Roux praises Junior Bok character to defeat Georgia

2018-04-20 19:34

Junior Springbok coach Chean Roux praised his team's character as they produced a solid fightback to earn a rewarding victory over Georgia.


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Super Rugby

Super Rugby: Weekend teams

2018-04-20 08:20

Dates, line-ups, venues and kick-off times for Week 10 of the 2018 Super Rugby tournament.


Rassie happy with Boks' RWC 2019 camp venues

2018-04-20 16:13

Rassie Erasmus said the Springboks are pleased with the team camp venues allocated to them for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.


Ex-Bok Faffa Knoetze joins players' organisation

2018-04-20 09:52

Former Springbok and Western Province centre Faffa Knoetze has been appointed as the new chairperson of the MyPlayers board.


Springboks' camp venues announced for 2019 RWC

2018-04-20 08:40

World Rugby has announced the respective team camp venues for next year's Rugby World Cup in Japan.

BET Centre

Bookies make Sharks marginal favourites v Stormers

2018-04-20 08:10

A titanic battle is expected in the Shark Tank on Saturday as the Stormers visit Durban for what's expected to be a season-defining clash for both sides.


Joseph adds to Jones headaches for Bok tour

2018-04-19 19:00

Jonathan Joseph will miss England's challenging tour of South Africa, delivering a serious blow to head coach Eddie Jones.

Super Rugby

Notshe steps in for Stormers

2018-04-19 16:02

Sikhumbuzo Notshe will make his first start of the season for the Stormers against the Sharks at Kings Park in Durban.


All Blacks past and present slam Folau anti-gay comments

2018-04-19 13:47

All Black scrumhalf TJ Perenara and New Zealand legend Michael Jones have come out and said they disagre with Wallaby Israel Folau's anti-gay comments.

Super Rugby

Bulls coach opts for consistency

2018-04-19 12:07

Bulls coach John Mitchell has named his team for Saturday's Super Rugby encounter against the Melbourne Rebels in Pretoria.

Super Rugby

Sharks looking for a season changer

2018-04-19 11:24

The Sharks will go into the start of the second half of the Super Rugby season knowing that the time available to them to flick the switch is rapidly diminishing.


Black player takes exception to White's comments

2018-04-19 08:05

A former black rugby player has taken exception to Jake White’s suggestion of picking a predominantly black Springbok team to face Wales.

Super Rugby

Chiefs make 4 pack changes for Reds trip

2018-04-19 08:55

Chiefs head coach Colin Cooper has made four changes to his pack for Saturday's Super Rugby encounter with the Reds in Brisbane.

Super Rugby

Sharks & Stormers: Two teams, same goal

2018-04-18 20:27

Both teams are targeting a fast start.when the Sharks take on the Stormers in a vital Super Rugby clash in Durban this weekend.


Rassie: We have the ‘ammo’ to be successful at RWC 2019

2018-04-18 14:38

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus is optimistic that his team will be successful at next year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan.


SA trip just the ticket for Munster ahead of Racing

2018-04-18 12:19

Munster's bid to reach a first European final in 10 years when they play France's Racing 92 has been boosted by a recent South Africa sojourn.

Super Rugby

Sharks stalwart Daniel calls it a day

2018-04-18 09:43

After more than a decade in Durban, Sharks stalwart Keegan Daniel will call time on his career at the end of this year’s Super Rugby tournament.

Super Rugby

Whiteley visits surgeon, misses Lions' Oz flight

2018-04-18 08:15

Lions captain Warren Whiteley's latest injury setback has seen him stay in South Africa while his team-mates tour Australasia.

Super Rugby

Kiwi refs on duty in SA

2018-04-18 07:10

A couple of New Zealand referees will take charge of the Super Rugby encounters taking place in South Africa this weekend.


France wing Clerc announces retirement

2018-04-17 19:03

Toulon's veteran French wing Vincent Clerc, a three-time Six Nations winner, announced he was retiring at the end of the season.


Border Rugby placed under provinsional sequestration

2018-04-17 15:13

The Border Rugby Union has been placed under provisional sequestration after the High Court of SA decided in the favour of the South African Rugby Players Association.

Super Rugby

Whiteley a late withdrawal from Lions team

2018-04-17 13:46

The Lions go into their Super Rugby clash against the Waratahs in Sydney on Friday without captain Warren Whiteley.


Cleared of rape, Jackson will never play for Ireland again

2018-04-17 11:49

Flyhalf Paddy Jackson will never play for Ireland again after he and team-mate Stuart Olding were sacked despite being cleared in a rape trial.

BET Centre

NZ sides to fight out Super Rugby title - bookies

2018-04-17 11:06

South Africa's representation in the semi-finals of this year's Super Rugby tournament will be non-existent, if bookmakers are to be believed...

Super Rugby

Injury blow for Bulls No 8

2018-04-17 08:27

The Bulls have suffered an injury blow with the news that No 8 Hanro Liebenberg will be sidelined for an extended period.

Super Rugby

Mitchell dedicates win to fans

2018-04-16 22:09

Bulls coach John Mitchell was delighted with his side’s win over the Sharks last weekend because it meant they gave something back to their suffering fans.

Super Rugby

Sharks haunted by same old question

2018-04-16 16:53

The Sharks went into their second Super Rugby derby of the season in the same position as they went into the first, with Beast Mtawarira absent from the starting side.

Super Rugby

Kaplan 'not convinced' by SA referees

2018-04-16 13:25

Former Test referee Jonathan Kaplan is not impressed with the current crop of South African match officials.

Super Rugby

Will Genia blow for Rebels' SA tour

2018-04-16 12:29

The Rebels will embark on their tour of South Africa without their talismanic scrumhalf Will Genia, who has suffered a hamstring injury.

Super Rugby

WRAP: Super Rugby - Week 10

2018-04-20 13:35

Dates, kick-off times and match reports for Round 10 of the 2018 Super Rugby tournament


Rolling subs to be used in SuperSport Rugby Challenge

2018-04-20 14:38

Rolling substitutions will be available to coaches for the first time in senior professional rugby in South Africa in the SuperSport Rugby Challenge.


Jean-Luc du Plessis, Malherbe return for WP

2018-04-20 11:38

Western Province will kick off their SuperSport Rugby Challenge title defence against the EP Kings at Wolfson Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Sunday.

Super Rugby

Highlanders too strong for blunt Blues in Auckland

2018-04-20 11:23

The Highlanders, as expected, were far too strong for the Blues in Friday's Super Rugby clash between the sides.

Super Rugby

As it happened: Blues v Highlanders

2018-04-20 09:08

Live scoring and commentary from the Super Rugby clash between the Blues and Highlanders from Auckland.

Super Rugby

Speight hits 100 caps for Brumbies

2018-04-20 08:26

Wallaby wing Henry Speight will make his 100th appearance for the Brumbies when they face the Jaguares on Sunday.

Super Rugby

Hurricanes flank seeks clearance to face Boks

2018-04-20 06:42

Hurricanes captain Brad Shields has asked New Zealand Rugby for permission to play for England in South Africa later this year.

Super Rugby

Etzebeth update: Stormers have 'no guarantees'

2018-04-19 19:30

The Stormers are hoping to have Eben Etzebeth available for their final Super Rugby match before the June international break.

Super Rugby

Bulls skipper: Rebels a well-drilled unit

2018-04-19 15:12

Bulls captain Burger Odendaal says they are wary of the threats posed by the Rebels ahead of their Super Rugby clash at Loftus Versfeld.

Super Rugby

S15: Ten SA players yet to catch fire

2018-04-19 12:26

Fresh off naming 10 standout players in SA, Rob Houwing now examines 10 he feels have performed below normal standards at Super Rugby halfway mark …

Super Rugby

No good news after Whiteley's surgeon visit

2018-04-19 11:13

Warren Whiteley's visit to an orthopaedic surgeon has not given the Lions the good news they had hoped for.


Sazi Sandi leads new-look Junior Boks

2018-04-19 10:05

Junior Springbok prop Sazi Sandi will lead a new-look Junior Springbok squad in their second warm-up match against Georgia in Stellenbosch.

Super Rugby

George Smith returns for Reds

2018-04-19 09:13

George Smith will make his long-awaited return to action after being named in the Reds matchday squad to take on the Chiefs in Brisbane.

Super Rugby

All Blacks duo return for Crusaders

2018-04-19 07:43

Crusaders coach Scott Robertson has welcomed back Owen Franks and Israel Dagg into his XV for Saturday's clash with the Sunwolves.

Super Rugby

Lood all smiles as form catapults

2018-04-18 16:48

South African rugby fans have only caught glimpses of the talent that is Lood de Jager in recent years since he burst onto the scene in 2014.


Ox Nche invited to Springbok alignment camp

2018-04-18 14:38

Cheetahs prop Ox Nche has been added to the invited group of players for the final Springbok alignment camp.


5 Spanish players given lengthy bans

2018-04-18 13:22

Five Spanish players have received bans ranging between 14 and 43 weeks for abusing the referee during their controversial loss to Belgium in March.

Super Rugby

I've returned a better player - Groom

2018-04-18 13:24

Two weeks ago Nick Groom made the decision to return to SA and knew he would have to fight his way into the Lions side once he joined them.

Super Rugby

Waratahs name side for 'extremely physical' Lions

2018-04-18 10:15

Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson has made one change to his starting XV for their Super Rugby clash against the Lions in Sydney.

Super Rugby

Highlanders bench Smith for Blues trip

2018-04-18 08:44

Highlanders head coach Aaron Mauger has made two alterations to his starting line-up for Friday's derby against the Blues in Auckland.


British Lions and Ireland great to retire

2018-04-18 07:58

Ireland legend Donncha O'Callaghan has confirmed that Worcester's final home match of the season will be his last in professional rugby.

Super Rugby

Chiefs halfback disgusted by Folau anti-gay comments

2018-04-18 07:10

Chiefs halfback Brad Weber has condemned Wallabies superstar Israel Folau's anti-gay comments and urged other rugby players to speak out.


All Blacks unveil new head of high performance

2018-04-17 18:16

New Zealand Rugby has announced the appointment of Mike Anthony as their new head of high performance.

Super Rugby

S15: It’s maudlin for SA at midway mark

2018-04-17 13:47

A winner of the Super Rugby 2018 title from SA only looks a longer shot after the halfway point of games in the local conference. Rob Houwing’s assessment …


15 Sharks called up to Bok camp

2018-04-17 12:45

Fifteen Sharks players have been invited to the third and final Springbok alignment camp, in Durban from April 22-25.

Super Rugby

Sharks v Stormers make or break? Not quite ...

2018-04-17 11:20

This weekend's Super Rugby clash between the Stormers and the Sharks is set to have a massive say in the 2018 playoff race.

Mark Keohane

'X-factor' RG Snyman deserves Bok call

2018-04-17 10:21

Mark Keohane would like to see RG Snyman get an opportunity at lock for the Springboks this season.

Super Rugby

Whiteley, Groom named in Lions touring squad

2018-04-17 07:00

A fit-again Warren Whiteley has been included in the Lions' touring squad, while new scrumhalf recruit Nic Groom is also included.

Super Rugby

Folau hits back at ARU

2018-04-16 22:09

Wallabies' star Israel Folau has stood by his comments on gay people and slammed ARU CEO Raelene Castle for 'misrepresenting' him.

Super Rugby

Tour: Why Lions MUST hit ground running

2018-04-16 14:52

The hot streak by the Waratahs of late only increases the onus on the touring Lions to prevail in Sydney on Friday, writes Rob Houwing.


Heyneke vows to transform struggling Stade Francais

2018-04-16 13:33

Heyneke Meyer vowed to turn relegation haunted Stade Francais into "the best team in the world" at his unveiling in Paris.

Super Rugby

Bulls wanted to hit Sharks early

2018-04-16 12:28

Bulls coach John Mitchell admitted his side had seen an opportunity to hit the Sharks early to create doubt in their minds after their long trip back from NZ.


Ex-Bok forward Johnson fails doping test

2018-04-20 18:51

Former South African international Ashley Johnson has been suspended by the Rugby Football Union after failing a drugs test.

Super Rugby

Clinical Lions off to winning start Down Under

2018-04-20 13:34

The Lions have started their Australasian tour in impressive fashion with victory over the Waratahs in Sydney.


Newlands Test tickets range between R100-R950

2018-04-20 12:43

Tickets for the third Test of the Incoming Series between the Springboks and England range between R100 and R900.

Super Rugby

Sharks coach praises 'legend' Daniel

2018-04-20 10:49

Sharks coach Robert du Preez has paid tribute to stalwart Keegan Daniel, who has announced his retirement from the game.

Super Rugby

Stormers: Sharks in the same boat as us

2018-04-20 08:46

Stormers coach Robbie Fleck believes that his side is in a very similar position to the Sharks going into Saturday's Super Rugby derby.


Hougaard shocks Boks by quitting Test rugby

2018-04-20 07:31

Springbok scrumhalf Francois Hougaard has called time on his international career with immediate effect.


Leopards say goodbye to 98-year-old Olën Park

2018-04-20 07:00

The Leopards will no longer play their home matches at the 98-year-old Olën Park stadium.

Super Rugby

Lions need THREE wins (min) abroad

2018-04-20 07:00

Unless the Lions have a rampant tour, the Crusaders look best placed to top the table after ordinary season of Super Rugby, reckons Rob Houwing

Super Rugby

Mitchell: Winning isn't everything

2018-04-19 14:45

Bulls coach John Mitchell is concerned about more than just winning, with restoring pride back to Loftus high up on his list of priorities.


Brown to lead revamped Blitzboks to Singapore

2018-04-19 13:23

Kyle Brown, the second most-capped Springbok Sevens player of all time, will lead an exciting Blitzbok squad to Singapore this weekend.

Super Rugby

Mapimpi cracks nod for Sharks in crucial Stormers clash

2018-04-19 10:57

The Sharks team to play the Stormers at Kings Park on Saturday shows minimal changes to last week’s team.

Super Rugby

Sunwolves shake up backline for Crusaders

2018-04-19 11:14

There are five changes in the pack and one in the backline to the Sunwolves team to face the Crusaders in Christchurch.

Super Rugby

Rebels make 3 changes for Bulls clash

2018-04-19 07:25

Rebels coach Dave Wessels has made three changes to his starting XV to face the Bulls in Pretoria.


All Black skipper likely to miss France Test series

2018-04-19 07:24

All Blacks captain Kieran Read is set to miss the upcoming Test series against France as he recovers from off-season surgery on a back injury.


SA player banned for 4 years for doping

2018-04-19 09:30

A South African playing second-tier rugby union in England has been banned from all sport for four years after testing positive for three banned steroids.

Super Rugby

S15: Ten SA players who HAVE shone so far

2018-04-18 13:31

Whilst the SA cause in Super Rugby is broadly unconvincing, Rob Houwing picks 10 individuals he feels can hold their heads high at ‘halfway’ …

Super Rugby

TJ Perenara latest to slam Folau comments

2018-04-18 11:05

All Black scrumhalf TJ Perenara is the latest high-profile rugby player to voice his concern at Israel Folau's comments on homosexuality.


Ex-Bok: Jake White's plan is sharp, but it's racist...

2018-04-18 10:25

Jake White's suggestion of picking a predominantly black Bok team to face Wales is a "sharp idea", but it would mean following a "racist policy", says Ollie le Roux.

Super Rugby

Sharks preparing for Stormers onslaught up front

2018-04-18 10:35

No one who saw the Currie Cup final last October will need to be told where the Stormers threat to the Sharks lies in Saturday’s Super Rugby derby at Kings Park.

Super Rugby

Blues forced into mass changes for Highlanders clash

2018-04-18 08:59

Blues coach Tana Umaga has made several changes to his starting XV for Friday's New Zealand derby with the Highlanders in Auckland.


SA duo Kolbe, Mienie linked to nightclub brawl

2018-04-18 08:16

SA players Cheslin Kolbe and Danie Mienie, who ply their trade at French club Toulouse, were allegedly involved in a nightclub brawl earlier this month.


Paddy Jackson's Test career over - Ulster chief

2018-04-17 21:14

Flyhalf Paddy Jackson is unlikely to play for Ireland again after he and team-mate Stuart Olding were sacked despite being cleared in a rape trial.

Super Rugby

Different week, same story for Stormers

2018-04-17 16:35

It may be a different week and different opposition they are facing but the Stormers have come back from their bye week facing a similar story.


Quartet who abused Eddie Jones to appear in court

2018-04-17 13:57

Four men will appear in court after England coach Eddie Jones was subject to a barrage of foul-mouthed abuse following his side's Six Nations defeat to Scotland.


Jake urges Rassie to pick predominantly black side to face Wales

2018-04-17 12:28

Jake White says Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus should pick a predominantly black Bok team to face Wales in Washington DC.


Star England centre major doubt for Bok tour

2018-04-17 11:11

Jonathan Joseph is a major doubt for England's June tour of South Africa after suffering an injury in the weekend's Premiership action.

Super Rugby

Malherbe back as injured Stormers return

2018-04-17 09:40

The Stormers go into their clash against the Sharks in Durban this weekend well rested, and there is good news on the injury front as a result.

Super Rugby

Folau escapes anti-gay post sanction

2018-04-17 07:00

Rugby Australia will not sanction Israel Folau for controversial anti-gay comments posted on social media.

Varsity Cup

Maties crowned Varsity Cup champions

2018-04-16 21:00

Maties have won the 2018 Varsity Cup, overcoming Pukke in the final of the competition played at the Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch.


Rassie urged to pick forgotten Bok duo

2018-04-16 22:30

Dai Young, the director of rugby at English club Wasps, has called on Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus to pick Willie le Roux and Juan de Jongh.

Super Rugby

Hey Adriaan … fancy ‘unretiring’ from Boks?

2018-04-16 12:01

Rob Houwing says it wouldn’t be the craziest thing ever to try to cajole reinvigorated Adriaan Strauss out of Test retirement, with RWC 2019 in mind.


Kaplan 'Winging It' on unique journey to fatherhood

2018-04-16 10:47

Former international referee Jonathan Kaplan speaks to Lloyd Burnard about his new book and his unique journey to fatherhood.


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