Lions can clean slate … and make history

2018-07-16 18:30

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


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Super Rugby

Lions brace for 'dangerous' Jaguares

2018-07-16 14:02

The Lions host the Jaguares in the Super Rugby quarter-finals this weekend knowing that they are up against a dangerous side.

Super Rugby

Wakefield denies Newlands used to cover WP's debt

2018-07-16 13:02

WP president Thelo Wakefield has denied reports that Newlands has been used as security for the union’s outstanding debts.

Super Rugby

Quirk, Timu banned for 2 weeks after citings

2018-07-16 09:42

Sunwolves forward Ed Quirk and Reds backrower Caleb Timu were both suspended for two weeks by Super Rugby's governing body over separate incidents.


Flush-out session as Blitzboks arrive in San Francisco.

2018-07-16 11:22

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.

Super Rugby

5 talking points: Super Rugby Week 19

2018-07-16 08:24

Herman Mostert highlights FIVE talking points after Round 19 of the 2018 Super Rugby competition.


Last-minute drop-goal seals SS Rugby Challenge for Pumas

2018-07-15 20:13

It took a drop goal in injury time of the final of the SuperSport Rugby Challenge to seal the title for the Pumas.


Samoa seal RWC spot with win in Germany

2018-07-15 06:29

Samoa became the 18th country to qualify for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan after a play-off second-leg victory over Germany.

Super Rugby

CONFIRMED: 2018 Super Rugby quarter-finals

2018-07-15 06:00

The quarter-finalists for the 2018 edition of Super Rugby have been confirmed following the completion of the round robin stages.

Super Rugby

Lions down Bulls, set up Jaguares QF

2018-07-14 17:01

The Lions have secured 2nd place on the Super Rugby overall log after beating the Bulls in Johannesburg on Saturday.

Super Rugby

Crusaders ominous in destroying Blues

2018-07-14 11:24

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.

Super Rugby

SBW joins Drake's In My Feelings dance craze

2018-07-14 10:12

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 duo out of Sevens World Cup squad

2018-07-13 15:00

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.

Super Rugby

Hurricanes shock Twitter with 'crap' post

2018-07-13 11:31

The Hurricanes Twitter page dished up a shocking post during Friday's Super Rugby clash against the Chiefs.


WP, Sharks to contest Craven Week 'final'

2018-07-13 09:51

Western Province and the Sharks will contest the unofficial final of the 2018 Craven Week in Paarl.

Rugby Championship

Peyper SA's sole Rugby Championship referee

2018-07-13 08:00

Angus Gardner of Australia will referee two of the Springboks’ six Tests during the Rugby Championship.

Super Rugby

Jaguares chop and change for Sharks

2018-07-12 14:38

The Jaguares have made wholesale changes to their starting line-up for their clash against the Sharks at Kings Park.


Ankle strain puts Nkosi in doubt for Rugby Championship

2018-07-12 11:01

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.

Super Rugby

Rebels make forced positional changes for Highlanders

2018-07-12 10:47

Rebels head coach Dave Wessels has made four changes to his starting line-up to take on the Highlanders in Dunedin.

Super Rugby

McKellar tweaks Brumbies for playoff 'Hail Mary'

2018-07-12 09:19

Brumbies head coach Dan McKellar has made two changes to his starting XV for the trip to Sydney to tackle the Waratahs.

Super Rugby

Crusaders change 6 for Blues, but still look strong

2018-07-12 08:39

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.


Dangerous Irish loom for Blitzboks at RWC Sevens

2018-07-11 13:31

The Blitzboks are wary of a potential clash against Ireland in their opening match at the Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco.

Super Rugby

Sharks confident Dan du Preez will be ready

2018-07-11 12:34

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.

Super Rugby

Cronje extends Lions stay

2018-07-11 08:08

Lions scrumhalf Ross Cronje has signed a contract extension with the Johannesburg-based outfit.

Super Rugby

Reds make 2 changes for Sunwolves

2018-07-11 10:40

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.


Bok prop to leave Leicester

2018-07-10 18:31

Springbok tighthead prop Pat Cilliers has agreed a move to London Irish for the 2018/19 season

Super Rugby

White: SA rugby needs to value its traditions

2018-07-10 14:47

Former Springbok coach Jake White says South African rugby needs to show a greater appreciation for its traditional values.


WP vice-president cleared of racism

2018-07-10 12:40

Western Province Rugby Football Union vice-president Gerald Njengele has been cleared of all charges of racism following an appeal.


Div thanks fans as Zimbabwe face RWC 2019 misery

2018-07-10 11:56

Zimbabwe coach Peter de Villiers has thanked fans for their messages of support over the past two weeks.

Super Rugby

Pollard injury scare for Bulls

2018-07-10 09:25

Springbok flyhalf Handre Pollard is an injury concern for the Bulls as they prepare to face the Lions.

Super Rugby

We had luck for once - Fleck

2018-07-09 18:00

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.


Goosen: I was sad, lost in Paris

2018-07-09 13:11

Former Springbok utility back Johan Goosen admits he regrets the manner in which he left French club Racing 92.

Super Rugby

Neck scare for Sharks' Du Preez

2018-07-09 11:10

The Sharks are fretting over the availability of loose forward Dan du Preez ahead of their must-win clash against the Jaguares.

Super Rugby

Newlands used as security for WPRU’s debt?

2018-07-09 09:45

It is believed that Newlands has been used as security for the Western Province Rugby Union’s outstanding debts.

Super Rugby

Sharks: We can beat Crusaders in Christchurch

2018-07-16 13:23

Sharks coach Robert du Preez is backing his side to get the job done in Saturday's Super Rugby quarter-final against the Crusaders.

Super Rugby

Lions can dominate playoffs - Mitchell

2018-07-16 13:50

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.

Super Rugby

Super Rugby: Weekend teams

2018-07-16 08:00

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

Super Rugby

Blues give Umaga more backup

2018-07-16 10:23

The Blues have provided under-fire head coach Tana Umaga with more support after appointing the experienced Tom Coventry as his assistant.

Super Rugby

Barrett, Savea re-commit to Hurricanes, All Blacks

2018-07-16 08:38

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.

Super Rugby

Chiefs centre hit with 6-week ban for dangerous tackle

2018-07-15 13:02

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.


SuperSport Rugby Challenge already needs a rethink

2018-07-15 06:05

Simnikiwe Xabanisa asks why only 10 players of colour will contest the SuperSport Rugby Challenge final between Griquas and the Pumas.

Super Rugby

Sharks edge Jaguares, book playoff date with Crusaders

2018-07-14 18:56

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.


Undefeated WP cream of the crop at Craven Week

2018-07-14 16:09

Western Province have emereged as the ultimate winners at the end of the 2018 Craven Week following a comanding win against the Sharks.

Super Rugby

Brumbies open the door for Lions with Waratahs win

2018-07-14 13:36

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.

Super Rugby

Hurricanes express regret for tweeting disgust

2018-07-14 09:42

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.

Super Rugby

Chiefs survive late withdrawals, red to beat Hurricanes

2018-07-13 11:22

The Chiefs overcame three late withdrawals - and a red card - to beat the Hurricanes in their all-New Zealand Super Rugby clash in Hamilton.


Griquas' team bus stoned by angry protesters

2018-07-13 09:35

The Griquas rugby team's bus was stoned as they attempted to leave Kimberley for the SuperSport Rugby Challenge final in Oudtshoorn.

Super Rugby

Mitchell positive he can bring success to Bulls

2018-07-12 14:34

Bulls coach John Mitchell remains positive that he has a long-term plan to bring success back to the franchise.

Super Rugby

3 changes to Lions starting XV to face Bulls

2018-07-12 13:33

Lions coach Swys de Bruin has named his team for their trans-Jukskei Super Rugby derby against the Bulls at Ellis Park.

Super Rugby

Sharks get Du Preez boost for make-or-break clash

2018-07-12 10:48

Sharks head coach Robert du Preez has made minimal changes to his side for Saturday's final round of the Super Rugby pool stages.

Super Rugby

Current Super Rugby format rewards mediocrity

2018-07-12 09:07

The Sharks can have no complaints if they fail to reach the 2018 Super Rugby playoffs, writes Lloyd Burnard.


Six teams stand out at Craven Week

2018-07-11 20:43

The Craven Week tournaments continued to deliver top-class action with six teams still unbeaten in Paarl.

Super Rugby

Blues change 1 for Crusaders

2018-07-12 08:51

Blues head coach Tana Umaga has made just one alteration to his starting line-up to take on the Crusaders in Christchurch.

Super Rugby

Ulengo's 'magical' cure sets him on road back to form

2018-07-11 12:25

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.

Super Rugby

Mallett to make long-awaited SuperSport return

2018-07-11 09:30

Former Springbok coach Nick Mallett will make his long-awaited return to the SuperSport studio for this weekend’s Super Rugby action.

Super Rugby

All Blacks lock returns for Chiefs

2018-07-11 10:19

All Black lock Brodie Retallick is back in the Chiefs starting XV for their Super Rugby encounter against the Hurricanes.


LA Coast aims for 2019 Major League Rugby start

2018-07-10 20:13

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 keeps Paarl fans gripped

2018-07-10 17:37

Craven Week and Academy Week kept a passionate crowd gripped in another entertaining day’s action in Paarl.

Super Rugby

Bulls prop eyes big Joburg goodbye

2018-07-10 15:20

Bulls prop Pierre Schoeman is looking forward to this weekend’s Jukskei derby against the Lions at Ellis Park.

Super Rugby

Sharks may face Jaguares second stringers

2018-07-10 12:33

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.

Super Rugby

SA wooden spoon battle set to be decided on final Saturday

2018-07-10 10:45

The battle for the wooden spoon in the South African Conference will be decided in the final weekend of Super Rugby action.

Super Rugby

Van der Westhuizen to ref Lions v Bulls derby

2018-07-10 08:10

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 off to exciting start

2018-07-09 18:02

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.

Super Rugby

Lions' path to playoffs clearer as Bulls cross the Jukskei

2018-07-09 13:11

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.

Super Rugby

WRAP: Super Rugby - Week 19

2018-07-14 18:55

Dates, kick-off times, results and match reports for Round 19 of the 2018 Super Rugby tournament.

Super Rugby

Rebels' Mafi bailed on team-mate assault charge

2018-07-16 12:24

Melbourne Rebels forward Amanaki Mafi has been granted bail after being charged with assaulting team-mate Lopeti Timani.

Super Rugby

Injured Bulls prop sues union for R45 million

2018-07-16 09:17

The Bulls are in hot water with former prop Morne Mellett suing the union, and team doctor Herman Rossouw, for a reported R45 million.

Super Rugby

SANZAAR admits TMO system is not working

2018-07-16 07:54

SANZAAR on Monday acknowledged that its Television Match Official (TMO) system is not working and is in need of urgent attention.

Super Rugby

Rebels forward arrested after 'assault' on team-mate

2018-07-15 12:37

Melbourne Rebels forward Amanaki Mafi was arrested and faces assault charges after an altercation with teammate Lopeti Timani.

Super Rugby

Mallett’s cautious TV comeback

2018-07-14 21:19

Rob Houwing runs the rule over Nick Mallett’s return to SuperSport duty on Saturday following the much-publicised Ashwin Willemse walkout saga.


Samoa qualify for 2019 Rugby World Cup

2018-07-14 19:45

Samoa have qualified for the 2019 Rugby World Cup after beating Germany 42-28 for a second time in their playoff in Heidelberg.


Classy WP take top honours at Academy Week

2018-07-14 15:00

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.

Super Rugby

Highlanders do Sharks favour, beat Rebels in Dunedin

2018-07-14 08:59

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.

Super Rugby

Can Lions rekindle their fading coals?

2018-07-13 15:42

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.

Super Rugby

Reds overpower Sunwolves in 10-try thriller

2018-07-13 13:30

The Reds proved too strong for the Sunwolves in an entertaining Super Rugby clash in Brisbane on Friday.

Super Rugby

Swys: Even Federer loses sometimes!

2018-07-13 10:30

Lions coach Swys de Bruin has tried to explain his side's indifferent results in the 2018 edition of Super Rugby.


High spirits despite bad weather at Craven Week

2018-07-12 19:36

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 butchers Craven Week speech

2018-07-12 13:10

SA Rugby deputy president Francois Davids delivered a cringe-worthy speech at the opening of this year's Craven Week, according to reports.

Super Rugby

Highlanders rest key players for Rebels visit

2018-07-12 09:54

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.

Super Rugby

Hurricanes coach fires parting shot at Super Rugby format

2018-07-12 07:50

Outgoing Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd has added his voice to criticism of Super Rugby's unloved conference system.

Super Rugby

Waratahs unchanged for Brumbies

2018-07-12 09:07

Waratahs head coach Daryl Gibson has named an unchanged line-up to face the Brumbies in Sydney.

Super Rugby

Experience is our ally - Cronje

2018-07-11 17:04

Lions halfback Ross Cronje believes his team’s experience will be a telling factor in the upcoming Vodacom Super Rugby playoff rounds.

Super Rugby

Sharks want to maximise second opportunity

2018-07-11 13:31

The Sharks believe the sniff they still have of Super Rugby silverware is enough to galvanise their quest to make the playoffs.


Blitzbok side selected for RWC Sevens

2018-07-11 11:08

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.


Mpupha to lead SA at RWC Women’s Sevens

2018-07-11 11:28

Zintle Mpupha will captain the Springbok Women's Sevens team at the Rugby World Cup Women's Sevens tournament from July 20-22.

Super Rugby

Hurricanes take no chances for Chiefs trip

2018-07-11 10:44

The Hurricanes have made minimal changes to their starting XV for their New Zealand Super Rugby derby with the Chiefs.

Super Rugby

Willemse: I've reached out to Nick, Naas

2018-07-10 14:47

Former Springbok wing Ashwin Willemse says he’s reached out to fellow SuperSport presenters Nick Mallett and Naas Botha.

Super Rugby

Willemse speaks publicly for first time since SuperSport walkoff

2018-07-10 12:51

Former Springbok wing Ashwin Willemse has spoken publicly for the first time since walking off the SuperSport set in May.

Super Rugby

Hurricanes confident they are back on track

2018-07-10 14:31

Selection considerations are still an important part of the Hurricanes' processes ahead of their final preliminary game against the Chiefs.


New Zealand name World Cup Sevens squads

2018-07-10 11:47

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.

Super Rugby

Brodie Retallick set to return for Chiefs

2018-07-10 08:54

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.


Wales name head coach Gatland’s successor

2018-07-09 14:14

Wayne Pivac will succeed Warren Gatland as Wales head coach, the WRU has confirmed.

Super Rugby

Sharks down, but not daunted by Crusaders clash

2018-07-09 11:59

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.

Super Rugby

Mitchell defends yanking young lock after just 22 minutes

2018-07-09 11:10

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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