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Preview: Samoa vs All Blacks

The International season in the Southern Hemisphere will kick of this week with the All Blacks taking on Samoa in Apia the first time...

Phil Davies: A man with a long-term plan for Namibian rugby

New Namibia head coach Phil Davies insists the Welwitschias are on the right path to realising their vast potential as a rugby nation despite recent...

Springboks…..1906-07 Tour to British Isles and France

In our look back into the history of Springbok and South African rugby we look at Springbok tour to the British Isles and France in 1906-07   By: Jacques...

Green light to play for De Villiers

South Africa centre and captain Jean de Villiers has been cleared to return to the game this weekend following a rapid recovery from a...

Springbok injury update from Cape Town

    Springbok No 8 and South Africa’s Rugby Player of the Year in 2014, Duane Vermeulen, is in a race against time to be fit...

SARU Girls U18 Week kicks off with big scores

The SARU Girls Under-18 Week got off to a thrilling start at Glenwood High School in Durban on Monday with big scores dominating the...

Exciting start to U16 Coca-Cola Grant Khomo Week

The Under-16 Coca-Cola Grant Khomo Week got off to a thrilling start at the Bridgton Sports Grounds in Oudtshoorn on Monday with a mixture...

Australia & South African statistic sides revealed.

  By: Benedict Chanakira (BC)       South African Stats XV  15. Cheslin Kolbe (Stormers), 14. Ruan Combrinck (Lions), 13. Juan de Jongh (Stormers), 12. Damian de Allende (Stormers), 11....

ORC Griquas increase lead for Absa Currie Cup promotion

The ORC Griquas consolidated their position at the top of the Absa Currie Cup Qualifier log with a seven-try 47-20 win over the Down...

Maori prepared for Fiji challenges

Travelling to Suva and facing Fiji on their own turf will be a major test for the Maori All Blacks according to coach Colin...

Highlanders Champions 2015 Super Rugby

The curtain of the 2015 Super Rugby season ended with one of the best finals we ever witness with the Highlanders crowed the Champions...

Wallabies name Rugby Championship squad!

Michael Cheika has named his squad for the Rugby Championship. A few players that are notable have been omitted and these include; Ben Alexander,...

Samoa names squad for historic All Blacks test

Samoa has named a 26-man squad heavy with overseas-based players for next week's historic one-off rugby test against New Zealand at Apia....reports NZHerald.co.nz Prime minister...

Super Rugby final sold out

The all-New Zealand Super Rugby final between the Hurricanes and Highlanders was declared a sell-out on Wednesday after fans queued through the night amid...

Koch to return to Stormers

Tighthead prop Vincent Koch has confirmed that he will return to the Stormers for next year’s Super Rugby competition. Koch, 25, was loaned from the...

Former Bok and Bull gets coaching role

Former Springbok and Bulls hooker Gary Botha has been appointed in a coaching capacity by his former team...reports Sport24 Botha, 33, will join the Bulls...

All Blacks unveil World Cup kit

New Zealand Rugby have unveiled the All Blacks Rugby World Cup jersey, combining the latest in sporting apparel technology with a homage to the...

Oosthuizen set to miss World Cup

The Springboks' injury woes worsened when it was revealed that prop Coenie Oosthuizen is set to miss the Rugby World Cup due to a...

Folau commits long-term with ARU

Marquee Qantas Wallabies and NSW Waratahs fullback Israel Folau has committed his long-term future to Australian Rugby after signing a three-year flexible contract through...

Ruggaworld talks to Willie Britz

              One of the most relaxed, funny and unorthodox characters around. I managed to have a chat with Willie Britz who was entertaining and absolutely...

Day 2, U13 Coca Cola Craven Week

  DHL Western Province, Boland and SWD stamped their authority on Tuesday at the Under-13 Coca-Cola Craven Week at Hoërskool Rob Ferreira in White River...

Cape Town Sevens December 12 and 13

The Cape Town Sevens rugby tournament will take place on the weekend of 12 and 13 December, World Rugby announced in Paris on Tuesday...

Brüssow changed Meyer’s mind

Heyneke Meyer says Heinrich Brüssow's game is perfectly suited to the conditions the Springboks will experience at the World Cup in England. The openside flank has...

Vodacom Blue Bulls name Absa Currie Cup squad

New Vodacom Blue Bulls coach Nollis Marais named an exciting squad for the upcoming Absa Currie Cup competition, with a number of Springboks amongst...

Ruggaworld chats to Curwin Bosch

            Arguably the star of the Craven Week last season, you could not have called the Craven week winner unless you were from Eastern Province. Young...

Ex-Namibia coach lifts lid on farce

Former Namibia head coach Danie Vermeulen has spoken out over a number of problems with the NRU that led to his departure...reports Planet Rugby The...

U13 Coca Cola Craven Week day 1

  The Blue Bulls, KwaZulu-Natal, Border, SWD and DHL Western Province on Monday made their presence felt early on in the Under-13 Coca-Cola Craven Week...

Ruggaworld chat to Nick Fenton-Wells

            I managed to catch up to former Stormers, Saracens and now as Captain of the Bedford Blues loose forward Nick Fenton-Wells! The man has...

“Slaptjips” to help Namibia in World Cup

Former Bulls backline coach Pieter Rossouw will assist Namibia at this year’s Rugby World Cup in England and Wales. The former Springbok and Western Province...

Force release Sias

The Force has released flyhalf Sias Ebersohn from his contract, allowing him to return to his native South Africa. Ebersohn, who joined the Force from...

Jean’s real race begins

Jean de Villiers beat the odds to recover from a ‘car-crash’ knee injury, but is still in a race to regain his previous form...

Mind Games: When those you discard beat you badly

Came across this article from Sprots writer Dan Retief over the weekend, a few facts that I did not know............ It was while trying to...

ORC Griquas move to top of log

The ORC Griquas ran in eight tries to beat Leopards 48-21 on Saturday in their Absa Currie Cup qualifier at Profert Olën Park in...

Kriel exclusion unexplainable

  By: Benedict Chanakira     The Springbok squad for the first five games of the year was announced. The journey to a spot on the plane...

Big Springboks Squad announced

The selection of eight uncapped players and the return of a further six are the features of the Springbok squad named on Saturday for...

Highlanders makes it a all New Zealand final

  By: Jacques Nortier       It will be an all New Zealand final with the Hurricanes hosting the Highlanders after the Highlanders beaten the Waratahs on Saturday...

Power and skill to good for traveling Brumbies

  By: Jacques Nortier       Power, skill and speed was the way the Hurricanes won so many games this year and they did just that when the...

Lambie cleared

A positive message on the Sharks Facebook page this morning confirms that Pat Lambie has been given the all-clear to return to playing duty...

Springbok quintet confirmed in World XV squad

Bakkies Botha will be joined by three more South African Test players in the confirmed World XV squad for their match on Saturday, July...

No room for Cooper at the Waratahs

There is no room at the Waratahs for Wallabies flyhalf Quade Cooper and he would struggle to get into the side in any case,...

Umaga gets Blues job

Tana Umaga has been appointed as head coach of the Blues on a three-year deal....reports SARugbyMAG.co.za Umaga takes over from Sir John Kirwan, who stepped...

Can we put another team in Super Rugby?

Super Rugby 2015 is nearing the end of yet another season which will also see the end of the current structure with three more...

Q&A with Lions flyer Courtnall Skosan

    By: Benedict Chanakira       Courtnall Skosan was a sensation this year with the Emirates Lions and played some great games from his franchise. He played for...
Elma Smit interview with Vermeulen on the Player of the year award.

Vermeulen apologises to Stormers and supporters

DHL Stormers captain Duane Vermeulen met with Director of Rugby Gert Smal on Monday morning, to sort out the events that transpired in France...

De Allende shone in adversity

If sticking out like a beacon amidst a thick “fog” is a fine way to remind of your credentials, then Damian de Allende looks...

Spain beat Namibia in the rain

Spain signed off with a 20-3 win over Namibia in the opening match of the final round of the tournament. The match was played in...

Coetzee off to Japan

South Africa and Sharks flanker Marcell Coetzee will take up a playing stint in Japan after the Rugby World Cup, signing a deal with...

Home wins in ABSA Currie Cup Qualifiers

It was a weekend of home wins in the Absa Currie Cup Qualifier as the Down Touch Griffons, ORC Griquas and the Leopards came...

Legacy of mediocrity

The outgoing triumvirate of Stormers coaches should be remembered for their Super Rugby play-off failures rather than their conference and Currie Cup successes, writes...

Meyer not panicking over Super Rugby flops

Cape Town - South Africa endured one of their most challenging Super Rugby seasons to date in the same year they are hoping to...