I was just happy it was a yellow - Odendaal

2020-02-24 21:07

Bulls captain Burger Odendaal was at his diplomatic best when he was asked about the yellow card he received during Saturday’s 23-21 loss to the Blues.

British & Irish Lions 2021

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Former All Black Ben Franks to retire at end of season

2020-02-24 19:42

Former All Black Ben Franks will retire from professional rugby at the end of the 2019/20 season, English Premiership club Northampton has announced.


Coronavirus sees 2 PRO14 matches postponed in Italy

2020-02-24 14:20

Organisers of the PRO14 have postponed two matches that were scheduled to take place in Italy this weekend because of concerns surrounding the coronavirus.

Super Rugby

This week's SA Super Rugby gold goes to … Sikhumbuzo Notshe

2020-02-24 12:29

Rob Houwing gives his ‘gold medal’ to Sikhumbuzo Notshe, among the three SA players to catch his eye most on Super Rugby’s fourth weekend.

Super Rugby

WRAP | Super Rugby - Week 4

2020-02-22 19:22

Dates, fixtures, SA kick-off times and match reports for Round 4 of the 2020 Super Rugby tournament.

British & Irish Lions 2021

Irish coach points the finger at himself after defeat

2020-02-23 21:47

Andy Farrell said he should take a look at himself and whether Ireland's dream of the Grand Slam disappeared in a defeat to England.

Super Rugby

Everitt praises Sharks pack after Rebels win

2020-02-23 12:19

Sharks coach Sean Everitt unsurprisingly singled out his forwards for special mention after his team’s 36-22 win over the Rebels.

Six Nations

Townsend praises Hogg leadership through "tough time"

2020-02-23 07:19

Gregor Townsend praised captain Stuart Hogg's leadership through a "tough time" as the fullback scored Scotland's first try of the Six Nations on Saturday.

Six Nations

Ireland's Toner relishing 'pinnacle' trip to Twickenham

2020-02-22 19:45

Devin Toner is determined to make the most of his Ireland recall as he prepares for a "pinnacle" Six Nations match against England.

Six Nations

Lawes adamant black eye won't stop him facing Ireland

2020-02-22 17:18

Courtney Lawes said a black eye will not get in the way of his dynamic style when England face Ireland in what promises to be a hard-fought Six Nations clash.

Super Rugby

Reds far too good for out-classed Sunwolves

2020-02-22 12:01

The Reds have proved far too strong for a hopelessly out-classed Sunwolves side in their Super Rugby clash in Brisbane.

Super Rugby

Sharks back to winning ways against Rebels

2020-02-22 07:27

The Sharks got the Australia leg of their overseas Super Rugby tour off to a winning start when they beat the Melbourne Rebels in Ballarat.

British & Irish Lions 2021

Rugby star Cipriani reveals he tried to buy a gun to kill himself

2020-02-21 20:27

England star Danny Cipriani revealed he once tried to buy a gun to kill himself in just days after the death of his ex-girlfriend Caroline Flack.


Stade Francais sign Palisson as cover for injured Combrinck

2020-02-21 17:22

Stade Francais have signed French fullback Alexis Palisson as cover for injured Springbok Ruan Combrinck until the end of the Top 14 season.

Six Nations

More pressure playing at home, says Wales skipper Jones

2020-02-21 14:33

Wales have not lost at home in the Six Nations since February 2017, something that will increase the pressure when they host France on Saturday.

Super Rugby

Super Rugby's crisis: Too many 'prime' stars fleeing

2020-02-21 13:00

Rob Houwing picks a team made up totally of under-30-year-old, far from spent-force players who abandoned Super Rugby, to its cost, ahead of the 2020 season.

Super Rugby

Stormers won't rest star Boks until after bye week

2020-02-21 07:50

Stormers coach John Dobson is not taking any chances ahead of the Newlands clash against the Jaguares.


Kolisi: Nienaber no different to Erasmus

2020-02-20 18:49

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi believes the side will have no problem adjusting to the appointment of Jacques Nienaber as head coach.

British & Irish Lions 2021

England recall Obano as prop problems intensify

2020-02-20 18:24

England were left with increasing concerns at prop after Beno Obano was summoned into their training squad on Thursday ahead of this weekend's Six Nations clash with Ireland at Twickenham.

British & Irish Lions 2021

France centre Vakatawa back for Wales test

2020-02-20 15:27

Barnstorming centre Virimi Vakatawa has handed France a massive boost after being named in the team to play Wales in the Six Nations.

Super Rugby

Butch: Brilliant Bosch must put his hand up

2020-02-20 11:58

2007 World cup-winning Springbok flyhalf Butch James has been pleasantly surprised by the Sharks' start to the 2020 Super Rugby season.

Varsity Cup

Tuks hooker undergoes brain tumour surgery

2020-02-20 10:19

UP-Tuks hooker Werner Fourie has been ruled out for the remainder of the Varsity Cup season after undergoing brain tumour surgery.

Super Rugby

Wallabies teen Petaia out for Super Rugby season

2020-02-20 07:20

Dynamic young Wallabies and Reds back Jordan Petaia will miss the rest of the Super Rugby season with a shoulder injury.


Springboks set for bumper Test season in 2020

2020-02-20 06:30

World champions South Africa will play 13 Tests this year, starting at home to Scotland on July 4 and ending away to Wales on November 28.

Super Rugby

It's closer and closer to … Sharks v Stormers

2020-02-24 18:20

Excitement will already, and justifiably, be mounting for the first Super Rugby meeting this season between the Stormers and Sharks, writes Rob Houwing.

Super Rugby

Weekend teams | Super Rugby - Week 5

2020-02-24 09:30

All the team dates, matches, venues kick-off times and line-ups for Week 5 of the 2020 Super Rugby season.


Never say never with Springboks and Six Nations - Andrew

2020-02-24 16:25

Former England flyhalf Rob Andrew has refused to rule out the possibility of South Africa joining the Six Nations in the next few years.

Super Rugby

Mapimpi ... was that selfless or a little silly?

2020-02-24 11:29

In his latest Rucking with Rob newsletter, Rob Houwing has reservations about Sharks wing Makazole Mapimpi passing by the opportunity to score a hat-trick...

Super Rugby

All Black Ardie Savea mulls shock league switch

2020-02-24 07:58

All Black loose forward Ardie Savea has floated the prospect of a shock move to rugby league, saying cross-code superstar Sonny Bill Williams inspired the idea.


Scarlets down Kings with bonus-point win

2020-02-23 21:08

The Scarlets proved too strong for the Southern Kings as they claimed a bonus-point win in their PRO14 encounter at the Parc y Scarlets in Llanelli


As it happened | Scarlets v Kings

2020-02-23 19:11

Recap all the coverage of the PRO14 encounter between the Scarlets and the Southern Kings at Parc y Scarlets in Llanelli.


France prop Baille to miss final 2 Six Nations matches

2020-02-23 14:55

France prop Cyril Baille announced on Sunday that he will miss the Grand Slam-chasing side's final two Six Nations matches with a right shoulder injury.


Clean slate for Imbokodo in Hermanus

2020-02-23 11:40

The Springbok Women's Sevens team kept a clean slate at the Hermanus Sevens to bag a second title at this event in as many years.

Six Nations

France keep Grand Slam hopes alive after Wales thriller

2020-02-22 21:32

Flyhalf Romain Ntamack guided France to a thrilling 27-23 victory over Wales on Saturday to keep their hopes of Six Nations Grand Slam alive.

Super Rugby

Bulls left heartbroken as late penalty hands Blues victory

2020-02-22 19:19

It was heartache for the Bulls at Loftus on Saturday night as Blues flyhalf Otere Black kicked a penalty after the hooter to land a 23-21 win for the visitors.

Super Rugby

As it happened | Bulls 21-23 Blues

2020-02-22 17:07

Live scoring and commentary from the Super Rugby clash between the Bulls and the Blues at Loftus in Pretoria.

Super Rugby

Brumbies pull off shock away win over Chiefs

2020-02-22 09:49

The Brumbies withstood a ferious second half fightback by the Chiefs to emerge well-deserved winners of their Super Rugby clash in Hamilton.

British & Irish Lions 2021

Wales wing Adams keen to keep scoring tries

2020-02-22 09:03

Wales wing Josh Adams finished the Rugby World Cup as top try scorer, capping a meteoric rise from playing in the English third division just four years ago.

British & Irish Lions 2021

Jones backs Daly to deal with Ireland's aerial threat

2020-02-21 19:32

Eddie Jones has insisted Elliot Daly and all of England's back three can cope with the aerial threat set to come their way when they face Ireland.

British & Irish Lions 2021

World rugby chiefs to review transgender policies

2020-02-21 17:12

World Rugby chairperson Bill Beaumont has revealed they will carry out a wide-ranging review of their policies relating to transgender players.


New mix of players for final Junior Bok alignment camp

2020-02-21 12:31

Junior Springbok coach Chean Roux named a fresh mix of players for the fourth and final SA Rugby U20 alignment camp in Stellenbosch.

British & Irish Lions 2021

Cap-heavy Wales seek to derail rejuvenated French

2020-02-21 07:48

Wales have opted for experience in their bid to derail Six Nations table toppers France and stay alive in the tournament.

British & Irish Lions 2021

England coach Jones apologises for 'half-Asian' joke

2020-02-20 20:41

England coach Eddie Jones apologised to a reporter who he suggested could not tell half-Asians apart in a barbed answer to a question.

British & Irish Lions 2021

Former England rugby star Haskell set for MMA debut

2020-02-20 18:41

Former England rugby union international James Haskell will make his professional mixed martial arts debut in London in May.

Super Rugby

Bulls coach warns against complacency on defence

2020-02-20 16:21

Bulls coach Pote Human has warned his charges not to let their standards drop on defence when they host the Blues in Pretoria.

Super Rugby

Bosch back as Esterhuizen leads Sharks against Rebels

2020-02-20 10:48

Sharks coach Sean Everitt has named his team for their Super Rugby clash against the Melbourne Rebels.


French rugby probes 'racist' incident at amateur game

2020-02-24 15:39

The French rugby federation says it had opened an investigation into allegations that racist insults were used during a third division match.


Springbok door not shut on PRO14 players

2020-02-24 10:50

PRO14 players from the Cheetahs and Southern Kings should not feel discouraged in their hope of being called up for Springbok duty.



2020-02-23 21:16

Dates, fixtures, results and match reports for this weekend's PRO14 tournament.


Former Wallaby named stand-in Rugby Australia chair

2020-02-24 08:48

Rugby Australia named former Wallaby Paul McLean as temporary chairman, edging out his predecessor Cameron Clyde.

British & Irish Lions 2021

England will be better against Wales, warns Jones

2020-02-24 08:23

England coach Eddie Jones forecast his side would be "10 percent better" against Wales after ending Ireland's bid for a Grand Slam with a win.

British & Irish Lions 2021

3 things from England v Ireland Six Nations match

2020-02-23 20:13

England ended Ireland's hopes of the Grand Slam and the Triple Crown with an emphatic victory in their Six Nations clash at Twickenham.

British & Irish Lions 2021

Farrell v Farrell as England try to deny Ireland a Grand Slam

2020-02-23 13:27

Owen Farrell will attempt to end the Grand Slam hopes of father Andy when England face Ireland in the Six Nations.

British & Irish Lions 2021

Women's Six Nations postponed amid coronavirus lockdown

2020-02-23 13:26

The women's Six Nations clash between Italy and Scotland scheduled for Sunday has been postponed because of the surge in the number of cases of the coronavirus.

Six Nations

3 things we learned from France's win over Wales

2020-02-23 07:26

France carried on their Six Nations momentum with a nail-biting 27-23 victory over Wales on Saturday that kept alive their Grand Slam hopes.

Super Rugby

Stormers top pile, but Sharks lead SA for sparkle

2020-02-23 07:20

High, but still a notch or two short of mighty ... that is the situation of the unbeaten Stormers in Super Rugby 2020, writes Rob Houwing.

Six Nations

Scotland open Six Nations account with Italy win

2020-02-22 18:31

Scotland got their first win of the Six Nations tournament on Saturday with a 17-0 win over Italy in Rome.

British & Irish Lions 2021

England's Daly relishing return to No 15 against Ireland

2020-02-22 10:54

Elliot Daly has no qualms about returning to fullback when England face Grand Slam-chasing Ireland in a pivotal Six Nations clash at Twickenham.

Top Stories

As it happened | Stormers 17-7 Jaguares

2020-02-22 07:42

LIVE scoring on the Super Rugby encounter between the Stormers and Jaguares from Newlands in Cape Town.

British & Irish Lions 2021

Ireland's Henderson out of England match

2020-02-21 16:05

Ireland lock Iain Henderson has been ruled out of this weekend's Six Nations international against England because of family reasons.

Super Rugby

Crusaders hit party mode in romp over Highlanders

2020-02-21 09:49

The Crusaders were comfortable enough in securing a bonus point win over the Highlanders in a New Zealand Super Rugby derby in Christchurch.

Super Rugby

FT | Crusaders 33-13 Highlanders

2020-02-21 09:54

Recap the scoring in the Super Rugby encounter between the Crusaders and Highlanders from Christchurch.

Super Rugby

Blues brace for altitude test at Loftus

2020-02-21 07:05

Blues coach Leon MacDonald has named his team to tackle the Bulls in a Super Rugby clash in Pretoria.

British & Irish Lions 2021

Harris accepts Six Nations pressure on Scotland

2020-02-20 22:16

Chris Harris has said everyone in the Scotland squad is well aware of the pressure they are under ahead of a crunch Six Nations Championship match away to Italy.

Super Rugby

Lions name squad for Australasian tour

2020-02-20 17:08

Lions head coach Ivan van Rooyen has named a 26-man squad that will depart for Australasia on their four-match Super Rugby tour.

British & Irish Lions 2021

U2's Bono preps Ireland for 'Beautiful Day' against England

2020-02-20 15:58

U2 frontman Bono sought to fire up Ireland ahead of Sunday's Six Nations clash with England with a pep talk to the squad on what it means to be Irish.

Super Rugby

Crash here and Bulls WILL have serious 'blues'

2020-02-20 13:39

Defeat is simply not an option for the Bulls in Pretoria on Saturday if they are to rekindle a challenge in Super Rugby 2020, writes Rob Houwing.

British & Irish Lions 2021

Biggar boost for Wales against France

2020-02-20 14:43

Dan Biggar will start for Wales against France in the Six Nations after recovering from a third head injury of this season.


Flo: Springbok homecoming 'blew my mind'

2020-02-20 09:15

Francois Louw says the Springboks winning the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan still hasn't sunk in for him.

British & Irish Lions 2021

Six Nations: France accused of 'cheating' by Wales

2020-02-20 07:12

France go in search of their first Six Nations win in Cardiff for a decade with Welsh accusations they are "cheats "ringing in their ears.


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