WATCH | CJ Stander practices with sheep, turns farm yard into training ground

2020-04-08 08:24

South African-born Irish flank CJ Stander has turned his family farm in George into a training round.

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British & Irish Lions to face All Blacks in 2021 'decider'?

2020-04-08 06:54

British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland has proposed a series "decider" between the All Blacks and his composite team when the coronavirus crisis is over.

Six Nations

French rugby stars 'lucky' to survive coronavirus

2020-04-07 14:20

Former French rugby captain Thierry Dusautoir said that he felt "lucky" after surviving coronavirus infection along with former team-mate Sebastien Chabal.

Super Rugby

WATCH | Crusaders flyhalf explains lockdown breach

2020-04-07 08:41

Crusaders flyhalf Richie Mo'unga has taken to social media to explain a breach in team protocol during the coronavirus lockdown.

Super Rugby

Crusaders players caught breaking lockdown rules

2020-04-06 10:37

Some Crusaders rugby players were caught breaking the lockdown rules when they were spotted training together in Christchurch.


Fiji rugby players arrested for breaching virus isolation

2020-04-05 06:50

Two Fiji rugby players have been arrested for ignoring the nation's coronavirus self-isolation rules, with their "irresponsible behaviour" reported.

Super Rugby

WATCH | Elton Jantjies teaches sons to rap

2020-04-04 10:17

Springbok and Lions flyhalf Elton Jantjies has taken time out of his training regimen to rap to SICKO MODE by Travis Scott featuring Drake.


SA Rugby boss: Returning to play 'critical' for industry

2020-04-03 16:18

The South African rugby 'industry' has taken further steps to prepare a long-term strategy to combat the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Super Rugby

Why Sharks will be better still in 2021

2020-04-03 12:58

Their squad-wide youthfulness should ensure that the Sharks remain highly competitive even if Super Rugby 2020 is consigned to history, writes Rob Houwing.

Super Rugby

'Fizzling' Newlands farewell a concern for Stormers

2020-04-03 06:30

Newlands rugby stadium is not getting the farwell that the Stormers had hoped for with global sport still in lockdown.


Ex-Bok Dalton hits back after assault, racism charge

2020-04-02 10:00

Former Springbok hooker James Dalton, who has been accused of assault and racism, believes there's no credible case against him.

Super Rugby

Coronavirus | Doc Jannie ready to help if duty calls

2020-04-01 19:02

Springbok and Lions prop Jannie du Plessis says he will put on his scrubs if his services as a medical doctor are required during the coronavirus pandemic.

Super Rugby

New Zealand Rugby slashes salaries, fears huge losses

2020-04-01 07:26

New Zealand Rugby announced wage cuts for all staff, warning the coronavirus pandemic could cost it up to NZ$100 million.

British & Irish Lions 2021

Scotland coach Townsend to take 25% pay deferral

2020-03-31 15:18

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend is to take a 25 percent pay deferral in response to the coronavirus outbreak, it was announced.


WATCH | Du Preez brothers take keeping fit to a new level

2020-03-31 11:20

With the English rugby season suspended, South Africa's star Sale Sharks trio - the Du Preez brothers - have taken keeping in shape to a whole new level.


Rugby Australia lays off 75% of staff as huge losses loom

2020-03-31 14:42

Three-quarters of Rugby Australia's staff have been laid off until 1 July as the governing body predicted huge financial losses.


SA's rugby leadership working together to retain teams, jobs

2020-03-28 10:21

The South African rugby 'industry' has come together to navigate the retention of teams and jobs in the face of the threat to the business posed by the coronavirus pandemic.


Kolisi attempts Guinness World Record in lockdown

2020-03-27 18:26

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi will be attempting a Guinness World Record during South Africa's 21-day lockdown amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Super Rugby

Our midway coach rating: Bulls' Pote Human

2020-04-07 13:05

In part two of four on the SA Super Rugby 2020 coaches at fairly close to the halfway point, Rob Houwing runs the rule over Pote Human (Bulls).


Etzebeth 'grateful' to arrive back in SA just before lockdown

2020-04-07 08:21

Star Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth is "grateful" to his French club Toulon for allowing him to return home during the coronavirus pandemic.

Super Rugby

Our midway coach rating: Lions’ Ivan van Rooyen

2020-04-06 18:49

In part one of four on the SA Super Rugby 2020 coaches at fairly close to the halfway point, Rob Houwing runs the rule over Ivan van Rooyen (Lions).

Currie Cup

Covid-19 to see Currie Cup regain gravitas?

2020-04-06 13:02

In his latest Rucking with Rob newsletter, Rob Houwing sees a shining light for the Currie Cup amidst the coronavirus pandemic.


Rennie future now in doubt as Aussie crisis rages on - report

2020-04-06 09:34

Wallabies coach Dave Rennie will reportedly consider his future if Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle is ousted from her position as CEO.


TOO FUNNY | Hilarious descriptions of rugby players by position

2020-04-04 10:39

They're funny - and pretty darn accurate if we must say so ourselves! Origin unknown, but enjoy these descriptions of rugby's positions 1 to 15.


SA Rugby conducting online coaching clinics during coronavirus lockdown

2020-04-03 13:36

With world rugby still temporarily shut down as a result of the coronavirus crisis, SA Rugby has started conducting online coaching clinics.


Springbok lock's parents stranded in Japan

2020-04-02 17:38

Springbok lock Jason Jenkins' parents have been left stranded in Japan due to South Africa’s 21-day coronavirus lockdown.


World Rugby to decide on July Tests at 'end-April'

2020-04-02 13:13

World Rugby will not decide on whether Test matches in July will go ahead before the end of April, it has been confirmed.

British & Irish Lions 2021

Eddie Jones agrees new England contract until 2023 RWC

2020-04-02 10:13

England coach Eddie Jones has agreed a contract extension which will see him continue his role until the end of the 2023 Rugby World Cup.


Advice to Cheslin: Lions above Olympics!

2020-04-01 15:47

Only getting one crack at the Lions in 2021 should tilt Cheslin Kolbe’s clashing-dates quandary away from Olympics participation, an expert tells Rob Houwing.

Super Rugby

Kiwi rugby stars share lockdown tips in new show

2020-04-01 06:55

In a new show, New Zealand's top rugby players will share homemade videos on how they are coping during Covid-19 lockdown.

Super Rugby

The Super Rugby side we (mercifully) won't see again

2020-03-30 14:28

Perhaps appropriately, the Sunwolves are highly likely to have ended already their inglorious participation in Super Rugby, writes Rob Houwing.


PICTURES | Backs with beards - who wore it best?

2020-03-30 09:44

Facial hair is no longer reserved for just the forwards ... backline players are sporting some impressive grooming too!


Gerber played golf with 1981 Springbok legends days before coronavirus test

2020-03-29 10:52

There are fears over the health of several members of the 1981 Springbok team who attending a golf day with former team-mate Danie Gerber.

British & Irish Lions 2021

Jones tells public to follow 'head coach' Boris Johnson's advice

2020-03-27 20:52

Eddie Jones has sent a video message, calling for a group effort to tackle a coronavirus crisis where Boris Johnson is Britain's "head coach".


Cheetahs announce contract extensions of 6 key players

2020-04-07 09:07

The Cheetahs have announced six contract extensions as the PRO14 continues to be suspended in the midst of the coronavirus crisis.

Super Rugby

NZ Rugby criticises Crusaders players for lockdown breach

2020-04-07 06:38

New Zealand Rugby condemned several Canterbury Crusaders players Tuesday who were caught flouting strict lockdown rules by training together at a Christchurch park.


French rugby boss proposes annual Club World Cup

2020-04-07 06:45

French Rugby Federation president Bernard Laporte has reportedly developed plans for a six-week global club competition to be held annually.


20 quickfire questions with ... Butch James

2020-04-06 10:13

Sport24 and Laureus Sport for Good South Africa have teamed up during the lockdown and asked their ambassadors to answer 20 quickfire questions.


Cheetahs fullback: Getting married is the highlight of my life

2020-04-04 11:26

Cheetahs fullback Craig Barry tied the knot with his long-term girlfriend, Genna, days prior to the ongoing 21-day South Africa lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Rugby Australia moving to dump CEO Castle - reports

2020-04-04 07:55

Rugby Australia's chief executive Raelene Castle could be sacked within days with former Wallabies captain Phil Kearns lined up to replace her.


Irish rugby star McLaughlin in front row of coronavirus battle

2020-04-03 13:59

Ireland rugby international Claire McLaughlin says all the study she did training to be a doctor has not prepared her for the challenges presented by coronavirus.

British & Irish Lions 2021

'Unfinished project' sees Jones stay with England until 2023 World Cup

2020-04-02 16:26

Eddie Jones said "the project hasn't been finished yet" as it was announced he would remain England's head coach until the 2023 World Cup in France.

Super Rugby

Flip backs Jake to turn Bulls fortunes around

2020-04-02 08:22

Flip van der Merwe, former Springbok and Bulls lock, believes Jake White is the right man to take over the beleaguered Pretoria-franchise.


Walking 'the tip of the iceberg' for Fatialofa after spinal injury

2020-04-01 20:43

Worcester lock Michael Fatialofa says his ability to walk again is "just the tip of the iceberg" as he battles back from a horrific spinal injury suffered.

Super Rugby

Change coming at Loftus, but it's the same old Jake

2020-04-02 07:30

The Bulls can expect significant change when Jake White gets stuck in at Loftus, but in many ways, he has stayed exactly the same. Lloyd Burnard.

Super Rugby

Why Jake has mountain to climb at Loftus

2020-03-31 14:00

Rob Houwing warns that the lack of stellar names on the Bulls’ current books makes Jake White’s task in Pretoria one less than assured of success.


Coronavirus | Springbok stars left stranded in Japan

2020-03-30 08:28

A host of South African rugby stars remain stranded in Japan after their flights back home were cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic sweeping the world.


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After 6 weeks of Super Rugby action, which South African team appears most likely to challenge for overall honours?

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