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Front row duo re-sign with Saints

Northampton Saints today announced that front rowers Brian Mujati and Brett Sharman have both signed new contracts with the club. http://www.northamptonsaints.co.uk/ Both players have...

Baa-baas to face Bokke

Welsh flanker Martyn Williams, 35, is the only British Isles player who will start for the Barbarians against South Africa on Saturday at Twickenham. from...

RWC is about more than just the top teams

There is a perception, reinforced this month by the Australia coach, Robbie Deans, that the 2007 Rugby World Cup was dull and turgid, a...

Lawson captains new-look Scotland

Rory Lawson will replace Mike Blair at scrum-half and also take over the captain's duties for Scotland's second autumn Test match ...

Scotland under injury cloud

Seven of the Scotland players involved in the 49-3 mauling by New Zealand are in need of medical assessment ahead of Saturday's Test against...

Another loss for Australia

Limerick - Munster ground out a 15-6 victory over a second-string Australia in appalling conditions on Tuesday, with former Australian rugby Sevens...

1.ORSC Linz 8:69 Rugby Club Innsbruck

Crucial win for Innsbruck as they head into winter break Innsbruck returned to the top of the Austrian Bundesliga table on Saturday having completed their...

All Blacks determined to defend Mealamu’s reputation

Glasgow - New Zealand have launched an appeal against hooker Keven Mealamu's four-week ban for headbutting England captain Lewis Moody. From: www.sport24.co.za Mealamu was found...

Mealamu only gets 4 weeks

All Blacks hooker Keven Mealamu is set to miss the remainder of New Zealand's Grand Slam tour after being banned for four weeks...

Bok emblem gets the boot at the RWC

The Springbok emblem will not appear on the chest of the South African rugby jersey but rather on the sleeve during next year's World...

Bok end-of-year refs named

Dublin - Nigel Owens, who handled the Tri-Nations Test between the Springboks and All Blacks in Soweto earlier this year, has been handed the...

Stade Viennois 7 : 16 Rugby Club Innsbruck

Sensational Innsbruck victory against Austrian Bundesliga runners-up Stade Viennois Rugby Club Innsbruck pocketed a precious away victory in Vienna against Stade Viennois, in a game...

Rugby Club Innsbruck 17:20 Vienna Celtic

11. September 2010 Narrow opening Bundesliga defeat to Celtc in front of record crowd  A 350-strong crowd at Rugby Club Innsbruck's opening home Bundesliga fixture against Vienna...

Tina: ‘Ek sal sterf vir SA’

Só sê die Springbok-yster Frans Steyn, nadat ’n storm die afgelope week rondom sy kop uitgebreek het oor sy jongste beenbesering én voortgesette beskikbaarheid...

Snor: An Unofficial Biography – Year 2/3

Folks I am going to cheat a little bit here if you don’t mind. I have combined the 3rd and 4th parts of...

Photographer leaves All Blacks fuming

The All Blacks have slammed a press photographer whose candid snap left secret tactics for their Tri-Nations clash with the Wallabies splashed across Australian...

Snor; An Unofficial Biography Year 1

This is the one post that I would rather not have written. Having said that it is I believe an essential one. I know...

NH referees all the way…

Johannesburg - The Springboks will have to get over their dislike for Irish referee Alain Rolland’s refereeing very quickly – they have a return...

Wallabies named for Bledisloe Cup opener

Matt Giteau and Berrick Barnes will combine in the Australian backline for the first time this year after being named alongside of each other...

All Blacks team to play Australia

The starting XV features just two changes to the side which beat South Africa 31-17 in Wellington ten days ago: from: allblacks.com Jimmy Cowan will start...

Split in Bok Camp?

Brisbane - A major split has opened up in the Springbok coaching management team, sources close to South African rugby alleged last night. By Peter...

Fourie gets 4 weeks, Cooper only 2

Springbok centre Jaque Fourie has become the third Springbok in as many weeks to be suspended for dangerous play, receiving a four-week ...

Bekker out of Brisbane clash

A back injury has ruled Springbok lock Andries Bekker out of the forthcoming Vodacom Tri-Nations Test against Australia at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane...

JPP back for Sharks! Juan back for FS!

Durban - Coach John Plumtree has re-shuffled the Sharks' backline for Saturday afternoon's crucial encounter against the Blue Bulls at the Absa Stadium, with...

The most experienced Bok side EVER!

The Springbok team that takes to the field against the All Blacks in Saturday's second Vodacom Tri-Nations Test in Wellington, is the most experienced...

BOKKE make 3 changes for 2nd TEST

The Springboks have made three changes to their match 22 for the second Vodacom Tri-Nations Test against the All Blacks in Wellington on Saturday.www.sarugby.co.za There...

JdP out of 2nd Test.

Springbok Prop Jannie du Plessis will miss the second Vodacom Tri-Nations Test against the All Blacks in Wellington on Saturday. www.sarugby.co.za Tighthead du Plessis suffered a...

Bakkies and PK fit to play!

Locks Bakkies Botha and Danie Rossouw have both been declared fit and included in the Springbok match 22 to face the All Blacks...

No place for Aplon, de Jongh?

Auckland – Two of South Africa’s most exciting young backline talents Gio Aplon and Juan de Jongh will not be in the Springbok...

Yes Mr Henry – by Jed Thian

'Gentlemen' 'Good Morning Mr Henry' 'Have we had roll call?' 'Yes Mr Henry, the team is present' ‘Excellent, as you know, it’s a big week, a massive week,...

PDV explains his selections

Bok coach Peter de Villiers got thrown a few curve balls this week - on the selection of Ricky and Chiliboy as well as...

Van Zyl to captain WP

Vodacom WP coach Allister Coetzee has announced a squad of 35 players for the 2010 Absa Currie Cup season. Vodacom WP will start...

AB squad for “the big boys’ league”

Hamilton - Despite wrapping up their June Test series unbeaten the All Black selectors took the axe to their squad on Sunday as...

Frogs in chaos after Pumas pounce

Buenos Aires -Argentina achieved their best-ever win over France here Saturday, outplaying the Six Nations Grand Slam champions 41-13. The Pumas scored four...

Sharpe pain for Wallabies

Nathan Sharpe has joined Australia's growing injury list after he was ruled out Saturday's one-off Test against Ireland with a back problem.  Sharpe had impressed...

SA U20s face England in 3rd place playoff!

FINAL SCORE: BOKKIES 27, POMMIES 22 SA Under-20 coach Eric Sauls made two changes to his starting lineup that suffered a 36-7 defeat against...

Sergio Parisse to start for Italy

Witbank – Italian flyhalf Craig Gower admits that they have a huge task on their hands against the Springboks on Saturday despite the return...

Burger out of Italy clash!

Flanker Schalk Burger has been withdrawn from the Springbok team to face Italy at the Puma Stadium in Witbank on Saturday. Burger had been receiving...

Baby-Boks ready for the Baby-Blacks

Graham Bentz is the Conditioning Coach for the South African Under20 Team currently campaigning at the IRB Junior World Championships in Argentina.  He writes...

Chiliboy Ralepelle – It’s time

J.J. Harmse gets some insight to the Chili Story. Pretoria – Ke nako. It’s time. No, not to do with the World Cup, but a rugby article...

Victor and Bakkies reunited

Victor Matfield will captain the Boks for the 11th time against Italy in Witbank on Saturday. Matfield takes over the captaincy from John Smit, who...

Springboks & France announce team:

Springboks & France have selected their respective squads for the test at Newlands this Saturday. Springboks : 15 Zane Kirchner (Vodacom Bulls) – 5 caps 14 Gio Aplon (Vodacom...

Review: RC Innsbruck 42 – 3 RC McDonalds OÖ

Rugby Club Innsbruck earned a deserved victory over McDonalds OÖ this weekend in near perfect conditions at Hatting. RCI began the game determined to...

Vienna Celtic 43 – 27 Rugby Club Innsbruck

Vienna Celtic 43 - 27 Rugby Club Innsbruck Two late tries gave Vienna Celtic victory over RCI in the opening Bundesliga fixture of 2010. With...