Lood looks right stuff as Bulls skipper

2019-02-18 16:57

Rob Houwing was suitably impressed by Lood de Jager’s first showing as Bulls captain in Super Rugby on Saturday.


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Super Rugby

Squire the latest to leave NZ shores post-RWC

2019-02-18 14:44

All Blacks and Highlanders back-rower Liam Squire has announced he will leave New Zealand at the end of the 2019 season, to take up a two-year contract in Japan.


SA Rugby: Caster is unfairly targeted

2019-02-18 10:00

SA Rugby has thrown its weight behind Caster Semenya ahead of the hearing on proposed rules that would force her to lower her testosterone levels.

Super Rugby

Fleck making no excuses for Stormers 'off day'

2019-02-18 08:28

Stormers coach Robbie Fleck has put his side's humiliating defeat to the Bulls on Saturday down to an 'off day'.

Super Rugby

Lions' early message: We're sticking around!

2019-02-17 20:31

If the Lions are in transition, it already seems a healthy exercise based on their jinx-ending heroism in Buenos Aires, writes Rob Houwing.


Toulon boss hits out at Savea in extraordinary DNA rant

2019-02-17 18:28

Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal singled out ex-All Black Julian Savea following the club's latest defeat, saying he "was no longer welcome".

Super Rugby

Hat-trick hero Schoeman ends Lions Argentina hoodoo

2019-02-17 07:07

Marnus Schoeman was the unlikely hero as visitors the Lions buried a Super Rugby jinx by defeating the Jaguares in Argentina for the first time.

Six Nations

Coach confident Wales' Biggar will be fit for England

2019-02-16 22:48

Northampton coach Chris Boyd is optimistic Wales' Dan Biggar will be fit to face England in the Six Nations next weekend.

Super Rugby

Traffic chaos delays Bulls v Stormers kick-off

2019-02-16 16:52

The South African Super Rugby derby between the Bulls and Stormers has been delayed due to an accident on the N1.

Super Rugby

As it happened: Waratahs 19-20 Hurricanes

2019-02-16 10:36

Live scoring and commentary from the Super Rugby clash between the Waratahs and the Hurricanes in Sydney.

Super Rugby

As it happened: Blues 22-24 Crusaders

2019-02-16 08:23

Live scoring and commentary from the Super Rugby clash between the Blues and Crusaders in Auckland.

Top Stories

As it happened: Munster v Southern Kings

2019-02-15 21:25

Recap all the action from the PRO14 encounter between Munster and the Southern Kings at the Irish Independent Park in Cork.

Super Rugby

Super Rugby coaches face Bok balancing act

2019-02-15 12:56

The balancing act between prioritising the Springboks and getting results is a real challenge for Super Rugby coaches in 2019.

Super Rugby

Rebels get the better of Brumbies in Canberra

2019-02-15 12:28

The Melbourne Rebels have started their 2019 Super Rugby campaign on a high note by beating the Brumbies in Canberra.

Super Rugby

Fleck not fighting for his future in 2019

2019-02-15 09:09

It is safe to say that Stormers coach Robbie Fleck has copped his fair share of criticism since taking the reins ahead of the 2016 Super Rugby season.

Super Rugby

Bulls coach: North-South derby will 'never change'

2019-02-14 20:53

The Bulls, under a new Super Rugby coach and with a new-look side, have one of the biggest games of their 2019 season first-up on Saturday.

Super Rugby

Nel, Fourie to debut for Stormers at Loftus

2019-02-14 14:27

Centre Ruhan Nel and prop Corne Fourie are both set to make their Stormers debut in the clash against the Bulls in Pretoria.

Super Rugby

'Brutal' derbies beckon as Super Rugby becomes RWC trial

2019-02-14 14:19

Springbok lock Lood de Jager expects "more brutal than usual" clashes to be at the core of the 2019 Super Rugby season.

Super Rugby

No top WP Rugby jobs for Treu, Div

2019-02-14 11:00

WP Rugby has no plans to get rid of Gert Smal as director of rugby, while proposed top jobs for Paul Treu and Peter de Villiers also appear unlikely.

Super Rugby

Bet on it ... A New Zealand side will win Super Rugby in 2019!

2019-02-14 10:00

New Zealand sides will once again dominate this year's Super Rugby tournament, if bookmakers are to be believed...

Super Rugby

Sunwolves face Super Rugby crunch as RWC looms

2019-02-14 08:45

Japan's Sunwolves take a woeful track record into their fourth Super Rugby season with the growing threat of extinction hanging over the Tokyo-based franchise.

Super Rugby

Brumbies coach McKellar signs contract extension

2019-02-14 08:11

Brumbies coach Dan McKellar has signed a two-year extension to his contract, becoming third Australian Super Rugby coach to re-commit this season.

Six Nations

France refuse to ring Six Nations changes

2019-02-13 18:10

France coach Jacques Brunel has stayed loyal to the same squad of players for the Six Nations clash with Scotland despite two defeats in a row.

Super Rugby

S15 to prove SA's rich flyhalf stock: expert

2019-02-13 14:25

Kicking and broad flyhalf-play guru Vlok Cilliers outlines to Rob Houwing his expectations of some of the country’s premier No 10s in Super Rugby 2019.

Super Rugby

Peyper to ref Bulls v Stormers derby

2019-02-13 10:45

South African referee Jaco Peyper will be in charge of Super Rugby encounter between the Bulls and Stormers in Pretoria.

Super Rugby

WATCH: Were Bulls robbed blind by Sharks’ 'successful' conversion?

2019-02-13 09:35

Did Sharks flyhalf Curwin Bosch’s conversion during their pre-season encounter against the Bulls actually go over?

Super Rugby

Injury to McKenzie forces Chiefs into rookie selection

2019-02-13 08:32

An ankle injury to utility back Damian McKenzie has forced Chiefs coach Colin Cooper to name Orbyn Leger at flyhalf for their Super Rugby opener against the Highlanders.

Six Nations

Wales No 8 Faletau needs more surgery

2019-02-12 17:57

Wales number eight Taulupe Faletau needs more surgery on his broken arm, his English Premiership club Bath have confirmed.


Cheetahs name squad for trip to Ireland, Wales

2019-02-12 14:18

Cheetahs coach Franco Smith named a 25-man squad for their upcoming PRO14 tour to Ireland and Wales.

Six Nations

George glad 'genius' Farrell leading England

2019-02-12 14:48

England captain Owen Farrell is a rugby "genius" whose game is thriving with the extra responsibility of leadership, according to team-mate Jamie George.

Super Rugby

WATCH: Super Rugby 2019 profile: Stormers

2019-02-12 14:07

A look at the profile of Super Rugby franchise the Stormers ahead of the 2019 season.


Kiwi media slam Toulon boss over Savea treatment

2019-02-18 08:11

New Zealand media railed at Julian Savea's "disgraceful" treatment by Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal.


All Black legend Carter in shock move back to France

2019-02-17 18:11

Former New Zealand flyhalf and double Rugby World Cup winner Dan Carter will rejoin Racing 92 in March.

Super Rugby

Highlanders centre cited for Retallick tackle

2019-02-17 11:22

Following initial consideration by the SANZAAR Foul Play Review Committee, Highlanders Sio Tomkinson will appear at a SANZAAR Judicial Committee.

Super Rugby

S15: Bulls, Sharks hit ground running

2019-02-16 22:20

Former ally Duane Vermeulen tormenting them was just another reason for the Stormers to wince in the Loftus after-match dressing room, writes Rob Houwing.

Top Stories

As it happened: Connacht v Cheetahs

2019-02-16 21:19

Recap the scoring in the PRO14 match between Connacht and the Cheetahs at The Sportsground.

Super Rugby

Clinical Sharks outclass Sunwolves

2019-02-16 14:49

The Sharks have cruised past the Sunwolves in their opening Super Rugby encounter in Singapore.

Super Rugby

Crusaders edge dangerous Blues in Auckland

2019-02-16 10:26

The Crusaders survived a scare against the Blues to emerge 24-22 winners in their Super Rugby opener in Auckland on Saturday.


Munster thrash woeful Southern Kings

2019-02-15 23:25

Log leaders Munster continued their impressive form as they thrashed the Southern Kings in their PRO14 encounter at the Irish Independent Park.

Six Nations

Wales hit by Halfpenny fitness setback

2019-02-15 17:08

Leigh Halfpenny is set to miss Wales' Six Nations clash against England after the fullback was ruled out of this weekend's Scarlets match.

Top Stories

As it happened: Brumbies 27-34 Rebels

2019-02-15 12:33

Recap the scoring in the 2019 Super Rugby clash between the Brumbies and Melbourne Rebels in Canberra.

Super Rugby

Super Rugby predictions: Sport24's scribes speak!

2019-02-15 12:56

Super Rugby 2019 is upon us and the Sport24 regular rugby observers outline their key expectations for the season ...

Super Rugby

All Black Franks cuts ties with NZ, heads to Northampton

2019-02-14 21:18

The All Blacks' double RWC-winning prop Owen Franks will join Northampton next season, the English Premiership club and NZ Rugby announced.

Super Rugby

Jaguares pick team to face Lions

2019-02-15 08:19

Jaguares coach Gonzalo Quesada has named his team to tackle the Lions in their Super Rugby encounter in Buenos Aires.

Super Rugby

Stormers: Kitshoff injury worse than feared

2019-02-14 16:14

The Stormers have received some bad news with Steve Kitshoff's hamstring injury worse than initially feared.


Kings turn to new flyhalf for Munster clash

2019-02-14 14:08

Exciting Southern Kings flyhalf Bader Pretorius will get his first starting berth when the side takes on Munster.

Super Rugby

5 players to watch in Super Rugby

2019-02-14 08:45

The 2019 Super Rugby season kicks off on Friday when the Chiefs face the Highlanders and the Brumbies host the Melbourne Rebels. Five players to watch this season.

Super Rugby

Todd to lead Crusaders against Blues

2019-02-14 09:52

Crusaders head coach Scott Robertson has named a strong matchday squad to take on the Blues in their Super Rugby opener at Eden Park.

Super Rugby

5 talking points for the new Super Rugby season

2019-02-14 08:45

Super Rugby returns on Friday with 21 straight weeks of competition until the July 6 final. Five talking points for the 24th year of the southern hemisphere club championship.

Super Rugby

Sharks skipper Schreuder backs young talent

2019-02-14 08:07

The Sharks go into their opening Super Rugby fixture against the Sunwolves on Saturday knowing that they will likely blood a few youngsters on the trip.

Super Rugby

Stormers need to conquer travel sickness

2019-02-13 16:32

If the Stormers are to do justice to the depth they boast on paper their biggest obstacle is the debilitating travel sickness.

Super Rugby

Vermeulen, Brits start as Bulls name team to face Stormers

2019-02-13 13:09

Bulls coach Pote Human has named his team for their Super Rugby opener against the Stormers in Pretoria.

Super Rugby

Genia, Cooper start in experienced Rebels line-up

2019-02-13 09:27

The Melbourne Rebels have named an experienced side to face the Brumbies in their Super Rugby opener in Canberra.

Super Rugby

Nyakane looking forward to scrum battle with Stormers

2019-02-12 18:11

Vodacom Bulls prop Trevor Nyakane is relishing the scrum battle that awaits when his side open their 201 Super Rugby campaign against the Stormers.

Six Nations

Injured Vunipola to miss rest of Six Nations

2019-02-12 17:34

England prop Mako Vunipola will miss the rest of the Six Nations after damaging his left ankle in the thrashing of France last weekend.

Super Rugby

S15: Bok RWC hero joins TV pundits

2019-02-12 11:34

John Smit will be a heavyweight Springbok addition to SuperSport’s live analysis of Super Rugby matches this year, writes Rob Houwing.


Carter aiming for one trophy he's missing

2019-02-18 10:39

Former All Blacks flyhalf and double World Cup winner Dan Carter will rejoin Racing 92 in March to "win the European Champions Cup"

Super Rugby

Super Rugby: Weekend teams

2019-02-17 17:00

Dates, line-ups, venues and kick-off times for Round 2 of the 2019 Super Rugby tournament.

Super Rugby

Crusaders coach signs contract extension

2019-02-18 09:17

Crusaders head coach Scott Robertson has extended his contract with the franchise until the end of the 2021 season.

Super Rugby

5 talking points: Super Rugby Week 1

2019-02-18 07:22

Herman Mostert highlights FIVE talking points after Week 1 of the 2019 Super Rugby competition.

Six Nations

England's Ashton out of key Wales clash

2019-02-17 19:10

England wing Chris Ashton will miss the potentially title-deciding Six Nations clash away to Wales because of a calf injury.


Cheetahs let it slip against Connacht

2019-02-16 21:54

The Cheetahs let slip a handy lead before going down to Irish side Connacht at The Sportsground.

Super Rugby

Bulls thrash woeful Stormers

2019-02-16 19:26

The Bulls have thrashed a woeful Stormers outfit in their South African Super Rugby derby at Loftus Versfeld.

Super Rugby

Waratahs miss golden chance to knock over Hurricanes

2019-02-16 12:41

The Hurricanes, far from their best, did just enough to beat the Waratahs in their Super Rugby opener in Sydney on Saturday.

Super Rugby

Spotlight on Stormers, Bulls as SA sides start Super Rugby charge

2019-02-16 08:37

The Bulls and the Stormers will take centre stage from a South African perspective when the country's Super Rugby journey kicks off on Saturday.

Six Nations

Farrell in 'biggest ever challenge' to succeed Schmidt

2019-02-15 20:35

Andy Farrell has insisted he had "no doubts whatsoever" when asked to succeed Joe Schmidt as head coach of Ireland.



2019-02-17 07:29

Dates, fixtures, results and match reports for this weekend's PRO14 tournament.

Super Rugby

Highlanders snatch late win in Hamilton

2019-02-15 10:26

The Highlanders snatched a late victory over the Chiefs in their New Zealand Conference Super Rugby clash in Hamilton.


Why privatisation WOULD perk up SA rugby

2019-02-15 12:00

Rob Houwing explores further the mounting plea for full private ownership of top South African rugby teams as their sustainability looks increasingly gloomy.

Super Rugby

Duane Vermeulen chats to Sport24

2019-02-15 07:17

In an exclusive interview, Duane Vermeulen talks about returning to SA, how he rates Siya Kolisi’s captaincy and the north-south derby..

Six Nations

Scotland's Jones set to miss rest of Six Nations

2019-02-14 16:05

Scotland centre Huw Jones is expected to miss the rest of the Six Nations due to a injury sustained in the defeat against Ireland last weekend.

Super Rugby

Bulls coach explains Hendricks omission

2019-02-14 13:13

Bulls coach Pote Human says Cornal Hendricks needs more game time before he can be included in the Super Rugby side.

Super Rugby

SA duo in Sunwolves starting XV to face Sharks

2019-02-14 12:54

The Sunwolves have named their team for Saturday's Super Rugby encounter against the Sharks in Singapore.

Super Rugby

Perenara to captain Hurricanes v Waratahs

2019-02-14 09:46

Scrumhalf TJ Perenara will captain the Hurricanes in their Super Rugby opener against the Waratahs in Sydney.

Super Rugby

Nonu starts for Blues, Sonny Bill benched

2019-02-14 09:37

The Blues have named their team for their Super Rugby opener against the Crusaders at Eden Park in Auckland.

Super Rugby

World Cup to cast big shadow over Super Rugby season

2019-02-14 08:18

The southern hemisphere's Super Rugby season begins under the shadow of the impending Rugby World Cup.

Super Rugby

Coenie: Underestimating Sunwolves will be a big mistake

2019-02-13 19:02

Sharks prop Coenie Oosthuizen says they will by no means be underestimating the Sunwolves in their Super Rugby opener in Singapore.


Irish challenge await SA teams in PRO14

2019-02-13 16:33

The Southern Kings and Cheetahs will be ready for action after a handful of inspiring performances when they face two Irish playoff contenders.


NZ cries foul over Huawei rugby quip

2019-02-13 09:52

Chinese telecom giant Huawei took a light-hearted dig at New Zealand's decision to ban it from the rugby-mad nation's 5G infrastructure development.

Super Rugby

Sharks back young guns for trip to Singapore

2019-02-13 08:09

Sharks coach Robert du Preez has named a 25-man touring squad for their trip to Singapore to face the Sunwolves.

Six Nations

Italy call up ex-England U20 captain for Ireland

2019-02-12 19:43

Gloucester scrumhalf Callum Braley has been included in Italy's training squad for next week's Six Nations match against reigning champions Ireland.


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