Todd re-signs with Crusaders

2017-03-22 23:29

New Zealand Rugby and the Crusaders have secured the services of loose forward Matt Todd for another year.


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No England-All Blacks clash in 2017

2017-03-22 23:29

A mouthwatering showdown between England and New Zealand will have to wait until 2018.


'Pick four Lions captains' - Jones

2017-03-22 22:35

England boss Eddie Jones has a novel solution to the question of who should lead the Lions on their tour of New Zealand this year.

Super Rugby

Bulls, Stormers approach frying pan

2017-03-22 16:04

After a relatively ‘soft’ start, SA teams are about to finally encounter the formidable NZ hurdle in Super Rugby, writes Rob Houwing.

Super Rugby

Rebels unchanged for Waratahs

2017-03-22 10:37

Rebels head coach Tony McGahan has named an unchanged starting line-up for Friday's derby with the Waratahs in Melbourne.

Super Rugby

Foley returns for Waratahs

2017-03-22 09:34

Waratahs head coach Daryl Gibson has made several changes to his starting line-up for Friday's clash with the Rebels in Melbourne.

Super Rugby

Strauss: Bulls need to improve 'hell of a lot'

2017-03-22 07:21

Bulls captain Adriaan Strauss says they have lots to improve on as they prepare to face the Blues in Auckland.

Super Rugby

Peyper to ref Cheetahs v Sharks derby

2017-03-21 21:00

Jaco Peyper will referee the South African Super Rugby derby between the Cheetahs and Sharks in Bloemfontein.


Drug-tainted O'Connor back in training

2017-03-21 19:08

James O'Connor, suspended by Toulon after he was busted with cocaine in Paris, returned to training with the Top 14 side.


Scottish rugby centurion Lamont to retire

2017-03-21 13:08

Former Scotland wing Sean Lamont is to retire at the end of the season bringing to an end a rugby career that saw him win 105 caps.


Tough RWC draw awaits 7th-ranked Boks

2017-03-21 08:00

The Springboks are set to be pooled in a tough draw for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Super Rugby

Marais thrilled with Strauss, Serfontein returns

2017-03-20 19:05

The return of Jan Serfontein and Adriaan Strauss has given the Bulls a welcomed boost ahead of their New Zealand tour.


Galthie to replace Ford at Toulon

2017-03-20 16:59

Former France international Fabien Galthie will take over as manager of Toulon after Englishman Mike Ford exits the club at the end of the season.

Varsity Cup

WRAP: Varsity Cup/Varsity Shield

2017-03-20 21:00

A collated WRAP of all the Varsity Cup and Varsity Shield matches played on Monday, March 20.

Super Rugby

Du Preez: Wake up call for Sharks

2017-03-20 13:40

Sharks coach Robert du Preez hopes that his side's narrow victory over the Kings on Saturday will serve as a wake-up call.


Vunipola backs England to bounce back

2017-03-20 10:26

England number eight believes England will come back a better team following their 13-9 loss to Ireland in Dublin.

Super Rugby

Force rest Haylett-Petty for New Zealand tour

2017-03-20 09:20

The Force will take a 25-man squad on their tour of New Zealand, for their matches against the Crusaders and the Blues.

Six Nations

Six Nations to review North 'bite'

2017-03-19 21:03

Six Nations organisers have confirmed an independent citing commissioner would examine an alleged bite on Wales wing George North.


Lions captain won't be certain of Test place, warns Gatland

2017-03-19 20:31

British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland has warned his captain for the tour of New Zealand won't be assured of a place in the Test side.

Six Nations

'Even Bradman failed at end', says England boss Jones

2017-03-19 08:23

England rugby coach Eddie Jones found solace in his team's loss to Ireland in the fact that even cricket legend Don Bradman flopped on his last visit to the crease.

Six Nations

Wales blast 'cheating' France after historic game

2017-03-18 22:55

France coach Guy Noves dubbed the 100-minute thriller against Wales "heroic and historic", but soon found himself in Welsh crosshairs.

Super Rugby

Sharks survive massive Kings scare

2017-03-18 21:21

The Sharks survived a huge scare in Durban to edge the Kings 19-17 in a Super Rugby clash on Saturday night.

Super Rugby

Hurricanes boss hails younger Barrett

2017-03-18 16:12

Hurricanes boss Chris Boyd has singled out fullback Jordie Barrett for special praise after their 41-15 win over the Highlanders.

Super Rugby

Brumbies pile more misery on Waratahs

2017-03-18 12:32

The Brumbies produced a late surge to score two late tries to win 28-12 against the Waratahs in Sydney on Saturday.

Top Stories

As it happened: Hurricanes v Highlanders

2017-03-18 07:30

Score update on the Vodacom Super Rugby match between the Hurricanes and Highlanders in Wellington.

Super Rugby

Serfontein brace sinks plucky Sunwolves

2017-03-17 20:48

The Bulls have registered their first win of the Super Rugby season with victory against the Sunwolves at Loftus Versfeld.

Top Stories

As it happened: Bulls v Sunwolves

2017-03-17 17:29

A recap of the scoring on the Vodacom Super Rugby clash between the Bulls and Sunwolves at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria.

Six Nations

Scots draft in Gilchrist in late change

2017-03-17 15:41

Scotland have been forced to hand a starting berth to Grant Gilchrist for Saturday's Six Nations clash against Italy.

Super Rugby

Chiefs leave it late to down Rebels

2017-03-17 12:40

The Chiefs have claimed a hard-fought win over the Rebels in their Super Rugby encounter in Melbourne.

Super Rugby

Crusaders launch stunning comeback to floor Blues

2017-03-17 10:17

The Crusaders have claimed their third successive come-from-behind win of the season after rallying past the Blues.

Super Rugby

Lions to paint the town ‘Red’

2017-03-17 09:15

Rob Houwing confidently sees smooth passages for the Bulls and Sharks, and just a bit more sweat for the Lions, in their slightly mundane respective tasks this week …

Super Rugby

Ackermann ponders move to England

2017-03-17 07:24

Lions coach Johan Ackermann has confirmed an approach from English club Gloucester.

Super Rugby

Super Rugby: Weekend teams

2017-03-22 21:40

Dates, venues, kick-offs time and line-ups for Round 5 of the 2017 Vodacom Super Rugby tournament.

Super Rugby

Highlanders make triple change for Brumbies clash

2017-03-22 21:39

Highlanders head coach Tony Brown has made just three changes to his starting line-up for their match against the Brumbies.


Irish, New Zealanders and Australian held in rape probe

2017-03-22 15:39

Six Grenoble rugby players including two Irishmen, two New Zealanders and an Australian, were detained following a rape complaint.

Super Rugby

Obi trades in Bulls for Cheetahs

2017-03-22 13:56

Young Nigerian-born wing Luther Obi has left the Bulls and joined the Cheetahs on a new two-year deal.

Super Rugby

Barrett starts at No 6 for Crusaders

2017-03-22 08:48

Crusaders head coach Scott Robertson has made several changes to his starting XV for Friday's clash with the Western Force in Christchurch.


Ex-Wallaby details childhood sex abuse

2017-03-22 07:21

Rugby World Cup-winning Wallaby Tony Daly has revealed that he was abused as a child, after avoiding jail for a string of petty crimes.


Security guard denies All Blacks 'bugging' charge

2017-03-21 19:08

A security consultant employed by the All Blacks denies a charge of false representation over a bugging scandal.

Super Rugby

Stormers dealt another injury blow

2017-03-21 14:44

Stormers centre Huw Jones has torn his hamstring playing for Scotland in the Six Nations and will undergo surgery in London.

Super Rugby

Quade Cooper suspended for 3 weeks

2017-03-21 11:43

Reds flyhalf Quade Cooper has been suspended for three weeks following his red card against the Lions.

Six Nations

No citing for alleged biting: Six Nations organisers

2017-03-21 07:00

Wales wing George North's claims he was bitten during France's dramatic win over Wales will not be investigated further, Six Nations organisers have said.

Super Rugby

Kings captain to undergo scans

2017-03-20 18:22

Southern Kings captain, Schalk Ferreira, is the side’s only injury casualty from the weekend’s Super Rugby match against the Sharks.

Super Rugby

Etzebeth, Du Toit rested for Singapore trip

2017-03-20 14:02

Stormers head coach Robbie Fleck has named a 25-man squad for the trip to Singapore where they will face the Sunwolves.

Super Rugby

Ackermann opens up on Gloucester offer

2017-03-20 11:35

Lions coach Johann Ackermann has opened up on his offer from English Premiership club Gloucester.


Jake White linked to job in Japan

2017-03-20 12:48

Former Springbok coach Jake White is reportedly the favourite to become the new head coach of Japanese club Toyota Verblitz.

Super Rugby

Cheetahs to get Super Rugby payout if axed?

2017-03-20 09:20

The Cheetahs will reportedly be offered a two-year payment from SANZAAR if they are axed from Super Rugby.

Super Rugby

Mallett: Disappointing rugby at Shark Tank

2017-03-20 07:50

Ex-Bok coach Nick Mallett was not impressed by the standard of rugby on display in the Super Rugby clash between the Sharks and Kings.

Super Rugby

Sharks, Bulls hardly shout ‘contenders’

2017-03-19 20:23

Never mind their minnow opponents’ grit, it was harrowing seeing how bumbling the Bulls and Sharks were at the weekend, writes Rob Houwing.


Racing 92 scrap merger with Stade Francais

2017-03-19 16:44

A controversial merger between French clubs Racing 92 and Stade Francais that sparked outrage has been scrapped.

Super Rugby

Cooper's red likely to lead to Reds ban

2017-03-18 23:56

Reds bad-boy Quade Cooper will learn his fate at a disciplinary review after being red-carded against the Lions.

Super Rugby

As it happened: Jaguares v Cheetahs

2017-03-18 21:34

A recap of the live scoring and commentary from Saturday's Super Rugby clash between the Jaguares and the Cheetahs in Argentina.

Six Nations

France topple Wales after 100 minutes

2017-03-18 19:33

Camille Lopez converted a Camille Chat try after 20 minutes of stoppage time to seal a nail-biting 20-18 victory for France over Wales.

Six Nations

Scots crush Italy, end Six Nations on high

2017-03-18 17:07

Vern Cotter ended his three year tenure as Scotland's head coach as his side beat Italy 29-0 for a bonus point victory.

Super Rugby

As it happened: Lions 44-14 Reds

2017-03-18 19:15

See how the action unfolded in the Super Rugby clash between the Lions and Waratahs from Johannesburg.

Super Rugby

Hurricanes outsmart Highlanders

2017-03-18 10:22

The Hurricanes have beaten the Highlanders 41-15 in their Super Rugby encounter at Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Saturday.

Super Rugby

Bulls' Bothma has date with citing committee

2017-03-17 23:28

Bulls flank Renaldo Bothma faces an anxious wait after receiving a straight red card for foul play during the Super Rugby match against the Sunwolves.

Super Rugby

Super Rugby axe would 'kill' Free State rugby

2017-03-17 17:05

Cheetahs captain Francois Venter believes the Bloemfontein-franchise deserves to retain its Super Rugby status.


Stade, Racing 92 Top 14 clashes postponed

2017-03-17 21:33

The controversy over the planned merger of Paris rugby giants Stade Francais and Racing 92 has taken another dramatic twist.


Paris rugby merger still on the cards

2017-03-17 15:46

Stade Francais president Thomas Savare says he wants a merger with rival Racing 92 to go ahead despite strong opposition.

Six Nations

We can play All Blacks right after Ireland, Jones jokes

2017-03-17 11:48

Eddie Jones has joked that England can play New Zealand straight after Saturday's Grand Slam match in Dublin.

Super Rugby

Francois Venter chats to Sport24

2017-03-17 11:19

In an exclusive interview, Cheetahs captain FRANCOIS VENTER discusses why the franchise deserves to retain its Super Rugby status.

Super Rugby

As it happened Crusaders 33-24 Blues

2017-03-17 10:20

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

Six Nations

England must beware Irish party poopers - Jones

2017-03-16 22:24

England coach Eddie Jones warned that Ireland would relish wrecking their history bid and challenged his side to keep "climbing the ladder of success".


Escaping the Hurricanes

2017-03-22 08:31

OOM RUGBY inspects the Hurricanes' feared rush defence to discover that, with the right tactics, its strengths can be turned into weaknesses.


Barbarians set for All Black clash

2017-03-22 20:03

The Barbarians will play New Zealand on their end-of-year European tour with the match set to take place at Twickenham.

Super Rugby

Skosan heaps praise on Lions team-mates

2017-03-22 12:50

Lions wing Courtnall Skosan was quick to credit his team-mates after scoring four tries during the bonus-point win over the Reds.

Super Rugby

Bulls part ways with young wing

2017-03-22 11:33

The Bulls have parted ways with wing Luther Obi, who has left the franchise to pursue other opportunities.

Super Rugby

Force name new skipper for Crusaders

2017-03-22 09:04

Western Force head coach Dave Wessels has rung the changes to their starting line-up to take on the Crusaders in Christchurch.

Super Rugby

Foley returns following a concussion

2017-03-22 07:21

Australia flyhalf Bernard Foley has been selected to make his return to Super Rugby for the Waratahs following an extended break for a concussion.

Super Rugby

Sharks eye improvement against Cheetahs

2017-03-21 15:45

The Sharks will be looking for a much-improved display when they take on the Cheetahs's in this weekend's Super Rugby action.


SA-born Stander up for top award

2017-03-21 14:22

South African-born Irish flank CJ Stander is one of 15 players nominated for the 2017 European Rugby Player of the Year award.


Jones backs under-fire England skipper

2017-03-21 09:54

Eddie Jones came to the defence of "outstanding" England captain Dylan Hartley amid speculation that he won't make the Lions squad.


Bristol sign Australia back Morahan

2017-03-20 20:59

Australia back Luke Morahan has signed to play for Bristol from the 2017-18 season onwards.


Northampton sign Kiwi back Francis

2017-03-20 16:57

Northampton have signed versatile back Piers Francis from the Blues, the English Premiership club have announced.

Six Nations

Haskell backs England to be better for Dublin 'dry run'

2017-03-20 13:58

James Haskell believes England will be a better team after they again saw hopes of a Grand Slam end with a defeat in Dublin.

Super Rugby

Kings coach 'proud' of narrow Sharks loss

2017-03-20 13:10

Kings coach Deon Davids has praised his side's character following their narrow 19017 loss to the Sharks in Durban.

Super Rugby

'Tough' debut for Sharks' rookie flyhalf

2017-03-20 10:26

Young Sharks flyhalf Benhard Janse van Rensburg endured a tough debut against the Kings in Durban.

Super Rugby

Slipper set for lengthy lay-off

2017-03-20 09:20

Reds captain James Slipper will return home after suffering a ruptured Achilles in his side's loss to the Lions in Johannesburg on Saturday.

Super Rugby

5 talking points: Super Rugby Week 4

2017-03-20 08:28

Herman Mostert highlights FIVE talking points after Round 4 of the 2017 Super Rugby competition.

Super Rugby

WRAP: Super Rugby - Week 4

2017-03-19 10:00

A comprehensive wrap of all the collated matches, scores and match reports from Week 4 of the 2017 Super Rugby season.

Six Nations

Defiant Jones says All Blacks 'there for the taking' by Lions

2017-03-19 15:02

Eddie Jones said New Zealand were "there for the taking" after his England side's bid to better the All Blacks' record winning streak ended with a defeat by Ireland.

Super Rugby

Cheetahs out-muscled by Jaguares

2017-03-18 23:33

The Cheetahs made too many mistakes as they fell to the Jaguares in their Super Rugby clash in Buenos Aires.

Six Nations

Ireland deny England record-breaking win

2017-03-18 21:31

Ireland beat England 13-9 to deny the visitors a record-breaking Grand Slam victory in Dublin on Saturday.

Super Rugby

Lions hammer Reds, Skosan scores four

2017-03-18 19:11

The Lions have had no trouble securing a bonus-point Super Rugby win against the Reds in Johannesburg.

Super Rugby

Waratahs 'in a hole' after Brumbies loss

2017-03-18 16:16

Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson has admitted his side's home loss to the Brumbies has put them in a difficult position.

Six Nations

History boys England aim for St Patrick's Slam party

2017-03-18 14:09

Perhaps only England coach Eddie Jones could arrive for a match in Dublin on St Patrick's weekend and talk about how the Irish love to "spoil a party" rather than give one.

Six Nations

Youngs determined to avoid another Dublin debacle

2017-03-18 09:09

Ben Youngs hopes the bitter experience he gained from England's last attempt to win a Grand Slam in Ireland will help prevent another Dublin debacle this weekend.


Grenoble sack players in rape investigation

2017-03-17 21:41

Grenoble have sacked the players facing accusations of drugging and raping a girl they met in a nightclub.

Super Rugby

Ex-Kings centre eyes Test rugby for Japan

2017-03-17 17:05

Former Southern Kings and EP centre Shane Gates has embraced life in Japan following his first season in the Far East.


France's '12 city' plan for 2023 RWC

2017-03-17 15:43

France wants to stage the 2023 Rugby World Cup in 12 cities across the country if it is awarded the tournament.

Super Rugby

Munster sign Jean Deysel on loan

2017-03-17 15:07

Sharks forward Jean Deysel has been signed by Munster on a three-month loan until the end of the season.

Top Stories

As it happened: Rebels v Chiefs

2017-03-17 10:39

LIVE scoring on the Super Rugby encounter between the Rebels and Chiefs in Melbourne.

Super Rugby

Foley ruled out of Brumbies showdown

2017-03-17 08:56

Waratahs flyhalf Bernard Foley has been ruled out of Saturday's clash with the Brumbies as he is still recovering from a head knock.


Venter backs SA Rugby's 30-cap policy

2017-03-16 21:40

Former Springbok centre Brendan Venter supports SA Rugby’s new overseas-based player policy.


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