CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Scrumhalf Faf de Klerk will miss South Africa's end-of-year tour to Britain because of a hip injury.
De Klerk was one of four regulars left out of the Springboks' squad on Tuesday because of injury problems.
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — South Africa made two injury-enforced changes to its 23 for a second meeting with New Zealand in the Rugby Championship as coach Jacques Nienaber indicated the Springboks would continue with their highly criticized style of play that's based on set-piece dominance and tactical kicking.
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — No. 8 Duane Vermeulen will return from injury to start for world champion South Africa but wing Cheslin Kolbe is out for the first of two back-to-back tests against Australia in the Rugby Championship on Sunday.
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — British and Irish Lions assistant coach Steve Tandy responded to South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus' criticism of a Mako Vunipola tackle in the first test by saying the tourists felt "the officials did a good job”.
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Rugby World Cup-winning captain Siya Kolisi has recovered from COVID-19 and will lead South Africa in the first test against the British and Irish Lions on Saturday at Cape Town Stadium.
TOKYO (AP) — Cheslin Kolbe got a real kick out of watching Kenki Fukuoka and Katoro Matsushima burn off the Scottish defenders last weekend. Now the Springboks winger wants to show the Japanese flyers what he can do with the ball in a bit of space.