South Africa rugby team

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Bismarck du Plessis: ‘Every time I can put my boots on I feel fortunate’
Bismarck du Plessis, the great old Bull, tells Robert Kitson about his innate competitiveness, family tragedy and coming out of retirement to play in the snow at Exeter

Robert Kitson

16, Dec, 2022 @3:02 PM

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Defeat by South Africa lays bare the deeper problems facing England | Robert Kitson
With a World Cup approaching Eddie Jones needs to arrest an alarming slide with six defeats and a draw from 12 Tests in 2022

Robert Kitson at Twickenham

27, Nov, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Eddie Jones facing review amid RFU concern over England’s autumn results
The RFU described England’s campaign as ‘really disappointing’ and the head coach should learn his fate within the next two weeks

Gerard Meagher

27, Nov, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Eddie Jones adamant England are still ‘moving in the right direction’
The England head coach has accepted full responsibility for the 27-13 defeat to South Africa but insisted his team remain on course for the World Cup

Gerard Meagher at Twickenham

26, Nov, 2022 @9:47 PM

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South Africa pick up cudgel and rapier to bury England | Andy Bull
There was no thrilling Twickenham comeback this time as savvy Springboks come out on top in attritional battle

Andy Bull at Twickenham

26, Nov, 2022 @9:10 PM

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England 13-27 South Africa: Autumn Nations Series player ratings
Eben Etzebeth helped hammer home South Africa’s advantage but Jonny Hill’s indiscipline could cost him his place

Gerard Meagher at Twickenham

26, Nov, 2022 @8:39 PM

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England 13-27 South Africa: Autumn Nations Series – as it happened
England were not good enough against the Springboks in the 2019 World Cup final and they were similarly outplayed here

Lee Calvert

26, Nov, 2022 @8:09 PM

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South Africa’s power game condemns England and Jones to another defeat
The world champions brushed England aside 27-13 at Twickenham to increase the pressure on Eddie Jones

Robert Kitson at Twickenham

26, Nov, 2022 @7:59 PM

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Autumn internationals have shown the value of thinking clearly under pressure | Ugo Monye
Several matches have been decided by players not knowing laws of the game – there’s no excuse for that at this level

Ugo Monye

26, Nov, 2022 @7:30 AM

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Eddie Jones rouses England to purge 2019 demons against Springboks
The World Cup final defeat in Japan still haunts England’s coach who has challenged his side to gain revenge at Twickenham

Robert Kitson

25, Nov, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Siya Kolisi urges South Africa not to be distracted by Erasmus ‘sideshow’
The director of rugby will be serving a ban imposed for social media outbursts as the Springboks seek a first win at Twickenham since 2014

Gerard Meagher

25, Nov, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Mako Vunipola fired up by World Cup final heartache against Springboks
England prop is preparing to face South Africa on Saturday three years on from the match that will ‘stay with me for the rest of my life’

Robert Kitson

24, Nov, 2022 @7:11 PM

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