Boks to 'wing it' out wide?

2017-05-23 21:57

The Springboks have little to no experience on the wings for their three-match Test series against France in June.

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Sevens

Blitzboks proud to deliver Sevens Series trophy to SA

2017-05-23 21:57

The Blitzboks returned to a heroes welcome in Cape Town, proud to deliver the Sevens World Series trophy to South Africa.

 
Rugby

Goode joins Barbarians squad to face England

2017-05-23 19:09

Saracens flyhalf Alex Goode has joined the Barbarians to face England this weekend at Twickenham.

 
Springboks

Kings proud of SA 'A' quartet

2017-05-23 16:50

The Southern Kings have congratulated four of their players who cracked the nod for the South Africa ‘A’ side.

 
Springboks

Lions 'rewarded' with 9 Bok inclusions

2017-05-23 14:53

The Lions have been "rewarded" for their stellar play in this year's Super Rugby with 9 players in the Springbok squad.

 
Springboks

Concussion sidelines Lambie from France series

2017-05-23 14:48

Pat Lambie was one of the notable omissions from Allister Coetzee's 31-man Springbok squad that will take on France in three Tests in June.

 
Springboks

Whiteley Bok skipper No 58, but who were the first 57?

2017-05-23 13:29

Lions No 8 Warren Whiteley has been confirmed as the 58th Springbok skipper for the upcoming three-Test series against France.

 
Springboks

Ex-Bok wing impressed by Lions duo

2017-05-23 11:35

Former Bok wing Stefan Terblanche believes there are enough talented outside backs for national coach Allister Coetzee to draw from.

 
Super Rugby

McMahon mulls Rebels future

2017-05-23 10:21

Wallabies and Melbourne Rebels backrow Sean McMahon is set to make a decision on his future within the next few weeks.

 
Super Rugby

Injury worries for Bulls ahead of 'Canes

2017-05-23 09:55

The Bulls have a number of fresh injury concerns ahead of their clash against the Hurricanes at Loftus.

 
Super Rugby

Cheetahs captain in doubt for Sunwolves clash

2017-05-23 07:17

Cheetahs captain Francois Venter could miss their Super Rugby clash against the Sunwolves in Tokyo due to a hamstring injury.

 
Rugby

Junior Boks get back to business

2017-05-22 21:54

The Junior Boks returned to the training field in Stellenbosch as they began to fine-tune their preparations for the World Rugby U20 Championship in Georgia.

 
Sevens

Ngcobo, Human return to France for another sevens mission

2017-05-22 17:51

Springbok Sevens players Sandile Ngcobo and Dewald Human will return to France this week to join up with the SA Rugby Sevens Academy squad.

 
Rugby

Gray, Hidalgo-Clyne out of Scotland tour

2017-05-22 15:30

Richie Gray and Sam Hidalgo-Clyne have been ruled out of Scotland's close-season tour through injury.

 
Super Rugby

Bulls: More bloodshed around corner?

2017-05-22 13:04

Misery for Bulls enthusiasts is at high risk of only dragging on as they weigh up expansive next foes the Hurricanes at Loftus, writes Rob Houwing.

 
Super Rugby

'Aquatas' retains Sport24 SuperBru lead

2017-05-22 13:21

"Aquatas", better known as Albert Channon, has retained the lead in the Sport24 SuperBru Super Rugby challenge after Week 13 of this year's competition.

 
Sevens

WATCH: Blitzboks have some fun with SA arrival

2017-05-22 11:30

The Blitzboks have prepared, in quite comical fashion, for their arrival back to South Africa as Sevens World Series champions.

 
Rugby

Solomona doubtful for Argentina tour

2017-05-22 10:51

Denny Solomona is doubtful for England's two-test tour of Argentina in June after sustaining a foot injury, head coach Eddie Jones has said.

 
Super Rugby

Mallett offers Etzebeth ‘anger’ advice

2017-05-22 08:35

Former Springbok coach Nick Mallett has offered Eben Etzebeth some advice after the Stormers lock was yellow-carded against the Blues.

 
Rugby

Billy Vunipola out of Lions tour of NZ

2017-05-22 07:27

Billy Vunipola dealt the Lions a huge blow after it was announced that the powerhouse England backrow was pulling out of the upcoming tour of NZ.

 
Sevens

Blitzboks triumph in Plate final in London

2017-05-21 18:29

The Blitzboks have won the Plate final at the London Sevens, beating Australia at Twickenham.

 
Sevens

Norton ends Blitzboks' London dream

2017-05-21 13:17

England have defeated the Blitzboks in the quarter-finals of the London Sevens, winning a pulsating encounter at Twickenham.

 
Sevens

Side Entry: Sevens’ success tells us something we don’t want to hear

2017-05-21 06:09
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What with their results suggesting they are not your typical SA side, it was comforting to learn the Blitzboks still do some things the old way.

 
Super Rugby

Kings fail to make it four in a row

2017-05-20 21:22

The Kings have failed to win their fourth Super Rugby match on the trot, going down to the Brumbies at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth.

 
Super Rugby

Mvovo stars as Sharks down Sunwolves

2017-05-20 16:00

A hat-trick by fullback Lwazi Mvovo has helped the Sharks see off the Sunwolves in a Super Rugby encounter in Singapore

 
Super Rugby

Cheetahs huff and puff ... and get thumped

2017-05-20 11:21

The Cheetahs put in a honest 80 minute performance, but were ultimately outclassed by the Hurricanes in their Super Rugby clash in Wellington.

 
Super Rugby

Treeby citing highlights questionable officiating

2017-05-20 12:30

Stormers centre Shaun Treeby has been cited for alleged foul play during the Super Rugby match against the Blues at Newlands.

 
Super Rugby

Gutsy Stormers overpower Blues at Newlands

2017-05-19 20:58

A gutsy second half display from the Stormers saw them beat the Blues in a brutal Super Rugby clash at Newlands.

 
Super Rugby

Ex-Ireland hooker to coach at Bulls?

2017-05-19 14:00

The Bulls are reportedly in talks with former Ireland hooker Bernard Jackman regarding a possible coaching role at the Pretoria franchise.

 
Sevens

Specman: Last chance to show what Blitzboks stand for

2017-05-19 13:01

The London Sevens tournament will provide the Blitzboks with a final opportunity to showcase their skills, says Rosko Specman.

 
Rugby

Neil de Kock chats to Sport24

2017-05-19 10:11

In an exclusive interview, retiring Saracens scrumhalf NEIL DE KOCK talks about the current state of Springbok rugby...

 
Super Rugby

Jantjies v Jantjies at Ellis Park

2017-05-19 09:30

Saturday's Super Rugby clash between the Lions and Bulls at Ellis Park could See Elton Jantjies squaring off against his brother, Tony.

 
Super Rugby

Neighbourly love? None from Lions!

2017-05-19 07:18

Can they live with the Lions? No, says Rob Houwing emphatically of the ailing Bulls as they weigh up their short hop to Johannesburg for a Super Rugby derby.

 
Rugby

Hughes, Tonks get Scotland tour calls

2017-05-19 12:28

Rory Hughes and Greig Tonks have been added to Scotland's tour squad after Saracens wing Sean Maitland withdrew because of injury.

 
Springboks

Whiteley excited about Springbok captaincy

2017-05-23 19:50

New Bok skipper Warren Whiteley is understandably excited about the very big responsibility that comes with his important role in South African rugby.

 
Super Rugby

NZ Super Rugby form impresses Gatland

2017-05-23 19:30

British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland has been impressed by the strong form of New Zealand's sides in Super Rugby this season.

 
Springboks

New Bok skipper: Teich-type unifier

2017-05-23 16:16

Rob Houwing lauds the appointment of Warren Whiteley as Springbok captain, a role that may simultaneously see his own Test playing standards soar.

 
Rugby

Pierre Spies shown the door at Montpellier

2017-05-23 15:04

Springbok No 8 Pierre Spies has been released early from his contract by French club Montpellier.

 
Springboks

Number of Boks named in SA 'A' squad

2017-05-23 13:13

Springboks Trevor Nyakane, Ruan Combrinck, Juan de Jongh and Lionel Mapoe will lead the charge for the SA 'A' side against the French Barbarians.

 
Springboks

Coetzee names Bok squad for France series

2017-05-23 13:10

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee has named a 31-man squad for a three-Test series against France in June.

 
Rugby

Frans Steyn named in BaaBaas squad

2017-05-23 10:26

Frans Steyn has been included in a star-studded Barbarians line-up for matches against England and Ulster.

 
Super Rugby

Cruden eager to retain kicking duties

2017-05-23 10:22

Chiefs flyhalf Aaron Cruden hopes to retain the kicking duties for Friday's clash with the Blues in Auckland.

 
Rugby

SA-born Roux added to Ireland squad

2017-05-23 09:56

SA-born Quinn Roux has been added to the Ireland squad that will travel to the USA and Japan for their June internationals.

 
Rugby

Foster deal boosts chance of All Blacks top job

2017-05-23 07:11

All Blacks assistant coach Ian Foster re-signed with NZ Rugby, boosting his chances of being the next head coach of the world champion All Blacks.

 
Super Rugby

Good news on injury front for Kings

2017-05-22 21:52

The Southern Kings did not sustain any serious injuries during their Super Rugby encounter with the Brumbies at the weekend.

 
Springboks

Boks: Make Skosan first back-three pick!

2017-05-22 15:55

Rob Houwing says Courtnall Skosan has been consistently the best South African back-three factor in Super Rugby 2017 and warrants higher honours.

 
Super Rugby

Cronje explains key decision to turn down points

2017-05-22 14:05

Kings captain Lionel Cronje has explained his decision to turn down a certain three points while leading the Brumbies 10-5 on Saturday.

 
Super Rugby

Franco out if Cheetahs lose Super Rugby status

2017-05-22 13:04

Franco Smith will not continue to coach the Cheetahs if they are axed from the Super Rugby competition.

 
Rugby

RPA slams plan to extend English season

2017-05-22 14:05

England's Rugby Players' Association has hit out at what it said was a "detrimental" plan to extend the top-flight Premiership season by a month.

 
Super Rugby

CEO’s son to become next Bulls head coach?

2017-05-22 10:51

Springbok assistant coach Johann van Graan is reportedly the favourite to become head coach of the Bulls.

 
Super Rugby

Bulls inform Marais of future plans

2017-05-22 09:38

Bulls coach Nollis Marais says he knows what his future holds at the franchise after a disappointing Super Rugby campaign.

 
Sevens

2 Blitzboks crack nod for 2016/17 Dream Team

2017-05-22 08:35

Two South Africans have cracked the nod for the 2016-17 World Rugby Sevens Series Dream Team.

 
Super Rugby

5 talking points: Super Rugby Week 13

2017-05-22 07:59

Herman Mostert highlights FIVE talking points after Round 13 of the 2017 Super Rugby competition.

 
Sevens

Blitzboks cruise into Plate final in London

2017-05-21 15:48

The Blitzboks have beaten Argentina in the Plate semi-final of the London Sevens and will now contest the Plate final at the event.

 
Super Rugby

Waratahs tame Rebels in Sydney

2017-05-21 10:45

The Waratahs have beaten the Rebels in an all Australian Super Rugby derby, running out easy winners in Sydney.

 
Springboks

Former Bok suggests a Ruan Pienaar comeback

2017-05-21 09:00
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Former Springbok scrumhalf Werner Swanepoel says local halfback talent is in short supply, but strength is vital for France series.

 
Super Rugby

Lions gore bumbling Bulls

2017-05-20 19:07

The Lions have outclassed a hapless Bulls side, running out easy winners in a one-side South African Super Rugby derby.

 
Sevens

Blitzboks pip Wales in thriller

2017-05-20 15:52

The Blitzboks continued their winning ways at the London Sevens, defeating Wales in a pulsating Pool A encounter.

 
Top Stories

As it happened: Sunwolves v Sharks

2017-05-20 16:00

Recap the scoring from the Super Rugby clash between the Sunwolves and Sharks in Singapore.

 
Rugby

Saracens' success built on Venter's philosophy

2017-05-20 10:03

Saracens success at European and domestic level is built on a culture and philosophy instilled in the club by their former SA director of rugby, Brendan Venter.

 
Rugby

Ex-Bok to make return to rugby after heart scare

2017-05-19 17:25

Former Springbok wing Cornal Hendricks has announced that he will make his return to rugby after overcoming a heart ailment.

 
Rugby

Aplon to join White in Japan - report

2017-05-19 14:00

Former Springbok utility back Gio Aplon has been linked with a move to Japanese club Toyota Verblitz.

 
Springboks

De Kock: Hougaard at No 9 for Boks!

2017-05-19 11:40

Former scrumhalf Neil de Kock would like to see Francois Hougaard start at No 9 for the Springboks this year.

 
Sevens

Top award for Cape Town Sevens

2017-05-19 10:36

The Cape Town Sevens was named as Best Live Sports Experience in South Africa at the Discovery Sport Industry Awards.

 
Rugby

Hartley could have Lions redemption

2017-05-19 09:31

Dylan Hartley could have a second bite at the British and Irish Lions cherry four years after squandering his last opportunity.

 
Top Stories

As it happened: Chiefs v Crusaders

2017-05-19 09:09

A recap of the scoring from the top of the table New Zealand Conference clash between the Chiefs and Crusaders in Suva, Fiji.

 
Super Rugby

Brumbies name team for Kings clash

2017-05-19 07:47

Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham has named his team for their Super Rugby clash against the Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth.

 
Super Rugby

Super Rugby: Weekend teams

2017-05-21 20:30

Dates, venues, kick-offs time and line-ups for Round 14 of the 2017 Vodacom Super Rugby tournament.

 
Super Rugby

Steenkamp wants Bulls to believe

2017-05-23 18:02

Bulls flank Ruan Steenkamp believes his team-mates aren’t facing an impossible task when they meet the Hurricanes at Loftus Versfeld.

 
Sevens

WATCH: Blitzboks greeted to hero's welcome

2017-05-23 14:48

The Blitzboks were greeted by a small but passionate crowd upon their return as World Rugby Sevens Series champions.

 
Springboks

Coetzee: Why Whiteley is my captain

2017-05-23 14:47

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee has explained his decision to appoint Warren Whiteley as his captain for the France series.

 
Springboks

Whiteley named new Springbok skipper

2017-05-23 13:13

Lions No 8 Warren Whiteley has been named as the new Springbok skipper for the upcoming three-Test series in June.

 
Super Rugby

Bookies now believers in Lions' title chances

2017-05-23 11:35

It remains a five-team race for the 2017 Super Rugby title if bookmakers are to be believed...

 
Rugby

Haskell 'devastated' for Vunipola

2017-05-23 11:35

New Lions call-up James Haskell admitted that he is "devastated" for injured England team-mate Billy Vunipola.

 
Super Rugby

Lienert-Brown relishing Sonny Bill showdown

2017-05-23 10:22

Chiefs centre Anton Lienert-Brown is relishing the prospect of going head-to-head with Sonny Bill Williams in Auckland on Friday.

 
Rugby

Warburton fighting fit for All Blacks challenge

2017-05-23 07:28

Sam Warburton boosted the British and Irish Lions, declaring himself fit and ready to captain them on June's daunting tour of New Zealand.

 
Springboks

5 Bok squad posers for under-pressure Coetzee

2017-05-23 07:00

Under-pressure SA coach Allister Coetzee will name his first squad of the year on Tuesday at 13:00 for the three-Test home series against France in June.

 
Super Rugby

Ackermann backs Jantjies for Bok role

2017-05-22 20:49

Lions boss Johan Ackermann believes Elton Jantjies is the right man to wear the Springbok number 10 jersey against France next month.

 
Springboks

CONFIRMED: Boks to face All Blacks in Cape Town

2017-05-22 14:02

The Springboks will host New Zealand in Cape Town in this year's Rugby Championship, SA Rugby has confirmed.

 
Super Rugby

Sharks sign Kings' Schreuder

2017-05-22 13:11

The Sharks have announced the signings of Cameron Wright, Louis Schreuder and Tyler Paul, all of whom join on two-year contracts.

 
Rugby

Smith won't turn back on Wallabies

2017-05-22 14:34

Wallabies great George Smith says he would 'never refuse' a Test recall if coach Michael Cheika were to pick him for the upcoming home series.

 
Super Rugby

Davids: Bok call-ups show Kings on right track

2017-05-22 12:04

The Kings will have four players rewarded for their efforts this week when they take part in Allister Coetzee's Johannesburg-based Springbok training camp.

 
Super Rugby

Blues wing free to play after Newlands red

2017-05-22 10:51

Blues wing Matt Duffie is free to play despite being sent off in his side’s 30-22 defeat to the Stormers at Newlands.

 
Sevens

NZ Sevens leg moved from Wellington

2017-05-22 10:23

The troubled NZ round of the World Rugby sevens circuit will be moved from its traditional home in Wellington.

 
Super Rugby

Fleck: No issues with Etzebeth discipline

2017-05-22 07:04

Stormers coach Robbie Fleck says it was 'tough' for Eben Etzebeth to have avoided a yellow card in Saturday's win over the Blues.

 
Sevens

Blitzboks officially crowned World Rugby Sevens Series champions

2017-05-21 19:43

The Springbok Sevens team was crowned World Rugby Sevens Series champions at the conclusion of this year's series in London.

 
Super Rugby

Stormers' Treeby handed 3-week ban

2017-05-21 20:30

Stormers centre Shaun Treeby has received a three-week suspension for a dangerous tackle in the Super Rugby match against the Blues at Newlands.

 
Super Rugby

'Canes leave Coles at home for Bulls clash

2017-05-21 09:12

The Hurricanes have named a 26-man squad for a two-match tour that will take in matches against the Bulls in Pretoria and the Force in Perth.

 
Super Rugby

Fleck happy with Stormers fight back

2017-05-20 22:45

Stormers Head Coach Robbie Fleck was impressed with the mental strength his team showed to fight back and beat the Blues at Newlands on Friday night.

 
Sevens

Blitzboks stunned in London

2017-05-20 18:56

The United States have stunned the Blitzboks at the London Sevens, running out to an emphatic victory in a Pool A encounter.

 
 
Sevens

Blitzboks off to winning start in London

2017-05-20 12:55

The South African Sevens side got their World Rugby London Sevens campaign off to a winning start, beating Kenya in their opening Pool A match.

 
Super Rugby

Referee Van Heerden steals the show at Newlands

2017-05-20 09:37

Referee Jaco van Heerden was in the spotlight after a number of questionable decisions in the Stormers' win over the Blues at Newlands.

 
Super Rugby

Rebels refuse to be cut from Super Rugby

2017-05-19 15:38

The Melbourne Rebels have played another card in their efforts to preserve their Super Rugby status for 2018.

 
Super Rugby

S18: Hopes of SA-staged final dip

2017-05-19 13:00

It looks increasingly as if the Lions may be fighting to earn second-best seeding in the Super Rugby knockout phase again this year, says Rob Houwing.

 
Super Rugby

Crusaders beat Chiefs in brutal Fiji clash

2017-05-19 11:24

The Crusaders kept their unbeaten streak alive with a brutal, but thrilling, victory over the Chiefs in Suva, Fiji.

 
Super Rugby

10-year anniversary of Bulls' maiden Super-triumph

2017-05-19 09:28

May 19, 2017 marks exactly 10 years since the Bulls won their first Super Rugby title when they stunned the Sharks in Durban.

 
Super Rugby

Major changes for Rebels ahead of 'Tahs

2017-05-19 09:16

The Melbourne Rebels have made nine changes for Sunday's game against the Waratahs at Allianz Stadium in Sydney.

 
Super Rugby

WRAP: Super Rugby - Round 13

2017-05-21 10:30

A comprehensive wrap of all the collated matches, scores and match reports from Week 13 of the 2017 Super Rugby season.

 
 

 
 
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