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

Meyer: Lessons learned for Boks

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer insists his side will learn valuable lessons from their scrappy performance against Argentina in Mendoza on Saturday. The Boks scraped through...

Griquas 19 , WP 20 , Full Time

In our first ABSA Currie Cup game of the afternoon we find Western Province traveling to Kimberly to take on Griquas. WP will want...

ABSA Currie Cup Week 3

ABSA Currie Cup Round 3 Friday, August 23: Free State Cheetahs v Sharks (Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein - Kick-off: 19.10; 17.10 GMT) If anybody suggests that the...

SARU confirm Toulon request

The South African Rugby Union on Friday confirmed that they had received a request for star wing Bryan Habana to be released to his...

Pumas make five changes

Buenos Aires - Argentina have made five changes to the team crushed by South Africa last weekend for the return Rugby Championship match in...

Releasing of International Players

Much have been said about the release of international players after an article was publish this morning on Toulon wanting Brian Habana being release...

“Live” Commentary on Weekend Games

For all who can not get to a pub or your flat screen at home, Ruggaworld will again do "Live" Commentary on all the...

Currie Cup Premier Division Round 3

The Absa Currie Cup Premier Division is expected to heat up this weekend as the teams begin to settle and new player combinations gel...

Here we Go Again

With Fourie du Preez making a stellar return to the Springbok jersey in last Saturday’s Rugby Championship win over Argentina, and media...

Juan Smith fit to play

Springbok flank Juan Smith is set to make his return to the rugby field after passing a medical at French club, Toulon. Smith, 32, earlier...

Pressure remain in First Division

The pressure in the Absa Currie Cup First Division looks set to rise significantly this weekend as the reality sets in for most teams...

All Blacks put faith in Taylor

Tom Taylor will make his All Black debut at flyhalf against Australia in the second Bledisloe Cup Test in the Rugby Championship in Wellington...

SA duo full-time at Force

The Western Force have appointed South African coaches David Wessels and Kevin Foote for the next two years. Wessels, a former defence consultant...

Bok skipper’s ‘deep humanity’

A portrait of a true people’s leader is painted of Jean de Villiers in a new book titled Springbok Factory: What it takes to...

White warns of Bok time bomb

Former Springbok coach Jake White has said the Springboks’ policy of picking overseas players is a ticking time bomb. Speaking to Ballz Radio, White, currently...

Beware the Boks Counter-Attacking

Springbok assistant coach John McFarland says the manner in which they scored was the most pleasing aspect of Saturday’s Soweto hammering. The Springboks scored nine...

Boks take ‘Killer Instinct’

Springbok Rugby Argentina should not be expecting any favours from South Africa when the two teams meet in a Rugby Championship return match on Saturday. The...

All Black injury crisis deepens

Castle Rugby Championship New Zealand suffered a triple blow ahead of their return match against Australia in Wellington on Saturday. All Black pivot Aaron Cruden...

Fourie on SARU’s wanted list

SA Rugby The South African Rugby Union (SARU) wants Jaque Fourie to again be available for Springbok selection. A top-level source at SARU told the Cape...

Triple blow for Bulls

ABSA Currie Cup by: Brenden Nel The Vodacom Blue Bulls were given a triple setback as it was confirmed hooker Callie Visagie, prop Frik Kirsten and...

Meyer:Boks to continue upward curve

Castle Rugby Championship Perhaps the most encouraging aspect of the Springboks' 73-13 demolition of Argentina in the opening game of this year’s Castle Lager Rugby...

Lions feel the heat

ABSA Currie Cup Cape Town - The Golden Lions may be back in Super Rugby next year but a poor Currie Cup preceding it would...

Flyhalf fears for Kiwi’s?

Castle Rugby Championship The All Blacks are facing another injury crisis at flyhalf, after their commanding 47-29 win over Australia in the opening Test of...

Pumas to hit back

Castle Rugby Championship Argentina captain Felipe Contepomi is looking for a big response from his team when they face the Springboks on home soil this...

Boks have ‘frightening’ potential

Castle Rugby Championship South Africa have the potential to rival New Zealand as the top team in the world. This is the candid assessment of World...

Juan Smith in French return?

Rugby News Springbok flank Juan Smith has left the country to undergo medical tests at French club Toulon, which could see him make a return...

Coach:Pumas need to ‘grow up’

Castle Rugby Championship Argentina must keep playing the top nations if they are to improve, coach Santiago Phelan said after his team were thrashed 73-13...

Aussies going mental over McCaw

Castle Rugby Championship Richie McCaw, Australia's favourite topic when things go pear-shaped on their side of the Tasman Sea, is back in the headlines. Not surprising...

ABSA Currie Cup Round 2

ABSA Currie Cup DHL Western Province and the Vodacom Blue Bulls this weekend withstood extreme character tests in the Absa Currie Cup Premier Division to...

SA Schools team edge out Wales

South African Schools Tour The SA Schools team on Saturday showed nerves of steel to hold onto a narrow 14-13 lead against Wales in their...

Player Ratings: ‘Madiba Magic’

Castle rugby Championship “Madiba magic” had a greater effect on some of the Springboks than others in the record 73-13 thrashing of the Pumas in...

Worst match I’ve watched!

Currie Cup Rugby Griquas coach Pote Human branded his team's Currie Cup match against the Blue Bulls on Friday evening as one of the worst...

South Africa 73, Argentina 13

Castle Rugby Championship Some “Madiba magic” could inspire the Springboks to get their Rugby Championship campaign off to a perfect start against the Pumas in...

Boks to go on try-hunt

Castle Rugby Championship Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has urged his team to up the ante on attack in the upcoming Rugby Championship. Meyer is satisfied with...

Jean: Ban overseas players

Springbok Rugby - News24 Springbok captain Jean de Villiers on Friday urged South Africa to adopt New Zealand's policy of barring overseas-based players from the...

Force hunt more WP talent

Super Rugby - News24 Australian Super Rugby outfit, the Force, are eager to lure more Western Province players to Perth for next season. They recently signed...

Free Currie Cup ride for Kings?

Currie Cup - News24 They may be out of next year's Super Rugby competition, but the Kings could be given a free ride into the...

Div, AfriForum slams SARU

SA Rugby - News24 Former Springbok coach Peter de Villiers has criticised the SA Rugby Union's (SARU) decision to reinstate the racial quota system in...

Pienaar deserves spot

Castle Rugby Championship - News24 Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer says Ruan Pienaar deserves to start at scrumhalf ahead of Fourie du Preez against Argentina on...

Etzebeth: I’m hard, not dirty

Castle Rugby Championship - News24 Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth insists he's not a dirty player and just plays the game as hard as he...

Springboks to honour Madiba

Brenden Nel - SuperSport The Springboks will have Madiba “in their hearts and on their sleeves” on Saturday as they plan to honour the former...

SA Schools see off France

School Rugby - Rugby365 SA Schools held their nerve in tight tussle against France at a cold and wet Outeniqua Park in George to secure...

Schools Top 20

School Rugby - Rugby365 There were not as many matches as usual over the weekend but then it was a long weekend and if Friday...

Springboks make four changes

Springboks make four changes The Springbok side for Saturday’s Castle Lager Rugby Championship opener against Argentina at Soccer City in Soweto shows four changes...

Scrum Fears

Castle Rugby Championship - Rugby365 Fears that the new scrum engagement sequence could decide the outcome of matches are dominating the build-up to the opening...

Injury blow for Lions

Currie Cup - Rugby365 The Golden Lions were dealt a cruel blow with the news that talented midfielder Nicolaas Hanekom will miss at least a...

Cheetahs signs 7’s Star

Currie Cup - News24 The Cheetahs have acquired the services of Springbok Sevens flyer Bernado Botha for the Currie Cup competition. According to the Volksblad...

Coach rewards young Blue Bulls

Currie Cup - News24 Blue Bulls coach Pine Pienaar has rewarded his players for their gutsy Currie Cup performance against Western Province last weekend, keeping...

Contepomi to Lead Pumas

Castle Rugby Championship - News24 Felipe Contepomi will lead Argentina in their Rugby Championship opener against South Africa in Soweto on Saturday in place of...

SARU – Thank Paul Treu

SA Rugby The South African Rugby Union (SARU) on Tuesday thanked Paul Treu for his services to Springbok Sevens rugby and paid tribute to the...