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Stuart Lancaster, Paul Flanagan & Jose Mourinho. Coaches I look up to. Brilliant what they have taught me. Just before Maro Itoje is set to be unleashed by England the closest thing to a Victor Matfield-Bakkies Botha hybrid. Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm. – Abraham Lincoln

Lions make changes for Jaguares clash

Via Sport24 Johannesburg - The Lions will field a new-look front row in their Super Rugby clash against the Jaguares in Johannesburg on Friday night...

Griquas name side to play Sharks

1. Liam Hendricks 2. AJ Le Roux 3. Ewald Van Der Westhuizen 4. Jono Janse Van Rensburg 5. Pieter Jansen Van Vuren 6. Wendal Wehr 7. Sias Koen 8. Jason Fraser 9....

Lions squad announced

Via Telegraph Dylan Hartley has been omitted from the British and Irish Lions squad for this summer's tour to New Zealand. Hartley is the third successive...

A closer look at the task lying in front of Lions

The British and Lions will be touring New Zealand this year and are set for one of the toughest tours in their history. Warren...

The dark side: Profiling – Transformation Savior or Curse?

Profiling is the use of personal characteristics or behavior patterns to make generalizations about a person, as in gender profiling. The desire to be physically...

The Bulls……the good, bad and ugly

  A lacklustre first half from the Blue Bulls has many fans calling them out as frauds already. The Stormers were brilliant, as they were...

Griquas make history

President Jannie Louw of the Griquas delighted with this milestone achievement - Today is certainly one of the greatest days in the history of the...

Waratahs’ Jack of all trades

Jack Dempsey is a blindside flanker who plays for the Waratahs, writes Benedict Chanakira Picture: Gregg Porteous Aged at just 22, the Australian talent will be...

Reds aim to rediscover their fire!

The Reds’ roster is impressive this season, with the notable recruitments of Stephen Moore, George Smith, Leroy Houston (late last season) and Scott Higginbotham...

Super Rugby Preview – Vodacom Bulls

Super Rugby champions by 2018; this is what the Blue Bulls are aiming for. 2016 was a year the Bulls took a new direction,...

Coaching makes the difference, not player talent

Coaches, unlike players or referees, have no societies or governing bodies to enforce a clear development path and programme for them to follow, writes...

Vodacom Bulls Warm up in Zimbabwe

The Vodacom Bulls will be travelling to Harare Zimbabwe on Wednesday this week to prepare for their first warm-up match of the 2017 Vodacom...

Four debutants for Springboks

    Rohan Janse van Rensburg, Jamba Ulengo and Uzair Cassiem will make their Springbok debuts against Wales in the Principality Stadium on Saturday, while a...

Blue Bulls report card

The 3-time Super Rugby had a disappointing end to their Currie Cup campaign, but they must be optimistic ahead of Super Rugby 2017, writes Benedict...

Omar- Defensive Cornerstone

Omar Mouneimne has fire in his belly. The man lives for the challenge and has faced many of his own. Happy and enjoying his...

The four match-ups to define Currie Cup 2016?

The Currie Cup semi-finals are upon us and the early suggestions are that the stadiums will not be half full at least, writes Benedict Chanakira The...

Dan Carter: Ex-All Black star’s drug test ‘showed anomalies’

Former All Blacks Dan Carter and Joe Rokocoko gave drug tests which showed "anomalies" before this year's Top 14 final, says French newspaper L'Equipe....

De Allende starts

(Photo credit MUJAHID SAFODIEN/AFP/Getty Images)   De Allende moves to inside centre, Faf de Klerk comes in and the shift of Juan de Jongh to outside...

Allow players to develop

Timing is everything in rugby. One minute too early or too long and you get it completely wrong and it could cost you a...

Q&A – 2 min with Steven Kitshoff

Benedict had a quick 2 min Q&A with Springbok prop Steven Kitsoff  (:southafrica:)  (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images) How was it becoming a Springbok ? Its was really...

Griquas team to play Western Province

  A must win for both teams this weekend and the Griquas face two tough fixtures as they face Western Province on Saturday and Free...

Bok pack bolstered

Allister Coetzee has names his Bok squad and it's been bolstered by Vincent Koch and Pieter-Steph du Toit. Pieter-Steph du Toit and Vincent Koch were...

Match Preview – All Blacks v Argentina

Contenders to earn their highest finish in the Rugby Championship, the Pumas will face their ultimate test this weekend, when they take on the...

New midfield pair for Springboks

  Four changes to the Springbok side that lost to the Pumas in Salta. Damian de Allende and Lionel Mapoe have nbeen dropped, with the...

Pro12 gets tasty flavors

The Pro12 is described as the most inferior league in Europe- rugby wise. This is a debateable statement considering some of their players featured...

Bunny getting old…

  We would like to extend our best wishes and a happy birthday to Bunny who is soon going to be 'Oom Bunny'. With an...

Travis Ismaiel, The Blue Bulls’ deadliest weapon

Travis Ismaiel is one of the wingers that has glided under the radar in this year’s Super Rugby, writes Benedict Chanakira What the winger offers is...

Players Ratings – Mohoje the best of the lot

This week Benedict Chanakira will do his spectrum ratings on this weeks performances of your Springboks in the lost against the Argentinians on Saturday.   The BC...

Match Report – Argentina beat awful Springboks

A rush defence combined with low tackles and a predictable attack saw the Springboks succumbed to a 13-3 half time deficit, writes Benedict Chanakira With the...

Match Preview – Argentina v Springboks

The vital experience cog is an area of much debate with the selection of Bryan Habana continues to draw positive and negative attention, writes Benedict...

Wobbling Wallabies

The Mighty All Blacks dismantled a hapless, directionless Australian side at the ANZ Stadium in Australia, writes Benedict Chanakira The All Blacks looked to not even...

Loubscher exposes fractured coaching system

Transformation has been a ripe topic in the last few weeks and unfortunately is not going away and the best we can do is...

EP Kings team for Namibian Welwitschias match

EP Kings Currie Cup Head Coach, Robbi Kempson, has announced his team to take on the Windhoek Draught Welwitschias in the fourth round of...

Junior Boks training squad making solid progress

Junior Springbok coach Dawie Theron on Tuesday said his team was making solid progress in terms of their game plan and mental toughness as...

Pumas side to play Border Bulldogs

  Head Coach of the Steval Pumas, MJ Mentz announced his 22 man squad for the fourth 2016 Currie Cup Qualifier match of the season...

Southern Kings touring squad for Argentina announced

Southern Kings head coach Deon Davids has announced his 25 man touring squad for the Southern Kings trip to Argentina this weekend. The squad includes...

How close was the Lions-Stormers clash?

The Lions beat the Stormers this weekend and it was interesting hearing what the fans had to say. Despite the 7 point gap, the...

Ruggaworld talks to Cheetahs Paul Schoeman

Fresh from a hat trick against the Sunwolves Benedict Chanakira caught up with the Cheetahs player before they jetted off to a tough tour....

Ruggaworld talks to Shane Gates

Shane Gates have been around the block a bit with people starting to realising him this year as he has been exceptional for the...

Ruggaworld talks to Jaco Nepgen

Born in Queenstown, Eastern Cape, Jaco Nepgen went to school at Hangklip Primary and High School, after which he was fortunate enough to receive...

Varsity Cup played dirty- Let’s move on

The Varsity Cup line up for the next two years has been sorted, writes Benedict Chanakira There was really no doubt when the news broke...

Ruggaworld talks to Andre Snyman

We talk to former Springbok Andre Snyman on the growing hype in the United States about the upcoming rugby tournament- (Professional Rugby Organization) PRO...

Ruggaworld talks to Pumas forward coach Hein Kriek

Hein Kriek, a former Lowvelder and Nelspruit Hoërskool matriculant, joins the Steval Pumas squad from 1 December 2015, Benedict had a chat to him BC...

Playing smart and some advice for the Beast

Passing and how the forwards take up the ball- the art of passing. Either players in South Africa have been instructed not to pass...

Two talking points from the Newlands clash

The Stormers stormed to a 46-19 win over the 14 men weakened Sunwolves side with Benedict looked at lessons learned... The Sunwolves received a questionable...

UKZN chance vanishes. Fair or Foul

A Re-post after website server crashed. So University of KwaZulu Natal have been taken out of the Varsity Cup running. UCT have been afforded a...

Ruggaworld chats to Flip van der Merwe

Flip van der Merwe was born in Potchefstroom and went to Grey College in Bloemfontein, he also started with the Free State Cheetahs where...

UKZN Varsity Cup chance vanishes. Fair or Foul?

So University of KwaZulu Natal have been taken out of the Varsity Cup running and UCT have been afforded a better chance to keep...

Lessons from Lions v Crusaders

  The Lions will look back a rue a few errors that they created on their own. It was end to end stuff and it...

EP Kings announce their squad ahead of Currie Cup campaign

  The Eastern Province Kings have announced their squad for the upcoming first round of the Currie Cup competition. Forwards Brandon Brown, David Murray, Gerrit Huisamen, Greg...