Rassie hands Papier first Bok start

2018-11-15 16:30

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has named his team for the Test against Scotland in Edinburgh.

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Rugby

Veteran Kearney returns for All Blacks Test

2018-11-15 16:24

Rob Kearney returns to the Irish starting XV for the clash with world champions New Zealand as coach Joe Schmidt opted for his experience in a crunch game.

 
Rugby

Bath wing handed England debut by Jones

2018-11-15 14:02

Bath wing Joe Cokanasiga has been handed his England debut on his 21st birthday as coach Eddie Jones made 11 changes for this weekend's international against Japan.

 
Rugby

Wallabies hand debuts to 2 for Italy Test

2018-11-15 15:28

Jordan Petaia and Jake Gordon will make their Wallabies debuts in Padova as Michael Cheika backs new faces to get the job started against Italy.

 
Rugby

Gaël Fickou boost for France for Argentina visit

2018-11-15 13:21

France coach Jacques Brunel has made two changes, both in the backline, to his starting XV to face Argentina at Stade Pierre Mauroy.

 
Rugby

Smith to become most-capped All Blacks No 9

2018-11-15 10:14

New Zealand's Aaron Smith will become the most-capped All Blacks scrumhalf when he takes to the field against Ireland in Dublin.

 
Rugby

Oz coach Cheika 'safe from the axe' until RWC 2019

2018-11-15 08:52

Under-siege Wallabies coach Michael Cheika is safe from the axe, Rugby Australia chief Raelene Castle has said.

 
 
Rugby

Alexander elected to World Rugby’s Executive Council

2018-11-14 19:56

SA Rugby president, Mark Alexander was elected to the World Rugby’s Executive Council after elections held in Dublin.

 
 
Springboks

Strong SA flavour in Scotland team named to face Boks

2018-11-14 14:41

There is a strong South African flavour in Scotland's side to face the Springboks at Murrayfield with prop WP Nel starting and another two SA-born players on the bench.

 
Springboks

Pieter-Steph: It's nice to hear Boks are feared again

2018-11-14 12:00

Pieter-Steph du Toit says Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has helped restore the “pride and passion” of the national team.

 
Springboks

Scotland hooker: Boks will try and cheat ... and so will we

2018-11-14 10:33

Hooker Fraser Brown believes both sides will push the law as far as they can in Saturday's Test between Scotland and the Springboks.

 
 
Rugby

Farrell does not have the secret to beating the All Blacks

2018-11-13 21:25

Andy Farrell may have got the better of world champions New Zealand three times but Ireland's defence coach says he does not have a magic formula on how to beat them.

 
Rugby

Kruis to miss rest of England's November Tests

2018-11-13 18:03

Second-row George Kruis will miss the remainder of England's November Test matches due to a calf injury.

 
PRO14

Major injury trouble for struggling Kings

2018-11-13 14:01

The Southern Kings continue to battle with a growing injury list after eight rounds of PRO14 action.

 
 
Springboks

WATCH: Head-to-head - Scotland v Springboks

2018-11-13 13:12

The Springboks go into their Test against Scotland at Murrayfield Stadium with a positive head-to-head record.

 
Rugby

Coles, All Blacks mindful of Chicago repeat

2018-11-13 09:21

Hooker Dane Coles says the All Blacks will be doing everything in their power to avoid a repeat of their 2016 defeat to Ireland in Chicago.

 
Springboks

Rassie talks up Scotland's 3 South African 'friends'

2018-11-13 06:30

There are three South African-born players in the Scotland squad that will take on the Springboks on Saturday.

 
Springboks

'Comeback kids' label not ideal for Boks

2018-11-12 19:33

The Springboks under Rassie Erasmus have been a side that has often had to fight back from being behind in matches.

 
Springboks

Whiteley a doubt for Boks, Etzebeth back in training

2018-11-12 16:39

Warren Whiteley is an injury concern for the Springboks ahead of their clash against Scotland on Saturday.

 
Rugby

England-qualified Graham gets Scotland call

2018-11-12 16:38

England-qualified back-row Gary Graham insisted he was "Scottish through-and-through" after being called up to the Scottish squad by coach Gregor Townsend.

 
Super Rugby

Bulls unveil Super Rugby training squad

2018-11-12 14:21

Springbok Duane Vermeulen is amongst the new faces in the Bulls' wider training group for next year's Super Rugby competition.

 
Rugby

Irish are a car in need of fine-tuning - Schmidt

2018-11-12 12:36

Joe Schmidt compared Six Nations Grand Slam champions Ireland to a car which required a tune-up ahead of the mouth-watering clash with NZ.

 
Rugby

Australia boss under renewed pressure

2018-11-12 12:52

Australia head to Italy with coach Michael Cheika under renewed pressure after their bid for a perfect tour of Europe ended at the first hurdle with a dismal loss to Wales.

 
Springboks

World Rugby to step in on Mostert contract issue

2018-11-12 08:27

The contractual dispute between the Lions and Gloucester over the services of Franco Mostert has been escalated to World Rugby.

 
Rugby

Germany down Hong Kong in RWC 2019 qualifier

2018-11-11 19:41

Germany and Canada both took a step closer to the 2019 Rugby World Cup by starting with wins in first-round of qualifying matches for the tournament.

 
Springboks

Brunel: A match France 'should never have lost'

2018-11-11 15:04

France coach Jacques Brunel has admitted that he was "very annoyed" by the way his team snatched defeat from the jaws of victory against South Africa.

 
Rugby

Kenya’s RWC chances take a blow with Canada loss

2018-11-11 16:06

Kenya's chances of qualifying for the 2019 Rugby World Cup suffered a blow with their 65-19 loss to Canada on Sunday.

 
Springboks

Erasmus praises Bok calmness in Paris thriller

2018-11-11 11:02

Rassie Erasmus praised the calmness of the Springboks to stay in the fight right against France at the Stade de France despite enormous defensive pressure.

 
Springboks

Boks bury France after the hooter in Paris thriller

2018-11-11 05:00

The Springboks have beaten France in a dramatic after-the-hooter triumph thanks to hooker Bongi Mbonambi.

 
Rugby

Injury curse hits flank O'Brien again

2018-11-11 05:00

Star Ireland flank Sean O'Brien's injury jinx struck again at the end of the first-half of the one-off rugby union Test with Argentina at the Aviva Stadium.

 
Rugby

Pumas make 1 change for France Test

2018-11-15 15:25

Scrumhalf Gonzalo Bertranou replaces Tomas Cubelli in the only change by Argentina coach Mario Ledesma as Argentina face France this weekend.

 
Super Rugby

Bulls confirm Rassie will help pick new Super Rugby coach

2018-11-15 14:00

The Bulls have confirmed that Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus will help them in the process of selecting a new head coach.

 
 
Springboks

RG set for Bok starting role at Murrayfield

2018-11-15 11:43

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus is likely to make a few changes to his match-day squad for the Test against Scotland.

 
Rugby

Bordeaux's All Black signing sidelined with back injury

2018-11-15 09:34

New Zealand's Seta Tamanivalu has been sidelined for up to two months with a back injury just days after arriving at his new club, Top 14 side Bordeaux.

 
Super Rugby

Tana Umaga replaced as head coach of Blues

2018-11-15 07:02

All Blacks great Tana Umaga has stepped down as head coach of the Blues after disappointing results during his three years in charge.

 
Springboks

Does Rassie go bold or tactical at 9?

2018-11-14 21:40

Faf de Klerk’s absence from the Springboks this weekend gives coach Rassie Erasmus the chance to be bold in his selection at nine.

 
Springboks

Position changes not an issue for Pieter-Steph

2018-11-15 06:45

Springbok utility forward Pieter-Steph du Toit is not bothered by the prospect of again changing positions for the Test against Scotland.

 
Springboks

Why Rassie's clash with Townsend may be personal

2018-11-14 14:44

There is a history between Bok coach Rassie Erasmus and his Scotland counterpart Gregor Townsend that could add some extra spice to the South African motivation.

 
Springboks

Bok centre pair: Strength or liability?

2018-11-14 13:21

Rob Houwing says the Scotland Test represents an opportunity for the De Allende-Kriel Bok midfield combo to create better tee-ups for their electric wings.

 
Springboks

Boks to return to scene of miracle All Blacks win in 2019

2018-11-14 10:46

The Springboks will return to the Westpac Stadium in Wellington in 2019 when they take on the All Blacks in what will once again be a condensed Rugby Championship.

 
Super Rugby

Key Wallabies set to be rested from Super Rugby

2018-11-14 10:41

Australia plan to rest key players during next year's Super Rugby season in a bid to keep them fresh and injury-free for the Rugby World Cup in Japan.

 
Super Rugby

25% Stormers pay cut fear rocks Newlands

2018-11-14 08:01

There could be far-reaching consequences for the professional arm of crisis-torn WP Rugby after the presidential election this month, write Rob Houwing and Lloyd Burnard.

 
Springboks

Boks to make call on Faf's return after Scotland match

2018-11-14 06:27

Springbok management will only make a decision on whether to recall Faf de Klerk to face Wales in Cardiff after the match against Scotland.

 
Springboks

Blunt instrument can't be Boks only weapon

2018-11-13 16:12

It may have been a subtle change for the Springboks against France but sometimes a blunt instrument is not always the best weapon in international rugby.

 
Springboks

Scotland assistant on how to beat Boks

2018-11-13 14:00

Scotland assistant coach Matt Taylor says they know what to expect from the Springboks when the teams clash in Edinburgh.

 
Springboks

5 talking points: France v Springboks

2018-11-12 07:59

Sport24’s Herman Mostert highlights FIVE talking points following the Springboks’ 29-26 win over France in Paris.

 
 
Rugby

Jenkins baffled by lack of action as Halfpenny concussed

2018-11-13 10:54

Wales great Neil Jenkins has questioned the "unbelievable" lack of action after fullback Leigh Halfpenny was sent crashing to the turf by Australia's Samu Kerevi.

 
Rugby

Sexton eyes another historic exploit against All Blacks

2018-11-12 21:34

Jonathan Sexton says he and his Ireland team-mates want to make more history with a home win over world champions New Zealand.

 
Rugby

Japan has no need of 'divine intervention' after Jones jibe

2018-11-12 18:57

Japan coach Jamie Joseph has insisted his side have no plans to follow Eddie Jones advice to "go to the temple and pray" ahead of their match.

 
Rugby

Ireland's Murray out of All Blacks clash

2018-11-12 16:38

Conor Murray has been ruled out of Ireland's Test against world champions New Zealand this weekend, the Irish Rugby Football Union has announced.

 
Springboks

Boks stay 5th in rankings after last-gasp France win

2018-11-13 07:00

The Springboks remain fifth in the official World Rugby rankings following their win over France in Paris over the weekend.

 
Springboks

Mallett: Springbok subs made a real difference

2018-11-12 11:27

Former national coach Nick Mallett says second half substitutions played a key role in helping the Springboks beat France in Paris.

 
Super Rugby

Sage eager to make his mark for Bulls in Super Rugby

2018-11-12 11:27

Dylan Sage is confident that the skills he learnt in the sevens game will stand him in good stead in the 15-man code.

 
Rugby

Sonny Bill Williams ruled out of Ireland Test

2018-11-12 09:14

All Black centre Sonny Bill Williams has been ruled out of Saturday's Test with Ireland in Dublin after sustaining a shoulder injury.

 
Springboks

Rassie: France not the 'pushovers' they were in 2017

2018-11-12 06:41

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus says the France team of 2018 is significantly improved compared to the class of 2017.

 
Springboks

Kolisi: 'We kept on fighting'

2018-11-11 18:17

Springbok skipper Siya Kolisi has praised Springboks’ fighting spirit in the come from behind win of France in Paris.

 
Rugby

Sharks' Du Preez brothers set for stints in England

2018-11-11 14:10

All three of the Sharks' Du Preez brothers will have short stints in England before the start of next year's Super Rugby.

 
Springboks

As it happened: France 26-29 Springboks

2018-11-11 05:00

A recap of the scoring and interactive commentary from the Test between France and the Springboks at Stade de France in Paris.

 
Springboks

Bok ratings: Saved by mid-match switches!

2018-11-11 08:53

The significantly more effective look to their second-half team shape was pivotal to SA’s gutsy but flawed last-gasp victory over France, says Rob Houwing

 
Rugby

Ireland beat Argentina but at a cost

2018-11-10 22:57

Ireland made it 10 successive home wins in a victory over Argentina at Lansdowne Road that came at a cost for the Six Nations Grand Slam holders.

 
Rugby

Holmes to make Wales debut against Tonga

2018-11-15 14:40

Leicester back Jonah Holmes will make his Wales debut against Tonga, the Welsh Rugby Union has announced.

 
Springboks

Bookies make Boks favourites to beat Scotland

2018-11-15 14:00

The Springboks head into Saturday's clash against Scotland at Murrayfield as favourites, if local bookmakers are to be believed...

 
 
Super Rugby

Cornal Hendricks on return: I'm not scared

2018-11-15 11:00

New Bulls signing Cornal Hendricks says he has no fear about returning to professional rugby after a heart condition.

 
Springboks

Townsend: Beating Boks would be bigger than beating England

2018-11-15 07:33

Scotland coach Gregor Townsend regards beating South Africa at Murrayfield would be a bigger achievement than beating England.

 
Rugby

Japan won't 'bow down' to England

2018-11-15 07:30

Japan captain Michael Leitch has vowed his side will not "bow down" to England or their former coach Eddie Jones at Twickenham.

 
Springboks

Scotland coach expects 'confrontational' Boks

2018-11-15 06:48

Scotland coach Gregor Townsend says they expect a physical onslaught from the Springboks in their Test at Murrayfield.

 
Rugby

Jones mulls boycott of 'waste of time' ref meetings

2018-11-14 18:27

England coach Eddie Jones has said meetings with World Rugby referees are "a waste of time" following the controversy over Sam Underhill's disallowed try against NZ.

 
 
Rugby

Barrett reveals All Black respect for rivals Ireland

2018-11-14 12:33

All Blacks flyhalf Beauden Barrett has reflected his side's respect for Ireland ahead of their highly-anticipated clash in Dublin on Saturday.

 
Rugby

Eddie Jones expects Japan to be competitive

2018-11-14 12:05

England coach Eddie Jones expects to face a competitive Japan side, because of their change in mentality, when the sides meet on Saturday.

 
Springboks

Boks delay call on Etzebeth availability

2018-11-14 09:27

A call on the fitness of Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth will only be made later in the week, team management.

 
Springboks

Springbok forwards 'improving as a pack' - Proudfoot

2018-11-13 21:27

Assistant coach Matthew Proudfoot believes the Springbok forwards are improving as a pack as they learn to deal with Northern Hemisphere conditions.

 
Springboks

Proudfoot: Formidable Scots will test Springboks

2018-11-13 19:29

Assistant coach Matt Proudfoot has described Scotland as a formidable side who will present the improving Springboks with a difficult contest.

 
Rugby

Scotland star Hogg to join Exeter Chiefs

2018-11-13 16:01

Scotland fullback Stuart Hogg will join English Premiership giants Exeter Chiefs on a two-year deal, the club announced.

 
Rugby

4 Kiwi schools confirmed for World Schools Festival

2018-11-13 14:05

Nine of the ten overseas teams participating at the 2019 World Schools Festival at Paul Roos Gymnasium have been revealed.

 
Springboks

Handre had no idea he passed Naas' record

2018-11-13 09:25

Springbok flyhalf Handre Pollard had no idea he was passing Naas Botha’s points tally against France in Paris.

 
 
Rugby

Japan coach Joseph praying for good weather at Twickenham

2018-11-13 08:03

Japan coach Jamie Joseph laughed off advice from predecessor Eddie Jones that Japan should seek divine intervention for their test against England this weekend.

 
Super Rugby

Bulls ‘in advanced stages’ of securing Brits signature

2018-11-12 20:23

The Bulls have confirmed that they were closing in on signing Springbok hooker Schalk Brits for next year’s Super Rugby competition.

 
 
Springboks

Rassie caught in ‘catch-22’ for Boks

2018-11-12 16:22

A few Springboks starting to run on low batteries raises the possibility of some ‘rotational rests’ in tour game three against Scotland, reckons Rob Houwing.

 
Super Rugby

Bulls protected if Hendricks heart issue resurfaces

2018-11-12 12:52

The Bulls will not be held liable should winger Cornal Hendricks suffer a heart-related ailment during his tenure in Pretoria, a report indicates.

 
Rugby

Jones tells Japan to 'pray' ahead of England clash

2018-11-12 12:36

England coach Eddie Jones has advised Japan to go to the temple and pray as he promised to show no mercy when the team comes to Twickenham.

 
Rugby

'I should have gone for goal' - Wallabies skipper

2018-11-12 09:53

Wallabies captain Michael Hooper has admitted that he made the wrong decision in turning down shots at goal against Wales in Cardiff on Saturday.

 
Rugby

World Rugby: England disallowed try was 'correct call'

2018-11-12 10:00

World Rugby says that the decision to disallow England a late try in their clash against the All Blacks on Saturday was correct.

 
Rugby

Hansen certain Murray will play in No 1 decider

2018-11-12 10:24

New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen believes Ireland's star scrumhalf Conor Murray will play in next Saturday's clash of the top two-ranked teams in the world.

 
Rugby

Woodward laments England's failure to kick at goal

2018-11-11 16:32

Clive Woodward has blamed decisions to decline kickable penalties for England's agonising 16-15 loss to world champions New Zealand.

 
Rugby

Hooper rues spurned penalties against Wales

2018-11-11 13:31

Australia skipper Michael Hooper admits ruing twice spurning kickable penalties to go for attacking line-outs in his team's loss to Wales

 
Rugby

Kaplan: TMO call against England was incorrect

2018-11-11 11:53

Jonathan Kaplan has questioned the TMO call to disallow England a match-winning try against the All Blacks on Saturday.

 
Rugby

Gatland revels in last-gasp win over Australia

2018-11-11 10:10

Warren Gatland revelled in the delicious irony of Wales grabbing victory over Australia with a late score after suffering heartbreak on numerous occasions.

 
Rugby

England 'finished stronger' against All Blacks

2018-11-10 22:30

England coach Eddie Jones has insisted that his side had "finished the stronger" after an agonising 16-15 loss to world champions NZ at a rainswept Twickenham.

 
 

 
 
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