Edinburgh lures another SA star

December 31, 2013 0
Carl Bezuidenhout, who helped the Pumas regain their Currie Cup status, has become the latest South African to join Alan Solomons at Edinburgh. The 27-year-old, who began training at Murrayfield on Monday, joins other SA players like Wicus Blaauw (from the Southern Kings), Cornell Du Preez (Kings), Willem (WP) Nel (Cheetahs) and Izak van der…

Happy New Year 2014!!

December 31, 2013 2
From all of the us, we wish you a Happy New Year and may 2014 bring you all the love joy and wishes you may have. Looking forward to a "jam" packed rugby season lying ahead for us in the new year. Thank you to everyone for all your support and chats over the past…

70th Straight Win for Clermont

December 30, 2013 0
Clermont racked up a 70th straight home win and extended their lead at the top of the French Top 14 with a 33-19 victory over Oyonnax on Sunday. Fijian born wing Noa Nakaitaci was the architect in the first half, scoring a brilliant 60-yard individual try before making a second break and teeing up Samoan…

Welsh twist in Euro stand-off

December 30, 2013 0
The European Cup stand-off has not even taken a break over the festive season, with new reports of 'cash offers' to lure clubs to the breakaway group. According to a report in the Sunday Telegraph the four Welsh regions have been offered £4-million each to join the Premiership clubs in their attempt to split from…

Oud-Matie voer UP-Tuks aan

December 29, 2013 0
Die oud-Matie Reniel Hugo is gister aangewys as UP-Tuks se FNB Varsitybeker kaptein vir 2014. Die 23-jarige Hugo, wat vir sy skitterspel vir Maties in die 2013-kompetisie met die Beste Voorspeler-toekenning beloon is, is in 2014 ‘n nagraadse student aan die Universiteit van Pretoria. Die Universiteit van Stellenbosch ken op 12 Desember ‘n BCom-graad aan…

Is the scrum still a factor?

December 29, 2013 8
There was a time when the scrum was the game. It was won by a goal but the road to the goal was the scrum. Then there was a time when it was regarded as essential to winning the game even if there were other ways of doing it. Now it is a troublesome nuisance,…

Rookies of the year

December 28, 2013 5
The South African rugby conveyer belt continues to produce fine young talent; we look at five newcomers who caught the eye this year. One of the major strengths of South African rugby is the amount of talent constantly coming through the ranks and challenging the established players. We have chosen five players who burst onto…

SA Rugby Christmas wish list – Merry Christmas to All!

December 24, 2013 9
It's been a year of great up's and downs, many discussions around the great game we love and we will have many more in the year to come. Ruggaworld wants to wish all our bloggers and members a beautiful Christmas. Hope 2014 brings all you hope for. Hope you all have been nice so that you…

Great Rugby Quotes

December 23, 2013 8
Some great quotes over the years. Let us know of any you have heard. After an All-Blacks surprise loss to the French in the 1999 Rugby World Cup: “The French are predictably unpredictable.” Andrew Mehrtens. After biting Sean Fitzpatrick’s ear: “For an 18-month suspension, I feel I probably should have torn it off. Then at…

Jean to lead cricket Boks

December 23, 2013 5
Jean de Villiers' captaincy skills will be put to a new test when he leads a Springbok XI in their 20 over match against the Proteas. This match, which will be at Newlands cricket ground on January 3, will be the highlight of the opening day of the Festival of Cricket which also includes the…

Sharks Jersey for 2014

December 20, 2013 12
International Sports Apparel Company BLK on Friday unveiled the Sharks' home and away replica jerseys ahead of the 2014 Super Rugby season, reports Sharks website editor Michael Marnewick. The playing and replica jersey design project commenced immediately following the announcement of a partnership between the Super Rugby franchise and the rapidly expanding BLK brand for…

SBW to be reunited with Chiefs in 2015

December 20, 2013 1
The New Zealand Rugby Union have confirmed that cross-code rugby star Sonny Bill Williams will return to rugby union in 2015. Williams, who will continue in rugby league with the Sydney Roosters in 2014, has signed a two-year deal, meaning he could appear for the All Blacks at the 2015 World Cup. He will return…

Fellow SA refs hail Kaplan

December 19, 2013 0
Fellow South African referees have paid tribute to Jonathan Kaplan, who recently retired from top level refereeing. Kaplan, who was the first referee to take charge of 50 Test matches, enjoyed an illustrious career which featured a series of memorable matches, including taking charge of fixtures at the 2003, 2007 and 2011 IRB Rugby World…

Big boost for Cape Town Tens

December 19, 2013 2
The Cape Town Tens rugby event on Wednesday announced plans for a ground breaking sponsorship of the 2014 event. Food Lover’s Market has become the exclusive food partner of the event and will be delivering a unique and premium food experience for players and spectators alike - including hot and cold food zones, buffet breakfasts…

Stormers pre-season ‘on track’

December 19, 2013 1
Western Province Rugby's contracted players have finished the first phase of their pre-season training programme, with the players now set to take a break over the festive season ahead of the DHL Stormers' 2014 Super Rugby assault. A big squad of players - including eight of the 2014 WP Rugby Institute intake - have been…
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