Springboks v Argentina - 5 things to look out for

2018-08-18 12:00

The Springboks should have enough firepower to see of Argentina in Durban on Saturday, writes Lloyd Burnard.

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Rugby Championship

LIVE: Australia v New Zealand

2018-08-18 11:19

Live scoring and commentary from the Rugby Championship clash between Australia and New Zealand in Sydney.

 
Springboks

Legendary Springbok flank passes away

2018-08-18 10:59

Cape Town - Legendary Springbok flank Martin Pelser, considered one of the best loose forwards of his generation, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 84.

 
Currie Cup

Sharks edge Bordeaux in Moses Mabhida friendly

2018-08-18 08:33

The Sharks beat the Bordeaux 19-17 in a pre-season Currie Cup friendly at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on Friday night.

 
Currie Cup

Libbok stars as Blue Bulls down Free State Cheetahs

2018-08-17 21:06

Blue Bulls flyhalf Manie Libbok saw his side to a comprehensive victory against the Free State Cheetahs in their Currie Cup encounter.

 
Currie Cup

As it happened: Free State Cheetahs v Blue Bulls

2018-08-17 18:48

Recap all the action from the Currie Cup Premier Division encounter between the Free State Cheetahs and Blue Bulls at the Toyota Stadium.

 
Rugby

3 changes for SA Schools in U18 series finale

2018-08-17 17:48

SA Schools coach Sean Erasmus maintained continuity in selection for their third and final match in the U18 International Series against England.

 
Rugby

As it happened: Pumas v Griquas

2018-08-17 16:32

Recap all the action from the Currie Cup Premier Division encounter between Pumas and Griquas at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit.

 
Rugby

Cipriani's England future depends on Jones' forgiveness

2018-08-17 14:17

England star Danny Cipriani has apologised for an incident at a nightclub and is praying it has not ended what has been a redemptive road back to Test rugby.

 
Super Rugby

Promising back-rower re-signs with Reds

2018-08-17 12:18

Promising young back-rower Angus Scott-Young has signed a new contract with the Reds through to the end of the 2019 season.

 
Rugby Championship

Rassie expecting Jaguares-like performance from Pumas

2018-08-17 10:47

The last time Argentina were in Durban, they stunned Heyneke Meyer’s Springboks with a 37-25 Rugby Championship win.

 
 
Rugby Championship

New role for Springboks' first black Test skipper

2018-08-17 08:15

History-making captain Siya Kolisi gets a new role in Durban when the Springboks hope to justify being favourites by beating Argentina.

 
 
Rugby

Suntory sacking will not be how I am remembered, says Aussie Smith

2018-08-16 20:29

Australian rugby legend George Smith says the manner of his departure from Japanese side Suntory earlier this year will not be how he is remembered when he finally retires.

 
Rugby Championship

Brink injured at training, out of Bok squad

2018-08-17 13:30

Lions loose forward and Springbok squad member Cyle Brink has picked up a knee injury at training in Durban.

 
Rugby Championship

Stalwarts return to Bok pack, Willemse set for Test debut

2018-08-16 14:30

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has named his team for their Rugby Championship opener against Argentina in Durban.

 
Rugby

Cipriani slapped with fine for assault

2018-08-16 13:37

England rugby star Danny Cipriani has been fined after pleading guilty to common assault following an incident at a nightclub on the island of Jersey.

 
Currie Cup

Leopards willing to forfeit away games due to budget cut

2018-08-16 12:26

The Leopards intent to forfeit the points in some of their Currie Cup First Division away matches due to financial constraints.

 
Rugby

Former NRL bad boy banned for 10 years

2018-08-16 08:53

Former Australian rugby league international John Hopoate has been banned from the sport for 10 years over a fight in a minor grade match.

 
Super Rugby

Yet more players commit to the Lions

2018-08-15 19:00

Six more players have committed their immediate futures to the Lions by signing new contracts with the union.

 
Super Rugby

Marx, Whiteley signings good news, but ...

2018-08-15 13:46

The Lions have confirmed that as many as 14 players have put pen to paper on new deals, but the fact several of those have only signed for 12 months will raise concerns.

 
Currie Cup

Bulls name team for Currie Cup opener in Bloem

2018-08-15 14:01

Blue Bulls coach Pote Human named an experienced team for their opening match of the Currie Cup against the Free State Cheetahs.

 
 
Rugby Championship

Flo-Kolisi-Whiteley to give Boks new-look back row

2018-08-15 11:29

A new-look Springbok loose trio is set to take to the field for Saturday's Rugby Championship clash against Argentina.

 
Rugby

Bok legend keeps stricken SuperSport commentator in his prayers

2018-08-15 12:29

Legendary former Springbok lock Kobus Wiese has fellow SuperSport commentator Ethienne Reynecke in his prayers.

 
PRO14

Cheetahs unveil new hooped PRO14 jersey

2018-08-15 08:02

The Cheetahs will wear a newly designed playing strip in the 2018/19 PRO14 season.

 
Rugby

April looking to revive career in Japan

2018-08-14 20:16

Former Sharks utility back Garth April is looking to breathe new life into his career in Japan.

 
Rugby Championship

Bok hooker depth pleasing for Proudfoot

2018-08-14 17:30

One of the major boosts for the Springboks ahead of their Rugby Championship campaign is the return of hooker Malcolm Marx.

 
Rugby Championship

Coenie Oosthuizen nearing Springbok return

2018-08-14 13:20

He was not named in the original 35-man squad, but tighthead prop Coenie Oosthuizen could still feature in this year's Rugby Championship for the Springboks.

 
 
Rugby Championship

Eben, Pieter-Steph to be reunited as Bok locks?

2018-08-14 09:20

Pieter-Steph du Toit looks almost certain to make a move back to lock as the Springboks begin their Rugby Championship campaign.

 
Currie Cup

Former England star to help Sharks at breakdown area

2018-08-14 08:06

The Sharks have confirmed that former England No 8 Nick Easter will join them in a coaching capacity in this year’s Currie Cup.

 
Rugby Championship

Rassie's Bok plan for Francois Louw

2018-08-14 07:00

Francois Louw looks set to feature in the first four rounds of this year's Rugby Championship, Rassie Erasmus has confirmed.

 
Sevens

Cape Town Sevens scoops another major award

2018-08-18 11:08

The Cape Town Sevens was named best the Best Live Experience of 2018 for the second time in as many years at the 2018 Sports Industry Awards.

 
Rugby

7 SA players nominated for PRO14 dream team

2018-08-18 10:33

Springbok winger Makazole Mapimpi is one of seven South Africans who are in line to make the PRO14 Dream Team of the season for 2017/18.

 
Rugby Championship

Wallaby 'Tongan Thor' out of Bledisloe opener - report

2018-08-18 08:26

Australia reportedly suffered a late blow Saturday when a hamstring injury forced prop Taniela Tupou out of the opening Bledisloe Cup Test against New Zealand.

 
Rugby Championship

Huge contest expected in Durban - Kolisi

2018-08-17 20:01

Siya Kolisi and his Springbok team are energised, excited and ready for Saturday's Rugby Championship opening match against Argentina.

 
Rugby Championship

Mark Andrews hands out Bok jersey

2018-08-17 18:04

Former Springbok forward Mark Andrews was given the honour of handing out the side's match-day jerseys ahead of their clash against Argentina.

 
Rugby

Cipriani charged by RFU over nightclub incident

2018-08-17 17:36

Danny Cipriani is to face disciplinary proceedings following his guilty plea to charges of common assault and resisting arrest.

 
Rugby Championship

Kings Park could be less than half full for Boks

2018-08-17 14:26

Kings Park in Durban could be less than half full for Saturday's Rugby Championship clash between the Springboks and Argentina.

 
 
Rugby Championship

WATCH: Springboks hard at work at Kings Park

2018-08-17 12:38

The men tasked with getting the Springboks off to a winning start in this year's Rugby Championship against Argentina took to Kings Park for the captain's run on Friday.

 
Rugby Championship

Willemse to become Paul Roos’ first coloured Bok

2018-08-17 12:04

Damian Willemse is set to become the first player of colour from Paul Roos Gymnasium to play a Test for the Springboks.

 
Rugby Championship

Kriel out in the Springbok cold, but only for now ...

2018-08-17 09:40

Jesse Kriel could be released to the Blue Bulls as Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus gives Lionel Mapoe a run with the national side.

 
 
Rugby Championship

Boks: Huge spotlight on rejigged loosies

2018-08-16 21:30

How the greatly-changed loose forward combination fares will be an engrossing element to Saturday's Springbok Test, writes Rob Houwing.

 
Rugby Championship

'Most improved' Mapimpi earns shot against 'big boys'

2018-08-16 16:29

Rassie Erasmus says that Springbok wing Makazole Mapimpi has been the most improved player in his Rugby Championship squad.

 
Rugby Championship

Los Pumas name team to face Springboks

2018-08-16 15:50

Argentina coach Mario Ledesma has named his team for their Rugby Championship encounter against the Springboks at Kings Park.

 
 
Rugby Championship

Late blow for All Blacks as back-up prop ruled out

2018-08-16 10:38

In a late blow to the All Blacks, reserve tighthead Ofa Tu'ungafasi has been ruled out of the Rugby Championship opener against the Wallabies.

 
Rugby

SuperSport commentator ‘recognising family members’

2018-08-16 08:32

SuperSport rugby commentator Ethienne Reynecke is showing continued progress after suffering a stroke.

 
Rugby Championship

Whitelock set to play 100th Test in strong All Blacks side

2018-08-16 08:30

All Blacks lock Sam Whitelock will play his milestone 100th Test as New Zealand stick with their strongest possible unit to play Australia.

 
Currie Cup

Du Plessis brothers, Steyn, Pienaar to face WP

2018-08-15 15:45

Western Province face a tough encounter in their second and final pre-Currie Cup clash against Top 14 giants Montpellier in Millau.

 
Currie Cup

Pumas, Griquas sides named for Nelspruit clash

2018-08-15 13:53

Hosts, the Pumas, and their visitors, Griquas, have named their sides for their opening 2018 Currie Cup clash at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit.

 
Rugby Championship

Durban Test: ‘Movie’ Rassie must try to avoid

2018-08-15 13:23

If the Springboks fail to win with a bonus point in tow on Saturday, they may already be on the back foot if they harbour true title aspirations, says Rob Houwing.

 
Rugby

Kenya target World Cup ticket against Namibia

2018-08-15 13:16

Kenya hope to round off their Rugby Africa Gold Cup campaign with victory over holders Namibia in Windhoe to qualify for next year's Rugby World Cup in Japan.

 
Rugby Championship

Foley not falling for All Blacks' 'mind games'

2018-08-15 11:55

Wallabies flyhalf Bernard Foley has dismissed talk of Beauden Barrett losing his All Blacks number 10 jersey as "internal mind games" from the Kiwis.

 
Rugby Championship

Flo hails attitude of Springbok newbies

2018-08-15 10:15

Springbok loose forward Francois Louw has been impressed by newcomers Cyle Brink and Marco van Staden.

 
 
Rugby

SA Schools crash to France defeat

2018-08-15 09:00

France have beaten SA Schools in an exciting match that concluded the second round of the U18 Series in Cape Town.

 
Rugby Championship

Why winning remains Rassie’s imperative

2018-08-14 14:16

He chucked away a gilt-edged opportunity for a series clean sweep over England, but there is one thing crystal clear to Rassie Erasmus - winning is the most important thing.

 
Rugby Championship

Boks won’t fall into 2015 trap

2018-08-14 12:28

Pumas are back in the city where they have experienced their only official success against Boks but they may not have the advantage they had three years ago.

 
Rugby Championship

Kiwi to ref Boks v Pumas in Durban

2018-08-14 12:06

New Zealand’s Ben O'Keeffe will referee the Rugby Championship encounter between South Africa and Argentina in Durban.

 
Rugby Championship

Folau: Wallabies can soar against All Blacks

2018-08-14 09:20

Australia are beginning to reach their true potential, star fullback Israel Folau has said, vowing to unleash his aerial prowess against the world champion All Blacks.

 
Currie Cup

Chiliboy named Sharks captain for Currie Cup

2018-08-14 06:44

The Sharks have announced that hooker Chiliboy Ralepelle will captain them in the 2018 Currie Cup tournament.

 
Rugby Championship

Rugby Championship: Weekend teams

2018-08-17 09:30
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Dates, fixtures, venues, kick-off times and team-sheets for Week 1 of the 2018 Rugby Championship.

 
Rugby Championship

Kolisi: No chats with Rassie about World Cup captaincy

2018-08-18 09:28

Siya Kolisi has not had any conversations with coach Rassie Erasmus about the possibility of captaining the Springboks at next year's Rugby World Cup.

 
Rugby Championship

Eben on Siya: 'I love that man'

2018-08-17 21:41

The relationship between Eben Etzebeth and Siya Kolisi started when they were both in high school, around nine years ago.

 
Currie Cup

Impressive Pumas too good for Griquas

2018-08-17 19:40

The Pumas got their Currie Cup campaign off to a fine start when they claimed a deserved victory over Griquas in Nelspruit.

 
Rugby

Kenya must scale new heights to reach RWC - coach

2018-08-17 18:41

Kenya must scale new heights if they hope to overtake leaders Namibia and qualify for a maiden Rugby World Cup, coach Ian Snook admitted.

 
Currie Cup

Golden Lions confirm new Currie Cup coach

2018-08-17 16:32

Ivan van Rooyen has been appointed as head coach of the Golden Lions Currie Cup team and the Performance Excellence Manager of Lions Rugby Company.

 
 
Rugby Championship

Caroline Rupert: Willemse’s Bok selection a dream come true

2018-08-17 13:11

Caroline Rupert, the person who provided a bursary for Damian Willemse to attend Paul Roos, is immensely proud of the young rugby player’s achievements.

 
Rugby Championship

Boks to thump Argentina - bet on it!

2018-08-17 11:21

The Springboks will get their 2018 Rugby Championship campaign off to a winning start against Argentina, if bookmakers are to be believed...

 
Rugby Championship

Embrose Papier ticks all Rassie's boxes

2018-08-17 09:40

He may be a rookie at Test match level, but 21-year-old scrumhalf Embrose Papier is set for an extended run in the Springbok set-up.

 
Super Rugby

Bad boy Mafi suspended by Japanese club

2018-08-17 10:18

Amanaki Mafi has been suspended by the Japan Top League side NTT Communications Shining Arcs until a verdict is reached in his assault case.

 
Rugby Championship

Marco ready to take his place in Bok juggernaut

2018-08-17 06:34

The Springbok pack that will start Saturday's Rugby Championship clash against Argentina at Kings Park is not lacking in firepower.

 
Rugby Championship

Rassie on Willemse: I understand the hype

2018-08-16 17:58

Damian Willemse is set to become a Springbok on Saturday when he comes off the bench against Argentina in Durban.

 
Super Rugby

Lions continue mass player signings

2018-08-16 16:11

Super Rugby runners-up, the Lions, have confirmed contract extensions with eight more players, bringing to 28 the total number who have signed to date.

 
Rugby Championship

Etzebeth describes 'lonely', 'emotional' spell on sidelines

2018-08-16 14:10

Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth has spoken of the frustrations of spending more than eight months on the sidelines with injury.

 
Currie Cup

Currie Cup: Flimsy squads a bad sign

2018-08-16 14:43

While joining the many who keenly wish it to succeed, Rob Houwing fears the 2018 Currie Cup could be bedevilled by a shortage of genuine player quality.

 
Currie Cup

Sharks name team to face Bordeaux-Begles

2018-08-16 11:16

Sharks coach Robert du Preez has named his team for their friendly match against French club Bordeaux-Begles.

 
Rugby Championship

Injuries force Wallabies changes against All Blacks

2018-08-16 07:12

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has been forced to revamp his front row and gamble on an untested centres pairing for the Rugby Championship opener against NZ.

 
Rugby

England star Cipriani arrested AGAIN!

2018-08-16 08:00

England's Danny Cipriani has been charged by authorities in the English Channel island of Jersey over an incident at a nightclub.

 
 
Rugby

Former France rugby chief Pierre Camou dies

2018-08-15 16:14

Former French Rugby Federation president Pierre Camou has died after a long illness, the federation announced.

 
Currie Cup

Paige, Schoeman start for Cheetahs against Bulls

2018-08-15 13:37

The Free State Cheetahs have named their team for Friday’s Currie Cup opener against the Blue Bulls at the Free State Stadium.

 
Super Rugby

Lions announce the signing of 6 more players

2018-08-15 12:29

Following the announcement that six Lions players had extended their stays at the franchise, comes the news that another six players have now put pen to paper.

 
Currie Cup

Leyds to lead WP from flyhalf against Montpellier

2018-08-15 11:29

Dillyn Leyds will start at flyhalf and take over the captaincy for Western Province in their pre-season encounter with Montpellier.

 
Rugby

SuperSport commentator out of ICU, remains under sedation

2018-08-15 08:04

SuperSport rugby commentator Ethienne Reynecke is out of the intensive care unit but remains under heavy sedation in hospital.

 
Springboks

Reinach makes Bok World Cup intentions clear

2018-08-14 20:14

Former Sharks scrumhalf Cobus Reinach has made his intentions to play in next year's World Cup clear.

 
Super Rugby

6 more Lions extend their JHB stay

2018-08-15 09:30

Following the announcement that Elton Jantjies and Lionel Mapoe had signed contract extensions with the Lions, six more players have joined them.

 
Rugby

SuperSport rugby commentator fighting for his life

2018-08-14 13:20

Former Lions hooker and SuperSport rugby commentator Ethienne Reynecke is in a critical condition due to a blood clot on the brain.

 
Rugby Championship

Vaea Fifita puzzled by All Blacks omission

2018-08-14 12:29

Vaea Fifita has expressed his confusion after being omitted in favour of Jackson Hemopo for the All Blacks' Rugby Championship squad.

 
 
Rugby Championship

Sharks centre pairing set to start for Boks

2018-08-14 08:16

Andre Esterhuizen and Lukhanyo Am will start for the Springboks in Durban on Saturday in their Rugby Championship opener against Argentina.

 
Super Rugby

Bok backline pair extend Lions stay

2018-08-14 09:00

After a month of departures from the union, there was some good news at last for the Lions with Springboks Elton Jantjies and Lionel Mapoe extending their contracts.

 
 

 
 
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