Siya loses out as Kipchoge named BBC World Sports Star of the Year

2019-12-15 15:49

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi has lost out to Ethiopian marathon runner, Eliud Kipchoge for the prestigious BBC Sports Personality's World Sports Star of the Year.

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Sevens

Blitzboks fight hard to down France, into Cape Town Sevens final

2019-12-15 15:02

The Blitzboks are into the final of the Cape Towns Sevens after a hard-fought win over France at Cape Town Stadium.

 
Sevens

Blitzboks march into Cape Town Sevens semis

2019-12-15 11:48

The Blitzboks are through to the semi-finals of the Cape Town Sevens after beating Kenya in an entertaining quarter-final clash at Cape Town Stadium.

 
Sevens

Blitzboks make it 3 from 3 at Cape Town Sevens

2019-12-14 20:28

The Blitzboks topped Pool A after making it three wins out of three by beating the United States at the Cape Town Sevens.

 
Sevens

Imbokodo will look and learn as Spain loom

2019-12-14 18:45

The Springbok Women's Sevens have secured an intended Top-10 finish at the Cape Town Sevens and will face Spain in the ninth-place play-off on Sunday.

 
 
Rugby

Classy Cooney puts Ulster in sight of European Cup quarter-finals

2019-12-14 07:31

Ireland's John Cooney scored 19 points in another impressive display as Ulster thumped Harlequins in the European Champions Cup.

 
Super Rugby

Damian's year to dazzle at Newlands?

2019-12-13 15:07

The way seems clear for Damian Willemse to take full command of the Stormers' flyhalf channel in 2020, a kicking expert reckons. Rob Houwing reports.

 
Springboks

PICTURE | Faf persuades 2 England stars to wear SA flag undies

2019-12-13 11:41

Springbok scrumhalf Faf de Klerk has managed to persuade a star England duo to parade around in a pair of South Africa flag undies.

 
 
Super Rugby

Stormers 2020 coaching team confirmed

2019-12-12 17:15

The coaching team that will work alongside Stormers head coach John Dobson in the 2020 Super Rugby season has been confirmed.

 
 
Rugby

Robertson accepts All Blacks coaching decision

2019-12-12 11:18

Scott Robertson admitted that it was disappointing to lose out to Ian Foster for the All Blacks’ coaching job, but said he has accepted the decision.

 
Rugby

Ospreys' Evans gets 4-week ban after 37-second red card

2019-12-12 10:51

Ospreys fullback Dan Evans has been suspended for four weeks following his red card in last weekend's European Champions Cup.

 
 
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Peyper, Barrett-Theron on Six Nations duty next year

2019-12-11 16:55

Aimee Barrett-Theron will have the honour of officiating the opening match of the Women’s Six Nations for the third year in a row when France hosts England.

 
Super Rugby

Stormers say goodbye to Robbie Fleck

2019-12-11 14:00

Western Province and the Stormers have paid tribute to departing coach and former player Robbie Fleck.

 
 
Six Nations

SA kicking guru to assist France in Six Nations

2019-12-11 10:00

Kicking guru Vlok Cilliers will consult the French national team during next year's Six Nations.

 
Rugby

Foster named new All Blacks coach

2019-12-11 06:19

Former assistant Ian Foster was named as the All Blacks' new head coach as the three-time World Cup winners opted for continuity.

 
Rugby

Springbok Women’s Sevens side inspired by Kolisi

2019-12-10 18:48

The Springbok Women’s Sevens squad are grateful and honoured to be part of the World Rugby Women's Sevens Series and want to make an impact.

 
 
Springboks

Kolisi faces stiff competition for prestigious BBC award

2019-12-10 08:03

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi could cap a memorable year in style after being nominated for the BBC Sports Star of the Year award.

 
Springboks

Boks' Euro 2020 roster: Wales still to sneak in?

2019-12-09 12:40

While an additional game against Wales could yet be latched on, the Bok end-of-year itinerary in 2020 currently looks a fairly kind one for them, writes Rob Houwing.

 
Sevens

Blitzboks keen to use that one opportunity - Sage

2019-12-09 11:35

Blitzbok forward Dylan Sage says they are relishing the prospect of playing in front of their home fans at Cape Town Stadium.

 
PRO14

Kempson to remain in charge of Kings

2019-12-08 20:42

Southern Kings director of rugby Robbie Kempson will continue performing the role of head coach to the Eastern Cape team until the end of the current PRO14 season.

 
Sevens

Soyizwapi left 'speechless' by Blitzboks’ effort in Dubai

2019-12-08 12:24

To keep a New Zealand team scoreless in a rugby match is almost impossible; to prevent the All Black Sevens team from scoring in a final even more so.

 
 
Springboks

France confirm Springbok fixture in 2020

2019-12-07 16:48

France will play the Springboks in Paris in next year's November Tests, the French rugby federation announced on Saturday.

 
Rugby

Pocket rocket Kolbe returns to fire up Toulouse

2019-12-07 08:00

Cheslin Kolbe returns to Toulouse for the first time since his Rugby World Cup-winning heroics with team-mates relieved "to have him with us rather than against us".

 
 
 
PRO14

Month break won't be rest for Southern Kings

2019-12-05 21:10

The Cheetahs are enjoying some down time from the PRO14 but for the Southern Kings, with the need for some momentum, it will be business as usual.

 
Sevens

Imbokodo finish 10th at Cape Town Sevens

2019-12-15 13:55

Imbokodo, the Springbok Women's Sevens team have finished in tenth position at the women's event at the Cape Town Sevens.

 
 
Rugby

7-try Leinster into Champions Cup quarter-finals in record time

2019-12-14 22:37

Four-time winners Leinster produced a stunning seven-tryvictory against Northampton to qualify for the quarter-finals of the European Champions Cup.

 
Sevens

Springbok Women's Sevens downed by Fiji

2019-12-14 16:26

The Springbok Women's Sevens side have lost their third game at Cape Town Sevens, going down to Fiji in their final Pool A match.

 
 
Sevens

Blitzboks crush Japan in Cape Town Sevens opener

2019-12-13 20:25

The Springbok Sevens side got their Cape Town Sevens campaign off to a flying start with a comprehensive victory over Japan

 
 
Rugby

Graham Henry criticises All Blacks coaching process

2019-12-13 10:36

Rugby World Cup-winning head coach Graham Henry has criticised New Zealand Rugby’s selection process for their recent All Blacks coaching appointment.

 
Springboks

'I'm still Siya': Kolisi wants to avoid pitfalls of fame

2019-12-13 06:22

For Siya Kolisi, who led SA to RWC victory, the praise and prizes keep pouring in, but in Monaco to collect a 'Champion of Peace' award, he insisted: "I'm still Siya."

 
Sevens

Blitzboks squad unchanged for Cape Town Sevens

2019-12-12 19:45

Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell named an unchanged tournament squad for the Cape Town Sevens.

 
Super Rugby

Manie v Morne: How Bulls will handle No 10

2019-12-12 12:18

Kick guru Vlok Cilliers feels the Bulls will create plentiful game time for both Manie Libbok and returning Morne Steyn during Super Rugby. Rob Houwing reports.

 
Rugby

Former England attack coach joins Wallabies

2019-12-12 10:40

Former England attack coach Scott Wisemantel has joined the Wallabies staff as new coach Dave Rennie builds his a fresh backroom team.

 
Rugby

Bok loosie eyes Champions Cup quarter-finals

2019-12-12 06:52

Toulouse's Springbok loose forward Rynhardt Elstadt says clinching a place in the European Champions Cup quarter-finals is on the squad's mind.

 
 
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Jones sets sights on SA 2021 tour after scooping top Wales award

2019-12-11 14:33

Alun Wyn Jones won the BBC Cymru Wales Sports Personality of the Year award - and immediately set his sights on the British & Irish Lions' tour to SA in 2021.

 
Super Rugby

Dobson: Less is more, bring back Super 12

2019-12-11 12:00

Stormers coach John Dobson says rugby bosses need to grasp the concept of "less is more" and consider a return to Super 12.

 
 
Sevens

Specman can be a 15-a-side Bok - Stonehouse

2019-12-11 08:00

Springbok Sevens speedster Rosko Specman should set his sights on making the 15-a-side Springbok team, Pumas coach Jimmy Stonehouse believes.

 
Super Rugby

Bok trio stand out at WPRFU awards

2019-12-10 22:05

The Springbok trio of Pieter-Steph du Toit, Herschel Jantjies and Dillyn Leyds walked away with the top accolades at the WPRFU awards.

 
 
British & Irish Lions 2021

Bookies make British & Irish Lions Test series favourites

2019-12-10 10:54

A lot of rugby will be played between now and when the 2021 British & Irish Lions arrive on SA shores, but bookmakers have already installed the famed side as Test favourites.

 
Sevens

Dayimani excited to join Blitzboks tournament squad

2019-12-09 22:21

Hacjivah Dayimani says he didn't know what to do with himself when the confirmation call came through that he would join the Blitzboks for the Cape Town Sevens.

 
 
 
Rugby

Kolbe a winner on return for Toulouse

2019-12-08 21:03

Romain Ntamack scored twice as Rugby World Cup winner Cheslin Kolbe made his Toulouse return in a victory over Montpellier in the European Champions Cup.

 
Springboks

Nienaber beats Davids for Bok head coaching job - report

2019-12-08 08:06

Defence Jacques Nienaber looks set to be named Springbok head coach later this month, with Deon Davids his assistant.

 
 
 
Sevens

Fiji miss out on Dubai Sevens last-8 for first time

2019-12-07 09:05

Olympic champions Fiji failed to make the quarter-finals of the Dubai Sevens for the first time, agonisingly missing out on points difference.

 
Rugby

Racing 92 sack Fiji ace Nakarawa for late post-World Cup return

2019-12-06 15:46

Racing 92 announced they had sacked Fijian Olympic gold medallist Leone Nakarawa for returning two weeks late after taking a holiday.

 
 
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Premiership final won't move for British & Irish Lions SA tour

2019-12-05 19:42

Premiership organisers say they won't change the date for the 2021 final despite it taking place a week before the British & Irish Lions tour starts.

 
 
 
Rugby

Toulouse march on as Saracens subdue Munster in Champions Cup

2019-12-14 20:42

Four-time champions Toulouse all but booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Champions Cup with a win in round 4 at Montpellier.

 
Rugby

Connacht keep Champions Cup hopes alive as Lyon stumble in Treviso

2019-12-14 18:57

Two tries in the last four minutes gave Connacht a dramatic win over Gloucester as they kept alive their hopes of reaching the quarter-finals of the Champions Cup.

 
 
 
 
Super Rugby

WP pay tribute to Fleck: 'A true son of Newlands'

2019-12-13 10:06

Robbie Fleck was recognised at the WPRFU awards evening for his exceptional service to Western Province Rugby as both a player and a coach.

 
Rugby

France hope Jalibert to stay at Bordeaux until 2023

2019-12-12 19:13

One of France's rising stars, Matthieu Jalibert, has extended his contract with Bordeaux-Begles for two years until 2023.

 
Super Rugby

Stormers bosses demand success from Dobson

2019-12-12 14:26

Stormers coach John Dobson and his assistants will be under pressure to improve the team during next year's Super Rugby competition.

 
Springboks

PICTURES | 'Beast' and family watch LeBron's Lakers

2019-12-12 14:00

Springbok legend Tendai "Beast" Mtawarira, along with his family, were in the crowd in Orlando as the mighty Los Angeles Lakers came to town.

 
Rugby

Hong Kong Sevens curtain-raising Rugby Tens scrapped

2019-12-12 12:54

Hong Kong's international Rugby Tens tournament in April next year - a curtain raiser to the city's famous Sevens -- has been cancelled.

 
 
Springboks

Kick expert: Pollard’s French switch ‘perfect for Boks’

2019-12-12 06:00

The Springboks could reap the benefits for the next World Cup of flyhalf Handre Pollard experiencing French rugby with Montpellier, a kicking guru tells Rob Houwing.

 
Sevens

Delport names 6 debutants for Cape Town Sevens

2019-12-11 15:45

Springbok Women’s Sevens coach Paul Delport confirmed six debutants in his tournament squad of 12 players for the inaugural women’s leg of the Cape Town Sevens.

 
Sevens

Cape Town Sevens | What you HAVE to know

2019-12-11 11:19

Cape Town is abuzz with Sevens action this week in the build-up to the highly-anticipated fifth instalment of the HSBC Cape Town Sevens.

 
Rugby

New All Blacks coach keen to cast off Hansen's shadow

2019-12-11 11:35

Colleagues say new All Blacks coach Ian Foster possesses "a real rugby brain" and believe he will have no problem in the job.

 
 
 
Springboks

WATCH | Squeamish footage of Lood's injury released

2019-12-10 14:04

Springbok lock Lood de Jager has provided an update on his injured left shoulder which has delayed his debut for English club Sale Sharks.

 
Springboks

Dyantyi, Ralepelle to learn fate after failed doping tests

2019-12-10 10:24

Springboks Aphiwe Dyantyi and Chiliboy Ralepelle will know their fate early in 2020 after testing positive for banned substances.

 
Sevens

Dayimani set for Blitzboks debut in Cape Town

2019-12-09 13:22

South Africa Sevens coach Neil Powell has added Lions star Hacjivah Dayimani to his squad for the Cape Town Sevens.

 
 
Sevens

Specman the only Blitzbok in Dubai Dream Team

2019-12-09 08:06

Springbok Sevens speedster Rosko Specman is the only Blitzbok named in the Dream Team for the Dubai Sevens.

 
 
Rugby

Saracens suffer title hopes blow at Munster

2019-12-08 07:23

Saracens' hopes of defending their European Champions Cup title were dealt a blow with a defeat at Munster.

 
Sevens

Dominant Blitzboks outclass NZ to win Dubai Sevens

2019-12-07 17:26

The Blitzboks have won the opening leg of the 2019/20 World Rugby Sevens Series, outclassing New Zealand in Sunday's Dubai final.

 
Sevens

Blitzboks power into Dubai Cup semi-finals

2019-12-07 10:26

The South African Sevens team proved too strong for their Argentina opponents in the Cup quarter-finals at the Dubai Sevens.

 
Sevens

Unbeaten Blitzboks down England, face Argentina in quarters

2019-12-06 18:22

The Blitzboks have topped Pool D at the Dubai Sevens with a win against England to see the South Africans take on Argentina in their quarter-final.

 
Super Rugby

Bulls said NO to Folau, CEO Meyer reveals

2019-12-06 13:21

Bulls CEO Alfons Meyer has revealed the franchise was contacted whether they would be interested in signing former Wallabies star Israel Folau.

 
Springboks

CONFIRMED | Kolisi signs with Jay-Z's sports management company

2019-12-06 08:59

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi's deal with rapper Jay-Z's high-profile sports management company, Roc Nation Sports, has been confirmed.

 
 
 

 
 
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