Racial edicts in the form of the current empowerment regime have been presented as a non-negotiable by President Ramaphosa, writes Terence Corrigan.
Morning clouds. Mild.
Argentina brought the curtain down on a disappointing 2019 Rugby World Cup with a commanding win over the USA in Kumagaya on Wednesday.
USA coach Gary Gold hailed his players for going "toe-to-toe" with France on Wednesday after they threatened an upset late in the Pool C game in Fukuoka.
Louis Picamoles will captain France for the first time, leading out a much-changed French XV to play the United States.
England's Piers Francis has been cited for foul play after a tackle that left USA fullback Will Hooley concussed.
USA coach Gary Gold described his team's 45-7 rout at the hands of England as a "calamity in Kobe".
United States coach Gary Gold on Wednesday said his "severe underdogs" would take heart from Japan's stunning 2015 Rugby World Cup victory over South Africa.
England coach Eddie Jones has warned his new-look side against putting personal ambitions ahead of team success when they face the USA in the Rugby World Cup.
United States hooker James Hilterbrand has stepped up the fighting talk ahead of the Eagles' Rugby World Cup clash with England.
Captain Blaine Scully is among three players who will head to their third Rugby World Cup as part of the US Eagles' squad announced by head coach Gary Gold.
The US Eagles have never come close to an upset in seven visits to the Rugby World Cup, and the odds in Japan are stacked against them.
French coach Jacques Brunel admitted Wednesday his team struggled to control the game in their 33-7 win against the USA, pointing his finger at the humidity and the referee.
France scored three late tries as they held off an unexpectedly strong challenge from the United States at the Rugby World Cup.
Young USA prop David Ainu'u will miss the rest of the Rugby World Cup after sustaining a severe ankle injury.
England coach Eddie Jones hailed George Ford after the flyhalf guided the side to a 45-7 rout of the United States.
England have cruised to a comfortable victory over the USA in their second pool match of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
When the United States open their Rugby World Cup campaign, teenage prop David Ainu'u will go up against England veteran Dan Cole.
England coach Eddie Jones has told his side to prepare for "15 Donald Trumps" when they face the United States at the Rugby World Cup.
The USA have dominated the Solheim Cup, and will be aiming for a third successive victory when the 2019 edition with Europe gets under way at Gleneagles.
Martin Iosefo scored what proved to be the winning try as the USA rallied to beat Canada in the final tune-up for both teams ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
The United States will entertain political rival Cuba at Washington on October 11 in the Nations League.
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