Scotland centre ruled out of summer Test tour

2018-05-24 19:13

Scotland centre Alex Dunbar has been ruled out of the summer tour to Canada and the United States with a hamstring injury.

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Sevens

Snyman, Senatla back for London Sevens

2018-05-24 21:28

Captain Philip Snyman and leading try-scorer Seabelo Senatla have been recalled to the Blitzboks squad by Neil Powell for the London Sevens.

 
Springboks

Former Bok prop Lood Muller killed

2018-05-24 16:31

Former Springbok prop Lood Muller has been killed in motor vehicle accident near Dundee in KwaZulu-Natal.

 
Super Rugby

EXCLUSIVE: Why SuperSport said the Willemse incident wasn’t racist

2018-05-24 14:26

A technical failure on set that led to SuperSport presenter Motshidisi Mohono not giving analyst Ashwin Willemse a chance to speak lies at the heart of Willemse’s dramatic on-air flare-up, Sport24 can reveal.

 
PRO14

Draft system to boost Cheetahs and flagging Kings?

2018-05-24 11:50

SA Rugby is considering implementing a draft system which could aid the Cheetahs and Kings, president Mark Alexander says.

 
Super Rugby

BEAAAST! Our bang-in-form Bok

2018-05-24 10:47

Rob Houwing reckons he has not seen Tendai Mtawarira as “pumped” in his rugby for many years … a healthy harbinger for the Springboks?

 
Super Rugby

Du Preez confirms that Chiliboy will be in Bok squad

2018-05-24 09:30

Sharks coach Robert du Preez has revealed that hooker Chiliboy Ralepelle will be in the Springbok mix this June.

 
Super Rugby

Phipps back in Waratahs starting XV

2018-05-24 09:52

The return of scrumhalf Nick Phipps to the Waratahs starting XV is the only change to the run-on team that will take on the Chiefs.

 
Super Rugby

Mitchell’s feedback session harsh, but fair - Bulls lock

2018-05-23 21:47

Bulls lock RG Snyman says they received stern feedback from coach John Mitchell following their thrashing by the Jaguares last weekend.

 
Super Rugby

Unchanged Sharks set for Jaguares challenge

2018-05-23 17:36

The Sharks will take confidence and momentum out of last week’s game against the Chiefs for their Super Rugby clash with the Jaguares.

 
Rugby

Jamie Joseph unveils Japan squad

2018-05-23 14:04

Japan coach Jamie Joseph has named a 33-man squad for June's upcoming Test matches against Italy and Georgia, which includes just one new cap.

 
Lloyd Burnard

What caused Willemse walkout? It doesn't even matter anymore ...

2018-05-23 12:10

What happened in the SuperSport studios on Saturday was shocking, but it has sparked a far more important conversation in South Africa, writes Lloyd Burnard.

 
Sevens

Stormers agree to release Senatla for sevens

2018-05-23 10:32

The Blitzboks will have speedster Seabelo Senatla available for the final two World Rugby Sevens Series events of the 2017/18 season.

 
Super Rugby

Reece Hodge to start at flyhalf for Rebels

2018-05-23 10:24

Reece Hodge will start at flyhalf for the Rebels when they host the Sunwolves at AAMI Park on Friday in Round 15 Super Rugby action.

 
 
Rugby

NZ women's rugby team awarded professional contracts

2018-05-23 06:39

New Zealand Rugby has unveiled the first professional contracts for the world champion Black Ferns women's team.

 
Rugby

Piutau, Aki ruled out of BaaBaas clash with England

2018-05-22 17:53

Former All Black Charles Piutau and Ireland's Bundee Aki have been ruled out of the Barbarians' clash against England at Twickenham.

 
Springboks

Wasps flank to miss England's SA tour

2018-05-22 15:45

Uncapped Wasps flank Jack Willis will miss England's South Africa tour after suffering a serious knee injury that could sideline him for up to a year.

 
PRO14

SA's Berry makes history, refs PRO14 final

2018-05-22 10:50

Stuart Berry will make history on Saturday when he becomes the first South African to referee the final of the PRO14.

 
Springboks

Rassie hints at a few surprises in Bok squad

2018-05-22 10:49

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus says rugby fans can expect a few surprises when he names his squad for upcoming Tests against Wales and England.

 
 
Super Rugby

Fleck laments 'extreme' Hong Kong conditions

2018-05-22 06:33

Stormers coach Robbie Fleck has opened up on the extreme conditions his side faced in their loss to the Sunwolves in Hong Kong.

 
 
 
 
Rugby

WPRU vice-president suspended for 4 years

2018-05-21 15:41

WPRU vice-president Gerald Njengele has been suspended for four years after breaking the union’s code of ethics.

 
Rugby

Junior Boks back to business at holding camp

2018-05-21 14:35

The Junior Springboks got down to business at a holding camp as they get ready to depart to France for the World Rugby U20 Championship.

 
Super Rugby

WRAP: Super Rugby - Week 14

2018-05-20 06:00

Dates, kick-off times and match reports for Round 14 of the 2018 Super Rugby tournament.

 
Super Rugby

MultiChoice CEO promises 'appropriate action' in Willemse drama

2018-05-21 10:10

MultiChoice CEO Calvo Mawela has promised "appropriate action" after the investigation into the Ashwin Willemse SuperSport walkout drama concludes.

 
Rugby

Ian Foster expects big challenge from France

2018-05-21 09:48

The All Blacks selectors are expecting a tough challenge in the world champions' three-Test series against France which kicks off in Auckland on June 9.

 
Super Rugby

SA Rugby concerned by live TV drama

2018-05-21 07:29

SA Rugby has released a statement in response to former Springbok wing Ashwin Willemse’s walkout during a live broadcast coverage.

 
Rugby

2-week ban leaves All Black Franks free to face France

2018-05-20 19:48

All Blacks prop Owen Franks will be free to play France after his two-week Super Rugby ban, but his lack of discipline left New Zealand coach Steve Hansen fuming.

 
Super Rugby

Brumbies lock hit with 3-week ban for Jantjies tackle

2018-05-20 18:00

Brumbies second-rower Rory Arnold has been banned for three weeks after pleading guilty to a charge of a dangerous tackle against the Lions.

 
 
Rugby

Lobbe bows out of rugby as Barbarians captain

2018-05-24 18:13

Former Argentina captain Juan Martin Fernández Lobbe will lead the Barbarians against England in their Quilter Cup match.

 
Super Rugby

Super Rugby: Weekend teams

2018-05-24 17:04

Dates, line-ups, venues and kick-off times for Week 15 of the 2018 Super Rugby tournament.

 
Super Rugby

Notshe notches 50th Stormers cap, Du Toit ruled out

2018-05-24 14:29

Loose forward Sikhumbuzo Notshe will play his 50th Super Rugby game for the Stormers when they take on the Lions at Newlands.

 
Super Rugby

1 change to Jaguares starting XV to face Sharks

2018-05-24 13:41

The Jaguares have made a solitary change to their starting XV to face the Sharks in Buenos Aires.

 
Super Rugby

Wounded Stormers worry Lions

2018-05-24 10:47

Lions coach Swys de Bruin has jokingly cursed the Sunwolves for beating the Stormers, saying it would make it harder for his team to win at Newlands.

 
Super Rugby

Jack Maddocks commits to Rebels

2018-05-24 10:46

Highly-rated Rebels young prospect Jack Maddocks has signed a two-year deal, keeping him at the club until the end of the 2020 season.

 
Super Rugby

Reds change 2 for Highlanders

2018-05-24 10:30

Reds head coach Brad Thorn has made two changes to his starting line-up for their Super Rugby clash with the Highlanders.

 
 
Rugby

Injured Carter to miss Racing's Top 14 SF

2018-05-23 17:04

All Blacks legend Dan Carter will miss Racing 92's Top 14 semi-final against Castres with a hamstring injury.

 
 
Rugby

Karl Tu'inukuafe answers All Blacks SOS

2018-05-23 11:06

New Zealand Rugby have announced that Chiefs prop Karl Tu'inukuafe will join the All Blacks squad as an injury replacement for Tim Perry.

 
 
Super Rugby

New midfield combination for Hurricanes

2018-05-23 09:37

The Hurricanes will field a new midfield combination when they face the defending Super Rugby champions, the Crusaders, in Christchurch on Friday.

 
Rugby

Folau won't be distraction against Ireland - Cheika

2018-05-23 08:49

Israel Folau's anti-gay sentiments won't be a distraction during the Test series against Ireland, Wallabies coach Michael Cheika insists.

 
PRO14

Cheetahs prop, lock extend stay in Bloemfontein

2018-05-22 19:52

Free State Rugby have announced that prop Charles Marais and lock Justin Basson have extended their contracts.

 
Super Rugby

Ashwin courageous, sincere: conflict expert

2018-05-22 15:47

The rugby pundits at the core of the walkout storm need to ‘find each other’ and agree on how to respond publicly, says a conflict-solutions guru. Rob Houwing reports

 
 
Super Rugby

Tim Perry blow for Crusaders, All Blacks

2018-05-22 12:48

New Zealand and Crusaders prop Tim Perry has left the All Blacks' training camp in Auckland on the final day after pulling up with a hamstring strain.

 
Super Rugby

Fleck urges WP to fight to keep Dobson

2018-05-22 10:15

Stormers coach Robbie Fleck has urged the union to do all they can to keep hold of Western Province coach John Dobson.

 
Super Rugby

On the 'stand-off' between Nick Mallett and Ashwin Willemse

2018-05-22 08:25

Heindrich Wyngaard reminds us that Saturday's 'stand-off' between Nick Mallett and Ashwin Willemse wasn't the first occasion the pair have clashed on air.

 
Super Rugby

Mallett did not walk out of meeting - SuperSport CEO

2018-05-22 06:35

SuperSport CEO Gideon Khobane has moved to dispel suggestions Nick Mallett walked out of a meeting held to investigate Saturday's on-air walk-out by Ashwin Willemse.

 
Rugby

Eddie Jones names 35-man squad for Barbarians clash

2018-05-22 07:55

Eddie Jones has called up 35 players to prepare for England’s Quilter Cup match against the Barbarians on Sunday at Twickenham.

 
Super Rugby

WATCH: SuperSport CEO on Willemse, Mallett, Naas developments

2018-05-21 19:31

SuperSport had an informal press conference on Monday evening discussing what transpired during Saturday's live studio walkout by Ashwin Willemse.

 
Rugby

Munster's giant SA lock signs for Gloucester

2018-05-21 17:15

English Premiership side Gloucester announced the signing of Munster lock Gerbrandt Grobler for the 2018/19 season.

 
Rugby

England defence coach Gustard quits, joins 'Quins

2018-05-21 17:05

Premiership club Harlequins confirmed the appointment of England defence coach Paul Gustard as their new head of rugby

 
Super Rugby

Ashwin affair: A TV debate could be cathartic

2018-05-21 13:23

As it’s their bread and butter anyway, Rob Houwing advocates a live debate as a crack at defusing tension between pundits Ashwin Willemse and Nick Mallett.

 
Rugby

WRAP: SuperSport Rugby Challenge - Week 5

2018-05-20 18:00

A comprehensive wrap of all the collated matches and results from Week 5 of the SuperSport Rugby Challenge.

 
Super Rugby

WATCH: Not the first time Willemse & Mallett have clashed on air

2018-05-21 10:40

A video has surfaced on social media showing Ashwin Willemse and Nick Mallett in a heated discussion as far back as September 2014.

 
Super Rugby

5 talking points: Super Rugby Week 14

2018-05-21 08:21

Sport24’s Herman Mostert highlights FIVE talking points after Round 14 of the 2018 Super Rugby competition.

 
Super Rugby

SuperSport to hold talks with Mallett, Naas

2018-05-21 07:00

Pay-channel SuperSport is set to hold discussions with pundits Nick Mallett and Naas Botha following an in-studio altercation.

 
Rugby

Ashton, Fernandez Lobbe, Tuisova, Radradra added to BaaBaas squad

2018-05-20 19:48

Chris Ashton will get the chance to take on England for the first time when he lines up for the Barbarians at Twickenham

 
 
Super Rugby

Brumbies change 2 for Bulls clash

2018-05-24 17:02

Brumbies head coach Dan McKellar has made two changes to his starting line-up for their Super Rugby clash with the Bulls in Pretoria.

 
Super Rugby

Odendaal returns to lead Bulls against Brumbies

2018-05-24 15:37

Regular inside centre and captain, Burger Odendaal, returns to lead the Bulls in their Super Rugby clash against the Brumbies.

 
Super Rugby

Lions chop and change for visit to Newlands

2018-05-24 13:03

Lions coach Swys de Bruin has made several changes to his match-day squad for their Super Rugby clash against the Stormers.

 
Super Rugby

Highlanders bad boy still waiting on hearing date

2018-05-24 13:12

Highlanders flyer Tevita Nabura is still waiting to have a time set for his disciplinary hearing after he was sent off against the Waratahs.

 
 
Rugby

Depressed Wallaby prop banned for cocaine use

2018-05-24 11:45

Wallabies prop James Slipper has been banned for two months after testing positive for cocaine.

 
 
Rugby

Ireland include 2 uncapped players for Australia tour

2018-05-23 20:00

Ireland boss Joe Schmidt has named uncapped duo Ross Byrne and Tadhg Beirne in his squad for the forthcoming tour to Australia.

 
Springboks

England will beat Boks 3-0, win RWC - departing coach

2018-05-23 11:38

England’s departing defence coach Paul Gustard is confident that the team will reach great heights over the next few seasons.

 
Super Rugby

Bridge signs long-term deal with Crusaders

2018-05-23 14:59

The Crusaders have announced that George Bridge has signed a long-term deal with the franchise through to the 2022 season.

 
Super Rugby

Sunwolves retain just 4 players after Stormers win

2018-05-23 12:37

Sunwolves coach Jamie Joseph has retained only four players from his starting XV that defeated the Stormers for this weekend's clash with the Rebels.

 
Super Rugby

Whiteley out of Stormers clash, a serious doubt for Bok Tests

2018-05-23 08:52

Lions captain Warren Whiteley will not face the Stormers at Newlands and it's unlikely that he'll take part in the Springboks' upcoming Tests.

 
Super Rugby

Crusaders tweak starting XV for Hurricanes

2018-05-23 09:28

Crusaders coach Scott Robertson has made just three changes to his starting line-up to take on the Hurricanes in Christchurch on Friday.

 
Super Rugby

Kiwi ref for Stormers v Lions derby

2018-05-23 07:01

New Zealand’s Nick Briant has been appointed as referee for the South African Super Rugby derby between the Stormers and Lions.

 
 
Super Rugby

IRFU could block Ulster interest in Jantjies

2018-05-22 14:42

The Irish Rugby Football Union could block Ulster from making a move for Springbok flyhalf Elton Jantjies.

 
Super Rugby

Stormers’ house is burning down, Wakefield admits

2018-05-22 12:55

WP Rugby president Thelo Wakefield admits he is concerned by the Stormers’ form in this year’s Super Rugby competition.

 
Super Rugby

Jaguares pose acid test for Sharks

2018-05-22 12:30

The Sharks will have arrived in Buenos Aires knowing that their match against the Jaguares will be a litmus test.

 
Springboks

Rassie: Despite injuries, I can still pick a good squad

2018-05-22 09:34

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus says injuries are part and parcel of the game and he will not use it as an excuse in upcoming Tests.

 
Super Rugby

Bulls hopeful to get captain back for Brumbies

2018-05-22 08:25

The Bulls are hopeful that captain Burger Odendaal will be fit for their Super Rugby encounter against the Brumbies in Pretoria.

 
Super Rugby

Mallett, Willemse and Naas break their silence

2018-05-21 21:12

Ashwin Willemse, Nick Mallett and Naas Botha have spoken publicly for the first time since Saturday night's drama on the SuperSport set.

 
Super Rugby

SuperSport, MultiChoice: No racism in Willemse drama

2018-05-21 19:16

Both SuperSport and MultiChoice have stated that they do not believe racism to have played a part in Ashwin Willemse dramatically walking off set on Saturday night.

 
Super Rugby

'No conclusion' in SuperSport talks with Mallett, Willemse and Naas

2018-05-21 18:32

SuperSport held talks between Ashwin Willemse, Nick Mallett and Naas Botha on Monday, but could not reach finality on the weekend drama.

 
Super Rugby

Chair of parliamentary committee on sport calls for restraint in Ashwin Willemse matter

2018-05-21 15:22

The chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation, Beauty Dlulane, has called for a speedy resolution to the Ashwin Willemse SuperSport set walk-off matter.

 
Super Rugby

Clean bill of health for Lions as Stormers clash looms

2018-05-21 14:27

The Lions have reported no new injuries following their Super Rugby win over the Brumbies at Ellis Park.

 
 
Super Rugby

SARU SACOS Legends slam ‘smugness of Naas and Nick’

2018-05-21 11:41

The SARU SACOS Legends released a statement backing former Springbok Ashwin Willemse after his walkout during a live TV coverage.

 
Super Rugby

Du Preez believes Sharks can win Super Rugby

2018-05-21 09:14

Sharks coach Robert du Preez believes his side can become Super Rugby champions, even if it doesn't happen this year.

 
Super Rugby

Swys backs Stormers after Sunwolves shocker

2018-05-21 08:11

Lions coach Swys de Bruin says we should not read too much into the Stormers' shocking loss to the Sunwolves this past weekend.

 
Rugby

Ban rules Wallaby Arnold out of first Ireland Test

2018-05-20 22:10

Australia lock Rory Arnold's three-week ban has ruled him out of contention for the first Test against Ireland in Brisbane.

 
Rugby

A weekend of close fought games in SuperSport Rugby Challenge

2018-05-20 18:26

The SuperSport Rugby Challenge delivered some highly competitive matches with a number of close results a highlight of the weekend.

 
Super Rugby

Political party calls for non-white viewers to boycott DSTV

2018-05-20 14:59

The Independent Civic Organisation of South Africa (ICOSA) has called on all non-white South Africans to boycott DSTV over the SuperSport walkout incident.

 
 

 
 
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