won on 2010.
With the playing curtain down on what has been probably, in the overall, a marginally disappointing 2011 season, rugby interest will turn to off-field matters now - one of them being the appointment of a new Springbok coach.
Peter de Villiers has confirmed he will "definitely apply" to remain as South Africa's coach.
Peter de Villiers has revealed that he has a strong desire to coach the Springboks again and will apply for the position of Bok coach when his current contract runs out at the end of the year.
As was the case with the player upheavals, the Golden Lions Rugby Union went through some rough times before finding the right coaching combination.
Springbok flank Schalk Burger was on Thursday named South African Rugby Player of the Year for the second time, while the Golden Lions picked up a hat trick of awards as their Currie Cup success was recognised at a glittering ceremony in Johannesburg.
The design of the new Springbok Sevens kit which was unveiled on Wednesday caused a bit of a stink, but SARU have moved swiftly to ensure that nobody's knickers get tied in any knots.
Springbok lock Bakkies Botha arrived in Toulon on Monday where he is due to make a three-year contract official but first he has had to undergo medical tests.
Brian Shabangu will lead an exciting Emerging SA Sevens team to Nairobi this week where they will face some top-class international opposition in the annual Kenya Sevens tournament from 46 November.
Ulster have confirmed the signing of former South Africa international Stefan Terblanche on a three-month contract.
The Springboks might have lost their Rugby World Cup title to the All Blacks this past month, but outgoing Springbok captain John Smit believes that South African rugby is still in a strong position.
A year ago, John Smit was contemplating his future, post-World Cup and it did not involve rugby. Now, the 2007 World Cup-winning Springbok captain is set to pen the final chapter in his stellar rugby career and it involves the small matter of playing for English champions Saracens.
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