The southern hemisphere rugby powers have issued a warm welcome to World Rugby's revised proposal for a new annual global test championship.
Defending series champion South Africa beat a resurgent France 21-12 in the final of the Vancouver Sevens on Sunday.
Lood de Jager faces a race to be fit for the World Cup after he was ruled out for the rest of the Super Rugby season.
South Africa have officially scrapped a policy that required overseas-based players to have at least 30 Test caps to be eligible for Springboks selection.
Pieter-Steph du Toit has been named the South African Rugby Player of the Year for 2018.
South Africa lock RG Snyman had ankle surgery on Tuesday and will miss the opening months of Super Rugby.
Patrick Lambie admitted to both disappointment and relief after retiring from rugby due to ongoing concussion issues.
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