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Victor Matfield of South Africa wins the line out ball during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Bronze Final match between South Africa and Argentina at the Olympic Stadium on October 30, 2015
Eben Etzebeth and JP Pietersen score tries to lead South Africa to a 24-13 win over Argentina in the third-place playoff at the Rugby World Cup.
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South Africa appoint Allister Coetzee
Former assistant Allister Coetzee takes on the role of head coach of the South Africa rugby union side.
Apr 12, 10:55
Head coach Heyneke Meyer looks on during a South African Springboks training session at Hale School on September 2, 2014
Heyneke Meyer steps down as South Africa head coach
Heyneke Meyer steps down as South Africa head coach following a three-year spell.
Dec 3, 09:20
South Africa's flanker Schalk Burger (L) celebrates after scoring a try with South Africa's lock Eben Etzebeth during a Pool B match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between South Africa and Scotland at St James' Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, north east England
Bryan Habana heaps praise on "phenomenal" Schalk Burger
South Africa winger Bryan Habana pays tribute to Schalk Burger following the flanker's retirement from international rugby.
Oct 31, 03:21
Head coach Heyneke Meyer looks on during a South African Springboks training session at Hale School on September 2, 2014
Heyneke Meyer pays tribute to retiring South Africa players
Springboks head coach Heyneke Meyer heaps praise upon South Africa's old guard as a number of them call time on their international careers following the World Cup.
Oct 31, 02:58
Victor Matfield of South Africa wins the line out ball during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Bronze Final match between South Africa and Argentina at the Olympic Stadium on October 30, 2015
Bryan Habana: 'Victor Matfield is a colossus of the game'
South Africa winger Bryan Habana tells Sports Mole that Victor Matfield will go down as a modern great having called time on his record-breaking 127-cap career.
Oct 31, 02:44
South Africa's wing Bryan Habana waves before a Pool B match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between South Africa and Japan at the Brighton community stadium in Brighton, south east England on September 19, 2015
Bryan Habana: 'Victor Matfield and Schalk Burger are greatest ever Springboks'
South Africa winger Bryan Habana pays tribute to retiring pair Victor Matfield and Schalk Burger, proclaiming them the two greatest Springboks of all time.
Oct 31, 02:25
Head coach Heyneke Meyer looks on during a South African Springboks training session at Hale School on September 2, 2014
Heyneke Meyer predicts "invincible" South Africa team in coming years
South Africa head coach Heyneke Meyer tells Sports Mole that the new crop of Springbok players could forge an "invincible" team in the coming years.
Oct 31, 01:38
Victor Matfield of South Africa wins the line out ball during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Bronze Final match between South Africa and Argentina at the Olympic Stadium on October 30, 2015
Result: South Africa finish third at Rugby World Cup
Eben Etzebeth and JP Pietersen score tries to lead South Africa to a 24-13 win over Argentina in the third-place playoff at the Rugby World Cup.
Oct 30, 21:59
JP Pietersen of South Africa celebrates scoring the opening try during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between South Africa and Samoa at Villa Park on September 26, 2015 in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Half-Time Report: South Africa on course for third-placed finish
South Africa open up a 16-0 lead in the first half of the Rugby World Cup third-place playoff match against Argentina at the Olympic Stadium.
Oct 30, 20:49
Victor Matfield of South Africa wins the line out ball during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Bronze Final match between South Africa and Argentina at the Olympic Stadium on October 30, 2015
Live Commentary: South Africa 24-13 Argentina - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of South Africa's 24-13 victory over Argentina, as the Springboks secured third place at the Rugby World Cup.
Oct 30, 18:59
Steve Hansen, Head Coach of the New Zealand All Blacks looks on prior to the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool C match between New Zealand and Georgia at the Millennium Stadium on October 2, 2015 in Cardiff, United Kingdom.
New Zealand coach Steve Hansen wants tough Australia, Argentina tie
New Zealand coach Steve Hansen wants Australia and Argentina to "bash each other to bits" in their RWC semi-final, as the winners will meet the All Blacks in the final.
Oct 24, 20:21
Willie le Roux of South AfricaWillie le Roux of South Africa during the 2nd test match between South Africa and Wales at Mbombela Stadium on June 21, 2014
Willie le Roux: "Defence wins World Cups"
Willie le Roux admits that South Africa paid for their two defensive lapses in the World Cup semi-final defeat to New Zealand.
Oct 24, 19:31
Head coach Heyneke Meyer looks on during a South African Springboks training session at Hale School on September 2, 2014
Heyneke Meyer dodges questions on future
Heyneke Meyer refuses to comment on his future as South Africa coach after the World Cup semi-final defeat to New Zealand.
Oct 24, 18:52
Beauden Barrett of the New Zealand All Blacks celebrates aftrer he scores the second New Zealand try during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Semi Final match between South Africa and New Zealand at Twickenham Stadium on October 24, 2015
Result: New Zealand hold off resilient South Africa to reach World Cup final
New Zealand recover from a below-par first-half performance to earn a spot in the World Cup final with a 20-18 victory over South Africa at Twickenham
Oct 24, 17:53
South Africa's fly half Handre Pollard (C) kicks the ball during a semi-final match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between South Africa and New Zealand at Twickenham Stadium, southwest London, on October 24, 2015
Half-Time Report: South Africa lead ill-disciplined New Zealand
South Africa bounce back from conceding an early try to punish New Zealand's ill-discipline by earning a 12-7 lead in the World Cup semi-final at Twickenham.
Oct 24, 16:46
Beauden Barrett of the New Zealand All Blacks celebrates aftrer he scores the second New Zealand try during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Semi Final match between South Africa and New Zealand at Twickenham Stadium on October 24, 2015
Live Commentary: South Africa 18-20 New Zealand - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of New Zealand's narrow 20-18 victory over South Africa, as they made it 13 wins in a row at the Rugby World Cup.
Oct 24, 15:00
Francois Pienaar attends the Beyond Sport Summit on October 21, 2015
Francois Pienaar: 'South Africa like being underdogs'
Former South Africa captain Francois Pienaar believes that being underdogs suits the Springboks ahead of their Rugby World Cup semi-final against New Zealand.
Oct 23, 22:52
The South Africa team celebrates the try of Fourie Du Preez of South Africa during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Quarter Final match between South Africa and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on October 17, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.
South Africa rugby team visit Chelsea players during training session
Members of the South Africa rugby team meet the Chelsea players at the football club's training ground in Cobham.
Oct 23, 10:57
South Africa's flanker Schalk Burger (L) celebrates after scoring a try with South Africa's lock Eben Etzebeth during a Pool B match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between South Africa and Scotland at St James' Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, north east England
Heyneke Meyer hails "amazing" Schalk Burger
South Africa head coach Heyneke Meyer describes Schalk Burger as an "amazing human being" for the way that he has battled back since contracting bacterial meningitis.
Oct 21, 22:23
Julian Savea celebrates with teammates after scoring a try during New Zealand's quarter-final victory over France at the Rugby World Cup
Sky Sports to show live rugby from Southern Hemisphere in new SANZAR deal
Sky Sports strikes a five-year deal with SANZAR to show live rugby union from the Southern Hemisphere.
Oct 21, 09:23