Woodman shines as Kiwis reach women's RWC final

2017-08-22 21:43

New Zealand stormed into the women's World Cup final as Portia Woodman scored four tries in her side's demolition of the United States in Belfast.


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Super Rugby

Forrest's offer to save the Force rejected

2017-08-22 21:34

The ARU has rejected Andrew Forrest's alleged $50 million offer to financially take care of the Force and spare them the Super Rugby axe.

Currie Cup

Injury niggles for Blue Bulls

2017-08-22 15:30

The Blue Bulls have a few injury concerns following their Currie Cup loss to the Free State Cheetahs.

Currie Cup

Nollis Marais still on Bulls' books

2017-08-22 13:10

Ousted Bulls coach Nollis Marais has not been fired and “is very much still employed” by the Blue Bulls, executive of rugby John Mitchell says.


Vunipola to miss start of English season

2017-08-22 13:11

Billy Vunipola is set to miss the beginning of the Premiership season with the shoulder injury that kept him out of the Lions tour.

Super Rugby

Smith inks new Brumbies deal

2017-08-22 09:02

Brumbies are pleased to announce the re-signing of versatile utility back Andrew Smith for the 2018 Super Rugby season.


Dawson reveals heart surgery after tick bite

2017-08-21 23:02

England's 2003 RWC-winning scrumhalf Matt Dawson revealed he underwent heart surgery after being bitten by a tick in a park in London last year.


Stade Francais sign Steenkamp

2017-08-21 20:13

French Top 14 side Stade Francais signed South Africa international Gurthro Steenkamp as a medical joker ahead of the first weekend of the new season.

Currie Cup

New coaching structure for Cheetahs

2017-08-21 16:57

The Free State Cheetahs have announced new appointments and also structural changes going into the PRO14 and the overlap with the Currie Cup.

Rugby Championship

Super-subs keeping Boks on their toes

2017-08-21 14:47

The intent shown off the Springbok bench bodes well for broader maintenance of standards as the Championship grinds onward, writes Rob Houwing.

Rugby Championship

Boks keen to build momentum in Salta

2017-08-21 13:24

The Springboks are confident they are much better prepared for their away Test against Argentina this year than they were in 2016.


Juan relishing Japan stint under Jake

2017-08-21 11:15

Former Springbok flank Juan Smith is enjoying his stint at Japanese club Toyota Verblitz.

Rugby Championship

'Special' Boks? It's far too early to tell

2017-08-21 10:08

The Springboks are clearly on the right track in 2017, but it is too early to be getting carried away, writes Lloyd Burnard.

Rugby Championship

All 23 Boks contributed - Mallett

2017-08-21 08:33

Former national coach Nick Mallett has heaped praise on the Springboks following their 37-15 win over Argentina in Port Elizabeth.

Currie Cup

Pumas end Griquas' Currie Cup power run

2017-08-20 19:35

The Pumas brought Griquas’ Currie Cup power run of the last fortnight to a halt as they secured a narrow victory in Kimberley.

Currie Cup

Pumas claim Griquas scalp

2017-08-20 18:30

The Pumas claimed their second Currie Cup win of the season with a victory over Griquas in Kimberley.


SA Rugby pays tribute to Sir Colin Meads

2017-08-20 13:34

SA Rugby president, Mark Alexander, has paid tribute to Sir Colin Meads who passed away, aged 81.


Tributes pour in for All Blacks great Colin Meads

2017-08-20 09:26

World Rugby led global tributes to All Blacks great Colin Meads who died aged 81 following a year-long battle with cancer.


Rugby unity? What unity?

2017-08-20 08:30

It speaks volumes about our priorities that when SA Rugby announced its plans to celebrate 25 years of rugby “unity”.

Rugby Championship

Boks hit their stride, see off Pumas

2017-08-19 18:47

The Springboks beat Argentina with a solid display in their Rugby Championship opener in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.


SA Schools walloped by England

2017-08-19 16:38

SA Schools coach Lance Sendin attributed his team’s horror defeat against England to missed opportunities and lapses in concentration on defence.

Rugby Championship

All Black Kaino returns home for 'personal' reasons

2017-08-19 07:00

All Blacks loose forward Jerome Kaino has returned home for a "personal matter", just hours before the side's first Rugby Championship clash with Australia.

Currie Cup

WP embarrass Golden Lions at Newlands

2017-08-18 20:44

Western Province exposed the Golden Lions' lack of depth with a comprehensive Currie Cup victory at Newlands.

Rugby Championship

Boks begin journey of discovery against Pumas

2017-08-18 14:23

South Africa launch their Rugby Championship campaign at home to Argentina knowing they have not convinced everyone a new chapter has begun.


Loffie quits job in USA, heads back to SA

2017-08-18 13:46

Eugene ‘Loffie’ Eloff is returning to South Africa after quitting as head coach of American professional team, the Austin Huns.

Super Rugby

Ioane sticks around at Crusaders

2017-08-18 12:06

Crusaders chief executive Hamish Riach has confirmed that former Wallaby Digby Ioane will stay at the Crusaders until the end of 2018.

Rugby Championship

PE nears sell-out for Boks v Pumas

2017-08-18 09:50

There are just 3 000 tickets left for Saturday's Rugby Championship clash between the Springboks and Argentina in Port Elizabeth.

Rugby Championship

4 stats and facts: Springboks v Argentina

2017-08-18 09:02

Four stats and facts ahead of Saturday's Springboks v Argentina Rugby Championship clash in Port Elizabeth.

Rugby Championship

Boks to win by 14 in PE - bookies

2017-08-18 07:03

The Springboks will have no trouble securing a win over Argentina in Port Elizabeth on Saturday, say local bookmakers.


Ex-Sharks lock in Scotland squad

2017-08-18 07:54

Former Sharks lock Anton Bresler has been picked in Scotland’s 41-man squad to attend a two-day camp.

Currie Cup

Springbok squad members boost Currie Cup

2017-08-17 19:47

Four of the five Springbok squad members released for Currie Cup duty this weekend will take to the field for their respective provinces.

Rugby Championship

'No-nonsense' Etzebeth growing as leader

2017-08-17 15:52

Lock Eben Etzebeth is growing into his role as captain of the Springboks, says coach Allister Coetzee.

Currie Cup

Bok boost for Loftus-bound Cheetahs

2017-08-17 14:53

Free State Cheetahs coach Rory Duncan has named his team for their Currie Cup clash against the Blue Bulls.

Currie Cup

Cloete starts for Pumas against Griquas

2017-08-17 14:29

Chris Cloete will start his first match for the Pumas when they travel to fortress Kimberley to face the high-riding Griquas in their Currie Cup match.


Vunipola to miss start of season

2017-08-22 18:03

Billy Vunipola is set to miss the beginning of the Premiership season with the shoulder injury that kept him out of the recent Lions tour.


5 Boks qualify for Rugby Centurions society

2017-08-22 14:34

History will be made later this year when an elite society of exceptional rugby players are brought together.

Rugby Championship

Kriel: We're proud to wear red Bok jersey

2017-08-22 11:52

Springbok flank Jaco Kriel says that playing in red this weekend will not diminish the pride of the jersey.

Currie Cup

Mitchell: Bulls were in denial, change was needed

2017-08-22 10:00

Kiwi coach John Mitchell, who will also take charge of the Bulls' Currie Cup team, says change was needed at the union.

Super Rugby

Blues re-sign star backline trio

2017-08-22 09:01

The exciting back trio of Michael Collins, Matt Duffie and Melani Nanai have all signed extended contracts with the Blues.

Rugby Championship

Kriel cautions against Pumas backlash

2017-08-21 22:21

Argentina is a proud rugby nation and will be determined to reverse the result in Port Elizabeth when the two teams meet again in Salta.

Rugby Championship

Newlands mum on Bok ticket prices

2017-08-22 06:30

There is still no confirmation of ticket prices for the first SA v NZ Test in nine years at Newlands on October 7, writes Rob Houwing

Rugby Championship

Right boxes are being ticked by the Boks

2017-08-21 16:34

The televised evidence from Sydney should have provided a reality check in terms of how much still needs to be done but the Springboks are on an upward curve.

Rugby Championship

Wallabies defence coach defends his position

2017-08-21 15:19

Wallabies defence coach Nathan Grey has defended his position and claims his plans will come together if the team implement them efficiently.


Cancer survivor Lealiifano on loan to Ulster

2017-08-21 11:49

Cancer survivor Christian Lealiifano will continue his return to rugby with a loan spell at Irish province Ulster in the newly-reformed PRO14 competition.


Kings add Booi, Koen to coaching staff

2017-08-21 11:01

The Southern Kings have continued to bolster both their coaching staff and playing squad ahead of the start of the PRO14.


Hendricks fails medical at Kings

2017-08-21 09:56

Former Springbok wing Cornal Hendricks has received another setback after the Southern Kings opted not to offer him a contract.

Rugby Championship

5 talking points: Boks v Argentina

2017-08-21 08:00

Herman Mostert highlights FIVE talking points following the Springboks’ 37-15 win over Argentina in Port Elizabeth.

Rugby Championship

Hansen frustrated at 'seduced' All Blacks

2017-08-20 19:34

Coach Steve Hansen has vowed to tighten the noose around the Wallabies for this week's potentially deciding Bledisloe Cup Test.

Rugby Championship

Vermaak replaces injured Cronjé in Bok tour squad

2017-08-20 17:18

Scrumhalf Jano Vermaak of the Stormers has been called up to the Springbok squad as replacement for Ross Cronjé, who sustained a right ankle injury.

Rugby Championship

It's a good start - Allister

2017-08-20 11:50

Allister Coetzee pronounced himself “satisfied” with his side’s 37-15 victory over Argentina in the opening game of the Rugby Championship match.


New Zealand's mighty Pinetree has fallen

2017-08-20 06:23

All Black great Colin "Pinetree" Meads, a legendary hardman who helped give New Zealand rugby its edge, has died at the age of 81 after battling cancer.

Rugby Championship

Bok ratings: Front-row ferocity!

2017-08-19 21:33

They call it the dark art but there was much that was glowing about the effort of the Springbok front row in their comfortable PE win, writes Rob Houwing.

Rugby Championship

As it happened: Springboks 37-15 Argentina

2017-08-19 18:55

See how the action unfolded in the Rugby Championship Test between South Africa and Argentina from Port Elizabeth.

Rugby Championship

All Blacks hit highs in win over Wallabies

2017-08-19 15:30

The All Blacks rebounded spectacularly to down the Wallabies and plunge Australian rugby further into despair.

Top Stories

As it happened: Australia v New Zealand

2017-08-19 11:37

Score update from the Rugby Championship match between Australia and New Zealand at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney.

Super Rugby

Force 'won't give up' on Super Rugby

2017-08-18 19:02

The Western Force are continuing their fight to save their Super Rugby status from 2018's edition of the tournament.

Rugby Championship

Versatile Nyakane gives Coetzee options

2017-08-18 12:20

Trevor Nyakane has been hard at work, and he has earned another chance in a Springbok jersey this weekend.

Currie Cup

Fresh blow: WP Rugby lose kit sponsor

2017-08-18 11:00

The end of their long-time alliance with kit sponsor giant adidas potentially adds to the current woes facing WP Rugby, writes Rob Houwing.

Super Rugby

Crusaders bolster back row stocks

2017-08-18 12:07

The Crusaders have locked in two more loose forwards for the 2018 season, with Pete Samu and Tom Sanders both committing to the team.

Rugby Championship

Boks set for 100th Rugby Championship Test

2017-08-18 09:27

The Springboks will play their 100th match in the southern hemisphere’s Rugby Championship when they face Argentina in Port Elizabeth.

Rugby Championship

All Blacks work on misfiring lineout

2017-08-18 09:28

The All Blacks identified their lineout as a weak point against the Lions and plan a big fix against the Wallabies, lock Brodie Retallick has said.

Rugby Championship

Coetzee happy with loose trio balance

2017-08-17 22:25

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee says he is happy with the balance in his loose trio ahead of Saturday's clash against Argentina.

Rugby Championship

Boks: Coenie to rediscover his Paris power?

2017-08-17 20:09

With the SA tighthead berth in a state of flux, Coenie Oosthuizen has a golden chance now to try to nail down No 3 for a while, writes Rob Houwing

Rugby Championship

Coetzee: Selecting Bosch a 'must'

2017-08-17 18:09

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee is looking for a lot from youngster Curwin Bosch in Saturday's Rugby Championship clash against Argentina.

Rugby Championship

Cassiem starts at No 8 for Boks, Bosch on bench

2017-08-17 14:06

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee has named his side for their opening Rugby Championship clash against Argentina in Port Elizabeth.


Bristol make Piutau world’s highest paid player

2017-08-17 14:42

Former All Black utility back Charles Piutau is reportedly set to become the world’s highest paid rugby player.

Currie Cup

Van Zyl's young WP side eye Currie Cup glory

2017-08-17 14:07

Despite having a young side, Western Province are determined to lift silverware in this year's Currie Cup, captain Chris van Zyl says.

Rugby Championship

No risk in Bok travel plan

2017-08-22 17:10

Team doctor Konrad von Hagen doesn’t believe there is any risk in the Springbok decision to leave for their return clash with the Pumas in Argentina so late in the week.

Rugby Championship

Will Pollard turn out for Blue Bulls?

2017-08-22 13:06

Springbok flyhalf Handre Pollard is set to train with the Blue Bulls this week, but will he be available for Currie Cup selection?

Rugby Championship

SANZAAR launches inquiry into SBW head knock

2017-08-22 11:21

SANZAAR is looking into whether concussion tests should have been conducted on Sonny Bill Williams during the Rugby Championship opener against the Wallabies.

Rugby Championship

Etzebeth: Our mindset is vital for Salta Test

2017-08-22 08:33

The Springboks are confident they are much better prepared for their away Test against Argentina this year.

Rugby Championship

Another French ref for Boks v Pumas

2017-08-22 07:04

Another Frenchman will be in charge when the Springboks tackle Argentina in their Rugby Championship encounter in Salta.

Rugby Championship

Weather forces Boks to change plan

2017-08-21 20:29

Poor weather in Port Elizabeth has prompted a late change of plans for the Springboks in their build-up to their return Rugby Championship Test against the Pumas.

Rugby Championship

Cronje set to recuperate at the Lions

2017-08-21 17:35

Springbok scrumhalf Ross Cronje will continue his recovery at the Golden Lions after he sustained an ankle injury during the Springboks win over Argentina.

Rugby Championship

Boks leapfrog Wallabies in latest rankings

2017-08-21 14:59

Following their Rugby Championship win over Argentina, the Springboks have moved up one spot to fourth in the official World Rugby rankings.

Rugby Championship

It's getting harder and harder to bash Jantjies

2017-08-21 13:52

Springbok flyhalf Elton Jantjies is growing stronger with every game, silencing his critics along the way, writes Lloyd Burnard.


Pierre Spies writes heart-warming retirement letter

2017-08-21 11:15

Former Springbok and Bulls No 8 Pierre Spies has written a heart-warming letter following his retirement from professional rugby.


Ex-England flyhalf Flood mulls Germany switch

2017-08-21 11:47

Former England flyhalf Toby Flood is thinking about switching allegiances to play for Germany.

Super Rugby

ARU threatened with bankruptcy over Force axing

2017-08-21 09:56

The Western Australian government has threatened to bankrupt the Australian Rugby Union if they don't reinstate the Force in Super Rugby.

Currie Cup

Blue Bulls coach granted 'leave'

2017-08-21 07:01

John Mitchell has taken over as the Blue Bulls’ Currie Cup coach, with Nollis Marais granted leave for the remainder of the 2017 season.

Rugby Championship

Cheika backs Wallabies plans after landslide loss

2017-08-20 19:02

Under-fire head coach Michael Cheika says he will continue to back his team's defensive structures after the Wallabies' ignominious defeat to New Zealand.

Rugby Championship

Pumas coach Hourcade laments scrum woes

2017-08-20 16:10

Argentina's recent slump continued with defeat to South Africa that left coach Daniel Hourcade frustrated with their meekness in the scrums and errors with ball in hand.

Rugby Championship

Stick with us, Beale pleads to fans

2017-08-20 10:55

Wallabies playmaker Kurtley Beale has pleaded with Australian rugby fans not to abandon the team after an inept defensive performance against the All Blacks.


Cheetahs, Kings in mad rush to be Pro 14 ready

2017-08-20 06:13

Free State Cheetahs managing director Harold Verster has never had it this busy – or good.

Rugby Championship

Allister Coetzee: Good start, but ...

2017-08-19 20:20

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee has warned that further improvement in key areas will be needed if they want to build momentum in the Rugby Championship.

Currie Cup

Free State Cheetahs pip Blue Bulls at the death

2017-08-19 16:52

The Free State Cheetahs secured a last-gasp come-from-behind victory over the Blue Bulls at Loftus Versfeld.

Rugby Championship

By the numbers: Australia v New Zealand

2017-08-19 16:20

A by-the-numbers look at the Rugby Championship opener won by New Zealand 54-34 against Australia on Saturday.

Rugby Championship

Hooper dreams of Bledisloe Cup upset

2017-08-19 11:26

After 15 years of losing the Bledisloe Cup to the All Blacks, Wallabies captain Michael Hooper is focusing on winning the trophy.


Sendin calls for big improvement in U19 series finale

2017-08-18 18:50

SA Schools coach Lance Sendin called for a big improvement from his team in their final Under-19 series match against England in Crawford.

Rugby Championship

Hansen wary of Wallabies threat

2017-08-18 14:23

All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen believes the Wallabies aren't to be underestimated when the sides face off in the Rugby Championship.

Super Rugby

3 Super Rugby franchises to hold crisis talks with ARU

2017-08-18 13:46

Three of Australia's Super Rugby franchises will conduct a meeting with the Australian Rugby Union to discuss the future of Australian rugby.

Rugby Championship

Wallabies plan to stay the pace with All Blacks

2017-08-18 11:00

Skipper Michael Hooper urged his Wallabies team to stick with the All Blacks in the hope of pulling off a morale-restoring win in the Rugby Championship series opener.

Rugby Championship

EXCLUSIVE: Pumas mentally ready for Boks

2017-08-18 09:45

In an exclusive interview with Sport24, Argentina captain Agustin Creevy says his charges are ready mentally to tackle the Springboks.

Rugby Championship

Boks boast healthy win record v Pumas

2017-08-18 08:30

The Springboks go into their Rugby Championship Test against Argentina in Port Elizabeth with a healthy head-to-head record.

Currie Cup

WRAP: Currie Cup - Week 6

2017-08-20 18:20

Dates, venues, kick-off times and line-ups for Week 6 of the 2017 Currie Cup tournament.


Head injury assessment set at 10 minutes, say rugby chiefs

2017-08-17 21:18

Players who leave the field of play during a rugby match for a Head Injury Assessment must stay off the pitch for 10 minutes.

Rugby Championship

Argentina recall 3 for Bok Test

2017-08-17 18:08

Argentina have made three changes to the team that defeated Georgia in June for their Rugby Championship clash with South Africa in Port Elizabeth.

Rugby Championship

Hansen explains Kaino omission

2017-08-17 14:43

Steve Hansen has explained his decision to omit Jerome Kaino from his matchday squad for the Rugby Championship opener against Australia.

Super Rugby

Blues lock in second row duo

2017-08-17 14:42

Locks Scott Scrafton and Gerard Cowley-Tuioti have signed extended Super Rugby contracts with the Blues until 2019.


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