Former Springboks captain and World Cup winning former scrum-half Joost van der Westhuizen died at the age of 45 after he was admitted to hospital on Saturday morning.
World Cup winner Joost van der Westhuizen has died after a long battle with motor neurone disease at the age of 45.
7 of the best tries from the Wellington World Rugby sevens tournament.
The year comes to an end just as the 2017 World Sevens Series starts in the first few days of December.
Leigh Halfpenny contributed with 17 points while Ken Owens and Justin Tipuric scored a try each as Wales completed a 27-13 victory over South Africa at Millennium Stadium on Saturday.
Both Wales and South Africa will be desperate to finish the November Tests on a high when they meet each other at Millennium Stadium on Saturday.
Head coach of South Africa Allister Coetzee has made as many as seven changes to his line-up including dropping of star wing Bryan Habana.
South Africa coach Allister Coetzee believes the Springboks can turn their fortunes around with a proper system in place after a dreadful year.
A spirited performance from Italy saw them register their maiden Test victory over South Africa with a 20-18 triumph at Stadio Artemio Franchi on Saturday.
England under Eddie Jones extended their winning streak to 10 matches after defeating the Springboks by 37-21 at the Twickenham Stadium on Saturday to end 10-year wait for a win over the Boks.
As England are set to take on South Africa in the Old Mutual Wealth series opener at Twickenham, lets us take a look at few of the numbers involving both the teams.
South Africa are likely to miss the services of flanker Roelof Smit for the remaining of their European tour following an arm injury.
Highlights of the Barbarian's clash with South Africa at Wembley Statdium.
A spirited performance in the final 10 minutes saw South Africa come from behind and secure a 31-31 draw against Barbarians at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.
World Cup-winning former Springboks fly-half Joel Stransky is less than optimistic about Allister Coetzee's "very average" side tasting any success during their upcoming November internationals against England, Italy and Wales.
Former All Blacks scrum-half Andy Ellis will captain a New Zealand-dominated Barbarians side in the Killik Cup match against Springboks at Wembley on Saturday.
English Premiership club Bristol have shown interest in signing of South Africa international Eben Etzebeth according to reports.
There is no hiding from the fact that The Rugby Championship this season was extremely disappointing from a Springbok point of view.
Bath on Tuesday confirmed that South Africa international Francois Louw will miss the action for the rest of the year after he sustained a hamstring injury.
South Africa international Eben Etzebeth is likely to join the Aviva Premiership reigning champions Saracens on a short-term deal.
The All Blacks concluded their 2016 Rugby Championship campaign in an emphatic fashion by crushing the Springboks 15-57 during a on-sided clash at Growthpoint Kings Park in Durban on Saturday.
South Africa Squad