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Chiefs start with win over Highlanders

When any New Zealand team face another New Zealand team we already expect a cracker of a match and that is just what we...

Bosch and Am starts for Sharks against Reds

Sharks coach Robert Du Preez has named his side to face the Reds in Australia in the season opener this weekend which sees exciting...

Force announce 2017 Squad

The Western Force have confirmed their 36-man squad for the 2017 Super Rugby season, which includes 14 new signings. Among the new faces are 68-time...

Force sign local young gun Harry Scoble

The Western Force have signed the last of the three inaugural Future Force Foundation members with the addition of Perth-born Harry Scoble to the...

Scots want WP centre on permanent basis

The Scots are eager to see Stormers and Western Province centre Huw Jones play his rugby there on a permanent basis, reports Sport24 In Junes...

The terrible Test tenure of Allister Coetzee: The aura of acceptable loss and player-blame

Allister Coetzee blames his players after each loss. His Springbok team has lost five of the nine Tests played under his leadership. Several of the...

SPIRO: Rugby is booming everywhere, except in Australia. Why?

World Rugby has just finished its third Rugby Conference and Exhibition (ConflEx) in London. The overall theme of the ConflEx, according to World Rugby,...

Maori All Blacks win well against Harlequins

The Maori All Blacks were comfortable winners in the fixture on Wednesday celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Premiership side Harlequins, reports Planet Rugby Chiefs wing...

Give Pieter-Steph a break

Hi guys. Sometimes I feel guilty when I write about rugby players and then make critical comments, because we can imagine if we were...

Chris Rattue: All Blacks pay for their arrogance

The All Blacks paid for their arrogance on a magnificent day for test rugby, as Ireland's historic victory made many of us wish that...

Anglo-Welsh Cup Wrap

Gloucester and Harlequins got their Anglo-Welsh Cup campaigns off to good starts with victories over Saracens and Exeter Chiefs respectively. Gloucester 36-32 Saracens The home side...

‘The lads have waited a long time for this’ – Schmidt

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt said you need a full squad of dedicated players to beat the All Blacks, writes Planet Rugby Schmidt said after his...

Rohan replace Kriel in Springbok sqaud

Lions centre Rohan Janse van Rensburg has replaced Jesse Kriel after the full-back injured his lower leg on Saturday. Kriel will return to South Africa...

Ellis captains Barbarians against South Africa

The Barbarians will field four South African-born players when they take on the Springboks at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.  Stormers fly-half Robert du Preez, Lions...

Four All Blacks to start for NZ Maori

Maori All Blacks head coach Colin Cooper has named four players from the senior All Blacks squad in his starting XV for Friday’s clash...

Fainga’a returns to Brumbies

The Brumbies have announced that they have signed experienced centre Anthony Fainga’a on a one-year contract for the 2017 season. Currently playing with Kintetsu Liners...

Eddie Jones mocking Michael Cheika as ‘Cheika The Clown’.

Oh no. It has taken Eddie Jones, England’s coach, less than a week to start mocking Michael Cheika as ‘Cheika The Clown’. By Spiro Zavos,...

Julian Redelinghuys Shows Strength In Recovery

There are major positive signs following Springbok and Lions tighthead prop Julian Redelinghuys’ surgery in Bloemfontein on Sunday reports MyPlayers.co.za The Lions released the latest...

Du Preez name Sharks pre-season squad

Sharks head coach Robert du Preez has released the names of his provisional pre-season training squad for next year’s Super Rugby campaign. In addition to...

Warburton out of Australia Test

  Wales captain Sam Warburton will not play against Australia this weekend after injuring his neck. The flanker has been released back to Cardiff Blues to...

Ireland squad to face All Blacks

Ireland have confirmed the 27 players that will travel to Chicago on Monday to play against New Zealand at Soldier Field on Saturday, November...

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...