Boks grind out much-needed win in Paris

2017-11-19 00:18

Allister Coetzee's Springboks carved out a messy but much-needed 18-17 win against France in Paris on Saturday.


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As it happened: France 17 Springboks 18

2017-11-19 00:05

LIVE scoring and interactive commentary on the France v Springboks Test in Paris.


Wales edge Georgia in dour clash

2017-11-18 19:10

Wales bounced back from last week's loss to Australia by claiming a 13-6, if under-whelming, victory over Georgia at the Principality Stadium.


Late Pumas charge sees off Italy

2017-11-18 18:26

Argentina scored 17 unanswered points in the final 20 minutes on Saturday to beat Italy 31-15 in an autumn international in Florence.


Jones rules out 'Bodyline' game against Australia

2017-11-18 14:20

England coach Eddie Jones has made no secret of wanting his side to "physically dominate" Australia at Twickenham but rules out an over-robust approach.


Etzebeth wants solid Bok performance

2017-11-18 07:33

Springbok lock and captain Eben Etzebeth wants his side to perform to their best against France at the Stade de France in Paris.


Australia will meet with ref after Jones blast

2017-11-17 21:06

Australia hit back at England coach Eddie Jones by insisting they would meet with referee Ben O'Keeffe ahead of their clash at Twickenham.


Hooper backs Enever to shine against England

2017-11-17 19:29

Australia captain Michael Hooper backed rising star Blake Enever to come good against England after his dramatic late call into the Wallabies.


Boks look to give Van Graan winning send-off

2017-11-17 14:48

The Springboks are looking to give assistant coach Johann van Graan the perfect send-off before he heads to Irish club Munster.


'Exceptional' Vermeulen return delights Boks

2017-11-17 12:00

South Africa captain Eben Etzebeth lauded the return of powerful back rower Duane Vermeulen for Saturday's international Test against France.

Super Rugby

Sharks confirm Muir appointment

2017-11-17 10:57

The Sharks have confirmed the appointment of Dick Muir as an attack and backline consultant for the 2018 Super Rugby season.

Rugby Championship

History against SBW and Scotland

2017-11-17 09:03

Sonny Bill Williams confesses to being unaware that the All Blacks have never lost to Scotland, but insists the back-to-back world champions are "on edge".


Flip van der Merwe chats to Sport24

2017-11-17 08:34

Flip van der Merwe talks about the mess the Springboks find themselves in, who he rates as SA’s best locks and previews the Paris Test on Saturday.


Larkham lays into 'spoilt' England

2017-11-16 22:58

Australia did their best to turn the tables on an England side coached by Eddie Jones by insisting their rivals are "spoilt" and tackle late.


O'Shea opts for stability against Pumas

2017-11-16 21:19

Italy coach Conor O'Shea named an unchanged side from last week's win over Fiji for this weekend's Test against Argentina.


Lydiate leads new-look Wales against Georgia

2017-11-16 20:19

Dan Lydiate will lead a new-look Wales side against Georgia after coach Warren Gatland made 14 changes to his starting XV.


Coetzee looking for massive Bok improvement

2017-11-16 17:37

Under-fire Springbok coach Allister Coetzee is looking for a massive improvement from his team as they face France in Paris.


France unchanged for Springbok clash

2017-11-16 15:50

France coach Guy Noves named an unchanged starting XV for their international Test match against South Africa at the Stade de France.

South Africa 2023

Rugby Africa: We were 'ignored' by SA Rugby

2017-11-16 22:00

Rugby Africa president Abdelaziz Bougja will not confirm that his organisation voted for France to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.


Lydiate leads new-look Wales against Georgia

2017-11-16 14:07

Dan Lydiate will lead a new-look Wales side against Georgia after coach Warren Gatland made 14 changes to his starting XV.

South Africa 2023

Small: France RWC 2023 'one of worst decisions ever'

2017-11-16 12:30

Former Springbok wing James Small was left gobsmacked by the decision to award France the right to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

South Africa 2023

Irrepressible Laporte the World Cup magician

2017-11-16 11:01

Bernard Laporte twice fell short in coaching France to victory in the RWC but he has delivered his country the right to host the sport's most prestigious tournament.

South Africa 2023

Wiese: World Rugby recommendation a 'mockery'

2017-11-16 09:00

Former Springbok lock Kobus Wiese believes that World Rugby should not continue with their 'internal recommendations' for World Cup hosts moving forward.

South Africa 2023

South Africans angered by rivals' bid tactics

2017-11-15 22:20

Attacks by bid rivals France and Ireland cost South Africa as they lost out to France to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup, said disgruntled SA rugby supremo Mark Alexander.

South Africa 2023

Laporte basks as France upset SA to win RWC hosting rights

2017-11-15 20:15

France's stunning upset of South Africa to secure the right to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup reflects the country's liking for a fight.

South Africa 2023

RWC 2023 … the things we had HOPED to say

2017-11-15 17:59

This is what chief writer Rob Houwing had prepared to offer in not unreasonable expectation – now sensationally scuppered -- of SA landing RWC 2023

South Africa 2023

SA Rugby won't challenge RWC 2023 vote

2017-11-15 18:04

Although they are 'bitterly disappointed' at the outcoming of the 2023 Rugby World Cup host voting, SA Rugby will not challenge the decision.

South Africa 2023

SA Rugby 'bitterly disappointed' at World Cup snub

2017-11-15 16:00

SA Rugby says it is “bitterly disappointed” at the decision by the World Rugby Council to award to 2023 World Cup to France.

South Africa 2023

RWC 2023: How they voted

2017-11-15 15:42

SA rugby fans were left devastated after losing the right to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup to France. But how did the voting pan out?


Star France pair to quit Toulouse

2017-11-15 14:42

France internationals Yoann Maestri and Jean-Marc Doussain will both quit Toulouse at the end of the season.


Nollis Marais demoted to Bulls Under-19 coach

2017-11-15 13:27

Last year's Super Rugby coach Nollis Marais will take charge of the Blue Bulls Under-19 side in 2018, the union has confirmed.

South Africa 2023

Ireland bank on last-minute 2023 lobbying

2017-11-15 11:50

Ireland and France have spent the last two weeks trying to save their 2023 Rugby World Cup bids ahead of Wednesday's host announcement.

Super Rugby

Bulls excited ahead of Stormers duel in LA

2017-11-15 10:25

The Bulls are excited about the prospect of facing the Stormers in a pre-season friendly in Los Angeles.


WRAP: November Tests - Week 2

2017-11-18 21:15

A comprehensive wrap of all the collated matches, kick-off times, results and match reports for all the Week 2 November internationals.


As it happened: Scotland 17-22 New Zealand

2017-11-18 19:04

Live scoring and commentary from Saturday's Autumn International between Scotland and New Zealand in Edinburgh.

Top Stories

As it happened: England 30-6 Australia

2017-11-18 16:16

Live scoring and commentary from Saturday's Test between England and Australia at Twickenham in London.

Super Rugby

Brumbies snap up Erasmus

2017-11-18 14:17

The Brumbies have announced the signing of South African-born prop Mees Erasmus from the axed Western Force on an EPS contract for 2018.


Pollard wants to see Bok magic in Paris

2017-11-18 07:00

Springbok flyhalf Handre Pollard is confident that the Springboks will overcome France in Paris after their poor showing last weekend.


Jones slams Cheika's lack of referee 'respect'

2017-11-17 20:17

England coach Eddie Jones has criticised Australia counterpart Michael Cheika for showing a lack of respect towards referee Ben O'Keeffe.


Australia's Coleman out of England game

2017-11-17 18:17

Australia suffered a blow when lock Adam Coleman was ruled out on the eve of their Cook Cup clash against England at Twickenham.


Pollard's Bok return the end for Jantjies?

2017-11-17 13:57

Handre Pollard's return to the Springbok starting line-up could be the beginning of a long run without the No 10 jersey for Elton Jantjies.


Bok record in France suggests tight affair

2017-11-17 12:00

The Springboks have won just one of their last five Test matches against France, in France.


Lack of scrumhalf stocks hurting SA

2017-11-17 09:07

South African rugby is crying out for depth at scrumhalf in the build-up to 2019, writes Lloyd Burnard.


Coetzee sees despair date for France-SA

2017-11-17 07:28

Desperation will drive both France and SA in their international Test match on Saturday, Springboks coach Allister Coetzee believes.


RugbyWA into administration after Force axing

2017-11-17 07:57

The parent body of Australia's Western Force went into voluntary administration on Friday over "financial constraints".


Unchanged France deserve second chance - Noves

2017-11-16 21:47

France coach Guy Noves said his players deserved a second chance ahead of their Test against South Africa at the Stade de France.


Jones glad Farrell is back against 'world best' Australia

2017-11-16 21:03

Eddie Jones wants a big performance from Owen Farrell when England face an Australia side he labelled the "best in the world at the moment."

Rugby Championship

Taylor starts for All Blacks against Scotland

2017-11-16 19:43

Codie Taylor is the only change to New Zealand's starting XV to play Scotland from the one that eased past France last weekend.


SA-born Du Preez gets first start against All Blacks

2017-11-16 17:26

South Africa-born Cornell du Preez starts for Scotland for the first time against world champions New Zealand.


RWC 2023 mess makes for spicy France v Boks Test

2017-11-16 14:22

Losing the 2023 Rugby World Cup might serve as a major motivating factor for the Springboks against France on Saturday.

South Africa 2023

SA’s bid boob: Our R1.2bn ‘inferiority’?

2017-11-16 12:30

France’s expectation of beating SA by some R1.2bn in revenue may have been decisive, in the final analysis, over the RWC 2023 hosting rights.


Good news awaits Cape Town Sevens fans

2017-11-16 13:06

Extra seats will be installed and 3 000 additional tickets per day be made available for the previously sold-out HSBC Cape Town Sevens tournament.

South Africa 2023

RWC 2023: Rugby Africa voted against SA!

2017-11-16 09:16

As SA wakes up to the realisation they won't be hosting the 2023 RWC, the news that Rugby Africa's votes went to eventual winners, France, hurts.

South Africa 2023

NZ defend 'odd' 2023 RWC hosting decision

2017-11-16 07:16

New Zealand Rugby boss Steve Tew has defended a shock decision to stage the 2023 RWC in France.

South Africa 2023

France don't deserve RWC 2023, but neither do SA nor Ireland

2017-11-16 07:58

France don't deserve to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup argues Dhirshan Gobind, but neither do South Africa nor Ireland...

South Africa 2023

World Rugby an 'old boys club,' says Stransky

2017-11-15 19:20

Former Springbok flyhalf Joel Stransky has lambasted World Rugby after France was named as the host of the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

South Africa 2023

RWC bidding process became 'opaque', SA complains

2017-11-15 18:13

Pre-vote favourites South Africa complained that the bidding process to host the 2023 World Cup had gone "opaque" over the last two weeks as it lost out to France.

South Africa 2023

Rugby World Cup hosts since 1987

2017-11-15 18:43

France has won the right to stage the 2023 World Cup after topping a poll of World Rugby Council members in London.

South Africa 2023

Did political unrest, crime cost SA 2023 RWC?

2017-11-15 16:44

Former Springbok Kobus Wiese believes that political unrest and crime statistics contributed to SA losing the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

South Africa 2023

SA left stunned as France awarded RWC 2023

2017-11-15 15:05

France has won the right to stage the 2023 Rugby World Cup, despite finishing behind rival bidders South Africa in an evaluation report.

South Africa 2023

The 9 stadiums for 2023 RWC in France

2017-11-15 15:57

The nine stadiums to be used at the 2023 Rugby World Cup after France was named as hosts after a World Rugby vote.

Super Rugby

Bulls sign forward duo from WP, Kings

2017-11-15 12:09

Bulls executive of rugby John Mitchell has named a Super Rugby training squad, as well as two new signings.


Ford backs England to improve

2017-11-15 13:05

England flyhalf George Ford believes his side will be better for playing their first end-of-year Test ahead of Saturday's match with Australia.


Wallabies sweating on Coleman injury

2017-11-15 10:23

Wallabies lock Adam Coleman will face a fitness test on Thursday to ensure he is ready for Saturday's Test against England at Twickenham.


Brave Scotland run All Blacks close

2017-11-18 21:11

Scotland put up a brave performance, but fell just short against the All Blacks in Edinburgh on Saturday.


England out-muscle Wallabies in tense London affair

2017-11-18 18:59

England have emerged as 30-6 victors is what was a tense Autumn International at Twickenham on Saturday.

Rugby Championship

Shields opts for England over All Blacks - report

2017-11-18 14:26

Hurricanes flanker Brad Shields recently had an offer to join the All Blacks squad withdrawn after he revealed he'd be leaving for Wasps.


Focus on Bok leadership

2017-11-18 09:38

There have been many occasions in the history of Springbok rugby that the national team have dug deep when faced with a backs to the wall scenario.


Wallabies determined to learn England lessons

2017-11-17 22:25

Australia will look to put the lessons of four successive defeats by England to good use when they meet their old rivals in their clash.


Summer blues firing France v Boks - Guirado

2017-11-17 19:09

France will have revenge on their minds when they host South Africa in Paris, according to captain Guilhem Guirado.


Competition, desire strong within Blitzboks squad

2017-11-17 17:22

Blitzboks star Chris Dry admits that competition within the Springbok Seven squad is huge as they look to repeat their 2016/17 success.


WP Rugby ‘has sold Newlands’ - claim

2017-11-17 13:01

WP Rugby clubs have received letters which suggest that the financially troubled union may already have a Newlands sale agreement in place, writes Rob Houwing.


Du Preez family to make Bok history in Paris

2017-11-17 10:43

Springbok history will be made at the Stade de France in Paris on Saturday night should loose forward Dan du Preez be called upon as a substitute.

Mark Keohane

Paris glory won't erase Albany and Dublin gore

2017-11-17 08:27

The short-term gain of a win against France won’t erase the 2017 Springboks pain of Albany and Dublin, writes Mark Keohane.


England's May up to speed for Wallabies

2017-11-17 10:43

England wing Jonny May believes he's quicker than ever heading into Saturday's Cook Cup clash against Australia at Twickenham.


Former Lions playmaker signs for Edinburgh

2017-11-16 21:47

Former Lions playmaker Jaco van der Walt has signed with the Scotland's PRO14 outfit Edinburgh Rugby.


Kings return to PE for Scarlets clash

2017-11-16 20:19

The Southern Kings return to Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium for their clash against PRO14 champions, Scarlets at the end of the month.


Allister ‘fixes’ … just not bumbling back 3!

2017-11-16 19:28

His ongoing, unfathomable resistance to changing the frail back three could come back to haunt Bok coach Allister Coetzee against France, says Rob Houwing


Pollard starts as Jantjies axed for France Test

2017-11-16 16:06

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee has made 10 changes to the match-23 for the Test against France in Paris.


Cheika names unchanged Wallaby team for England clash

2017-11-16 19:00

Michael Cheika retained the starting XV that beat Wales for the upcoming clash with England this weekend.


England recall Farrell for Wallaby battle

2017-11-16 15:10

Owen Farrell has been recalled by England for their clash with Australia at Twickenham.

Bet Centre

Boks to add to miserable week for SA - bookies

2017-11-16 13:16

The Springboks will complete a miserable week for South Africa rugby by losing, ironically, to France in their Test in Paris on Saturday.

South Africa 2023

Chester 'sad' at SA losing out on 2023 RWC

2017-11-16 11:01

Former Springbok wing Chester Williams has expressed his sadness at South Africa losing out on the right to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

Super Rugby

Force axed 'before review process ended'

2017-11-16 09:00

A parliamentary inquiry said the ARU chose to axe Western Force from Super Rugby months before a review process was completed and a decision was announced.

South Africa 2023

Deputy sports minister Oosthuizen gracious in defeat

2017-11-15 20:49

Gert Oosthuizen, deputy sports minister, was gracious in defeat as France won the right to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup from the more fancied South Africa.


England confident lack of Kruis control won't harm chances

2017-11-15 21:42

England scrum coach Neal Hatley says that the decision to drop George Kruis ahead of the clash with Australia is proof of their "ridiculous riches" at lock.

South Africa 2023

Krige 'saddened' over SA's RWC 2023 bid

2017-11-15 18:07

Former Springbok captain Corne Krige was "very sad" that South Africa lost out to France as the host of the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

South Africa 2023

Habana 'disappointed' at SA 2023 RWC snub

2017-11-15 16:43

Former Springbok wing Bryan Habana has expressed his disappointment following the announcement of France as 2023 Rugby World Cup hosts?

South Africa 2023

Twitter explodes as France awarded RWC 2023

2017-11-15 15:16

South African rugby lovers were left stunned as France was awarded the rights to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

Bafana Bafana

Baxter's record is worse than Coetzee's!

2017-11-15 13:27

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee has been absolutely lambasted in the media, while Bafana Bafana boss Stuart Baxter has flown under the radar.


Did flying economy class adversely affect Boks?

2017-11-15 11:50

The Springboks’ sleeping patterns may have been disturbed on their way to Europe, former conditioning coach Derick Coetzee fears.


Pollard ready to start for Boks

2017-11-15 10:25

Handre Pollard looks likely to start at flyhalf for the Springboks when they tackle France in Paris.


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