It was a tournament where their class shone brightly.
Welsh assistant coach Shaun Edwards believes the Springboks’ pocket rocket is just like an English legend.
The French arbiter has proven to be a nemesis for South Africa in the past, including the pool game against the All Blacks.
India’s superiority in the Test series is the least of South Africa’s problems with a full domestic international season still ahead.
The SA ref sparked anger after posing for a photo with Wales fans in which he appeared to mimic the elbow that led to Sebastien Vahaamahina’s quarter-final red card.
PREMIUM!
The unsung (and reluctant) ‘saviours’ of franchise cricket
Farhaan Behardien and Pite van Biljon won’t readily admit to it, but the two stalwarts provide vital stability in dark times for SA cricket.

England spot camera ‘spy’ at training

The coach even admitted that he “used to do it” himself but hasn’t done so since 2001.

WATCH: Beast apologises for nasty tackle

The evergreen prop certainly did his best to make up for it on all fronts.

Wales floor 14-man France to reach semi-finals

Lock Sebastien Vahaamahina’s cynical red card ruins a contest that saw the French dominate for large periods.

All Blacks lay down marker in smashing Ireland

Aaron Smith scores a brace as the defending champions cruise into the last four.

May Day as England crush Aussies to reach semis

Fears England could come into the match undercooked, after their final pool game against France was washed out by last week’s devastating typhoon, ultimately proved unfounded.

Joseph changes one for Japan’s ‘massive’ quarter-final

The New Zealander also says they know exactly what to expect from the Springboks.

Uruguay in hot water over nightclub incident

Japanese media reported other damage in the incident, including from players punching walls and mirrors and tearing apart a stuffed teddy bear.

‘Scary’ how good Japan can be, warns sleepless Leitch

The Springboks battered them 41-7 in a warm-up last month, but Leitch insisted that would have no bearing when the teams meet in the quarterfinals.

Japan book Springbok date after thriller in Yokohama

Japan book Springbok date after thriller in Yokohama

Eddie has little sympathy for typhoon-threatened Scots

Eddie has little sympathy for typhoon-threatened Scots

Game would go ahead ‘if All Blacks needed the points’ – Parisse

Game would go ahead ‘if All Blacks needed the points’ – Parisse

Wales beat Fiji to reach World Cup quarters, put Australia through

Wales beat Fiji to reach World Cup quarters, put Australia through

Rugby World Cup, F1 and typhoons: what could happen?

World Sport Rugby World Cup, F1 and typhoons: what could happen?

Hastings stars as Scots set up Japan quarter-final showdown

Hastings stars as Scots set up Japan quarter-final showdown

Sanchez stars as Argentina pummel USA

Sanchez stars as Argentina pummel USA

Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian Open

Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian Open

Rugby World Cup on alert for powerful typhoon

Rugby World Cup on alert for powerful typhoon

The Canadian Van der Merwe finally meets the Boks

The Canadian Van der Merwe finally meets the Boks

England ‘exactly where we wanted to be’, says Jones

England ‘exactly where we wanted to be’, says Jones

Teenager Petaia sparkles as Wallabies rout Uruguay

Teenager Petaia sparkles as Wallabies rout Uruguay

Sloppy Ireland too strong for Russia

Sloppy Ireland too strong for Russia

Fiji rout Georgia for bonus-point win

Fiji rout Georgia for bonus-point win

‘Unbelievable’ humidity is no sweat for All Blacks

‘Unbelievable’ humidity is no sweat for All Blacks

France survive scare to beat USA

France survive scare to beat USA


 


 

 


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