Ireland is one of four nations to formally express an interest in hosting the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
South Africa scrum-half Fourie du Preez faces up to six weeks on the sidelines after tearing knee ligaments in Japan.
World Cup winners Frans Steyn and Jaque Fourie have been recalled to an extended Springbok squad for their first five matches of the year.
Three more South African players have been named in a World XV squad who will take on the Springboks at Newlands.
Members of South Africa's 1995 Rugby World Cup-winning team have gathered in Johannesburg for the 20-year anniversary of their win.
Jaque Fourie has reversed his decision to retire and will be available for South Africa at the World Cup.
Heyneke Meyer insists that when the players put on the Springbok jersey they become a ‘totally different animal’.
South African brothers Jannie and Bismark du Plessis have joined Top 14 side Montpellier.
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