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Ireland’s World Cup Sqaud

The Ireland coaching team have named their 31-player squad for the Rugby World Cup 2015 in England. The squad is made up of 17 forwards and 14 backs and will be captained by Paul O’Connell, who is the most capped player in the group with 103 caps. Two notable omissions in the backs are veterans […]

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Brumbies secure Taliauli and Smith services

Australian Super Rugby franchise, the Brumbies have secure the services of Lausii Taliauli and Ruan Smith. Former Australian Sevens representative Taliauli has signed a new one-year deal with the club while Smith has signed a new two-year deal. Taliauli has been earmarked as one of Australia’s top wing prospects following his debut for the Brumbies […]

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Tonga’s World Cup Squad

Newcastle Falcons second row Uili Kolo’ofa’i has been selected as Tonga’s final player in their World Cup squad. The ‘Ikale Tahi had initially named a 30-man squad for the tournament, with one more player to be added at a later date, and they confirmed on Monday that Kolo’ofa’i would join the squad. The 32-year-old was […]

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Seven Varsity Cup Boks at RWC

   By VarsityCup Media  There were seven players with FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International experience named in the Springbok squad for the World Cup. In total there have been 15 players to go from the Varsity Cup to the national team, and seven of them were named in coach Heyneke Meyer’s final squad […]

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Wales move past England in World Ranking

Wales have overtaken Pool A rivals England in the latest World Rugby rankings after their win away in Ireland on Saturday. As a result they jump up to fifth in the world, with England down in sixth, while Ireland also drop a spot as a result of the loss, slipping behind Australia into third. The […]

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Wallabies call up trio for USA test

Wing Taqele Naiyaravoro, lock Sam Carter and hooker James Hanson have been called up to the Wallabies squad for Saturday’s Test against the USA in Chicago. Hanson and Carter will link with the squad in Indiana following solid performances during the opening rounds of the Australia’s National Rugby Championship, while Naiyaravoro arrived at the team’s […]

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Wales World Cup Squad

Warren Gatland has named his squad of 31 for the World Cup, surprisingly including Cardiff Blues centre Cory Allen. Sam Warburton will lead the side as they look to improve on their performance four years ago when they were knocked out in the semi-finals. Injured duo Samson Lee – who tore his Achilles during the […]

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Smith – SBW will shine at World Cup

All Blacks centre Conrad Smith has backed fellow midfielder Sonny Bill Williams to make an impact at the upcoming Rugby World Cup.  Williams has been criticised in some quarters after several indifferent performances for the Chiefs in Super Rugby as well as the All Blacks at Test level. And although Ma’a Nonu is expected to […]

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Bulls Springboks extend stay in Pretoria

Established Springboks to continue careers with Blue Bulls The Blue Bulls Company (Pty) Ltd on Monday confirmed that a number of high profile Springboks have extended their contracts with the BBC for the next couple of seasons. The likes of Handre Pollard (Oct 2019), Adriaan Strauss (Oct 2019), Jesse Kriel (Oct 2019), Trevor Nyakane (Oct […]

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SANZAR asks Japan for assurances on Super team

Melbourne – SANZAR has written to the Japan Rugby Football Union seeking clarity about the players signed to the new Super Rugby franchise amid concerns about the team’s participation in the southern hemisphere provincial competition….By: Sport24 Japan beat off a bid from Singapore to enter a team into the expanded 18-side tournament next year but […]

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Springboks released for Currie Cup duty

By: Herman Mostert – Sport24 Cape Town – Players who failed to make the final 31-man Springbok Rugby World Cup squad have rejoined their respective provinces for Absa Currie Cup duty.Out of the original 49 players named prior to this year’s Rugby Championship, 18 will either be available for their South African provinces or jet […]

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Uruguay World Cup Sqaud for England

Uruguay have named their squad for the Rugby World Cup where they will be captained by second row Santiago Vilaseca. Los Teros have just completed a two-Test series against Japan, going down heavily in both games, and face a formidable challenge at the World Cup in Pool A against England, Australia, Wales and Fiji. French-based […]