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

We say goodbye to Chester

Chester Williams will not just be remembered for what he did for the sport of rugby and the 1995 World Cup but for the...

It feel’s like World Cup now – Rassie Erasmus

“Today, we can feel the RWC is here,” says Erasmus The Springboks woke up in Japan for a 12th morning today, but felt the Rugby...

Rugby World Cup – Wales in the spotlight

In the next week we will be given our run-down on the Top 6 teams we believe can win the World Cup. During the tournament...

Os Du Randt inducted in World Rugby Hall of Fame

One of South Africans modern day hero's on the rugby field, Os Du Randt will be inducted in the World Rugby Hall of Fame,...

All Blacks lose Jacobson before World Cup even starts

The All Blacks has been given their first blow at the World Cup before it even begins. Loose forward Luka Jacobson will miss the World...

Sharks snapping up quality players

The Sharks have been hard at work to look at bolstering their squad for the 2020 season and beyond. They have already snapped up Lions...

World Cup Japan 2019 – Springboks give back

The Springboks gave back to an enthusiastic and welcoming Kagoshima community on Wednesday, with a number of school and government visits on a rest...

SARLA Bids Farewell to Chester Williams: Rugby Hero, Friend and Humanitarian

Springbok legend Chester Williams suffered a fatal heart attack and passed away unexpectedly last Friday (06 September), at just 49-years-old. The South African Rugby...

Vodacom Super Rugby 2020 Schedule – It all starts 31 January

The 2020 Super Rugby match schedule has been announced by SANZAAR. The tournament will kick-off with two derbies on Friday 31 January. The Blues will host...

Trevor ready for World Cup opener

It was a big concern when we saw Trevor Nyakane coming of the field after just 14 minutes in Fridays test against Japan, but...

Match Report – Ireland goes to number one in the world after beating Wales

Ireland moved to the number 1 spot in the world rankings after beating Wales 19-10 at home on Saturday. It was their final warm-up match...

Match Report – Aussies get pushed all the way by Samoa

The Wallabies had to work hard for their win against Samoa on Saturday eventually beating them 34-15. The test was much closer than the scoreboard...

Direct Axis Currie Cup Final – Cheetahs Currie Cup Champions after brilliant first half

A brilliant first half sealed a great win for the Toyota Free State Cheetahs over the Xerox Golden Lions. With both teams scoring four tries...

Match Report – All Blacks run riot against Tonga

The All Blacks ran riot against the Tonga team on Saturday morning beating them 92-7. It was was was expected from the worlds best side...

Match Report – Poor Italy no match for England

Italy was kept scoreless in their test on Friday by England going down 37-0 at the end. Tries from Ben Youngs, Joe Marchant, Ellis Genge...

Match Report – Scotland too good for Georgia

Scotland got another win over Georgia to end their preparations for the World Cup before getting on the plane to Japan. Although they beat the...

A picture is worth a thousand words – Japan v South Africa

Steve Haag is already in Japan and he was at the test on Friday when the Springboks concluded their warm-up test before rugby show...

Rassie Erasmus – From Zero’s to contenders in 18 test

At the end of 2017, the Springbok team under Allister Coetzee found themselves in one of their worst positions since readmission. From second on the...

Down Touch Griffons take gold in SA Rugby U-20 Championship

The Down Touch Griffons won the gold medal in the SA Rugby Under-20 Provincial Championship. They beat EP Elephants in the final on Friday 37-29...

Italy no match for France in Paris

France made easy work of Italy on Friday in their World Cup warm-up match. They beat the Italians 47-19 as they scored sevens tries to...

Jaguares XV Champions of the First Devision

The Jaguares XV has been crowned First Devision Champions on Friday when they beat the Down Touch Griffons 27-13. They were in control throughout the...

Dyantyi B-Sample also positive

The South African Institute for Drug Free Sport (SAIDS) informed Springbok and Lions rugby player, Aphiwe Dyantyi, that an adverse analytical finding had been...

Currie Cup SF 2 – Toyota Free State Cheetahs v Cell C Sharks

Our second semi-final sees the Toyota Free State Cheetahs hosting the Cell C Sharks in what is expected to be a great game of...

Currie Cup SF 1 – Xerox Golden Lions v Tafel Lager Griquas

Last week we saw it go down to the wire when Griquas hosted the Golden Lions in Kimberley, this week they play again but...

Test Preview – France v Italy

France is taking on Italy at home this weekend as they continue to put the last few things together before jetting off to Japan...

Agustin Pichot – World Ranking system is ridiculous

Agustin Pichot did not hold back on his views when he spoke to Argentine website aplenorugby.com.aron the World Ranking system. The ranking system has come under...

Jamie Jospeh aims for Top 8 as he announce his World Cup Squad

The host of this years Rugby World Cup, Japan, has named their 31-man squad. Coach Jamie Joseph have selected his strongest possible squad with Michael...

Hansen gamble with Retallick selection

All Blacks Brodie Retallick will most properly only be available in the quarter finals of this years World Cup as he is still busy...

Nollis make few changes for Blue Bulls U21 semi-final

The Vodacom Blue Bulls U21 team will face the Cell C Sharks U21 side this weekend in one of the SA Rugby U21 Championship...

Rassie get Felix Jones to complete coaching team

Rassie Erasmus completed his Rugby World Cup coaching team on Wednesday with the confirmed appointment of defence consultant Felix Jones. The former Irish international will...

Grabrillagues suspension reduce to 3 weeks

France have received some good news when Paul Gabrillagues six week ban was reduce to three weeks after his appeal. Stade Francais lock was banned...

No place for Franks and Laumape in All Blacks World Cup Squad

All Black coach Steve Hansen has left out veteran Owen Franks and Laumape when he named his 31-man World Cup Squad on Wednesday. Another name...

The Joker’s are out in full force again

Come world cup year we get European clubs scrambling to make up the numbers to be able to still compete in their local competitions. With...

Springbok World Cup Squad – No Surprises with Elstadt the last man out

A Springbok blend led by Siya Kolisi and combining youth with gnarled experience was on Monday confirmed to launch South Africa’s seventh assault on...

International Wrap – England demolish Ireland at Twickenham

We had an interesting weekend of World Cup warm-up matches across the globe but nothing prepared us for the runaway thumping England gave Ireland...

SA Rugby U21 Wrap – Blue Bulls end top of the log

SA Rugby U21 competition is drawing to a close and we had some great tries scored again this weekend in all three matches. After ten...

Jaguares XV and Griffons secure place in First Devision Final

The Jaguares XV have ended on top of the Currie Cup First Division to secure a final against the Down Touch Griffons in Potchefstroom. It...

Free State and Golden Lions host Currie Cup semi-finals

After all of that the Currie Cup semi-finals will be in Bloemfontein and Johannesburg with the Free State Cheetahs hosting the Sharks and the...

Aphiwe deny substance abuse

Springbok and Lions wing Aphiwe Dyantyi have written a statement after news break that he tested positive for a banned substance. He has requested a...

Match Report – Sharks beat Blue Bulls to secure semi-final place

The Sharks secured their place in the semi-finals with a great win over the Blue Bulls at Loftus beating them 48-40. https://youtu.be/2VflYidFY-s The Sharks started their...

Match Report – Free State come back to secure home semi-final

What a great game of rugby we saw in Bloemfontein when Free State came form behind to beat Western Province 38-33. It was a great...

Test Preview – England v Ireland

England is back at Twickenham this weekend and will host Ireland in another warmup test. Last week did not go as planned for Eddie Jones...

Currie Cup Preview – Toyota Free State Cheetahs v DHL Western Province

Western Province will travel to Bloemfontein with the knowledge that they have to win and win big against Free State to stand any chance...

Cheika World Cup squad boost 1406 caps

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has confirmed his 31-man squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, in front of a packed house at...

How Rassie took sting out of the media and social media

On thing we all can agree on is that Rassie Erasmus has been transparent from the day he took over coaching the Springboks. He did...

Carrot Rating – Pollard shine for Boks in Salta

Before the start of the Rugby Championship, journalist ask Rassie Erasmus what is his expectations, and he replied first winning the Rugby Championship and...

Carrot Ratings – Not perfect but good start

The team was labelled a so-called second string side, which from an Aussie point of view is not a good that they lost it. Most...

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...