Nicest human I coached: Meyer on Lambie

2019-01-22 14:21

Heyneke Meyer, Springbok coach for almost 70 percent of his games, has joined the tribute-makers to Pat Lambie. Rob Houwing reports.

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Sevens

'No excuses' for Blitzboks ahead of NZ Sevens

2019-01-22 13:06

The Blitzboks will make no excuses about travel times, time zones or personal discomfort during their stay in Hamilton for the New Zealand Sevens tournament.

 
Rugby

NZ school rugby seeks remedies for declining numbers

2019-01-22 10:55

New Zealand schoolboy rugby is seeking remedies to prevent the decrease in player numbers that has been experienced.

 
Six Nations

SA-born Roux called up to Ireland squad

2019-01-22 08:21

South African-born lock Quinn Roux has been called up to Ireland’s squad ahead of the Six Nations.

 
PRO14

Cheetahs coach: This Kings team will grow

2019-01-21 18:00

Cheetahs coach Franco Smith had kind words for the Southern Kings following the teams’ PRO14 encounter in Port Elizabeth.

 
Springboks

Rassie’s 3 prerequisites for Bok squad inclusion

2019-01-21 12:39

The Springboks' squad for this year’s Rugby World Cup is not yet cast in stone, coach Rassie Erasmus has stressed.

 
 
Rugby

Gatland to lead Lions against Springboks?

2019-01-19 20:45

Wales head coach Warren Gatland has revealed that he has held “informal conversations” over leading the British & Irish Lions against South Africa.

 
Rugby

Jake White's Verblitz Cup champions of Japan

2019-01-19 16:16

Jake White’s Toyota Verblitz have beaten Suntory Sungoliath in the Japanese Top League Cup final in Chichibu.

 
Rugby

Pat Lambie's retirement confirmed

2019-01-19 13:44

Former Springbok Pat Lambie has confirmed that he has retired from professional rugby at the age of 28.

 
PRO14

Last-gasp Cheetahs try breaks Kings hearts

2019-01-18 20:55

The Cheetahs have claimed bragging rights after downing the Southern Kings in an all SA clash in the PRO14 in Port Elizabeth.

 
Rugby

RWC 2019 heading towards a sell-out

2019-01-18 14:18

A day before tickets for the 2019 Rugby World Cup go on general sale, organisers have confirmed that a number of games have technically sold out.

 
 
Rugby

Stade Francais unveil Landreau as sporting director

2019-01-17 19:41

Former club player and forwards coach Fabrice Landreau was named sporting director of Stade Francais, the Top 14 side announced.

 
 
Super Rugby

S18 SA conference: 'Dog eat dog' this year!

2019-01-17 13:00

Super Rugby 2019 is four weeks away ... and Rob Houwing already predicts tighter, fiercer rivalry between the South African teams than for some time.

 
PRO14

Kings ring changes for derby duel with Cheetahs

2019-01-17 09:43

Southern Kings coach Deon Davids has made six changes to his starting line-up for their PRO14 encounter against the Cheetahs.

 
Super Rugby

Specman ups the ante for Senatla

2019-01-16 20:03

Blitzbok stalwart Rosko Specman has fired the first shots ahead of a much-anticipated Super Rugby opening derby next month.

 
Six Nations

Scotland can challenge for 6 Nations crown - Townsend

2019-01-16 17:35

Coach Gregor Townsend believes Scotland can challenge for the Six Nations crown despite an extensive injury list containing 19 internationals.

 
 
Rugby

Lomu, Crowe honoured as All Blacks take on Black Caps

2019-01-16 10:38

All Black legend Jonah Lomu and former Black Caps skipper Martin Crowe will be honoured when New Zealand's two biggest national sides do battle later this month.

 
Rugby

RWC boss planning for typhoons, quakes in disaster-prone Japan

2019-01-16 06:11

With the final countdown to this year's RWC in Japan well under way, organisers are focusing their efforts on contingency planning in the notoriously earthquake-prone country.

 
PRO14

SA PRO14 derby promises 'clash of the 9's'

2019-01-15 19:24

An exciting battle can be expected between the Southern Kings and Cheetahs scrumhalves in the PRO14 South African derby.

 
 
Super Rugby

Bok No 9: Another new coach won’t disrupt Bulls

2019-01-15 09:56

Bulls scrumhalf Ivan van Zyl believes a third Super Rugby coach in as many seasons will not prove disruptive for the Pretoria franchise.

 
Varsity Cup

Varsity Cup confirms quota policy for 2019

2019-01-15 08:55

Varsity Cup organisers have confirmed the tournament's transformation policy for the 2019 edition.

 
PRO14

Kings duo fit and ready for PRO14 derby

2019-01-14 17:07

The Southern Kings delivered some good news for the Port Elizabeth side as he passed Masixole Banda and Tertius Kruger fit for selection.

 
Varsity Cup

Swartbooi wants to continue UJ rugby legacy

2019-01-14 14:45

Dewey Swartbooi is ready to continue a strong rugby legacy at the University of Johannesburg.

 
Rugby

Quade Cooper back in camp with Wallabies

2019-01-14 09:09

Flyhalf Quade Cooper is back in the Wallabies' plans for 2019, according to a report.

 
Rugby

Kolbe's efforts in vain as Toulouse bow to Leinster

2019-01-12 18:24

Leinster earned an impressive victory over Toulouse to take control of Pool 1 in the European Champions Cup.

 
Rugby

Varsity Cup names Springbok-laden 'Dream Team'

2019-01-11 11:26

The 2019 Varsity Cup will get underway on February 4, and as part of the build-up the tournament organisers have released a 'Dream Team'.

 
Springboks

Habana: Kolisi captaincy biggest Bok moment since Madiba in 1995

2019-01-10 18:39

Former Springbok wing Bryan Habana believes Siya Kolisi's captaincy is the most significant Bok moment since Nelson Mandela's appearance at the 1995 World Cup.

 
Six Nations

England's Vunipola admits fear on return from injury

2019-01-10 12:46

England star Billy Vunipola has revealed that he was scared when returning to action for Saracens following a three-month hiatus.

 
Six Nations

SA-born Willemse included in France's Six Nations squad

2019-01-09 19:57

South Africa-born Paul Willemse was one of five uncapped players named by Jacques Brunel in the France squad for the two opening matches of the Six Nations.

 
Springboks

SA Rugby pays tribute to 'gentleman' Pat Lambie

2019-01-22 11:47

SA Rugby president Mark Alexander and director of rugby Rassie Erasmus have paid tribute to Pat Lambie, who announced his retirement.

 
Super Rugby

Major injury setback for Bulls

2019-01-22 09:22

The Bulls have received a major injury blow with the news that Travis Ismaiel is out for three months after failed shoulder surgery.

 
Rugby

Gatland yet to decide post-Wales future

2019-01-22 07:24

Wales coach Warren Gatland insists there is "nothing concrete" lined up for his next coaching role after he leaves his current post.

 
Springboks

Lambie: I have to keep pinching myself to know it's real

2019-01-21 21:24

Pat Lambie says he is still struggling to accept the fact that he has been forced to retire from rugby at the young age of 28.

 
 
 
Rugby

Off the market! Beauden Barrett ties the knot

2019-01-19 20:45

All Black star flyhalf Beauden Barrett and his bride, Hannah Laity, have tied the knot on Rakino Island, northeast of Auckland.

 
Six Nations

Farrell injury blights England's Six Nations build-up

2019-01-19 15:53

England captain Owen Farrell has suffered a thumb injury which could rule the flyhalf out of his side's Six Nations opener away to Ireland in a fortnight.

 
Rugby

Beale learns fate after week of TWO controversial videos

2019-01-19 10:00

Kurtley Beale has avoided punishment after a week that saw him feature in two controversial videos that surfaced online.

 
Super Rugby

Lions welcome back Kwagga, Combrinck and Vorster from Japan stint

2019-01-18 18:43

With preparations for the 2019 Super Rugby season in full swing, the Lions have welcomed back three players from a stint in Japan.

 
Super Rugby

Matfield lauds Van Graan, recalls 2010 Soweto triumph

2019-01-18 13:01

Former Springbok and Bulls lock Victor Matfield has paid tribute to the Pretoria franchise’s outgoing CEO Barend van Graan.

 
Six Nations

Eddie Jones has faith in Owen Farrell's 'maturity'

2019-01-18 07:37

England coach Eddie Jones believes captain Owen Farrell is "maturing at a good rate" heading into the Six Nations, while insisting wing Jack Nowell could play at flank.

 
Sevens

Dry, Gans recalled for Blitzboks' Australasian jaunt

2019-01-17 16:58

Chris Dry will return to the Springbok Sevens squad for the first time in more than a year after being named in the tour Australasian group.

 
PRO14

Milestone for Lee as Cheetahs name team to face Kings

2019-01-17 14:22

Cheetahs coach Franco Smith has named his team for their PRO14 encounter against the Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth.

 
Super Rugby

Du Preez: Don't be scared to send SA players overseas

2019-01-17 11:43

Sharks coach Robert du Preez believes that sending players abroad for short stints is something that should happen more.

 
Super Rugby

Sharks coach: Players selected Schreuder as captain

2019-01-17 08:21

Sharks coach Robert du Preez has confirmed that the decision to select Louis Schreuder as captain for 2019 came from the players.

 
Six Nations

Sexton on course for 6 Nations after making Ireland squad

2019-01-16 19:46

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt says Johnny Sexton is making good progress in his recovery from injury and should feature at the start of the Six Nations.

 
Rugby

Wasps sign All Blacks centre Fekitoa from Toulon

2019-01-16 15:02

New Zealand centre Malakai Fekitoa will join Wasps from Top 14 side Toulon at the end of the season, the English Premiership club announced on Wednesday.

 
Six Nations

7 uncapped players named in Scotland squad

2019-01-16 13:13

Head coach Gregor Townsend has named seven uncapped players in his 39-man Scotland squad for the Six Nations, which starts next month.

 
 
Super Rugby

Beale apologises over white powder video

2019-01-16 06:27

Wallabies star Kurtley Beale has apologised and been reprimanded after being caught laughing at a man snorting white powder in a video circulated on social media.

 
Six Nations

Halfpenny named in Wales' Six Nations squad

2019-01-15 15:55

Wales' first-choice fullback Leigh Halfpenny has been named in the country's Six Nations squad despite a battle with concussion.

 
 
Rugby

Beale forced to apologise after controversial video surfaces

2019-01-15 10:04

Wallabies playmaker Kurtley Beale has been forced to apologise after his involvement in a controversial video.

 
Super Rugby

Bulls welcome return of key players

2019-01-15 08:45

The Bulls have received some good news ahead of the 2019 Super Rugby season with the return to fitness of a number of key players.

 
PRO14

Kings confirm hooker in talks with Edinburgh

2019-01-14 16:01

Although he is in talks to join Edinburgh from the Southern Kings, no deal has been finalized as yet that will see Michael Willemse leave South Africa.

 
Super Rugby

Du Plessis' return clears path for Willemse at fullback

2019-01-14 13:27

Jean-Luc du Plessis’ return to fitness may pave the way for Damian Willemse to get plenty of game-time at fullback for the Stormers.

 
 
Super Rugby

Dynamic young Hurricanes duo extend contracts

2019-01-11 20:22

The future is looking exciting for the Hurricanes after the club extended the contracts of young hooker Asafo Aumua and wing Salesi Rayasi.

 
PRO14

Kings prop cops ban for eye-gouging

2019-01-11 09:22

The Kings will go into Saturday's PRO14 clash against South African rivals the Cheetahs without the services of tighthead prop Pieter Scholtz.

 
Rugby

Van der Linde quits Griquas job - before starting!

2019-01-10 17:47

Former Springbok prop CJ van der Linde will not take up the post of forwards coach at Griquas‚ a role he was due to start on January 7, 2019.

 
Rugby

Brits suggests tax relief to stop SA player exodus

2019-01-10 11:55

Bulls and Springbok hooker Schalk Brits believes that relaxing taxes on the country's top rugby players may help keep them playing their rugby in South Africa.

 
Super Rugby

Bet on it ... A New Zealand side will win Super Rugby in 2019!

2019-01-22 10:32

New Zealand sides will once again dominate this year's Super Rugby tournament, if bookmakers are to be believed...

 
Rugby

Giant French centre linked to Sharks

2019-01-22 08:02

France centre Mathieu Bastareaud could play for the Durban-based Sharks during the 2020 Super Rugby season.

 
Rugby

Clermont 'responsible' concussion-related issues of former player

2019-01-21 20:09

Clermont were "responsible" for the harm former player Jamie Cudmore suffered after sustaining a concussion, a neurologist has told a French court.

 
Sevens

Blitzboks flyer eyes more success in New Zealand

2019-01-21 13:48

Springbok Sevens flyer Siviwe Soyizwapi hopes for another successful tournament as the New Zealand Sevens.

 
Super Rugby

Bad-boy Hunt given second chance with Waratahs

2019-01-21 07:49

The Waratahs have thrown former Wallabies fullback Karmichael Hunt a career lifeline by signing him on a one-year Super Rugby contract.

 
Springboks

'Gutted' Beast pays tribute to retiring Lambie

2019-01-19 20:45

Springbok front-row legend Tendai "Beast" Mtawarira has paid an emotional tribute to former team-mate Pat Lambie who has been forced into retirement at 28.

 
Rugby

WATCH: Bismarck shoves physio in ugly scenes

2019-01-19 16:32

Montpellier's Springbok hooker Bismarck du Plessis reacted angrily to a physio touching the ball as he prepared to pick it up and throw in at a lineout.

 
Springboks

TRIBUTE: Pat Lambie - The perfect squad guy

2019-01-19 15:26

Pat Lambie’s quitting now confirmed, Rob Houwing pays tribute to the lucklessly shortened career of a gifted, even-tempered and unselfish Springbok.

 
Super Rugby

Lions coach Swys: Boks come first in 2019

2019-01-19 07:50

Lions coach Swys de Bruin says the Springboks must be made the priority in Super Rugby this year with the World Cup months away.

 
Super Rugby

Cheetahs could loan scrum guru to Bulls

2019-01-18 16:18

Cheetahs scrum coach Daan Human could join the Bulls on a loan agreement in this year's Super Rugby competition.

 
Super Rugby

5 things we'd like to see in Super Rugby 2019

2019-01-18 11:13

With a month to go until the start of Super Rugby 2019, Lloyd Burnard looks at five things we'd like to see happen.

 
 
 
Rugby

Kurtley Beale features in ANOTHER controversial video

2019-01-17 14:04

Wallabies start Kurtley Beale has been featured in yet another controversial video where a drug-like substance can be seen.

 
Six Nations

Farrell to captain England, Hartley out injured

2019-01-17 11:38

Flyhalf Owen Farrell will captain England against Ireland in their Six Nations opener with Dylan Hartley out injured.

 
PRO14

Derby time for SA teams in PRO14

2019-01-16 22:04

It’s derby time in South Africa and on Friday all PRO14 roads will lead to Port Elizabeth where the Southern Kings and Cheetahs will take centre stage.

 
PRO14

Kings' Kruger eager to face old Cheetahs team-mates

2019-01-16 18:03

Former Cheetahs centre, Tertius Kruger is looking forward to facing his team-mates when he runs out for the Southern Kings this weekend.

 
Super Rugby

Sharks surprise with new Super Rugby skipper

2019-01-16 14:20

Head coach Robert du Preez has announced that scrumhalf Louis Schreuder will captain the Sharks during the 2019 Super Rugby tournament.

 
Rugby

SA referee breaks new ground, heading to America

2019-01-16 10:25

South African referee Ben Crouse will break new ground when he takes up the whistle in the USA’s Major League Rugby competition.

 
Rugby

Willie could join Jake in Japan

2019-01-16 09:16

Springbok fullback Willie le Roux’s next move appears to be either to Japan or back to South Africa.

 
Rugby

Rugby is growing safer, says Laporte urging further reforms

2019-01-15 21:19

Although French rugby has recently mourned the death of four young players, the sport "is half as dangerous as 10 years ago," says Bernard Laporte.

 
PRO14

Cheetahs speedster tops PRO14 try-charts

2019-01-15 13:46

Cheetahs wing Rabs Maxwane has ambitions of finishing the 2018/19 PRO14 as the competition’s leading try-scorer.

 
Six Nations

Wales' Faletau to miss Six Nations after breaking arm

2019-01-15 13:05

Wales No 8 Taulupe Faletau is in doubt for the Six Nations after breaking his arm for the second time in a matter of months.

 
Springboks

R60m to lure Kitshoff to England?

2019-01-15 08:55

SA Rugby and Western Province will have to fork out large amounts if they wish to keep Springbok prop Steven Kitshoff in South Africa.

 
Rugby

Racing 92 say Zebo suffered 'racist insults' in Belfast

2019-01-14 22:32

Ireland international Simon Zebo was the target of "racist insults" during Racing 92's European Cup match against Ulster in Belfast.

 
Super Rugby

Wallaby McMahon ruled out for 2019 Super Rugby season

2019-01-14 13:29

Sunwolves loose forward Sean McMahon has been ruled out for the entire 2019 Super Rugby season with a foot injury.

 
Super Rugby

Sharks to start Super Rugby without Jean-Luc du Preez

2019-01-14 09:28

The Sharks will go into their 2019 Super Rugby campaign without the services of flank Jean-Luc du Preez.

 
PRO14

Kings hooker off to Scotland

2019-01-14 08:30

Southern Kings hooker Michael Willemse has reportedly agreed to join Scottish club Edinburgh.

 
Six Nations

England's Underhill set to miss Six Nations

2019-01-11 18:49

England's Sam Underhill is likely to miss the Six Nations Championship after Bath said they expected him to be out for up to three months.

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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