Coetzee looking forward to Bok season

2017-02-27 17:30

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee is looking forward to start in earnest with the preparation plans of the forthcoming international season.


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Six Nations

World Rugby backs Poite, Woodward lauds Italy

2017-02-27 17:30

Rugby chiefs insist that referee Romain Poite had been completely correct in the way he oversaw Italy's unorthodox approach to the breakdown.

Super Rugby

Kings name squad for Sunwolves showdown

2017-02-27 16:04

Southern Kings coach Deon Davids has named a 25-man squad that will travel to Singapore to tackle the Sunwolves.

Six Nations

Venter hits back after Eddie moans

2017-02-27 14:32

Italy defence coach Brendan Venter has defended his team’s tactics in their Six Nations clash against England at Twickenham.

Super Rugby

Pollard: I was not good enough

2017-02-27 11:00

Bulls flyhalf Handre Pollard was not happy with his first performance in over a year as his side slipped to defeat against the Stormers.

Six Nations

Italy tactics will 'kill the game' - Ford

2017-02-27 14:04

England flyhalf George Ford urged rugby chiefs to outlaw the spoiling tactics employed by Italy at Twickenham.


Blitzboks ready to rock Las Vegas

2017-02-27 11:45

The Blitzboks arrived safely in the USA after a 36-hour trip and are keen to get their preparations going for the Las Vegas Sevens.

Super Rugby

De Jager blow for Bulls

2017-02-27 09:06

The Bulls could be without lock Lood de Jager for Saturday's Super Rugby clash against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.

Super Rugby

Sharks lock cops two-week ban

2017-02-27 07:15

Sharks lock Etienne Oosthuizen has been banned for two weeks after being found guilty of foul play during his side’s loss to the Reds.

Six Nations

Jones slams Italy's 'Trevor Chappell' rugby

2017-02-27 06:55

England coach Eddie Jones accused Italy of playing "Trevor Chappell" rugby after the Azzurri threatened a huge upset in their Six Nations clash.

Super Rugby

Stormers set to be ‘new Lions’?

2017-02-26 17:01

The Stormers were more dynamic in game one of 2017 than at any stage of their last campaign, ventures Rob Houwing.

Super Rugby

Crusaders lose Mo'unga for up to eight weeks

2017-02-26 14:08

Crusaders flyhalf Richie Mo'unga is set to be sidelined for up to eight weeks after undergoing surgery on his hand.

Six Nations

Italy's O'Shea 'frustrated' by relegation talk

2017-02-26 10:19

If Italy show anything like the same aggression on the field against England as coach Conor O'Shea, the Six Nations holders could have a tough time.

Super Rugby

As it happened: Stormers 37-24 Bulls

2017-02-25 21:25

LIVE scoring and interactive commentary on the Super Rugby clash between the Stormers and Bulls from Newlands.

Six Nations

Scotland defeat Wales for first time in 10 years

2017-02-25 18:51

Scotland sealed a first victory over Wales in ten years thanks to a vibrant second-half comeback at Murrayfield.

Super Rugby

Waratahs edge past Force

2017-02-25 12:26

The Waratahs have beaten the Force 19-13 in their opening Super Rugby match at the Allianz Stadium in Sydney.

Super Rugby

Stormers, Bulls set for thrilling derby

2017-02-24 20:00

The Stormers will be looking to carry their successful pre-season form into Super Rugby when they tackle the Bulls at Newlands.

Super Rugby

Sharks lock Oosthuizen cited

2017-02-24 15:00

Sharks lock Etienne Oosthuizen has been cited for alleged foul play during their 28-26 Super Rugby loss to the Reds in Brisbane.

Super Rugby

Bulls stay mum on Hendricks deal

2017-02-24 11:16

The Bulls have remained mum on whether they will offer former Springbok wing Cornal Hendricks a contract.

Super Rugby

Call for SA to lose a Super Rugby franchise

2017-02-24 09:56

Former Australian rugby chief John O'Neill has called for Argentina and Japan to be dumped from Super Rugby, along with a South African side.

Super Rugby

Seconds out … Eben v Lood sequel!

2017-02-24 07:00

Rob Houwing fancies the Stormers and Lions to set off smartly from the Super Rugby blocks in respective derbies ... but the Sharks may be pipped in Brisbane.

Six Nations

Farrell still on edge with England

2017-02-23 21:33

Owen Farrell has insisted he has yet to feel totally relaxed in the England set-up even though he is on the brink of winning his 50th Test cap.

Six Nations

Ireland's Sexton returns for France clash

2017-02-23 17:22

Standout flyhalf Johnny Sexton will start his first match of the international season in the Six Nations clash at home to France.

Super Rugby

Davids looks to halfbacks to spark Kings

2017-02-23 14:37

The Kings will be relying heavily on the halfback pairing of Louis Schreuder and Lionel Cronje when they meet the Jaguares.

Super Rugby

Injury-hit Jaguares name side for Kings

2017-02-23 14:25

Jaguares head coach Raúl Pérez has announced his side for Saturday's clash against the Kings in Port Elizabeth.

Super Rugby

Sharks ready to kick off Du Preez era

2017-02-23 13:15

The Sharks are all set to launch their Super Rugby season when they face the Reds in Brisbane this weekend.

Six Nations

France make triple change for Ireland trip

2017-02-23 13:00

France head coach Guy Noves has opted to make three changes for Saturday's Six Nations clash against Ireland in Dublin.

Super Rugby

Viljoen, Britz start for Sunwolves

2017-02-23 11:29

South African duo Riaan Viljoen and Willie Britz will start for the Sunwolves in their Super Rugby opener against the Hurricanes.

Super Rugby

Brumbies name young side for Crusaders clash

2017-02-23 09:22

The Brumbies have named their starting XV for the Super Rugby clash with the Crusaders in Christchurch.


Bok captain must be based in SA - Jean

2017-02-23 09:00

Former Springbok captain Jean de Villiers feels the national team’s captain should play his rugby in South Africa.

Super Rugby

Black starts at 10 for 'Canes

2017-02-23 08:15

Otere Black will start at flyhalf against the Sunwolves in Tokyo on Saturday ahead of regular number 10 Beauden Barrett.


Canada flyer Van der Merwe joins Newcastle

2017-02-22 22:19

Canada wing DTH van der Merwe has signed to join Newcastle from next season, the English Premiership side have announced.

Six Nations

Italy start Allan, Campagnaro

2017-02-22 15:29

Italy head coach Conor O'Shea has named Michele Campagnaro and Tommaso Allan in his backline that will face England at Twickenham.


Senatla, Pollard named in Bok training squad

2017-02-27 15:51

Seabelo Senatla has been included in an extended Springbok training squad for the first of three camps, in Johannesburg.


CONFIRMED: Coetzee remains Springbok coach

2017-02-27 15:09

The Executive Council of SA Rugby has reaffirmed its support for Springbok coach, Allister Coetzee.


Scotland jump ahead of Boks in rankings

2017-02-27 15:16

Vern Cotter has achieved what none of his predecessors as coach could do by steering Scotland to an all-time high of fifth place in the World Rugby rankings.

Super Rugby

De Allende joins Stormers' injury list

2017-02-27 13:03

Stormers centre Damian de Allende has been ruled out of action for approximately 12 weeks with an ankle injury.

Super Rugby

Sharks lose Reinach to England

2017-02-27 12:40

English club Northampton Saints have announced the signing of Springbok scrumhalf Cobus Reinach.

Super Rugby

5 talking points: Super Rugby Week 1

2017-02-27 08:14

Sport24’s Herman Mostert highlights FIVE talking points after Round 1 of the 2017 Super Rugby competition.

Super Rugby

Mallett compares Newlands derby to Kiwi duel

2017-02-27 06:44

Former Springbok coach Nick Mallett has compared the Super Rugby clash between the Stormers and Bulls to that of a New Zealand derby.


Star duo face second night in custody over cocaine bust

2017-02-26 21:11

Former All Black Ali Williams and Wallaby James O'Connor were facing their second night in custody in Paris for alleged possession of cocaine.

Super Rugby

Super Rugby: Weekend teams

2017-02-27 08:00

Dates, venues, kick-offs time and line-ups for Round 2 of the 2017 Vodacom Super Rugby tournament.

Six Nations

Jones says Farrell's best years still to come

2017-02-26 13:09

Owen Farrell wins his 50th cap against Italy with England coach Eddie Jones forecasting his best years are still ahead of him.

Super Rugby

Stormers take Bulls into deep water

2017-02-26 06:05

The Stormers laid an early marker as one of the teams to watch in Super Rugby by putting away the three-time champion Bulls with ease at Newlands last night.

Six Nations

Sexton back in style as Ireland beat France

2017-02-25 21:09

Jonathan Sexton returned from injury to guide Ireland to a victory over France in a Six Nations international at Lansdowne Road.

Super Rugby

Lions draw first blood in Bloem

2017-02-25 16:50

The Lions have opened their 2017 Super Rugby account with a hard fought win over the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein

Super Rugby

Crusaders off to winning start

2017-02-25 10:15

The Crusaders have beaten the Brumbies 17-13 in their opening Super Rugby clash at AMI Stadium in Christchurch.

Super Rugby

Kings hoping to again tame Jaguares

2017-02-24 18:00

The Kings will hope they can once again contain a fierce Jaguares side when they host the South Americans in Port Elizabeth.

Super Rugby

Sharks edged, but some bright signs

2017-02-24 14:07

Rob Houwing suggests the Sharks, dapper, narrow round-one losers in Brisbane on Friday, can keep their heads up for business ahead.

Six Nations

England make four changes for Italy

2017-02-24 12:19

Eddie Jones has named his side for England's Six Nations game against Italy at Twickenham Stadium on Sunday.

Super Rugby

Kings in great shape - Schroeder

2017-02-24 08:27

Kings scrumhalf Ricky Schroeder says they have been working hard to ensure they perform well as a collective during Super Rugby.

Top Stories

As it happened: Highlanders v Chiefs

2017-02-24 08:11

A recap of the scoring from the Super Rugby clash between the Highlanders and Chiefs in Dunedin.


England Sevens unchanged again

2017-02-23 20:21

England Sevens have named an unchanged squad ahead of the World Rugby Sevens Series in Las Vegas.

Super Rugby

Stormers pick rookie centre for Bulls battle

2017-02-23 14:12

Centre EW Viljoen will make his Stormers Super Rugby debut in the clash against the Bulls at Newlands.

Super Rugby

WRAP: Super Rugby

2017-02-26 06:50

A comprehensive wrap of all the collated matches, scores and match reports from Week 1 of the 2017 Super Rugby season.

Super Rugby

Torsten leads Cheetahs in season opener

2017-02-23 13:17

Hooker Torsten van Jaarsveld will captain the Cheetahs in their Super Rugby opener against the Lions in Bloemfontein.

Super Rugby

Mapoe on the wing for Cheetahs duel

2017-02-23 12:50

Lions coach Johan Ackermann has named his team for their Super Rugby clash against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.

Herman Mostert

A fit, firing Pollard vital to Springbok cause

2017-02-23 12:00

A fit and in form Handre Pollard will be vital to the Springbok cause in 2017, Herman Mostert reckons.

Super Rugby

Super Rugby Week 1: What to look out for

2017-02-23 10:36

Five things to look out for in the opening weekend of the 2017 Super Rugby season.

Super Rugby

As it happened: Rebels v Blues

2017-02-23 10:26

A recap of the scoring from the Super Rugby clash between the Rebels and Blues in Melbourne.


50-up for Du Preez in Las Vegas

2017-02-23 09:00

Blitzbok Branco du Preez will play in his 50th tournament when the World Rugby Sevens Series commences in Las Vegas.

Six Nations

England drop Joseph for Italy match

2017-02-23 07:25

Jonathan Joseph has been dropped from the England side to face Italy in the Six Nations this weekend.

Six Nations

'Laidlaw a massive loss for Scotland' - Webb

2017-02-22 19:38

Wales scrumhalf Rhys Webb believes Greig Laidlaw's absence for the rest of the Six Nations will be "a massive loss" for Scotland.

Super Rugby

Sharks legend congratulates centurion Mvovo

2017-02-22 14:01

Stefan Terblanche has congratulated Lwazi Mvovo who is set to rack up a century of Super Rugby games for the Sharks.


Stormers flick “Kiwi” switch

2017-02-27 08:55

The Stormers kicked 3 more times than the Bulls and made 19 less carries, yet came away looking like the more attacking side. How New Zealand is that?

Super Rugby

Stormers: Fleck creating ‘squad ethic’

2017-02-27 14:32

Creative, flexible selection and an increasing knack of keeping opponents guessing may become hallmarks of Robbie Fleck, writes Rob Houwing.

Lloyd Burnard

Don't let rugby go down soccer's path

2017-02-27 13:07

Football has turned into a disgusting product, and rugby must guard against going the same way, says Lloyd Burnard.

Super Rugby

Kings coach: We played against ourselves

2017-02-27 12:45

Kings coach Deon Davids has highlighted numerous areas where his side needs to improve on after defeat to the Jaguares.

Super Rugby

Kings lose lock duo for Sunwolves trip

2017-02-27 12:44

The Southern Kings will travel to Singapore without lock Irne Herbst, after the 23-year-old sustained concussion against the Jaguares.

Varsity Cup

WRAP: Varsity Cup/Varsity Shield

2017-02-27 09:49

A wrap of all the Varsity Cup and Varsity Shield matches played on Monday, February 27.


Williams drugs charge 'harms All Blacks legacy'

2017-02-27 09:06

NZ media have accused Ali Williams of tarnishing the image of the All Blacks after French police charged the former lock with buying cocaine.


Rugby bad boys charged after cocaine bust

2017-02-27 06:49

French police have charged former All Black Ali Williams with buying cocaine and Wallaby James O'Connor with possession of the drug.

Six Nations

England keep Grand Slam dream alive after Italy scare

2017-02-26 19:36

England kept their hopes of back-to-back Grand Slams alive with a victory over Italy but only after being given a massive scare by Azzurri.

Six Nations

Scotland plot England shock

2017-02-26 15:08

Scotland believe they can stun England at Twickenham in their next Six Nations outing and even the Welsh won't rule out a major shock.


Venter, Smith to join Bok staff - report

2017-02-26 12:34

Brendan Venter and Franco Smith will join the Springbok coaching staff, according to reports coming out of South Africa.

Super Rugby

Stormers claim Newlands try-fest

2017-02-25 21:20

The Bulls will have to wait a little longer to claim a victory over the Stormers at Newlands after the home side beat the visitors in an nine try thriller.

Super Rugby

Jaguares make enterprising Kings pay for their mistakes

2017-02-25 19:04

The Jaguares have beaten the Southern Kings in a Super Rugby encounter played at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth.


Ex-All Black, O'Connor held in Paris over cocaine

2017-02-25 13:24

Former All Black Ali Williams and Australian international James O'Connor have been arrested in Paris in possession of cocaine.

Super Rugby

Hurricanes far too good against Sunwolves

2017-02-25 08:00

The Hurricanes have convincingly beaten the Sunwolves 83-17 in their Vodacom Super Rugby opener in Japan.

Super Rugby

Cheetahs mean business against Lions

2017-02-24 16:00

There should be plenty of thrilling action when the Cheetahs and Lions face off in their South African derby in Bloemfontein.

Super Rugby

Error-prone Sharks beaten in Brisbane

2017-02-24 12:53

The Sharks got their 2017 Vodacom Super Rugby season off to a losing start, going down to the Reds in Brisbane.

Super Rugby

Chiefs beat Highlanders in Dunedin

2017-02-24 10:19

The Chiefs relied on tigerish defence and two intercept tries to get their Super Rugby campaign off to a winning start against the Highlanders in Dunedin.

Super Rugby

As it happened: Reds 28-26 Sharks

2017-02-24 12:55

LIVE scoring and interactive commentary on the Super Rugby match between the Reds and Sharks in Brisbane.

Super Rugby

Marais: Bulls v Stormers will be 'war'

2017-02-24 07:00

The Super Rugby clash between the Stormers and Bulls at Newlands will be "war" and nothing else.

Super Rugby

Pollard: I'm taking it one step at a time

2017-02-23 16:41

Handre Pollard is ready to make the step up to the Super Rugby captaincy as he makes his return from injury.


Sale boss banned for verbal abuse of officials

2017-02-23 15:50

Sale director of rugby Steve Diamond has been given a six-week touchline ban after verbally abusing match officials earlier this month.

Six Nations

Price starts, Barclay leads Scotland

2017-02-23 14:33

Scotland head coach Vern Cotter has made a handful of changes to his line-up that will face Wales at Murrayfield in their Six Nations fixture.

Super Rugby

Mtembu returns after nightmare injury run

2017-02-23 13:57

Tera Mtembu is back in the Sharks line-up after a tough two years where his career has been curtailed by a series of injuries.

Super Rugby

Blues put Rebels to the sword

2017-02-23 12:28

The Blues have thumped the Rebels in Melbourne to kick off the 2017 Super Rugby season in emphatic fashion.

Super Rugby

De Jager set for Bulls debut

2017-02-23 11:48

Lood de Jager will make his Bulls debut in this weekend's Super Rugby clash against the Stormers at Newlands.

Super Rugby

Ton-up for Dagg against Brumbies

2017-02-23 09:16

Israel Dagg will become the latest Super Rugby centurion when he takes the field against the Brumbies in Christchurch.

Super Rugby

Star league convert starts for Force

2017-02-23 09:32

Rugby League convert Curtis Rona will start at outside centre for the Force against the Waratahs at Allianz Stadium


Bok flank Louw cops two-week ban

2017-02-23 07:25

Bath and Springbok flank Francois Louw has been slapped with a two-week ban for committing a dangerous tackle.

Six Nations

'No vacancy' for Georgia says Six Nations chief

2017-02-22 22:22

Georgia's hopes of playing in the Six Nations any time soon have been dashed after the tournament's chief executive insisted there was no vacancy.


Curtis answers All Black Sevens call

2017-02-22 19:11

New Zealand Sevens have named Ambrose Curtis in their squad for the upcoming World Rugby Sevens Series legs in Las Vegas and Vancouver.


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