WATCH: Springboks get hot and sweaty in camp

2019-06-26 15:55

The players who gathered in Pretoria for the next instalment of the Springbok alignment and conditioning camps have been hard at work.


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Smith hat-trick steers U20 Women to victory in Zimbabwe

2019-06-26 19:25

A first-half hat-trick by South Africa U20 Women’s winger Leandi Smith helped her side to a comprehensive victory over Zimbabwe in Harare.


Henry backs Gatland for top All Blacks job

2019-06-26 11:34

Graham Henry believes Wales boss Warren Gatland is among the front runners for the All Blacks role when Steve Hansen steps down.


Nick Mallett to help pick new Kings coach

2019-06-26 08:45

Former Springbok coach Nick Mallett will help the executive council of the Southern Kings pick a new head coach.

Super Rugby

Scarra takes positives from Stormers season

2019-06-25 14:36

WP stalwart Scarra Ntubeni says he cannot wait for the Currie Cup to begin while turning his attention to the positives coming from the Super Rugby season.


Boks now more dangerous - Kiwi scribe

2019-06-25 09:50

The Springboks can benefit from the fact that South Africa's Super Rugby challenge is over, a New Zealand scribe reckons.

Super Rugby

SA's S15 year summary: The good, bad … and ugly

2019-06-25 06:43

Rob Houwing splits into three categories his assessment of largely unflattering Super Rugby 2019 from a purely South African perspective.


WP Rugby's money woes set to cripple the union

2019-06-24 18:20

WP Rugby is seemingly in major financial strife, with the union reportedly only able to pay its employees one more month's salary.


Kwagga, Kok set for stints abroad

2019-06-24 12:55

Rugby Lions flank Kwagga Smith and Blitzboks star Werner Kok will head abroad later this year for stints at overseas clubs.

Super Rugby

Mallett: 'Home ground' calls went against Bulls

2019-06-24 09:15

Nick Mallett believes the Bulls can feel aggrieved by some of the refereeing decisions in their defeat to the Hurricanes in Wellington.


Pregnancy puts Ashton's RWC in doubt

2019-06-23 20:06

Chris Ashton has all but ended his hopes of playing at this year's Rugby World Cup in Japan by withdrawing from England's training squad due to his wife's pregnancy.


It's bronze for Junior Boks at World Champs

2019-06-22 19:51

The Junior Boks have defeated hosts Argentina to claim third place in the World Rugby U20 Championship at the Racecourse Stadium.

Super Rugby

Super Rugby semi-final dates, venues, times confirmed

2019-06-22 15:28

SANZAAR has confirmed the dates, venues and times for the semi-finals of the 2019 Super Rugby tournament in accordance with the tournament rules.

Super Rugby

Hurricanes survive massive Bulls scare

2019-06-22 11:16

The Hurricanes have overcome a spirited Bulls effort to reach the Super Rugby semi-finals.

Super Rugby

Jaguares hold off Chiefs to reach Super Rugby semis

2019-06-22 06:42

Brilliant defending helped the Jaguares reach the Super Rugby semi-finals for the first time with a home victory over the Chiefs.

Super Rugby

Mo'unga magic leads Crusaders past Highlanders

2019-06-21 11:13

The Crusaders have rolled past the Highlanders in their all-New Zealand Super Rugby quarter-final clash in Christchurch.

Super Rugby

Sacked Folau asks fans to pay legal bills over anti-gay comments

2019-06-21 07:14

Money flooded in for Israel Folau after he launched a controversial crowdfunding campaign to pay his legal fees in a battle with Rugby Australia.


Junior Bok nominated for U20 Championship award

2019-06-20 21:37

Junior Springbok scrumhalf Jaden Hendrikse has been nominated for the World Rugby U20 Championship Breakthrough Player of the Tournament award.

Super Rugby

Beast hullabaloo: Book dramatically recalled

2019-06-20 13:50

The intended life story of popular Bok prop Tendai Mtawarira has been recalled by the publishers after controversy over his views on past SA coach Peter de Villiers.

Super Rugby

Kriel returns as Bulls name team to face Hurricanes

2019-06-20 10:14

Centre Jesse Kriel will make a welcome return to the Bulls starting team to face the Hurricanes in their Super Rugby quarter-final.

Super Rugby

Jaguares bring back big guns for Chiefs quarter-final

2019-06-20 10:07

Jaguares coach Gonzalo Quesada has named his team for their Super Rugby quarter-final clash against the Chiefs in Buenos Aires.


World Rugby scraps controversial Nations Championship plans

2019-06-19 19:35

World Rugby has scrapped controversial plans to introduce a Nations Championship saying that resistance to the idea had brought about their decision.


Davids, Southern Kings part ways

2019-06-19 16:46

The owners of the Southern Kings franchise and head coach Deon Davids have mutually agreed to part ways.


French back Camara quits Stade Francais

2019-06-19 13:36

French international fullback Djibril Camara, facing the sack from Stade Francais over gross misconduct charges, announced his departure.

Super Rugby

Wallaby hit with further ban over drunk-drive charge

2019-06-19 10:37

Wallabies hooker Tolu Latu has been given a four-match ban by Rugby Australia after being fined and having his licence suspended.

Super Rugby

Highlanders hopeful of Ben Smith selection

2019-06-18 10:28

The Highlanders are hopeful that All Blacks fullback Ben Smith will be available for selection for Friday’s quarter-final against the Crusaders.

Super Rugby

Bulls get Bok boost ahead of Hurricanes test

2019-06-18 07:19

Springbok centre Jesse Kriel is fit to return to action for the Bulls when they face the Hurricanes in the Super Rugby quarter-finals.


PRO14 conferences confirmed for next 2 seasons

2019-06-17 16:52

The Cheetahs have been drawn in Conference A with PRO14 champions Leinster, while the Southern Kings are in Conference B for the next two seasons.


Former Stormers prop extends Dragons contract

2019-06-17 12:23

Front-rower Brok Harris has pledged his future to the Dragons after the South African agreed a new contract at the Rodney Parade outfit.

Super Rugby

Super Rugby: Semi-final teams

2019-06-23 09:30

Dates, line-ups, venues and kick-off times for the semi-finals of the 2019 Super Rugby tournament.


5 members of Lesotho's girls rugby team die in car crash

2019-06-26 08:47

The Federation of Lesotho Rugby has confirmed that five members of Lesotho’s under-16 team passed away in a car accident in the Free State.


SA U20 Women look to make a statement against Zimbabwe

2019-06-25 17:25

The South Africa U20 Women’s team will look to make a strong statement when they line up against the Zimbabwean U20’s in Harare.

Super Rugby

Ray Mordt: It's sad that Bulls are losing world-class players

2019-06-25 12:11

Former Springbok wing Ray Mordt says the Bulls were by far the best of the South African contingent in this year's Super Rugby competition.

Super Rugby

Sharks legends weigh in on coach Du Preez's future

2019-06-25 07:10

Sharks legends Joel Stransky and Jacques Botes have weighed in on the debate of whether Robert du Preez should be fired or not as the coach of the Durban franchise.


Ex-All Black Laulala signs up as Toulon skills coach

2019-06-24 17:25

Ex-All Black centre Casey Laulala will join Toulon from Top 14 rivals Racing 92 next season as skills coach on a one-year deal with an option for a second.

Super Rugby

Folau 'anti-gay' GoFundMe page shut down

2019-06-24 07:49

A crowdfunding campaign by Australian rugby star Israel Folau, who was sacked last month for homophobic comments, has been shut down.

Super Rugby

Brumbies capable of 'special things' despite gruelling road trip

2019-06-23 08:54

Brumbies coach Dan McKellar says his tight-knit team are capable of "special things" as they ready for one of world sport's most gruelling road trips.


Rassie's four-week Bok cocoon bonus

2019-06-22 18:05

There are blessings in disguise to the complete South African exit from Super Rugby at the quarter-final stage, writes Rob Houwing.

Super Rugby

Pollard believes Bulls have 'nothing to fear'

2019-06-21 21:08

Handre Pollard believes the Bulls have "nothing to fear" ahead of their Super Rugby playoff game against the Hurricanes at Westpac Stadium.

Super Rugby

Brumbies wary of 'typical South African' Sharks

2019-06-21 09:17

The Brumbies head into their quarter-final against the Sharks as favourites, but coach Dan McKellar is wary of the Durbanites.

Super Rugby

WRAP: Super Rugby - Quarter-finals

2019-06-22 13:50

Dates, kick-off times and match reports for the quarter-finals of the 2019 Super Rugby tournament.

Super Rugby

Bulls embrace underdog status

2019-06-20 19:21

Springbok midfielder Jesse Kriel hit the nail on the head when he smiled and said: “Nobody is giving us a chance.”

Super Rugby

Barrett back as Hurricanes name team for Bulls

2019-06-20 08:52

A host of experienced players will return to the Hurricanes starting XV for their Super Rugby quarter-final against the Bulls.

Super Rugby

SANZAAR disappointed at scrapping of Nations Championship

2019-06-20 08:17

SANZAAR has expressed its disappointment at World Rugby's decision to scrap the proposed Nations Championship plans.


WRAP: U20 World Championship

2019-06-17 22:29

Dates, kick-off times and results for the playoff and semi-finals of World Rugby U20 Championship.

Super Rugby

Human calls on Bulls to bully Hurricanes

2019-06-19 15:12

Bulls coach Pote Human says they have to overpower the Hurricanes physically if they are to have any chance of winning their quarter-final.

Super Rugby

There's something about these Bulls…

2019-06-19 11:52

The Bulls discovering in late tournament something compatriots found elusive - a bit of consistency - gives them a chance in Wellington, says Rob Houwing.


Beast clarifies Div comments: 'I'm really grateful to him'

2019-06-19 06:54

Springbok prop Tendai "Beast" Mtawarira says his comments on former Springbok coach Peter de Villiers need to be taken in context.

Super Rugby

Bulls' late departure adds to underdog odds

2019-06-18 13:17

The Bulls' chances of causing a Super Rugby upset took a knock when they were forced to delay their departure for New Zealand.


Beast: Div was out of his depth as Bok coach

2019-06-18 10:23

Springbok prop Tendai "Beast" Mtawarira has questioned whether former national coach Peter de Villiers was competent for the role.


We were beaten by a better team - Junior Boks coach

2019-06-18 06:47

Junior Springbok coach Chean Roux was bitterly disappointed as his team went down to France in the World Rugby U20 Championship semi-finals.


RWC 2019 unveils iconic match ticket designs

2019-06-17 12:51

The Rugby World Cup 2019 ticket designs have been unveiled during a launch event held at the historic Meiji Kinenkan in central Tokyo.


Springbok stars ask fans to get ON their backs

2019-06-26 11:27

Captain Siya Kolisi and his Springbok colleagues will be lacing up for battle this year with pictures of thousands of Springbok fans on their backs.


Montpellier recruit Wallaby forward Timu

2019-06-25 19:56

French Top 14 club Montpellier have signed Australian international back-row forward Caleb Timu on a two-year contract.


English giants Leicester Tigers put up for sale

2019-06-25 12:22

Leicester Tigers have been put up for sale as the club seeks fresh investment to recover its status at the top of the English and European rugby.

Super Rugby

Folau cashes in as Christian group takes up fundraiser

2019-06-25 10:30

A Christian group crowdfunded more than A$1 million in a single day for former Israel Folau's legal battle to appeal against his sacking over homophobic comments.

Super Rugby

Human: Bulls going to struggle next year

2019-06-24 21:28

Bulls head coach Pote Human is lamenting the departure of several high profile players from the franchise.


Frans Steyn: Why Rassie wants Boks' stormy survivor

2019-06-24 12:53

Rob Houwing offers five key reasons for controversial Frans Steyn being deemed useful to the Springbok cause in this critical year for the national team.


Kiwi strength and conditioning guru joins Kings

2019-06-24 09:39

The Southern Kings have been boosted in their pre-season preparations by the arrival of Kiwi strength and conditioning coach, Wayne Taylor.


Griquas new SuperSport Rugby Challenge champions

2019-06-23 19:46

Griquas claimed their first SuperSport Rugby Challenge title by beating defending champions, Pumas, at Transnet Saldanha Stadium in Saldanha Bay.


France edge Aussies to secure back-to-back world U20 titles

2019-06-23 08:15

France overcame conceding a try after just 49 seconds to beat Australia and retain their World Rugby U20 rugby championship title.

Super Rugby

S15: Sign of times as SA challenge bombs early

2019-06-22 15:28

For just the second time in 17 years, South Africa will be absent from the Super Rugby semi-finals next weekend, writes Rob Houwing.

Super Rugby

Crusaders coach hits out at All Black over yellow card

2019-06-22 13:59

Crusaders coach Scott Robertson hit out at the Highlanders' Liam Squire following his yellow card in their Super Rugby quarter-final.

Top Stories

As it happened: Hurricanes 35-28 Bulls

2019-06-22 11:20

Recap the scoring in the Super Rugby encounter between the Hurricanes and Bulls from Wellington.


Roux shuffles team for U20 Champs bronze playoff

2019-06-21 20:43

Junior Springbok coach Chean Roux shuffled his team for their World Rugby U20 Championship bronze playoff at the Racecourse Stadium in Rosario.

Super Rugby

Waratahs coach quits after tumultuous season

2019-06-21 08:32

Daryl Gibson has quit as Waratahs coach on after a tumultuous season overshadowed by the sacking of Israel Folau.


New teams could join expanded Rugby Championship

2019-06-21 06:46

Fiji, Japan and even the United States could join an expanded Rugby Championship now that World Rugby's proposed global league has collapsed.


Hartley, Robshaw, Care face England RWC heartbreak

2019-06-20 14:31

Joint England captain Dylan Hartley and skipper at the tournament four years ago Chris Robshaw look set to miss this year's Rugby World Cup.

Super Rugby

Bosch back at 15, Du Preez sticks with son at 10

2019-06-20 11:15

Sharks coach Robert du Preez has named his team for their Super Rugby quarter-final against the Brumbies in Canberra.

Super Rugby

Jaguares success bodes well for Pumas' RWC hopes

2019-06-20 06:55

The Jaguares' Super Rugby success this season has raised hopes the Pumas will launch a serious challenge at the World Cup in Japan.

Super Rugby

Sharks at least have familiarity on their side

2019-06-19 18:39

The Sharks have familiarity and happy memories on their side as they build up to their Super Rugby quarter-final against the Brumbies.


Bastareaud hangs up his boots

2019-06-19 14:06

Toulon centre Mathieu Bastareaud has announced his retirement from international rugby, a day after he was left out of France's 2019 Rugby World Cup squad.


Div saddened by Beast's comments: 'I fought for his selection'

2019-06-19 08:57

Former Bok coach Peter de Villiers says he was disappointed to hear Tendai "Beast" Mtawarira's comments regarding his tenure as national coach.

Super Rugby

Highlanders welcome back All Blacks star

2019-06-19 10:06

Highlanders coach Aaron Mauger has named his team for their Super Rugby quarter-final against the Crusaders in Christchurch.

Super Rugby

Fleck years: Stalled progress … in insufferable climate

2019-06-18 12:44

Rob Houwing runs the rule over the now-ended Robbie Fleck years in charge of the Stormers. Yes, he laboured … but also in the face of humungous hazards.


Bastareaud, Parra miss out on France RWC squad

2019-06-18 11:47

Experienced pair Mathieu Bastareaud and Morgan Parra have missed out on France's 31-man Rugby World Cup squad.

Super Rugby

Under-fire Sharks coach gets backing from CEO

2019-06-18 08:39

Sharks CEO Gary Teichmann says head coach Robert du Preez has the full backing of the union despite rumours of disunity within the camp.


Junior Boks crash to France in U20 semi-final

2019-06-17 22:26

The Junior Springboks have lost their World Rugby U20 Championship semi-final against defending champions, France at the Racecourse Stadium.

Super Rugby

Crusaders boosted by Franks return for playoffs

2019-06-17 12:31

The Crusaders have confirmed that All Blacks stalwart Owen Franks will be available for this weekend’s Super Rugby quarter-final against the Highlanders.


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