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Top 14 Round 9 Wrap

Clermont boosted their lead in the French Top 14 on Sunday with a bonus-point 40-16 win at Brive, who suffered their first home loss...

Pieter de Villiers linked with Stormers role

Former France prop Pieter de Villiers has been linked with a coaching role at the Stormers. DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 07: Pieter de Villiers...

Southern Kings confirm six new signings

  The Southern Kings will be able to call on the services of former Junior Springbok lock Irné Herbst next year as the Vodacom Super...

Carr, Adriaanse to stay on with Springboks

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee on Thursday confirmed that flank Nizaam Carr and prop Lourens Adriaanse will remain with the Springbok squad for the entire...

Larkham to transition to full-time Wallabies role

Qantas Wallabies assistant and Brumbies Head Coach Stephen Larkham will move permanently into the Qantas Wallabies coaching team at the end of the 2017...

Sharks lose Gold..

Following two years at the helm of the Cell C Sharks, Gary Gold has requested the opportunity to pursue another potentially exciting avenue in...

Cheetahs made Bulls bubblegum

By: Oom Rugby   Hi guys. Many years ago a friend go to New Zealand to consult a little bit with the Merino farmers and look...

Cotter names his sqaud for Autumn tours

Head Coach Vern Cotter today named a 31-man Scotland squad for the forthcoming 2016 Autumn Test matches against Australia, Argentina and Georgia next month. The...

Rogue Cheika tarnishes the Wallabies once again

Spiro ZavosSpiro Zavos, a founding writer on The Roar, was long time editorial writer on the Sydney Morning Herald, where he started a rugby...

Schmidt commits future to Ireland

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has committed himself to the job until the 2019 World Cup, ending months of speculation about his future. The Irish Rugby...

Free State 2016 Currie Cup Champions

The Free State Cheetahs finished their season on a high when they claimed a deserved 36-16 win over the Blue Bulls in the Currie...

Chean Roux no more

The South African Rugby Union has reportedly relieved Springboks defence coach Chean Roux of his duties ahead of their November tour.  (Photo by Michael Sheehan/Gallo...

Lyon take Bok lock to court

French Top 14 club Lyon announced on Monday they are taking legal action against Franco Mostert for breach of contract, reports SaRugbyMag.co.za The Lions and Springbok...

Coaching rugby is not playing rugby…

Coaching in South Africa and many other roles in rugby have laid out a perception that roles are only reserved for ex-provincial or international...

Preview – Pumas v Free State

One of the matches of the weekend when the Steval Pumas will host the Free State Cheetahs in Nelspruit on Friday night. For Free State...

Preview – Boland v Blue Bulls

There are still a few teams that can make this weekend a make or break weekend in getting into the semi finals but from...

Jake White gives us his view on Springbok rugby

Many former coaches and players have giving us there opinion on the state of Springbok and South African rugby.. Here is former World Cup winning...

Bok coaches must deal with controllables

The test in Christchurch went pretty much according to the blueprint, writer Tony Johnson for Super Sport       The Springboks opened up well, playing with great determination, and...

Willie Le Roux and Lambie back in Springbok Sqaud

Maybe we will see some more of Americano here as experienced backs Willie le Roux and Pat Lambie were included in a 31-man Springbok...

Opinion : SA defence in slow-motion

The Oom is back and this week he looks at the our defence against the All Blacks. Oom Rugby writes for Vodacom Rugby    By:...

Former Springbok defence coach John McFarland on the Brisbane disappointment

I must say I find it quite disturbing sitting here in Japan and reading about the Springboks being in chaos … and that’s coming...

Carr back for WP

Nizaam Carr will make his first appearance for DHL Western Province this season, in the Currie Cup clash with the Steval Pumas at DHL...

Lambie on bench for Sharks

Great news not just for the Cell C Sharks but also the Springboks is that Patrick Lambie will return to the playing field after...

Savea gets start for All Blacks

All Blacks flanker Ardie Savea, a whirlwind of activity as a substitute in his previous five tests, will be given the opportunity to make...

New rugby calendar set for 2020

Rugby bosses worldwide are on the verge of agreeing a new rugby calendar which will align the northern and southern hemisphere seasons closer together. The...

Play what you see, or what you’re told?

The Oom is back and this week he looks at the disappointing performance from the Springboks against Australia last weekend. Oom Rugby writes for Vodacom...

Bok Ratings – Another poor Springbok performance

Benedict and myself will be doing the rating today together, yes we decided to split the forwards and backs with Benedict doing the BC...

Top 14 Week 3 Wrap

Brive provisionally moved to the top of the table after claiming a shock 25-21 win over Toulon at Stade Félix Mayol on Saturday. Earlier, Stade...

Coetzee happy with Jantjies back in training

It was a very happy Springbok coach at the first Springbok training session in Australia with Elton Jantjies back in training. Both Elton Jantjies and...

Boland surprise to beat 14-men Pumas in Wellington

The Boland Kavaliers have surprised on Friday afternoon after beating the Pumas in Wellington 25-22 in a tight affair. The Pumas did not help themselves...

Eddie – Springboks are Bullies….

England head coach Eddie Jones emphasised how England haven't beaten South Africa in ten years and that now was the time. Jones' men take on...

Kwagga to play more 15-man rugby…

Kwagga Smith or rather Albertus Stephanus "Kwagga" Smith is set to play less sevens rugby and more of the fifteen man code this coming season. Kwagga,...

Nollis keep much of the same for Golden Lions match

Blue Bulls coach Nollis Marais opted to pick his strongest possible side to face the defending champions, the Golden Lions for their match at...

Rohan back for Golden Lions clash against Blue Bulls

Lions coach Johan Ackermann are not going to take any changes when facing the Blue Bulls at Loftus this weekend as he brought back...

Blue Bulls Kirsten out for three weeks

The Blue Bulls have lost flanker Jannes Kirsten after he was injured during their loss against Sharks over the weekend.    Kirsten injured his AC joint...

Leon MacDonald to join BNZ Crusaders coaching team

The BNZ Crusaders are continuing to make progress on finalsing their new coaching team for 2017, today confirming another Assistant Coach to work alongside...

Skills coach Feeney spending time with DHL Western Province coaches

Attack and skills coach Paul Feeney is currently on a short stay in Cape Town, where he is providing fresh insights and exchanging ideas...

Hansen has Cheika chasing fool’s gold

      Brendan Venter writes for Vodacom Rugby....       Much like Eddie Jones did during the June Test series against Australia, All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen is...

McCall backs his men to deliver

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall believes his young squad can deliver once again in both the Premiership and Champions Cup this season. The Allianz...

Pumas score from bold moves

    Benedict Chanakira wrote this piece for Vodacom Rugby.....     The Jaguares were a bit like Popeye on an empty stomach this year, but the Pumas play like...

Get your CT Sevens tickets before they are gone

With a little over 100 days to go before the very popular HSBC Cape Town Sevens kicks off in the Mother City on 10...

Top APC honours at stake on Friday

The SA Rugby Northern, Central and Southern Amateur Provincial Competitions (APC) will come to a thrilling end on Friday as the best amateur players...

WP deals for Kok, Senatla

Western Province have brought in a number of players as reinforcements for their Currie Cup campaign, including SA Sevens star Werner Kok. Olympic Bronze medallist...

Gold Cup play-offs reach climax

The respective winners of two of the most famous trophies in South African club rugby go head to head on Saturday as the race...

Leinert-Brown get start for All Blacks

Chiefs centre Anton Lienert-Brown will win his first Test cap after he was named in New Zealand’s starting XV to face Australia in Wellington...

Cooper to start for Aussies

Wallabies head coach Michael Cheika has named Quade Cooper to start at fly-half for Saturday's Test with the All Blacks in Wellington. Speculation was rife...

Jadezweni third SA referee to make Test debut

Cwengile Jadezweni will become the third of South Africa’s young and upcoming refereering corps to make his Test debut this year when he takes...

Government and SA Rugby to take responsibility on the state of Transformation

The best way to look at things sometimes is to rather stand back take a little look at it and then with an open...

Bulls show their class against Kings

The Bulls just show how much better they are than the Southern Kings on Saturday when they beat them 38-6. There were moments in the...

Falcons beat Pumas in Mbombela

The Hino Flacons showed that they are more than ready for the 2016 Currie Cup when they scored two tries to none and beat...