Springboks to face Japan in RWC 2019 warm-up match

2018-12-17 08:03

The Springboks will have an ideal opportunity to fine-tune their final preparations for next year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan when they face the hosts in a historic match.

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Rugby

Wallabies coach Cheika survives axe, but powers curtailed

2018-12-17 07:31

Under-siege Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has survived the axe, but will have to report to Scott Johnson who was recruited to assume the new role of director of rugby.

 
Super Rugby

Stormers set to change Super Rugby management team

2018-12-14 18:03

The Stormers have confirmed that there will be changes to their coaching staff for the 2019 Super Rugby season.

 
Super Rugby

WP fume at Toulon after Etzebeth dealings

2018-12-14 14:19

Western Province and the Stormers are unhappy with French giants Toulon and their dealings with Eben Etzebeth over a move to the club after the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

 
Sevens

Fijian Sevens legend makes switch to XV-man game

2018-12-14 11:46

Fijian Sevens star Ser­emaia "Jerry" Tuwai is set to become the latest Olympic gold medal winner to quit the Sevens circuit and move into the XV-a side game.

 
Rugby

Toulon boss met secretly with Etzebeth in Paris

2018-12-14 09:15

Eben Etzebeth’s deal with French club Toulon was finalised on the Springboks’ year-end tour to Europe.

 
 
Super Rugby

R17m a year persuades Etzebeth to quit SA for Toulon

2018-12-14 06:00

South Africa lock Eben Etzebeth and New Zealand wing Nehe Milner-Skudder will join Toulon at the end of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

 
Super Rugby

PICS: Sharks honour 'Beast' with Super Rugby away strip

2018-12-13 13:26

The Sharks have released their new playing strip ahead of the 2019 Super Rugby tournament, which gets underway in February.

 
Springboks

Forgotten Bok still harbours RWC ambitions

2018-12-13 11:08

Loose forward Uzair Cassiem, who boasts eight Tests for the Springboks, says he still harbours hope of earning a recall to the national fold.

 
 
 
Rugby

SuperSport agrees to work with SAHRC in Willemse racism inquiry

2018-12-12 11:21

SuperSport has agreed to cooperate fully in the South African Human Right's Commission's inquiry into alleged racism at the broadcaster.

 
Rugby

Cheeky Watson pleads 'not guilty' to charges of fraud

2018-12-12 10:36

Former Eastern Province Rugby Union Cheeky Watson has pleaded 'not guilty' to charges of fraud and money laundering.

 
 
Super Rugby

Bulls president: Why Matfield said no to head coaching job

2018-12-12 06:36

Blue Bulls president Willem Strauss has shed more light on Victor Matfield’s decision to withdraw from race to become Bulls coach.

 
Rugby

'Game-changing' Premiership investment remains on course

2018-12-11 21:50

Premiership Rugby chairman Ian Ritchie insists his organisation remain on track to complete a multi-million pound investment deal that will change the face of rugby union.

 
Springboks

Boks want Swys to stay on until World Cup

2018-12-11 20:12

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus wants Swys de Bruin to stay on as an attacking consultant until next year's World Cup in Japan.

 
Rugby

Sexton commits to Ireland by extending contract

2018-12-11 16:16

World Rugby player of the year Johnny Sexton extended his contract with the Irish Rugby Football Union to keep playing in his homeland.

 
Super Rugby

Zondagh: Bulls must build on what Mitchell started

2018-12-11 14:06

Alan Zondagh, who has been appointed as the Bulls’ director of rugby, believes there are "exciting times" ahead for the franchise.

 
Super Rugby

Bok coaching team to help Super Rugby sides

2018-12-11 12:05

South Africa’s four Super Rugby teams will get national support from the Springbok coaching team once again in the 2019 season.

 
Rugby

Cheeky Watson set to hear fate in court

2018-12-11 11:41

The trial against former EP Rugby president Cheeky Watson, who is being accused of fraud and money laundering, is set to get underway.

 
Sevens

At least 2 Blitzboks under the knife

2018-12-11 06:43

Two Springbok Sevens stalwarts will go under the knife after picking up injuries in this past weekend’s Cape Town Sevens.

 
 
 
Rugby

WATCH: Cheslin Kolbe’s wonder solo try

2018-12-11 06:30

Springbok wing Cheslin Kolbe made headlines playing for his French club Toulouse in the European Champions Cup at the weekend.

 
 
 
Sevens

Record number of tries in Cape Town

2018-12-10 09:04

Fiji won the fourth instalment of the Cape Town Sevens on a weekend which delivered the most tries ever at a packed Cape Town Stadium.

 
 
Rugby

National Rugby League star Hayne to plead innocent to charge

2018-12-10 09:01

A lawyer for Jarryd Hayne has told a court the National Rugby League star intends to plead innocent to a charge of sexual assault.

 
Sevens

South African hearts broken as Blitzboks fall to Fiji in semi-final

2018-12-09 17:01

South African hearts were broken at the Cape Town Sevens as the Blitzboks went down to Fiji in the tournament semi-finals on Sunday.

 
Sevens

Blitzboks to face Scotland in Cup quarter-finals

2018-12-09 06:22

The Springbok Sevens team on Saturday secured wins over Samoa and Zimbabwe to top Pool A at the end of the first day of the Cape Town Sevens.

 
Rugby

Carter's Steelers clinch Japan Rugby Top League crown

2018-12-15 11:47

All Blacks legend Dan Carter slotted five conversions and one penalty as his Kobelco Steelers grabbed the Japan Rugby Top League crown.

 
Rugby

Make rugby safer, says French sports minister

2018-12-14 17:31

France's sports minister has called on rugby authorites to make the game safer after the death of another young player injured during a game.

 
 
Rugby

Willemse breaks silence over Mallett’s 'he talks garbage' email

2018-12-14 10:43

Former Springbok wing Ashwin Willemse says he was shocked to learn of an email sent by Nick Mallett to SuperSport's producer.

 
 
Rugby

Cheika to survive axe, but powers to be cut

2018-12-14 08:16

Michael Cheika will survive the axe as Wallabies coach, but his powers will be curtailed with Scotland-based Scott Johnson appointed director of rugby above him.

 
Rugby

WATCH: Bok duo perform as back-up dancers for Jack Parow

2018-12-13 16:16

Springboks Cornal Hendricks and Lionel Mapoe performed "Cooler as Ekke" with Afrikaans rapper, Jack Parow, at the second annual Brightrock Players Choice Awards.

 
Rugby

Black Fern beats All Blacks trio to top NZ award

2018-12-13 12:45

Black Ferns scrumhalf Kendra Cocksedge made history when she became the first woman to be crowned the New Zealand Player of the Year.

 
Rugby

Richie McCaw announces birth of daughter

2018-12-13 11:12

New Zealand's version of sporting royalty has arrived as Gemma and Richie McCaw announced the birth of their daughter.

 
Rugby

All Blacks pay tribute to Ben Smith

2018-12-13 08:26

NZ Rugby CEO Steve Tew and All Blacks coach Steve Hansen have paid tribute to fullback Ben Smith, who will depart next year.

 
Super Rugby

Zondagh’s main aim: Getting juniors primed for Super Rugby

2018-12-12 14:07

Bulls director of rugby Alan Zondagh says his main priorities will be strengthening their coaching structures and building player depth.

 
Springboks

Skinstad: SA can tackle NZ with confidence at RWC

2018-12-12 11:13

Former Bok captain Bob Skinstad says the team can head into next year's Rugby World Cup confident they can topple the All Blacks.

 
Springboks

2 former winners nominated for SA Rugby Player of the Year

2018-12-12 10:03

Two previous winners, Pieter-Steph du Toit and Malcolm Marx, are among the five nominees for the prestigious SA Rugby Player of the Year Award.

 
 
Rugby

'Cheika has to go,' says Wallabies great Burke

2018-12-12 06:53

Wallabies legend Matt Burke has urged Rugby Australia to axe Michael Cheika along with his coaching staff.

 
Sevens

Setbacks for Blitzboks as injury toll rises

2018-12-11 21:20

Springbok Sevens duo Muller du Plessis and Justin Geduld are in a race against time to be fit to tour to Hamilton next month.

 
Springboks

Boks looking at 'about 40' players for World Cup

2018-12-11 18:34

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus says he is looking at "around 40" players as possible squad members for next year's World Cup.

 
PRO14

Kings to return to Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in 2019

2018-12-11 14:44

The Southern Kings will return to the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in 2019 when the PRO14 gets underway again.

 
Springboks

Whiteley named SARPA president

2018-12-11 13:22

Springbok and Lions No 8 Warren Whiteley has been elected as the new president of the South African Rugby Players' Association.

 
Super Rugby

CONFIRMED: Pote Human to coach Bulls

2018-12-11 11:01

The Bulls have confirmed the appointment of Pote Human as their head coach, while Alan Zondagh will be the director of rugby.

 
 
Sevens

SA improving as a team, says Blitzbok young gun

2018-12-10 21:40

The younger generation of Blitzboks again showed in Cape Town that they are indeed more than capable of swimming at the deep end of the World Sevens Series pool.

 
 
Springboks

Erasmus: Don't challenge Kolisi's intelligence

2018-12-10 14:16

Suggestions that Siya Kolisi is captain of the Springboks to score political points are "insulting", says national coach Rassie Erasmus.

 
Super Rugby

Have the Bulls managed to twist Matfield's arm?

2018-12-10 12:59

Have the Blue Bulls Company managed to twist Victor Matfield's arm and persuaded him to take over the reigns as Bulls' Super Rugby coach in 2019?

 
Rugby

Naka shooting: Os du Randt asked to safeguard bullets

2018-12-10 10:46

The investigation into the shooting of former Springbok hooker Naka Drotske has turned comical.

 
Springboks

Rassie confirms: I won't coach beyond 2019

2018-12-10 09:31

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus says he will not stay on as head coach beyond the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

 
Super Rugby

Izaia Perese leaves Reds, set for NRL switch

2018-12-10 10:09

Promising Reds utility back Izaia Perese has turned his back on the game and reportedly made a stunning defection to rugby league.

 
Super Rugby

Sefa Naivalu swaps Rebels for Reds

2018-12-10 08:43

The Reds have added firepower to their backline ahead of the upcoming Super Rugby season after signing Wallabies Test wing Sefa Naivalu.

 
 
Sevens

PICS: Some of the 'out there' outfits at CT Sevens

2018-12-09 14:25

Sunday is finals day at the Cape Town Sevens, but the party atmosphere at the stadium is very much alive.

 
Sevens

New Zealand stun Blitzboks with 2 late tries

2018-12-08 20:24

New Zealand have beaten the Blitzboks in their final match of the day at the World Rugby Sevens series at the Cape Town Stadium.

 
Super Rugby

Folau's brother joins him at Waratahs

2018-12-15 08:24

Wallaby Israel Folau's younger brother John will join his superstar sibling at the Waratahs next season after turning his back on rugby league.

 
 
 
Rugby

Bok lock to make first start for Gloucester

2018-12-14 08:29

Springbok lock Franco Mostert will make his first start for Gloucester on Friday after a lengthy dispute with the Lions.

 
 
Rugby

All Blacks coach Hansen to retire after 2019 RWC

2018-12-14 06:00

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen will retire after next year's Rugby World Cup, saying the world champions need a change once he completes his "toughest" campaign yet.

 
Rugby

REVEALED: Ireland coach turned down All Blacks role

2018-12-13 14:13

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt reportedly turned down an offer to work under his New Zealand counterpart Steve Hansen last year.

 
Rugby

Willemse confident SAHRC will prove racism behind TV walkout

2018-12-13 12:29

Springbok wing Ashwin Willemse remains adamant that his sensational TV walkout earlier this year was brought about by racism.

 
Rugby

Another All Black heading for France?

2018-12-13 10:03

All Blacks wing Nehe Milner-Skudder will join French club Toulon after next year's Rugby World Cup, according to media reports.

 
 
Springboks

Awards: Dubious side-stepping of Pieter-Steph

2018-12-12 12:36

Rob Houwing queries the mantle of SA players’ player of the year going to Malcolm Marx, who instead slipped a bit during 2018, he feels, from his earlier, loftier high …

 
Rugby

Aussie Pocock reveals major neck concerns

2018-12-12 11:02

Wallabies and Brumbies back-row David Pocock has revealed he cancelled an off-season trip to Zimbabwe due to ongoing "grief" with his neck.

 
 
Rugby

SAHRC to probe allegations of racism at SuperSport

2018-12-12 08:09

The SA Human Rights Commission will conduct a formal and public inquiry into allegations of racism at pay-channel SuperSport.

 
 
Rugby

Marx, Dyantyi stand tall at BrightRock Players Choice Awards

2018-12-11 21:04

A host of South African rugby stars were honoured at the BrightRock Players Choice Awards held in Sandton with Malcolm Marx and Aphiwe Dyantyi the standouts.

 
Springboks

The Boks headed for their Test sunsets

2018-12-11 16:16

A curtailed Bok programme in 2019 serves as a sharp reminder that some seasoned Springboks are nearing the end of the road, writes Rob Houwing.

 
Super Rugby

Bulls president: Pote has proved himself at every level

2018-12-11 14:06

Blue Bulls president Willem Strauss says head coach Pote Human will be a valuable asset for the union going forward.

 
Springboks

Rassie praises Schalk Brits influence on Boks

2018-12-11 12:28

His playing time might have been limited, but Springbok hooker Schalk Brits played a major role in South Africa's 2018 season.

 
Springboks

Rassie opens up on Mbonambi substitution in Brisbane

2018-12-11 11:01

Bok coach Rassie Erasmus has explained his decision to controversially substitute hooker Bongi Mbonambi against the Wallabies in Brisbane.

 
 
Rugby

French teenager suffers on-field heart attack

2018-12-11 07:15

A French teenager is in a serious condition in intensive care after suffering a heart attack while playing rugby at the weekend.

 
Sevens

Mother City, fans, partners thanked as Cape Town Sevens unites

2018-12-10 16:54

The power of sport to unite was brightly and boldly in evidence once again with bumper crowds celebrating in joyous harmony at the Cape Town Sevens.

 
Sevens

Now … Specman to break Super Rugby bogey?

2018-12-10 13:16

Rosco Specman has the chance at Loftus soon to end a trend of Blitzboks stars struggling to truly light up high-level XVs rugby, writes Rob Houwing.

 
Springboks

Rassie: I won't 'cheapen' the transformation process

2018-12-10 12:09

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has responded boldly to his stance of transforming the make-up of the national side.

 
Sevens

Dream New Zealand pool draw for Blitzboks

2018-12-10 10:46

The Blitzboks have received a dream pool draw for the next round of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens series in Hamilton, New Zealand.

 
Super Rugby

Bulls coach: Pote Human to the rescue?

2018-12-10 09:04

Pote Human could be asked to step in as Bulls head coach if the Pretoria-franchise fails in its quest to persuade Victor Matfield to take up the role.

 
 
 
Sevens

Blitzboks settle for bronze in Cape Town as Fiji walk away winners

2018-12-09 21:00

The Blitzboks have settled for the bronze medal after edging New Zealand in their third-place Cup clash at the Cape Town Sevens.

 
Sevens

Blitzboks down Scotland, reach Cape Town semis

2018-12-09 12:30

The Blitzboks have defeated Scotland in their Cup quarter-finals in the final day of the Cape Town Sevens.

 
 
 

 
 
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