European Rugby

Habana may extend Toulon stay..

Bryan Habana has revealed that he might stay in Toulon for an extra season, citing the club’s ambition as a reason for remaining, reports Planet Rugby The South African international endured an injury-disrupted first season with the European champions, with…

Pienaar makes winning return

SARugbymag.co.za looks back at the past weekend’s European Champions Cup, European Challenge Cup and Japanese Top League matches, which involved South African players.\ EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS CUP Pool 1   – Wing Gerhard van den Heever, centre Pat Howard and No 8…

Castrogiovanni lays into Cockerill

Italy prop Martin Castrogiovanni launched an astonishing tirade at Richard Cockerill after Toulon’s defeat to former club Leicester.     Castrogiovanni was back at Welford Road for the first time since leaving the Tigers after a seven-year spell at the…

Strauss eyes World Cup spot

Former Lions captain Josh Strauss is edging closer to a Scotland Test debut after signing a two-year contract extension with the Glasgow Warriors by SARugbyMag.co.za The 28-year-old, who led the Lions to the 2011 Currie Cup title, will become eligible…

French Top 14 Wrap

Oyonnax produced the shock of the season so far to become the first team to win at Racing-Métro thanks to Benjamin Urdapilleta.Elsewhere it was better news for Stade Français who were impressive in seeing off Bordeaux-Bègles, picking up a bonus…

Weekend Rugby Wrap Up

It was final’s time in News Zeeland and South Africa on Saturday with the Europeans getting stuck into round 2 of the new European Championship up north. ITM Cup New Zeeland Taranaki claimed their first ever National Provincial Championship title…

Johnson stars for Wasps in thriller

SARugbymag.co.za looks back at the past weekend’s English Premiership, Celtic Pro12 and French Top 14 matches, which involved SA players.   ENGLISH PREMIERSHIP – Ashley Johnson scored a try as London Wasps withstood a late comeback by current champions the Northampton Saints,…

Farrell at flyhalf for England

Stuart Lancaster has made five changes to his starting line-up, most among the back division, for the second Test against New Zealand. Having welcomed back 15 players from Premiership finalists Northampton Saints and Saracens, Lancaster has resisted the urge to…