Top UK scribe lets rip at Mitchell's England job

2018-09-23 15:47

Former England player-turned-columnist Stuart Barnes is not impressed with his old team's new defensive coach.


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Rugby Championship

Rassie picks Blitzbok star, UK-based prop for Bok squad

2018-09-23 12:11

Uncapped Blitzbok star Ruhan Nel, Vincent Koch, Sbu Nkosi, Lionel Mapoe and Ivan van Zyl have been added to the Springbok squad.

Currie Cup

WRAP: Currie Cup - Week 6

2018-09-22 21:26

A comprehensive wrap of all of the weekend's Currie Cup action, with results and match reports.

Rugby Championship

Bok halfback issues - let’s make a call already

2018-09-23 05:59

When the Springboks’ upset of the All Blacks in Wellington last weekend is spoken of in mythical tones a decade from now, it will also be claimed that it was a 23-man effort.

Currie Cup

Sharks outmuscle Lions in Durban downpour

2018-09-22 19:04

The Sharks kept their perfect Currie Cup record intact by hammering the Golden Lions in Durban on Saturday.

Rugby Championship

Massive Willie le Roux boost for Rassie, Boks

2018-09-22 15:32

The Springboks and their coach Rassie Erasmus have been given a massive boost with the news that Willie le Roux is available for selection.

Top Stories

As it happened: Free State Cheetahs v Pumas

2018-09-21 16:50

Recap all the action from the Currie Cup Premier Division encounter between Free State Cheetahs and Pumas at the Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein.


Kings welcome back key loosie for Glasgow clash

2018-09-21 12:14

Kings loose forward CJ Velleman is set to make his long-awaited return to the field when the Port Elizabeth-based side take on the Glasgow Warriors.

Rugby Championship

Jake White expresses interest in Wallabies job

2018-09-21 10:07

Former Springboks boss Jake White has revealed that he would consider taking over the Wallabies coaching reins if the chance arose.

Super Rugby

New Zealand re-sign Ioane brothers on long-term deals

2018-09-21 07:53

Rising stars the Ioane brothers have committed their services to the All Blacks and Blues on long-term deals.

Rugby Championship

Willemse steps closer to Bok No 15 jersey

2018-09-20 21:14

Damian Willemse will warm up for what looks like a probable first start in the Springbok No 15 jersey when Western Province host Griquas in a Currie Cup.

Currie Cup

5 Boks boost WP's stocks for Griquas clash

2018-09-20 15:45

Western Province have been boosted by the inclusion of five Springboks for their Currie Cup encounter with Griquas at Newlands on Saturday.


Coetzee at No 8 against Cheetahs

2018-09-20 14:19

There are four South African-born players in Ulster’s match-day squad for Friday’s PRO14 clash against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.


Benneton’s SA lock banned for 2 weeks

2018-09-20 14:43

Benneton lock Irne Herbst has been banned for two weeks after being found guilty of foul play.


Cipriani cut from England squad after nightclub assault

2018-09-20 14:00

Danny Cipriani has been omitted from England's squad for a training camp ahead of their November Tests, a month after being arrested following an incident at a nightclub.


Ackermann wrote reference for Mitchell's England job

2018-09-20 10:32

Gloucester coach Johan Ackermann says he played a role in enabling John Mitchell to become England’s new defence coach.


Blommetjies’ conditioning not up to scratch

2018-09-20 08:29

Former Cheetahs fullback Clayton Blommetjies has been put on a conditioning programme by his Welsh club Scarlets.


World Rugby pondering 'emerging' nations as RWC hosts

2018-09-20 10:30

World Rugby chairperson Bill Beaumont has suggested that the Rugby World Cup could be held in non-traditional rugby nations following France in 2023.

Rugby Championship

Pieter-Steph: Boks’ shy new superstar

2018-09-19 14:07

Rob Houwing pens an appreciation of Pieter-Steph du Toit’s determination, despite big setbacks en route, to adapt to and become a proper flank star for SA.

Currie Cup

Why Scarra wants to make WP's Currie Cup campaign 'special'

2018-09-19 16:45

Scarra Ntubeni has won the Currie Cup twice before and the domestic competition has faded from the spotlight it used to enjoy since then.


Big tests for SA teams at home in PRO14

2018-09-19 14:06

The Cheetahs and Southern Kings face a tough test in the PRO14 as they line up against the only unbeaten teams.


SA Rugby to host Elite Player Development camps

2018-09-19 11:34

120 of the most talented U16 and U17 players in the country will be put through their paces at two Elite Player Development camps.


Montpellier flyhalf Cruden sidelined by calf injury

2018-09-18 20:15

Montpellier's All Black flyhalf Aaron Cruden will miss a month with a torn calf but is expected to be fit for the start of the European Cup.

Super Rugby

CONFIRMED: Bulls part ways with John Mitchell

2018-09-18 15:18

The Bulls have confirmed that they have parted ways with director of rugby John Mitchell after just one full season in charge.


'Terrific honour' as Rassie named Barbarians coach

2018-09-18 14:43

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus will take charge of the Barbarians for the first time when the famous club returns to action this season.

Rugby Championship

Stransky celebrates win over All Blacks with midnight swim

2018-09-18 12:43

Springbok great Joel Stransky took a midnight swim in Wellington Harbour to celebrate South Africa's shock win over the All Blacks last Saturday.

Currie Cup

How will WP coach utilise his returning Boks?

2018-09-18 11:05

WP coach John Dobson could be facing the selection dilemma faced by having several Springboks back in the mix for the game against Griquas at Newlands.

Rugby Championship

Boks were harshly treated by ref, says Kiwi scribe

2018-09-18 08:43

A renowned New Zealand writer says the Springboks were “done in” by Welsh referee Nigel Owens during their win over the All Blacks.

Super Rugby

Bulls, England reach agreement over Mitchell

2018-09-18 06:45

The Bulls and the English RFU have reportedly come to an agreement regarding the services of John Mitchell.

Currie Cup

WP coach expects to see Lions again

2018-09-17 20:50

The win in Johannesburg was a significant step for WP in their quest to retain the Currie Cup, but coach John Dobson doesn’t believe his men have seen the last of the Lions.

Rugby Championship

WATCH: Dejected All Blacks in the shed post-Bok defeat

2018-09-17 17:10

Credit where credit is due - the All Blacks were gracious in defeat following the Springboks' shock win in Wellington.

Rugby Championship

Bok team: There ARE still some gaps

2018-09-17 14:09

Rob Houwing reminds that the Boks will need to beef up their team a bit if they are to knock over NZ (and others) more frequently in the next year.

Rugby Championship

Boks: Why Willie’s a ‘flight risk’

2018-09-23 11:48

Impact role in PE, starting XV in Pretoria ... that might be best medicine for globetrotting Springbok Willie le Roux in the rest of the Championship, says Rob Houwing.

Rugby Championship

Dyantyi’s bittersweet path to success

2018-09-23 05:59

Just like any rugby-mad child in South Africa, Aphiwe Dyantyi grew up in awe of the All Blacks’ haka.

Currie Cup

Superb WP first half showing downs Griquas

2018-09-22 21:18

A superb first-half performance from Western Province was more than enough to see them over the line in Saturday night's Currie Cup clash against Griquas at Newlands.


Kings stun Glasgow Warriors in PE

2018-09-22 17:05

The Kings have registered their first win of the 2018 PRO14 in commanding fashion against the Glasgow Warriors.


Cheetahs, Ulster share spoils in PRO14 thriller

2018-09-21 21:09

The Cheetahs and Ulster have played to an epic draw in their PRO14 encounter at Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein.

Currie Cup

Plenty for Rassie to keep an eye on in Currie Cup

2018-09-21 16:42

Last week his team brought back some much needed spice and this week Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus is following it up by adding interest to the Currie Cup.


Club rugby player dies after horror tackle

2018-09-21 11:21

Kyle Barnes, the 31-year-old club rugby player who was left on life support following a head and neck injury that he sustained over the weekend, has died.

Currie Cup

Rassie puts in Willemse request with WP

2018-09-21 07:18

Damian Willemse will start at fullback for Western Province in Saturday night's Currie Cup clash against Griquas at Newlands.

Rugby Championship

Samu set to miss Springbok v Wallaby Test

2018-09-20 17:16

The Wallabies are set to be dealt a back-row blow before their next two Tests with Pete Samu ruled out for the next month after hyper-extending his knee.

Rugby Championship

Bok lose 5 key players for home Tests

2018-09-20 13:10

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has named a preliminary squad for his side's final two Rugby Championship matches.


Minor changes for Cheetahs ahead of Ulster clash

2018-09-20 13:23

Cheetahs coach Franco Smith has named his team for Friday’s PRO14 encounter against Ulster at the Free State Stadium.

Currie Cup

He's back! Oosthuizen fit again after 10-month layoff

2018-09-20 11:26

Springbok prop Coenie Oosthuizen is set to play his first match since November last year when the Sharks host the Golden Lions this weekend.

Super Rugby

Ex-All Blacks coach Hart joins Blues board

2018-09-20 11:06

Former All Blacks coach John Hart has joined the Auckland Blues' board in the latest move by New Zealand Rugby to turn around the struggling Super Rugby club's fortunes.


World Rugby warns teams, fans to cover tattoos at Japan 2019 RWC

2018-09-20 09:00

Teams and supporters at next year's Rugby World Cup have been warned that they need to cover tattoos in public to avoid causing offence.

Super Rugby

Japan coach Joseph quits Sunwolves to focus on RWC

2018-09-20 07:37

Japan head coach Jamie Joseph is set to relinquish control of Super Rugby's Sunwolves to concentrate on the host team's run-in to the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Super Rugby

WPRU boss: Paul Treu is unhappy - and we're investigating

2018-09-19 12:58

WP Rugby president Thelo Wakefield admits assistant coach Paul Treu is unhappy, but stressed the need for an independent investigation before taking possible action.

Rugby Championship

Venter: Boks know All Blacks aren't invincible

2018-09-19 11:44

Brendan Venter says the Springboks’ win over the All Blacks in Wellington will give them belief they can beat them in future.

Currie Cup

Wakefield feels ‘vindicated’ after halting Mitchell appointment

2018-09-19 10:44

WP Rugby president Thelo Wakefield admits he stepped in when there were calls to appoint New Zealander John Mitchell as coach.

Currie Cup

Thelo: WP will move, but KEEP Newlands

2018-09-19 06:22

The end of October could see WP Rugby finally seal a switch to Cape Town Stadium, president Thelo Wakefield has revealed. Rob Houwing reports.


John Mitchell appointed England defence guru

2018-09-18 17:27

Former New Zealand head coach John Mitchell is to take charge of England's defence after the Rugby Football Union paid Blue Bulls in compensation.

Rugby Championship

Loftus Springboks v All Blacks Test sold out!

2018-09-18 15:10

Following the Springboks’ shock win over the All Blacks this past weekend, there has been an upsurge in the interest in the return match at Loftus Versfeld.

Rugby Championship

Low-battery threat to some Boks

2018-09-18 12:39

Rob Houwing identifies a trio of key Springbok forwards (Messrs Mostert, Kolisi and Du Toit) who may be dangerously near to burnout.

Rugby Championship

10 players released from Bok squad

2018-09-18 10:42

The Springboks have released eight players from their Rugby Championship squad for Currie Cup and provincial duty this weekend.

Currie Cup

Sharks enter decisive fortnight

2018-09-18 11:32

The Sharks have returned from their bye knowing that they are heading into the fortnight that will determine whether they can repeat last year’s feat of hosting the Currie Cup final.

Rugby Championship

PIC: Show of respect between Bok, All Black scrumhalves

2018-09-18 08:17

South African scrumhalf Faf de Klerk and his opposite number from New Zealand, Aaron Smith, shared a special moment on Saturday.

Rugby Championship

All Blacks defeat offers World Cup hope

2018-09-18 06:40

A rare defeat for the mighty All Blacks has offered a glimmer of hope to teams hoping to wrestle the Webb Ellis Cup away from New Zealand at next year's RWC.

Rugby Championship

Ex-Bok: The quota thing is getting old

2018-09-18 08:04

Former Springbok wing Tonderai Chavhanga says fans of the team should stop blaming “quotas” when they lose.

Rugby Championship

Sorry, Boks ... only faint title hope

2018-09-18 06:30

The Boks heroically 'postponed' conceding the Champs title by toppling NZ on Saturday, but taking it right to the wire stays unlikely, says Rob Houwing.


Rugby's red cards to stay despite outcry

2018-09-23 11:22

Red cards meted out as part of a crackdown on concussion-related injuries are here to stay, says World Rugby chief Brett Gosper, despite frustration over recent decisions.

Rugby Championship

5 things we’ve learnt about the Boks during the Rugby Championship

2018-09-23 05:59

The Springboks are two-thirds of the way through a tournament that has brought a new meaning to the expression “it’s been a roller coaster ride”.

Top Stories

As it happened: Western Province 38-12 Griquas

2018-09-22 19:12

Live scoring and commentary from the Currie Cup clash between Western Province and Griquas in Cape Town.

Top Stories

As it happened: Sharks 37-21 Golden Lions

2018-09-22 16:53

Live scoring and commentary from the Currie Cup clash between the Sharks and Golden Lions at Kings Park in Durban.

Currie Cup

Pumas too strong for Free State Cheetahs

2018-09-21 18:44

The Pumas have emphatically defeated the Free State Cheetahs in their Currie Cup Premier Division clash at Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein.


SA Rugby extends condolences after death of club player

2018-09-21 13:46

SA Rugby President Mark Alexander has extended his condolences to the family of Kyle Barnes, a first team player for Goodwood Rugby Club who died this week.


Scotland fullback Hogg out for 3 months after ankle surgery

2018-09-21 12:12

Scotland's Test plans have been dealt a blow after Glasgow fullback Stuart Hogg was ruled out for up to three months following ankle surgery.


Kings boost scrumhalf stocks with major signing

2018-09-21 08:49

The Kings have secured the services of scrumhalf Stefan Ungerer, who will join the PRO14 side at the end of the Currie Cup season from the Pumas.

Rugby Championship

All Blacks skipper Read to miss Argentina Test

2018-09-21 07:15

Captain Kieran Read will miss New Zealand's next Rugby Championship Test against Argentina as he recovers from back surgery.


Springbok Women to play 3 Tests in November

2018-09-20 15:38

The Springbok Women’s team will play three Tests in November – against Wales, Spain and Italy.

Rugby Championship

4 000 tickets available for Boks v Wallabies in PE

2018-09-20 14:20

Around 4 000 tickets remain available for purchase for the Springboks' next Rugby Championship clash against Australia in Port Elizabeth.

Currie Cup

Bok scrumhalf Cronje back to lead Lions

2018-09-20 12:47

Springbok scrumhalf Ross Cronje will lead the Golden Lions when they face the Sharks in Durban on Saturday.


Top rugby ref Owens weighs into Serena 'sexism' debate

2018-09-20 11:32

Top international rugby referee Nigel Owens has shared his views on Serena Williams' outburst in the US Open final earlier this month.


2019 RWC prepares for typhoons, earthquakes

2018-09-20 11:54

Organisers of next year's Rugby World Cup in Japan are preparing for natural disasters like typhoons and earthquakes

Rugby Championship

Hansen questions Boks' transformation policy

2018-09-20 06:50

In a recently published book about the All Blacks, their coach Steven Hansen is quoted as questioning transformation in South African rugby.

Currie Cup

New Sharks sensation wants to keep learning

2018-09-19 18:56

New Sharks sensation, Aphelele Fassi, has had a storming start to the Currie Cup season but is determined to keep on learning.

Currie Cup

Junior Bok starts at No 9 for Griquas

2018-09-19 14:09

Griquas have named their team for their Currie Cup clash against Western Province at Newlands.


Coetzee relishing being back at home

2018-09-19 12:10

Following a disastrous spell of being injured that lasted over two years, Springbok flank Marcell Coetzee is back to doing what he does best.

Currie Cup

Free State name team for final Currie Cup game of season

2018-09-19 13:34

Free State Cheetahs coach Daan Human has named his team for Friday’s Currie Cup game against the Pumas in Bloemfontein.


Club rugby player on life support after dangerous tackle

2018-09-19 09:28

A 31-year-old man is fighting for his life in Cape Town after being injured in a club rugby match over the weekend.

Rugby Championship

Despite defeat, All Blacks still heavy RWC favourites

2018-09-18 20:02

Despite their shock defeat to the Springboks in Wellington, the All Blacks are still heavy favourites to complete a hat-trick of Rugby World Cup victories in Japan next year.

Currie Cup

Bulls lock Van Heerden signs deal with Sharks

2018-09-18 16:50

The Sharks announced the signing of Bulls lock Ruben van Heerden, who joined the Durban-franchise on a three-year contract.

Rugby Championship

White: The style used to down All Blacks suits Boks

2018-09-18 14:43

Former national coach Jake White says the Springboks’ style of play during their win over the All Blacks should not be criticised.

Rugby Championship

Ex-Bok on how Jantjies-Pollard combo could work

2018-09-18 11:42

A 10-12 combination of Elton Jantjies and Handre Pollard could work for the Springboks, former utility back Hennie le Roux believes.

Rugby Championship

Sonny Bill Williams to return to boxing ring

2018-09-18 11:33

All Blacks and Blues centre Sonny Bill Williams will return to the boxing ring after the world champions' end-of-year tour in December.


Burgess embroiled in lewd video scandal

2018-09-18 11:31

England's Sam Burgess is being investigated by Australian rugby league chiefs after being caught up in a lewd video chat scandal.

Currie Cup

Scarra shares thoughts on Currie Cup's rolling subs

2018-09-18 08:43

Western Province hooker Scarra Ntubeni has shared his views on the rolling substitutions that have been introduced into this year's edition of the Currie Cup.

Currie Cup

Golden Lions appoint new president

2018-09-18 06:30

Following the resignation of former Golden Lions Rugby Union president Kevin de Klerk, Neville Jardine has been appointed as the new president.


3 Boks to face Namibia for Blue Bulls Presidents XV

2018-09-17 17:10

Trevor Nyakane, Marco van Staden and Embrose Papier will all be in action in Windhoek on Saturday against Namibia in a friendly match at the Hage Geingob Stadium.


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