Mark Keohane expects the Springboks to revel in the atmosphere of playing in front of a packed house for the first time since the 2019 Rugby World Cup when the world champions take on Wales at Loftus on Saturday.
England coach Eddie Jones has admitted Owen Farrell "wasn't very happy" after Courtney Lawes was named captain on Thursday for the opening Test against Australia, as veteran scrumhalf Danny Care was handed a first start since 2018.
Veteran lock Cadeyrn Neville and hooker David Porecki were handed Australia debuts Thursday in a powerful pack to face England in the first Test, while playmaker Quade Cooper got the nod over James O'Connor.
The Junior Springboks took control of their pool at the U20 Six Nations Summer Series in Italy when they won their second game on the trot in Verona on Wednesday evening, beating Ireland U20 in hot and humid conditions.
Controversial former Wallaby Israel Folau's Pacific Nations Cup debut at the weekend, along with four former All Blacks, will provide a gilt-edged opportunity to raise the profile of the game in the region, the players' association chief…