Slipper, McCalman in Wallabies return for Barbarians

2017-10-22 11:31

Forwards James Slipper and Ben McCalman will return to the Wallabies after long-term injuries in a squad named by coach Michael Cheika.


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Rugby Championship

All Blacks see positives in defeat

2017-10-22 10:14

The All Blacks won't be hitting the panic button following Saturday's loss to Australia but instead warned they will bounce back as a stronger unit.

Currie Cup

5 Currie Cup players who would be Bok tourists

2017-10-22 08:30

The Currie Cup isn’t what it used to be any more, writes Simnikiwe Xabanisa, but it's still a tournament from which a few players can make claims for higher honours.

Currie Cup

WP thump Golden Lions, set up Sharks final

2017-10-21 18:50

Western Province marched into the final of the 2017 Currie Cup after dismantling the Golden Lions in their semi-final clash at Newlands.

Currie Cup

As it happened: WP v Golden Lions

2017-10-21 16:33

A recap of the scoring from the second Currie Cup semi-final between Western Province and the Golden Lions at Newlands.

Currie Cup

Sharks beat Blue Bulls, host Currie Cup final

2017-10-21 16:12

The Sharks will host the 2017 Currie Cup final after they beat the Blue Bulls in their semi-final clash at Lings Park in Durban.

Top Stories

As it happened: Australia 23-18 New Zealand

2017-10-21 11:01

Live scoring and commentary from the Bledisloe Cup clash between Australia and New Zealand at Suncorp Stadium.


Scots star Hardie suspended, misses autumn Tests

2017-10-20 21:42

Scotland flanker John Hardie will miss their autumn Tests after being suspended from all rugby as he is under investigation.


Jake: Boks can win RWC with the right coach

2017-10-20 10:32

Former national coach Jake White believes the Springboks can win the Rugby World Cup once again...


Emotional rematch for Munster a year after Foley's death

2017-10-20 13:47

Munster players will wear the Irish Heart Foundation's logo on their jerseys when they play Racing 92 in memory of coach Anthony Foley.

Super Rugby

Melbourne Rebels bolster front row stocks

2017-10-20 09:56

The Melbourne Rebels have bulked up their front row stocks for 2018 with the addition of props Sam Talakai and Jermaine Ainsley.


2007 v 2017 Boks: Our combined XV

2017-10-20 06:41

To mark the 10-year anniversary of the RWC 2007 success, Rob Houwing picks a Springbok team based on the side from then and the most recent XV.


Wallabies strive to show improvement

2017-10-20 08:27

The Wallabies have a chance to administer a shot in the arm to Australian rugby when they play the All Blacks in Brisbane.

Currie Cup

Bookies predict Sharks v Lions Currie Cup final

2017-10-19 14:30

The 2017 Currie Cup final will be contested between the Sharks and Golden Lions, if local bookmakers are to be believed...

Currie Cup

Jean-Luc starts for Sharks in Bulls semi-final

2017-10-19 12:00

Sharks coach Robert du Preez has named his team for their Currie Cup semi-final against the Blue Bulls at Kings Park.

Currie Cup

Bulls starting XV unchanged for Durban semi

2017-10-19 12:18

Blue Bulls executive of rugby John Mitchell has named his team for their Currie Cup semi-final against the Sharks in Durban.


Louw banned, but freed for Bok Tests

2017-10-19 06:57

Bath flank Francois Louw has copped a three week ban for foul play but it will not prevent him from playing for the Springboks on their year-end tour.

Rugby Championship

No Barrett as Sopoaga starts for All Blacks

2017-10-19 07:30

The All Blacks have decided not to risk flyhalf Beauden Barrett in Saturday's dead-rubber Bledisloe Cup Test against Australia in Brisbane.

Currie Cup

Defence coach pleased with WP's effort

2017-10-18 12:29

Western Province defence coach, Norman Laker, believes the team’s frailties while defending are a thing of the past.


Bok legend Juan Smith calls it a day

2017-10-18 09:06

A family issue has forced former Springbok flank Juan Smith to retire from all forms of rugby.


Wallabies to host Ireland in three-Test series

2017-10-18 07:10

The Wallabies will host Ireland in the first three-Test series ever played between the two nations next year.

Currie Cup

Daniel eyes 'special' Currie Cup triumph

2017-10-17 17:45

Keegan Daniel knows the feeling of winning a Currie Cup, and he wants to feel it one more time with the Sharks.


Bok flank cited for alleged eye gouging

2017-10-17 13:46

Springbok flank Francois Louw could be slapped with a lengthy ban if found guilty of foul play.

Super Rugby

Garden-Bachop makes Hurricanes switch

2017-10-17 13:25

Rebels flyhalf Jackson Garden-Bachop has signed a two-year deal with the Hurricanes which will keep him at the franchise until the end of 2019.

Currie Cup

Lions deny interest in Rudy Paige

2017-10-17 08:29

The Lions have denied that they intend to sign a deal with Springbok and Bulls scrumhalf Rudy Paige.

Currie Cup

Blue Bulls fret over star lock

2017-10-17 08:29

Blue Bulls lock Aston Fortuin is an injury concern ahead of their Currie Cup semi-final against the Sharks in Durban.

Rugby Championship

Hansen tells SBW critics to stop bleating

2017-10-17 06:55

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has slammed those critics who are not happy with Sonny Bill Williams’ form.

Rugby Championship

All Black Mathewson signs for Toulon

2017-10-16 16:46

New Zealand international scrum-half Alby Mathewson has signed for Toulon on an deal, the French Top 14 side announced.


Banda boost for struggling Kings

2017-10-16 15:07

Kings fullback Masixole Banda could be available for his side's PRO14 clash against Glasgow Warriors later this month.

Rugby Championship

From novice to super-fan: Why I back the All Blacks

2017-10-16 14:24

Wheels24’s Janine Van der Post explains why she’s a die-hard All Blacks supporter even though rugby only became a familiar term four years ago.


Ulster pledge support to injured Bok flank

2017-10-16 10:58

Irish club Ulster have pledged their support for Springbok flank Marcell Coetzee despite another injury setback.


Cheika keen on Australian to replace Ledesma

2017-10-15 19:36

Wallabies head coach Michael Cheika has spoken to a number of possibilities as he hunts for scrum coach Mario Ledesma's replacement.


Saracens squeeze past Ospreys, French ace in horror injury

2017-10-22 08:29

Defending champions Saracens battled back from a 10-point deficit to edge Ospreys in a European Cup thriller.


WPRU to say goodbye to Newlands?

2017-10-21 22:19

The Western Province Rugby Union looks poised to move to the Cape Town Stadium and leave Newlands behind.

South Africa 2023

SA’s 2023 bid promises World Rugby unprecedented return

2017-10-21 21:35

South Africa’s 2023 bid promises World Rugby a financial net return that would be unprecedented in the tournament’s history.

Rugby Championship

Read laments All Blacks' poor execution

2017-10-21 16:43

All Blacks captain Kieran Read lamented his side's poor execution in Saturday's defeat to Australia in their Bledisloe Cup Test in Brisbane.

Currie Cup

As it happened: Sharks v Blue Bulls

2017-10-21 14:05

A recap of the scoring and commentary from the Currie Cup semi-final between the Sharks and Blue Bulls from Durban.


Lambie starts alongside Dan Carter

2017-10-21 10:29

Patrick Lambie will start at fullback for Racing 92 on Saturday as Dan Carter wears the No 10 jersey against Munster.

Currie Cup

Griffons grind their way to back-to-back titles

2017-10-20 20:06

The Griffons have successfully defended their title to win the Currie Cup First Division final in a thrilling day of action in Welkom.

Currie Cup

Fans predict Sharks, WP Currie Cup final

2017-10-20 12:46

If a Sport24 poll is to be believed, the Currie Cup final will be contested between the Sharks and Western Province.


Wallabies ready for All Blacks tilt - Hooper

2017-10-20 10:10

Australian skipper Michael Hooper says the Wallabies are ready to test themselves against New Zealand in this weekend's Bledisloe Cup match in Brisbane.


JP Pietersen recalls 'most cherished' rugby memory

2017-10-20 09:37

Springbok wing JP Pietersen has called his 2007 World Cup-winning experienced his "most cherished rugby memory".


SA Rugby remembers 'great day' in 2007

2017-10-20 07:00

October 20, 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the Springboks’ second Rugby World Cup final victory.

Currie Cup

WP peaking after 'ordinary' season

2017-10-19 21:52

WP leadership is honest enough to admit that the team has probably under-performed this season but they are confident that they are ready to peak this weekend.

Currie Cup

Referees named for Currie Cup SFs

2017-10-19 15:18

Referee Rasta Rasivhenge will take charge of Saturday's Currie Cup semi-final between the Golden Lions and Western Province.

Currie Cup

Marx starts for Lions in Currie Cup semi

2017-10-19 12:39

Springbok hooker Malcolm Marx will start Saturday's Currie Cup semi-final against Western Province at Newlands.

Currie Cup

Bok prop Louw signs with WP until 2020

2017-10-19 08:57

Springbok prop Wilco Louw has reportedly signed a deal that will keep him at WP and the Stormers for at least the next three seasons.


Wallabies overlook Hunt for All Blacks clash

2017-10-19 07:17

Karmichael Hunt was a surprise omission from an experienced Wallabies team named to face the All Blacks in Brisbane.


12 players called up for Bok assessments

2017-10-18 16:34

A group of 12 Springboks have been invited to a four-day training, assessment and conditioning camp in Cape Town.


Kings announce new signings for PRO14

2017-10-18 13:01

The struggling Kings have bolstered their squad with two new signings as they continue to look for improvement in the PRO14.

Super Rugby

Ioane, Crusaders part ways

2017-10-18 11:08

Former Wallabies wing Digby Ioane confirmed that his stint with the Crusaders has ended after just one season with the Christchurch-based outfit.


Injured North ruled out of Bok Test

2017-10-17 21:10

Wales will have to do without star wing George North for their forthcoming autumn Tests, his English club Northampton Saints revealed.


Irish flyhalf Jackson to stand trial on rape charge

2017-10-17 17:42

Ireland's second choice flyhalf Paddy Jackson will stand trial on a charge of rape, a judge has ruled.


Bok No 8 hole: How about Schalk?

2017-10-17 12:29

Rob Houwing tosses the name of evergreen Schalk Burger into the pot as the Springboks weigh up their lingering No 8 problem for the Euro tour.


5 players knocking on the door for Bok call-ups

2017-10-17 11:01

Will Springbok coach Allister Coetzee turn to some new faces for the end-of-year tour over November and December?


Wales scrumhalf distraught after new ruling

2017-10-17 10:30

Scrumhalf Rhys Webb says he is 'very disappointed' that he will not be eligible to play for Wales when he joins Toulon next season.


No more Lions tours for Gatland

2017-10-17 06:55

New Zealander Warren Gatland insists he will not coach the British and Irish Lions on future tours.

Currie Cup

WP boosted by returning key stars

2017-10-16 20:15

Scrumhalf Jano Vermaak and fullback SP Marais have recovered from their respective injuries and are available for selection for WP's Currie Cup semi-final.


Wales change selection policy in bid to keep stars

2017-10-16 17:17

Welsh rugby chiefs have announced changes to their international selection policy in what they see as an attempt to stem the exodus of talent from the country.

Currie Cup

Sharks legend Ndungane an 'inspiration'

2017-10-16 14:32

Odwa Ndungane was given a warm send-off in Durban as the Sharks went down to Western Province.

Currie Cup

Sharks blow as Ward ruled out for season

2017-10-16 12:15

The Sharks have been dealt a blow with the news that centre Jeremy Ward has been ruled out for the remainder of the year.

Currie Cup

Dobson praises 'desperate' WP

2017-10-16 08:52

Western Province coach John Dobson says his side's desperation got them over the line against the Sharks in Durban.


Saracens off to flying Champions Cup start

2017-10-16 07:24

Holders Saracens kicked off their European Champions Cup campaign in style with a thrashing of Northampton.


Toulon hold off Halfpenny-inspired Scarlets

2017-10-15 19:38

Toulon survived a Leigh Halfpenny-led fightback from Scarlets to edge to a opening European Champions Cup victory in southern France.


Managing Japan Boks a headache in waiting

2017-10-22 06:00

Springbok captain Warren Whiteley’s failure to recover from his injury has put team management on notice to continue finding leadership alternatives.


France star flyhalf ruled out of Bok Test

2017-10-21 19:17

French flyhalf Camille Lopez will miss the Test against the Boks after breaking his ankle in Clermont's European Cup win over Northampton.

South Africa 2023

SA Rugby: No dropping of RWC 2023 ball

2017-10-21 21:44

SA Rugby President Mark Alexander said the tournament in South Africa in 2023 would be an unforgettable celebration of the game.


Courageous Wallabies stun All Blacks

2017-10-21 15:13

Australia withstood a furious late charge to upset New Zealand in a pulsating Bledisloe Cup match, piercing a fresh hole in the world champions' aura of invincibility.


Cheetahs prepare to lose key duo for PRO14

2017-10-21 08:50

The Cheetahs are preparing to lose two key players to the Stormers as they continue their PRO14 campaign.

Currie Cup

Currie Cup semis: Duels to interest Allister

2017-10-20 14:30

There’s no shortage of one-on-ones on Currie Cup semi-final day to deeply interest the Bok brains trust ahead of the European trek, writes Rob Houwing.

Currie Cup

Du Preez explains Chiliboy omission

2017-10-20 10:10

Sharks coach Robert du Preez has explained his decision to leave out Chiliboy Ralepelle for Saturday's Currie Cup semi-final against the Blue Bulls.

Currie Cup

Currie Cup 2018 line-ups to get 'Player 23'?

2017-10-20 08:57

The 2018 edition of the Currie Cup is likely to see match-day squads increased to 23 players.

Rugby Championship

All Blacks forced into late Bledisloe Cup change

2017-10-20 08:23

The All Blacks have been forced into a late change ahead of Saturday's Bledisloe Cup Test, after reserve flank Matt Todd picked up a groin injury in training.


'Heartbroken' Webb blasts 'joke' Wales decision

2017-10-20 10:13

Wales scrumhalf Rhys Webb has blasted the WRU for not informing him of new rules regarding Test selection before he agreed to join French side Toulon.

Currie Cup

Mitchell has something up his sleeve for Sharks

2017-10-19 18:34

Blue Bulls coach John Mitchell says he has something up his sleeve for the Sharks in Saturday's Currie Cup semi-final.

Currie Cup

WP pick Leyds at fullback for Lions semi

2017-10-19 13:25

Springbok Dillyn Leyds will play at fullback for Western Province in their Currie Cup semi-final against the Golden Lions.

Currie Cup

Jones keen to take on Lions midfield duo

2017-10-19 10:29

WP centre Huw Jones is keen to face Golden Lions midfield duo Rohan Janse van Rensburg and Harold Vorster in the Currie Cup semi-final.


Wallabies revival faces ultimate test against All Blacks

2017-10-19 12:51

Kurtley Beale says the Wallabies will take heart from their near-miss against the All Blacks as they bid to end their Bledisloe Cup misery.


Clermont's Laidlaw ruled out for three months

2017-10-18 22:44

Clermont's Scottish international scrumhalf Greig Laidlaw will be sidelined for between 10 and 12 weeks after breaking his leg over the weekend.


Throat surgery sidelines Catrakilis

2017-10-18 15:01

South African flyhalf Demetri Catrakilis will be sidelined until at least Christmas after undergoing throat surgery.

Rugby Championship

All Black wing on the road to recovery

2017-10-18 12:54

Injured All Black wing Nehe Milner-Skudder hopes to be back on the field in late April or May.


Gatland eyes rugby jobs in New Zealand

2017-10-18 06:51

Wales coach Warren Gatland hopes to coach in New Zealand when his contract expires after the 2019 Rugby World Cup.


Blitzbok champion Dippenaar calls it a day

2017-10-17 19:42

Springbok Sevens player Stephan Dippenaar has decided to call an end to his playing career in order to start a new chapter in his life.

Currie Cup

Sharks wary of the 'Mitch impact'

2017-10-17 15:36

The Sharks know that they are facing a very different Blue Bulls team in their Currie Cup semi-final.

Currie Cup

Currie Cup stats set scene for thrilling semis

2017-10-17 12:29

Key statistics from the 2017 Currie Cup indicate that two thrilling semi-finals lie in wait this weekend.

Currie Cup

Dreyer fit for Lions' Newlands trip

2017-10-17 11:00

The Golden Lions will be able to call on the services of Springbok prop Ruan Dreyer for their Currie Cup semi-final against WP.


Injury blow as Wallabies brace for All Blacks

2017-10-17 09:25

Australia have suffered a blow with the loss of lock Izack Rodda for Saturday's Bledisloe Cup Test against the All Blacks in Brisbane.


Lion bite victim Baldwin feared he could lose his hand

2017-10-16 21:32

Wales hooker Scott Baldwin feared he would have to have his left hand amputated after a bizarre incident in South Africa when a lion bit him last month.


Barrett-Theron makes referee history in U20 final

2017-10-16 17:15

South Africa’s leading female referee Aimee Barrett-Theron is set to add another feat to her growing list of achievements.

Super Rugby

Lions: Regrouping rosily for Super Rugby

2017-10-16 16:10

Rob Houwing sees signs of the Lions getting right back on track for a potential “third time lucky” stab at the Super Rugby title in 2018 …

Currie Cup

Robert du Preez shows 'old man' what he can do

2017-10-16 12:39

Western Province flyhalf Robert du Preez made a massive statement against the Sharks ahead of his likely move to Durban.

Currie Cup

Sharks coach slams players after WP loss

2017-10-16 10:58

Sharks coach Robert du Preez has slammed his players after their 31-20 loss to Western Province in Durban.

Currie Cup

Paige to leave Bulls for Lions - report

2017-10-16 06:53

Springbok scrumhalf Rudy Paige is reportedly set to leave the Bulls to join the Lions.


All Blacks call up Mo'unga as Barrett cover

2017-10-16 06:53

The All Blacks called up uncapped Richie Mo'unga Monday to bolster their backline stocks in the squad to face Australia in Brisbane this weekend.

Currie Cup

Griffons book Currie Cup First Division home final

2017-10-15 17:43

The Griffons will face arch-rivals, the Leopards, in their second successive Currie Cup First Division final next weekend.


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