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Pieter-Steph du Toit became the second Springbok lock in two seasons to be named SA Rugby Player of the Year.
Free State Cheetahs prop Ox Nche says he is disappointed at his omission from the Springbok squad, but says he will be patient.
Now that the dust has settled on the second round of action in this season’s Champions Cup, we have selected our team of the week.
Saracens star Maro Itoje will require surgery after fracturing his right hand, which rules him out of England’s November Tests.
The Springboks will spend an extra 20 minutes after each training session working on their defensive and kicking skills.
Premiership clubs will release their Welsh players as a once off gesture for Wales’s Test against Australia on November 5.
Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has committed himself to the job until the 2019 World Cup, ending months of speculation about his future.
Ospreys outside-back Keelan Giles will join the Welsh training squad after some stand out performances with the club.
New Zealand-born lock Brian Alainu’uese has joined Glasgow Warriors from Waikato for the rest of the PRO12 season.
Ulster Director of Rugby Les Kiss says that New Zealand international Charles Piutau has plenty more to give.