South Africa named five uncapped players in its squad for a rugby tour of Britain and Ireland, while winger Bryan Habana is out through injury.
South Africa coach Peter de Villiers signaled he would step down after the Springboks’ Rugby World Cup defense ended in a quarterfinal defeat to Australia.
The following is a roundup of stories from the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.
New Zealand beat South Africa 31-17 in the second match of rugby’s Tri-Nations tournament in Wellington.
The Stormers beat the Cheetahs 44-34 in the final Super Rugby regular-season match to join the Queensland Reds in the semifinals as the defending champion Bulls missed the playoffs.
South Africa named 18 members of its 2007 Rugby World Cup championship squad to its 30-man roster for this year’s tournament in New Zealand.
New Zealand scored two tries in the final three minutes to beat South Africa 29-22 and win a record- extending 10th Tri-Nations title in 15 editions of the southern hemisphere rugby championship.
Following is a list of the 30-man squads selected by the 20 teams for the Sept. 9-Oct. 23 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand:
Australia and South Africa named the following teams for their July 24 Tri-Nations rugby union Test at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane:
South Africa made four starting changes for the July 24 Tri-Nations Test against Australia as the defending champion seeks to rebound from back-to-back losses to New Zealand.
"We were in the privileged position of knowing what was needed to secure direct entry to the semis and now we can put our feet up, have a few beers and then start preparing."
- Schalk Burger on Jun 18, 2011