Sharks blow as Du Preez suffers shoulder injury

2018-02-20 18:05

The Sharks have confirmed that No 8, Daniel du Preez will be out of action for up to four weeks after suffering a shoulder ligament tear.


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Super Rugby

Kolisi looks at positives ahead of tough tour

2018-02-20 16:21

Stormers skipper Siya Kolisi is looking at the positives as they prepare for a tough three-week tour to Australia and New Zealand.

Six Nations

Biggar, Williams, Halfpenny back for Wales

2018-02-20 15:18

Wales coach Warren Gatland has named Dan Biggar, Liam Williams and Leigh Halfpenny in his starting line-up for the weekend's Six Nations clash against Ireland.


Kings injuries mount after Ospreys loss

2018-02-20 11:12

The Southern Kings medical team found themselves busy in the wake of the local franchise’s 26-12 defeat to Ospreys on Friday.

Super Rugby

Mitchell happy to front Kiwi teams

2018-02-20 10:30

Bulls coach John Mitchell welcomes the fact that they will open their 2018 Super Rugby campaign against New Zealand opposition.

Super Rugby

Swys tastes the sweetness of victory

2018-02-19 22:13

It was more with a sigh of relief than anything else that Swys de Bruin started his post-match assessment after the Lions downed the Sharks.

Super Rugby

Good news for Bulls' Jamba

2018-02-19 20:37

The Bulls welcomed the good news that Springbok winger Jamba Ulengo’s injury isn’t career threatening at all, and that he may well soon be back on a rugby field.

Super Rugby

Stormers rusty but good enough start

2018-02-19 18:56

It was understandable that Stormers coach Robbie Fleck looked immensely relieved after his team’s 28-20 win over the Jaguares.

Six Nations

Josh Strauss, WP Nel back for Scotland

2018-02-19 17:28

Coach Gregor Townsend has recalled No 8 Josh Strauss and tighthead WP Nel to the Scotland training squad for next weekend’s Six Nations match against England.

Super Rugby

Now … REAL test of Stormers’ back three

2018-02-19 15:50

Exciting but physically a little vulnerable, the Stormers’ back three face an acid examination from some Waratahs juggernauts, writes Rob Houwing


Kiwi Gibbes dismisses Wallaby talks

2018-02-19 14:46

Ulster coach Jono Gibbes has distanced himself from reports suggesting that he could become set-piece coach at the Wallabies.

Super Rugby

Whiteley: We were our own worst enemy

2018-02-19 11:32

Lions captain Warren Whiteley was not overly happy with his side's performance in their 26-19 win over the Sharks on Saturday.



2018-02-18 20:43

Dates, fixtures, results and match reports for the latest round of the inaugural PRO14 tournament.

Super Rugby

5 talking points: Super Rugby Week 1

2018-02-19 08:17

Herman Mostert highlights FIVE talking points after Round 1 of the 2018 Super Rugby competition.


USA rout Chile to maintain unbeaten start to ARC

2018-02-18 11:31

Former Chicago Bears NFL player Paul Lasike scored a try on debut as the United States maintained their 100 percent start to the Americas Rugby Championship.

Super Rugby

Lions beat Sharks in Ellis Park humdinger

2018-02-17 18:59

The Lions got their 2018 Super Rugby campaign off to a winning start, beating the Sharks in a pulsating clash at Ellis Park in Johannesburg.


Second string Glasgow knock over Cheetahs

2018-02-17 10:29

The Glasgow Warriors were too strong for the Cheetahs on Friday night despite missing a number of first team players.

Six Nations

Six Nations star Thomas loses ethics bonus

2018-02-16 17:31

Six Nations top try-scorer Teddy Thomas has paid for his role in France's infamous night out in Edinburgh by losing the ethics bonus given by his club Racing 92.

Super Rugby

Whiteley: Lions can't stay the same

2018-02-16 10:50

Captain Warren Whiteley knows that the Lions can't remain stagnant if they want to continue being Super Rugby title contenders.

Super Rugby

Fleck has no issues with Rhule, Senatla defence

2018-02-16 09:44

Stormers coach Robbie Fleck insists that there are no concerns over his side's defence going into Saturday's clash against the Jaguares.


Kings make solitary change for Ospreys

2018-02-16 09:50

The Southern Kings have named their team to take on Welsh outfit Ospreys in a PRO14 clash in Swansea.

Super Rugby

Lions v Sharks: 'Eight-point swing' game

2018-02-15 19:17

Rob Houwing says the 'first Saturday' scheduling of the high-stakes derby between the Lions and Sharks could work fractionally in the visitors' favour.

Super Rugby

Rhule set for first Stormers start

2018-02-15 15:17

Four players are set to make their Stormers debut in the Super Rugby season-opener against the Jaguares at Newlands.

Super Rugby

Swys: I'll always back Whiteley as my leader

2018-02-15 14:26

Lions coach Swys de Bruin has heaped praise on his skipper warren Whiteley, who return to Super Rugby action this weekend.

Super Rugby

Whiteley returns to lead Lions against Sharks

2018-02-15 12:49

The Lions have named their side for Saturday's Super Rugby clash against the Sharks in Johannesburg.

Super Rugby

Stormers boss Smal squashes Cardiff link

2018-02-15 10:14

Stormers director of rugby Gert Smal has denied reports that he is set to leave Cape Town for the Cardiff Blues.


Blitzboks off to North America without Geduld

2018-02-14 20:07

The Springbok Sevens team will be without playmaker Justin Geduld for the next two tournaments in Las Vegas and Vancouver.

Super Rugby

Swys: Bulls are the side to watch in 2018

2018-02-14 16:06

Lions coach Swys de Bruin will be watching the Bulls with keen interest when the 2018 Super Rugby season gets underway.

Super Rugby

SuperSport waives radio broadcast rights fees for SABC

2018-02-14 13:01

Key discussions between SA Rugby and SuperSport have resulted in SuperSport agreeing to waive radio broadcast rights fees for Super Rugby for the SABC.

Super Rugby

Rejuvenated Roelof hits reset button

2018-02-14 10:45

To say that 2017 was a tough year for Bulls flank Roelof Smit is a massive understatement, but he is fit and strong for the start of 2018.

Six Nations

World Rugby say TMO wrong over Wales no-try call

2018-02-13 22:11

World Rugby have told Wales that the TMO made a mistake with his controversial decision to disallow them a try in their Six Nations defeat by England

Six Nations

France drop 8 players for 'inappropriate behaviour' in Scotland

2018-02-13 16:24

Eight France players who went out in Edinburgh after the Six Nations loss to Scotland were omitted from the squad to face Italy.

Super Rugby

SA prop leaves Sunwolves for 'family reasons'

2018-02-20 14:28

The Sunwolves have announced that South African-born prop Ruan Smith will leave them due to “family reasons”.

Super Rugby

Super Rugby: Weekend teams

2018-02-19 10:00

Dates, line-ups, venues and kick-off times for Week 2 of the 2018 Super Rugby tournament.

Super Rugby

Stormers boosted by Pieter-Steph return

2018-02-20 10:30

The Stormers are expecting Pieter-Steph du Toit to be fit for Saturday's Super Rugby clash against the Waratahs.


Rassie will turn the tide for Boks - Taute

2018-02-20 09:01

Former Springbok centre Jaco Taute is confident that Rassie Erasmus will bring about a change in fortunes for the national team.


Toulon chief to face hearing over 'whipping' smear

2018-02-19 21:15

Toulon's Mourad Boudjellal will face a rugby disciplinary hearing after blasting authorities over their "morality" in the wake of Mathieu Bastareaud's homophobic slur.

Varsity Cup

WRAP: Varsity Cup - Week 4

2018-02-19 22:00

A wrap of all the Varsity Cup Round 3 and Varsity Shield Round 1 matches played on Monday, February 19.

Six Nations

Wales trio get all-clear for Ireland Six Nations clash

2018-02-19 18:24

Leigh Halfpenny, Dan Biggar and Taulupe Faletau have all returned to training for Wales ahead of their Six Nations clash against Ireland.

Super Rugby

Chiefs name Cane, Ngatai as co-captains

2018-02-19 17:30

Sam Cane and Charlie Ngatai have been named as co-captains of the Chiefs for the upcoming Super Rugby season.

Six Nations

Ringrose answers Ireland's call

2018-02-19 16:29

Centre Garry Ringrose is in contention to face Wales in the Six Nations this weekend after replacing Robbie Henshaw in the Ireland squad.


Junior Boks name squad for world champs

2018-02-19 12:52

The Junior Springboks will have a solid build-up to the World Rugby U20 Championship with four training camps and a UK tour planned.


Bekker accepts coaching role in Japan

2018-02-19 14:50

After retiring from rugby, former Springbok lock Andries Bekker will stay in Japan in a coaching capacity.

Super Rugby

Du Preez laments impatient Sharks

2018-02-19 10:03

Sharks coach Robert du Preez was understandably frustrated by his side's performance in their loss to the Lions on Saturday.

Super Rugby

Reds star Hunt avoids conviction in drug scandal

2018-02-19 08:10

Wallabies and Reds star Karmichael Hunt avoided conviction when a cocaine charge against him was dropped.


Being Rassie in SA Rugby must be nice

2018-02-18 06:03

Simnikiwe Xabanisa is at a loss to explain how Rassie Erasmus has earned the extravagant confidence shown in him by SA Rugby's top brass.

Super Rugby

Stormers hang on for victory at Newlands

2018-02-17 16:55

The Stormers have hung on for a hard-fought opening Super Rugby victory against the Jaguares in front of a disappointing crowd at Newlands.


Kings slip to another PRO14 defeat

2018-02-17 10:09

The Kings have slipped to their 14th straight PRO14 defeat after going down 26-12 to Ospreys on Friday night.


Marx feels sorry for sacked Coetzee

2018-02-16 15:20

Springbok hooker Malcolm Marx has sympathy for sacked Springbok coach Allister Coetzee.


NZ Rugby sign League, Sevens star

2018-02-16 13:58

New Zealand Rugby have managed to secure the contract of rugby league star Etene Nanai-Seturo, according to reports.

Super Rugby

Barrett to join 'Canes squad late in SA

2018-02-16 09:52

All Black flyhalf Beauden Barrett will join the Hurricanes squad at a later date when they prepare to face the Bulls in Pretoria.

Super Rugby

Stormers excited to get season underway

2018-02-15 21:30

Stormers coach, Robbie Fleck, say his team are excited about finally getting the new Super Rugby season underway.

Super Rugby

Super Rugby 2018: Our scribes have spoken

2018-02-16 09:30

Sorry folks, as much as we’d love to see it, the Super Rugby title isn’t ready to finally return to SA this year. Sport24 experts have their say …

Super Rugby

New sponsor joins WP Rugby fold

2018-02-15 14:44

Warwick has been confirmed as a new sponsor of both the Stormers and Western Province teams, as Associate Sponsor and Wealth Partner.

Super Rugby

Sharks coach reveals 'difficult' team selection

2018-02-15 13:03

Sharks coach Robert du Preez admits that it was a difficult task to select his starting XV for Saturday's clash against the Lions.

Super Rugby

Our survey: Sharks have best SA depth!

2018-02-15 12:03

Rob Houwing reveals the full results of his exhaustive “depth test” of the quartet of SA teams in this year’s imminent Super Rugby competition …

Super Rugby

Sharks not expecting major Lions changes

2018-02-15 10:14

The Sharks are not expecting the Lions to have changed their approach when the sides meet in Saturday's Super Rugby clash in Johannesburg.

Super Rugby

Ackermann: De Bruin the right man for Lions

2018-02-15 07:22

Lions coach Swys de Bruin will do a good job leading the Johannesburg franchise, his predecessor Johan Ackermann believes.

Super Rugby

Smit: Mitchell the best coach I've ever had

2018-02-14 20:07

Bulls flank Roelof Smit has hailed New Zealander John Mitchell as the best coach he has ever worked under.

Super Rugby

Can Swys go one better than Lions legend Ackers?

2018-02-14 14:07

Lions coach Swys de Bruin is seeking consistency in getting his side to go one step further in Super Rugby 2018.

BET Centre

Opening round wins for Stormers, Lions - bookies

2018-02-16 10:00

The Stormers and Lions will get their 2018 Super Rugby campaigns off to winning starts on Saturday - if bookmakers are to be believed...


Jurie Roux's day in court delayed to 2019?

2018-02-14 10:00

The case in which Stellenbosch University is suing SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux for R32m may only be heard in 2019.

Six Nations

Jones unhappy at World Rugby admitting TMO 'mistake'

2018-02-14 08:16

Eddie Jones has hit out at World Rugby after the governing body said a mistake was made in not awarding Wales a try during England's Six Nations win at Twickenham.

Six Nations

Wales rugby trio sign dual contracts with Scarlets

2018-02-13 21:34

Wales internationals Jonathan Davies, Gareth Davies and Jake Ball have all signed national dual contracts with the Scarlets it has been announced.


Jake: SA Rugby should heed Ramaphosa’s advice

2018-02-20 14:28

Former Springbok coach Jake White says SA Rugby should heed advice from South Africa’s new President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Super Rugby

Stormers ditch targets for tour Down Under

2018-02-20 12:15

The Stormers have not set themselves any targets for their three-match Australasian tour which starts on Saturday.


Div: SA Rugby urged Zimbabwe not to appoint me

2018-02-20 07:12

Former Springbok coach Peter de Villiers has launched a scathing attack on his former employers at SA Rugby.


Ex-Wallaby Ma'afu acquitted of parking spot assault

2018-02-20 09:00

A French appeals court has acquitted former Australia prop Salesi Ma'afu of a conviction for assault.

Six Nations

England 'fully fit' for Scotland Six Nations tie

2018-02-19 19:27

England have been given a clean bill of health for their Six Nations clash against Scotland in Edinburgh.

Super Rugby

Lions post clean bill of health after Sharks clash

2018-02-19 17:35

It was good news for the Lions who not only won their opening Super Rugby match of the 2018 season against the Sharks but also came away injury free


Waldrom heading to Wellington

2018-02-19 17:30

The Wellington Lions have announced that experienced Exeter Chiefs and former England back-rower Thomas Waldrom will join them in 2018.

BET Centre

Winner of 2017 office Superbru pool reckons he ‘knows a thing or two’

2018-02-19 17:16

Barry Graham, a 39-year-old Sales Manager from Johannesburg, has just remembered what a rugby pundit he is after picking 2 from 2 in Round 1 of the Super Rugby Superbru.

Super Rugby

Nadolo calls for Pacific Islands Super Rugby side

2018-02-19 12:42

Montpellier and Fiji powerhouse wing Nemani Nadolo has renewed calls for a Pacific Islands team to be introduced to Super Rugby.


Jaque Fourie in shock return to rugby - at Force

2018-02-19 11:19

Former Springbok centre Jaque Fourie is reportedly eager to return to the playing field.

Super Rugby

Swys 'relieved' with 'sweet' Lions win

2018-02-19 08:31

Lions coach Swys de Bruin was relieved to get his first win under the belt when his side beat the Sharks on Saturday.

Super Rugby

Burst appendix rules Mbonambi out of Stormers tour

2018-02-18 16:59

Stormers coach, Robbie Fleck, has named a 27-man squad for their upcoming three-match tour of Australasia.

Super Rugby

Lions’ message: We’re NOT on the wane!

2018-02-17 22:28

Stretched to the full, the Lions showed enough against the Sharks to ease any fears that they’ll slip off ‘title material’ status this year, writes Rob Houwing.

Super Rugby

Phipps taking cautious route back from inury

2018-02-17 14:04

Waratahs and Wallabies scrumhalf Nick Phipps will be taking every precaution necessary as he works his way back from his calf injury.


1995 RWC final ref recalls SA's 'transformation'

2018-02-16 22:16

The man in charge of the 1995 World Cup final referee recalled the "extraordinary transformation" in South Africa.

Super Rugby

Leyds to step up at 15 for Stormers?

2018-02-16 13:31

The Stormers are banking on a solid season from Springbok utility back Dillyn Leyds, who starts at No 15 against the Jaguares.

Super Rugby

Jaguares name team for Stormers clash

2018-02-16 13:40

The Jaguares have name their team for their Super Rugby opener against the Stormers at Newlands.

Super Rugby

Andries Coetzee is Lions’ back-up halfback

2018-02-16 09:44

Springbok fullback Andries Coetzee will be the Lions' back-up at scrumhalf and flyhalf when they tackle the Sharks.

Super Rugby

Malcolm Marx chats to Sport24

2018-02-16 08:37

In an exclusive interview, SA Rugby Player of the Year Malcolm Marx talks about Springbok rugby and the Lions’ clash against the Sharks.

Six Nations

Parra out of Six Nations due to surgery

2018-02-15 15:33

Experienced France half-back Morgan Parra will miss the whole of the Six Nations as he needs a knee operation, his club Clermont said.


Ex-Bok enjoys working with Brendan Venter

2018-02-15 14:26

Former Springbok and Bulls loose forward Arno Botha is relishing his new lease on life at English club London Irish.


Marais takes Cheetahs No 10 jersey

2018-02-15 14:22

Cheetahs coach Rory Duncan has named his team for their PRO14 clash against Scottish side Glasgow Warriors.

Super Rugby

Sharks bench Bosch, Du Preez for Lions trip

2018-02-15 11:12

Sharks coach Robert du Preez has named his side for the first Super Rugby clash of the season against the Lions in Johannesburg on Saturday.

Six Nations

French stage 'internal investigation' into Scotland controversy

2018-02-15 11:16

French rugby chiefs have launched "an internal investigation" after a number of players were accused of "inappropriate behaviour".


Junior Boks to kick off U20 Champs in Perpignan

2018-02-14 17:38

The Junior Springboks will kick off the World Rugby U20 Championship campaign against Georgia in the southern French city of Perpignan.

Super Rugby

Gelant: Bulls out to make amends for 2017

2018-02-14 14:07

Bulls fullback Warrick Gelant says they want to use their poor 2017 season as motivation for this year’s campaign.

Super Rugby

SA Super Rugby preview: The front rows

2018-02-14 12:20

The last of Rob Houwing’s six, SA-angled Super Rugby previews for the 2018 season, this time focusing on each franchise’s front-row area …

Super Rugby

Umaga on Ioane: We're not moving the world's best wing

2018-02-14 10:48

All Blacks wing Rieko Ioane may be keen to look to his future at centre, but Blues coach Tana Umaga has told him not to be in a hurry.

Super Rugby

Stormers without Pieter-Steph for season opener

2018-02-14 08:16

The Stormers will start their 2018 Super Rugby campaign against the Jaguares without the services of Pieter-Steph du Toit.

Six Nations

Italy pair back for French Six Nations date

2018-02-13 19:27

Flankers Renato Giammarioli and Giovanni Licata return to Italy's 30-man squad named ahead of Italy's Six Nations clash against France.


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