The Lions are just three switched-on showings in a row from that elusive title, plus in the running for a South African milestone, writes Rob Houwing
The Lions host the Jaguares in the Super Rugby quarter-finals this weekend knowing that they are up against a dangerous side.
WP president Thelo Wakefield has denied reports that Newlands has been used as security for the union’s outstanding debts.
Sunwolves forward Ed Quirk and Reds backrower Caleb Timu were both suspended for two weeks by Super Rugby's governing body over separate incidents.
It's all systems go for the Blitzboks and Springbok Women's Sevens in San Francisco as they prepare for the Rugby World Cup Sevens.
Herman Mostert highlights FIVE talking points after Round 19 of the 2018 Super Rugby competition.
It took a drop goal in injury time of the final of the SuperSport Rugby Challenge to seal the title for the Pumas.
Samoa became the 18th country to qualify for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan after a play-off second-leg victory over Germany.
The quarter-finalists for the 2018 edition of Super Rugby have been confirmed following the completion of the round robin stages.
The Lions have secured 2nd place on the Super Rugby overall log after beating the Bulls in Johannesburg on Saturday.
The Crusaders sent out yet another reminder that they will be the team to beat in this year's Super Rugby tournament when they dished out a lesson to the Blues.
Star All Blacks and Blues midfielder Sonny Bill Williams has joined the Drake bandwagon, with a new video as part of the popular In My Feelings challenge.
Kenya will be without stand-in captain Oscar Ouma and utility back Billy Odhiambo for next week's Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco.
The Hurricanes Twitter page dished up a shocking post during Friday's Super Rugby clash against the Chiefs.
Western Province and the Sharks will contest the unofficial final of the 2018 Craven Week in Paarl.
Angus Gardner of Australia will referee two of the Springboks’ six Tests during the Rugby Championship.
The Jaguares have made wholesale changes to their starting line-up for their clash against the Sharks at Kings Park.
Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus' worst Rugby Championship fears were realised when it was confirmed wing S'bu Nkosi has been sidelined with an ankle sprain.
Rebels head coach Dave Wessels has made four changes to his starting line-up to take on the Highlanders in Dunedin.
Brumbies head coach Dan McKellar has made two changes to his starting XV for the trip to Sydney to tackle the Waratahs.
Crusaders boss Scott Robertson has made six changes to his starting XV to face the Blues in their Super Rugby derby in Christchurch on Saturday.
The Blitzboks are wary of a potential clash against Ireland in their opening match at the Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco.
They may just want to keep the Jaguares guessing for as long as possible, but the Sharks appear confident that Dan du Preez will be ready to play at Kings Park.
Lions scrumhalf Ross Cronje has signed a contract extension with the Johannesburg-based outfit.
Reds head coach Brad Thorn has made two changes to his starting line-up to take on the Sunwolves in their Super Rugby clash in Brisbane.
Springbok tighthead prop Pat Cilliers has agreed a move to London Irish for the 2018/19 season
Former Springbok coach Jake White says South African rugby needs to show a greater appreciation for its traditional values.
Western Province Rugby Football Union vice-president Gerald Njengele has been cleared of all charges of racism following an appeal.
Zimbabwe coach Peter de Villiers has thanked fans for their messages of support over the past two weeks.
Springbok flyhalf Handre Pollard is an injury concern for the Bulls as they prepare to face the Lions.
The Stormers’ win over the Sharks that ended a troubled season for the Cape side left coach Robbie Fleck in a bitter-sweet mood afterwards.
Former Springbok utility back Johan Goosen admits he regrets the manner in which he left French club Racing 92.
The Sharks are fretting over the availability of loose forward Dan du Preez ahead of their must-win clash against the Jaguares.
It is believed that Newlands has been used as security for the Western Province Rugby Union’s outstanding debts.
Sharks coach Robert du Preez is backing his side to get the job done in Saturday's Super Rugby quarter-final against the Crusaders.
Playoffs are often uncertain things, but Bulls coach John Mitchell believes if the Lions want to win this year’s tournament they will probably have to win it in the hardest way.
Dates, line-ups, venues and kick-off times for quarter-finals of the 2018 Super Rugby tournament.
The Blues have provided under-fire head coach Tana Umaga with more support after appointing the experienced Tom Coventry as his assistant.
The Hurricanes and New Zealand Rugby have received a huge boost with the news that Jordie Barrett and Ardie Savea have re-committed until the end of 2019.
Chiefs center, Jonathan Faauli, has been hit with a six week ban after receiving a red card in the Super Rugby match against the Hurricanes.
Simnikiwe Xabanisa asks why only 10 players of colour will contest the SuperSport Rugby Challenge final between Griquas and the Pumas.
The Sharks got the job done at Kings Park on Saturday, beating the Jaguares to book a place in this year's Super Rugby quarter-finals.
Western Province have emereged as the ultimate winners at the end of the 2018 Craven Week following a comanding win against the Sharks.
The Brumbies have opened the door for the Lions to finish as runners-up in the overall Super Rugby standings after their victory over the Waratahs in Sydney.
The Hurricanes have expressed regret for their official Twitter account's "inappropriate" post that vented disgust at Chiefs centre Johnny Fa'auli for his tackle on Wes Goosen.
Lions loose forward Kwagga Smith has signed a short-term deal with Japanese club Yamaha Jubilo.
The Chiefs overcame three late withdrawals - and a red card - to beat the Hurricanes in their all-New Zealand Super Rugby clash in Hamilton.
The Griquas rugby team's bus was stoned as they attempted to leave Kimberley for the SuperSport Rugby Challenge final in Oudtshoorn.
Bulls coach John Mitchell remains positive that he has a long-term plan to bring success back to the franchise.
Lions coach Swys de Bruin has named his team for their trans-Jukskei Super Rugby derby against the Bulls at Ellis Park.
Sharks head coach Robert du Preez has made minimal changes to his side for Saturday's final round of the Super Rugby pool stages.
The Sharks can have no complaints if they fail to reach the 2018 Super Rugby playoffs, writes Lloyd Burnard.
The Craven Week tournaments continued to deliver top-class action with six teams still unbeaten in Paarl.
Blues head coach Tana Umaga has made just one alteration to his starting line-up to take on the Crusaders in Christchurch.
Bok wing Jamba Ulengo has had a tough time this season, but has praised the Swedish “magician” doctor who helped him bring his career back from the brink.
Former Springbok coach Nick Mallett will make his long-awaited return to the SuperSport studio for this weekend’s Super Rugby action.
All Black lock Brodie Retallick is back in the Chiefs starting XV for their Super Rugby encounter against the Hurricanes.
Just days after Major League Rugby completed its first campaign in the United States, a group announced plans to expand to Los Angeles next year.
Craven Week and Academy Week kept a passionate crowd gripped in another entertaining day’s action in Paarl.
Bulls prop Pierre Schoeman is looking forward to this weekend’s Jukskei derby against the Lions at Ellis Park.
The Jaguares are facing a dilemma that may just work out in the favour of the Sharks as the Durbanites go out in quest of the win in the final round of Super Rugby.
The battle for the wooden spoon in the South African Conference will be decided in the final weekend of Super Rugby action.
Local referee Marius van der Westhuizen will be in charge of Saturday’s trans-Jukskei derby between the Lions and Bulls in Johannesburg.
Craven Week got off to an exhilarating start in Paarl with an exciting mix of big wins and nail-biting clashes keeping spectators gripped throughout the day.
It wasn’t a good weekend for SA in Super Rugby in the sense that the one team challenging for a playoff place that played in the penultimate round, lost.
The Chiefs have announced the contract extensions of three players.
Dates, kick-off times, results and match reports for Round 19 of the 2018 Super Rugby tournament.
The Cheetahs have signed former Bulls centre Dries Swanepoel on a two-year deal.
Melbourne Rebels forward Amanaki Mafi has been granted bail after being charged with assaulting team-mate Lopeti Timani.
The Bulls are in hot water with former prop Morne Mellett suing the union, and team doctor Herman Rossouw, for a reported R45 million.
SANZAAR on Monday acknowledged that its Television Match Official (TMO) system is not working and is in need of urgent attention.
Melbourne Rebels forward Amanaki Mafi was arrested and faces assault charges after an altercation with teammate Lopeti Timani.
Rob Houwing runs the rule over Nick Mallett’s return to SuperSport duty on Saturday following the much-publicised Ashwin Willemse walkout saga.
Samoa have qualified for the 2019 Rugby World Cup after beating Germany 42-28 for a second time in their playoff in Heidelberg.
Western Province delivered a classy display in the final match of the Academy Week to take top honours on their home turf with a stylish victory against the Free State.
The Highlanders did the Sharks a massive favour when they came back from a 14-point deficit during the first half to beat the Rebels in Dunedin.
The breakup of the team’s spine at competition’s end means it is do or die for the Lions’ title quest in Super Rugby in the next few weeks, says Rob Houwing.
The Reds proved too strong for the Sunwolves in an entertaining Super Rugby clash in Brisbane on Friday.
Lions coach Swys de Bruin has tried to explain his side's indifferent results in the 2018 edition of Super Rugby.
Not even the cold and wet conditions could put a dampener on the spirits on the fourth day of Craven Week in Paarl.
SA Rugby deputy president Francois Davids delivered a cringe-worthy speech at the opening of this year's Craven Week, according to reports.
The Bulls go into their final match of the 2018 Super Rugby season without the services of Handre Pollard.
Highlanders head coach Aaron Mauger has made a number of changes to his starting line-up for their Super Rugby clash with the Rebels in Dunedin.
Outgoing Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd has added his voice to criticism of Super Rugby's unloved conference system.
Waratahs head coach Daryl Gibson has named an unchanged line-up to face the Brumbies in Sydney.
Lions halfback Ross Cronje believes his team’s experience will be a telling factor in the upcoming Vodacom Super Rugby playoff rounds.
The Sharks believe the sniff they still have of Super Rugby silverware is enough to galvanise their quest to make the playoffs.
Bok Sevens coach Neil Powell has named a side laden with international experience for their quest to bring the Melrose Cup back to SA at the Rugby World Cup Sevens.
Zintle Mpupha will captain the Springbok Women's Sevens team at the Rugby World Cup Women's Sevens tournament from July 20-22.
The Hurricanes have made minimal changes to their starting XV for their New Zealand Super Rugby derby with the Chiefs.
Former Springbok wing Ashwin Willemse says he’s reached out to fellow SuperSport presenters Nick Mallett and Naas Botha.
Former Springbok wing Ashwin Willemse has spoken publicly for the first time since walking off the SuperSport set in May.
Selection considerations are still an important part of the Hurricanes' processes ahead of their final preliminary game against the Chiefs.
The All Blacks and Black Ferns Sevens squads to defend New Zealand’s titles at the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco, USA, have been named.
Chiefs second-rower Brodie Retallick has recovered from injury and will be in the selection mix for his team's clash with the Hurricanes in Hamilton on Friday.
Wayne Pivac will succeed Warren Gatland as Wales head coach, the WRU has confirmed.
Their defeat to the Stormers prevented their destiny being in their hands, but should the Sharks reach the playoffs, they won't be daunted by the prospect of a trip to New Zealand.
Bulls coach John Mitchell has defended his decision to yank lock Ruben van Heerden off the field after just 22 minutes against the Jaguares.
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