Sharks 30, Griquas 32 Read more

Sharks 30, Griquas 32

The old lady is back.  Currie Cup 2013 kicks off with the Sharks hosting Griquas. Recent results: 2012: Sharks won 42-3, Durban 2012: Griquas won 22-15, Kimberley 2011: Sharks won 29-18, Durban 2011:: Griquas won 43-22, Kimberley 2010: Sharks won 48-30, Durban 2010: Griquas won 40-34, Kimberley Teams: Sharks: 15 Odwa Ndungane, 14 Sizo Maseko, […]

Lions 18, Kings 23 Read more

Lions 18, Kings 23

The equation is simple.  The Lions just need a win while the Kings need to win by 8 or more.  The loser, is out of Super Rugby. Previous results: 2013: Lions won 41-31, Johannesburg 2013: Lions won 26-19, Port Elizabeth Teams: Lions: 15 Ruan Combrinck, 14 Deon Helberg, 13 Nicolaas Hanekom, 12 Dylan Des Fountain, […]

SR Final: Chiefs 27, Brumbies 22 Read more

SR Final: Chiefs 27, Brumbies 22

Super Rugby 2013 comes to a close with the defending champions favourites to make it a double – but can Jake’s Brumbies deliver a surprise? Recent results: 2012: Chiefs won 29-22, Hamilton 2011: Brumbies won 28-20, Canberra 2010: Brumbies won 30-23, Canberra 2009: Chiefs won 10-7, Hamilton 2008: Chiefs won 42-28, Canberra 2007: Brumbies won […]

McCaw off the bench for Saders Read more

McCaw off the bench for Saders

The 2013 Investec Super Rugby Qualifiers have arrived and six teams are now vying for the coveted championship title. This Saturday 20th July see’s Super Rugby’s seven time champions the Crusaders take on Queensland’s Reds at AMI Stadium, Christchurch. Crusaders Head Coach Todd Blackadder has named his team to play the Reds making only one […]

Pollard back at 12 for semi Read more

Pollard back at 12 for semi

There are five changes in the starting line-up of the Junior Springboks to play against Wales in the IRB Junior World Championship rugby semi-final in Vannes, France, on Tuesday evening. Amongst the backs, flyhalf Robert du Preez returns to play in the No 10 jersey while Handré Pollard moves to inside centre in place of […]

Bad news for Arno Read more

Bad news for Arno

Springbok loose forward Arno Botha has been ruled out for the remainder of the 2013 season after rupturing ligaments in his knee during the Castle Lager Incoming Series victory over Scotland in Nelspruit on Saturday. Botha was forced to leave the field in the fourth minute of only his second Test for South Africa when […]

Kirsten blow for Baby Boks Read more

Kirsten blow for Baby Boks

Junior Springbok lock Jannes Kirsten will miss the rest of the IRB Junior World Championship (JWC) in France because of a facial injury, the team confirmed on Sunday. Kirsten sustained a fractured cheek bone in the South Africa Under-20’s training session on Saturday afternoon at the Stade Michelin in Vannes. The team will name a […]

Argentina 26 v England 51 Read more

Argentina 26 v England 51

England blasted the Argies off the park last weekend which I am sure will motivate them to deliver a better performance this time around. Recent results: 2013: England won 32-3, Salta 2011: England won 13-9, Dunedin (World Cup pool match) 2009: England won 16-9, London 2009: Argentina won 24-22, Salta 2009: England won 37-15, Manchester […]

Boks 30 v Scotland 17 Read more

Boks 30 v Scotland 17

The score between these two teams in recent years have been very close, but the Boks should be way too good at home and at altitude for a Scottish side missing their best players to the B&I Lions. Recent results: 2012: South Africa won 21-10, Edinburgh 2010: Scotland won 21-17, Edinburgh 2008: South Africa won […]

Waratahs 17 v B&I Lions 47 Read more

Waratahs 17 v B&I Lions 47

The Lions have two more warm-up games to get through – and these might prove to be the toughest. Recent results: 2001: British & Irish Lions won 41-24, Sydney 1989: British & Irish Lions won 23-21, Sydney 1971: British & Irish Lions won 14-12, Sydney 1966: British & Irish Lions and Waratahs drew 6-all, Sydney […]

All Blacks 30 v France 0 Read more

All Blacks 30 v France 0

France have selected a much stronger side, but the All Blacks are still the bookies favourite to take the series. Recent Results: 2013: New Zealand won 23-13, Auckland 2011: New Zealand won 8-7, Auckland 2011: New Zealand won 37-17, Auckland 2009: New Zealand won 39-12, Marseille 2009: New Zealand won 14-10, Wellington 2009: France won […]

Japan 23 v Wales 8 Read more

Japan 23 v Wales 8

Japan got desperately close a week ago – can they finally get one over a tier 1 country? Recent results: 2013: Wales won 22-18, Osaka 2007: Wales won 72-18, Cardiff (World Cup pool match) 2004: Wales won 98-0, Cardiff 2001: Wales won 53-30, Tokyo 2001: Wales won 64-10, Osaka 1999: Wales won 64-15, Cardiff (World […]

Baby Boks into semi’s Read more

Baby Boks into semi’s

The South African Under-20 team overcame a committed France team in front of their home crowd to record a third successive victory and clinch a place in the Junior World Championship semi-finals with a 26-19 victory (halftime 8-7) in La Roche-sur-Yon on Thursday.

Boks make 5 changes Read more

Boks make 5 changes

The Springbok team to face Scotland in Nelspruit on Saturday shows five changes, three of them on the bench, from the match-23 which beat Italy in the opening round of the Castle Lager Incoming Series last weekend.