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Stormers squad to face SWD Eagles

DHL Stormers Head Coach Robbie Fleck has named a 30-man squad for their pre-season friendly against the South Western Districts Eagles in George on...

Super Rugby Preview – Emirates Lions

Lions coach Johan Ackermann will be the first one to tell you that winning the Currie Cup last year does not guarantee success in...

Q&A with Robbie Coetzee

Kirsty du Toit recently caught up with Professional Rugby Player, Robbie Coetzee, ahead of the much anticipated Super Rugby season. The Lions hooker who is...

Jones pick Hartley to lead England

Northampton Saints hooker Dylan Hartley has been confirmed as England's new captain ahead of the Six Nations. Hartley, who has earned 66 Test caps since...

Dates, venues for Coca-Cola Youth Weeks named

SA Rugby on Tuesday announced a new structure to the 2016 Coca-Cola Youth Weeks, with the junior tournaments being hosted concurrently in Paarl and...

Bok Women’s Sevens kick off season against Brazil

The Bok Women’s Sevens will kick off their 2016 season this week with a series of matches against their counterparts from Brazil in Stellenbosch...

Stormers ready for Jaguares in warmup games

The DHL Stormers are looking forward to testing themselves against Vodacom SupeRugby newcomers, the Jaguares, in their pre-season friendly at DHL Newlands on February...

RBS Six Nations 2016…A new ballgame…

It’s a new year and the 2016 Six Nations is very nearly on top of us, but what do we think is going to...

Weekends Champions Cup preview

Info from Planet Rugby This weekend see again the Europeans showing of in the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup as we get closer to the...

Varsity Saga: a story still being written

Many of us know of the marvellous tales of last-gasp tackles, pressure conversions and fairytale comebacks, but how did the FNB Varsity Cup presented...

SANZAR continues to confuse

The timing of Sanzar's proposal to change the bonus-point system as well as the proposal itself makes no rugby sense, writes JON CARDINELLI for...

Club news from Danny desk

We had an outstanding year in 2015 and now we are looking towards an even more prosperous 2016. The 2016 WP Club Rugby fixtures...

Kings signs more players

The Southern Kings have confirmed a number of new signings following a week of intensive training with the SA rugby Mobi Unit...reports Sprot24 Chief Operating...

Cooper to will be in Rio

Quade Cooper will join the Australian sevens which will make him available for selection at the Rio 2016 Olympics, Australian Rugby union announced. Cooper will...

Boudjellal wants Toulon in Premiere league

Rugby 365 report that Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal has made an official request for his team to leave the French Top 14 and play...

Cape Town 10’s partner with Players Fund

The takealot.com Cape Town 10s, South Africa’s biggest sport and lifestyle event has once again partnered with The Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players’ Fund...

Slight Law Changes for 2016 Super Rugby

South Africa's top match officials met in Newlands for its annual course and were told small changes to the laws..by SA Referees Website The changes...

New bonus point system for Super Rugby

There are a few new regulations this year for Super Rugby teams to adapt to0, and one of the most significant changes comes with...

Super Rugby Preview – DHL Stormers

The DHL Stormers will be looking to prove a point during the 2016 Super Rugby competition. The Cape franchise is still wiping egg from its...

Shocking development as SA Rugby’s turkeys again vote against Christmas

  Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)    Oh, this one is just too good to be true! According to one of the Afrikaans papers, three of...

Southern Kings starting to look like a team

  It all still seems a bit of a " Spoeg en Plak" squad but Kings coach Deon Davids believes that there is a sense of quiet optimism...

What is wrong at Province?

  A few weeks ago I was saying that the Blue Bulls is going to hammer Western Province and got bombarded from all sides and...

Springboks…The Greatest Rivalry 1949 Test Series

With yet another classic Springbok versus All Blacks test this weekend we take a break in our history of South African rugby and focus...

Springboks make eight changes for All Blacks

  The Springbok team to face New Zealand for the 90th time shows eight changes to the match-23 to that which did duty against Australia...

Barrett, Sopoaga, or Colin Slade for All Blacks against Boks

Deciphering the carefully worded comments of players and coaches early in the week is one of the great challenges of covering the All Blacks. The...

Spencer left over unpaid Kings wages

Departing EP Kings skills coach Carlos Spencer reportedly grew tired with the union after they failed to meet their wage obligations....reports Sport24 The EP Kings...

Read relishing Ellis Park challenge

All Blacks number eight Kieran Read believes his side will receive a hostile reception when they face the Springboks on Saturday. Read expects the Springboks...

White: “Why I signed so many SA stars”

Montpellier boss Jake White has revealed why he moved to bring a high number of South African players to the Top 14 club...reports Planet...

The king leaves the Kings

The Eastern Province Kings and New Zealand coach Carlos Spencer have ended their association with immediate effect it was announced on Tuesday.  Spencer, who earned...

Springboks needs to get that “Nugget” feeling back….

One understands that this year’s Rugby Championship is being used to get the right players together to go to England to try and win...

Kiwis want trial by fire

The All Blacks hope the Springboks will provide them with the challenge they need in the buildup to the World Cup, reports JON CARDINELLI in...

No Carter or SBW against Springboks

Dan Carter and Sonny Bill Williams have been left out of the 31-man All Blacks squad for the match against the Springboks at Ellis...

Bulls on the mend ahead of Japan trip

As the Blue Bulls prepare for a trip to Japan, a number of players are making their way back from injury.......reports Sport24 Forwards Morne Mellett,...

Matfield, Coetzee doubtful New Zealand Test

Springbok captain Victor Matfield and flank Marcell Coetzee are both doubtful for the second Test in the Castle Lager Rugby Championship, on Saturday in...

Today is Currie Cup Day

Today is Currie Cup day! Or at least on this day 124 years ago, on July 20, 1891, Griqualand West produced the performance that...

Namibia record historic series win over Russia.

  Namibia defeated Russia by 45 points to 5 in Windhoek on Saturday to clinch the Windhoek Draught Friendship Series 2-nil after the hosts also...

Ruggaworld chats to Romanian star Andrei Radoi

            Romania will be at the Rugby World Cup in 2015. They will feature a few new faces but will aim to make a difference...

World Cup warning for time-wasters

Former Springboks coach Nick Mallett has sent out a World Cup warning to teams who attempt to protect small leads by running down the...

Conrad Smith impressed by defeated Springboks

Veteran All Black centre Conrad Smith has described the Wallabies' last-gasp victory over the Springboks as a "strange result". "I thought a lot of what...

Giteau out of Aussies Argentina tour

    Qantas Wallabies centre Matt Giteau will miss the next round of The Rugby Championship with a sternum injury. Precautionary scans on his nose and chest...

Springboks hold heads high

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer gave credit to the Wallabies for a strong finish as the South Africans started the Castle Lager Rugby Championship with...

Hansen slams ‘bloody boring’ lineout drives

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen appealed on Friday for World Rugby to change the laws and allow defending sides to collapse lineout drives. By: Sport24 His...

Humble Handre Pollard has ‘so much to learn’

If Handre Pollard, South Africa's fresh-faced fly-half, had to pick someone on whom fashion his rugby future, it probably would not be Stephen Donald. By:...

WP and EP in final game of Coca Cola Craven Week

Under-18 Coca-Cola Craven Week hosts Western Province will host Eastern Province in the grand finale of the tournament on Saturday at the Markötter Sports...

De Villiers in WP XV to face Pumas

The DHL Western Province XV has been announced for the friendly clash against the Pumas at Drakenstein Correctional Centre on Saturday, July 18 (kick-off...

Ruggaworld chats to USA 7’s star Brett Thompson

              Son of a coaching legend, a former American football star (College level) and a US Eagles player. At home both on the Sevens and...

Giteau to start against Springboks

Matt Giteau's exile is over, the 92-cap veteran earning a recall for the Wallabies for the first time in four years to take on...

Castle Rugby Championship Preview

  By: Jacques Nortier       In a World Cup year every tournament is important but no more so than tournaments that involve the players that will attempt...

Marais name strong Blue Bulls side for EP Kings

Vodacom Blue Bulls coach Nollis Marais named five Springboks and another on the bench in the team to play the EP Kings in a...

Three making debuts for Argentina against All Blacks

Argentina's team to face New Zealand in Christchurch on Friday features three players making their Rugby Championship debuts. Coach Daniel Hourcade has named number eight...