Cooper cops a huge fine and suspended ban

October 31, 2012 4
Quade Cooper has today been found to be in breach of the ARU Code of Conduct in respect of his social media and media comments between Saturday 22 and Thursday 27 September. The independent three person Tribunal, which heard the allegations, was chaired by Barrister Dominic Villa and included David Giffin and Mark Woolley. Quade…

Highlanders 2013 Super Rugby squad

October 31, 2012 0
The Highlanders squad has a number of new faces and this will make for a very exciting season in 2013. The forward pack will be bolstered by the experience of Brad Thorn and Tony Woodcock who have played a combined total of 151 tests for the All Blacks and 205 Super Rugby matches.  Also joining…

Crusaders 2013 Super Rugby squad

October 31, 2012 0
Crusaders Head Coach Todd Blackadder has named his squad to contest the 2013 Investec Super Rugby competition.  It includes nine new faces and twenty three players returning from the 2012 Crusaders squad. Four of the new faces – Dominic Bird, Johnny McNicholl, Joe Moody and Codie Taylor – were part of the Crusaders’ wider training…

Blues Super Rugby squad for 2013

October 30, 2012 0
Blues Head Coach Sir John Kirwan announced his 2013 squad at a free breakfast event exclusively for members, sponsors and members of the media this morning. Blues Rugby Several past Auckland and Blues players such as Michael Jones, Craig Innes and Joeli Vidiri were also on hand to meet the new Blues players and offer…

Chiefs announce 2013 Super Rugby squad

October 30, 2012 2
Super Rugby 2012 Champions, the Chiefs have formally announced their squad for the 2013 campaign. The Chiefs re-signed many of their players during the 2012 season, and added four players in the selection process to complete the 2013 squad: former All Black Ross Filipo who returned to Wellington after playing rugby in France and England,…

Sharks goes across borders

October 30, 2012 5
UAE Rugby today announced a ground breaking development with world famous Super XV franchise The Sharks, based in Durban South Africa, to co operate in the management of three High Performance Academy programmes in the UAE commencing in January 2013. The Sharks UAE Rugby Academy, which will operate in three venues (Al Ain, Abu Dhabi…

Strauss fit to tour

October 29, 2012 3
The Springboks received a timely boost on Monday with the news that vice-captain Adriaan Strauss is fit to tour with the squad to Europe. Quintin van Jaarsveld, Rugby365 Strauss’ availability for the year-end tour was put into question after he was a late withdrawal from the Free State Cheetahs side for last Friday’s promotion/relegation match…

WP Rugby confirms Taute, Jantjies loan deals

October 29, 2012 8
WP Rugby can confirm that Springbok backs Elton Jantjies and Jaco Taute will join the DHL Stormers on loan for the 2013 Vodacom Super Rugby season. The influential backs, both of whom will spend the 2013 Super Rugby season in Cape Town on loan from the Golden Lions, became Test Springboks this year - after…

Kaizer Chiefs registers a rugby team

October 29, 2012 2
Yes folks, you heard right, football giant Kaizer Chiefs has registered a rugby team to participate in a tournament in George over December. Both mainstream sporting codes in South Africa will be on show together for the first time, when a rugby team wearing the kit of South African soccer giants Kaizer Chiefs participates in…

Scrap the scrum hit

October 29, 2012 5
Outgoing Australian Rugby Union boss John O'Neill has called for the "hit" to be scrapped in scrums, the experimental law variations to be revisited and a possible three-metre defensive line added to enliven the game. Iain Payten - Foxsports O'Neill, who is about to begin his last week as ARU chief executive after 14 years…

Law changes will promote attack

October 29, 2012 3
Wallabies coach Robbie Deans believes the five laws that are being trialled globally will promote more attacking rugby on the team's tour of Europe next month. Bret Harris – Fox Sports The experimental laws include: - Limiting the time the ball is available at the back of a ruck to just five seconds; - Freeing…

WP leer SA Rugby ‘n les

October 28, 2012 9
Die internet ensiklopedie Wikipedia het sy eerste verskyning gemaak in daardie jaar.  Die wêreld was geskud toe terroriste in die World Trade Centre ingevlieg wat die torings tot die grond toe neer gebring het en tot gister, was dit die laaste keer wat Westelike Provinsie die Currie-beker omhoog gehou het. 11 Jaar is a blerrie…

Springbok squad for UK tour

October 28, 2012 20
The Springboks will travel to the Northern Hemisphere next weekend with five uncapped players but without their all-time leading try-scorer and most experienced player, Bryan Habana. Habana was the latest key player to be added to a long injury list when he sustained a knee injury in Saturday’s Absa Currie Cup final. Scans on Sunday…

CC Final 2012: Sharks 18, WP 25

October 27, 2012 39
The Sharks will be looking to win the Absa Currie Cup for the third time in five seasons on Saturday when they host DHL Western Province at Mr Price Kings Park in Durban (kick-off 17h00). WP, meanwhile, will look to end an 11-year title drought, having last won the iconic trophy in 2001 at DHL…

Promotion-Relegation match Rnd 2: Kings v Cheetahs

October 26, 2012 3
The Eastern Province Kings face their biggest challenge in many years in Port Elizabeth on Friday night when they host the Toyota Free State Cheetahs in the second leg of their Absa Currie Cup promotion-relegation series. The Kings will be attempting the almost impossible at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium – erase a 39-point deficit…
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