Lions wary of Jaguares scrum

2018-02-23 07:18

Lions coach Swys de Bruin expects a different challenge at scrum time when they take on the Jaguares in Johannesburg.

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Six Nations

Jones: I was shocked at how unfit England were

2018-02-23 07:19

Eddie Jones has admitted he feared the worst after being appointed England coach as he recalled his shock at the squad's lack of fitness.

 
Super Rugby

Super Rugby: Weekend teams

2018-02-22 16:45

Dates, line-ups, venues and kick-off times for Week 2 of the 2018 Super Rugby tournament.

 
Six Nations

Italy's Parisse aiming to avoid French stress

2018-02-22 22:40

Sergio Parisse said Italy must keep things tight in the first part of their Six Nations clash with France or the "stress" will get to them.

 
Super Rugby

Pollard raring to go

2018-02-22 17:35

It’s hard not to notice the excitement on Handre Pollard’s face when he talks about starting the Super Rugby season.

 
Super Rugby

Why Stormers have puncher’s chance

2018-02-22 15:47

Whilst the Waratahs are being branded favourites in many circles, Rob Houwing reminds of some good reasons why the Stormers can conquer in Sydney …

 
Super Rugby

4 Boks start as Mitchell names Bulls team

2018-02-22 12:09

Bulls coach John Mitchell has named four Springboks in his starting team for their 2018 Super Rugby opener against the Hurricanes.

 
BET Centre

Lions only SA winners in Week 2 - bookies

2018-02-22 12:05

The Lions will be the only South African winners in Week 2 of this year's Super Rugby tournament, if bookmakers are to be believed...

 
Super Rugby

SA trio named in Sunwolves starting XV

2018-02-22 10:58

Three South Africans - Grant Hattingh, Lappies Labuschagne and Willie Britz - have been selected in the Sunwolves’ starting XV to face the Brumbies.

 
Rugby

R20m payment could see Goosen return to rugby

2018-02-22 08:19

Former Springbok Johan Goosen looks set to return to rugby with French Top 14 side Montpellier.

 
Super Rugby

4 Waratahs debutants against Stormers

2018-02-22 09:03

The Waratahs have named their team for the Super Rugby encounter against the Stormers in Sydney.

 
Six Nations

'No doubt' over Russell's place, says Scotland boss

2018-02-21 21:04

Finn Russell's place in the Scotland team was in "no doubt", coach Gregor Townsend said after announcing an unchanged starting side against England.

 
Six Nations

Townsend rewards Scots for England clash

2018-02-21 14:31

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has named an unchanged side to face England in the Calcutta Cup clash on Saturday.

 
Super Rugby

Pollard: 'Canes a force, with or without Barrett

2018-02-21 12:45

Bulls flyhalf Handre Pollard says the Hurricanes remain a dangerous outfit even without All Black flyhalf Beauden Barrett.

 
Super Rugby

Bulls take centre stage as Mitchell era begins

2018-02-21 11:22

The Bulls begin their Super Rugby season and the John Mitchell era with a tough assignment against the Hurricanes on Saturday.

 
Super Rugby

Reds welcome back star duo Rodda, Nabuli

2018-02-21 10:21

The Reds have named their team to play the Melbourne Rebels in their Super Rugby opener at AAMI Park on Friday.

 
Super Rugby

Rasta to ref Bulls v Hurricanes at Loftus

2018-02-21 07:05

South Africa’s Rasta Rasivhenge will referee the Super Rugby clash between the Bulls and Hurricanes in Pretoria.

 
Super Rugby

Bryn Gatland starts at pivot for Blues

2018-02-21 08:48

Blues coach Tana Umaga has named his team for their Super Rugby clash against the Highlanders in Dunedin.

 
Six Nations

Wales boss Gatland targets Ireland's Sexton, Murray

2018-02-20 21:19

Wales head coach Warren Gatland says nullifying the threat of half-back stars Johnny Sexton and Conor Murray is key to victory over Ireland.

 
Super Rugby

SA prop leaves Sunwolves for 'family reasons'

2018-02-20 14:28

The Sunwolves have announced that South African-born prop Ruan Smith will leave them due to “family reasons”.

 
Super Rugby

Stormers ditch targets for tour Down Under

2018-02-20 12:15

The Stormers have not set themselves any targets for their three-match Australasian tour which starts on Saturday.

 
 
Rugby

Div: SA Rugby urged Zimbabwe not to appoint me

2018-02-20 07:12

Former Springbok coach Peter de Villiers has launched a scathing attack on his former employers at SA Rugby.

 
Rugby

Ex-Wallaby Ma'afu acquitted of parking spot assault

2018-02-20 09:00

A French appeals court has acquitted former Australia prop Salesi Ma'afu of a conviction for assault.

 
Six Nations

England 'fully fit' for Scotland Six Nations tie

2018-02-19 19:27

England have been given a clean bill of health for their Six Nations clash against Scotland in Edinburgh.

 
Super Rugby

Lions post clean bill of health after Sharks clash

2018-02-19 17:35

It was good news for the Lions who not only won their opening Super Rugby match of the 2018 season against the Sharks but also came away injury free

 
Rugby

Waldrom heading to Wellington

2018-02-19 17:30

The Wellington Lions have announced that experienced Exeter Chiefs and former England back-rower Thomas Waldrom will join them in 2018.

 
BET Centre

Winner of 2017 office Superbru pool reckons he ‘knows a thing or two’

2018-02-19 17:16

Barry Graham, a 39-year-old Sales Manager from Johannesburg, has just remembered what a rugby pundit he is after picking 2 from 2 in Round 1 of the Super Rugby Superbru.

 
Super Rugby

Nadolo calls for Pacific Islands Super Rugby side

2018-02-19 12:42

Montpellier and Fiji powerhouse wing Nemani Nadolo has renewed calls for a Pacific Islands team to be introduced to Super Rugby.

 
Rugby

Jaque Fourie in shock return to rugby - at Force

2018-02-19 11:19

Former Springbok centre Jaque Fourie is reportedly eager to return to the playing field.

 
Super Rugby

Swys 'relieved' with 'sweet' Lions win

2018-02-19 08:31

Lions coach Swys de Bruin was relieved to get his first win under the belt when his side beat the Sharks on Saturday.

 
Super Rugby

Burst appendix rules Mbonambi out of Stormers tour

2018-02-18 16:59

Stormers coach, Robbie Fleck, has named a 27-man squad for their upcoming three-match tour of Australasia.

 
Super Rugby

Lions’ message: We’re NOT on the wane!

2018-02-17 22:28

Stretched to the full, the Lions showed enough against the Sharks to ease any fears that they’ll slip off ‘title material’ status this year, writes Rob Houwing.

 
Super Rugby

Phipps taking cautious route back from inury

2018-02-17 14:04

Waratahs and Wallabies scrumhalf Nick Phipps will be taking every precaution necessary as he works his way back from his calf injury.

 
Super Rugby

LIVE: Highlanders v Blues

2018-02-23 08:07

LIVE scoring from the Super Rugby clash between the Highlanders and Blues in Dunedin.

 
Super Rugby

Bulls team a tale of two players

2018-02-22 22:04

As the Bulls announced their team to face the Hurricanes there were two very interesting talking points.

 
Super Rugby

Stormers face 'improved' Waratahs

2018-02-22 19:59

The Waratahs will be entering the Super Rugby season a week after the Stormers did but the touring team know they will be up against difficult opposition.

 
Six Nations

Captain Guirado vows to drag France out of the mire

2018-02-22 17:36

Captain Guilhem Guirado has admitted that France have got themselves in a Six Nations fix, but said they would emerge from their current slump.

 
Six Nations

Ireland hand Porter and Farrell first Six Nations starts

2018-02-22 16:21

Andrew Porter will have to fill the sizeable boots of British and Irish Lions star Tadhg Furlong when starts for Ireland against Wales in the Six Nations.

 
PRO14

Kings team named for final tour match

2018-02-22 13:44

Southern Kings coach Deon Davids has made a few changes to his team to take on Irish side Leinster in a PRO14 clash.

 
Six Nations

Hughes returns for England against Scotland

2018-02-22 11:41

Nathan Hughes has been recalled by England coach Eddie Jones in the only change to the Six Nations champions' starting side for their clash away to Scotland.

 
Super Rugby

Damian McKenzie to start at 10 for Chiefs

2018-02-22 09:11

Chiefs boss Colin Cooper has named a physical and experienced side to face the Crusaders in Saturday's Super Rugby clash in Christchurch.

 
Super Rugby

Barrett on Hurricanes bench for Bulls clash

2018-02-22 08:34

All Black flyhalf Beauden Barrett has been included on the Hurricanes bench for their Super Rugby clash against the Bulls in Pretoria.

 
Six Nations

Bastareaud keen to repay Brunel faith v Italy

2018-02-22 07:37

Mathieu Bastareaud knows he's been given a few chances in his life and at the age of 29 the burly centre has no intention of letting this one go.

 
Super Rugby

Stormers flank wants to emulate Juan

2018-02-21 20:16

He played much of his early career as a lock but Cobus Wiese says he is loving life in the blindside flank role for the Stormers.

 
Rugby

Ackermanns face no police action after nightclub 'brawl'

2018-02-21 13:40

Johan and Ruan Ackermann will face no action from police from the alleged nightclub brawl they were involved in last December.

 
Six Nations

Bastareaud makes France Six Nations comeback v Italy

2018-02-21 12:30

Mathieu Bastareaud will make his return to France's Six Nations team to face Italy following a three-week ban for using a homophobic slur.

 
Super Rugby

Mauger unveils Highlanders team for Blues clash

2018-02-21 11:21

Highlanders coach Aaron Mauger has made just one change to his team for their 2018 Super Rugby season opener against the Blues.

 
Super Rugby

Barrett set to make history at Loftus?

2018-02-21 09:25

Hurricanes flyhalf Beauden Barrett could make Super Rugby history at Loftus against the Bulls on Saturday.

 
Super Rugby

57 days later Thomson cleared to leave hospital

2018-02-21 08:41

Former All Blacks and Highlanders forward Adam Thomson is out of hospital and has been cleared to fly home to New Zealand, after overcoming a spinal infection.

 
Super Rugby

Sharks know where to focus

2018-02-20 21:55

The Sharks should be pleased that this week is an early bye for them in Super Rugby as they have plenty to think about and mull over after their first match.

 
Super Rugby

Sharks blow as Du Preez suffers shoulder injury

2018-02-20 18:05

The Sharks have confirmed that No 8 Daniel du Preez will be out of action for up to four weeks after suffering a shoulder ligament tear.

 
Springboks

Jake: SA Rugby should heed Ramaphosa’s advice

2018-02-20 14:28

Former Springbok coach Jake White says SA Rugby should heed advice from South Africa’s new President Cyril Ramaphosa.

 
PRO14

Kings injuries mount after Ospreys loss

2018-02-20 11:12

The Southern Kings medical team found themselves busy in the wake of the local franchise’s 26-12 defeat to Ospreys on Friday.

 
Super Rugby

Mitchell happy to front Kiwi teams

2018-02-20 10:30

Bulls coach John Mitchell welcomes the fact that they will open their 2018 Super Rugby campaign against New Zealand opposition.

 
Super Rugby

Swys tastes the sweetness of victory

2018-02-19 22:13

It was more with a sigh of relief than anything else that Swys de Bruin started his post-match assessment after the Lions downed the Sharks.

 
Super Rugby

Good news for Bulls' Jamba

2018-02-19 20:37

The Bulls welcomed the good news that Springbok winger Jamba Ulengo’s injury isn’t career threatening at all, and that he may well soon be back on a rugby field.

 
Super Rugby

Stormers rusty but good enough start

2018-02-19 18:56

It was understandable that Stormers coach Robbie Fleck looked immensely relieved after his team’s 28-20 win over the Jaguares.

 
Six Nations

Josh Strauss, WP Nel back for Scotland

2018-02-19 17:28

Coach Gregor Townsend has recalled No 8 Josh Strauss and tighthead WP Nel to the Scotland training squad for next weekend’s Six Nations match against England.

 
Super Rugby

Now … REAL test of Stormers’ back three

2018-02-19 15:50

Exciting but physically a little vulnerable, the Stormers’ back three face an acid examination from some Waratahs juggernauts, writes Rob Houwing

 
Rugby

Kiwi Gibbes dismisses Wallaby talks

2018-02-19 14:46

Ulster coach Jono Gibbes has distanced himself from reports suggesting that he could become set-piece coach at the Wallabies.

 
Super Rugby

Whiteley: We were our own worst enemy

2018-02-19 11:32

Lions captain Warren Whiteley was not overly happy with his side's performance in their 26-19 win over the Sharks on Saturday.

 
PRO14

WRAP: PRO14

2018-02-18 20:43

Dates, fixtures, results and match reports for the latest round of the inaugural PRO14 tournament.

 
Super Rugby

5 talking points: Super Rugby Week 1

2018-02-19 08:17

Herman Mostert highlights FIVE talking points after Round 1 of the 2018 Super Rugby competition.

 
Rugby

USA rout Chile to maintain unbeaten start to ARC

2018-02-18 11:31

Former Chicago Bears NFL player Paul Lasike scored a try on debut as the United States maintained their 100 percent start to the Americas Rugby Championship.

 
Super Rugby

Lions beat Sharks in Ellis Park humdinger

2018-02-17 18:59

The Lions got their 2018 Super Rugby campaign off to a winning start, beating the Sharks in a pulsating clash at Ellis Park in Johannesburg.

 
Super Rugby

WRAP: Super Rugby - Week 2

2018-02-23 07:54

Dates, kick-off times and match reports for Round 2 of the 2018 Super Rugby tournament.

 
Rugby

Worcester sign former WP, EP utility back

2018-02-22 22:10

English club Worcester Warriors have announced the signing of former Western Province and EP Kings utility back Scott van Breda.

 
Six Nations

England coach Jones banking on Hughes's muscle at Murrayfield

2018-02-22 19:43

Eddie Jones hopes Nathan Hughes will be able to muscle his way round Murrayfield when England's Six Nations title defence resumes against Scotland.

 
Super Rugby

Jaguares change 2 for Lions clash

2018-02-22 17:30

Jaguares coach Mario Ledesma has made two changes to his starting lineup for the Super Rugby clash with the Lions at Ellis Park.

 
Sevens

Snyman back to lead Blitzboks in Las Vegas

2018-02-22 13:29

Philip Snyman is back from injury and will yet again spearhead the Springbok Sevens side's effort in Las Vegas.

 
Super Rugby

Rookie scrumhalf included on Lions bench

2018-02-22 13:48

Lions coach Swys de Bruin has named his team for their Super Rugby encounter against the Jaguares at Ellis Park.

 
Rugby

SA Rugby boss calls for sports journo Joffe’s arrest

2018-02-22 13:00

SA Rugby president Mark Alexander has laid a criminal defamation charge against sports journalist Graeme Joffe.

 
Super Rugby

Du Toit, Marais back in Stormers starting XV

2018-02-22 08:19

Pieter-Steph du Toit and SP Marais both return from injury for the Stormers' Super Rugby encounter with the Waratahs in Sydney.

 
Super Rugby

Luke Romano hits 100 for Crusaders

2018-02-22 08:13

Crusaders coach Scott Robertson has named a strong starting XV for their Super Rugby opener with the Chiefs in Christchurch.

 
Six Nations

Joseph ready for England centre battle

2018-02-21 23:14

Jonathan Joseph has learnt to live with the uncertainty surrounding his England future as a result of his battle with Ben Te'o.

 
Six Nations

Italy make 3 changes for French Six Nations clash

2018-02-21 17:29

Coach Conor O'Shea has made three changes to Italy's starting line-up unveiled for this week's Six Nations clash against France in Marseille.

 
PRO14

Ospreys v Cheetahs PRO14 match not televised

2018-02-21 13:52

Free State Rugby has announced that the PRO14 match between Ospreys and the Cheetahs on Saturday will not be broadcast on TV.

 
Springboks

Boks v All Blacks in Brazil? NZR dismisses report

2018-02-21 11:18

New Zealand Rugby has dismissed a report that the All Blacks could play a one-off Test against the Springboks in Brazil.

 
Super Rugby

Notshe's Blitzboks stint to aid Stormers

2018-02-21 10:09

Sikhumbuzo Notshe is back in the Stormers mix after a stint with the Blitzboks and he is in the running to feature against the Waratahs.

 
Rugby

SA Rugby, Boland hit back: Div is lying

2018-02-21 08:25

SA Rugby and the Boland Rugby Union have strongly denied claims made against them by former Springbok coach Peter de Villiers.

 
Super Rugby

9 Wallabies start for Rebels

2018-02-21 08:23

The Melbourne Rebels have named their team for the opening game of the 2018 Super Rugby season against the Reds.

 
 
Super Rugby

Kolisi looks at positives ahead of tough tour

2018-02-20 16:21

Stormers skipper Siya Kolisi is looking at the positives as they prepare for a tough three-week tour to Australia and New Zealand.

 
Six Nations

Biggar, Williams, Halfpenny back for Wales

2018-02-20 15:18

Wales coach Warren Gatland has named Dan Biggar, Liam Williams and Leigh Halfpenny in his starting line-up for the weekend's Six Nations clash against Ireland.

 
Super Rugby

Stormers boosted by Pieter-Steph return

2018-02-20 10:30

The Stormers are expecting Pieter-Steph du Toit to be fit for Saturday's Super Rugby clash against the Waratahs.

 
Springboks

Rassie will turn the tide for Boks - Taute

2018-02-20 09:01

Former Springbok centre Jaco Taute is confident that Rassie Erasmus will bring about a change in fortunes for the national team.

 
Rugby

Toulon chief to face hearing over 'whipping' smear

2018-02-19 21:15

Toulon's Mourad Boudjellal will face a rugby disciplinary hearing after blasting authorities over their "morality" in the wake of Mathieu Bastareaud's homophobic slur.

 
Varsity Cup

WRAP: Varsity Cup - Week 4

2018-02-19 22:00

A wrap of all the Varsity Cup Round 3 and Varsity Shield Round 1 matches played on Monday, February 19.

 
Six Nations

Wales trio get all-clear for Ireland Six Nations clash

2018-02-19 18:24

Leigh Halfpenny, Dan Biggar and Taulupe Faletau have all returned to training for Wales ahead of their Six Nations clash against Ireland.

 
Super Rugby

Chiefs name Cane, Ngatai as co-captains

2018-02-19 17:30

Sam Cane and Charlie Ngatai have been named as co-captains of the Chiefs for the upcoming Super Rugby season.

 
Six Nations

Ringrose answers Ireland's call

2018-02-19 16:29

Centre Garry Ringrose is in contention to face Wales in the Six Nations this weekend after replacing Robbie Henshaw in the Ireland squad.

 
Rugby

Junior Boks name squad for world champs

2018-02-19 12:52

The Junior Springboks will have a solid build-up to the World Rugby U20 Championship with four training camps and a UK tour planned.

 
Rugby

Bekker accepts coaching role in Japan

2018-02-19 14:50

After retiring from rugby, former Springbok lock Andries Bekker will stay in Japan in a coaching capacity.

 
Super Rugby

Du Preez laments impatient Sharks

2018-02-19 10:03

Sharks coach Robert du Preez was understandably frustrated by his side's performance in their loss to the Lions on Saturday.

 
Super Rugby

Reds star Hunt avoids conviction in drug scandal

2018-02-19 08:10

Wallabies and Reds star Karmichael Hunt avoided conviction when a cocaine charge against him was dropped.

 
Springboks

Being Rassie in SA Rugby must be nice

2018-02-18 06:03

Simnikiwe Xabanisa is at a loss to explain how Rassie Erasmus has earned the extravagant confidence shown in him by SA Rugby's top brass.

 
Super Rugby

Stormers hang on for victory at Newlands

2018-02-17 16:55

The Stormers have hung on for a hard-fought opening Super Rugby victory against the Jaguares in front of a disappointing crowd at Newlands.

 
 

 
 
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