Hansen dismisses French complaints over ref

2018-06-23 17:31

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has dismissed claims that his side again benefited from a refereeing error.


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WRAP: June Test results - Week 3

2018-06-23 15:45

Dates, kick-off times, results and match reports for the third weekend of June international matches.

Rugby Championship

Ioane hat-trick helps All Blacks destroy France

2018-06-23 11:21

A second half blitz, including a hat-trick for winger Rieko Ioane saw the All Blacks to a comfortable win over France in the third Test in Dunedin.


Japan blank Georgia to end home Tests on a high

2018-06-23 10:21

Japan thrashed Georgia to end a busy month of home Tests on a high note after splitting a two-match mini-series against Italy.


Siya seeks good tasting finish

2018-06-23 07:14

The Springboks have made a bit of a habit in the past of not closing out winning series but will not be complacent in the final Test at Newlands says Siya Kolisi.


Kolisi: Springboks still have plenty to play for

2018-06-22 16:58

While they have already secured the series, Springbok captain Siya Kolisi believes victory over England at Newlands remains a very special achievement to aim for.


'Wonderful' Cipriani will test Springboks

2018-06-22 14:26

One of the stories of the third Test between the Springboks and England centres around the return of Danny Cipriani.


Chiliboy's chance to put hand up for 2019

2018-06-22 13:39

Chiliboy Ralepelle's lack of game time is not a major concern for Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus ahead of the third Test against England on Saturday.

Super Rugby

Super Rugby: Weekend teams

2018-06-04 09:30

Dates, line-ups, venues and kick-off times for Week 17 of the 2018 Super Rugby tournament.


Rassie nursing his Boks wisely

2018-06-22 12:24

Signs are already mounting that Rassie Erasmus, boxing clever in selection, will importantly take a fresh, fit bunch of players to RWC 2019, says Rob Houwing.


Erasmus excited by 'lightning fast' Papier

2018-06-22 09:49

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has explained his decision to back 21-year-old Bulls scrumhalf Embrose Papier.

Rugby Championship

All Blacks under pressure to improve in 3rd Test

2018-06-22 09:24

Though they have already won the three-Test series, the All Blacks will find themselves under extraordinary pressure in the final Test against France at Dunedin.


Rassie a smart coach and racial transformer

2018-06-22 06:35

Rassie Erasmus is emerging not only as an astute Springbok coach, but also shaming many of his predecessors by rapidly transforming the team.


All to play for in final round of SuperSport Rugby Challenge

2018-06-21 20:02

The introduction of six Springboks, will add extra spice to what is already promising to be a massive weekend in the SuperSport Rugby Challenge.


Whiteley, Marx, Skosan back for Lions

2018-06-21 15:06

Warren Whiteley will make his long-awaited return along for the Golden Lions XV in their SuperSport Rugby Challenge match against the Blue Bulls.

Super Rugby

SuperSport, Willemse set to meet - lawyer

2018-06-21 10:28

Ashwin Willemse has reportedly agreed to meet with SuperSport management to discuss his position on the independent review.


Junior Bok banned after 'sexually crude' comment

2018-06-21 08:47

Junior Springbok hooker Tiaan van der Merwe has been banned for six weeks after verbally attacking an England player.


Boks brace for Cipriani at Newlands

2018-06-21 08:24

Danny Cipriani is expected to start at flyhalf for England in the final Test against the Springboks at Newlands.

Rugby Championship

Irish change 5 for Australia series decider

2018-06-21 07:24

Coach Joe Schmidt made five team changes as Ireland bid for a series victory against Australia in Sydney to add to their Six Nations title.

Rugby Championship

Mass changes, 4 new faces in All Blacks shake up

2018-06-20 20:26

There are four new caps and Sonny Bill Williams returns in an All Blacks shake up for the third Test against France in Dunedin.


Champions Leinster face tough Euro pool

2018-06-20 17:07

Leinster will have to negotiate a tough pool in a bid to defend their European Champions Cup.

Super Rugby

Willemse to take SuperSport matter to Equality Court

2018-06-20 10:59

Ashwin Willemse's legal team has confirmed that they will be taking the SuperSport matter to South Africa's Equality Court.

Rugby Championship

Israel Folau not worried by Irish tactics

2018-06-20 11:42

Wallabies fullback Israel Folau isn't concerned by Ireland’s defensive tactics which countered his aerial dominance in Melbourne last week.


We're desperate to win at Newlands - England lock

2018-06-20 08:49

England lock Joe Launchbury says they are "desperate" to end the Test series against South Africa on a high at Newlands.

Super Rugby

SuperSport denies report was 'poor' without Willemse

2018-06-19 18:00

SuperSport is adamant the independent review into Ashwin Willemse's on-air walk-off is not "poor" without the participation of the man at the centre of the storm.


Ellis Jenkins welcoming backrow competition

2018-06-19 17:30

Loose forward Ellis Jenkins believes Wales' strength in depth, especially in the backrow stocks, can push the squad on to even greater heights next season.

Rugby Championship

Folau demands kicking accuracy from Wallabies

2018-06-19 12:03

Australia fullback Israel Folau has demanded accuracy from his side's kickers to help him be more effective in the three-Test series decider against Ireland.


Fan dies in parking lot after watching Boks beat England

2018-06-19 12:03

A rugby fan who watched the Springboks beat England in Bloemfontein died a few hours later after an alleged freak accident.


Rassie backs Bok youngsters to improve defence

2018-06-19 08:32

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus believes that any defensive frailties in his side will be rectified with time.


'We can't be too desperate' - Owen Farrell

2018-06-23 09:37

England captain Owen Farrell has urged his side not to be too desperate as they go in search of a much-needed win at Newlands.

Rugby Championship

As it happened: All Blacks v France

2018-06-23 11:20

A recap of the scoring from the third Test match between the All Blacks and France at the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin.


Rob Louw hands out Bok jerseys

2018-06-22 22:05

Former Springbok flank Rob Louw presented the team with their match-day jerseys in Cape Town.


Kenya Sevens in disarray after govt sponsorship withdrawal

2018-06-22 17:05

Kenya's preparations for next month's Rugby World Cup Sevens have been thrown into disarray by the government withdrawing its sponsorship of the team.

Super Rugby

Sports ministry clears up stance on Willemse saga

2018-06-22 13:54

SA’s sports ministry has cleared up confusion regarding its stance on the outcome of the independent review regarding the Ashwin Willemse on-air SuperSport walk-off.


Esterhuizen, De Allende offer 'similar' Bok options

2018-06-22 12:26

Centres Damian de Allende and Andre Esterhuizen are similar players, says Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus.

Rugby Championship

Attack! Wallabies say they need tries to stop Ireland

2018-06-22 13:00

Australia coach Michael Cheika urged the Wallabies to turn on the style and attack on as they seek to deny Ireland a rare series victory in the third and final Test.


Jones on why Cipriani is starting at Newlands

2018-06-22 10:54

England coach Eddie Jones has explained his decision to start with Danny Cipriani at flyhalf against the Springboks at Newlands.


Ugo Monye chats to Sport24

2018-06-22 10:31

In an exclusive interview, former England wing Ugo Monye says Eddie Jones must be backed and previews the third Test at Newlands.


My 4 favourite Newlands Tests

2018-06-22 08:24

A long-time resident of the suburb, Rob Houwing has some special, decades-long memories of Test matches at threatened Newlands. Here are a few ...


Boks: Boom or bust for Elton!

2018-06-21 20:04

The going could be awful, so Elton Jantjies has a searching exam on Saturday of his ability to boss a Test in such circumstances, writes Rob Houwing.


Brits' unlikely Bok return to Newlands

2018-06-21 16:27

Schalk Brits is 37, but on Saturday he will be given an unlikely opportunity to represent the Springboks.


Kitshoff: Newlands farewell would be 'heart-breaking'

2018-06-21 14:29

Pieter-Steph du Toit and Steven Kitshoff agree it will be sad if this Saturday sees the last ever Test take place at Newlands.

Mark Keohane

Boks will win Rugby Championship!

2018-06-21 13:42

Mark Keohane believes the All Blacks are vulnerable and will finish below the Springboks and Wallabies in the Rugby Championship.


Brendan Venter's advice for struggling England

2018-06-21 08:48

Former Springbok defensive consultant Brendan Venter has encouraged England to go back to basics in the third Test against the Springboks.

Rugby Championship

France drop captain for 'dead' All Blacks Test

2018-06-21 06:39

France dropped skipper Mathieu Bastareaud and brought back Wesley Fofana in one of two changes for the final Test against New Zealand.

Rugby Championship

All Blacks say 'non' to putting trophy on line against France

2018-06-21 06:51

The All Blacks dismissed the idea of spicing up the dead-rubber third Test against France by putting the already won Dave Gallaher Trophy back on the line.


Eddie Jones impressed by Cipriani

2018-06-20 14:45

England head coach Eddie Jones has revealed that he has been impressed by utility back Danny Cipriani's attitude during the tour to South Africa.


Ireland confirm Test against All Blacks

2018-06-20 13:58

Ireland will play Argentina, New Zealand and the USA at the Aviva Stadium this coming November.


'Wiser' Jantjies set for Springbok return?

2018-06-20 09:59

Elton Jantjies says he has grown up a lot over the years and that he now sees rugby in a different light.


Bok prop extends French stay

2018-06-20 09:15

Springbok prop Jannie du Plessis has extended his contract with Montpellier by a season, the French club announced.

Super Rugby

Mallett: ‘We irritate the hell out of each other’

2018-06-20 08:00

The probe into the Ashwin Willemse TV walkout only confirms longstanding tension between him and Nick Mallett, writes Rob Houwing.


England's Brown thinks he deserves more respect

2018-06-19 18:05

England wing Mike Brown feels he deserves more respect after receiving plenty of criticism during their ongoing series in South Africa.

Super Rugby

SuperSport CEO: Ashwin still has a future with us

2018-06-19 15:36

SuperSport believes there is a future at its organisation for Ashwin Willemse and will make an attempt to reach out to the former Springbok wing.


Rassie's 'honest' transformation stance unifies Boks

2018-06-19 13:51

Rassie Erasmus' honest and open stance on transformation has helped cultivate a positive, unified spirit in the Springbok camp.


Hofmeyr, Elvis in Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika duet?

2018-06-19 12:51

Seeing will be believing, but controversial SA singer Steve Hofmeyr has offered to sing the national anthem as a duet with former Idols SA winner, Elvis Blue, ahead of a Bok Test.


Jones backs England to come through tough patch

2018-06-19 11:03

Eddie Jones believes England's recent form will help build resilience and character in the side and shape them into a better team in the future.


Kiwi ref for final Springboks v England Test

2018-06-19 06:43

New Zealand’s Glen Jackson will referee the final Test between the Springboks and England at Newlands.


June Tests: Weekend teams - Week 3

2018-06-21 13:20

Dates, kick-off times, results and match reports for the third round of matches in the June Test window.

Rugby Championship

All Blacks 'need to get better' despite win over France

2018-06-23 13:50

Rieko Ioane scored a dazzling second-half hat-trick as New Zealand punished France to complete a clean sweep of their three-Test series in Dunedin

Rugby Championship

As it happened: Australia v Ireland

2018-06-23 14:05

A recap of the scoring from the third Test match between Australia and Ireland at the Allianz Stadium in Sydney.


Fiji suffer surprise loss to Tonga

2018-06-23 09:16

Vereniki Goneva was both hero and villain as Pacific Nations Cup champion Fiji suffered a surprise loss to Tonga.


Kolisi's unique captaincy style paying off for Boks

2018-06-22 22:05

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi is prepared to let those around him join in on the leadership responsibilities.


Don't sack Jones, former England wing insists

2018-06-22 14:26

Eddie Jones should not be sacked as England coach if they lose the final Test against the Springboks, former wing Ugo Monye says.

Super Rugby

Bulls CEO Van Graan's contract ends January 2019

2018-06-22 14:21

The Blue Bulls Company has confirmed that the contract of CEO Barend van Graan will be coming to an end at the end of January 2019.

BET Centre

Springboks to whitewash England - bookies

2018-06-22 12:58

Rassie Erasmus' Springboks will beat Eddie Jones' England side in their third and final Test at Newlands on Saturday, if bookmakers are to be believed...

Rugby Championship

All Blacks told to sharpen up against vengeful French

2018-06-22 13:01

Captain Sam Whitelock urged the All Blacks to rediscover their cutting edge in the final Test as improving France look to end their contentious tour on a high.

Super Rugby

Cosatu to boycott SuperSport over Willemse saga

2018-06-22 10:53

The Congress of South African Trade Unions said its leaders will be boycotting pay-station SuperSport in light of the Ashwin Willemse saga.


Opportunity beckons for highly-rated Gelant

2018-06-22 09:50

Warrick Gelant is one of a number of players who have been given an opportunity against England this weekend.

Rugby Championship

Ireland coach Schmidt in no rush to decide on future in job

2018-06-22 09:41

Joe Schmidt says he will likely wait until the end of the year before deciding whether to stay on as Ireland coach beyond the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan


Argentine Ezcurra to win first cap against Scotland

2018-06-21 20:20

Centre Bautista Ezcurra will win his first Argentina cap when he plays against Scotland in a one-off Test at in Resistencia.


New-look Scotland pack as skipper McInally returns

2018-06-21 16:27

Scotland have changed seven of their eight forwards and switched the position of the other for a one-off Test against Argentina.


15 stats and facts: Springboks v England

2018-06-21 14:16

Fifteen stats and facts ahead of Saturday's third Springboks v England Test in Cape Town.


Under fire Eddie turns to Cipriani for Newlands

2018-06-21 12:53

England coach Eddie Jones has named his team to face the Springboks in their third and final Test at Newlands in Cape Town.

Super Rugby

Stormers duo to get game time for WP

2018-06-21 08:49

Western Province have been boosted by the inclusion of Stormers duo EW Viljoen and Cobus Wiese for the their match against SWD.

Rugby Championship

World Rugby defends officials in farcical France red card

2018-06-21 08:40

World Rugby has attempted to clarify the farce surrounding the red card issued to France fullback Benjamin Fall in the second Test against New Zealand.

Rugby Championship

Phipps, Tui in for Australia for final Test v Ireland

2018-06-21 07:33

Halfback Nick Phipps and blindside flank Lukhan Tui will start for Australia in the Wallabies' series-deciding Test against Ireland.


Kings newbies warned: Arrive fit, or else…

2018-06-20 21:26

New Southern Kings squad members have been warned to report to their new franchise in peak physical condition.

Super Rugby

Sports minister welcomes SuperSport's Willemse findings

2018-06-20 15:25

SA's Sports Ministry has welcomed the outcome of an inquiry into the on-air walk-off incident involving SuperSport rugby pundit Ashwin Willemse.

Rugby Championship

Sonny Bill Williams relishing return to action

2018-06-20 11:42

All Blacks centre Sonny Bill Williams is hungry to return to action and "keen to have a crack" if selected to face France in Dunedin.

Super Rugby

Willemse maintains racism behind his TV walkout - lawyer

2018-06-20 10:17

Former Springbok wing Ashwin Willemse's attorneys say he maintains racism was the reason behind his spectacular SuperSport studio walk-out.

Super Rugby

Sports minister mum after SuperSport findings

2018-06-20 07:02

Minister of Sport and Recreation, Tokozile Xasa, says she will first study the report of the on-air SuperSport incident before commenting.

Super Rugby

SuperSport: All parties in Willemse-gate showed remorse

2018-06-19 19:11

SuperSport CEO Gideon Khobane insists that all parties involved in the infamous Ashwin Willemse incident have since shown remorse.


Baby joy for the Tindalls

2018-06-19 18:00

Zara Tindall, wife of former England rugby captain Mike and Queen Elizabeth II's eldest granddaughter, has given birth to a baby girl.

Super Rugby

Mallett, Naas cleared of racism in Willemse studio walk-out

2018-06-19 15:31

SuperSport CEO Gideon Khobane addressed the media following the completion of the inquest into the sensational on-air walk-off by Ashwin Willemse last month.


Boks still far behind All Blacks - Erasmus

2018-06-19 10:57

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus knows that his side still has a long way to go before catching up to New Zealand's All Blacks.


Wakefield: Nothing official regarding Newlands departure

2018-06-19 09:56

WP Rugby is expected to move its headquarters away from Newlands but the decision is not expected to be made this week.


Love 2 Meet

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