Bulls: For starters, where’s the passion?

2017-03-28 17:02

Their listless, leaden-footed approach only seems to hint that the Bulls lack the basic pillar of enthusiasm as a unit, says Rob Houwing.


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Super Rugby

Bosch: Sharks and Junior Boks in tug of war?

2017-03-28 14:00

The Sharks are confident that they will have the services of 19-year-old Curwin Bosch for the entire Super Rugby season.


Kriel and Bosch share MVP award

2017-03-28 08:43

On ratings of 6.7 out of 10, Jaco Kriel and Curwin Bosch have been named the All Out Rugby MVPs of the week, while Waylon Murray and Jamba Ulengo share the Moegoe award.

Super Rugby

Kerevi confident ahead of Hurricanes clash

2017-03-28 11:07

Despite a poor start to the season, Samu Kerevi feels the Reds can deliver a good showing against the Hurricanes in Brisbane on Saturday.

Super Rugby

Force deny they face Super axe

2017-03-28 09:00

The Force have dismissed concerns they face the axe from the troubled Super Rugby competition after a report suggested they will be scrapped in a revamped format.

Super Rugby

Stormers reveal weekly ‘Kiwi Day’

2017-03-28 07:11

The Stormers are devoting a training session a week to preparation for their upcoming Super Rugby fixtures against New Zealand opposition.

Super Rugby

Clean bill of health as Kings enter bye weekend

2017-03-27 22:53

The Southern Kings have reported no new injuries following a bruising Vodacom Super Rugby encounter with the Lions.


Bennett to leave Bristol for RFU role

2017-03-27 19:51

Former Wales international Mark Bennett will join the Rugby Football Union as their new head of sports science and medicine.

Super Rugby

Boks: Is Reinach a (very) quick-fix?

2017-03-27 16:25

Major Bok instability at scrumhalf is reflected in soon-ineligible Cobus Reinach’s call-up to a national camp in April, writes Rob Houwing.


Griquas captain stable after epileptic seizure

2017-03-27 13:43

Griquas captain RJ Liebenberg was rushed to hospital after suffering an epileptic seizure.

Varsity Cup

WRAP: Varsity Cup / Varsity Shield

2017-03-27 22:15

A collated WRAP of all the Varsity Cup and Varsity Shield matches played on Monday, March 27.

Super Rugby

Super Rugby: Force out, Kings to stay?

2017-03-27 11:58

The Western Force's time in Super Rugby is likely to end, while the Southern Kings may have a future in the competition.

Super Rugby

Smith opens up on off-field indiscretion

2017-03-27 09:50

Highlanders scrumhalf Aaron Smith believes he should have taken time off from rugby after being suspended for an off-field indiscretion in 2016.

Super Rugby

'Aliasman' grabs Sport24 SuperBru lead

2017-03-27 08:30

"Aliasman", better known as Ashley Boks, has taken the lead in the Sport24 SuperBru Super Rugby challenge after Week 5 of this year's competition.


Rival coaches trumpet fit-again Robshaw's Lions claims

2017-03-26 19:44

Warren Gatland will be a "brave man" to ignore Chris Robshaw's claims to a British and Irish Lions spot.

Super Rugby

Am’s long wait for Super Rugby nod

2017-03-26 17:00

Centre Lukhanyo Am has paid his dues and deserves recognition as he has travelled a long way.before he was chosen to play for the Sharks in Super Rugby.

Super Rugby

Stormers running away with conference

2017-03-25 22:00

Nastily under the cosh at times, the Stormers nevertheless left steamy Singapore with a win and widening supremacy in their group, writes Rob Houwing.


Ireland's Ryan set for Racing move - report

2017-03-25 20:28

Ireland lock Donnacha Ryan is set to join French club Racing 92 on a two-year deal, the Irish Examiner has reported.

Super Rugby

Stormers escape Singapore shock

2017-03-25 14:49

The Stormers narrowly escaped making unwanted history when they stumbled and fumbled their way to victory over the Sunwolves in Singapore.


SA Rugby announces 'satisfactory' financial result

2017-03-25 13:03

SA Rugby has announced a “satisfactory” operating result for the year ended December 31, 2016, despite reporting a group pre-tax loss of R23.3 million.

Super Rugby

Bulls battered black and Blues

2017-03-25 10:22

The Bulls got their New Zealand tour off to a losing start, going down to the Blues at the QBE Stadium in Albany.

Super Rugby

As it happened: Blues 38-14 Bulls

2017-03-25 08:00

Live scoring and interactive commentary of the Super Rugby match between the Blues and the Bulls from Auckland.

Super Rugby

Botha will help Sharks walk tall!

2017-03-24 13:21

The Sharks and Lions to take their respective SA derbies; mixed fortunes abroad for the Stormers and Bulls in the latest Super Rugby round, says Rob Houwing.

Super Rugby

Waratahs win as Rebels implode in Melbourne

2017-03-24 12:33

The Rebels blew a commanding half-time lead to leave the Waratahs victorious in their Australian Vodacom Super Rugby derby in Melbourne.

Herman Mostert

‘Back to the Future’ for SA in Super Rugby?

2017-03-24 12:11

It may not be the most popular solution, but SA Rugby may be forced to revert back to the franchise composition first installed in 1998, Herman Mostert argues.


Junior Bok squad announced for Bloem camp

2017-03-24 14:30

Junior Springbok coach Chean Roux has named a squad of 47 players invited to attend the team’s second training camp in Bloemfontein.

Super Rugby

Stormers 'better prepared' for Sunwolves

2017-03-24 10:02

Stormers coach Robbie Fleck says his side is much better prepared for their clash against the Sunwolves compared to last year.

Top Stories

As it happened: Crusaders 45-17 Force

2017-03-24 09:17

LIVE scoring from the Vodacom Super Rugby clash between the Crusaders and Force in Christchurch.


Peyper to ref first All Blacks v Lions Test

2017-03-24 07:50

Jaco Peyper, Jérôme Garcès and Romain Poite have been appointed to referee the Tests involving New Zealand and the British and Irish Lions.

Super Rugby

Lions wait on Mapoe as injuries mount

2017-03-23 18:01

The Lions were hit hard by injuries this week and will wait for Springbok midfielder Lionel Mapoe to know if they will have another long term injury on their hands.

Super Rugby

Steven Kitshoff: Why I'm heading back to SA

2017-03-23 14:39

Springbok prop Steven Kitshoff has explained why he opted to return to play his rugby in South Africa.

Super Rugby

Cronje to skipper Kings against Lions

2017-03-23 14:16

Lionel Cronje will captain the Southern Kings in their Super Rugby clash against the Lions in Port Elizabeth.


Police extend detention of 3 rape accused

2017-03-23 14:40

French police investigating a rape allegation have extended by 24 hours the detention of three of the six Grenoble rugby players held overnight.

Super Rugby

Eddie Jones: Super 12 was the best format

2017-03-28 13:00

England coach Eddie Jones says the Super Rugby tournament was at its strongest when 12 teams participated.

Super Rugby

Super Rugby: Weekend teams

2017-03-28 10:50

Dates, venues, kick-offs time and line-ups for Round 6 of the 2017 Vodacom Super Rugby tournament.

Super Rugby

More injury woes for Cheetahs captain

2017-03-28 10:19

Cheetahs captain Francois Venter has suffered another injury and is in doubt for their clash against the Stormers at Newlands.

Super Rugby

Foley suffers concussion setback

2017-03-28 10:19

Australia flyhalf Bernard Foley has suffered a new concussion setback after his long-awaited return to Super Rugby side Waratahs.

Super Rugby

Force deny they face Super Rugby axe

2017-03-28 07:11

The Western Force have dismissed concerns they face the axe from the troubled Super Rugby competition.

Super Rugby

Bulls name replacement for Jenkinson

2017-03-27 20:30

Conraad van Vuuren will replace prop John-Roy Jenkinson who has returned home from the Bulls' tour to New Zealand.

Super Rugby

Defence a major concern for Bulls

2017-03-27 18:27

Bulls coach Nollis Marais acknowledges that defence has become a major concern for his side in Super Rugby.

Super Rugby

Cheetahs look to 'control the controllables'

2017-03-27 14:43

Cheetahs coach Franco Smith says his side needs to try and forget about the uncertainty surrounding his side's future in Super Rugby.

Super Rugby

Lions v Sharks: Why stakes have soared

2017-03-27 13:17

A ‘third force’ in their Super Rugby group means Saturday’s derby between the Lions and Sharks has extra importance, writes Rob Houwing.


Bosch called up to Bok training camp

2017-03-27 10:51

New Sharks star Curwin Bosch has been called up to the upcoming Springbok training camp.

Super Rugby

Duffie urges Blues to build on Bulls triumph

2017-03-27 10:52

Blues wing Matt Duffie believes the side need to continue to look to improve by backing up their better performances.

Super Rugby

Bulls prop to return home

2017-03-27 09:50

The Bulls have been dealt another setback with confirmation that prop John-Roy Jenkinson will return home from New Zealand.

Super Rugby

5 talking points: Super Rugby Week 5

2017-03-27 07:27

Herman Mostert highlights FIVE talking points after Round 5 of the 2017 Super Rugby competition.


RWC debacle will stay with Robshaw for ever

2017-03-26 17:35

Chris Robshaw says the trauma of the 2015 Rugby World Cup which saw him stripped of the England captaincy is a scar that will never heal.

Super Rugby

Jaguares get the better of Reds

2017-03-26 05:47

The Jaguares retained their unbeaten home record when they claimed victory over the Reds in Buenos Aires.

Super Rugby

Fleck praises Stormers character

2017-03-25 20:49

Stormers Head Coach Robbie Fleck was impressed with the character his team showed to fight back and secure victory against the Sunwolves.

Super Rugby

Sharks grind out derby win

2017-03-25 19:09

The Sharks have ground out a well deserved win a over the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein with strong second half display paving the way for victory.

Super Rugby

As it happened: Cheetahs 30-38 Sharks

2017-03-25 19:05

See how the action unfolded in the Super Rugby match between the Cheetahs and Sharks from Bloemfontein.

Super Rugby

Highlanders leave it late to tame Brumbies

2017-03-25 12:34

The Highlanders heaped more pressure on Australian rugby with victory over the Brumbies in their Vodacom Super Rugby clash in Canberra.

Super Rugby

As it happened: Brumbies v Highlanders

2017-03-25 10:31

A recap of the scoring from the Brumbies v Highlanders Vodacom Super Rugby clash in Canberra.

Super Rugby

Sharks 'know what to expect' from Cheetahs

2017-03-24 19:02

The Sharks and the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein is the match of the weekend from a South African perspective.

Varsity Cup

Varsity Cup stars set sights on Dream Team

2017-03-24 16:14

As the competition reaches its business end, preparations for the Varsity Cup Dream Team are also in full swing.


Jake White's new Japan job confirmed

2017-03-24 12:34

Jake White, who led the Springboks to Rugby World Cup glory in 2007, will coach Japanese Top League side Toyota Verblitz next season.

Super Rugby

'Ever-improving' Kings up for Lions

2017-03-24 11:38

The Southern Kings have a bit of momentum heading into their clash against the Lions in Port Elizabeth.

Super Rugby

As it happened: Rebels v Waratahs

2017-03-24 10:34

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

Super Rugby

Highlanders prepped for unsubtle Brumbies

2017-03-24 10:02

Highlanders head coach Tony Brown fully knows what to expect from the Brumbies when his side make the trip to Canberra.


French police free Grenoble players in rape case

2017-03-23 21:47

French police investigating a rape allegation have released three Grenoble players held overnight for questioning.


Newcastle sign French prop Mavinga

2017-03-23 19:30

Newcastle have signed French prop Sami Mavinga from Top 14 side Lyon in time for next season, the English Premiership club has announced.

Super Rugby

In-form Jaguares change two for Reds

2017-03-23 17:13

Jaguares head coach Raul Pérez has made just two changes to his starting XV to take on the Reds this weekend in Buenos Aires.


Div hits out at Smith, says Boks will struggle

2017-03-23 14:40

Peter de Villiers has hit out at the tactics employed by Cheetahs coach Franco Smith and doubts he’ll be able to improve the Springboks' attack.

Super Rugby

Whiteley leads Lions for 50th time

2017-03-23 13:15

Lions coach Johan Ackermann has named his teams for Saturday’s Super Rugby encounter against the Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth.

Super Rugby

Sharks name Bosch at flyhalf for Cheetahs

2017-03-23 12:12

The Sharks have named Curwin Bosch at flyhalf for their Super Rugby clash against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.

Super Rugby

Lions starting XV unchanged for Sharks

2017-03-28 11:20

Lions coach Johan Ackermann has named his team for their Super Rugby derby against the Sharks in Johannesburg.

Super Rugby

Coltman extends Highlanders stay

2017-03-28 11:07

All Blacks hooker Liam Coltman has recommitted to New Zealand Rugby and the Highlanders through until the end of 2019.


Rassie’s return to SA 'just speculation'

2017-03-28 09:00

Rassie Erasmus says a report linking him with a move back to South Africa is at this stage “just speculation”.


Former All Blacks coach passes away

2017-03-28 09:00

New Zealand's rugby community is mourning the loss of former All Blacks coach Eric Watson, who died on Saturday, aged 91.


Junior Boks hit the ground running

2017-03-27 22:52

The Junior Springboks hit the ground running in searing heat in Bloemfontein as their second training camp kicked off.

Super Rugby

Elstadt, Senatla injury blows for Stormers

2017-03-27 18:54

The Stormers have a number of new injury concerns heading into this weekend's Super Rugby clash against the Cheetahs.

Super Rugby

Davids get stuck into error-ridden Kings

2017-03-27 18:27

Kings coach Deon Davids has criticised his players after their 42-19 loss to the Lions in Port Elizabeth.

Super Rugby

We’re grateful for the victory - Ackermann

2017-03-27 14:37

Lions coach Johan Ackermann pronounced himself satisfied with his team’s win over the Southern Kings, but not with their performance.

Super Rugby

Rugby as popular as ballroom dancing in Oz!

2017-03-27 11:54

Rugby union is officially the 26th most popular sport in Australia with the same number of participants as ballroom dancing.

Super Rugby

Du Preez: Be cautious with Bosch

2017-03-27 11:58

Sharks coach Robert du Preez doesn't want supporters to get too carried away over the performances of Curwin Bosch.

Super Rugby

Oupa says sorry for scuffle with Reinach

2017-03-27 09:50

Cheetahs flank Oupa Mohoje has apologised to Sharks scrumhalf Cobus Reinach after the two were involved in a scuffle.

Super Rugby

Mallett: Stormers have defensive problems

2017-03-27 08:22

Former Springbok coach Nick Mallett was not overly impressed with the Stormers’ defence in their Super Rugby clash against the Sunwolves.

Super Rugby

Uncertain future played a role in Cheetahs loss - Smith

2017-03-26 20:29

The uncertainty regarding their Super Rugby future was a contributing factor in the Cheetahs' loss to the Sharks.

Super Rugby

Super Rugby chop undecided

2017-03-26 11:20

Many factors will decide which teams get left out of the competition in future, sport executives say.

Super Rugby

WRAP: Super Rugby - Week 5

2017-03-26 05:30

A comprehensive wrap of all the collated matches, scores and match reports from Week 5 of the 2017 Super Rugby season.


Racing hold off late Clermont charge for crucial win

2017-03-25 20:30

Champions Racing 92 put their off-field woes behind them, to keep alive their play-off hopes with a crucial victory over Clermont.

Super Rugby

First half onslaught hands Lions victory over Kings

2017-03-25 16:54

A dominant first half display helped the Lions to an easy victory over the Kings in a Super Rugby encounter played in Port Elizabeth.

Top Stories

As it happened: Kings v Lions

2017-03-25 16:55

Recap the scoring from the Vodacom Super Rugby clash between the Kings and Lions in Port Elizabeth.

Top Stories

As it happened: Sunwolves v Stormers

2017-03-25 12:41

A recap of the scoring on the Vodacom Super Rugby clash between the Sunwolves and Stormers in Singapore.


Jones not money behind England bid to play All Blacks

2017-03-24 23:01

England's ultimately unsuccessful bid to stage a match against New Zealand later this year was sparked by coach Eddie Jones not money.

Super Rugby

Blues know what's coming from Bulls

2017-03-24 16:15

The Blues know what to expect from the Bulls when the teams clash in a Super Rugby clash in North Harbour.


SA referees prominent in June Tests

2017-03-24 14:30

A number of SA Rugby referees will feature prominently during the Test window in June.

Super Rugby

Du Preez: Benhard will be back for Sharks

2017-03-24 11:10

Sharks coach Robert du Preez says leaving flyhalf Benhard Janse van Rensburg out of the squad for Saturday's clash against the Cheetahs was tough.


Kiwis, Aussie to ref Boks v France series

2017-03-24 11:10

New Zealanders Glen Jackson and Ben O’Keeffe, as well as Angus Gardner from Australia, will referee SA's three-Test against France.

Super Rugby

Crusaders pack bullies Force

2017-03-24 10:28

The Crusaders relied on their forwards to demolish the Force and stay unbeaten in this year's Vodacom Super Rugby tournament.

Six Nations

Hogg voted Six Nations top player

2017-03-23 22:27

Scotland fullback Stuart Hogg has been voted Six Nations Player of the Championship for the second year running.


Pau rest ex-All Black after three head knocks

2017-03-23 21:45

Ex-All Black flyhalf Colin Slade will not play for his French club Pau until at least May after suffering three head knocks since August.


Pacific rugby nations get June boost

2017-03-23 18:38

Pacific Island nations will play five matches against leading rugby union nations during the June international window, World Rugby has announced.

Super Rugby

What to expect from Cobus Wiese

2017-03-23 16:00

He is just 19-years-old, but Stormers forward Cobus Wiese has a bright future ahead of him, says coach Robbie Fleck.


Coetzee without Coetzee for France series

2017-03-23 14:21

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee will be without the services of flank Marcell Coetzee for the home three-Test series in June against France.

Super Rugby

Reds rest Smith, Simmons

2017-03-23 13:35

Reds head coach Nick Stiles has chosen to rest George Smith and Rob Simmons for Saturday's game against the Jaguares at Vélez Sarsfield.


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