Coaches cost Lions Test series victory: O'Brien

2017-09-21 21:21

Ireland's Sean O'Brien criticised the coaching during this year's British and Irish Lions tour, saying the team were "overtrained" and should have easily beaten the All Blacks.


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Super Rugby

Mitchell: Super Rugby approaching 'common sense'

2017-09-21 18:56

Bulls coach John Mitchell believes the new Super Rugby format is a step in the right direction, though there is still work to be done.

Rugby Championship

Where is Combrinck? Ex-Bok wings ask

2017-09-21 14:36

Two former Springbok wingers are puzzled by the fact that Ruan Combrinck is not part of the team's Rugby Championship squad.

Super Rugby

SANZAAR urges SA teams to play 'attractive' rugby

2017-09-21 13:59

Organisers of troubled Super Rugby have urged under-performing Australian and South African teams to play "more attractive" rugby.

Currie Cup

Cheetahs eye Pumas scalp in Currie Cup

2017-09-21 13:25

The Free State Cheetahs have announced their side for a Currie Cup clash against the Pumas in Bloemfontein.

Super Rugby

Lomax joins Highlanders a year early

2017-09-21 11:47

New Zealand prop Tyrel Lomax will join the Highlanders from the Melbourne Rebels in 2018, a year earlier than originally expected.


O'Brien: Lions coaches 'overtrained' team

2017-09-21 11:00

Ireland flank Sean O'Brien has criticised the coaching during this year's British and Irish Lions tour, saying the team were "overtrained".


Goosen to join Montpellier in 2018/19?

2017-09-20 18:39

According to reports, French club Montpellier have expressed interest in former Springbok utility back Johan Goosen.

Rugby Championship

Boks send SOS to Louw, pick uncapped Sharks duo

2017-09-20 14:23

Francois Louw, S’busiso Nkosi and Louis Schreuder have been included in the Springbok squad for the final two matches of the Rugby Championship.

Currie Cup

New captain for Newlands-bound Griquas

2017-09-20 13:44

Flank Sias Koen will captain Griquas in their Currie Cup clash Western Province at Newlands.

Currie Cup

Pumas call on Herne for Cheetahs

2017-09-20 10:50

Last year’s Pumas 'Player of the Year', hooker Frankie Herne, has earned a Currie Cup start against the Free State Cheetahs.

Rugby Championship

5 areas where Coetzee might consider change

2017-09-20 08:39

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee has a lot to think about in terms of selection ahead of home fixtures against Australia and New Zealand.

Super Rugby

Pulver grilled over Force axing

2017-09-20 09:18

Australian Rugby Union CEO Bill Pulver has faced a two pronged attack at a Senate inquiry into the Super Rugby axing of the Western Force.

Rugby Championship

Mealamu backs Hansen's split squad decision

2017-09-19 22:33

All Blacks legend Keven Mealamu has backed Steve Hansen's decision to split his squad for their next two Rugby Championship Tests.

Rugby Championship

Experience, setpiece key for Boks now

2017-09-19 16:26

The Springboks will need to back a lot more depth and experience if they are to make a success of the last two Rugby Championship matches at home.


French Top14 club invest in Grey College

2017-09-19 14:51

French Top 14 club Montpellier have launched a unique scholarship programme at renowned Bloemfontein school Grey College.


Ireland skipper Best out for six weeks

2017-09-19 10:52

Ireland hooker and captain Rory Best is expected to be sidelined for up to six weeks after sustaining a hamstring injury.

Rugby Championship

Stransky at a loss to explain Boks' demise

2017-09-19 08:26

Former flyhalf Joel Stransky is at a loss as to how the Springboks can compete with the All Blacks.

Super Rugby

Naisarani exits axed Force, signs with Brumbies

2017-09-19 07:09

Fijian backrower Isi Naisarani became one of the first players to leave the Force following their axing from Super Rugby, signing a one-year deal with the Brumbies.

Rugby Championship

Reaction to Springboks' horror loss to All Blacks

2017-09-18 18:25

In case you missed any reaction to the Springboks' loss to the All Blacks, here are our top FIVE stories.

Rugby Championship

Why Newlands MUST be Bok rot-stopper

2017-09-19 06:30

Allister Coetzee badly needs a respectable result in the Newlands follow-up against NZ to arrest his ‘rollover’ record against them, writes Rob Houwing.


Vito named Top 14 player of the year

2017-09-18 21:29

New Zealand's Victor Vito of La Rochelle was voted French Top 14 player of the year for 2016-2017.

Rugby Championship

Bookies back Boks to beat Wallabies

2017-09-18 13:39

Despite their defeat to the All Blacks, the Springboks will bounce back to beat Australia in their next Rugby Championship clash, local bookmakers believe.

Rugby Championship

Hansen gives All Blacks Bok destroyers a B+

2017-09-18 11:06

Steve Hansen believes his All Blacks of 2017 remain short of the A-standard, even after their record dismantling of the Springboks.

Rugby Championship

Coetzee: All Black hiding the 'perfect storm'

2017-09-18 10:33

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee has "no excuses" after his side's record-breaking 57-0 loss to the All Blacks in Albany.

Rugby Championship

5 talking points: All Blacks v Boks

2017-09-18 08:08

Herman Mostert highlights FIVE talking points following the Springboks’ 57-0 defeat to the All Blacks in Albany.

Rugby Championship

All Blacks rest stars for Argentina

2017-09-18 06:51

The All Blacks will not take six first-choice players on their Rugby Championship trip to Argentina, coach Steve Hansen has said.

Rugby Championship

Argentina lose star wing with fractured hand

2017-09-17 22:00

Argentina have suffered a setback after Ramiro Moyano was ruled out for at least six weeks with a fractured hand.


Bok Women’s Sevens qualify for RWC Sevens 2018

2017-09-17 17:50

The Springbok Women’s Sevens on Sunday booked their place in the Rugby World Cup Sevens, which will be hosted in San Francisco in 2018.

Rugby Championship

Record win not good enough, say All Blacks

2017-09-17 09:47

The All Blacks gave themselves a pass mark but said there was still a lot to work on as they reflected on their record 57-0 demolition of South Africa.


WRAP: PRO14 - Week 3

2017-09-17 06:30

Dates, fixtures, results and match reports for Round 3 of the inaugural PRO14 tournament.

Currie Cup

Gutsy Lions pip Blue Bulls

2017-09-16 19:03

The Golden Lions have beaten the Blue Bulls 36-33 in their Currie Cup clash at Emirates Airlines Park in Johannesburg on Saturday.

Rugby Championship

New Bok addition Nkosi remains grounded

2017-09-21 17:00

It’s been a dream season for Sharks wing S’busiso Nkosi, who has been rewarded with a Springbok call-up.


Fit-again Oupa at No 8 for Cheetahs

2017-09-21 13:53

Cheetahs coach Rory Duncan has announced his team for Friday’s PRO14 encounter against Irish side Leinster.

South Africa 2023

NZ Rugby ponders RWC 2023 vote

2017-09-21 13:58

New Zealand Rugby will be influenced by a recommendation from a World Rugby executive committee before voting on who they want to host the 2023 RWC.

Currie Cup

Pollard gets spot on Bulls bench

2017-09-21 12:23

Springbok flyhalf Handre Pollard has been named on the Blue Bulls bench for their Currie Cup clash against the Sharks.

Currie Cup

Boks back to boost high-flying Sharks

2017-09-21 10:10

The Sharks will host the Blue Bulls at Kings Park on Saturday having been boosted by the return of a couple of Springboks.

Super Rugby

Lions start Super Rugby 2018 with home run

2017-09-21 09:03

The Lions will play six of their first eight matches in Super Rugby 2018 at Ellis Park in what is a favourable draw.

Rugby Championship

Ex-All Black questions ‘governance’ of SA rugby

2017-09-21 07:13

Ex-NZ prop Craig Dowd doesn’t believe proper structures are in place for the Springboks to consistently compete with the All Blacks.

Rugby Championship

All Blacks well out in front

2017-09-20 16:34

Today, September 20 in two years’ time Rugby’s showpiece tournament – the Rugby World Cup – will kick off in Tokyo.


Transformation group calls for boycott of Kings

2017-09-20 13:21

A transformation group has called for a boycott of the Kings until SA Rugby hands administrative control back to the EP Rugby Union.


France willing to spend extra to secure RWC 2023

2017-09-20 13:59

France are keen to pay World Rugby a £150 million hosting fee to secure the 2023 Rugby World Cup, overpaying the standard fee by £30 million.


Cheetahs boosted by Mohoje return

2017-09-20 10:33

Cheetahs flank Oupa Mohoje could make his return to the side for Friday's PRO14 clash against Leinster in Bloemfontein.

Currie Cup

Mitchell opts not to pick Pollard, Paige

2017-09-20 08:30

Bulls executive of rugby John Mitchell will not select Springboks Handre Pollard and Rudy Paige for their match against the Sharks.

Rugby Championship

Should Allister stick more to specialists?

2017-09-20 07:00

Fielding players out of position has backfired more than it has benefited Springbok coach Allister Coetzee, suggests Rob Houwing.

Currie Cup

Bok needs will boost Currie Cup

2017-09-19 20:31

The Currie Cup has been played out below the radar this season but with some Springboks back the competition will come into much sharper focus.


Feuding partner lays fraud charges against WP Rugby

2017-09-19 13:00

The battle between WP Rugby and aggrieved partner Aerios has taken a new turn with the latter revealing they have laid criminal charges. Rob Houwing reports.

Currie Cup

26 handling errors leave WP coach stunned

2017-09-19 10:51

Despite making several handling errors against the Pumas, WP coach John Dobson does not think there is something wrong their skills level.

Rugby Championship

Louw confirms he’s on standby for Bok duty

2017-09-19 09:58

Francois Louw could be called into the Springbok squad ahead of their two home Rugby Championship Tests against Australia and New Zealand.


Sage, Soyizwapi add experience to Sevens Academy

2017-09-19 09:41

Dylan Sage and Siviwe Soyizwapi are the two well-established Bok Sevens players included in the SA Sevens Academy squad for the Oktoberfest Sevens.

Rugby Championship

Smith catalyst for Bok demolition job

2017-09-18 22:57

All Blacks scrumhalf Aaron Smith's ability to lift his side at the right moments was evident in the victory over the Springboks.


Leinster coach backs Kings to come good

2017-09-18 18:41

Leinster backline coach Girvan Dempsey says he was shocked by the intensity the Kings brought to this past weekend's PRO14 clash in Port Elizabeth.


Willemse boost for struggling Kings

2017-09-18 14:01

The Southern Kings have been boosted by the news that captain Michael Willemse does not have a broken hand.

Rugby Championship

Rassie will 'add massive value' to Boks

2017-09-18 13:13

Rassie Erasmus will add massive value to South African rugby, says Leinster backline coach Girvan Dempsey.

Rugby Championship

Not one Bok would make All Blacks XV - Mallett

2017-09-18 11:35

Former coach Nick Mallett believes not one Springbok would make it into an All Blacks starting XV.

Rugby Championship

Mallett: Criticising Boks like clubbing a baby seal

2017-09-18 09:01

Former coach Nick Mallett felt sorry for the Springboks after their record-breaking defeat to the All Blacks in Albany.

Rugby Championship

Defiant Coetzee: We're on the right track

2017-09-18 08:30

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee has hit back at calls for his head from disgruntled fans on social media.

Rugby Championship

Allister has ignored Bok danger signs

2017-09-17 21:48

Chickens came home to roost on Saturday over Allister Coetzee’s inaction in dealing with clearly swelling backline shortcomings, says Rob Houwing.


Montpellier thrash Toulon to continue perfect start

2017-09-17 19:22

French Top 14 leaders Montpellier ran in six tries in a thumping of Toulon to continue their 100 percent start to the season.


Davids praises Kings efforts

2017-09-17 14:57

Southern Kings Head Coach Deon Davids had high praise for his team for the fine first half performance they turned in against Irish club Leinster in their PRO14 clash.


Japan told to speed up 2019 RWC preparations

2017-09-17 09:48

Japanese organisers were warned to accelerate their preparations for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, with training venues a key area of concern.

Rugby Championship

Boks vow to bounce back from Albany disappointment

2017-09-16 22:12

The Boks are bitterly disappointed with the loss they suffered against the All Blacks, Allister Coetzee, has vowed that his side will work extremely hard to bounce back.

Currie Cup

WRAP: Currie Cup - Week 10

2017-09-17 06:30

Dates, fixtures, kick-off times and match reports for Week 10 of the 2017 Currie Cup tournament.

Rugby Championship

Hansen delighted with 'pretty good performance'

2017-09-16 19:42

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen was delighted after his side kept the Springboks scoreless in their 57-0 win in Albany on Saturday.

Currie Cup

Returning Boks start for WP

2017-09-21 14:38

Western Province coach John Dobson has named his team for their Currie Cup clash against Griquas at Newlands.


Leinster skipper back for Cheetahs clash

2017-09-21 14:28

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has named his team to take on the Cheetahs in a PRO14 encounter in Bloemfontein

Rugby Championship

Shunned Combrinck: Leyds to nip into gap?

2017-09-21 13:30

Rightly or wrongly, Dillyn Leyds may now steal a march on Ruan Combrinck in the bid to bring better Bok balance to a poor back three, says Rob Houwing.

South Africa 2023

Ramaphosa to lead SA's RWC 2023 presentation delegation

2017-09-21 12:30

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will lead a high-level delegation to London for the presentation to World Rugby of SA’s bid to host Rugby World Cup 2023.

Currie Cup

April wary of 'Mitchell influence'

2017-09-21 09:59

The Sharks have now won eight Currie Cup matches in a row and will be looking to make it nine when they host the Blue Bulls.

Super Rugby

SANZAAR to help struggling Sunwolves

2017-09-21 08:26

SANZAAR have confirmed that they will be lending a helping hand to Japan's struggling Sunwolves in Super Rugby 2018.


Carter opts against France World Cup 2023 presentation

2017-09-20 21:37

All Blacks legend Dan Carter will not attend France's World Cup 2023 bid presentation in London next week, dealing a blow to officials' hopes of exploiting his star power.

Super Rugby

Force's Wessels to replace Rassie at Munster?

2017-09-20 14:10

Western Force and Wallabies lock Adam Coleman has been linked with a move to Munster, along with coach Dave Wessels.

Currie Cup

Lions turn to youth, release Kankowski

2017-09-20 12:53

Golden Lions coach Swys de Bruin will give the junior players in the union the opportunity to showcase their talents for the remainder of the Currie Cup season.

Currie Cup

Young lock returns to Sharks from Italy

2017-09-20 10:00

The Sharks have announced the signing of lock Gideon Koegelenberg on a two-year contract.


Two years today until RWC 2019!

2017-09-20 08:01

Wednesday, September 20 marks exactly two years until the start of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.


Ex-Springbok Lionel Wilson dies

2017-09-20 07:04

Former Springbok fullback Lionel Wilson passed away at the age of 84 over the weekend.


WP Rugby responds to fraud allegations

2017-09-19 18:27

WP Rugby has issued a statement in response to allegations of fraud made by Aerios, the company at the centre of an advertising rights dispute with WP Rugby.

Rugby Championship

Jaco Kriel's 2017 season over

2017-09-19 12:25

Springbok flank Jaco Kriel is set to undergo a shoulder operation which will see him miss the remainder of the 2017 season.


Leinster prop kicked off flight from PE

2017-09-19 17:00

Leinster prop Cian Healy was kicked off a flight from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town over the weekend, the club has confirmed.

Rugby Championship

Springboks: Now not the time for panic

2017-09-19 08:49

Allister Coetzee should resist the urge to make wholesale changes for the remainder of the Rugby Championship, writes Lloyd Burnard.

Rugby Championship

Etzebeth: Leave our loved ones alone!

2017-09-19 07:08

Springbok captain Eben Etzebeth has called on disgruntled fans not to vent their anger towards the players’ loved ones.

Rugby Championship

Mitchell: Boks need new exits strategy

2017-09-18 22:15

John Mitchell believes a new exits strategy is needed if the Springboks are to bounce back from their humiliating loss to the All Blacks.

Rugby Championship

Will Coetzee call up reinforcements?

2017-09-18 16:51

After another low point in South African rugby, will Springbok coach Allister Coetzee be tempted to call up some overseas-based players?

Rugby Championship

Battered Boks stay 3rd in rankings

2017-09-18 13:39

Despite their record defeat to the All Blacks in Albany, the Springboks remain in third position in the latest official World Rugby rankings.

Rugby Championship

Rob Louw: Many Boks should be club players!

2017-09-18 13:42

Former Springboks were not happy with the current team’s disastrous defeat to the All Blacks in Albany on Saturday.

Rugby Championship

7 Boks released for Currie Cup duty

2017-09-18 12:37

Handre Pollard and Damian de Allende are among seven Springboks released to play in the Currie Cup.

Rugby Championship

All Blacks to split squads for Argentina, Bok Tests?

2017-09-18 09:01

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has hinted at unleashing dual squads for the final two Rugby Championship Tests on the road.

Rugby Championship

Venter urges Bok fans to keep the faith

2017-09-18 08:30

Springbok assistant coach Brendan Venter says there was "nothing wrong with the Boks' effort" in their record-breaking defeat to New Zealand in Albany.

Rugby Championship

Internet goes meme-crazy after Boks' worst Test loss

2017-09-17 21:28

The internet has predictably exploded after the Springboks suffered a humiliating defeat against the All Blacks at Albany.


Wasps' record 20-win home run ended Quins

2017-09-17 19:06

Flyhalf Marcus Smith showed the qualities which have earned rave reviews with 14 points as Harlequins ended Wasps' record 20-win streak at home.


Champions Clermont hit back with eight-try romp

2017-09-17 07:05

French Top 14 champions Clermont hit back from their 51-20 mauling by La Rochelle to crush rock-bottom Brive in an eight-try rout.

Rugby Championship

All Blacks praise defence guru for runaway win

2017-09-16 22:12

The All Blacks have paid tribute to defence coach Wayne Smith as they celebrated their record-breaking 57-0 demolition of arch-rivals SA in Auckland.


Cheetahs edge past Zebre in Bloemfontein

2017-09-16 21:11

The Cheetahs have beaten Zebre in their PRO14 clash at Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein on Saturday.


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