Ackermann opens up on being robbed at gunpoint in SA

2020-02-27 15:18

Gloucester flank Ruan Ackermann has opened up on being robbed at gunpoint while on holiday in South Africa in January.

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England to host Tonga at Twickenham

2020-02-27 15:15

England will host Tonga at Twickenham in November after finalising their schedule for the autumn internationals.


Werner Kok still smiling as he hits 50

2020-02-27 13:37

Werner Kok will have a broad smile on his face when he joins a very illustrious group of Springbok Sevens players in Los Angeles

Super Rugby

Flapping hair, Gatland poser: Super Rugby talking points

2020-02-27 09:02

Coiffeurs, conundrums and code switches are among the Super Rugby talking points ahead of this weekend's fifth round.

Super Rugby

Nyakane to skipper Bulls as Gelant brings up 50

2020-02-26 13:21

World Cup champion, Warrick Gelant, will run out for his 50th Super Rugby when the Bulls host the Jaguares on Saturday.

Super Rugby

Australian advertising guru's radical 5-point plan to transform rugby

2020-02-26 11:48

An Australian advertising guru has suggested five rule changes which he believes would revolutionise rugby and attract more fans to the sport.

Super Rugby

Highlanders ring changes for Rebels encounter

2020-02-26 11:48

Highlanders head coach Aaron Mauger has made five changes to his starting XV ahead of their Super Rugby encounter with the Melbourne Rebels in Dunedin.


Wallaby Timani faces court for throwing bottle at nightclub bouncer

2020-02-25 20:27

Australia's Lopeti Timani, who plays for French team La Rochelle, is due in court on charges stemming from an incident when he threw a bottle at a nightclub bouncer.


Young Blitzboks know all about patience ahead of LA Sevens

2020-02-25 13:51

Sako Makata and Mfundo Ndhlovu both return to the USA leg and are clear on what they need to do to add value to the Blitzboks' effort.

Super Rugby

Pieter-Steph: It's an honour to play with my brother

2020-02-25 11:04

Springbok Pieter-Steph du Toit says it is an honour to share the field with his brother, Johan du Toit at the Stormers.

Super Rugby

Stormers likely to persist with Willemse at No 10

2020-02-25 08:55

The Stormers are likely to persist with Damian Willemse at flyhalf for their Super Rugby clash against the Blues at Newlands.

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England's Mako Vunipola a doubt for Wales clash

2020-02-25 06:40

England are likely to be without Mako Vunipola for the next stage of their Six Nations title push, according to boss Eddie Jones.

Super Rugby

It's closer and closer to … Sharks v Stormers

2020-02-24 18:20

Excitement will already, and justifiably, be mounting for the first Super Rugby meeting this season between the Stormers and Sharks, writes Rob Houwing.

Super Rugby

This week's SA Super Rugby gold goes to … Sikhumbuzo Notshe

2020-02-24 12:29

Rob Houwing gives his ‘gold medal’ to Sikhumbuzo Notshe, among the three SA players to catch his eye most on Super Rugby’s fourth weekend.

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WRAP | Super Rugby - Week 4

2020-02-22 19:22

Dates, fixtures, SA kick-off times and match reports for Round 4 of the 2020 Super Rugby tournament.

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Irish coach points the finger at himself after defeat

2020-02-23 21:47

Andy Farrell said he should take a look at himself and whether Ireland's dream of the Grand Slam disappeared in a defeat to England.

Super Rugby

Everitt praises Sharks pack after Rebels win

2020-02-23 12:19

Sharks coach Sean Everitt unsurprisingly singled out his forwards for special mention after his team’s 36-22 win over the Rebels.

Six Nations

Townsend praises Hogg leadership through "tough time"

2020-02-23 07:19

Gregor Townsend praised captain Stuart Hogg's leadership through a "tough time" as the fullback scored Scotland's first try of the Six Nations on Saturday.

Six Nations

Ireland's Toner relishing 'pinnacle' trip to Twickenham

2020-02-22 19:45

Devin Toner is determined to make the most of his Ireland recall as he prepares for a "pinnacle" Six Nations match against England.

Six Nations

Lawes adamant black eye won't stop him facing Ireland

2020-02-22 17:18

Courtney Lawes said a black eye will not get in the way of his dynamic style when England face Ireland in what promises to be a hard-fought Six Nations clash.

Super Rugby

Reds far too good for out-classed Sunwolves

2020-02-22 12:01

The Reds have proved far too strong for a hopelessly out-classed Sunwolves side in their Super Rugby clash in Brisbane.

Super Rugby

Sharks back to winning ways against Rebels

2020-02-22 07:27

The Sharks got the Australia leg of their overseas Super Rugby tour off to a winning start when they beat the Melbourne Rebels in Ballarat.

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Rugby star Cipriani reveals he tried to buy a gun to kill himself

2020-02-21 20:27

England star Danny Cipriani revealed he once tried to buy a gun to kill himself in just days after the death of his ex-girlfriend Caroline Flack.


Stade Francais sign Palisson as cover for injured Combrinck

2020-02-21 17:22

Stade Francais have signed French fullback Alexis Palisson as cover for injured Springbok Ruan Combrinck until the end of the Top 14 season.


Kings coach plans shake-up as he runs out of patience

2020-02-27 15:51

Southern Kings coach Robbie Kempson is preparing to shake up his selection for Sunday’s PRO14 Rugby clash with Connacht.

Super Rugby

Am returns to lead Sharks, Bok star Mapimpi rested

2020-02-27 10:56

Lukhanyo Am returns after an enforced break last week to lead the Sharks in their final Super Rugby tour match against the Reds in Brisbane on Saturday.

Super Rugby

Reds change 2 for Sharks clash

2020-02-27 11:34

Reds head coach Brad Thorn has made two changes to his starting side for their Super Rugby match against the Sharks.

Super Rugby

Minor tweaks to Waratahs team for Lions duel

2020-02-27 08:09

Waratahs coach Rob Penney has named his team for Friday's Super Rugby clash against the Lions in Parramatta.


How Springbok Cassiem won over Scarlets fans

2020-02-26 14:40

It took a simple gesture after a game in France to turn Springbok Uzair Cassiem from just another PRO14 import player into a fan favourite.


Substance before style for the Blitzboks' engine room

2020-02-26 12:28

Two of the Blitzboks' unsung heroes, Ryan Oosthuizen and Impi Visser, are ready for the World Rugby Sevens Series event in Los Angeles.


SANZAAR boss: Springbok move to Six Nations mere speculation

2020-02-26 11:07

SANZAAR CEO Andy Marinos has denied reports that the Springboks could possibly leave the Rugby Championship to join the Six Nations.

Super Rugby

Dobson wary of 'unpredictable', 'physical' Blues

2020-02-26 06:00

Stormers coach John Dobson says the physicality and unpredictable nature of the Blues spell danger ahead of their Super Rugby encounter.

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Ireland's Healy to miss rest of Six Nations

2020-02-25 19:54

Ireland prop Cian Healy will miss the final two rounds of this season's Six Nations with a hip injury he suffered during their loss to England.

Super Rugby

Lions confirm talks with Bok loose forward Kwagga Smith

2020-02-25 09:49

The Lions have confirmed that they are in talks with Springbok loose forward Kwagga Smith over a possible contract extension.

Super Rugby

I was just happy it was a yellow - Odendaal

2020-02-24 21:07

Bulls captain Burger Odendaal was at his diplomatic best when he was asked about the yellow card he received during Saturday’s 23-21 loss to the Blues.


Coronavirus sees 2 PRO14 matches postponed in Italy

2020-02-24 14:20

Organisers of the PRO14 have postponed two matches that were scheduled to take place in Italy this weekend because of concerns surrounding the coronavirus.


Never say never with Springboks and Six Nations - Andrew

2020-02-24 16:25

Former England flyhalf Rob Andrew has refused to rule out the possibility of South Africa joining the Six Nations in the next few years.

Super Rugby

Mapimpi ... was that selfless or a little silly?

2020-02-24 11:29

In his latest Rucking with Rob newsletter, Rob Houwing has reservations about Sharks wing Makazole Mapimpi passing by the opportunity to score a hat-trick...

Super Rugby

All Black Ardie Savea mulls shock league switch

2020-02-24 07:58

All Black loose forward Ardie Savea has floated the prospect of a shock move to rugby league, saying cross-code superstar Sonny Bill Williams inspired the idea.


Scarlets down Kings with bonus-point win

2020-02-23 21:08

The Scarlets proved too strong for the Southern Kings as they claimed a bonus-point win in their PRO14 encounter at the Parc y Scarlets in Llanelli


As it happened | Scarlets v Kings

2020-02-23 19:11

Recap all the coverage of the PRO14 encounter between the Scarlets and the Southern Kings at Parc y Scarlets in Llanelli.


France prop Baille to miss final 2 Six Nations matches

2020-02-23 14:55

France prop Cyril Baille announced on Sunday that he will miss the Grand Slam-chasing side's final two Six Nations matches with a right shoulder injury.


Clean slate for Imbokodo in Hermanus

2020-02-23 11:40

The Springbok Women's Sevens team kept a clean slate at the Hermanus Sevens to bag a second title at this event in as many years.

Six Nations

France keep Grand Slam hopes alive after Wales thriller

2020-02-22 21:32

Flyhalf Romain Ntamack guided France to a thrilling 27-23 victory over Wales on Saturday to keep their hopes of Six Nations Grand Slam alive.

Super Rugby

Bulls left heartbroken as late penalty hands Blues victory

2020-02-22 19:19

It was heartache for the Bulls at Loftus on Saturday night as Blues flyhalf Otere Black kicked a penalty after the hooter to land a 23-21 win for the visitors.

Super Rugby

As it happened | Bulls 21-23 Blues

2020-02-22 17:07

Live scoring and commentary from the Super Rugby clash between the Bulls and the Blues at Loftus in Pretoria.

Super Rugby

Brumbies pull off shock away win over Chiefs

2020-02-22 09:49

The Brumbies withstood a ferious second half fightback by the Chiefs to emerge well-deserved winners of their Super Rugby clash in Hamilton.

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Wales wing Adams keen to keep scoring tries

2020-02-22 09:03

Wales wing Josh Adams finished the Rugby World Cup as top try scorer, capping a meteoric rise from playing in the English third division just four years ago.

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Jones backs Daly to deal with Ireland's aerial threat

2020-02-21 19:32

Eddie Jones has insisted Elliot Daly and all of England's back three can cope with the aerial threat set to come their way when they face Ireland.

Super Rugby

Weekend teams | Super Rugby - Week 5

2020-02-27 14:44

All the team dates, matches, venues kick-off times and line-ups for Week 5 of the 2020 Super Rugby season.

Super Rugby

Scrum penalties: Stormers coach suggests law rethink

2020-02-27 12:30

Stormers coach John Dobson questions whether it's good for rugby to see an excessive amount of scrum penalties.


EXCLUSIVE | Wynand Olivier chats to Sport24

2020-02-27 10:50

Former Springbok centre Wynand Olivier talks about the Bulls' Super Rugby struggles and whether South Africa should join the Six Nations.

Super Rugby

Former Sharks wing Van Wyk to make Hurricanes debut

2020-02-27 10:25

South African wing Kobus van Wyk will make his Super Rugby debut for the Hurricanes against the Sunwolves in Napier.

Super Rugby

SANZAAR responds to SA referee 'bias' claims

2020-02-27 06:40

SANZAAR, the southern hemisphere's rugby governing body, has responded to criticism over the standard of Super Rugby refereeing.

Super Rugby

Mapimpi pass to Bosch 'something special', says Sharks boss Everitt

2020-02-26 14:07

The high-flying Sharks are displaying a unity and synergy that has contributed to an impressive start to their 2020 Super Rugby season.

Super Rugby

Super Rugby: Highveld toast, but not the coast?

2020-02-26 12:54

The next month could see widening of a ‘divide’ between SA’s coastal teams and the already shaky-looking pair from the Highveld, says Rob Houwing.

Super Rugby

Toomua returns for Highlanders clash

2020-02-26 12:49

Melbourne Rebels flyhalf Matt Toomua makes his comeback from injury in his team's starting XV to face the Highlanders in Dunedin.


SA Schools coaches confirmed for 2020

2020-02-26 10:11

Lance Sendin and Wessel du Plessis will take over as SA Schools and SA Schools 'A' coaches for the 2020 edition of the U18 International Series.

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Wales wing Adams ruled out of rest of Six Nations

2020-02-25 16:44

Wales's faltering defence of their Six Nations title suffered another blow on Tuesday with wing Josh Adams being ruled out of their remaining two matches.


Former All Black Ben Franks to retire at end of season

2020-02-24 19:42

Former All Black Ben Franks will retire from professional rugby at the end of the 2019/20 season, English Premiership club Northampton has announced.


French rugby probes 'racist' incident at amateur game

2020-02-24 15:39

The French rugby federation says it had opened an investigation into allegations that racist insults were used during a third division match.


Springbok door not shut on PRO14 players

2020-02-24 10:50

PRO14 players from the Cheetahs and Southern Kings should not feel discouraged in their hope of being called up for Springbok duty.



2020-02-23 21:16

Dates, fixtures, results and match reports for this weekend's PRO14 tournament.


Former Wallaby named stand-in Rugby Australia chair

2020-02-24 08:48

Rugby Australia named former Wallaby Paul McLean as temporary chairman, edging out his predecessor Cameron Clyde.

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England will be better against Wales, warns Jones

2020-02-24 08:23

England coach Eddie Jones forecast his side would be "10 percent better" against Wales after ending Ireland's bid for a Grand Slam with a win.

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3 things from England v Ireland Six Nations match

2020-02-23 20:13

England ended Ireland's hopes of the Grand Slam and the Triple Crown with an emphatic victory in their Six Nations clash at Twickenham.

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Farrell v Farrell as England try to deny Ireland a Grand Slam

2020-02-23 13:27

Owen Farrell will attempt to end the Grand Slam hopes of father Andy when England face Ireland in the Six Nations.

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Women's Six Nations postponed amid coronavirus lockdown

2020-02-23 13:26

The women's Six Nations clash between Italy and Scotland scheduled for Sunday has been postponed because of the surge in the number of cases of the coronavirus.

Six Nations

3 things we learned from France's win over Wales

2020-02-23 07:26

France carried on their Six Nations momentum with a nail-biting 27-23 victory over Wales on Saturday that kept alive their Grand Slam hopes.

Super Rugby

Stormers top pile, but Sharks lead SA for sparkle

2020-02-23 07:20

High, but still a notch or two short of mighty ... that is the situation of the unbeaten Stormers in Super Rugby 2020, writes Rob Houwing.

Six Nations

Scotland open Six Nations account with Italy win

2020-02-22 18:31

Scotland got their first win of the Six Nations tournament on Saturday with a 17-0 win over Italy in Rome.

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England's Daly relishing return to No 15 against Ireland

2020-02-22 10:54

Elliot Daly has no qualms about returning to fullback when England face Grand Slam-chasing Ireland in a pivotal Six Nations clash at Twickenham.

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As it happened | Stormers 17-7 Jaguares

2020-02-22 07:42

LIVE scoring on the Super Rugby encounter between the Stormers and Jaguares from Newlands in Cape Town.


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