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Grabrillagues suspension reduce to 3 weeks

France have received some good news when Paul Gabrillagues six week ban was reduce to three weeks after his appeal. Stade Francais lock was banned...

No place for Franks and Laumape in All Blacks World Cup Squad

All Black coach Steve Hansen has left out veteran Owen Franks and Laumape when he named his 31-man World Cup Squad on Wednesday. Another name...

International Wrap – England demolish Ireland at Twickenham

We had an interesting weekend of World Cup warm-up matches across the globe but nothing prepared us for the runaway thumping England gave Ireland...

Test Preview – England v Ireland

England is back at Twickenham this weekend and will host Ireland in another warmup test. Last week did not go as planned for Eddie Jones...

Cheika World Cup squad boost 1406 caps

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has confirmed his 31-man squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, in front of a packed house at...

Test Preview – Scotland v France

Scotland have a score to settle with the French on Saturday when they host them after being outplayed in France last weekend. It was a...

Namibia preparing in Durban for World Cup

Namibia is busy preparing for the World Cup in Durban as they set to face New Zealand, Italy, Canada and South Africa in Pool...

How Rassie took sting out of the media and social media

On thing we all can agree on is that Rassie Erasmus has been transparent from the day he took over coaching the Springboks. He did...

Springboks – Devastating news for Marcell as Rassie release four more players

Devastating news for Ulster loose forward Marcell Coetzee, when it was announced that he will miss the RWC. It was confirmed by the Springbok Management...

Test Preview – France v Scotland

France will be hosting Scotland in their warm-up test before the World Cup which could be one hell of a test on Saturday evening. Both...

Test Preview – Italy v Russia

Italy will host Russia in this weeks test match after they lost last week against Ireland. They could not build on the good start they...

Test Preview – Springboks v Argentina

After winning the Rugby Championship last week in Argentina, both coaches have mixed it up for this weeks test in Pretoria. Neither picked their strongest...

Test Preview – Wales v England

Last week England got the better of Wales at home but this week they need to travel to Cardiff to face them in their...

Bledisloe Cup Preview – New Zealand v Australia

The stakes can not be higher for Australia and New Zealand as they go to Eden Park on Saturday for the deciding Bledisloe Cup...

Schalk Brits will lead the Springboks at Loftus

After winning the Castle Lager Rugby Championship last weekend the Springboks will say farewell to the South African fans when they play against Argentina...

Swys de Bruin steps down as Springbok consultant

The Springboks announced that Swys de Bruin requested to be released from his role as attack consultant to the Springboks for personal and medical...

Rassie call up Ntubeni and Louw to Springbok squad

Springbok coach has invited DHL Western Province Scarra Ntubeni and Wilco Louw to the Springbok squad in Pretoria. This weekend sees the Springboks playing their...

Jones name his 31-man squad for Japan 2019

Eddie Jones have shown his hand early as he announced his World Cup squad for Japan 2019. In the 31-man squad Ruaridh McConnochie may have...

Wales loose Anscombe

As if it was not bad enough that Wales lost their impressive win record they also received the news that Gareth Anscombe will miss...

International Wrap – England, Ireland start World Cup preparation with a win

There was a few International matches played over the weekend as test nations are gearing up for the World Cup next month in Japan. Fiji...

Jones announce his England squad for Wales test

England will have a 33 player squad taking on Wales on Sunday as Eddie Jones prepare his team for the World Cup. No new players...

Cipriani not in Jones latest training camp

Danny Cipriani have not been included in Eddie Jones latest training camp. Jones have 38 players in his latest camp as they prepare for the...

World Rugby confirms amendment to scrum law

Reaffirming its commitment to evidence-based injury-reduction in the sport, World Rugby has announced details of a minor amendment to the scrum law, reducing the...

Ireland name World Cup training squad

Ireland have named a 44-man strong training squad for the World Cup that will take place in Japan this year. The pre-World Cup preparations will...

O’Brien will miss Ireland World Cup

Ireland have received their first setback with the news that Sean O'Brien will not take part in their world cup campaign. He will undergo surgery...

Peyper and Jonker make World Cup referee squad for Japan 2019

World Rugby has announced their squad of 23 match officials for the upcoming World Cup in Japan. The 23 match officials will do duty in...

Erasmus – Door still open for anyone to make World Cup sqaud

Rassie Erasmus has put the marker down on what he expect players to achieve this year in Super Rugby to make his World Cup...

Canada get last spot for Japan 2019 WC

Canada booked their place in next years Rugby World Cup after beating Hong Kong 27-10 in Marseille. They will be playing in Pool B which...

Can Japan 2019 become a disaster?

The countdown is standing on 11 month and 20 days to Rugby World Cup in Japan. It will be the first time World Rugby show...

Springboks open WC 2019 against All Blacks

The Springboks will kick off their 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan with a blockbuster opening encounter against the reigning champions, New Zealand, on...

Road to Japan 2019 continues

World Rugby has confirmed details of the November test schedule, including an extensive programme of tier one v tier two fixtures as Rugby World...