Etzebeth set for extended run as Bok skipper?

2017-06-27 16:51

Lock Eben Etzbeteh could be set for an extended run as Springbok captain in the absence of Warren Whiteley.


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Boks forced into big loosie rethink

2017-06-27 14:00

Warren Whiteley looking an unlikely starter to the Rugby Championship threatens Bok synergy at loose forward, writes Rob Houwing.


SuperSport Challenge QFs confirmed

2017-06-27 12:04

Cape Town, Johannesburg and Kimberley will host the quarter-finals of the SuperSport Rugby Challenge this weekend.

Super Rugby

Whiteley's Super Rugby season over

2017-06-27 11:08

Springbok and Lions captain Warren Whiteley will be sidelined for between six and eight weeks after sustaining a pelvic injury.

Top Stories

As it happened: Hurricanes v British & Irish Lions

2017-06-27 09:12

Live scoring and commentary from the clash between the Hurricanes and the Britihs and Irish Lions in Wellington.

Super Rugby

Blitzbok stars join Cheetahs

2017-06-27 08:27

Springbok Sevens stars Cecil Afrika, Chris Dry and Rosko Specman have joined the Cheetahs until the end of the season.

Super Rugby

Fleck has a Kitshoff dilemma

2017-06-26 22:09

Steven Kitshoff was back training with the Stormers although this has left coach Robbie Fleck with a dilemma.

Super Rugby

Lions set for life without Whiteley

2017-06-26 18:29

The Lions will be looking for a new captain for their match against the Sunwolves with Warren Whiteley set to be sidelined for around three weeks.

Super Rugby

Replenished Kings gear up for Argentina trip

2017-06-26 15:18

The Southern Kings are gearing up for their trip to Buenos Aires in Argentina where they will take on the Jaguares.


THIS Bok team should start Champs

2017-06-26 14:02

Rob Houwing, on evidence from the France series, picks from long range his ideal Bok side for the Rugby Championship opener in mid-August …

Super Rugby

Sharks blow as Botha suspended

2017-06-26 11:57

Sharks lock Ruan Botha has been suspended for three matches following his red card in the match between South Africa ‘A’ and the French Barbarians.

Super Rugby

Force re-sign hooker Rangi

2017-06-26 12:42

The Force have added some firepower to their forward pack next season with the re-signing of hooker Anaru Rangi.


Rugby Championship will be Boks' real test

2017-06-26 13:40

The Springboks are back to winning ways, but this year's Rugby Championship is the real test, writes Lloyd Burnard.

British Lions

Hansen blasts Gatland as 'a bit desperate'

2017-06-26 07:58

NZ coach Steve Hansen lit the fuse on simmering tension with rival Warren Gatland, labelling the Lions mentor "a bit desperate".

Super Rugby

Wallabies players not fit for test rugby - Moore

2017-06-25 19:55

Australia's Super Rugby teams have failed to produce players fit enough for test rugby, leaving the Wallabies scrambling to prepare for the Rugby Championship.


'Best day of my life' - Etzebeth

2017-06-25 17:39

Stand-in Springboks captain Eben Etzebeth admitted that leading his country against France in Johannesburg was "the best day of my life".

British Lions

'Down and dirty' All Blacks have tip for Lions

2017-06-25 12:14

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has fired up the verbal war with the British and Irish Lions again as the tension builds towards the second Test in Wellington.

British Lions

Lions view 'Canes clash as Test tryout

2017-06-25 09:50

Disappointed British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland has turned Tuesday's clash with the Hurricanes into a trial for the second Test.


Brendan Venter to stay with Boks

2017-06-25 09:05

It didn’t take long for Coetzee to be asked the million dollar question after his team completed their clean sweep of France in Johannesburg.

Super Rugby

English clubs poach local rugby players

2017-06-25 06:04

First, French rugby clubs were plundering South Africa’s leading rugby talent, now there is a growing list of players being picked up by rich English club sides.


Moyano the villain and hero as Pumas triumph

2017-06-25 05:58

Ramiro Moyano was the villain and the hero as Argentina won for only the second time in 11 Tests by defeating Georgia in San Salvador de Jujuy.


Coetzee compliments players on series win

2017-06-24 20:44

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee has praised the effort of his squad and management after his side clinched their series against France, 3-0.

British Lions

Praise for All Blacks 'masterclass', concern for Lions

2017-06-24 15:53

The All Blacks earned high praise for their "masterclass" after they left the British & Irish Lions teetering on the brink of yet another series defeat in New Zealand.

British Lions

Gatland: Lions spots up for grabs after flop

2017-06-24 14:38

British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland says his forwards under-performed in their 30-15 to the All Blacks on Saturday.

British Lions

All Blacks draw first blood, cruise past Lions

2017-06-24 11:28

The All Blacks have won the first Test of their three-match series against the British and Irish Lions.

Top Stories

As it happened: All Blacks 30-15 British & Irish Lions

2017-06-24 09:25

How the action in first Test between the All Blacks and the British and Irish Lions in Auckland unfolded.


All Black Dane Coles to miss Lions series

2017-06-24 12:35

All Blacks hooker Dane Coles will miss the entire series against the British and Irish Lions as he continues to fight a concussion.

Super Rugby

Lealiifano makes emotional return for Brumbies

2017-06-23 16:55

Brumbies utility back Christian Lealiifano made an emotional return to action for his side in an exhibition match in Singapore on Thursday.


Basson, Du Plessis boost for WP

2017-06-23 15:25

Western Province have been boosted their backline for their SuperSport Rugby Challenge encounter with Eagles in Oudtshoorn.


Sports minister hands out Bok jerseys

2017-06-23 13:08

Sports minister Thulas Nxesi had the honour of presenting the Springboks with their match-day jerseys ahead of Saturday's clash against France.

British Lions

O'Driscoll hands out British Lions jerseys

2017-06-23 13:03

Brian O'Driscoll has presented the British & Irish Lions players with their first Test jerseys in Auckland.


For now... Habana not closing curtain on Bok career

2017-06-23 12:17

If called upon, Bryan Habana feels he could still make a valuable contribution to the Springbok cause.


Evans-sent! Wales scrape narrow win over Samoa

2017-06-23 11:03

Wales made it two wins out of two in their June internationals as they came from behind to defeat Samoa at Apia Park.


Bookies have Boks to win by 13

2017-06-23 08:59

The Springboks should have no trouble securing a 3-0 series win over France on Saturday if local bookmakers are to be believed.

British Lions

Gatland defends lock after yellow card

2017-06-27 14:46

Lions coach Warren Gatland defended lock Iain Henderson by saying the yellow card he received against the Hurricanes was harsh.

Herman Mostert

Where Toetie got it right...

2017-06-27 12:18

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee deserves praise for the turnaround in fortunes of the national team, Herman Mostert believes.

Super Rugby

Lambie out for rest of season - reports

2017-06-27 10:47

Sharks flyhalf Pat Lambie has been ruled out of action for the rest of the Super Rugby season.

Super Rugby

Taliauli pens new Brumbies deal

2017-06-27 09:44

Brumbies wing Lausii Taliauli has extended his stay with Canberra-based outfit after signing a new two-year deal with the franchise.

Super Rugby

Aussie ref for Sharks v Bulls derby

2017-06-27 07:01

Australia’s Angus Gardner will referee the South African Super Rugby derby between the Sharks and Bulls in Durban.

Super Rugby

Injuries rock Bulls at Loftus

2017-06-26 22:00

The Bulls returned to Loftus Versfeld with more injury headaches than they would like, and a mini-crisis at wing ahead of their Super Rugby clash against the Sharks.


SA NOT favourites to host RWC 2023

2017-06-26 16:51

As much as South Africans would love to play host to another Rugby World Cup tournament, it won't happen in 2023, if bookmakers are to be believed...


Boks v All Blacks tickets on sale September 11

2017-06-26 15:55

Tickets for the Springboks v All Blacks Rugby Championship Test at Newlands will go on sale on Monday, September 11.


Buoyant Boks up to 5th in rankings

2017-06-26 13:32

The Springboks have moved up a spot to fifth in the official World Rugby rankings after completing a 3-0 series whitewash of France.


Boks receive massive endorsement

2017-06-26 11:21

It is just over two weeks since the Springboks opened the season, yet it feels much longer than that such has been the dramatic swing in form.


Cheika believes Wallabies can beat All Blacks

2017-06-26 11:34

Australia need to believe they can beat New Zealand and Wallabies head coach Michael Cheika says that starts with him.


Siya Kolisi to launch ‘alternative’ underwear range

2017-06-26 08:51

Former WP player Tim Whitehead and Stormers captain and Springbok star, Siya Kolisi, will launch their own 'ballsy' underwear line in July.

British Lions

All Black Ioane's family takes in marooned Lions fan

2017-06-26 07:49

A stranded British & Irish Lions supporter has told how a stranger's act of kindness resulted in him bunking down at the home of All Blacks sensation Rieko Ioane.


Quarter-finalists confirmed for SS Rugby Challenge

2017-06-25 19:55

The quarter-finalists for the SuperSport Rugby Challenge have now been confirmed following the conclusion of the last round over the weekend.

British Lions

Lions 'second best by a distance' - Woodward

2017-06-25 16:06

The British and Irish Lions were "second best by quite a distance" in losing the first Test against New Zealand, according to former coach Clive Woodward.


WRAP: June internationals

2017-06-25 05:30

A comprehensive wrap of all of the weekend's June Internationals from around the rugby globe.


Italy close to being competitive force - O'Shea

2017-06-25 09:02

Italy coach Conor O'Shea says he's gutted to come so close to upsetting Australia but proud of the strides the Azzurri have made to become a competitive rugby force.

British Lions

Savea among 3 All Blacks released to face Lions

2017-06-25 06:23

The Hurricanes will have try-scoring potency when they play the British and Irish Lions next week with three members of the All Blacks squad released for the game.


Boks sweep third Test

2017-06-25 06:04

Despite being short on clinical execution, the Springboks played well in their third and final Test against the French at Ellis Park.


Bok ratings: Eben’s rising maturity

2017-06-24 21:28

SA increasingly warmed to their task to once again see off a blunt France with plenty to spare ... and a new skipper looking the part, writes Rob Houwing.


Springboks win at Ellis Park, whitewash France

2017-06-24 19:01

The Springboks completed a whitewash of France in their three-Test series with an at-times scrappy victory over their visitors at Ellis Park in Johannesburg.


Bok skipper Whiteley out of France Test

2017-06-24 15:33

Springbok captain Warren Whiteley has been withdrawn from the team to France on Saturday because of a groin injury.


Moore bemoans Wallaby fitness levels

2017-06-24 13:12

Wallabies captain Stephen Moore has criticised his team's fitness levels after they claimed a hard-fought 40-27 win over Italy in Brisbane.


Ireland beat Japan to complete whitewash

2017-06-24 09:58

Ireland have overpowered Japan 35-13 to finish with a perfect record in their three-game summer tour.


Ackermann praises victorious SA 'A'

2017-06-24 09:02

South Africa A-side coach, Johan Ackermann, has praised the effort of his squad after their 48-28 win over the French Barbarians.


Gelant, Cloete inspire SA 'A' to Soweto win

2017-06-24 08:30

South Africa 'A' cruised to a 48-28 win over the French Barbarians at Orlando Stadium on Friday despite a Ruan Botha red card.

Top Stories

As it happened: SA 'A' v French Barbarians

2017-06-23 19:45

LIVE scoring from the match between SA 'A and the French Barbarians at Orlando Stadium.


Bok midfield pairing has Coetzee excited

2017-06-23 14:12

The partnership between Jesse Kriel and Jan Serfontein in midfield looks set to be a big part of the Springbok side in 2017.

British Lions

Gatland questions All Black selections

2017-06-23 14:32

British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland has questioned the All Blacks' team selection for the first Test at Eden Park on Saturday.

British Lions

All Blacks 'expect to win', says confident Read

2017-06-23 14:27

All Blacks captain Kieran Read left no room for argument about the first Test against the British and Irish Lions - New Zealand expect to win.


Confirmed: Boks v All Blacks at Newlands

2017-06-23 11:14

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


Newlands declared 'safe' to host All Blacks

2017-06-23 08:59

Newlands has passed a safety regulation which means the stadium will likely host the Springboks v All Blacks Test later this year.

Super Rugby

Sharks lose Botha but gain Esterhuizen

2017-06-27 14:00

The Sharks are without the services of suspended Ruan Botha but will welcome back Andre Esterhuizen, who has serves his suspension.

British Lions

Lions blow lead to draw with 'Canes

2017-06-27 11:31

The British and Irish Lions have blown a healthy lead to draw 31-31 with the Hurricanes in Wellington.

Super Rugby

Pollard still sidelined for Bulls

2017-06-27 09:44

The Bulls are still without flyhalf Handre Pollard as they prepare for their Super Rugby clash against the Sharks this weekend.

British Lions

NZ Herald 'clowns around' with Lions

2017-06-27 08:41

The New Zealand Herald has, once again, opted to depict an opposition coach to the All Blacks as a clown.

British Lions

All Black Kaino denies intent to hurt Murray

2017-06-27 07:32

All Black Jerome Kaino has rejected allegations he maliciously targeted British and Irish Lions scrumhalf Conor Murray.

Super Rugby

Rebels blow as Naivalu ruled out for six weeks

2017-06-26 19:00

Wallabies and Rebels wing Sefa Naivalu has been ruled out for at least six weeks with an ankle injury sustained in the 40-27 win over Italy.


Rassie's mandate: Get Boks on same level as NZ

2017-06-26 16:02

Rassie Erasmus’ main task in his new SA Rugby role will be to get the Springboks back on the same level as the All Blacks.

British Lions

Lions would've won if it was football - Mehrtens

2017-06-26 14:42

The British & Irish Lions would be heading for the second Test 1-0 up in the series with New Zealand if they had been playing football, according to Andrew Mehrtens.


'Proud' Venter praises Springboks

2017-06-26 13:00

Defence and exit coach Brendan Venter has praised the Springboks for their performance in their 3-0 series win over France.


Jaco Kriel linked with move to England

2017-06-26 10:00

Springbok flank Jaco Kriel is reportedly high on the wish-list of an English Premiership club.

British Lions

Captain Read an inspiration - Barrett

2017-06-26 08:30

All Blacks pivot Beauden Barrett admitted to drawing inspiration from the performance of his captain, Kieran Read, against the Lions on Saturday.


5 talking points: Boks v France, 3rd Test

2017-06-26 08:02

Herman Mostert highlights FIVE talking points following the Springboks’ 35-12 win over France in third Test at Ellis Park.


Mallett hails 'incredible' Springboks turnaround

2017-06-25 19:55

Former South Africa forward and coach Nick Mallett hailed the Springboks for completing a 3-0 Test series whitewash over France.


Novès backed by Laporte

2017-06-25 19:11

Guy Novès has been given the backing of the French rugby president Bernard Laporte despite going down 3-0 to South Africa in their series.


Cheika believes Wallabies can tame All Blacks

2017-06-25 14:04

Coach Michael Cheika has raised eyebrows by claiming the Wallabies can upset the All Blacks in the Bledisloe Cup series following their shaky win over Italy.

British Lions

WATCH : SBW gifts All Blacks kit to young Lions fan

2017-06-25 11:10

All Blacks centre Sonny Bill Williams has made another heart-warming gesture, this time presenting his All Blacks shorts and socks to a young Lions fan.


France whitewash 'sets record straight' - Coetzee

2017-06-25 07:53

South Africa coach Allister Coetzee heralded the beginning of a new era after his side swept all three matches of France's tour to the country.

Super Rugby

How leadership got the best out of Kolisi

2017-06-25 10:00

Stormers coach Robbie Fleck knows the exact day when the idea to make Siya Kolisi his captain for this year’s Super Rugby tournament firmed up in his head.


USA, Canada draw in RCW qualifying opener

2017-06-25 05:55

Mike Te'o and Nick Civetta each scored two tries for the United States as the Eagles played host Canada to a draw in a 2019 Rugby World Cup qualifier.


Whiteley to learn groin fate on Monday

2017-06-25 06:00

Springbok skipper Warren Whiteley will know on Monday for how long he'll be sidelined after pulling out of the win over France at the 11th-hour.


Deans to coach Barbarians against All Blacks

2017-06-24 21:52

Robbie Deans will coach the Barbarians against his native New Zealand when the teams meet at Twickenham later this year.


Townsend laments poor defence in Fiji loss

2017-06-24 14:54

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend identified his side's defence as an area which let them down in Saturday's loss to Fiji in Suva.

British Lions

Read praises 'outstanding' Lions

2017-06-24 13:09

New Zealand captain Kieran Read has praised the British and Irish Lions' showing after the All Blacks went 1-0 up in the series.


Wallabies score late tries to see off Italy

2017-06-24 09:44

Australia scored two late tries as they survived a fightback from Italy to win 40-27 on Saturday and avoid a second straight defeat.


Fiji down Scotland to crash Ford's party

2017-06-24 08:46

A rare try from record-breaking hooker Ross Ford was not enough for Scotland to overhaul Fiji in a thrilling one-off Test in Suva Saturday.


From jeers to cheers, Springboks rise again

2017-06-23 18:00

Changes in the Springbok environment have brought about a remarkable turnaround in the team's fortunes.


Coetzee: Tighthead depth makes us healthy

2017-06-23 16:00

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee believes the side's depth at tighthead prop is an indication of them being in a healthy state.


Bok fullback: We're eyeing a whitewash

2017-06-23 14:12

Springbok fullback Andries Coetzee says all the boxes have been ticked ahead of Saturday's third and final Test against France in Johannesburg.

British Lions

5 talking points: All Blacks v Lions

2017-06-23 14:26

Five talking points ahead of the first Test between the All Blacks and the British and Irish Lions in Auckland on Saturday:


Whiteley’s special day in ‘Big Smoke’

2017-06-23 12:17

Warren Whiteley becomes first ‘home town’ figure since 2001 to lead the Springboks onto the Jo’burg pitch, writes Rob Houwing.


Habana: Boks more 'settled' than in 2016

2017-06-23 09:01

Veteran wing Bryan Habana has shed more light on what went wrong during the Springboks' tumultuous 2016 campaign.


Under-pressure Wallabies wary of Italian tricks

2017-06-23 10:50

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika said he is expecting surprises from unpredictable Italy in their Test in Brisbane.


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