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.


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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.

Super Rugby

Fisher back at the Brumbies

2017-06-23 08:12

Laurie Fisher has signed a contract with the Brumbies that will see him take on a role as assistant coach for the 2018 Super Rugby season.


De Kock bids farewell to Saracens in all-star game

2017-06-23 07:08

Neil de Kock will bid a final farewell to Saracens by captaining an all-star team at Allianz Park.


New back row as Argentina ring the changes

2017-06-23 07:12

Argentina coach Daniel Hourcade has chosen a new back row for their one-off Test against Georgia.

Super Rugby

Cheetahs prop joins Toulouse

2017-06-22 21:43

Toulouse have moved to replace the injured Cyril Baille by signing Cheetahs front-row Daniel Mienie as a medical joker.


Du Preez, Hougaard, Dreyer start for Boks

2017-06-22 14:04

The Springboks have made a couple of enforced changes to their starting line-up for the third Test against France.


'Rassie returning to SA' reports grow stronger

2017-06-22 12:20

There appears to be growing truth to the reports that Rassie Erasmus is eyeing a return to South African rugby.


Bok props becoming masters of 'dark arts'

2017-06-22 09:57

The French front row may have a reputation as masters of the dark arts, but their Springbok counterparts have been more than holding their own.


Toner reaches half century for Ireland

2017-06-22 10:17

Devin Toner will win his 50th cap when Ireland face Japan in Tokyo, while John Cooney is set to make his debut as a replacement.

British Lions

All Blacks say they can crack Lions' defence

2017-06-22 09:01

The All Blacks believe they've cracked the code to beating the British and Irish Lions rushed defence.


Ex-Bok, Bulls No 8 dies

2017-06-22 07:28

Former Springbok and Blue Bulls loose forward, Poens Prinsloo, has passed away at the age of 81.

British Lions

Lions fans invade NZ ready to paint the town red

2017-06-22 06:36

A swarming red army of up to 30 000 British & Irish Lions fans are ready to party in New Zealand as the Test series against the world champion All Blacks looms.


Read returns, Ioane starts for All Blacks

2017-06-21 19:28

Kieran Read will captain the All Blacks as Rieko Ioane starts on the left wing for Saturday's first Test against the British and Irish Lions.


Samoa make seven changes for Wales

2017-06-21 16:07

Samoa head coach Alama Ieremia has made seven changes to his starting line-up for the clash with Wales in Apia.

British Lions

Foster not fazed by Lions' defence

2017-06-21 13:36

All Blacks assistant coach Ian Foster feels they can breach the British and Irish Lions' rush defence in Saturday's opening Test in Auckland.


Coenie hails Franco's impact at Boks

2017-06-21 13:00

Springbok prop Coenie Oosthuizen has lauded the impact made by assistant coach Franco Smith.

Mark Keohane

Serfontein, Mostert the Bok standouts

2017-06-21 10:50

Centre Jan Serfontein has been a revelation for the Springboks, with lock Franco Mostert the pick of the forwards, writes Mark Keohane.


Jake White lauds impact of Venter, Whiteley

2017-06-21 09:57

Jake White credits assistant coach Brendan Venter and captain Warren Whiteley for the turnaround in the Springboks' fortunes.


Bok wing heads to France

2017-06-21 06:57

Springbok wing JP Pietersen will leave English club Leicester Tigers to join Toulon in France.

Super Rugby

Genia: I'm in a better frame of mind

2017-06-20 21:34

Wallabies scrumhalf Will Genia believes his stint in European rugby has rejuvenated him and prolonged his career.


Coetzee: Why Boks don't need big wings

2017-06-20 17:59

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee is happy with what he’s seen from his wingers thus far in the series against France.


Cronje blow for Springboks

2017-06-20 14:00

Springbok scrumhalf Ross Cronje will miss Saturday’s third and final Test against France due to concussion.

British Lions

Lions put Chiefs to the sword

2017-06-20 11:24

The British & Irish Lions made another strong statement ahead of the first Test against the All Blacks by thumping the Chiefs in Hamilton.

British Lions

Read in line to face Lions - Foster

2017-06-20 11:56

Kieran Read took part in a first full contact training session since injuring his thumb on Tuesday and NZ coaches are confident the backrower will be fit to face the Lions.


Cheika calls Wallabies fan over Facebook rant

2017-06-20 09:50

Australia rugby coach Michael Cheika made a surprise call to an irate fan whose long rant about the misfiring team went viral on Facebook.


Jantjies' game management excels

2017-06-19 22:07

If there has to be a key figure on the field in the Springboks’ resurgence this year, Elton Jantjies’ name will be one of the first to be mentioned.


Whiteley plays down renaissance talk

2017-06-19 20:04

Springbok captain Warren Whiteley is keeping his side's feet firmly on the ground following their 37-15 victory over France.


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 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.


Ellis Park on track to break crowd record

2017-06-23 07:25

Organisers are hoping that Ellis Park will be filled to capacity when the Springboks host France in the third and final Test on Saturday.


Boks eager to set the record straight

2017-06-23 06:52

The Springboks are hunting a 3-0 series victory over France at a ground they have never beaten the tourists.


Lealiifano makes emotional return

2017-06-23 07:17

Wallaby star Christian Lealiifano has made an emotional return to rugby 10 months after he was diagnosed with leukaemia.

British Lions

Gatland has gambled with Test selection - media

2017-06-22 20:15

Lions coach Warren Gatland has taken a gamble with his bold selection for the first Test with world champions New Zealand, British media has claimed.


Italy change three for Wallabies Test

2017-06-22 13:11

Italy coach Conor O'Shea has made three changes for this weekend's Test against Australia in Brisbane.


SuperSport Challenge reaches business end

2017-06-22 11:44

The final weekend of regulation play in the SuperSport Rugby Challenge has turned out to become one of must-wins and desperate results.


Osborne returns for Fiji

2017-06-22 10:48

Highlanders wing Patrick Osborne returns to the Fiji starting line-up for the clash with Scotland at ANZ Stadium in Suva on Saturday.

British Lions

Lions coach gets up Hansen's nose

2017-06-22 09:57

British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland couldn't resist a dig at his All Blacks rival Steve Hansen, saying he Is happy to be "getting up his nose".

Super Rugby

Spencer to join Mitchell at Bulls?

2017-06-22 08:29

Former All Black flyhalf Carlos Spencer is reportedly in line for an assistant coaching role at the Bulls.

British Lions

Warburton benched, O'Mahony leads Lions

2017-06-22 06:30

Peter O'Mahony was named to lead the British and Irish Lions in the first Test against the All Blacks, with tour captain Sam Warburton on the bench.


Oosthuizen: Bok environment is special

2017-06-21 22:35

Coenie Oosthuizen is working hard to make sure he remains part of the Springbok environment, which he describes as something special.


Ackermann giving everyone a chance

2017-06-21 18:13

SA 'A' coach, Johan Ackermann said his changes in the starting line-up to face French Barbarians were informed by his commitment to give everyone a chance to play.


Bok wing 'always wanted to join Toulon'

2017-06-21 14:23

Springbok wing JP Pietersen is excited at the prospect of joining French club Toulon.


French Barbarians change 10 for SA 'A' clash

2017-06-21 13:03

The French Barbarians have made a number of changes for their second match against South Africa 'A' in Soweto.


Hardie fitness boost for Scotland

2017-06-21 13:36

Scotland flank John Hardie has recovered from a back spasm and is avalable to play in Saturday's Test against Fiji in Suva.

British Lions

Read cleared to front British Lions

2017-06-21 10:40

All Blacks captain Kieran Read has overcome a thumb injury and will face the British and Irish Lions in the first Test in Auckland.


Bok guru: It's crazy to say Beast is past it

2017-06-21 08:34

Springbok assistant coach Matt Proudfoot has defended the performances of prop Tendai Mtawarira.

Super Rugby

Inman swaps Rebels for Oyonnax

2017-06-21 08:34

Melbourne Rebels centre Mitch Inman has signed with newly promoted Top 14 outfit Oyonnax.


Scottish rugby legend diagnosed with MND

2017-06-20 18:50

Former Scotland, Melrose and Newcastle Falcons lock Doddie Weir has been diagnosed with motor neurone disease.


Gatland cagey on Test selection after Chiefs win

2017-06-20 17:40

Lions coach Warren Gatland cagey on test selections after convincing win over Chiefs


Boks release Mapoe, Venter to SA 'A' side

2017-06-20 13:52

The Springboks have released centres Lionel Mapoe and Francois Venter ahead of the third and final Test against France at Ellis Park in Johannesburg.


Coetzee: No wholesale changes for Boks

2017-06-20 08:50

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee will resist the temptation of making several changes for the third and final Test against France.

Super Rugby

Force lock in Arnold

2017-06-20 11:56

Force have confirmed the re-signing of lock Richie Arnold for the next two seasons after an impressive debut campaign in Perth.


Guildford takes step back to rehabilitation

2017-06-20 11:07

Former All Blacks wing Zac Guildford has signed for NZ provincial side Waikato and hopes to prove he is in a good "head space".


Kolisi revels in new Bok culture

2017-06-19 21:16

You would have to walk a far way to find a Bok fan who wasn’t impressed by Siya Kolisi’s man of the match performance against France in Durban.


WRAP: June internationals

2017-06-23 10:35

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


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.


Rory Kockott chats to Sport24

2017-06-23 08:48

In an exclusive interview, RORY KOCKOTT talks about the South Africa v France series and why he turned down a big money club move.


31 stats and facts: Springboks v France

2017-06-23 07:53

31 stats and facts ahead of Saturday's Springboks v France clash at Ellis Park in Johannesburg.

British Lions

'World Cup final' as All Blacks meet Lions

2017-06-23 06:52

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has compared the first Test with the British and Irish Lions to a World Cup final.

British Lions

Lions' Te'o relishing All Blacks clash

2017-06-22 22:27

Ben Te'o's remarkable rise through rugby union continued on Thursday when he was named to start for the Lions in the first Test against the All Blacks this weekend.


Boks sitting on Ellis Park duck against France

2017-06-22 16:17

The Springboks can make history by securing their first ever Ellis Park win over France when the sides meet on Saturday.

Super Rugby

Cancer fighter Lealiifano makes Brumbies return

2017-06-22 12:47

Flyhalf Christian Lealiifano has made his return to rugby after being named on the Brumbies bench for a clash against the Asian Pacific Dragons.


France name side for final Bok Test

2017-06-22 10:58

France have named their team for the third and final Test against South Africa on Saturday at Ellis Park in Johannesburg.


Contrast of styles in Lions v All Blacks in 1st Test

2017-06-22 13:18

The All Blacks and British and Irish Lions meet in Auckland in the first match of a three-Test series which will present a glaring clash of styles.


Townsend reveals Scotland side to face Fiji

2017-06-22 09:48

Hooker Ross Ford will become the most-capped Scotland player in history in the final tour Test against Fiji in Suva this Saturday.


Moore back as Cheika swings Wallabies axe

2017-06-22 10:26

Stephen Moore returned to captain the Wallabies as coach Michael Cheika axed six players for this weekend's Test with Italy in Brisbane.


Bishops First XV coach stabbed in home attack

2017-06-22 07:01

The First XV coach of renowned Cape Town school, Bishops, is in a critical condition in hospital after being stabbed by burglers at his home.


NZ's Saili signs for Harlequins

2017-06-21 20:09

Former All Black Francis Saili has signed for Harlequins, the English Premiership club have confirmed.


Combrinck released to play for Golden Lions

2017-06-21 18:05

Springbok wing Ruan Combrinck will run out for the Golden Lions when they face the Blue Bulls in a SuperSport Challenge match.


Elton: Endless possibilities for Boks now

2017-06-21 13:10

The way seems clear for Elton Jantjies - plus possibly Handre Pollard still - to drive Bok No 10 play zestfully toward RWC 2019, writes Rob Houwing.


Venter leads SA ‘A’, Pollard on bench

2017-06-21 12:11

Francois Venter will lead SA ‘A’ in their final match against the French Barbarians, with Handre Pollard featuring on the bench.

British Lions

Rowntree; Mid-week players pressing for Lions Test spots

2017-06-21 11:27

Lions assistant coach Graham Rowntree says performances by several players in the mid-week win over the Chiefs has made it more difficult to select the Test squad to face NZ.

Super Rugby

Ruru pens new Force deal

2017-06-21 10:40

The Western Force have announced that they have re-signed scrumhalf Michael Ruru for two more seasons.

British Lions

Gatland to curb chat ahead of All Blacks Test

2017-06-21 08:34

Lions coach Warren Gatland has vowed to "let the rugby do the talking" as his side prepares for a blockbuster first Test against the world champion All Blacks.


Coetzee wants more than silencing critics

2017-06-20 22:15

SA coach Allister Coetzee may have silenced some of his critics in winning the Test series against France, but he is not satisfied.


Toulon get fresh capital to guarantee Top 14 spot

2017-06-20 19:48

Toulon have announced that it had increased its capital to ensure it kept its place in the Top 14.


Proudfoot chuffed with Bok pack's progress

2017-06-20 15:58

Springbok assistant coach Matt Proudfoot is pleased by what the forward pack has produced thus far in the series against France.


Window closing on Habana’s Test career?

2017-06-20 12:38

Veteran wing Bryan Habana has admitted that his days as a Springbok may be numbered.

Super Rugby

ARU won't back down on axing Super Rugby team

2017-06-20 12:29

The ARU has endorsed the decision to scrap one of the country's Super Rugby teams and stuck with its embattled chief executive Bill Pulver.

Top Stories

As it happened: Chiefs v British & Irish Lions

2017-06-20 09:26

A recap of the scoring on the tour match between the Chiefs and the British & Irish Lions in Hamilton.


Jaco Kriel set for Bok return

2017-06-20 07:17

Jaco Kriel looks set to be included in the Springboks’ match-day squad for third and final Test against France in Johannesburg.


Mohoje ruled out of third Test, Kriel could be fit

2017-06-19 20:04

Springbok team doctor, Dr Konrad von Hagen has confirmed that Oupa Mohoje will not be fit for the third Test match against France in Johannesburg.


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