Boks 'hungry' to bounce back for Wallabies contest

2017-09-26 22:07

Springboks backline coach Franco Smith believes South Africa will demonstrate character by bouncing back against the Wallabies.


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RFU chief aims to placate stars over burnout fears

2017-09-26 22:07

Rugby Football Union chief executive Steve Brown has pledged to deal with the concerns of stars who have raised the possibility of a strike.

Rugby Championship

3 players released from Bok camp

2017-09-26 18:11

The Springboks have released three players back to their provinces for Currie Cup and PRO14 duties this coming weekend.

Rugby Championship

Altitude factor: Wallabies told to ‘get on with it’

2017-09-26 14:40

Australia's skills coach Mick Byrne expects his players to adapt quickly to the issue of facing South Africa at altitude.


Lions tour ‘cull’: Slap in face for SA

2017-09-26 13:30

Slashing the roster and by extension the time-honoured allure of Lions rugby tours contains unpleasant echoes of Test cricket’s plight, says Rob Houwing.


Anger as Lomu's sons front France RWC bid

2017-09-26 11:54

NZ pundits have accused French officials of exploiting the late All Black great Jonah Lomu's young sons to promote their bid for the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

Rugby Championship

Coleman undecided on Wallabies future

2017-09-26 11:26

Lock Adam Coleman hasn't yet made a call on whether he will be a Wallaby in 2018 saying there is still a lot to think about.

Currie Cup

WP, Blue Bulls set for 'critical' clash

2017-09-26 09:19

This weekend's Currie Cup clash between the Blue Bulls and Western Province will have a major say in the play-off race.


Lyon reward red-hot Mignoni with five-year-deal

2017-09-26 08:30

Pierre Mignoni penned a five-year extension as Lyon coach after overseeing their promotion to the Top 14.

Rugby Championship

Coetzee: Combrinck hasn't had enough game time

2017-09-25 21:04

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee says that Ruan Combrinck's exclusion is down to his lack of game time.

Currie Cup

Ward injury concern for Sharks

2017-09-25 18:45

The Sharks could be without centre Jeremy Ward for Friday night's Currie Cup clash against the Golden Lions.

Super Rugby

Delaney to be appointed Highlanders defence coach

2017-09-25 13:44

Canterbury provincial boss Glenn Delaney has signed on to be the Highlanders defence coach for next season's Super Rugby campaign.


Heartbreak for Morne Steyn's Stade Francais

2017-09-24 21:58

Springbok flyhalf Morne Steyn kicked all of Stade Francais' points in a last-gasp defeat to Toulon.


Jones calls No 8 Clifford into England squad

2017-09-24 13:12

Harlequins No 8 Jack Clifford was called into England's training squad after Billy Vunipola injured his knee.

Currie Cup

WP thump Griquas to move into playoff spot

2017-09-23 19:14

Western Province moved into a Currie Cup playoff spot after a convincing win over Griquas at Newlands.


Knee scare for England star Vunipola

2017-09-23 20:46

England star Billy Vunipola is having a scan on his knee after suffering an injury scare during Saracens' 41-13 win over Sale.


Cheetahs claim valuable Leinster scalp

2017-09-22 21:54

The Cheetahs have claimed a valuable PRO14 scalp when they beat Irish side Leinster in Bloemfontein.

Currie Cup

Mitchell: Bulls face biggest challenge of season

2017-09-22 14:22

John Mitchell says the Blue Bulls' Currie Cup clash against the Sharks in Durban will be their toughest of the season.


Win over lowly Zebre crucial for Kings

2017-09-22 12:41

It is vital that the Southern Kings emerge victorious against Zebre in Port Elizabeth on Saturday, writes Lloyd Burnard.

Currie Cup

WP out to right wrongs of Kimberley

2017-09-22 09:50

Western Province are desperate for a Currie Cup win against Griquas at Newlands to stay on track for the playoffs.


SA Rugby eyeing 2 more franchises

2017-09-22 08:20

SA Rugby is reportedly planning on forming two new franchises by the end of the year.


Tew calls 2023 RWC bids 'compelling'

2017-09-22 10:43

New Zealand Rugby chief executive Steve Tew says all three bids to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup are "compelling".

Rugby Championship

New Bok addition Nkosi remains grounded

2017-09-21 17:00

It’s been a dream season for Sharks wing S’busiso Nkosi, who has been rewarded with a Springbok call-up.


Fit-again Oupa at No 8 for Cheetahs

2017-09-21 13:53

Cheetahs coach Rory Duncan has announced his team for Friday’s PRO14 encounter against Irish side Leinster.

South Africa 2023

NZ Rugby ponders RWC 2023 vote

2017-09-21 13:58

New Zealand Rugby will be influenced by a recommendation from a World Rugby executive committee before voting on who they want to host the 2023 RWC.

Currie Cup

Pollard gets spot on Bulls bench

2017-09-21 12:23

Springbok flyhalf Handre Pollard has been named on the Blue Bulls bench for their Currie Cup clash against the Sharks.

Currie Cup

Boks back to boost high-flying Sharks

2017-09-21 10:10

The Sharks will host the Blue Bulls at Kings Park on Saturday having been boosted by the return of a couple of Springboks.

Super Rugby

Lions start Super Rugby 2018 with home run

2017-09-21 09:03

The Lions will play six of their first eight matches in Super Rugby 2018 at Ellis Park in what is a favourable draw.

Rugby Championship

Ex-All Black questions ‘governance’ of SA rugby

2017-09-21 07:13

Ex-NZ prop Craig Dowd doesn’t believe proper structures are in place for the Springboks to consistently compete with the All Blacks.

Rugby Championship

All Blacks well out in front

2017-09-20 16:34

Today, September 20 in two years’ time Rugby’s showpiece tournament – the Rugby World Cup – will kick off in Tokyo.


Transformation group calls for boycott of Kings

2017-09-20 13:21

A transformation group has called for a boycott of the Kings until SA Rugby hands administrative control back to the EP Rugby Union.


France willing to spend extra to secure RWC 2023

2017-09-20 13:59

France are keen to pay World Rugby a £150 million hosting fee to secure the 2023 Rugby World Cup, overpaying the standard fee by £30 million.


Cheetahs boosted by Mohoje return

2017-09-20 10:33

Cheetahs flank Oupa Mohoje could make his return to the side for Friday's PRO14 clash against Leinster in Bloemfontein.

Super Rugby

Montoya set for Ackermann's Gloucester?

2017-09-26 20:38

Argentina hooker Julian Montoya is reportedly set to agree a deal to join Gloucester in the Premiership in December.

Rugby Championship

Hodge calls for patience in Bloem

2017-09-26 17:02

Wallabies utility back Reece Hodge is happy to be Mr Fixit and says patience is key for his team to defeat the Springboks this week.

Currie Cup

Golden Lions change 3 for trip to Durban

2017-09-26 13:54

Golden Lions coach Swys de Bruin has named his team for their Currie Cup clash against the Sharks in Durban

South Africa 2023

WATCH: SA's star-studded RWC 2023 host line-up

2017-09-26 14:34

SA deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa, 1995 RWC-winning captain Francois Pienaar and 2007 winning skipper John Smit present the country's bid to host the 2023 tournament.


Davids demands attitude shift from Kings

2017-09-26 12:35

Kings coach Deon Davids has called out his players after they recorded their fourth straight PRO14 loss on Saturday.

Rugby Championship

Whiteley fit for Boks’ year-end tour

2017-09-26 09:56

Springbok team doctor Conrad von Hagen says captain Warren Whiteley will be fit for their year-end tour to Europe.

Rugby Championship

Boks likely to keep faith in Rhule

2017-09-26 08:30

Raymond Rhule is unlikely to lose his place in the Springbok starting XV for the Rugby Championship Test against Australia.

Currie Cup

WRAP: Currie Cup - Week 11

2017-09-23 19:15

Dates, fixtures, kick-off times and match reports for Week 11 of the 2017 Currie Cup tournament.

South Africa 2023

World Rugby hails RWC 2023 bids

2017-09-25 20:31

World Rugby chairperson Bill Beaumont has hailed the Rugby World Cup 2023 bids after the three unions presented their vision and plans.


Ireland presents case for 2023 Rugby World Cup

2017-09-25 17:56

Rugby chiefs have the chance to create history by awarding the 2023 World Cup to Ireland, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has said.

South Africa 2023

SA unveils the triple-win bid to host RWC 2023

2017-09-25 12:44

A South African Rugby World Cup in 2023 would be an unbeatable triple-win, the World Rugby Council was told in London on Monday.


Vunipola faces four months out after surgery

2017-09-24 17:11

England number eight Billy Vunipola faces a Six Nations race against time after undergoing surgery that will rule him out for four months.


Ireland bank on star power in 2023 RWC race

2017-09-24 09:59

Bono and Liam Neeson will add star power to Ireland's bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

Currie Cup

Sharks sink Bulls at wet Kings Park

2017-09-23 16:44

The Sharks maintained their Currie Cup winning streak to nine matches when they beat the Blue Bulls at a wet Kings Park.

South Africa 2023

Why SA is 'more favourable' to host RWC 2023

2017-09-23 16:36

South Africa's 2023 Rugby World Cup bid meets and exceeds every one of World Rugby's primary seven bid objectives, writes Mark Keohane.

Rugby Championship

All Blacks comfortable in resting star locks

2017-09-23 14:16

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen feels the absence of first-choice locks Brodie Retallick and Sam Whitelock is an opportunity for others.

Currie Cup

Free State clinch nail-biting win over Pumas

2017-09-22 19:18

The Free State Cheetahs held their nerve to clinch a nail-biting victory against the Pumas in their Currie Cup encounter in Bloemfontein.

Super Rugby

S15 draw: Bulls have it toughest in SA?

2017-09-22 12:41

Whilst the Lions have little reason to moan over their Super Rugby 2018 schedule, there may be some groans up the road at Loftus, suggests Rob Houwing.

Rugby Championship

Ex-Bok: Players of colour treated unfairly

2017-09-22 11:24

Former Springbok wing Tonderai Chavhanga is saddened that transformation in South African rugby is often viewed in a negative light.

Rugby Championship

Dagg ruled out for the season

2017-09-22 10:34

All Blacks utility back Israel Dagg has been ruled out for the rest of the season due to a knee injury sustained earlier this year.


De Wet starts at pivot for Kings

2017-09-22 08:09

Southern Kings coach Deon Davids has named his team for their PRO14 encounter against Italian side Zebre.

British Lions

Coaches cost Lions Test series victory: O'Brien

2017-09-21 21:21

Ireland's Sean O'Brien criticised the coaching during this year's British and Irish Lions tour, saying the team were "overtrained" and should have easily beaten the All Blacks.

Currie Cup

Returning Boks start for WP

2017-09-21 14:38

Western Province coach John Dobson has named his team for their Currie Cup clash against Griquas at Newlands.


Leinster skipper back for Cheetahs clash

2017-09-21 14:28

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has named his team to take on the Cheetahs in a PRO14 encounter in Bloemfontein

Rugby Championship

Shunned Combrinck: Leyds to nip into gap?

2017-09-21 13:30

Rightly or wrongly, Dillyn Leyds may now steal a march on Ruan Combrinck in the bid to bring better Bok balance to a poor back three, says Rob Houwing.

South Africa 2023

Ramaphosa to lead SA's RWC 2023 presentation delegation

2017-09-21 12:30

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will lead a high-level delegation to London for the presentation to World Rugby of SA’s bid to host Rugby World Cup 2023.

Currie Cup

April wary of 'Mitchell influence'

2017-09-21 09:59

The Sharks have now won eight Currie Cup matches in a row and will be looking to make it nine when they host the Blue Bulls.

Super Rugby

SANZAAR to help struggling Sunwolves

2017-09-21 08:26

SANZAAR have confirmed that they will be lending a helping hand to Japan's struggling Sunwolves in Super Rugby 2018.


Carter opts against France World Cup 2023 presentation

2017-09-20 21:37

All Blacks legend Dan Carter will not attend France's World Cup 2023 bid presentation in London next week, dealing a blow to officials' hopes of exploiting his star power.

Super Rugby

Force's Wessels to replace Rassie at Munster?

2017-09-20 14:10

Western Force and Wallabies lock Adam Coleman has been linked with a move to Munster, along with coach Dave Wessels.

Currie Cup

Lions turn to youth, release Kankowski

2017-09-20 12:53

Golden Lions coach Swys de Bruin will give the junior players in the union the opportunity to showcase their talents for the remainder of the Currie Cup season.

Currie Cup

Young lock returns to Sharks from Italy

2017-09-20 10:00

The Sharks have announced the signing of lock Gideon Koegelenberg on a two-year contract.


World Rugby slams calls for tackling ban in schools

2017-09-26 19:36

World Rugby chiefs have slammed a controversial study that claims tackling and scrums should be banned in schools.

Rugby Championship

Chester: Nkosi should face Wallabies

2017-09-26 14:40

Former Springbok wing Chester Williams believes Sharks flyer S’busiso Nkosi should get a chance when South Africa tackle Australia.

Super Rugby

Preston leaves Highlanders coaching role

2017-09-26 14:20

Highlanders High Performance coach Jon Preston is leaving his role after five years with the club seeking a new challenge.

Rugby Championship

Coetzee questions Hougaard’s technical ability

2017-09-26 12:25

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee believes Francois Hougaard lacks the technical ability required of a Test-level scrumhalf.

Rugby Championship

Boks boast impressive defensive record against Wallabies

2017-09-26 11:00

The Springboks boast an impressive home defensive record against Australia ahead of Saturday's clash between the sides.

Rugby Championship

All Blacks not underestimating Pumas

2017-09-26 09:52

The All Blacks are without a number of their key players for Saturday's Rugby Championship clash against Argentina.

Rugby Championship

Kiwi ref for Boks v Wallabies

2017-09-26 07:07

New Zealand’s Ben O’Keeffe will referee the Rugby Championship Test between South Africa and Australia in Bloemfontein.


WRAP: PRO14 - Week 4

2017-09-23 22:40

Dates, fixtures, results and match reports for Round 4 of the inaugural PRO14 tournament.

Rugby Championship

Louw joins Boks in Bloemfontein

2017-09-25 19:58

Experienced flank Francois Louw joined up with the Springbok squad in Bloemfontein ahead of their clash with the Wallabies.


Lions cut fixtures for 2021 SA tour - report

2017-09-25 14:20

The next British and Irish Lions tour, to SA in 2021, will be cut to eight matches after pressure from England's Premiership clubs over players' workloads, a report has said.


Jones rules out more rugby league swoops

2017-09-25 12:32

England head coach Eddie Jones does not intend to target rugby league players to strengthen his team ahead of the 2019 World Cup.

Currie Cup

Try-fest in Currie Cup First Division

2017-09-24 13:25

The attacking mindset of teams in the Currie Cup First Division came to the fore as close to 50 tries were scored in Round 5.


Kings' PRO14 nightmare continues

2017-09-23 21:35

The Southern Kings’ nightmare start to the PRO14 competition continued when they were thumped at home by Italian side Zebre.

South Africa 2023

10 reasons SA will host the most memorable 2023 RWC

2017-09-23 16:36

South Africa, in its 2023 Rugby World Cup bid, has developed 10 commitments to deliver the most memorable major sporting event of 2023.

South Africa 2023

Ramaphosa's presence boosts SA’s RWC bid

2017-09-23 16:36

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa's presence in London is confirmation of the intent in SA's 2023 Rugby World Cup bid.

Rugby Championship

Wallabies eyeing rare win in SA

2017-09-23 07:44

Coach Michael Cheika says he is working on the mental obstacles as the Wallabies chase a rare win over the Springboks in South Africa.

Rugby Championship

Lions' Kwagga dreams of Bok call-up

2017-09-22 18:07

Lions and Blitzboks star Kwagga Smith says he will remain in South Africa if he is a part of Allister Coetzee's Springbok plans.

South Africa 2023

SA enters final stretch of RWC 2023 bid

2017-09-22 12:47

SA Rugby will present its bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup to the World Rugby Council in London on Monday.


Jones picks teenage flyhalf in England squad

2017-09-22 11:01

England head coach Eddie Jones has selected his latest squad to take part in a training camp at the end of the week.

Rugby Championship

Tonderai Chavhanga chats to Sport24

2017-09-22 09:55

In an exclusive interview, Tonderai Chavhanga talks about being a black Springbok and how SA can bounce back against Australia.

Rugby Championship

Wallabies call up uncapped trio for SA trip

2017-09-22 06:43

Coach Michael Cheika has included three uncapped players in a 32-man Wallabies squad for their two remaining Rugby Championship Tests.

Super Rugby

Mitchell: Super Rugby approaching 'common sense'

2017-09-21 18:56

Bulls coach John Mitchell believes the new Super Rugby format is a step in the right direction, though there is still work to be done.

Rugby Championship

Where is Combrinck? Ex-Bok wings ask

2017-09-21 14:36

Two former Springbok wingers are puzzled by the fact that Ruan Combrinck is not part of the team's Rugby Championship squad.

Super Rugby

SANZAAR urges SA teams to play 'attractive' rugby

2017-09-21 13:59

Organisers of troubled Super Rugby have urged under-performing Australian and South African teams to play "more attractive" rugby.

Currie Cup

Cheetahs eye Pumas scalp in Currie Cup

2017-09-21 13:25

The Free State Cheetahs have announced their side for a Currie Cup clash against the Pumas in Bloemfontein.

Super Rugby

Lomax joins Highlanders a year early

2017-09-21 11:47

New Zealand prop Tyrel Lomax will join the Highlanders from the Melbourne Rebels in 2018, a year earlier than originally expected.


O'Brien: Lions coaches 'overtrained' team

2017-09-21 11:00

Ireland flank Sean O'Brien has criticised the coaching during this year's British and Irish Lions tour, saying the team were "overtrained".


Goosen to join Montpellier in 2018/19?

2017-09-20 18:39

According to reports, French club Montpellier have expressed interest in former Springbok utility back Johan Goosen.

Rugby Championship

Boks send SOS to Louw, pick uncapped Sharks duo

2017-09-20 14:23

Francois Louw, S’busiso Nkosi and Louis Schreuder have been included in the Springbok squad for the final two matches of the Rugby Championship.

Currie Cup

New captain for Newlands-bound Griquas

2017-09-20 13:44

Flank Sias Koen will captain Griquas in their Currie Cup clash Western Province at Newlands.

Currie Cup

Pumas call on Herne for Cheetahs

2017-09-20 10:50

Last year’s Pumas 'Player of the Year', hooker Frankie Herne, has earned a Currie Cup start against the Free State Cheetahs.


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