Farrell shock nomination for IRB player of the year

November 29, 2012 7
Never without controversy, the IRB has named England's second choice flyhalf as part of the final four nominees to contest the international player of the year award. IRB.com The International Rugby Board has announced the shortlist of nominees for the prestigious IRB Player of the Year 2012 Award. New Zealand captain Richie McCaw, his teammate…

Hore apologises for his actions

November 29, 2012 15
New Zealand hooker Andrew Hore apologised on Thursday for a hit from behind on Wales lock Bradley Davies that resulted in a five-match ban, saying he had let down his team and the entire country. News24 Hore, who will miss Saturday's Test against England due to the ban, said he was "embarrassed" at his action…

Mitchell: ‘My reputation is stil intact’

November 28, 2012 5
John Mitchell, less than a week after saying he had 'unfinished business' with the Lions, has started coaching Sale Sharks and stated he was always going to return to the English club. Rugby365 This double speak by the controversial former All Black adds an even more bitter aftertaste to the unsavoury ending of his tenure…

Hore gets slap on the wrist

November 28, 2012 7
Disgraced All Black hooker Andrew Hore received to what amounted to no more than a slap on the wrist for his unprovoked attack on a Welsh player. Rugby365 The 34-year-old Hore appeared before IRB appointed judicial officer Lorne Crerar (Scotland) on Wednesday, having been cited for striking an opponent in the match between Wales and…

Lions announce the ‘Lions Challenge’

November 27, 2012 3
Despite not playing Super Rugby, the Lions will have no shortage of game time next season after their 2013 fixture list was revealed on Tuesday. Herman Mostert The Johannesburg-based union was forced into scheduling a series of matches for next year after the South African Rugby Union (SARU) replaced them with the Southern Kings for…

Morne linked to French move

November 27, 2012 6
Bulls and Springbok flyhalf Morne Steyn has been linked with a move to French Top 14 club Stade Francais. Sport24 French website, Le Rugby Nistere, has reported that Steyn met with Stade Francais' management during the week leading up to the Boks' Test against England at Twickenham. According to reports, the French club has had Steyn…

Jean loof ‘passievolle’ Heyneke

November 26, 2012 14
Die Springbokke kon nie vir meer gevra het as die afrigtingspan wat vanjaar onder soveel kritiek deurgeloop het nie, meen kaptein, Jean de Villiers. Stephen Nell, Die Burger Suid-Afrika het sy toer na Brittanje en Ierland eergister met drie seges uit drie afgesluit deur Engeland op Twickenham met 16-15 te troef. Volgens De Villiers het…

‘AB’s are not thugs’ – Hansen

November 26, 2012 21
All Blacks' coach Steve Hansen says his players are not thugs and claims they would not intentionally injure an opponent. Sport24 According to stuff.co.nz website, while Hansen was coy about pre-empting Andrew Hore's punishment for the ugly swinging arm which left Welsh lock Bradley Davies hospitalised last night, it is clear the All Blacks expect their hooker to get…

Meyer happy with win

November 24, 2012 33
Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer applauded his team’s defence, discipline and guts after South Africa edged out England 16-15 at Twickenham on Saturday. This win secured the Springboks a third win on tour and ended the Castle Outgoing Tour in a very positive fashion. Earlier on tour Ireland and Scotland also suffered defeats against South Africa.…

Wales 10 v All Blacks 33

November 24, 2012 3
The Welsh have lost all their incoming tour games so far and it will not get easier when they host the All Blacks in Cardiff. Recent results: 2010: New Zealand won 37-25, Cardiff 2010: New Zealand won 29-10, Hamilton 2010: New Zealand won 42-9, Dunedin 2009: New Zealand won 19-12, Cardiff 2008: New Zealand won…

England 15 v Springboks 16

November 24, 2012 31
The Boks will look to end their campaign of 2012 on a high by beating England at home - but this won't be plain sailing. Recent results: 2012: South Africa and England drew 14-14, Port Elizabeth 2012: South Africa won 36-27, Johannesburg 2012: South Africa won 22-17, Durban 2010: South Africa won 21-11, London 2008:…

Mitchell groet die Leeus

November 23, 2012 4
Die Goue Leeus het John Mitchell gister as afrigter gegroet, maar gaan hom steeds vir die volgende jaar betaal. Pieter Jordaan, Beeld Ingevolge ’n ooreenkoms wat tussen Mitchell en die GLRU bereik is, sal hy vir die volgende jaar steeds as ’n konsultant vir die Lions en die Leeus optree, hoewel hy nie meer daagliks…

England make loads of changes for Boks

November 22, 2012 43
Wasps lock Joe Launchbury is set to make his first Test start after England coach Stuart Lancaster made six changes to the side for Saturday's Test against South Africa at Twickenham. Sport24 Kick-off is at 16:30 SA time. The 21-year-old Launchbury replaced club-mate Tom Palmer in a starting side announced by Lancaster on Thursday that…

‘Lambie must spark backline’

November 21, 2012 31
Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has urged flyhalf Patrick Lambie to play more to his natural attacking instincts against England at Twickenham on Saturday. Sport24 Lambie was on Wednesday included to start at flyhalf for the third Test in a row as the Boks look to remain unbeaten on their three-Test European tour. He also featured…
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