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.
France captain Thierry Dusautoir has been named International Rugby Board player of the year at a ceremony in Auckland.
Five members of the Springboks' World Cup squad have been nominated for the SA Rugby Player of the Year Award, with the winner due to be announced at a function at Gold Reef City on November 3.
Teenage sensation Johan Goosen has excelled every time he has made a step up to the next level of the game in his short career, so how will he measure up against a Sharks team full of Springboks on Saturday?
The South African players with the best form at the World Cup will pose the biggest threat in the Currie Cup play-offs and for the Free State Cheetahs that is bad news.
The Lions have called on the services of former Western Province prop CJ van der Linde who forms part of a strong starting line-up that will take on the Cape side in their Currie Cup semifinal on Saturday.
Schalk Burger will lead a Western Province team that includes five other World Cup Springboks when they tackle the Lions in the Currie Cup semifinal in Johannesburg on Saturday.
Springbok conditioning coach Neels Liebel has launched an outburst against Paddy O'Brien that may land him and SARU in hot water with the International Rugby Board.
Schalk Burger was cited for a dangerous tackle in the match between Western Province and the Pumas at Newlands on Saturday evening but he was cleared of foul play.
Despite having suffered the heartbreak of World Cup defeat just a week earlier, the majority of the Springboks were at their best in the Currie Cup.
Pumas loosehead prop Dawie Steyn has signed a two-year contract with the Blue Bulls.
South African rugby fans still blaming New Zealand referee Bryce Lawrence for the Springboks' World Cup quarterfinal defeat have been prank calling his home.
The Cheetahs have followed the French theory and picked a scrumhalf at flyhalf for their Currie Cup clash with Griquas on Saturday.
It may appear, at least to the broader populace, like the ideal career choice. However, judging by how few people are willing to publicly put their hands up, coaching the Springboks is not an attractive proposition.
"Remaining combative each week is my first and last goal," says Bishops' First XV coach, Dave Mallett.
As Peter de Villiers arrived back in South Africa with tears in his eyes about John Smit and Victor Matfield, it got us thinking in today's RWC wrap - which other players will never be seen again at Rugby World Cup level?
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