New Sharks sensation wants to keep learning

2018-09-19 19:10

New Sharks sensation, Aphelele Fassi, has had a storming start to the Currie Cup season but is determined to keep on learning.


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Rugby Championship

Pieter-Steph: Boks’ shy new superstar

2018-09-19 14:07

Rob Houwing pens an appreciation of Pieter-Steph du Toit’s determination, despite big setbacks en route, to adapt to and become a proper flank star for SA.

Currie Cup

Why Scarra wants to make WP's Currie Cup campaign 'special'

2018-09-19 16:45

Scarra Ntubeni has won the Currie Cup twice before and the domestic competition has faded from the spotlight it used to enjoy since then.


Big tests for SA teams at home in PRO14

2018-09-19 14:06

The Cheetahs and Southern Kings face a tough test in the PRO14 as they line up against the only unbeaten teams.


SA Rugby to host Elite Player Development camps

2018-09-19 11:34

120 of the most talented U16 and U17 players in the country will be put through their paces at two Elite Player Development camps.


Montpellier flyhalf Cruden sidelined by calf injury

2018-09-18 20:15

Montpellier's All Black flyhalf Aaron Cruden will miss a month with a torn calf but is expected to be fit for the start of the European Cup.

Super Rugby

CONFIRMED: Bulls part ways with John Mitchell

2018-09-18 15:18

The Bulls have confirmed that they have parted ways with director of rugby John Mitchell after just one full season in charge.


'Terrific honour' as Rassie named Barbarians coach

2018-09-18 14:43

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus will take charge of the Barbarians for the first time when the famous club returns to action this season.

Rugby Championship

Stransky celebrates win over All Blacks with midnight swim

2018-09-18 12:43

Springbok great Joel Stransky took a midnight swim in Wellington Harbour to celebrate South Africa's shock win over the All Blacks last Saturday.

Currie Cup

How will WP coach utilise his returning Boks?

2018-09-18 11:05

WP coach John Dobson could be facing the selection dilemma faced by having several Springboks back in the mix for the game against Griquas at Newlands.

Rugby Championship

Boks were harshly treated by ref, says Kiwi scribe

2018-09-18 08:43

A renowned New Zealand writer says the Springboks were “done in” by Welsh referee Nigel Owens during their win over the All Blacks.

Super Rugby

Bulls, England reach agreement over Mitchell

2018-09-18 06:45

The Bulls and the English RFU have reportedly come to an agreement regarding the services of John Mitchell.

Currie Cup

WP coach expects to see Lions again

2018-09-17 20:50

The win in Johannesburg was a significant step for WP in their quest to retain the Currie Cup, but coach John Dobson doesn’t believe his men have seen the last of the Lions.

Rugby Championship

WATCH: Dejected All Blacks in the shed post-Bok defeat

2018-09-17 17:10

Credit where credit is due - the All Blacks were gracious in defeat following the Springboks' shock win in Wellington.

Rugby Championship

Bok team: There ARE still some gaps

2018-09-17 14:09

Rob Houwing reminds that the Boks will need to beef up their team a bit if they are to knock over NZ (and others) more frequently in the next year.


Rugby bosses introduce full-time contracts for women players

2018-09-17 13:40

Rugby chiefs have announced that England's women's 15-a-side players will be given full-time contracts, saying the game was at a "tipping point" globally.

Rugby Championship

No action from Rugby Australia over Tui fan incident

2018-09-17 11:00

Australian rugby chiefs have vowed to review security but opted to take no further action after flank Lukhan Tui was involved in an ugly spat with a fan.

Rugby Championship

Liam Squire injury blow for All Blacks

2018-09-17 09:40

The All Blacks have been dealt a blow with the news that flank Liam Squire will miss the rest of the Rugby Championship with a hand injury.


Springbok player agent suspended for 3 years

2018-09-17 09:40

One of South Africa’s top rugby player agents has been suspended following financial irregularities.

Rugby Championship

Kolisi was 'not too nervous' in final moments

2018-09-17 06:49

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi says he was not worried watching the last few minutes of his side’s win over the All Blacks from the sidelines.

Rugby Championship

O'Connor faces 'darkness' in RWC bid

2018-09-17 06:48

Former Australian golden boy James O'Connor plans to battle his way back into the Wallabies squad for next year's Rugby World Cup.

Rugby Championship

These young Boks: what a RWC tonic!

2018-09-16 14:15

Rob Houwing contemplates just how significant Saturday’s stirring ‘Cake Tin’ conquest has been for Rassie Erasmus’s still fairly callow Bok squad

Rugby Championship

Springbok line-out ‘not bad’

2018-09-17 08:45

To the average fan, you have a line-out that can’t be trusted 100%, despite SA teeming with world-class locks.

Rugby Championship

President Ramaphosa tweets congratulations to Boks

2018-09-15 18:09

South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa has tweeted his congratulations to the Springboks following their historic victory over the All Blacks in Wellington.

Rugby Championship

Mallett says 'humble pie never tasted so delicious'

2018-09-15 14:43

Leading rugby analyst and former Springbok coach Nick Mallett has admitted to being amazed by South Africa's shock victory over the All Blacks in New Zealand.

Rugby Championship

Peter de Villiers congratulates Boks on All Black win

2018-09-15 14:05

Former Springbok coach Peter de Villiers has congratulated the Springboks on their heroic win against New Zealand in Wellington.


Carter sparks Steelers to crushing win on Japan debut

2018-09-15 08:23

New Zealand legend Dan Carter scored a try and finished with 21 points to inspire Kobe Steelers to victory over Suntory Sungoliath in a man-of-the-match Japan debut.

Currie Cup

Blue Bulls down Pumas in Currie Cup thriller

2018-09-14 20:34

The Blue Bulls took a major step towards the Currie Cup semi-finals on Friday night with a win against the Pumas at Loftus.

Rugby Championship

Boks must slash the rank stupidity!

2018-09-14 13:07

With far greater gumption and composure, the Springboks CAN deliver a performance in Wellington to give the nation renewed hope, says Rob Houwing.

Super Rugby

WPRU boss: Paul Treu is unhappy - and we're investigating

2018-09-19 12:58

WP Rugby president Thelo Wakefield admits assistant coach Paul Treu is unhappy, but stressed the need for an independent investigation before taking possible action.

Rugby Championship

Venter: Boks know All Blacks aren't invincible

2018-09-19 11:44

Brendan Venter says the Springboks’ win over the All Blacks in Wellington will give them belief they can beat them in future.

Currie Cup

Wakefield feels ‘vindicated’ after halting Mitchell appointment

2018-09-19 10:44

WP Rugby president Thelo Wakefield admits he stepped in when there were calls to appoint New Zealander John Mitchell as coach.

Currie Cup

Thelo: WP will move, but KEEP Newlands

2018-09-19 06:22

The end of October could see WP Rugby finally seal a switch to Cape Town Stadium, president Thelo Wakefield has revealed. Rob Houwing reports.


John Mitchell appointed England defence guru

2018-09-18 17:27

Former New Zealand head coach John Mitchell is to take charge of England's defence after the Rugby Football Union paid Blue Bulls in compensation.

Rugby Championship

Loftus Springboks v All Blacks Test sold out!

2018-09-18 15:10

Following the Springboks’ shock win over the All Blacks this past weekend, there has been an upsurge in the interest in the return match at Loftus Versfeld.

Rugby Championship

Low-battery threat to some Boks

2018-09-18 12:39

Rob Houwing identifies a trio of key Springbok forwards (Messrs Mostert, Kolisi and Du Toit) who may be dangerously near to burnout.

Rugby Championship

10 players released from Bok squad

2018-09-18 10:42

The Springboks have released eight players from their Rugby Championship squad for Currie Cup and provincial duty this weekend.

Currie Cup

Sharks enter decisive fortnight

2018-09-18 11:32

The Sharks have returned from their bye knowing that they are heading into the fortnight that will determine whether they can repeat last year’s feat of hosting the Currie Cup final.

Rugby Championship

PIC: Show of respect between Bok, All Black scrumhalves

2018-09-18 08:17

South African scrumhalf Faf de Klerk and his opposite number from New Zealand, Aaron Smith, shared a special moment on Saturday.

Rugby Championship

All Blacks defeat offers World Cup hope

2018-09-18 06:40

A rare defeat for the mighty All Blacks has offered a glimmer of hope to teams hoping to wrestle the Webb Ellis Cup away from New Zealand at next year's RWC.

Rugby Championship

Ex-Bok: The quota thing is getting old

2018-09-18 08:04

Former Springbok wing Tonderai Chavhanga says fans of the team should stop blaming “quotas” when they lose.

Rugby Championship

Sorry, Boks ... only faint title hope

2018-09-18 06:30

The Boks heroically 'postponed' conceding the Champs title by toppling NZ on Saturday, but taking it right to the wire stays unlikely, says Rob Houwing.

Rugby Championship

All smiles as Siya looks to All Blacks rematch

2018-09-17 14:29

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi was all smiles as he arrived back in South Africa after his side’s shock win over the world champion All Blacks in Wellington.

Rugby Championship

The records the Boks (and All Blacks) broke in Wellington

2018-09-17 10:56

The Springboks' win over the All Blacks in their Rugby Championship Test in Wellington on Saturday wasn't just a stunning upset, it was also record-breaking on several fronts.


WRAP: PRO14 - Week 3

2018-09-15 21:26

Dates, fixtures, results and match reports for Round 3 of the PRO14 tournament.

Rugby Championship

Rassie: We did it for our country

2018-09-17 08:18

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus says that Saturday's win over New Zealand was a result for the whole of South Africa.

Rugby Championship

5 talking points: All Blacks v Springboks

2018-09-17 07:43

Herman Mostert highlights FIVE talking points following the Springboks’ Rugby Championship win over the All Blacks in Wellington.

Rugby Championship

Cheika points finger at Wallabies' lack of enthusiasm

2018-09-16 19:54

Troubled Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has pointed the finger at his team's lack of enthusiasm and energy for their loss to Argentina.

Rugby Championship

Ledesma praises work ethic with Pumas on a roll

2018-09-16 13:41

Argentina coach Mario Ledesma says belief within his team is sky-high after their first win against the Wallabies in Australia for 35 years.

Rugby Championship

Distraught Wallaby flank likely to take break after fan altercation

2018-09-16 06:12

Distraught Australian flank Lukhan Tui is set to sit out the rest of the Rugby Championship after an angry confrontation with an abusive fan.

Rugby Championship

All Black coach refuses to blame ref for loss to Boks

2018-09-16 05:55

The All Blacks blamed themselves and not the referee or poor kicking as they underwent an immediate review following their shock loss to the Boks.

Rugby Championship

Rassie: Springbok win 'lucky', but 'unbelievable'

2018-09-15 20:22

The Springboks' upset win over the world champion All Blacks was rated "awesome" but "lucky" by the South Africans as they tempered celebrations in Wellington.

Top Stories

As it happened: Griquas 52-24 Free State Cheetahs

2018-09-15 19:00

Recap the scoring in the Currie Cup clash between Griquas and the Free State Cheetahs from Kimberley.

Rugby Championship

SuperSport commentator gets lesson in All Blacks names

2018-09-15 08:06

Leading SuperSport rugby commentator Matthew Pearce has received some help in pronouncing some of the more "challenging" All Blacks names...

Top Stories

As it happened: Blue Bulls v Pumas

2018-09-14 18:53

Recap all the action from the Currie Cup Premier Division clash between the Blue Bulls and the Pumas at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria.

Currie Cup

Currie Cup desperate for Ellis Park cracker

2018-09-14 12:33

Western Provine and the Golden Lions meet in a Currie Cup clash on Saturday that has the potential to be explosive.

Currie Cup

Junior Bok starts at No 9 for Griquas

2018-09-19 14:09

Griquas have named their team for their Currie Cup clash against Western Province at Newlands.


Coetzee relishing being back at home

2018-09-19 12:10

Following a disastrous spell of being injured that lasted over two years, Springbok flank Marcell Coetzee is back to doing what he does best.

Currie Cup

Free State name team for final Currie Cup game of season

2018-09-19 13:34

Free State Cheetahs coach Daan Human has named his team for Friday’s Currie Cup game against the Pumas in Bloemfontein.


Club rugby player on life support after dangerous tackle

2018-09-19 09:28

A 31-year-old man is fighting for his life in Cape Town after being injured in a club rugby match over the weekend.

Rugby Championship

Despite defeat, All Blacks still heavy RWC favourites

2018-09-18 20:02

Despite their shock defeat to the Springboks in Wellington, the All Blacks are still heavy favourites to complete a hat-trick of Rugby World Cup victories in Japan next year.

Currie Cup

Bulls lock Van Heerden signs deal with Sharks

2018-09-18 16:50

The Sharks announced the signing of Bulls lock Ruben van Heerden, who joined the Durban-franchise on a three-year contract.

Rugby Championship

White: The style used to down All Blacks suits Boks

2018-09-18 14:43

Former national coach Jake White says the Springboks’ style of play during their win over the All Blacks should not be criticised.

Rugby Championship

Ex-Bok on how Jantjies-Pollard combo could work

2018-09-18 11:42

A 10-12 combination of Elton Jantjies and Handre Pollard could work for the Springboks, former utility back Hennie le Roux believes.

Rugby Championship

Sonny Bill Williams to return to boxing ring

2018-09-18 11:33

All Blacks and Blues centre Sonny Bill Williams will return to the boxing ring after the world champions' end-of-year tour in December.


Burgess embroiled in lewd video scandal

2018-09-18 11:31

England's Sam Burgess is being investigated by Australian rugby league chiefs after being caught up in a lewd video chat scandal.

Currie Cup

Scarra shares thoughts on Currie Cup's rolling subs

2018-09-18 08:43

Western Province hooker Scarra Ntubeni has shared his views on the rolling substitutions that have been introduced into this year's edition of the Currie Cup.

Currie Cup

Golden Lions appoint new president

2018-09-18 06:30

Following the resignation of former Golden Lions Rugby Union president Kevin de Klerk, Neville Jardine has been appointed as the new president.


3 Boks to face Namibia for Blue Bulls Presidents XV

2018-09-17 17:10

Trevor Nyakane, Marco van Staden and Embrose Papier will all be in action in Windhoek on Saturday against Namibia in a friendly match at the Hage Geingob Stadium.

Rugby Championship

Boks jump 2 spots in World Rugby rankings

2018-09-17 13:07

The Springboks have moved up two places to No 5 on the official World Rugby rankings after their upset win over the All Blacks.

Rugby Championship

NO repercussions for old SA flag waver in Wellington

2018-09-17 10:56

A former South African flag linked with white supremacy was confiscated at the Westpac Stadium, but there'll be no repercussions for the flag's owner.

Currie Cup

Dobson: New Currie Cup format remains 'frustrating'

2018-09-17 09:22

Western Province coach John Dobson has opened up on the frustrations that come with the new, shortened Currie Cup format.

Currie Cup

WRAP: Currie Cup - Week 5

2018-09-15 19:05

A comprehensive wrap of all of the weekend's Currie Cup action, with results and match reports.

Rugby Championship

Soul-searching as Wallabies ranking hits new low

2018-09-17 07:18

The Wallabies will slump to their lowest world ranking ever Monday, sparking soul-searching about what can be done with a troubled team.


Still no PRO14 win for SA teams as Ulster down Kings

2018-09-16 16:12

Ulster have beaten the Southern Kings in a PRO14 encounter in Port Elizabeth, turning in an impressive display to claim a vital away victory.

Rugby Championship

All Black players, coach at loggerheads over drop goal decision

2018-09-16 11:04

The All Blacks players and coach were at loggerheads as they debated whether they should have attempted a drop goal in dying minutes in the loss to the Springboks.

Rugby Championship

Handré and Elton complete each other

2018-09-16 05:51

The Springboks’ upset win over the peerless All Blacks in Wellington went a long way towards settling a debate that has vexed rugby-minded South Africans.


Cheetahs woes continue with heavy home defeat

2018-09-15 21:34

The Cheetahs were badly beaten by the Glasgow Warriors in their PRO14 clash in Bloemfontein.

Currie Cup

Griquas thump woeful Free State

2018-09-15 18:58

Griquas produced a strong second half display to beat the Free State Cheetahs in their Currie Cup encounter in Kimberley.

Rugby Championship

Bok ratings: Pieter-Steph’s tears told it all

2018-09-15 16:00

Rob Houwing’s Springbok ratings from the Cake Tin genuinely reflect a bunch of heroes in their jolting upset of the All Blacks …

Rugby Championship

Kolisi lauds Springboks’ courage and belief

2018-09-15 14:43

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi has lauded the self-belief and courage of the team after the South Africans scored an epic victory over the All Blacks in Wellington.

Rugby Championship

WATCH: All Blacks, Springboks arrive for Wellington showdown

2018-09-15 08:29

The All Blacks and Springboks have arrived at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington for their eagerly awaited Rugby Championship Test.


Gloucester see off Bristol to stay unbeaten

2018-09-15 08:20

Gloucester have maintained their unbeaten start to the English Premiership season after coming from behind to beat west country rivals Bristol at Kingsholm.

Super Rugby

Treu submits lengthy list of Stormers grievances

2018-09-14 15:25

The WP Rugby Union has reportedly appointed an independent investigator to probe the management issue relating to Stormers assistant coach Paul Treu.

Currie Cup

Late changes to Free State's Currie Cup line-up

2018-09-14 13:30

Free State Cheetahs coach Daan Human has been forced to make late changes to his team ahead of their Currie Cup clash against Griquas.


Love 2 Meet

Following the win over the All Blacks in Wellington, Springbok supporters will be counting down the days until the return fixture at Loftus on October 6. How do you see that match ending?

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