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Lambie, Carter sparkle in feisty Round 6

The Super Rugby team of the week has got to be one of the easiest I have had to compile. By: Ruggaworld's Benedict Chanakira  This was a...

Mallett – Unacceptable from Bismarck

What former Springbok coach NICK MALLETT had to say on SuperSport about the weekend's matches involving South African teams. On Bismarck du Plessis' red card 'He...

The Big Three – John Mitchell

John Mitchell outlines what sets the three conference leaders apart from the rest of the log. John Mitchell writes for the new Vodacom Rugby Portal   The...

SOS -Save Our Springboks

So all week we heard it, "Wales' best chance to beat Boks"! Well it happened and it’s not like we expected more right? by...

Lambie’s Test wilderness – By Benedict Chanakira

Burst onto the scene as a promising prospect. Playing for SA Schools in his grade 11 and Matric year. Lambie went up the ranks...

Club Rugby News from Danny’s Desk

Welcome to another edition of Danny’s Desk where you can find all relevant club rugby information We’re now at the business-end of the season...

Players too look out for in 4N

With the Castle Lager Rugby Championship starting soon  Benedict Chanakira looks at some players that should shine in this years tournament for their teams. I...

A clash of contrasts – Brendan Venter

Brendan Venter gave his view on the Super Rugby semi finals on his regular talk on www.supersport.com Prior to our 1995 World Cup-winning campaign, the...

Getting inside Meyer’s head

The June International is done and dusted with four wins for the Boks which included one close encounter with Wales in the second test...

All Black dream fading

"The Pacific Islands - The All Blacks have sucked them dry for years, giving virtually nothing back." NZ Herald - Chris Rattue Steve Hansen sounded like a...

Will Smal steady the ship?

Brendan Venter wrote on Supersport website on the Gert Smal appointment at WP Rugby this week. I believe the appointment of Gert Smal as Western...

How to fix Sormers?

Tank Lanning takes a look at the on-going speculations concerning WP Rugby Union. Ever heard of Graham Mackenzie? Thought not... He is the president of the KZN Rugby...

Bulls guilty of hoarding

The Bulls are guilty of hoarding players to detriment of the players and the franchise, writes BRENDAN VENTER. SuperSport History has shown that whenever the...

Matfield’s high praise is premature

Victor Matfield made a bolt statement over the weekend when he proclaim his ambition to play for the Springboks again in next years World Cup, by...

Huge blow for Wales

With the Six Nations looming in the next few weeks, Wales already are looking at some key injuries that can derail their defence of...

Teichmann: Bulldoze Wales!

Former Springbok captain Gary Teichmann has given the Springboks advice on how to beat Wales in their Test in Cardiff on Saturday. By: Sport24 The Springboks...

Locals in Japan

Twitterite and RW commentator Sackey has been following our local stars in Japan and gives us a lowdown on what is happening to our...

A WORLD 23… Heck why not…

Columnist Benedict Chanakira indulges in our favorite pastime... naming favorite players. As the best teams in the world shape up for tests this coming...

The EOYT and what we can expect

Benedict Chanakira gives us his previews on our opponents in the EOYT.     Wales - Has to be the best side in the Northern Hemisphere. The...

Border Rugby Part 2 – a visit and the future

Benedict Chanakira visits the East London sides and gives his views. I decided to look into the fight between the union and Pty. Accusations of...

Border Rugby – its future and past Part 1

Our new columnist Benedict Chanakira takes a look at Border's past with a view to the future.     Border Rugby Union has been in the media...

Preview the semi finals

Rats join me in welcoming a new columnist, Benedict Chanakira to our roster of experts. Today he previews the semis for us. DHL Western Province...

Do You Know What Hurling Is?

Do you know what Hurling is? It’s a game only played in the 26 counties of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland with a...

The Scrumming Monsters

Finally an article that describes the scrum set-piece in a way that gets even a former backline player excited about it. And best of...

Refs must take note of AB trends

Brenden Nel in his SuperSport column highlights an obvious trend by the All Blacks first raised by Australian coach, Ewen McKenzie, and something referees...

DuP debacle a miscarriage of justice

"What we saw, in the 15th minute, was the finest of test match tackles and what resulted was a sporting miscarriage of justice." Chris Rattue...

AB’s v Boks – The rivalry to end all rivalries

Came across this awesome piece by Kiwi commentator and good friend of RW, Sumo Stevenson. NZ Herald - Sumo Stevenson For any number of reasons tomorrow's...

Don’t You Dare Blame Pienaar

In a week when all a sundry will be taking pot shots at the Boks, we at Ruggaworld will as usual take the calmer...

RW Exclusive: Greg Peters Answers

SANZAR CEO last week agreed to asnwer Ruggaworld readers' questions. Here are his responses: 1) St PetersburgBok asks: "Why this great concern over providing a...

Denno’s Diary Episode 19:

State pride on the line in fitting finale: Waratahs Rugby Media Release: HSBC Waratahs’ captain Dave Dennis Weekly Update Thursday July 11, 2013: Every week throughout the...

The REAL log is back

After a break for test matches our resident genius has set out the REAL log...

Denno’s Diary Episode 18: Highs and lows, hard work and heroes

Waratahs Rugby Media Release Friday June 28, 2013 Every week throughout the 2013 Super Rugby season, HSBC Waratahs’ captain Dave Dennis will write a weekly...

Coaching: The poisoned chalice

Reds coach, Ewen McKenzie, shares some great insights into rugby coaching and just how tough it is. SMH Coaching is a constant roller-coaster ride, so there...

The time has come to say goodbye

I never thought that I would have to write something like this one day – but the time has come for me to say...

Backing bulk

If rugby is the game played in heaven, I’d better pick up weight or my skinny ass is going to burn in hell. Rugby is...

The TMO – Fix it, or get rid of it

In the beginning of the year I wrote an article expressing my concern on the effect the extended power to the TMO will have...

Who will captain the Boks to the RWC?

With the recent announcement of the contracted Springbok group, focus is slowly starting to shift to the international test season with one burning question… Who...

Don’t you… Forget about me…

As you walk on by, will you call my name? If there is one thing that comes close to my love for rugby it is...

SA Rugby moving in the right direction

I read with some confusion on certain media platforms how  Super Rugby results so far is a bad thing for SA Rugby and continue...

Proudly Rugby

Round about this time of the week you will read my review of Super Rugby matches over the weekend... But apart from congratulating the Cheetahs...

Ons moet ons spel op klub vlak bevorder

Ek was onlangs ietwat ontsteld toe ek ’n tweet lees waar iemand gesê het hulle sou eerder skole rugby wou sien oor die Paasnaweek...

Voltbet Super Rugby Review

I have a solution for SANZAR (and SA Rugby)! Since SA Rugby still haven’t found a way to fit 6 into 5 and the Aussie...

Shields spreading the love again (oh and the shit)

The Spred and Spri awards Brendon Shields Again let me remind you what these awards stand for based on last week’s article: Shields Prize for Enterprise...

Voltbet Super Rugby Review, week 5

The rugby world has gone tits-up. If you have a weekend when the only South African Super Rugby team to record a win is the...

Varsity Cup hit by controversy

The Varsity Cup has been dumped into controversy ahead of the last round robin games of the 2013 tournament. Beeld newspaper reported that the University...

SPRED the Love

Resident contributor, Shields, cautions against the hype around our teams following this weekend's results. Brendon Shields Okay, so I am regularly berated on this site for...

Super Rugby, Round 4 review

Every now and then South Africans are treated to decent rugby results, and three from three against Kiwi teams certainly ranks amongst those special...

Super Rugby review, Round 3

Good teams even win those games they are supposed to lose. I have not done match reviews for yonks because I believe that there are...

What is in a name?

What is in a name? What makes a name powerful?  Is it what we associate with that name?  What it represents?  And who has the...

Rugby that Rocks, or Pops?

Has the Pink Floyd, AC/DC or Led Zepplin of rugby been replaced by Justin Bieber? In 2011 I wrote a post with reference to the...