Preview: Springboks vs Argentina

August 7, 2015 6
[caption id="attachment_55822" align="aligncenter" width="475"] Gallo Images[/caption] Meyer has two matches left to shape his group that he will take to the World Cup and this Saturday nothing else but a good win will be good enough. Meyer has gambled with bringing back Jean De Villiers in the backline and break up the one combination that…

Preview: Australia vs All Blacks

August 7, 2015 8
[caption id="attachment_55809" align="aligncenter" width="523"] Getty Images[/caption]   That the Aussies have been much better this year than the past three years is a fact but they will have to beat a team that have only lost two times in the last four years to get their hands on the Bledisloe Cup and Rugby Championship trophies.…

Conrad Smith impressed by defeated Springboks

July 20, 2015 1
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 South Africa did was pretty impressive," Smith said, shortly after the All Blacks arrived in Johannesburg where they will play South Africa on Sunday morning. "I was pretty impressed with…

New Zealand edge Samoa!

July 8, 2015 23
  By: Benedict Chanakira (BC)     Both sides scored one try with George Moala touching down for the All Blacks on debut, while Dan Carter kicked the conversion and six penalties. This was proper Test rugby and the depleted Al Black side, still managed to get the business done. It is the lowest score by New…

Australia & South African statistic sides revealed.

July 6, 2015 16
  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. Lwazi Mvovo (Sharks), 10. Demetri Catrakilis (Stormers), 9. Rudy Paige (Bulls), 8. Warren Whiteley (Lions), 7. Warwick Tecklenburg (Lions), 6. Jaco Kriel (Lions), 5. Francois…

Jo’burg and Durban to host Rugby Championship

December 12, 2014 0
The South African Rugby Union (SARU) on Friday confirmed the home venues for the 2015 Castle Lager Rugby Championship. The Springboks will play New Zealand at Emirates Airline Park (formerly Ellis Park), Johannesburg, on Saturday, 25 July and Argentina at Growthpoint Kings Park, Durban, on Saturday, 8 August. The schedule was amended as a result…

Rugby Championship draw for 2015

October 13, 2014 1
The Southern Hemisphere's pre-eminent international competition gets underway on Friday 17 July when the three-time winners of The Rugby Championship, the All Blacks, host Argentina in Christchurch while the Wallabies and Springboks lock horns in Brisbane the following night. [caption id="attachment_46409" align="aligncenter" width="684"] Rugby Championship[/caption] The condensed three-round championship sees teams face each other once,…

Pumas fight back to secure win over Aussies

October 5, 2014 11
Argentina came back from a 14-0 deficit to record their first-ever Rugby Championship victory, 21-17 over Australia in Mendoza.     Tevita Kuridrani and Scott Higginbotham went over early for Australia as they threatened a rout, but Argentina fought back with two tries of their own. Leonardo Senatore and Juan Imhoff crossed either side of half-time,…

Joost to lead out Springboks at Ellis Park

October 4, 2014 0
Former South Africa scrum-half Joost van der Westhuizen will lead out South Africa at Ellis Park for Saturday's Test against New Zealand.  The All Blacks met with the hugely admired former Springbok earlier this week and Sport24 have revealed that he will be play a key role in Johannesburg. Van der Westhuizen suffers from Motor…

Ruggaworld’s “Live” Match Centre

October 3, 2014 229
The final weekend of the Castle Rugby Championship and the second last round of the ABSA Currie Cup is just some of the rugby fans can look forward too. [caption id="attachment_46409" align="aligncenter" width="642"] Rugby Championship[/caption] Springboks 27, All Blacks 25 (Live - 17:00 on SS1) If Saturday's clash at Ellis Park is even half as good as the spectacle…

Springboks vs All Blacks, just can not get any better

October 2, 2014 29
Most rugby supporters in South Africa and all over the world is looking forward to witness once again one of the epic battles between the Springboks and All Blacks on Saturday afternoon. With the Rugby Championship done and dusted and the All Blacks again being crown as champions, this much is much more about the…

All Blacks change two for Springbok test

October 2, 2014 3
New Zealand' have made just two injury-enforced changes from the team that won the Rugby Championship against Argentina last week. [caption id="attachment_46409" align="aligncenter" width="547"] Rugby Championship[/caption] Both are in the forwards: prop Joe Moody will make his first Test start, coming in for Wyatt Crockett, while lock Jeremy Thrush gets his second start against South Africa…

Wallabies change two for Argentina

October 2, 2014 0
[caption id="attachment_46409" align="aligncenter" width="514"] Rugby Championship[/caption] The Wallabies have announced two changes to their starting line-up for Saturdaynight’s final Rugby Championship clash against Argentina in Mendoza. Queensland Reds lock Rob Simmons (concussion) has been ruled out of the encounter and will be replaced by provincial teammate James Horwill in the starting XV. The other change sees…

Bismarck gets start for Springboks

October 1, 2014 22
Springbok No 8 Duane Vermeulen will be given as much time as possible to recover from injury while Bismarck du Plessis will start Saturday’s final round Castle Lager Rugby Championship Test against New Zealand at Ellis Park in Johannesburg. This match will be Springbok captain Jean de Villiers’ 50th appearance in the Castle Lager Rugby…

Springbok injury update

September 29, 2014 8
Springbok No 8 Duane Vermeulen will be managed this week as he recovers from injury in the build-up to the final Castle Lager Rugby Championship Test against New Zealand at Ellis Park in Johannesburg on Saturday. Vermeulen had to leave the field just after the hour mark in the Springboks’ 28-10 victory over Australia at…
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