Coetzee review scheduled for next year

2017-12-17 09:15

In yet another twist in the will he, won’t he go saga around Allister Coetzee, it seems the under fire Bok coach will hang on until early next year.


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Blitzboks and Boks – a tale of two rugby teams

2017-12-17 06:09

One of the enduring mysteries in SA rugby over the past two seasons has been trying to work out how the Springboks and the Blitzboks are run by the same organisation.


Ex-All Black Cruden suffers knee injury

2017-12-16 22:00

Former New Zealand flyhalf Aaron Cruden suffered a knee injury during Montpellier's 36-26 European Champions Cup victory over Glasgow.


Van Graan delighted with Ferreira signing

2017-12-15 14:34

Munster coach Johann van Graan has welcomed the appointed of JP Ferreira as defence coach.


Swanepoel frets over Boks' scrumhalf depth

2017-12-15 11:06

Former Springbok scrumhalf Werner Swanepoel is concerned about the quality of depth in the team's No 9 jumper.

Six Nations

Itoje will be fit for Six Nations - Saracens

2017-12-14 20:22

Saracens lock Maro Itoje will be available for the start of England's Six Nations title defence his club said.


Whitelock scoops top New Zealand award

2017-12-14 13:22

Sam Whitelock has been named New Zealand's Rugby's Player of the Year, while the Black Ferns were named Team of the Year.

Super Rugby

Ruru swaps Force for Rebels

2017-12-14 11:12

The Rebels have bolstered their backline stocks with the signing of Force scrumhalf Michael Ruru until the end of the 2019 season.


Springbok review: Ups and downs of 2017

2017-12-13 12:42

Lloyd Burnard takes a walk through the Springbok year, identifying the highs and lows of what transpired.


20 years on: The darkest day in Welsh rugby

2017-12-13 09:30

Wednesday marks the 20-year anniversary of what was undoubtedly one of the darkest days in Welsh rugby history.


Kolisi honoured by peers as SA's best

2017-12-13 08:12

Siya Kolisi was honoured at an awards ceremony on Tuesday night where he was voted Player of the Year by his peers.

Six Nations

Wales hit by Faletau blow ahead of Six Nations

2017-12-12 18:27

Bath and Wales forward Taulupe Faletau is expected to miss the start of the Six Nations, the English Premiership club said.

Super Rugby

NZ scribe expects lift in Super Rugby standards

2017-12-12 12:51

A popular Kiwi scribe hopes the reduction in the number of teams participating in Super Rugby will improve the competition's standard.


Rugby Australia gets world's first female CEO

2017-12-12 10:01

Raelene Castle shattered the glass ceiling by becoming Rugby Australia's new CEO, making her the first woman to oversee the sport anywhere in the world.

Super Rugby

Stormers secure services of Bulls duo

2017-12-12 07:10

The Stormers have secured the services of two promising youngsters from the Bulls.


WATCH: The worst tackling seen on a rugby field?

2017-12-11 14:28

Argentina’s tackling let them down - badly - in the Cape Town Sevens Cup final against New Zealand.

Super Rugby

Stormers confirm JJ Engelbrecht return

2017-12-11 11:00

The Stormers will have JJ Engelbrecht in their ranks when they get their 2018 Super Rugby campaign underway.


Blitzboks skipper: We have no excuses

2017-12-11 10:00

Blitzboks captain Philip Snyman was not making any excuses for his side's semi-final loss at the Cape Town Sevens.


5 talking points: Cape Town Sevens

2017-12-11 07:55

Sport24’s Herman Mostert highlights FIVE talking points following the Cape Town Sevens.


WATCH: All Blacks perform haka after CT Sevens win

2017-12-10 22:04

NZ fans in attendance at the Cape Town Stadium late on Sunday were in for a treat as their side performed a haka following their tournament victory.


WATCH: Fans leave CT Stadium after Blitzboks loss

2017-12-10 19:59

The vibe at Cape Town Stadium was somewhat extinguished after the Blitzboks went crashing out to New Zealand.


Senatla from villain to hero as Blitzboks oust Fiji

2017-12-10 12:30

Seabelo Senatla was sin-binned before he scored the winning try in the Cape Town Sevens quarter-final against Fiji on Sunday.


Test rugby will decide who goes to World Cup

2017-12-10 11:25

Various local rugby stars can expect to be weighed up at test level next year for a final shot at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.


Blitzboks power into CT Sevens quarters

2017-12-09 20:14

The Springbok Sevens team finished Day 1 at the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series Cape Town leg unbeaten after beating Kenya in their final match.


Blitzboks off to flying start at CT Sevens

2017-12-09 13:10

The Springbok Sevens team started their Cape Town Sevens campaign on a high note by thrashing Russia in their opening game.


England wing set for shoulder surgery

2017-12-09 11:51

England wing Semesa Rokoduguni is a doubt for the start of the Six Nations with the 30-year-old requiring surgery on an injured shoulder.

Six Nations

Warburton set to miss Six Nations

2017-12-08 19:26

British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton will miss the Six Nations after the Welsh Rugby Union announced he had undergone knee surgery.


Two new franchises on the cards for SA Rugby

2017-12-08 13:58

Mpumalanga and Griquas have been identified as the preferred candidates to assume places in inter-continental competitions should opportunities arise.


Blitzboks to bring early Xmas cheer

2017-12-08 12:12

Home ground advantage and a team at their peak, that’s the equation for the Blitzboks heading into the Cape Town Sevens.

Super Rugby

Waratahs not worried over salary cap changes

2017-12-08 11:55

The Waratahs have played down concerns over the distribution of former Western Force players ahead of the new Super Rugby season.


Afrika: There will always be expectation

2017-12-08 08:26

Blitzboks playmaker Cecil Afrika acknowledges that South African rugby fans will always have high expectations when it comes to their national teams.


Blitzboks plan to use experience to their advantage

2017-12-07 22:16

Experience and then some - that is the statistical reality of the Blitzboks, who start the Cape Town Sevens as the most experienced SA Sevens team ever.

Currie Cup

Currie Cup 2018 slashed in half

2017-12-07 14:19

The Currie Cup Premier Division looks set to be shortened for the 2018 season.


Many SA rugby players have had a stellar year

2017-12-17 09:15

After his impressive test debut against the All Blacks in Cape Town, Wilco Louw’s name was on the lips of opponents and supporters alike.


Leinster fight back to beat Exeter

2017-12-16 22:09

Leinster resisted intense Exeter pressure before beating the English champions to stay top of their European Champions Cup pool.


SA Rugby delays Coetzee decision until New Year

2017-12-15 11:22

SA Rugby will only confirm their decision regarding the future of Springbok coach Allister Coetzee in the New Year.

Super Rugby

Lions coach Ferreira heads to Munster

2017-12-14 14:03

The Lions Rugby Union has bid farewell to defence and assistant coach JP Ferreira who will further his career at Munster in Ireland.

Rugby Championship

5 reasons Rugby Championship lacks clout

2017-12-14 11:15

Rob Houwing suggests five key factors at play in the Rugby Championship still battling to match the allure of the Six Nations …

Super Rugby

Stormers v Bulls a major drawcard for USA Rugby

2017-12-14 09:04

USA Rugby is confident that the Stormers-Bulls match in Los Angeles will be a significant boost for rugby in the country.

Super Rugby

WATCH: Sharks put in hard yards for Super Rugby

2017-12-13 08:43

Robert du Preez's Sharks are putting in some physical training in Durban ahead of the 2018 Super Rugby season.


Montpellier's SA flank sidelined after wrist op

2017-12-12 16:19

South African flank Wiaan Liebenberg is set for a three month spell on the sidelines as he needs an operation.


Blow for Blitzboks as Dry ruled out for season

2017-12-12 12:51

The Blitzboks will be without their most experienced player for the remainder of the Sevens Series after Chris Dry was ruled out due to a knee injury.


All Blacks at Loftus: Look away Bok fans!

2017-12-12 08:33

The All Blacks will relish returning to Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria to tackle the Springboks, if history is anything to go by.


Senatla 'gutted' over CT Sevens performance

2017-12-11 18:37

Blitzboks star Seabelo Senatla admitted that he is extremely disappointed in his side's performance during the Cape Town Sevens last weekend.

Super Rugby

Rugby league return 'unlikely' for SBW

2017-12-11 13:09

Sonny Bill Williams is unlikely to leave rugby union and return to rugby league, his friend and training partner Anthony Mundane has said.

Super Rugby

Waratahs to host Reds at SCG in 2018

2017-12-11 10:47

The Waratahs will turn back the clock when they host fierce rivals the Reds at the Sydney Cricket Ground in the 2018 Super Rugby tournament.


Blitzboks slip behind NZ in overall standings

2017-12-11 08:32

The Blitzboks have slipped behind New Zealand to second on the overall World Rugby Sevens Series standings.


Snyman lone Blitzbok named in Dream Team

2017-12-11 06:49

Springbok Sevens skipper Philip Snyman was the lone Blitzbok selected for the Dream Team following the conclusion of the Cape Town Sevens.


Blitzboks draw England for Sydney Sevens leg

2017-12-10 21:33

The Springbok Sevens side have been drawn alongside England for the next leg of the 2017/18 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Sydney.


Blitzboks claim bronze at CT Sevens

2017-12-10 19:41

The Blitzboks have won the bronze medal match at the Cape Town Sevens after defeating a game Canadian side.


Side Entry: The nerds are taking over rugby

2017-12-10 06:14

There’s a lineout story that neatly encapsulates what a simple game rugby was to play just a decade ago and it involves Victor Matfield and Bakkies Botha.


Powell pleased with Blitzboks' Day 1 at CT Sevens

2017-12-09 22:04

Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell was happy with his team’s performance, especially the way they defended in the final match against Kenya.


Senatla joins '200-club' as Blitzboks beat France

2017-12-09 17:30

The Springbok Sevens team continued their unbeaten start to their World Rugby Sevens Series Cape Town campaign with victory over France.


Greeff: Bok woes more deep-rooted than just coach

2017-12-09 10:58

Changing the coach will not solve the Springboks' problems overnight, former fullback Werner Greeff believes.


As it happened: Cape Town Sevens

2017-12-09 10:11

A recap of the scoring from the Cape Town Sevens, the second event on the 2017/18 World Rugby Sevens Series calendar.


Geduld, Kok in buoyant mood ahead of CT Sevens

2017-12-08 18:12

The Blitzboks enjoy bringing smiles to the faces of their supporters, but they also enjoy getting the job done with a smile.


Boks don’t have a definite plan - Chester

2017-12-08 11:27

Former Springbok wing Chester Williams is struggling understand the tactics employed by the current team.


Blitzboks out to enjoy CT Sevens party

2017-12-08 10:00

Seabelo Senatla says the Blitzboks will not be putting too much pressure on themselves at this weekend's Cape Town Sevens.


Chester Williams chats to Sport24

2017-12-08 07:26

In an exclusive interview, ex-Bok Chester Williams shares his views on national coach Allister Coetzee and previews the Cape Town Sevens.

Super Rugby

Lions unveil new Super Rugby jerseys

2017-12-08 09:00

The Lions, runners-up in Super Rugby in 2017 have unveiled their home and away jersey for the 2018 season.


England squad named for Cape Town Sevens

2017-12-07 14:30

England coach Simon Amor has named his squad for the second leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series, in Cape Town on 9 and 10 December.


Another SA coach ditches Japan rugby

2017-12-17 11:20

A third South African coach is done with Japanese rugby as Dawie Theron has informed his club team Docomo Red Hurricanes he is leaving.


Ireland go extra Furlong as stars sign new contracts

2017-12-15 22:46

Tadhg Furlong and Peter O'Mahony extended their contracts with the Irish Rugby Football Union, delivering an additional boost to their provinces.


5 'old school' Boks who could return in 2018

2017-12-15 11:07

As South African rugby plots the way forward in 2018, we take a look at five veteran Springboks who could make a return.


SA Rugby delaying decision to sack Coetzee

2017-12-15 07:24

SA Rugby is reportedly seeking legal advice before removing Allister Coetzee from his post as Springbok coach.


Venter voted fans’ favourite for 2017

2017-12-14 10:47

Springbok and Cheetahs centre Francois Venter walked away with the the Fans’ Choice Award at the inaugural player awards.


Heyneke Meyer excited by World Club 10s

2017-12-14 07:22

Former Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer is confident that next year’s World Club 10s tournament in Mauritius will be a high-quality affair.


Pieter, not Peter, de Villiers to help coach Boks?

2017-12-13 08:08

Pieter de Villiers could form part of the Springbok management team from 2018, a report indicates.


Australia throw hat in for RWC 2027

2017-12-13 07:10

Australia will bid to host the 2021 women's and 2027 men's Rugby World Cups, Rugby Australia announced.

Rugby Championship

All Blacks scoff at ‘Loftus factor’

2017-12-12 14:16

The All Blacks have welcomed SA Rugby’s decision to host next year’s Rugby Championship match against the Springboks at Loftus Versfeld.


Steinhoff high tackle for SA Rugby?

2017-12-12 11:22

The current financial uncertainty regarding Steinhoff International Holdings could have financial implications for South African rugby.


Fans have spoken: Coetzee MUST be sacked!

2017-12-12 13:34

A poll conducted on Sport24 has revealed that the vast majority of fans want Springbok coach Allister Coetzee to be sacked.


All Blacks head for Loftus in 2018

2017-12-11 12:56

The Springboks’ Rugby Championship home fixtures for 2018 have been confirmed.


Blitzboks: Undone by Cape over-hype?

2017-12-11 12:20

Crazy weight of expectation, against the backdrop of broader SA rugby unrest, scuppered the Blitzboks in Cape Town, reckons Rob Houwing.


Van Graan brushes off 'cynical' claims

2017-12-11 10:53

Munster coach Johann van Graan has brushed off claims that his side used ‘cynical’ tactics during their Champions Cup win over Leicester.

Lloyd Burnard

Blitzboks still the pride of SA rugby

2017-12-11 08:29

It wasn't the result they had hoped for, but the Blitzboks remain South African rugby's most prized possession, writes Lloyd Burnard.


Powell: Performance wasn't good enough

2017-12-10 22:12

Blitzboks coach Neil Powell has questioned his side's performance in their semi-final loss to New Zealand at the Cape Town Sevens.


New Zealand crowned Cape Town Sevens champions

2017-12-10 20:13

New Zealand have won the Cape Town Sevens, easily beating Argentina in the final played at Cape Town Stadium


Blitzboks crash out of Cape Town Sevens to Kiwis

2017-12-10 16:56

The Blitzboks have been sent crashing out of the Cape Town Sevens after going down 19-12 to New Zealand on Sunday.


Five lessons from a stormy Bok season

2017-12-10 08:45

The Springbok story is not all bad news, but effective decision-making needs to be instituted from the boardroom to SA’s halfbacks.


WATCH: Senatla scores his 200th Sevens try

2017-12-09 22:42

Springbok Sevens speedster Seabelo Senatla joined the exclusive '200-try' club at the Cape Town Sevens - and did so in record time.

Rugby Championship

All Blacks star welcomes baby girl

2017-12-09 17:00

All Blacks star wing Julian Savea and wife Fatima have welcomed a baby girl into the world.


Ex England star Ashton revelling in French exile

2017-12-09 14:16

Former England star Chris Ashton says he is delighted to have quit the English Premiership for French Top 14 giants Toulon.


Pumas, Griquas laud SA Rugby’s franchise decision

2017-12-09 08:30

The Pumas and Griquas have lauded SA Rugby's decision to identify them as the preferred candidates to become franchises.


Mayor urges CT Sevens goers to 'stay hydrated'

2017-12-08 16:11

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille has urged those attending the Cape Town Sevens this weekend to stay hydrated.


WATCH: French coaches banned over slap spat

2017-12-08 13:05

French coaches Fabien Galthie and Christophe Urios were given a four-week touchline ban over a physical altercation between the pair.

Super Rugby

Fans inspire new Sharks jerseys

2017-12-08 10:40

The Sharks have unveiled their new home and away jerseys for the 2018 Super Rugby season.


Chester: Allister can still do the job as Bok coach

2017-12-08 08:26

Former Springbok wing Chester Williams believes under-fire national coach Allister Coetzee could still turn the team into a successful unit.


2019 RWC boss tips Japan to shine

2017-12-08 07:16

A fairy tale run to the 2019 RWC quarter-finals by hosts Japan would give a massive lift to the tournament, the country's organising chief says.

Super Rugby

Akker extends stay at the Shark Tank

2017-12-07 16:37

Sharks hooker Akker van der Merwe has extended his contract with the Durban-based franchise.


French club set sights on CJ Stander

2017-12-07 13:30

French club Montpellier are reportedly interested in luring Ireland flank CJ Stander to the Top 14.


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