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Nabetragting – Reality, Springboks throw it away

What a great test match we witness at Loftus on Saturday, a classic in all sense of the word. But even though we could praise...

Nabetragting – Super Rugby Week 2

Super Rugby got into the full swing of things when the Aussie and New Zealand conferences joined the party this past weekend. It was an...

Nabetragting – Super Rugby Week 1

Super Rugby is not won in February but we had three of South African teams in action this past Saturday and a mixed bag...

Keep it simple then you can evolve

I was looking at the past two seasons of the Lions to try and see what did Ackermann do make this team so successful...

Louw big blow for Stormers

Stormers coach Robbie Fleck has bemoaned the injury to tighthead prop Wilco Louw as a blow to their already-depleted front row stocks. Louw came off...

Stomers and Bulls play to a draw

There was no separating the DHL Stormers and the Vodacom Bulls in an entertaining pre-season encounter in Wellington, which ended in a 26-26 deadlock. Both...

Sharks beat Racing 92 in pre-season match

In an entertaining Natixis Cup challenge match in Hong Kong on Saturday, the Cell C Sharks saw off Racing 92 with a fairly emphatic...

Emirates Lions sign new sponsor

World Sports Betting, SA’s Leading Online Sportsbook have announced the signing of Lions Rugby Company as their official sports betting partner for the next...

Vodacom Red Rewards are back this Vodacom Super Rugby season

Another thrilling season of Vodacom Super Rugby is about to kick off, and 2018 promises to be filled with big hits and even bigger...

Snyman, Smit to start for Vodacom Bulls

Springboks RG Snyman and Roelof Smit will both start for the Vodacom Bulls on Saturday in Wellington when they face the DHL Stormers in...

Stormers ready for pre-season match against Bulls

Both the DHL Stormers and a DHL Western Province Invitational team will be in action in a pre-season double-header at Boland Park in Wellington...

The plan was for Coetzee to report to Rassie

Came across this piece from Gavin Rich who writes for Vodacom rugby and I think he hit the nail right on the head. Most who...

Varsity Cup Wrap – Shimlas shock Tuks in Pretoria

FNB UFS-Shimlas proved that experience means nothing in the FNB Varsity Cup as they beat FNB UP-Tuks 19-17 at a cold and wet Tuks...

Saffas Aboard – Pienaar rescue Montpellier

SARugbymag.co.za looks back at the past weekend’s French Top 14 and Anglo-Welsh Cup matches involving South African players. FRENCH TOP 14 – Montpellier retained their place at...

Jake get three Cheetahs to join him in Japan

Three Cheetahs players have reportedly agreed to join Jake White at Toyota Verblitz at the conclusion of the current Pro14 season. According to Netwerk24.com and OFM, locks...

All systems go for Varsity Cup 11

Varsity Cup enters its second decade of rugby that rocks and the 2018 season promises some exciting changes.   “Innovation has been driving the success...

Allister’s explosive letter leaked

Allister Coetzee says he was offered a 'ceremonial' role as Springbok coach in 2018, which would have meant the 'indignity' of reporting to Rassie...

Coetzee trying to fight back

There is apparently a complete 'breach of trust' between Allister Coetzee and members of the SA Rugby executive following a sequence of fiery emails,...

Weekend Preview – Internationals

We have an action pack weekend again with International test and some French Top14 as well to end it of on Sunday afternoon. There are...

Samoa makes four changes for Romania

Samoa coach Tafua has made four changes to his team to take on Romania in Bucharest on Saturday. Samoa had a very good start to...

Preview – France v All Blacks

The last test match of the weekend is another big one when the World Champions take on the passion that is the french in...

Preview – Wales v Australia

At the same time of the Ireland v Springbok test the Aussies will take on Wales also starting 19:00 local time. When these two...

Preview – Ireland v South Africa

The Springboks take on Ireland and this is one of the test matches of the weekend as Coetzee and his players tries to show...

Preview – England v Argentina

Next up we moved to England were Eddie Jones and his England squad will kick of their anthem fixtures against Argentina. Argentina have been on...

Preview – Scotland v Samoa

The weekend kick off with Scotland hosting Samoa and will be broadcast on SuperSport 1 at 16:20 on Saturday. This test will quickly bring...

Toetie missing opportunity again

Toetie have missed the mark again with his selection of the Springbok team for the test against Ireland on Saturday. He again shown us his...

Fifita starts for All Blacks against France

Exciting Vaea Fifita will start for the All Blacks on Saturday on the blindside when they take on the French in Paris. Fifita will replace...

Boks in limbo

The Springboks continue to be hamstrung by the bizarre decisions taken by the coaching staff and the SA Rugby administrators, writes JON CARDINELLI in Dublin for...

Autumn Internationals kick-off with a bang this weekend

We are back in the international window and for the next four weeks we will see the southern hemisphere taking on the test nations...

Shoulder scan for O’Donnell

Tommy O'Donnell is set for a shoulder scan after he injured it on Monday was the bad news Ireland forward coach Simon Easterby told...

Jones take England squad down to 26

Eddie Jones have picked his 26-man squad from which he will select his team to take on Argentina on Saturday. He released Denny Solomona back...

Venter to stay with Boks for EOY tour

It all looks like Brendon Venter will still be consulting for the Boks on their end of year tour with the exception of the...

Get fundamentals right first

So having aligned my chakras, woosaad my woosaahs and had enough camomile tea to calm down to only a mild meltdown I feel I...

Moore retire from test rugby

Wallabies skipper Stephen Moore will retire from international rugby at the end of the year and is handing over the captaincy to Michael Hooper...

Huge expectations for Junior Springboks in Georgia

The Junior Springboks will soon be off to the Junior World Championship in Georgia and with them lies the hope that this year the...

Blitzbokke have the key to success for SA Rugby

The Springboks Sevens team have already won the World Rugby Sevens Champions for 2016-2017 with still one tournament to go in the regular season,...

Time that Deon Davids gets recognition

The Southern Kings have been a revelation this year under head coach Deon Davids with his team sitting on the same log points (19)...

SARU explain Super Rugby format decision

SARU had to be honest with themselves when SANZAAR discussed the new format for 2018 and one of the major considerations was to admit that...

SARU answers to new Super Rugby fromat

SANZAAR announced on Sunday that Vodacom Super Rugby had been restructured for 2018 and would kick-off with a three conference, 15-team format featuring four...

SANZAAR axes 2 SA Super Rugby teams

SANZAAR has announced that the Super Rugby tournament has been restructured and will kick off in 2018 with a three conference, 15-team format: five...

Force win try-fest match against Kings

The Force came out winners in a try-fest on Sunday morning when they beat the Kings 46-41, in a close contested match. Two teams that...

Stormers win epic match against Chiefs

Newlands was electric on Saturday when the Stormers showed so much guts in beating the Chiefs 34-26. It was a brilliant game from start to...

Sharks struggle past Jaguares

It was not pretty but the Cell C Sharks did get a win over the Jaguares on Saturday when the beat them 18-13 At first...

Brilliant second half give Highlanders win over Blues

The Highlanders came back in a brilliant display in the second half to beat the Blues 26-20 on Saturday. It was all led by...

Woeful Bulls goes down against Sunwolves

The Bulls manage to get to a new low when the Sunwolves beat them on Saturday in Tokyo with a 21-20 win. The Sunwolves started...

Update: “Hero’s…urr Europe in a Nutshell”

European rugby is heating up with the Championship Cup and Challenge Cup trophies being the focus now and we had some great matches over...

Lions beat Sharks in a thriller

We saw on Saturday another classic game of rugby which just show that South African is on the up. The Lions edge the Sharks...

DHL Stormers smash Toyota Cheetahs

The Stormers, outscored, outplayed and outsmart the Cheetahs on Saturday scoring 8 tries to 1 in beating them 53-10. Game started as expected with both...

Hurricanes gets bonus point win over Reds

The Reds and Hurricanes seemed to be a mismatch at first with the Hurricanes dominating play and kept ball in hand. It took not long...

Chiefs win Bulls

The Chiefs just had too much for the Bulls as they beat them 28-12 on Saturday in New Zealand. The Bulls had a great start...