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South African parliament erupts into fistfight

A fight broke out in South Africa's parliament after the leader of the opposition party was physically ejected.

Members of the Economic Freedom Fighters had repeatedly interrupted President Jacob Zuma's state-of-the-nation speech on Tuesday, raising points of order and saying he was not fit to hold office.

Julius Malema and his supporters were told to leave and refused to go, before security was called in to physically remove the members.


Springbok legend Van der Westhuizen critical in hospital

Joost van der Westhuizen won 89 caps for South Africa. Credit: PA

Rugby World Cup winner Joost van der Westhuizen remains in a critical condition after years of battling motor neurone disease (MND).

The 45-year-old South Africa great has been living with the illness since 2011 and was admitted to a Johannesburg hospital on Saturday morning.

His J9 Foundation released an update on his condition on Sunday, saying Van der Westhuizen was "putting up an incredible fight".

The foundation was set up by Van der Westhuizen to aid people suffering from MND.

Van der Westhuizen won 89 caps for the Springboks between 1993 and 2003, helping the team win the 1995 World Cup on home soil.

Robshaw: England win v South Africa 'a great feeling'

Chris Robshaw finally helped England beat South Africa Credit: PA

Chris Robshaw is relieved to have finally completed his collection of Rugby Championship scalps after England crushed South Africa 37-21 at Twickenham.

A decade of failure against the Springboks spanning 12 Tests, one of them ending in a draw, concluded with a four-try rout on Saturday that was settled the moment George Ford dashed over early in the second half.

Robshaw has been involved in four of those losses, all of them as captain, but was typically industrious as England extended their winning run to 11 games, with 10 of them delivered under the guidance of Eddie Jones, and Robshaw was delighted to keep the run going.

It's massive because I've played a number of times against South Africa and it's been a fixture in which you feel you're quite close, but you're not actually.

For us to get over that and get a comfortable scoreline is a great feeling. To see our hard pay off is great for the squad.

We left some points out there and we're a little bit disappointed to have conceded that last try, but as this series continues we'll get more fluid and show a bit of consistency.

We always want to improve on last season and when we first met up in the summer, we were very clear that yes it had been very good and we achieved what we wanted to, but it's been about kicking on and making sure that every time you go out there you produce as well as you can and keep things ticking over.

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