Wandisile Simelane will start on the wing and Lubabalo Dobela at flyhalf when the Junior Springboks meet World Rugby U20 Championship hosts, France, in their pool decider in Narbonne on Thursday, among six changes to coach Chean Roux’s starting team.


The best thing in rugby for Ruhan Nel is to play for the Blitzboks. The worst thing in rugby for Ruhan Nel is when the Blitzboks play and he is not involved. Hence, come this weekend at the HSBC London Sevens, you will see the 27-year-old Springbok Sevens player running around Twickenham with a big smile on his face.


A powerful 19-member team will represent South Africa at the 2018 IAAF World U20 Junior Championships to be held in Tampere, Finland on 10-15 July.

The final team, consisting of 13 men and six women, features a number of athletes who will enter their respective disciplines among the favourites for medals.


Maritzburg United defender Siyanda Xulu will captain Bafana Bafana in the 2018 COSAFA CUP tournament, which kicked off on Sunday, 27 May.

But South Africa will only get the taste of the action this coming weekend (Sunday, 3 May) after they received a bye in the first round of the competition as one of the seeded teams.