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Better known as Bunny, Took over after Pissant went over to the "Dark Side"

Currie Cup 2019 – Playoff spot Dobson goal

The Currie Cup starts this weekend and it does not get any better than to see Province and the Blue Bulls clash in the...

World Rugby let go of World Rugby Nations Championship idea

World Rugby has announced that they decided not proceed with the proposed World Rugby Nations Championship. This comes after there was an outcry from the...

Match Preview – Reds v Blues

With a slight chance of still making the playoffs, the Blues will be going to Australia to get a bonus point win to keep...

Match Preview – Highlanders v Vodacom Bulls

Like it or not but Bulls coach Pote Human have brought Pollard straight into the starting fifteen to lead the Bulls in their final...

Third loss on the trot for Porteas

A disciplined bowling performance, followed by a battling hundred from Rohit Sharma, helped India begin their ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2019 campaign with...

Paris Sevens – Day 2 – Blitzboks settle for Bronze as Fiji claims title

It is the last tournament of the year with USA and Fiji who will be fighting it out for the overall championship over this...

Match Report – Chiefs win unbelievable game against Crusaders

It was one of theist games of Rugga's we have seen in Super Rugby with the Chiefs coming back from 20-0 down after 30...

Match Report – Brumbies too good for Sunwolves

The Brumbies was way to good for the struggling Sunwolves when they beat them 42-19 on Saturday in Tokyo. Scoring six tries to three tells...

Match Report – Waratahs defence secure win over Rebels

It was a great game of rugby which ended with the Waratahs taking the win 20-15 on Friday. The game started as we expected with...

Match Report – Blues and Bulls play to a draw in the wet

On a wet field the Blues and Bulls could only manage a 22-all draw on Friday. Both teams struggled to keep the ball in hand...

Match Preview – Emirates Lions v DHL Stormers

It is crush time for South African teams with all five sides fighting for that playoff spot which makes this another important match for...

Match Preview – Cell C Sharks v Hurricanes

The Sharks will be hosting the Hurricanes after a big win for them last week against the Lions. They were not brilliant but they took...

World Cup 2019 – England won by 104 runs

It all starts today and we will try and keep you up to date with the latest from the World Cup. England will be playing...

Match Preview – Chiefs v Crusaders

Although the Crusaders had some tight matches in the lats couple of weeks they still manage to come on top. After 15 weeks of Super...

Match Preview – Sunwolves v Brumbies

The Brumbies will want to use this match to cement their lead in the Aussie conference when the face the Sunwolves. With the Rebels and...

Soyizwapi wants to end on a bang

Standing next to the other 15 captains at the HSBC Paris Sevens official captains’ photo earlier on Wednesday, Springbok Sevens captain Siviwe Soyizwapi looked...

Ackermann extend his stay at Gloucester

Former Lions coach Johan Ackermann has signed a new deal with Gloucester which will see him staying at the English club. He has been at...

Junior Boks confident for World Championship

The Junior Springboks are on their way to Argentina where they will compete for this year's World Rugby U20 Championship. After a few months in...

New Zealand set for only two teams in playoffs

It is something we certainly are not used to but it may be that in 2019 we will only see the Crusaders and Hurricanes...

Serious problems in our game as officials come under fire

It has been an interesting weekend of Super Rugby with most of the talk afterwards about the two games in South Africa, and all...

Déjà vu – The ‘Super’ is no more in Super Rugby

Déjà vu, as I know I spoken about the same thing at the same time last year on the standard of Super Rugby and...

Brits set to get huge fine from SANZAAR

According to reports on RugbyRocks Blue Bulls Schalk Brits could face a fine up to R100 000 for criticising SANZAAR judicial process. Brits who just returned...

It is the final dash for most teams to make playoffs

With seven rounds left it makes for interesting reading who in the South African conference will get that top spot and secure a home...

Match Report – Lions grind it out against Chiefs for the win

It was a game of two halves when the Lions beat the Chiefs 23-17 on Friday. They were clinical in that first forty minutes but...

Match Preview – DHL Stormers v Brumbies

The Stormers are back from their tour and will be at home against the Brumbies this weekend. They came off a great win over the...

Match Preview – Waratahs v Rebels

The two top teams in the Aussie conference will be clashing on Saturday in Sydney. The Tahs are coming off a bye and some off-the-field...

Match Preview – Highlanders v Blues

The Highlanders will have Aaron Smith back in a match which has become a must win for them. He will be playing off the bench...

Match Preview – Cell C Sharks v Reds

It is a massive week for the Cell C Sharks and coach Robert Du Preez after the embarrassment of last week. There are actually no...

Match Preview – Sunwolves v Hurricanes

The Hurricanes are traveling to Japan this weekend to face the Sunwolves in Tokyo. After a bye last week coach John Plumtree made four changes...

Match Preview – Chiefs v Emirates Lions

With another loss against the Brumbies last week the Emirates Lions need a step up this week for more than one reason. The next two...

Monnas set record straight against the Green Machine

In what would be one of Glenwood’s toughest fixtures of the year, Hoërskool Monument, better known as ‘Die Wit Bulle’ travelled down to Durban to...

Kick into the future!

A bursary for tertiary education will be awarded to the best school rugby kicker in the Western Cape. The search is on! While hosting kicking...

Varsity Cup Final – Back-to-back title wins for Maties

Maties had broke the record books on Monday when they won the Varsity Cup for the fifth time. It was also back to back championship...

Folau contract ended by Rugby Australia

Israel Folau received the news today that Rugby Australia has issued him with a Code of Conduct breach notice. This warrant the termination of his...

Paarl Gimnasium continue dominance over Affies

Paarl Gimnasium continued their recent dominance over Affies with a 46-19 victory over the Pretoria side in a Premier Interschools match in Paarl on...

Super Rugby Nabetragting – SA teams back to old habits

Round 9 just gave us more questions than answers. We had the Stormers that surprised all in beating the Aussie log leaders Rebels on...

Mckenzie out of World Cup with ACL injury

Real sad news this morning for Damien Mckenzie and the All Blacks as he will miss the World Cup. The All Black coach Steven Hansen...

All Blacks injury list growing

The All Blacks coaching team will be slightly worried on the list of injured players growing every weekend. Damien McKenzie is the latest that can...

Match Report – Cheetahs too good for Dragons

Tian Schoeman scored 18 points to hand Toyota Cheetahs a hard-fought win over Dragons in South Africa. It was an attritional first forty minutes, with...

All Blacks coaching team believe they need to improve skills and decision making

There are not many teams in the world that do not try and get their game to the level of New Zealanders. During the week...

SA teams will struggle to make playoffs

We are halfway through this years Super Rugby competition and I am between a rock and a hard place on where we could see...

Super Rugby Nabetragting – Sharks only light in very dark weekend for SA fans

Not the way we wanted Round 8 to play out with only the Sharks able to get a win this weekend. Seems that injuries and...

Free State High School Association – Pay up or you can not come for...

It is nothing less than disgusting to have learned that Free State High School Association has made a decision to instruct rugby players and...

Opinion – Akker and Brits debacle

As if it is not enough that we have to sit every week through some dodgy decisions by officials on the field we now...

Opinion – Dropping Sunwolves the right call

There will be many opinions on the decision from SANZAAR last week to drop the Sunwolves from Super Rugby. They will no longer be...

Varsity Cup Round 3 Wrap

It was and exciting third round of matches in the Varsity Cup this Monday which saw titanic battles between the teams to get the...

Hendricks replace Kotze for Jaguares

Former Springbok wing, Cornal Hendricks, will make a welcome return to Vodacom Super Rugby on Saturday when the Vodacom Bulls take on the Jaquares...

Super Rugby Nabetragting – Great start for SA Teams excluding one

Saturday evening the perception of pre-season and the real thing would have changed, especially for supporters in Cape Town. Round 1 Vodacom Super Rugby Fri 15 February:...

No more excuses for SA teams

Every year, at the beginning of the Super Rugby season we take a look the South African Super Rugby franchises and ask ourselves how...

Stormers and Bulls sweating over players

With Super Rugby kicking off this weekend one expected normally that teams will be rearing to go but one of the big clashes this...