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The European season is heading towards and end with the European Championship getting into the play-off stages. France Toulon will be without two World Cup winners in Bryan Habana and Juan Smith for Sunday’s Champions Cup clash with Wasps. The…

A European Quickie…

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  Dragons duo re-sign The Dragons have announced that flankers Lewis Evans and Nic Cudd have committed their futures to the Welsh region for another two seasons. Evans came up through the Dragons age grades and went on to play…

Preview RBS Six Nations Round 2

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England versus Italy (“Live” on SS6 at 16:20) Fresh from surprising many in Cardiff, but not themselves, England will look to keep their foot on the gas against Italy this Saturday. Stuart Lancaster has the luxury of being able to select…

LV= Cup Wrap: Blues edge thriller

Cardiff Blues, Saracens, Exeter Chiefs and Newcastle Falcons were all winners in the latest round of LV= Cup action. By: Planet Rugby Results: Wasps 42-45 Cardiff Blues London Welsh 15-20 Saracens Newport Gwent Dragons 30-37 Exeter Chiefs Newcastle Falcons 39-19…

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…

Montpellier unveil White as new boss

Montpellier have formally unveiled their new coaching staff to be headed up – for now – by former Springbok coach Jake White…report Planet Rugby The news comes a day after Fabien Galthié was “provisionally stood down” by club President and…

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…

James questions Gatland’s Wales

Former Wales and British and Irish Lions wing Dafydd James believes head coach Warren Gatland might have hit a plateau with the squad….by Planet Rugby   James, who won 48 caps for his country, has watched the Welsh once again…

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…