Springbok forwards 'improving as a pack' - Proudfoot

2018-11-13 22:17

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

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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

Eight-try Scotland thrash Fiji at Murrayfield

2018-11-10 19:08

Tommy Seymour has scored a hat-trick as Scotland ran in eight tries to beat Fiji at Murrayfield and claim their first win of the Autumn internationals.

 
Rugby

O'Brien still has plenty in tank, says O'Driscoll

2018-11-10 14:11

Sean O'Brien has been ravaged by injuries in the past four years but the flanker would be one of the first names on the Ireland team list for Irish legend Brian O'Driscoll.

 
Springboks

Kolisi: France are as desperate as us

2018-11-10 07:00

The Springboks and France will both be desperate for a win at Stade de France on Saturday according to Springbok captain, Siya Kolisi.

 
Springboks

Top 10 must-read France v Springbok articles

2018-11-09 20:22

France and the Springboks will do battle at the Stade de France on Saturday in what promises to be a hard-fought encounter.

 
Springboks

Brunel: All Black Tests helped restore Bok confidence

2018-11-09 19:04

France coach Jacques Brunel believes the Springboks got their confidence back after impressing against the All Blacks in 2018.

 
Springboks

Kitshoff expects arm wrestle up front in wet Paris

2018-11-09 14:45

The forward battle will be of utmost importance when the Springboks tackle France in Paris, prop Steven Kitshoff has said.

 
Rugby

Steve Hansen: England Test 'bigger than Lions'

2018-11-09 11:29

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has rated Saturday's clash with England as bigger than last year's series against the British and Irish Lions.

 
 
Springboks

France, South Africa head to Paris with eyes on Japan

2018-11-09 06:58

A one-off Test is always important but when France and South Africa line up in Paris, winning will not be the only item on the agenda.

 
Rugby

Forget All Blacks, focus on Pumas, Schmidt warns Ireland

2018-11-09 09:18

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has warned his players lining up for the one-off Test with Argentina they need to focus on that and not the clash with NZ a week later.

 
Rugby

Wales host Australia in battle for pre-RWC tonic

2018-11-09 10:09

Psychological one-upmanship will be up for grabs when Wales host Australia in a dress rehearsal of what has been billed a pool-deciding match at next year's RWC.

 
Rugby

England clash bigger than Lions series, says All Blacks coach Hansen

2018-11-08 19:25

NZ coach Steve Hansen has insisted the All Blacks' clash with England is even bigger than last year's series against the British and Irish Lions.

 
Springboks

Boks: Rassie goes for guile over grunt

2018-11-08 16:08

The Boks seem intent on using methods to subdue France on Saturday that don’t necessarily have ‘trample’ as a pivotal feature, says Rob Houwing

 
Springboks

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

2018-11-13 19:36

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

Wales pip Australia in November Test

2018-11-10 21:25

Dan Biggar has hit a late penalty to help Wales edge Australia and buck a 10-year, 13-match losing streak against the Wallabies.

 
Rugby

Italy too strong for spirited Georgia

2018-11-10 18:44

Italy proved too strong for Georgia as they claimed a hard-fought 28-17 victory in their November international in Florence on Saturday.

 
Springboks

Underestimating France would be a dangerous thing

2018-11-10 14:00

The Springboks cannot afford to underestimate France when the two teams clash in Paris with both desperate for a win.

 
Rugby

Read - England 'can do what they like' in response to Haka

2018-11-10 07:00

New Zealand captain Kieran Read has insisted England "can do what they like" in response to the Haka at Twickenham.

 
Rugby

Ex-Bok to help out at Coetzee's Japanese club

2018-11-10 07:00

Former Springbok prop CJ van der Linde is set for a short coaching stint at Japanese club Canon Eagles.

 
Rugby

Schmidt has changed face of Irish rugby - Best

2018-11-09 16:29

Joe Schmidt has delivered silverware aplenty but his biggest legacy has been to successfully change the face of Irish rugby, Rory Best said.

 
Super Rugby

Bulls throw Hendricks a Super Rugby lifeline

2018-11-09 13:08

The Bulls have announced that Cornal Hendricks will join the Bulls for the upcoming 2019 Super Rugby season.

 
Rugby

England 'quietly confident' against All Blacks

2018-11-09 11:09

England utility forward Courtney Lawes is confident they are capable of causing an upset when they host New Zealand at Twickenham on Saturday.

 
Springboks

Bok Women name side for historic Test

2018-11-09 08:55

Springbok Women’s coach Stanley Raubenheimer has made three changes to his starting team for Saturday's Test against Wales.

 
 
Rugby

Culture clash looms as England face All Blacks

2018-11-09 08:31

"Styles make fights" is usually the talk of boxing promoters but it could prove true of England's long-awaited clash against world champions NZ at Twickenham.

 
Rugby

Italy captain Parisse injured for Georgia Test

2018-11-08 21:52

Italy captain Sergio Parisse has been ruled out of the Azzurri team for their opening November Test match against Georgia in Florence.

 
Rugby

'Write Australia off at your peril', warns Gatland

2018-11-08 19:02

Wales might be the bookmakers' odds-on favourites against Australia, but coach Warren Gatland has warned about writing off the "fully loaded" Wallabies.

 
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.

 
Rugby

All Blacks stage brilliant fightback to beat England

2018-11-10 19:16

World champions New Zealand came from 15-0 down to beat England 16-15 in a thrilling November Test at a rainswept Twickenham.

 
 
Rugby

Farrell: 'I want to play within the rules'

2018-11-10 08:43

Owen Farrell has insisted he has no intention of pushing the rules to breaking point as he prepares to lead England against New Zealand.

 
Rugby

No Wallaby concerns over underdog tag against Wales

2018-11-09 21:27

Australia coach Michael Cheika insists he has no problem with his side being labelled underdogs for Saturday's Test match against Wales.

 
Rugby

George wants to learn Lions' lessons against All Blacks

2018-11-09 20:13

Jamie George believes England players' experience during the British and Irish Lions' drawn series in New Zealand will stand them in good stead.

 
Super Rugby

Lions to cull players in line with SA Rugby plan

2018-11-09 16:01

The Lions have announced that they will offer severance packages to an undisclosed number of their contracted players.

 
Springboks

Rassie closes RWC door on more overseas Boks

2018-11-09 12:25

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus says he is unlikely to bring in more overseas-based players between now and next year's Rugby World Cup in Japan.

 
Springboks

Pollard closing in on Naas' Springbok mark

2018-11-09 11:00

Springbok flyhalf Handre Pollard is fast closing in on the 300-Test point mark - and Naas Botha's total points mark for South Africa.

 
Springboks

Du Toit 'basically a loose forward packing down as lock'

2018-11-09 08:31

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus says the versatility of Pieter-Steph du Toit is a vital asset for his side.

 
Rugby

Barrett ready for 'weird' Shields reunion

2018-11-09 09:06

NZ star Beauden Barrett has admitted it will be both "exciting" and "weird" to play against his former Hurricanes team-mate Brad Shields when the All Blacks face England.

 
Rugby

Eight would be just great: England's 7 wins against NZ

2018-11-09 09:20

England will go in search of just their eighth win over New Zealand in 41 Tests dating back 113 years when they face the world champions at Twickenham.

 
 
Springboks

Rassie: We didn't want to risk picking Etzebeth

2018-11-08 17:43

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has explained the decision not to risk Eben Etzebeth for Saturday's clash against France.

 
 

 
 
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