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Div attends burning of Bok jersey event

Former Springbok coach Peter de Villiers was a guest speaker at an event where a group of supporters burned a Springbok jersey out of protest last week.   A new organisation, Supporters Against Racist Rugby Associations (Sarra), was officially launched in Mossel Bay last Friday, where the group burned a Springbok rugby jersey. The group […]

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Jones quits Japan, Stormers next?

Tokyo – Japan coach Eddie Jones has confirmed he will step down after the Rugby World Cup and not take on a permanent role with the country’s new Super Rugby franchise – via Sprot24 The former Australia coach told Japanese news agency Kyodo that his contract would not be renewed when it expires at the […]

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England drop to fifth in rankings

England have dropped to fifth in the latest World Rugby Rankings while Scotland have climbed back into the top ten. With one match to go before the start of Rugby World Cup 2015, the hosts have fallen below South Africa following their 25-20 defeat to France in Paris on Saturday and now in danger of […]

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Paul Roos finish in style

Paul Roos ended their season with a 19-12 victory over Grey College in the Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools clash in Stellenbosch. MARIETTE ADAMS reports for SARugbyMAG.co.za Both sides had ample opportunities early on, but lacked composure inside the danger zone and failed to turn those chances into points. Then, with Grey on the attack, […]

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - AUGUST 07: Jean de Villiers with Hashim Amla and Heyneke Meyer (Head Coach) of South Africa during the Springbok team photo at the Beverly Hills Hotel on August 07, 2015 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images) Read more

Meyer could be in until 2019!

  So reports suggest Meyer could be in the Springbok hot seat until Rugby World Cup 2019. The news has been prominent since last season and has surfaced once again this year at a time which is the toughest in Heyneke Meyer’s tenure. This is not new, Springbok coaches always feel the heat before the […]

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Ride to the Rugby World Cup

Lettie’s ride – a proud South African’s 27 month, 43,000km bicycle expedition through every country on mainland Africa, and Europe, to the 2015 Rugby World Cup in London – supporting the Springboks, and celebrating health, vitality, mobility, adventure, and a special life. RIP Lettie. Why Lettie? To enter, or for more information, email Ron on: […]

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - AUGUST 07: Jean de Villiers with Hashim Amla and Heyneke Meyer (Head Coach) of South Africa during the Springbok team photo at the Beverly Hills Hotel on August 07, 2015 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images) Read more

Hashim Amla hands out Springbok jerseys

Hashim Amla, captain of the South African Test cricket team, inspired the Springboks on the eve of their final Test on home soil for 2015, in the build-up to the Rugby World Cup, when he handed out the jerseys for the match against Argentina on Saturday. Amla, who boasts batting averages of more than 50 […]

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 01, Jaque Fourie during the Springbok team photocall session at the Southern Sun Newlands on May 01, 2011 in Cape Town, South Africa
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Fourie has retired…..again….

While coach Heyneke Meyer has rounded up all the usual suspects as he prepares the Springbok squad for the Rugby World Cup, one of his favourites – veteran centre Jaque Fourie – has gone missing. It was late in June that Meyer included the 32-year-old Fourie in his Springbok training squad. “Even though Jaque Fourie […]

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Springboks make eight changes for All Blacks

  The Springbok team to face New Zealand for the 90th time shows eight changes to the match-23 to that which did duty against Australia for the second match in the condensed Castle Lager Rugby Championship at Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg on Saturday. Heinrich Brüssow will make his first start for the Springboks since […]

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Schalla becomes the 55th Springbok captain

  Experienced loose forward Schalk Burger will become the 55th Springbok captain on Saturday when he leads South Africa out against New Zealand at Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg. The 32-year-old Burger has been named interim captain, in the absence of the injured Jean de Villiers and Victor Matfield. He assumes the captaincy from Matfield, […]

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Castle Rugby Championship Preview

  By: Jacques Nortier       In a World Cup year every tournament is important but no more so than tournaments that involve the players that will attempt to bring the Webb Ellis Trophy back to their fans. The start of the Castle Rugby Championship will start the preparations for the three power houses […]