Schools apparently go to increasing lengths to transform teams, and union agents promise big money to children willing to lie about their backgrounds.
Transforming the Boks is about more than just politics – it could rejuvenate a jaded old boys' club.
While some Springboks were skittish in the storm, others managed to stand up and be counted.
The Rugby Championship will give the coach a final chance to decide between experience and youth.
Statistics offer us a glimpse into the space between reality and history, and, as is well known, those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it.
The 23-year-old loose forward will lead the side in defending their Currie Cup crown.
The South African Rugby Union says it did not instruct that at least half of the SA Schools Rugby team must be made up of players of colour.
The Durban team need to follow the example the Bulls set in 2007, when losing was just not an option.
Coach Heyneke Meyer needs to know that he has strength in depth across the squad. Moreover, he needs to give consideration to transformed match days.
The South African under-20s will take to the field against England in the final of the Junior World Championships.
New Zealand scored three second-half tries to beat England 28-27 in the second rugby Test for a winning 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
Frans Steyn could learn a lot from the Saracens player who relishes playing for South Africa.
Heyneke Meyer has come to terms with choosing overseas players but otherwise he remains true to form.
The 36 names announced by the South African Rugby Union do not include any European-based players, as the season there is still in progress.
Jake White admits his players have gone into their shells, and all the stops will have to be pulled out against the on-form Crusaders.
Crowd at top of the log shows there is a good spread of talent in this tough competition.
Cheetahs players Brussow and Le Roux complement each other in a way that adds up to more than one plus one.
The new 18-team rugby model has advantages for SA franchises but there are some drawbacks.
Bent but unbowed by the crippling strike, Rustenburg Impala’s rugby team has triumphed.