Israel Folau shares wedding pics

2017-11-22 11:02

Star Wallaby fullback Israel Folau and his new wife, New Zealand netballer Maria Tutaia, have shared pictures from their wedding.


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Rugby Championship

All Blacks lose Savea to mumps

2017-11-22 10:37

New Zealand were dealt a blow ahead of Saturday's Test against Wales in Cardiff after Ardie Savea was ruled out of the match due to mumps.


Louw: Scrummaging more challenging up north

2017-11-22 08:37

Springbok tighthead prop Wilco Louw says it’s more of a challenge to scrum in northern hemisphere conditions.


England's Hughes out of Samoa match

2017-11-21 22:41

Nathan Hughes has been ruled out of England's concluding November international against Samoa with a knee injury.


Roberts in line for recall to face All Blacks

2017-11-21 21:37

Veteran centre Jamie Roberts is in contention for a Wales recall against world champions New Zealand in Cardiff.


Pumas not panicking despite poor results

2017-11-21 18:23

Argentina's form this year suggests they have tumbled a long way from the dizzy heights of the World Cup semi-finals in 2015 but assistant coach Pablo Bouza is unfazed.


Wales without Williams, Cuthbert for NZ clash

2017-11-21 14:40

Wales' hopes of ending their long losing streak against New Zealand have been dented by a couple of key injuries.


Italy's South African coach plots Bok demise

2017-11-21 12:21

Italian defence specialist Marius Goosen believes that the Springboks are a better side than they were in Florence last year.


Broken jaw for groggy Schoeman

2017-11-21 11:09

South African flyhalf Tian Schoeman suffered a triple jaw fracture in Bordeaux's Top 14 victory over Agen and will be out of action for three months.


‘Issues’ with Steyn’s club, Coetzee admits

2017-11-21 10:04

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee says ‘issues’ with Frans Steyn’s French club have contributed to his ongoing omission.


Coetzee: Discipline, aerial battle key for Italy

2017-11-21 08:30

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee says that discipline and dealing with contestable kicks will be key against Italy on Saturday.


World Rugby hits back at 'inaccurate' Samoa claims

2017-11-21 08:05

World Rugby has dismissed as "inaccurate" claims from Samoa's prime minister that the sport is bankrupt in the Pacific nation.


Marx MRI scan shows no major shoulder damage

2017-11-20 19:42

After news that captain Eben Etzebeth should recover from an injury sustained over the weekend, the Springboks received further good news regarding Malcolm Marx.


Day 1 as Rassie reports for SA Rugby duty

2017-11-20 14:11

SA Rugby has confirmed that Rassie Erasmus has started in his new position as director of rugby at the union’s headquarters in Cape Town.


Galthie: Boks, France both 'asleep'

2017-11-20 13:04

Former France scrumhalf and captain Fabien Galthie was not pleased with the quality of rugby on display between his former side and SA.


Coetzee can be sacked with no ‘golden handshake’

2017-11-20 11:45

National coach Allister Coetzee could be sacked even if the Springboks remain unbeaten for the remainder of their European tour.

Lloyd Burnard

Victory doesn't detract from shoddy Bok display

2017-11-20 10:18

The Springboks were made to seem far better than they were by a seriously poor French side, writes Lloyd Burnard.

Super Rugby

Verity-Amm heading to Brumbies

2017-11-20 08:52

The Brumbies have announced the signing of Western Force utility back James Verity-Amm on a one-year deal for the 2018 Super Rugby season.


Boks sweating over Etzebeth, Marx injuries

2017-11-19 20:11

Springbok captain Eben Etzebeth and hooker Malcolm Marx have had X-rays to determine the severity of injuries sustained in their win over France.


Picamoles 'fed up' with French defeats

2017-11-19 21:37

Louis Picamoles admitted France are fed up with losing after suffering a seventh reverse in 10 matches this year.


Italy: Boks MUST have guts to experiment

2017-11-19 17:04

It will only emphasise Springbok insecurity if they don’t resort to a few currently inactive squad members against modest Italy, argues Rob Houwing


Jones wary of Samoa after record Wallaby win

2017-11-19 16:05

Eddie Jones insisted he could yet field England's strongest side against cash-strapped Samoa after they beat his native Australia.


Coetzee delighted with Springboks 'character'

2017-11-19 12:44

South Africa coach Allister Coetzee paid tribute to the character of his "unbelievable" players after they hit back from last week's record defeat to Ireland.

South Africa 2023

Side Entry: RWC bid – losing not entirely a bad thing

2017-11-19 06:08

South African rugby fans on Wednesday evening turned Twitter blue with righteous anger at being swindled out of hosting the 2023 Rugby World Cup.


Wales edge Georgia in dour clash

2017-11-18 19:10

Wales bounced back from last week's loss to Australia by claiming a 13-6, if under-whelming, victory over Georgia at the Principality Stadium.


Late Pumas charge sees off Italy

2017-11-18 18:26

Argentina scored 17 unanswered points in the final 20 minutes on Saturday to beat Italy 31-15 in an autumn international in Florence.


Jones rules out 'Bodyline' game against Australia

2017-11-18 14:20

England coach Eddie Jones has made no secret of wanting his side to "physically dominate" Australia at Twickenham but rules out an over-robust approach.


Etzebeth wants solid Bok performance

2017-11-18 07:33

Springbok lock and captain Eben Etzebeth wants his side to perform to their best against France at the Stade de France in Paris.


Australia will meet with ref after Jones blast

2017-11-17 21:06

Australia hit back at England coach Eddie Jones by insisting they would meet with referee Ben O'Keeffe ahead of their clash at Twickenham.


Hooper backs Enever to shine against England

2017-11-17 19:29

Australia captain Michael Hooper backed rising star Blake Enever to come good against England after his dramatic late call into the Wallabies.


Boks look to give Van Graan winning send-off

2017-11-17 14:48

The Springboks are looking to give assistant coach Johann van Graan the perfect send-off before he heads to Irish club Munster.


'Exceptional' Vermeulen return delights Boks

2017-11-17 12:00

South Africa captain Eben Etzebeth lauded the return of powerful back rower Duane Vermeulen for Saturday's international Test against France.

Super Rugby

Sharks confirm Muir appointment

2017-11-17 10:57

The Sharks have confirmed the appointment of Dick Muir as an attack and backline consultant for the 2018 Super Rugby season.

Rugby Championship

History against SBW and Scotland

2017-11-17 09:03

Sonny Bill Williams confesses to being unaware that the All Blacks have never lost to Scotland, but insists the back-to-back world champions are "on edge".


NZ name squad for Dubai Sevens

2017-11-22 10:20

All Blacks Sevens head coach Clark Laidlaw has named his squad for the Dubai leg of the 2017/18 World Rugby Sevens Series.


Springboks wary of ‘intelligent’ Parisse

2017-11-22 07:18

The Springboks are wary of the threat posed by Italy captain and No 8 Sergio Parisse ahead of the teams’ international in Padova.


Cheika still sweating on swearing probe

2017-11-21 22:42

Australia coach Michael Cheika was left waiting to find out if he will be punished for his conduct during the Wallabies' 30-6 defeat by England.


Mumps hit All Black camp, Savea isolated

2017-11-21 20:36

New Zealand back-row forward Ardie Savea has been put into isolation at the All Blacks' training base after contracting mumps.


Newlands sale: WP tactics queried

2017-11-21 15:06

Aerios, the commercial partner at legal loggerheads with WP Rugby, has questioned statements made by the union’s president, Thelo Wakefield.


These are the dying embers of Allister

2017-11-21 13:22

Rob Houwing gives six major reasons why Allister Coetzee has - or certainly should have - used up all his survival cards as Springbok coach.

Super Rugby

Bulls to take on Sharks in Polokwane

2017-11-21 12:21

The Bulls will again travel to Polokwane for a Super Rugby warm-up match in 2018, this time facing the Sharks at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.

Super Rugby

Brumbies bolster second row stocks

2017-11-21 11:29

The Brumbies have announced the signing of lock Richie Arnold on a two-year deal that will keep him with the side until the end of 2019.


Am, Gelant ... if not now, when?

2017-11-21 08:59

If now isn't the time to give game time to the likes of Lukhanyo Am and Warrick Gelant a Springbok crack, then when is?


Boks v Italy: The survivors from Florence

2017-11-21 08:31

The Boks go into Saturday's clash against Italy with most of the players from last year's loss in Florence not playing.


Cheika in hot water for swearing

2017-11-20 22:10

Australia coach Michael Cheika's conduct during his side's defeat by England at Twickenham is under investigation after he appeared to mouth an obscenity.


Coetzee has NO plans to experiment against Italy

2017-11-20 17:37

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee has no plans of giving fringe squad members a run against Italy in Padova.


Major milestone for SA's Ashley Johnson

2017-11-20 13:47

Ashley Johnson brought up a significant milestone while on Wasps duty in the English Premiership over the weekend.


Priestland not expecting All Black selection

2017-11-20 13:13

Wales pivot Rhys Priestland admitted it would be a "big surprise" for him to be involved in Wales' match against New Zealand this weekend.

Rugby Championship

WATCH: All Blacks skipper Read gets away with murder!

2017-11-20 14:03

Watch as All Blacks skipper Kieran Read escaped sanction for a cynical foul in New Zealand's narrow victory over Scotland at Murrayfield.


Coetzee responds to Pollard's kicking woes

2017-11-20 08:52

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee acknowledges that Handre Pollard's goal-kicking was problematic against France on Saturday.


5 talking points: France v Springboks

2017-11-20 08:30

Herman Mostert highlights FIVE talking points following the Springboks’ 18-17 win over France in Paris.

Super Rugby

Rebels bolster squad with key double signing

2017-11-19 22:20

The Melbourne Rebels have bolstered their squad ahead of the 2018 Super Rugby season with the inclusion of Jono Lance and Anaru Rangi.


WRAP: November Tests - Week 2

2017-11-19 07:30

A comprehensive wrap of all the collated matches, kick-off times, results and match reports for all the Week 2 November internationals.


As it happened: France 17 Springboks 18

2017-11-19 00:05

LIVE scoring and interactive commentary on the France v Springboks Test in Paris.


Wallaby boss Cheika laments replay calls

2017-11-19 15:39

Australia coach Michael Cheika called into question rugby union's replay procedure after several decisions went against his side in a defeat by England.


Scotland rue missed opportunity against All Blacks

2017-11-19 11:42

Scotland captain John Barclay was left rueing 'the one that got away' after his inspired side came close to an historic victory against New Zealand.


Boks grind out much-needed win in Paris

2017-11-18 23:58

Allister Coetzee's Springboks carved out a messy but much-needed 18-17 win against France in Paris on Saturday.


As it happened: Scotland 17-22 New Zealand

2017-11-18 19:04

Live scoring and commentary from Saturday's Autumn International between Scotland and New Zealand in Edinburgh.

Top Stories

As it happened: England 30-6 Australia

2017-11-18 16:16

Live scoring and commentary from Saturday's Test between England and Australia at Twickenham in London.

Super Rugby

Brumbies snap up Erasmus

2017-11-18 14:17

The Brumbies have announced the signing of South African-born prop Mees Erasmus from the axed Western Force on an EPS contract for 2018.


Pollard wants to see Bok magic in Paris

2017-11-18 07:00

Springbok flyhalf Handre Pollard is confident that the Springboks will overcome France in Paris after their poor showing last weekend.


Jones slams Cheika's lack of referee 'respect'

2017-11-17 20:17

England coach Eddie Jones has criticised Australia counterpart Michael Cheika for showing a lack of respect towards referee Ben O'Keeffe.


Australia's Coleman out of England game

2017-11-17 18:17

Australia suffered a blow when lock Adam Coleman was ruled out on the eve of their Cook Cup clash against England at Twickenham.


Pollard's Bok return the end for Jantjies?

2017-11-17 13:57

Handre Pollard's return to the Springbok starting line-up could be the beginning of a long run without the No 10 jersey for Elton Jantjies.


Bok record in France suggests tight affair

2017-11-17 12:00

The Springboks have won just one of their last five Test matches against France, in France.


Lack of scrumhalf stocks hurting SA

2017-11-17 09:07

South African rugby is crying out for depth at scrumhalf in the build-up to 2019, writes Lloyd Burnard.


Veteran Italian hooker braces for 'physical' Boks

2017-11-22 10:10

Veteran Italy hooker Leonardo Ghiraldini knows physicality will be the order of the day when they face the Springboks in Padova.


Stephen Moore to retire from all rugby

2017-11-21 22:03

Australia veteran Stephen Moore is to retire from all competitive rugby union following the Wallabies' tour finale against Scotland this weekend.

Super Rugby

Peni on his way to Brumbies

2017-11-22 09:03

The Brumbies have bolstered their backline stocks by signing Force wing Chance Peni on a one-year deal for the 2018 Super Rugby season.


Proudfoot happy with Springbok forwards’ training intensity

2017-11-21 19:00

Springbok scrum coach Matt Proudfoot said it will be important to meet the physical challenge of the Italian pack when the two sides meet in Padova


Gatland: All Blacks not vulnerable

2017-11-21 14:54

Ahead of his side's clash with the All Blacks on the weekend, Wales coach Warren Gatland believes New Zealand "still have that X-factor".

Super Rugby

Bulls to get more than one captain

2017-11-21 13:22

The Bulls will have a leadership group during next year’s Super Rugby competition, executive of rugby John Mitchell has confirmed.


Jake: No time for Boks to recover before RWC 2019

2017-11-21 11:13

Former national coach Jake White cannot foresee the Springboks being a force at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.


RFU to make goodwill payment to Samoa

2017-11-21 11:09

The Rugby Football Union will still pay Samoa £75 000 as a goodwill gesture even though the Samoa Rugby Union is not bankrupt

Super Rugby

Uelese commits to Rebels

2017-11-21 10:11

Hooker Jordan Uelese has committed to Australian Rugby after being rewarded with a new Melbourne Rebels and Rugby Australia contract.


Van Graan will be missed, says Pollard

2017-11-20 20:40

Springbok flyhalf Handre Pollard paid tribute to former assistant coach Johann van Graan as he heads off to Irish club Munster.


Boks stay 5th in rankings after France win

2017-11-20 16:00

Despite their win over France in Paris, the Springboks remain fifth in the official World Rugby rankings.


Boks expect Etzebeth to be fit for Italy

2017-11-20 13:26

Skipper Eben Etzebeth has a very good chance of recovering from his leg injury to lead the Springboks in their third end of year tour match against Italy.

Rugby Championship

Hansen eyeing big finish against Wales

2017-11-20 13:04

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen is expecting more of the same approach Scotland took when his side take on Wales in Cardiff.


Lambie puts in stellar performance for Racing

2017-11-20 10:43

Pat Lambie put in a stellar performance for Racing 92 on Sunday, kicking 20 points against Toulon in the Top 14.


Mallett: Boks, France technically poor

2017-11-20 07:14

Former national coach Nick Mallett was not impressed by the quality of rugby dished up in the Test between South Africa and France.

Rugby Championship

Ioane blow for All Blacks

2017-11-19 22:04

All Blacks flyer Rieko Ioane has been ruled out of his side's penultimate November international against Wales in Cardiff on Saturday.

Rugby Championship

Wasps confirm Shields signing

2017-11-19 22:00

Wasps have confirmed that back-rower Brad Shields will join them during 2018/19 following his Super Rugby commitments with the Hurricanes.


Care is England's Sanchez - Jones

2017-11-19 20:27

Eddie Jones has hailed Danny Care as a creative maestro on a par with Arsenal footballer Alexis Sanchez.


Williams in fitness race to face All Blacks

2017-11-19 16:03

Liam Williams faces a race against time to prove his fitness for Wales' showdown against world champions New Zealand.


Gatland denies Wales bent laws

2017-11-19 14:45

Wales coach Warren Gatland denied there was any attempt to manipulate the rules after his team's lacklustre victory over Georgia ended controversially.


Bok ratings: Look, France were worse!

2017-11-19 09:13

Another case of mongrel over majesty, as gnarly tight forwards Malcolm Marx and Eben Etzebeth top Rob Houwing’s Bok Test performance card …


Brave Scotland run All Blacks close

2017-11-18 21:11

Scotland put up a brave performance, but fell just short against the All Blacks in Edinburgh on Saturday.


England out-muscle Wallabies in tense London affair

2017-11-18 18:59

England have emerged as 30-6 victors is what was a tense Autumn International at Twickenham on Saturday.

Rugby Championship

Shields opts for England over All Blacks - report

2017-11-18 14:26

Hurricanes flanker Brad Shields recently had an offer to join the All Blacks squad withdrawn after he revealed he'd be leaving for Wasps.


Focus on Bok leadership

2017-11-18 09:38

There have been many occasions in the history of Springbok rugby that the national team have dug deep when faced with a backs to the wall scenario.


Wallabies determined to learn England lessons

2017-11-17 22:25

Australia will look to put the lessons of four successive defeats by England to good use when they meet their old rivals in their clash.


Summer blues firing France v Boks - Guirado

2017-11-17 19:09

France will have revenge on their minds when they host South Africa in Paris, according to captain Guilhem Guirado.


Competition, desire strong within Blitzboks squad

2017-11-17 17:22

Blitzboks star Chris Dry admits that competition within the Springbok Seven squad is huge as they look to repeat their 2016/17 success.


WP Rugby ‘has sold Newlands’ - claim

2017-11-17 13:01

WP Rugby clubs have received letters which suggest that the financially troubled union may already have a Newlands sale agreement in place, writes Rob Houwing.


Du Preez family to make Bok history in Paris

2017-11-17 10:43

Springbok history will be made at the Stade de France in Paris on Saturday night should loose forward Dan du Preez be called upon as a substitute.


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