All Blacks count injury toll ahead of Lions

2017-04-27 16:40

Blues hardman Jerome Kaino has joined a growing list of All Blacks sidelined by injury as the Super Rugby competition takes its toll.

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Super Rugby

Kings opt for consistency against Rebels

2017-04-27 14:24

Southern Kings head coach Deon Davids has made just one change to his starting XV for their clash against the Rebels.

 
Rugby

Can props switch sides?

2017-04-27 08:10

WATCH: In an exclusive interview, Stormers prop Oli Kebble explains how challenging it is for a loosehead to pack down on the right-hand side of the front row.

 
Super Rugby

Van der Walt to captain Sharks against Jaguares

2017-04-27 10:13

Philip van der Walt will captain the Sharks when they take on the Jaguares in a crucial Super Rugby clash in Buenos Aires.

 
Super Rugby

Moore returns for Reds against Waratahs

2017-04-27 09:25

Reds head coach Nick Stiles has made just one change to his matchday 23 to take on the Waratahs in Brisbane on Saturday.

 
Rugby

All Black Kaino in doubt for Lions tour

2017-04-27 08:55

All Black enforcer Jerome Kaino is in doubt for the British and Irish Lions tour with the news that he is undergoing surgery on an injured knee.

 
Rugby

Fijian Qovu banned for two weeks for 'strike'

2017-04-26 21:09

La Rochelle's Fijian lock Jone Qovu has received a two week ban on for "striking" Gloucester's Richard Hibbard.

 
Rugby

International rugby returns to Soweto

2017-04-26 13:53

International rugby will return to Soweto’s Orlando Stadium and debut at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban in June.

 
Super Rugby

Sharks get SA referee in Argentina

2017-04-26 08:24

South Africa’s Jaco Peyper will referee the Sharks’ Super Rugby clash against the Jaguares in Buenos Aires.

 
Mark Keohane

YES, an overseas-based SA team would beat the Boks, but...

2017-04-26 08:14

Would an overseas-based South African team beat the Springboks? Mark Keohane investigates...

 
Super Rugby

Stormers are leaning on Treeby

2017-04-25 21:58

Robbie Fleck has admitted that his squad has been drawing heavily on the experience and local knowledge of former Highlanders stalwart Shaun Treeby.

 
Super Rugby

Eben problem? What problem?

2017-04-25 14:34

Rob Houwing provides a counter to the view that Eben Etzebeth needs to rein in certain aspects of his ‘enforcer’ qualities …

 
Rugby

Clermont's Parra in doubt for Euro Cup final

2017-04-25 14:25

Clermont's France international scrumhalf Morgan Parra could miss next month's European Cup final against Saracens with a thigh injury.

 
Super Rugby

Hunt relishing Waratahs challenge

2017-04-25 12:23

Reds fullback Karmichael Hunt is relishing the prospect of taking on the Waratahs in their Australian derby in Brisbane.

 
Super Rugby

Sharks centre 'showing a lot of remorse'

2017-04-25 08:32

Sharks coach Robert du Preez says the loss of centre Andre Esterhuizen is a big blow to their Super Rugby hopes.

 
Super Rugby

Wake up or 'get a klap' - Franco

2017-04-24 20:03

Cheetahs coach Franco Smith has warned his players to be switched on or they “will get a big klap” against the Crusaders in Bloemfontein this weekend.

 
Springboks

From the horse's mouth: Rassie staying in Ireland

2017-04-24 14:40

Munster director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has confirmed - in his own words - that he will not be returning to South Africa to take up a role with SA Rugby.

 
Rugby

Davids leads Junior Boks v Varsity Cup Dream Team

2017-04-24 13:14

Zain Davids will lead the Junior Springboks against the Varsity Cup Dream Team in Stellenbosch.

 
Super Rugby

Du Preez: Sharks players should refund the public!

2017-04-24 10:25

Sharks coach Robert du Preez hit out at his side’s performance following their 9-all draw with the Melbourne Rebels in Durban.

 
Super Rugby

Wessels laments Force's 'unlucky losses'

2017-04-24 09:01

Force boss Dave Wessels has joined the growing campaign against courageous losses after a defeat against the Chiefs on Saturday.

 
Super Rugby

Sharks centre set to hear fate

2017-04-24 07:25

Sharks centre Andre Esterhuizen will appear before a SANZAAR judicial committee hearing after he was red-carded at the weekend.

 
Rugby

Plisson the hero, Ford villain as Stade Francais reach final

2017-04-23 15:58

George Ford missed a last-gasp penalty for Bath as Stade Francais reached the European Challenge Cup final.

 
Super Rugby

No further action against Stirzaker

2017-04-23 11:37

No further action will be taken against Rebels scrumhalf Nic Stirzaker after he received two yellow cards in the Super Rugby match against the Sharks.

 
Super Rugby

Sharks, Rebels draw Durban snore-fest

2017-04-22 21:24

In a contender for the worst Super Rugby match not only of the season, but of all time, the Sharks and Rebels drew a tryless clash in which both sides finished with 14 men.

 
Rugby

Saracens end Munster's European dream

2017-04-22 20:30

Saracens have beaten Munster in their European Champions Cup semi-final at Dublin's Lansdowne Road.

 
Super Rugby

Bulls rocked by Schoeman's departure

2017-04-22 17:36

The Bulls are set to be rocked by the departure of yet another player from Pretoria union.

 
Rugby

Eddie interested in Lions' 2021 SA tour

2017-04-22 14:50

England head coach Eddie Jones has admitted that if asked he would be interested in coaching the British and Irish Lions in 2021.

 
Super Rugby

Kriel sidelined for Lions Oz tour

2017-04-22 12:27

An knee injury will keep Jaco Kriel from touring Australia as the Lions named their 27-man squad set to play three Super Rugby fixtures in the country.

 
Super Rugby

As it happened: Crusaders 57-24 Stormers

2017-04-22 11:25

See how the action unfolded in the Super Rugby match between the Crusaders and Stormers from Christchurch.

 
Rugby

RFU chief in favour of shortened Six Nations

2017-04-21 21:41

The chief executive of the Rugby Football Union backs plans to reduce the duration of the Six Nations from seven weeks to six.

 
Springboks

Jones: I'll eat my hat if Leyds isn't a Bok

2017-04-21 17:00

Stormers centre Huw Jones says he will eat his hat if his Newlands team-mate Dillyn Leyds is not a Springbok this year.

 
Varsity Cup

Late changes to Varsity Cup Dream Team

2017-04-21 14:49

There have been late changes made to the Varsity Cup Dream team to play the Junior Springboks in Stellenbosch.

 
Super Rugby

Force dig in at Super Rugby cull moves

2017-04-21 12:47

A defiant Force have insisted that they are entitled to play in the Super Rugby competition until the end of 2020 amid reports of their demise.

 
Super Rugby

Super Rugby: Weekend teams

2017-04-26 20:05

Dates, venues, kick-offs time and line-ups for Round 10 of the 2017 Vodacom Super Rugby tournament.

 
Rugby

Injury forces Wales's Evans into retirement

2017-04-27 13:13

Wales lock Ian Evans has had to retire because of a knee injury, his English Premiership side Bristol has confirmed.

 
Super Rugby

Underdogs Sunwolves change seven for Chiefs

2017-04-27 09:57

Sunwolves head coach Filo Tiatia has rung the changes for this weekend's trip to Hamilton to take on the Chiefs.

 
Super Rugby

Force disrupted by injuries for Lions

2017-04-27 08:36

The Western Force have made a number of injury-forced changes to their side that will take on the Lions this Saturday.

 
Super Rugby

Europe is an option, says EP Rugby boss

2017-04-26 19:29

EP Rugby Union president Andre Rademan has admitted there is a possibility for them to join a European competition.

 
Rugby

SA teams to enter Anglo-Welsh Cup?

2017-04-26 14:13

There have been calls for South African rugby teams to join the Anglo-Welsh Cup in Europe.

 
Super Rugby

Leitch to leave Chiefs to join Sunwolves

2017-04-26 11:53

Chiefs back-rower Michael Leitch will play for the Sunwolves, possibly as early as next year, after revealing he has signed a contract with them.

 
Rugby

Gary Gold commits future to Worcester

2017-04-26 08:48

English club Worcester Warriors have announced that South African Gary Gold will become their permanent director of rugby.

 
Super Rugby

Patched-up Highlanders name team for Stormers

2017-04-26 07:07

Highlanders coach Tony Brown has named his team for Friday’s Super Rugby encounter against the Stormers in Dunedin.

 
Super Rugby

Chance for Kings to back up

2017-04-25 18:27

Lionel Cronje didn’t waste any time in showing off how much the confidence of his team has grown following the win over the Waratahs last weekend.

 
Super Rugby

Bookies' title belief in Lions grows

2017-04-25 14:34

Bookmakers have cut the odds further on the high-flying Lions emerging victorious in this year's Vodacom Super Rugby tournament.

 
Rugby

Lions schedule 'a concern' for coach Gatland

2017-04-25 13:28

British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland has admitted the upcoming schedule is a concern as they prepare to face NZ.

 
 
Super Rugby

Stormers: Just a ‘growth pains’ spell?

2017-04-25 07:02

Rob Houwing anticipates some fight from the Stormers, who he believes won’t notably unravel in what is left of their NZ tour. Here’s why …

 
Super Rugby

Clean bill of health for Kings

2017-04-24 18:26

The Kings returned home from their three-week tour of Australia with no new injuries following their historic victory over the Waratahs.

 
Super Rugby

How Lions can land home final

2017-04-24 14:25

If they can win all three tour matches against currently iffy Oz sides, the Lions should be handsomely poised to top the overall pile, writes Rob Houwing.

 
Super Rugby

Sharks' Esterhuizen hit with 6 week ban

2017-04-24 12:05

A SANZAAR judicial committee has found Sharks centre Andre Esterhuizen guilty of a dangerous tackle and banned him for six weeks.

 
Rugby

Exciting start to SuperSport Rugby Challenge

2017-04-24 10:19

South Africa’s newest provincial rugby competition, the SuperSport Rugby Challenge, started in spectacular fashion this weekend.

 
Super Rugby

5 talking points: Super Rugby Week 9

2017-04-24 07:56

Herman Mostert highlights FIVE talking points after Round 9 of the 2017 Super Rugby competition.

 
Super Rugby

Chiefs halfback banned three weeks for stamping

2017-04-24 07:06

Rookie Chiefs halfback Finlay Christie has been suspended for three weeks after pleading guilty to stamping on an opponent's head.

 
Super Rugby

Looks like Lions or bust for SA!

2017-04-23 15:14

Warren Whiteley’s Lions are pulling away from a stumbling SA pack in the tough bid to pip NZ front-runners to the 2017 Super Rugby spoils, writes Rob Houwing.

 
Super Rugby

Side Entry: Time for Etzebeth to ditch the sideshow

2017-04-23 06:18
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It was a depressingly familiar sight for anyone who has marvelled at the sheer physical specimen that is Eben Etzebeth, writes Simnikiwe Xabanisa.

 
Springboks

Rassie ends speculation, stays at Munster

2017-04-22 22:08

Munster hooker Niall Scannell has ended speculation and confirmed that director of rugby Rassie Erasmus will be staying at the province.

 
Top Stories

As it happened: Sharks v Rebels

2017-04-22 19:04

A recap of the scoring on the Vodacom Super Rugby clash between the Sharks and Rebels in Durban.

 
Super Rugby

Dixon in doubt for Stormers clash

2017-04-22 15:22

All Blacks flank Elliot Dixon is a doubt for the Highlanders clash with the Stormers on Friday as he is suffering from a knee infection.

 
Super Rugby

Gibson takes blame for Waratahs horror show

2017-04-22 15:31

Waratahs boss Daryl Gibson has taken the responsibility for his side's lowest ebb in recent memory.

 
Super Rugby

Stormers tour off to horror start

2017-04-22 11:18

The Stormers tour of New Zealand got off to the worst possible start when they were thumped by the Crusaders in Christchurch.

 
Super Rugby

As it happened: Highlanders v Sunwolves

2017-04-22 06:55

Recap the action in the Super Rugby clash between the Highlanders and Sunwolves at Rugby Park Stadium, Invercargill.

 
Rugby

Huw Jones: More Scots deserved Lions call

2017-04-21 21:00

Stormers centre Huw Jones believes that there should be more Scots in the British and Irish Lions touring squad.

 
Super Rugby

Davids heaps praise on improved Kings

2017-04-21 15:04

Kings coach Deon Davids says his side's shock 26-24 win over the Waratahs on Friday was the result of hard work.

 
Super Rugby

Kings stun Waratahs in Sydney

2017-04-21 13:42

The Kings have shocked the Waratahs for only their third ever overseas Vodacom Super Rugby victory.

 
Super Rugby

Nche, Cassiem return for Cheetahs

2017-04-27 12:58

Ox Nche and Uzair Cassiem have returned to the Cheetahs' starting line-up for their Super Rugby clash against the Crusaders.

 
Super Rugby

De Klerk back in Lions' starting line-up

2017-04-27 11:12

Scrumhalf Faf de Klerk will return to the Lions starting line-up for Saturday's Super Rugby clash against the Western Force in Perth.

 
Super Rugby

Waratahs back Phipps at scrumhalf

2017-04-27 09:41

Cape Town - Waratahs head coach Daryl Gibson has named his matchday squad to take on the Reds in their Australian derby in Brisbane.

 
Super Rugby

Chiefs ring the changes for Sunwolves

2017-04-27 08:25

Chiefs head coach Dave Rennie has rung the changes to his starting XV for their Super Rugby clash with the Sunwolves.

 
Super Rugby

Beast: We're going to rectify matters

2017-04-26 16:11

Tendai Mtawarira has echoed Sharks coach Robert du Preez's call for the senior players to step up ahead of the clash with the Jaguares.

 
Springboks

Wales confirm end-of-year Bok Test

2017-04-26 13:53

Wales have confirmed the dates and kick-off times for their end-of-year Tests, including a match against the Springboks.

 
Super Rugby

Tony Brown: SA teams better in 2nd tour game

2017-04-26 11:00

Highlanders coach Tony Brown is expecting a response from the Stormers when the teams meet in their Super Rugby clash in Dunedin.

 
Super Rugby

50 up for Etzebeth as Stormers ring changes

2017-04-26 07:13

Eben Etzebeth will play his 50th Super Rugby game for the Stormers when they face the Highlanders in Dunedin.

 
Rugby

Roux praises Junior Springbok character

2017-04-26 07:00

Junior Springbok coach Chean Roux was satisfied with his team’s victory in a high-paced warm-up match against the Varsity Cup Dream Team.

 
Super Rugby

We need to raise our tempo - Fleck

2017-04-25 16:19

Stormers head coach Robbie Fleck wants his team to lift their tempo and intensity when they face the Highlanders in Dunedin on Friday.

 
Super Rugby

Div: Pieter-Steph is too slow for a flank!

2017-04-25 13:27

Former Springbok coach Peter de Villiers says the Stormers should not play Springbok Pieter-Steph du Toit as a loose forward.

 
Super Rugby

Ngatai on the comeback trail

2017-04-25 12:23

Chiefs centre Charlie Ngatai played club rugby after he was sidelined for almost a year with concussion symptoms.

 
Super Rugby

ARU rebuffs Rebels, Brumbies merger

2017-04-25 10:19

The Australian Rugby Union has rejected the idea of forming a merger between the Rebels and Brumbies to compete in Super Rugby.

 
Rugby

Thorburn slams World Rugby for modern game 'monster'

2017-04-24 22:03

Former Wales captain Paul Thorburn has blasted leading rugby union officials for presiding over an excessively dangerous "monster" that is the modern game.

 
Super Rugby

Sharks name 25-man squad for Jaguares trip

2017-04-24 17:00

Sharks head coach Robert du Preez has named a 25-man touring squad that will depart for Argentina to face the Jaguares in Buenos Aires.

 
Super Rugby

Talk of Super Rugby axe affecting Cheetahs

2017-04-24 14:25

Cheetahs coach Franco Smith feels uncertainty regarding their Super Rugby status is negatively impacting his players.

 
Super Rugby

Cooper motivated by 'healthy rivalry' with Foley

2017-04-24 12:05

Quade Cooper will use his rivalry with Bernard Foley as added motivation when the Reds host the Waratahs in Brisbane on Saturday.

 
Springboks

Boks to call on Steyn, Du Plessis

2017-04-24 09:01

Utility back Frans Steyn and hooker Bismarck du Plessis are reportedly in Springbok coach Allister Coetzee’s plans for the France series.

 
Super Rugby

Mallett laments 'unwatchable’ rugby

2017-04-24 07:26

Nick Mallett was not impressed by the quality of rugby dished up by South Africa’s Super Rugby teams this past weekend.

 
Rugby

Clermont hold off Leinster fightback to reach final

2017-04-23 18:35

Camille Lopez kept his nerve with two crucial drop goals to help send Clermont into their third European Champions Cup final.

 
Super Rugby

Schickerling, Van Dyk join Stormers in NZ

2017-04-23 12:58

Lock JD Schickerling and loose forward Kobus van Dyk will join the Stormers in New Zealand as injury cover.

 
Super Rugby

Hype over Mapimpi catches on

2017-04-23 10:00

Looking at Southern Kings winger Makazole Mapimpi play, it’s easy to see the centre influence in his game, writes Simnikiwe Xabanisa.

 
Super Rugby

Bulls break Cheetahs' hearts at Loftus

2017-04-22 18:57

The Bulls have escaped with a narrow victory over the Cheetahs in their Vodacom Super Rugby clash at Loftus Versfeld.

 
Super Rugby

Robertson full of praise for Stormers slayers

2017-04-22 16:38

Crusaders boss Scott Robertson has hailed his players after they claimed a bonus-point win over the Stormers in Christchurch.

 
Super Rugby

As it happened: Bulls 20-14 Cheetahs

2017-04-22 16:42

LIVE scoring and interactive commentary on the South African Super Rugby derby between the Bulls and Cheetahs at Loftus Versfeld.

 
Super Rugby

Chiefs beat Force in Perth scrap

2017-04-22 14:41

The kicking boot of captain Aaron Cruden has helped the Chiefs win a tough Super Rugby encounter against the Force in Perth.

 
Super Rugby

Highlanders down Sunwolves with ease

2017-04-22 09:06

The Highlanders have proven too strong for the Sunwolves in a Super Rugby encounter played at Rugby Park Stadium, Invercargill

 
Super Rugby

Lions survive Jaguares scare

2017-04-21 20:53

The Lions have beaten the Jaguares in a tightly contested Super Rugby encounter at Ellis Park in Johannesburg

 
Springboks

Kolisi, Whiteley tipped for Bok captaincy

2017-04-21 19:00

Stormers centre Huw Jones believes that Siya Kolisi and Warren Whiteley have put their hands up for the Springbok captaincy.

 
Top Stories

As it happened: Lions v Jaguares

2017-04-21 18:30

Recap all the action in the Super Rugby clash between the Lions and Jaguares at Ellis Park.

 
Super Rugby

Losing Pollard big blows for Bulls, Boks

2017-04-21 13:42

Losing flyhalf Handre Pollard is a massive blow for the Bulls and the national team, coach Nollis Marais says.

 
 

 
 
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