Former skipper Whiteley gets behind Boks, Kolisi

2019-08-22 09:20

Former Springbok captain Warren Whiteley has backed Siya Kolisi to skipper the national side at the 2019 World Cup in Japan.


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All Blacks stars snub shot at Olympic sevens glory

2019-08-22 06:37

New Zealand Rugby has revealed that no current All Blacks will represent their country in sevens at next year's Tokyo Olympics.


RWC 2019 | All 20 squads for Japan

2019-08-19 18:30

All 20 squads for the 2019 Rugby World Cup to be played in Japan from September 20 to November 2.

Currie Cup

WP bank on Bok injection for crucial Cheetahs clash

2019-08-21 13:08

Junior Springbok centre Rikus Pretorius will make his Western Province debut in the final league round Currie Cup encounter against the Free State Cheetahs.


Boks: Japan Test could be Kolbe wing-swap ‘trial’

2019-08-21 12:27

The tantalising possibility of Messrs Kolbe and Nkosi operating in the same Bok line-up could be put to the test against Japan shortly, suggests Rob Houwing.


Coetzee on shattered World Cup dream: Time will heal wounds

2019-08-21 07:14

Springbok Marcell Coetzee has opened up on the news that injury has ruled him out of the mix for the 2019 World Cup in Japan.

Currie Cup

Willemse to start at flyhalf against Cheetahs?

2019-08-20 21:34

Western Province could deploy Damian Willemse at flyhalf for the must-win Currie Cup clash with the Free State Cheetahs at Free State Stadium.


RWC: The threat Boks could go ‘stale’

2019-08-20 16:53

Getting the huge NZ tussle out of the way so quickly could have certain perils for the Springboks at the World Cup, as Rob Houwing explains


Bok squad riddle: Is it Kwagga v Rynhardt now?

2019-08-20 14:00

Rob Houwing wonders whether it has come down to a shootout between loosies Kwagga Smith and Rynhardt Elstadt for one Springbok ticket to RWC 2019.


32 Boks in camp: Which player faces World Cup chop?

2019-08-20 11:00

There are 32 players remaining in the Springbok squad for a four-day World Cup training camp in Bloemfontein. Which player will get the chop?


Japan's Yamada eyes World Cup spot with French club stint

2019-08-20 10:56

Japan wing Akihito Yamada is still targeting a spot in his country's Rugby World Cup squad after joining French club Lyon on-loan.

Currie Cup

Sharks coach chuffed with young guns after win over Lions

2019-08-19 19:28

Sharks coach Sean Everitt is proud of his charges following their 30-28 win over the Golden Lions in Johannesburg.


Veteran Parra not 'bitter' after France World Cup omission

2019-08-19 17:25

Experienced scrumhalf Morgan Parra said on Monday he is not "bitter" about being left out of France's squad for this year's Rugby World Cup.


Boks: The rising importance of Frans Steyn

2019-08-19 12:22

There may still be those questioning whether he should go at all … but Rob Houwing takes the totally opposite view of Frans Steyn’s RWC worth.


Rassie will take 3 scrumhalves to World Cup

2019-08-19 08:47

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus will pick three specialist scrumhalves in his Rugby World Cup squad, a report indicates.


Mallett: Boks fortunate to escape with win

2019-08-19 06:56

Former national coach Nick Mallett says the Springboks were "fortunate" to escape with a victory over Argentina in Pretoria.


Pretoria Test: Have these five Boks blown it?

2019-08-18 19:30

Five Springboks who started at Loftus on Saturday seem at especially high risk now of missing the cut for the World Cup squad, writes Rob Houwing.


Welsh star Halfpenny's legs were 'killing' him prior to taking penalty

2019-08-18 14:24

Leigh Halfpenny admitted his legs were "killing" him as he stepped up to take the penalty that sealed Wales's 13-6 win over England.


Erasmus hails 'wonderful' Kolisi

2019-08-18 12:13

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus was ecstatic with captain Siya Kolisi's return to the green and gold against Argentina on Saturday.


Cheika hurting as he mulls Wallabies' World Cup squad

2019-08-18 08:07

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika admitted on Sunday he was hurting after watching the All Blacks crush his Bledisloe Cup dream.


Injured Springbok Dyantyi likely to miss World Cup

2019-08-17 22:23

2018 World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year Aphiwe Dyantyi is set to miss the Rugby World Cup in Japan due to injury.


Gatland pleased with Welsh character more than ranking

2019-08-17 20:46

Wales top the world rugby rankings for the first time in their history but coach Warren Gatland is more pleased with the team's character.


Disappointed Cheika tells Wallabies to 'suck it up' and move on

2019-08-17 15:13

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika insists their 36-0 thrashing at the hands of the All Blacks has not derailed their World Cup preparations.


Fortress Eden Park: the All Blacks by the numbers

2019-08-17 14:39

The All Blacks' impressive 36-0 victory over the Wallabies added to a phenomenal list of statistics at Eden Park.


Brits backs 'amazing' Scarra ahead of Bok debut

2019-08-17 08:30

Springbok captain Schalk Brits believes that debutant Scarra Ntubeni will impress in South Africa's 'Farewell Test' against Argentina.


Brits on Bok captaincy: My wildest dream has come true

2019-08-16 15:21

Schalk Brits described the Springbok captaincy as his wildest dream come true, as he will be leading out against Argentina at Loftus Versfeld.


Kings take home matches back to Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium

2019-08-16 13:01

Rugby will be back at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium when the Southern Kings kick off their PRO14 campaign next month.


Loftus Boks: Jesse, others target 'first XV'

2019-08-16 11:38

Certain of Saturday’s starting, ‘next tier down’ Springboks have chances to push harder for first-choice status at the World Cup, says Rob Houwing.


'Old Blacks' | Aussies poke fun at 'ageing' New Zealand

2019-08-16 07:17

Former Wallaby Peter FitzSimons mocked the All Blacks as "old and slow" just days after a Sydney tabloid labelled them "senior citizens".


How humble Hong Kong Sevens shaped world rugby

2019-08-21 22:46

As Japan gears up to host Asia's first Rugby World Cup, they might give a nod of thanks in the direction of continental neighbours Hong Kong for helping to make it all possible.


Rassie's win record blossoming at good time

2019-08-21 15:32

Almost undetected, Rassie Erasmus is sneaking up the ladder for win percentages by Springbok coaches and with more gains likely soon, writes Rob Houwing.


Scotland make mass changes for France rematch

2019-08-21 13:25

Stuart Hogg is the only player to be reselected in the starting Scotland side as several experienced campaigners return for Saturday’s rematch against France at Murrayfield.

Currie Cup

WP: Cheetahs clash a Currie Cup 'quarter-final'

2019-08-21 12:25

Western Province assistant coach Norman Laker has likened the Currie Cup clash with the Free State Cheetahs to a veritable quarter-final.


Horan urges Wallabies to relax 'Giteau Law'

2019-08-21 07:31

Former Australia centre Tim Horan believes the Wallabies should relax the 'Giteau Law' in Rugby World Cup years in order to enhance their squad.


Jantjies says Boks have 'right system' ahead of RWC

2019-08-20 19:22

Springbok flyhalf Elton Jantjies revealed that the side have developed the "right systems" in order to be successful at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.


France make 4 changes for Scotland re-match

2019-08-20 13:26

France have made four changes for their second Rugby World Cup warm-up match against Scotland in Edinburgh.


World Rugby's No 1 ranking beckons for Ireland

2019-08-20 12:57

Ireland will jump to the top of the World Rugby rankings if they beat England in their Rugby World Cup warm-up clash at Twickenham.


Bulls flank at peace with likely World Cup omission

2019-08-20 07:10

Blue Bulls and Springbok flank Marco van Staden says he is content about the likelihood of not going to the Rugby World Cup.


The 7 Bloem Boks in danger of World Cup chop

2019-08-19 16:40

As a 36-man Springbok camp takes place in Bloemfontein this week, coach Rassie Erasmus must decide which players to cut.


Italy coach: We can beat Boks at 2019 World Cup

2019-08-19 11:05

Italian coach Conor O'Shea has laid down warning to the Springboks, saying his side can cause an upset when the sides meet at the 2019 World Cup.

Currie Cup

Bok trio a boost for struggling WP

2019-08-19 10:04

Springboks Dillyn Leyds, Wilco Louw and Scarra Ntubeni have been released to join WP ahead of their clash with Free State.


All Blacks to name RWC squad on August 28

2019-08-18 20:24

Deliverance day for All Blacks' 2019 Rugby World Cup aspirations will be on Wednesday, August 28.


Rieko Ioane released by All Blacks

2019-08-18 21:18

Under pressure wing Rieko Ioane is one of nine players released by the All Blacks for the third round of the Mitre 10 Cup.


SA Schools performances bode well for the future

2019-08-18 14:10

The development and progress showed by the players in the SA Schools and SA Schools A squads in the SA recent International Series bodes well for the future.


As it happened | Golden Lions v Sharks

2019-08-18 15:53

LIVE coverage of the Currie Cup encounter between the Golden Lions and the Sharks from Johannesburg.


37 Boks leaving for Bloem camp, where 6 will be cut

2019-08-17 21:29

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus said he would take a group of 37 players to Bloemfontein on Sunday before finalising his World Cup squad.


Below par Boks grind out Pumas win in Farewell Test

2019-08-17 19:08

It was far from clinical, but the Springboks secured a win over Argentina at Loftus on Saturday in their final home Test before the 2019 World Cup.


As it happened: Springboks 24-18 Argentina

2019-08-17 16:40

LIVE scoring on the Test between South Africa and Argentina from Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria.

Currie Cup

Griquas proud to reach first Currie Cup semi-final since 1998

2019-08-17 08:31

Captain George Whitehead starred as Griquas became the first qualifiers for this year's Currie Cup semi-finals by defeating Western Province.


Kenyan rugby players jailed 15 years for gang rape

2019-08-16 17:34

A Kenyan court sentenced two rugby players to 15 years in prison for the gang rape of a female singer at a birthday party last year.

Currie Cup

Lions pick former Junior Bok in midfield for Sharks clash

2019-08-16 13:23

Golden Lions coach Ivan van Rooyen has named his team for their Currie Cup clash against the Sharks at Ellis Park.


SA Women brace for winner-takes-all 2021 World Cup qualifier

2019-08-16 13:35

Springbok Women’s coach Stanley Raubenheimer has named his side for their winner-takes-all 2021 World Cup qualifying match against Kenya.


Rassie passes transformation test - SA Rugby president

2019-08-16 11:38

SA Rugby president Mark Alexander has given the assurance that there will no political interference when Rassie Erasmus selects his RWC squad.


All Blacks skipper 'prickly' on eve of crunch Wallabies Test

2019-08-16 10:14

All Blacks captain Kieran Read warned he's in a "prickly" mood as he demanded an improvement in discipline and defence for the Bledisloe Cup decider against Australia.


Women to get gender-neutral Rugby World Cup from 2021

2019-08-21 13:27

The Women's Rugby World Cup in 2017 will be the last of that title with World Rugby announcing they are adopting a policy of gender neutrality for their tournaments.

Currie Cup

Bulls turn to Bok duo for do-or-die Currie Cup clash

2019-08-21 12:41

Springbok prop Lizo Gqoboka will return to the Blue Bulls this weekend when they face the Sharks in their final Currie Cup clash.


New Springbok Monopoly game hits the shelves

2019-08-21 12:03

As South Africa’s excitement starts to build for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, the first ever range of Springbok board and card games will be hitting stores.


Gabrillagues's RWC hopes in balance after 6 week ban

2019-08-20 19:20

French forward Paul Gabrillagues's World Cup hopes were in the balance after he was banned for six weeks for a tackle on Scotland flanker John Barclay.

Currie Cup

Springbok-boosted WP no issue for Cheetahs

2019-08-20 14:36

The Free State Cheetahs are ready for the challenge of facing a bolstered WP in their Currie Cup encounter in Bloemfontein.


France add Racing 92's Vakatawa to RWC squad

2019-08-20 12:45

France have called up Racing 92 centre Virimi Vakatawa to their Rugby World Cup squad in place of Geoffrey Doumayrou.

Super Rugby

Brumbies sign Pocock replacement from Waratahs

2019-08-20 11:45

The Brumbies have announced that Will Miller will join the club from the Waratahs after signing a two-year contract with the franchise.


Blood and sport: The samurai slashing that brought rugby to Japan

2019-08-20 07:44

When 70 000 fans cram into Japan's Yokohama stadium for the Rugby World Cup final, few will be aware of the area's rich rugby history.


Bok squad: How Bulls mate may 'rob' Gqoboka

2019-08-19 20:33

Inadvertently, franchise ally Trevor Nyakane could be the key blockage to Lizo Gqoboka's selection for the Springbok RWC squad, writes Rob Houwing.


Ankle surgery rules Coetzee out of World Cup

2019-08-19 17:15

Springbok management has confirmed that looseforward Marcell Coetzee will undergo surgery to an injured ankle and will miss the Rugby World Cup.


Boks move past England in rankings

2019-08-19 14:08

The Springboks have moved past England into fourth spot on the official World Rugby rankings.


All Blacks coach puzzled after losing No 1 ranking

2019-08-19 10:55

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen is puzzled that they are set to lose their No 1 spot in the World Rugby rankings.


5 talking points: Springboks v Argentina

2019-08-19 07:40

Herman Mostert highlights FIVE talking points following South Africa's 23-18 win over Argentina at Loftus Versfeld.


36-player Bok squad gathers in Bloem for RWC camp

2019-08-18 20:35

A Springbok training squad of 36 players has assembled in Bloemfontein for a four-day Rugby World Cup camp ahead of the global tournament in Japan.

Currie Cup

Currie Cup going down to the wire … again

2019-08-18 16:43

The Currie Cup Premier Division is going down to the wire yet again and with only one round of the league phase left.


Italy squad to face Boks at World Cup named

2019-08-18 12:46

Italy head coach Conor O’Shea has announced his 31-man squad for their upcoming Rugby World Cup campaign.


Rampant France sink Scotland in World Cup warm-up

2019-08-18 09:01

Veteran fullback Maxime Medard scored twice as France hammered Scotland 32-3 in their first Rugby World Cup warm-up Test in Nice on Saturday.


Rassie: It's nice to learn when you're winning

2019-08-18 07:50

Rassie Erasmus believes that his 2019 Springbok squad continued on a trajectory of progress following a 24-18 victory over Argentina on Saturday.


Bok ratings: Big ‘thank you’ to Nkosi!

2019-08-17 21:12

Rob Houwing’s Bok report card at Loftus, where S’bu Nkosi was runaway recipient of the player-of-the-match laurel.

Currie Cup

Cheetahs edge Pumas in 11-try Nelspruit thriller

2019-08-17 15:43

The Free State Cheetahs moved up to 2nd on the Currie Cup log with a comfortable bonus point win over the Pumas in Nelspruit on Saturday.

Top Stories

As it happened: Pumas 37-43 Free State Cheetahs

2019-08-17 13:56

LIVE scoring on the Currie Cup encounter between the Pumas and Free State Cheetahs at Mbombela Stadium.


All Blacks demolish Wallabies to retain Bledisloe Cup

2019-08-17 11:27

The All Blacks have retained the Bledisloe Cup after annihilating the Wallabies at Eden Park.


As it happened | Griquas v Western Province

2019-08-16 18:55

Recap all the scoring from the Currie Cup encounter between the Griquas and Western Province at the Tafel Lager Park in Kimberley.

Currie Cup

Dobson wary of 'more structured' Griquas

2019-08-16 13:01

WP coach John Dobson has warned his side that the Griquas are a much-improved outfit ahead of their Currie Cup clash in Kimberley.


PICTURE: Match officials' kit unveiled for Rugby World Cup

2019-08-16 10:48

With just five weeks to go, World Rugby has unveiled the match officials’ kit for 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.


Marcelo Bosch chats to Sport24

2019-08-16 07:46

In an exclusive interview, former Pumas centre Marcelo Bosch talks about the healthy state of Springbok rugby and previews the Loftus Test.


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