Sunday cover: Sensational survival for Springboks at Rugby World Cup

The National's Sport cover for the Sunday, October 18 issue, featuring Fourie du Preez and Bryan Habana as South Africa defeated Wales in thrilling fashion at the Rugby World Cup.

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The National's Sport cover for the Sunday, October 18 issue, featuring Fourie du Preez and Bryan Habana as South Africa defeated Wales in thrilling fashion in the Rugby World Cup quarter-final.

Du Preez dived into the corner for a last-gasp try that sent the Springboks through to a semi-final showdown with New Zealand’s All Blacks.

South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer called Du Preez "brilliant" for his move around the scrum and up the sideline for the winning try:

“He is the most astute player I have ever coached.

“He is a tactical genius. He was always the guy organising the team.

“If you look at all the games South Africa play well, he is always playing. I will always pick him. His desperation to play for the team is amazing.

“He came up with that move” – which led to the winning try – “and the try was pure genius.”

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