Powell on Dubai win: Blitzboks coming together was key

2019-12-07 22:45

Blitzboks coach Neil Powell believes the togetherness of the squad was key to victory in the Dubai Sevens on Saturday.

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Fiji miss out on Dubai Sevens last-8 for first time

2019-12-07 09:05

Olympic champions Fiji failed to make the quarter-finals of the Dubai Sevens for the first time, agonisingly missing out on points difference.


Racing 92 sack Fiji ace Nakarawa for late post-World Cup return

2019-12-06 15:46

Racing 92 announced they had sacked Fijian Olympic gold medallist Leone Nakarawa for returning two weeks late after taking a holiday.

British & Irish Lions 2021

Premiership final won't move for British & Irish Lions SA tour

2019-12-05 19:42

Premiership organisers say they won't change the date for the 2021 final despite it taking place a week before the British & Irish Lions tour starts.


SA Rugby Sevens Academy off to fast start in Dubai

2019-12-05 16:45

The SA Rugby Sevens Academy squad started off strongly at the Dubai Sevens International Invitational tournament, easily winning both their matches.


Folau not only problem for Rugby Australia boss Castle

2019-12-05 11:37

Australian rugby was already in crisis when Raelene Castle took over but the problems refuse to go away for the chief executive.

British & Irish Lions 2021

British & Irish Lions crowd record to fall at FNB Stadium Test

2019-12-04 15:20

The British & Irish Lions will play the first of their three 2021 Tests against the Springboks in front of what is likely to be a record-breaking crowd.


Former Springbok prop Ockie Oosthuizen dies

2019-12-04 08:22

After courageously waging war against colon cancer, former Springbok prop Ockie Oosthuizen passed away with poise and dignity.

Super Rugby

Odendaal to lead Bulls in Super Rugby 2020

2019-12-04 07:28

Centre Burger Odendaal will be the Bulls' captain during the 2020 Super Rugby competition, with prop Trevor Nyakane serving as vice-captain.


Kok has no issues playing for SA Sevens Academy side

2019-12-03 12:39

Sevens veteran Werner Kok sees playing for the SA Rugby Sevens Academy side in Dubai this weekend as a step forward.


SA prop causes a stir by lifting padding around goalposts

2019-12-03 09:55

Munster coach Johann van Graan has called for stricter sanctions against players lifting the protective padding around goalposts.


'I've really enjoyed being back,' says Blitzbok Sage

2019-12-02 21:46

Dylan Sage is scheduled to line up in a Blitzbok jersey for the first time since 2018 at the Dubai Sevens and is looking forward to it.


Rugby Australia and Folau extend mediation over anti-gay comments

2019-12-02 15:45

Mediation between Rugby Australia and fallen star Israel Folau ended without agreement but talks will continue as the two sides seek to avoid a court trial.

Rugby Championship

All Blacks take world champion Springboks to fortress Eden Park in 2020

2019-12-02 11:26

The All Blacks have confirmed the date and venue for their 2020 Rugby Championship home clash against the world champion Springboks.


Rugby Australia keen for 'sensible' settlement in Folau mediation

2019-12-02 06:51

Rugby Australia said they hoped to reach a "sensible" settlement as they met with fallen star Israel Folau in a last-ditch bid to avoid a court trial over his sacking.


Brive take chances to beat last-place Stade Francais

2019-12-01 16:01

Brive made the most of their chances to beat Stade Francais in a crucial bottom of the table battle in the French Top 14.


Brits bows out with champagne Cardiff cameo

2019-11-30 22:45

Tendai Mtawarira had a fitting international farewell in a Baa-Baas jersey recently ... add now also the name of Schalk Brits to that trend, writes Rob Houwing.


Boudjellal set to sell Toulon

2019-11-30 18:18

Toulon's outspoken president Mourad Boudjellal is set to sell his controlling share in the French Top 14 club, sports daily L'Equipe reported.


RWC winner Etzebeth wants to create Toulon 'history'

2019-11-29 20:12

South African World Cup winner Eben Etzebeth said he was looking forward to his "European adventure" and wanted to be a "part of history".


'Humble' World Cup winner Kolbe set for Toulouse return

2019-11-29 05:54

South Africa's Rugby World Cup winner Cheslin Kolbe plans to keep his feet on the ground as he is set to return to action with club Toulouse in the Top 14.


Sharks' Bosch to start at 10 for Barbarians

2019-11-28 15:30

Sharks flyhalf Curwin Bosch will start in the No 10 jersey for the Barbarians in their clash against Wales in Cardiff on Saturday.


Dominant Blitzboks outclass NZ to win Dubai Sevens

2019-12-07 17:26

The Blitzboks have won the opening leg of the 2019/20 World Rugby Sevens Series, outclassing New Zealand in Sunday's Dubai final.


Blitzboks power into Dubai Cup semi-finals

2019-12-07 10:26

The South African Sevens team proved too strong for their Argentina opponents in the Cup quarter-finals at the Dubai Sevens.


Unbeaten Blitzboks down England, face Argentina in quarters

2019-12-06 18:22

The Blitzboks have topped Pool D at the Dubai Sevens with a win against England to see the South Africans take on Argentina in their quarter-final.

Super Rugby

Bulls said NO to Folau, CEO Meyer reveals

2019-12-06 13:21

Bulls CEO Alfons Meyer has revealed the franchise was contacted whether they would be interested in signing former Wallabies star Israel Folau.


CONFIRMED | Kolisi signs with Jay-Z's sports management company

2019-12-06 08:59

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi's deal with rapper Jay-Z's high-profile sports management company, Roc Nation Sports, has been confirmed.


Junior Boks secure second straight win on Georgian tour

2019-12-05 13:44

The Junior Springboks wrapped up their two-match tour to Georgia with a 40-33 victory against the hosts at the Shevardeni Rugby Stadium in Tbilisi on Thursday.


SA's Cooper completes loan switch to Chiefs

2019-12-05 10:34

Exeter Chiefs have moved to strengthen their options at hooker by agreeing to sign Newcastle Falcons rake Kyle Cooper on a loan deal.


Blitzboks want to lay solid foundation as World Series starts in Dubai

2019-12-04 22:31

Blitzboks coach Neil Powell knows the route to the top of the podium at the Dubai Sevens and hopes his side can start the new season on a high.

British & Irish Lions 2021

British & Irish Lions dates, venues for SA 2021 tour announced

2019-12-04 11:00

The British & Irish Lions could make history on their eight-match tour of South Africa in 2021 after the itinerary for the much-anticipated series was announced.


Nhleko reflects on SA U19s opening win against Georgia

2019-12-03 20:07

SA U19 assistant coach, Bafana Nhleko looked back at the positives from their victory against the Georgia at the Shevardeni Rugby Stadium.


WATCH | All Black trio give Brits rousing haka farewell

2019-12-03 11:46

Springbok hooker Schalk Brits was given a rousing farewell after what was likely his final international match last weekend.


PICTURES | All Black foursome hit Hawaii for a spot of golf

2019-12-03 06:59

Enjoying their extended break after the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, four All Blacks backs are vacationing in Hawaii.


Eddie Jones: French to threaten Boks’ crown

2019-12-02 19:41

Host nation France will be a strong obstacle to the Springboks’ quest to hold onto the Webb Ellis Cup in 2023, believes Eddie Jones. Rob Houwing reports.


Craven Week in danger of being scrapped

2019-12-02 14:21

South Africa's popular schools rugby tournament, the Craven Week, is in danger of being scrapped.


De Bruin backs Nienaber for Bok coach

2019-12-02 09:56

Swys de Bruin feels Jacques Nienaber would be the right man to step into the Springbok head coaching role.

Super Rugby

Wallabies assistant coach to help Sunwolves

2019-12-02 06:48

Wallabies assistant Nathan Grey will also serve as technical director to Super Rugby side, the Sunwolves, next season to help Japan build on a successful World Cup.


London Irish boss hails 'bucket loads of attitude'

2019-12-02 07:51

London Irish director of rugby Declan Kidney said his team displayed "bucket loads of attitude" as they carved out a 27-27 draw against Bristol.


Roux names SA line-up to face Georgia

2019-12-01 14:48

Junior Springbok coach Chean Roux named all three capped World Rugby U20 Championship players in his starting team to face Georgia.


Blitzboks ready to rumble in Dubai season opener

2019-12-01 10:18

The Blitzboks have landed in Dubai ahead of the opening tournament of the World Rugby Sevens Series.


FT | Connacht 24-12 Kings

2019-11-30 19:02

LIVE scoring from the PRO14 encounter between Connacht and Southern Kings at The Sportsground in Cardiff.

Super Rugby

Eddie Jones on THAT eight-day Stormers stint

2019-11-29 18:30

We present another extract from Eddie Jones's just-released book, in which he details the dramatic abandonment of his Stormers deal to be whisked into the England post.


Springbok legend ‘spiritually strong’ in cancer battle

2019-11-29 14:40

Prayers have flooded in for Springbok legend Carel du Plessis who has undergone brain surgery as he continues his fight against cancer.


EXCLUSIVE: Boks’ close-out of RWC final … through Eddie’s eyes

2019-11-29 10:39

An extract from Eddie Jones’s just-released book vividly reveals the England coach’s feelings as the Springboks close in for a famous RWC final kill.

Super Rugby

PICTURE | Stormers unveil new-look Super Rugby jerseys

2019-11-29 06:19

The three jerseys the Stormers will wear in their 2020 Super Rugby campaign have been revealed and are set to go on sale to the public in December.

Super Rugby

Super Rugby returns with more Marvel magic in 2020

2019-11-28 19:36

South African Super Rugby teams will once again wear Marvel themed jersey for derby matches during the 2020 competition.


Soyizwapi to lead Blitzboks in Dubai season opener

2019-11-28 12:53

Siviwe Soyizwapi will lead the Blitzboks at the Dubai Sevens tournament next weekend as the 2019/20 World Rugby Sevens Series kicks off.


France confirm Springbok fixture in 2020

2019-12-07 16:48

France will play the Springboks in Paris in next year's November Tests, the French rugby federation announced on Saturday.


Pocket rocket Kolbe returns to fire up Toulouse

2019-12-07 08:00

Cheslin Kolbe returns to Toulouse for the first time since his Rugby World Cup-winning heroics with team-mates relieved "to have him with us rather than against us".


Month break won't be rest for Southern Kings

2019-12-05 21:10

The Cheetahs are enjoying some down time from the PRO14 but for the Southern Kings, with the need for some momentum, it will be business as usual.


Fiji start World Sevens series defence on positive note in Dubai

2019-12-05 19:41

Olympic champions Fiji started the defence of their world title with a 24-17 victory over Japan on the opening day of the 50th edition of the Dubai Sevens.


Bok loosie 'embarrassed' by 3-week ban

2019-12-05 11:08

Springbok loose forward Jean-Luc du Preez has been banned for three matches after receiving a red card playing for the Sale Sharks.

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Cape Town Stadium awarded 2 British & Irish Lions matches

2019-12-04 12:55

From seeing little to no XV-man action to date, the Cape Town Stadium has been awarded TWO of the eight matches on the British & Irish Lions' 2021 tour to South Africa.


New Blitzboks skipper: This is a strong group

2019-12-04 10:27

New Blitzboks captain Siviwe Soyizwapi is impressed the skills level in the squad as they prepare for the Dubai Sevens.


Life and career: Five key stages that shaped Israel Folau

2019-12-04 11:47

Rugby Australia and Israel Folau reached a settlement Wednesday to end the former Wallaby's multi-million dollar lawsuit over his sacking for anti-gay comments made on social media in April this year.


Sacked Folau agrees confidential settlement with Rugby Australia

2019-12-04 06:42

Rugby Australia and Israel Folau have reached a settlement that will end the former Wallaby's multi-million dollar lawsuit over his sacking for anti-gay comments.


4 Boks crack nod for prestigious magazine's World XV

2019-12-03 12:00

Four Springbok World Cup winners have cracked the nod in a prestigious UK-based rugby magazine's World XV for 2019.

Super Rugby

Rugby league star to join Super Rugby

2019-12-03 10:32

Star rugby league wing Suliasi Vunivalu has signed a two-year deal to switch codes and play for the Reds in Super Rugby.


Bok centre extends stay at English club

2019-12-03 06:40

Springbok centre Francois Venter has signed a contract extension with English club Worcester Warriors.


Ex-All Blacks coach Hansen confirms Japan move

2019-12-02 06:29

Former New Zealand coach Steve Hansen confirmed he is taking up a role with the Toyota Verblitz in Japan's Top League.


Resurgent Toulouse crush Bayonne in Top 14

2019-12-01 20:43

Reigning champions Toulouse jumped to fourth in the Top 14 with a 45-10 victory over Bayonne, who finished with 13 men.


Relieved Cheetahs break overseas duck as Kings stumble

2019-12-01 13:18

The Cheetahs left Neath a relieved team that they broke their tour duck to hand their coach Hawies Fourie his first win in charge in round four of PRO14.

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FT: Ospreys 13-18 Cheetahs

2019-11-30 21:47

A recap of the scoring from the PRO14 clash between the Cheetahs and Ospreys at The Gnoll in Neath, Wales.


Wales down courageous Barbarians in Cardiff

2019-11-30 18:50

Wales have edged the Barbarians in their unofficial Test at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.


Farrell kicks 20 points as Saracens chip away at record sanction

2019-11-30 06:55

England captain Owen Farrell kicked 20 points on his return to club duty following the World Cup as Saracens defeated Bath 25-12 on Friday.


Ireland star Aki extends contract after RWC disappointment

2019-11-29 17:16

Bundee Aki has put a disappointing World Cup behind him by signing a extension to his present contract with the Irish Rugby Football Union and Connacht.


O'Shea replaces Melville as RFU director of performance

2019-11-29 12:55

Conor O'Shea, who stepped down as Italy head coach earlier this month, is to become the English Rugby Football Union's director of performance.


Eddie Jones makes pick for new All Blacks coach

2019-11-29 09:51

Eddie Jones has given his support to Ian Foster as the All Blacks seek a replacement for outgoing head coach Steve Hansen.

Super Rugby

Crusaders to keep name, change logo after mosque killings

2019-11-29 05:48

The Crusaders have announced that the team will retain its name but change its logo after a review sparked by the mosque shootings in its home city of Christchurch.

Super Rugby

Bulls expecting Bok winner Nyakane to be fit for 2020

2019-11-28 22:03

The Bulls are expecting World Cup-winning prop Trevor Nyakane to be fit for the start of the 2020 Super Rugby season.


SA Rugby confirm match official panels for 2020

2019-11-28 12:22

The SA Rugby Match Official Panels for 2020 were confirmed this week with 27 referees named on the National Panel.


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