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Insider: Malcolm in the middle

Springbok hooker Malcolm Marx may have always been tipped for greatness  writes Brenden Nel for SuperSport website From the moment he touched a rugby ball, to the...

Retro is a good look for Boks

You had to have a bomber jacket in the 90s. Preferably with a lumberjack plaid shirt underneath it. And a pair of black Doc...

Akker signs with Sharks

The Cell C Sharks have reeled in a Lions to the Sharks Tank in Akker van der Merwe. The lively hooker will join the Sharks...

Nothing left to say but….Go Lions

All we can do now is wait for Saturday 16:00 and Go Lions...... https://twitter.com/SuperRugbyNZ/status/892114974541176832 https://twitter.com/FoxSportsLab/status/893002508066373632 https://twitter.com/FoxSportsLab/status/892907863806328832 https://twitter.com/SuperRugby/status/892580724196253696 https://twitter.com/LionsRugbyCo/status/893087239399407617 https://twitter.com/crusadersrugby/status/893198120921612288 https://twitter.com/ultimaterugby/status/893085201852755969 https://twitter.com/LionsRugbyCo/status/893059608281059328 https://twitter.com/theyellowcap/status/893418164335366144 https://twitter.com/wayne_008/status/893344131581399040      

Ireland duo face rape trial

Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding are set to miss the entire 2017-18 season after being charged with rape, reports SARugbyMag.co.za This follows an alleged incident...

Lions v Hurricanes – Breaking it down

The Lions take on the Hurricanes in the second semi-final this weekend in Johannesburg and it is going to a huge clash between two...

CC Preview – Griquas v Blue Bulls

The second Currie Cup match will be hosted by Griquas in Kimberley as they take on the Blue Bulls. Griquas had to put the disappointment...

QF 1 Preview – Brumbies Hurricanes

The most exciting bit of Super Rugby when you at least see strength vs strength and our first quarter final is Friday morning when...

Vermeulen out of Rugby Championship

Springbok and Toulon Duane Vermeulen will miss the next three months after he went under the knife again for a minor groin injury. Vermeulen who has...

Canes, Saders, Lions and Chiefs for the win this weekend

To get to the final is much about momentum than anything else when it comes to the business end of Super Rugby and their...

No Carlos for Loftus – Mitch

John Mitchell had no sooner arrived at Loftus Versfeld to take up his position as Director of Rugby than he moved to squash a...

Day of big  scores in the U18 Youth Weeks 

 The U18 Coca-Cola Craven Week and Coca-Cola Academy Week tournaments continued to entertain at St Stithians College in Johannesburg on Tuesday, with big victories...

Micth- Lions can take this all

Former Lions and current Bulls director of Rugby John Mitchell believes the emotional attachment that the Lions have to their current coaching set-up can carry them...

Cane impress by Kolisi

All Black and Chiefs Sam Cane believe Kolisi is a South African loose forward playing like a Kiwi. The All Black flank was full of...

Pro12 agree deal to expand next season to include South African sides

A deal to expand the Pro12 to 14 teams from next season has been agreed, BBC Scotland understands. The South African sides Cheetahs and Southern...

SP Marais back from injury

The Stormers welcome back most of their injured players this week which sees SP Marais, Wilco Louw, Oli Kebble, Ali Vermaak, Rynhardt Elstadt and Kobus...

Good start to the Craven Week 2017

The Coca Cola Craven week started on Monday with the first five matches of the week. Griquas, Limpopo Bulle, Free State, Western Province and Golden...

Stormers back Willemse

Stormers coach Robbie Fleck will have no problem backing young Damian Willemse to start at flyhalf in Saturday’s high-pressured quarter-final against the Chiefs, writes CRAIG...

Super Rugby laughing stock of world rugby

Super Rugby is losing credibility faster than Titanic took on water or the Hindenburg ruptured on its fatal final attempt at docking, write Rob...

Cheetahs and Kings to play in different Pro12 conferences

The makeup of the two seven-team conferences in the expanded Pro14 will be based on the standings of the final log last season. That would...

Rumors that JJ on his way back to WP

Nuus24 reported that the chances are good for the return of JJ Engelbrecht to WP Rugby. After almost six years since Engelbrecht and Sadie...

Coetzee have better pool to pick from

Things are working out nicely for Springbok coach Allister Coetzee for the Castle Rugby Championship which starts next month. Not just did the Springboks...

WP take SuperSport Challenge Cup

DHL Western Province were crown deserved SuperSport Challenge Champions on Sunday after beating Griquas 28-19. Pictrure by:Michael Maytham What makes this achievement even more special for...

Time to step up

The Lions, Stormers and Sharks have secured a place in the play-offs this coming weekend and will fight hard to move on to the...

Rugby laws to be reduced by 50%

World Rugby has commissioned a technical group to overhaul its law book, which could see half of the laws abolished. In an attempt to simplify...

Japan not taking Super Rugby seriously – Mallett

Japan are not taking Super Rugby seriously, says TV analyst and former Springboks coach Nick Mallett after the Tokyo-based Sunwolves were humiliated 94-7 by Lionsat the weekend. The Johannesburg side...

‘It’s great for rugby’ – Hansen

New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen expects his charges to be “sharpened” when they run out for the decisive third Test against the Lions. After...

Lions demolish Sunwolves in Johannesburg

The Lions took another step closer to get that home final when they demolish the Sunwolves on Saturday 94-7. With the Lions picking their strongest...

Stormers beat Cheetahs ugly

The Stormers edge the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein from a scrappy game that saw the game end with two red cards 40-34. The game started with...

Lions win second test to keep series alive

It was a nervous start for both teams as they try to settle down in the test match with the All Blacks with ball...

Kings beat Jaguares in Buenes Aires

The Southern King got another victory this time against the Jaguares on Saturday morning when they beat them 31-30 in Buenes Aires.   Makazole Mapimpi crossed...

Gelant hat-trick sink Sharks in Durban

The Bulls outscored the Sharks to take their first win away from home when they beat them 30-17 on Friday night. Gelant scored a...

Confirm: Erasmus and Nienaber coming back to SA Rugby

The worst kept secret is finally out and we can confirm that Rassie Erasmus and Jacques Nienaber will be joining SA Rugby again after...

Preview: All Blacks v British & Irish Lions

To be brutally honest New Zealand should seal the series this weekend against the British & Irish Lions but would it not be great...

Pro12 welcomes SA invasion

The Cheetahs and Kings will be competing in the Pro12 before this year’s Currie Cup final. A BBC report supports an All Out Rugby column that linked South Africa’s...

Rugby 101

Sometimes one thinks people misunderstand the actual meaning of skill and balance you need to have to play an outright attacking game. Nowhere does this...

Naholo back at wing for All Blacks

All Blacks coach Hansen made two changes for the second test against the Lions with Naholo and Lienert-Brown starting the test. Naholo comes in for...

Gatland drop O’Mahony out of second test

Gatland had manage to make Peter O'Mahony his captain in the first test and then dropped him straight out of his match day squad in...

White’s broken dreams

Jake White’s stint at Montpellier ended in failure, because he misread the French psyche, writes GAVIN MORTIMER. So it’s ‘goodbye, Jake White’, or should that be...

Rohan to make return for Lions

IOL has reported that Springbok centre Rohan Janse van Rensburg may be returning to the Lions setup as early as next week after his...

Oom Rugby – Desire powers ever-ready Boks

Hi guys. The French series is over and now we can look back to see how much have changed since the Springboks lost to...

Challenge quarter-finalists confirmed

The Golden Lions XV beat the Blue Bulls 55-49, while there were also Provincial Rugby Challenge wins for the Pumas, Griquas, Sharks XV, EP...

All Blacks still miles in front of the rest

I been told the last couple of weeks that the All Blacks are beatable, that the Lions will beat them and now the Aussies...

Whiteley out of Super Rugby

Springbok captain Warren Whiteley will not take part in any of the remaining Super Rugby matches for the Lions including the finals due to...

Lions throw away game to draw with Chiefs

The British and Irish Lions ended their midweek schedule with a 31-31 draw with the Hurricanes at Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Tuesday. Tommy Seymour...

What to expect from Springboks in Rugby Championships

Just before we close the book on the June Internationals and the Springboks series win over France we have to look at what is...

Injury Report

With test rugby a bit on the background we move our attention to the Super Rugby competition which will see the African conferences in...

Preview: Hurricanes v English & Irish Lions

The final midweek match of the British & Irish Lions tour takes place against the Hurricanes at Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Tuesday. Victory over...

Super Rugby returns this week

With the June Internationals a thing of the past for all expect the New Zealanders and British & Irish Lions, we turn our attention...

Kriel maybe lost for Springboks

The test series against the French is something of the past and a clean sweep was what was demanded and what was given by...