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Test sides count their injured

The Springboks' major problem for the third test in PE will be who to select at lock, whilst the Kiwis, Wallabies and Irish have...

Australia 25, Wales 23

Wales will be looking to bounce back from a poor first test performance against the Wallabies today in Melbourne. Recent results: 2012: Australia won 27-19, Brisbane 2011:...

All Blacks 22 v Ireland 19

Ireland travels to the home of the Super Rugby kings today in Christchurch to try and make amends for their heavy first test defeat...

‘Ek skuld niemand’ – Mouritz Botha

Die oud-Suid-Afrikaner Mauritz Botha, wat môre vir Engeland teen die Bokke speel, het geen skuldgevoelens nie. Christo Buchner, Beeld |"Ek was niemand toe ek Suid-Afrika...

Wales names team for Aussies

Wales have named a side to play Australia in Brisbane this weekend showing four changes from that which sealed a 16-9 victory over France...

OZ mob gets IRB windfall

THE Australian Rugby Union will reap a windfall of at least $12 million and as much as $17.5 million every four years after a...

Blues to boot Lam

Well not just yet, but chances are very slim that Pat Lam will be in charge of the Blues for the 2013 season. The Blues...

OZ mob in salary cap fiasco

Several high profile players are left floating in limbo due to the new contracting regime in Australian rugby coupled with a Super Rugby salary...

Headmaster becomes a Sir

Rugby World Cup winning All Blacks coach Sir Graham Henry has been officially knighted at a ceremony at Government House in Wellington. According to...

OZ rugby heading for trouble

Australian rugby union is reducing the amount of salary top-ups offered to elite Australian players from 50 to 26. Kris Anderson, The Roar The reduction...

Force boot their coach

The Western Force has terminated the services of their coach with immediate effect. The Emirates Western Force will see out the remainder of the 2012...

Brumbies re-sign talented 5

The University of Canberra Brumbies have taken huge steps towards retaining their promising young squad with the re-signing of five players on Wednesday. Release Matt Toomua,...

Ashley Johnson signs with Wasps

Ashley Johnson has signed with UK-based club London Wasps. In a statement on their website, Wasps confirmed the signing of Johnson alongside 3 other signings...

KFC to Otago’s rescue

A controversial fast food item is returning to New Zealand shores as part of an effort to help the cash-strapped Otago Rugby Union repay...

Dragons leading power shift?

THEY'RE singing hymns and arias and Land of My Fathers in Wales again as the glow of a Six Nations grand slam casts a...

All-star cast for Smit’s SA farewell

A world team loaded with several Springboks will line up against the Sharks later this year for John Smit's farewell match. Sport24 According to Beeld, some big-name players...

NZ one step closer in selling Super Rugby franchise licenses

Five Expressions of Interest have been received for licences to manage and operate a New Zealand based Investec Super Rugby team, the New Zealand...

More Kiwi unions in trouble

Otago rugby might be only the first victim in a solvency crisis affecting New Zealand's provincial rugby unions. Dylan Cleaver, NZ Herald A Herald survey of...

‘No time to play it safe’

Australian players are ''too scared'' to run the ball and S15 teams have fallen into the trap of continually taking safe options, national sevens...

Lack of unity made Rassie resign

A lack of unity and decisions that were not made in the interest of rugby are the main reasons why Rassie Erasmus resigned from...

Jaque Fourie stars for his Japanese club

A two-try feat by ex-Stormers and Springbok centre, Jaque Fourie helped his team the Panasonic Wild Knights to the final of Japan’s Top League...

Jake laments lack of depth in Oz

No academy, no age group teams - Jake White discovers the drawbacks in Australian rugby union. RugbyHeaven Former Springboks Rugby World Cup-winning coach Jake White...

Pom’s lock was ‘too light’ for Stormers

England's prominent lock Mouritz Botha says he was once deemed “too light” to succeed in the Stormers second row. Rob Houwing, Sport24 The blond, red...

England are champion talent wasters: Henry

LONDON: The All Blacks' World Cup-winning coach Graham Henry has described England as "world champions at wasting talent" and as playing a game based...

Poms will play in Kimberley

The Griqualand-West Rugby Union will this year host an international rugby team for the first time in 12 years. Sport24 The Volksblad newspaper was reliably informed that...

Gary Bronze signs for Pom club

Springbok assistant coach Gary Gold has been appointed director of rugby for the rest of the season at English Premiership club Newcastle Falcons. Rob Houwing,...

Maties edge Saracens Storm

The FNB Maties celebrated the opening of the new Stellenbosch Academy of Sport with a 28-26 win over the Saracens Storm on Wednesday. Eight tries...

Mouritz & Barritt included in England 6N squad (updated with Methos news too!)

England coach Stuart Lancaster picked nine uncapped players on Wednesday including Owen Farrell in a rejuvenated 32-man squad for rugby's Six Nations. With Jonny Wilkinson...

World Club Champs in 2015?

A world club championship is on the cards after the 2015 Rugby World Cup, Premiership chief executive Mark McCafferty has claimed. Rob Wildman - DailymailUK But...

Poms, Frogs looking at summer rugby

Some top club owners in England have been talking with their French counterparts about shifting the rugby union season in the north to the...

Irish cutting down on foreigners

The IRFU have announced changes that will restrict the number of foreign players allowed in Ulster, Leinster and Munster’s squad that will take effect...

Brumbies in trouble

The Brumbies may need a financial bail-out from the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) after losing their major sponsor less than two months before the...

Eddie Moans finds a home

Former Australia coach Eddie Jones has been appointed head coach of Japan's national rugby team. AFP Jones replaces All Blacks legend John Kirwan, the Japan Rugby...

Foster, Fox joins Hansen

Long-serving Super Rugby coach Ian Foster was on Friday named as All Blacks assistant coach to back newly-appointed head coach Steve Hansen in a...

Boks on fire in Japan

Springboks Jaque Fourie and Fourie du Preez are on top form for their respective clubs in Japan's premier rugby competition. News24 Fourie is set to...

No offers for NZ franchises – yet

Steve Tew is yet to receive an offer from an investor keen to buy a slice of a Super rugby franchise but is remaining...

Wales 18 v Australia 24 FT

Shane Williams will play his last international test when Wales host Australia at the Millennium Stadium. Recent Results: 2011: Australia won 21-18, Auckland 2010: Australia won 25-16,...

Baabaas still important – Matfield

Australia thrashed the Baabaas 60-11, but Victor Matfield pleaded not to shoot down the traditional match. South African great Victor Matfield launched a far...

‘Saracens debacle lost Cape millions’

Western Cape Tourism MEC Alan Winde has slammed WP Rugby Union for being “irresponsible” and denying the Western Cape “hundreds of millions of rand”....

Namibia under the spotlight

Namibia rugby will in the next two weeks undergo a major facelift as the Namibia Sport Commission intervenes in the dilemma at the...

Senior players ‘betrayed’ Johnson

Francis Baron Martin Johnson was “betrayed” by senior England players and “badly let down” by a lack of support from leading figures at the...

Pom RWC boozers had a tab

English rugby is in a hell of a mess following the team's behaviour and lack of performance at the recent World Cup. AFP The England...

Rugby break-away on the cards?

According to news reports from the United Kingdom, a 'violent breakaway' from current rugby controlling bodies to form a new global league may not...

‘Rested’ Lawrence nominated top ref

No jokes: Bryce Lawrence has been nominated as New Zealand's Referee of the Year. Maybe it figures? Brenden Nel, Supersport In a move that will stun...

CT Stadium to get some rugby

The Cape Town Stadium is expected to be announced as the venue for the Heineken Cup clash between Saracens and Biarritz. Sport24 Saracens announced last month...

Sinking Lions were saved by castaways

When Kevin de Klerk arrived at Ellis Park in 2009, he inherited a near bankrupt union in turmoil. Jan de Koning, rugby365 As a man who...

McCaw eyes Smit’s record

Snippets from around the rugby world: Australia, England, Samoa and Fiji. AFP Former Springboks captain John Smit ended his career having led his country for 83...

Japan’s poor record raises questions

Japan's disappointing recent World Cup campaign has led to fears that the 2019 Rugby World Cup hosts may be an embarrassment by not reaching...

Bulls bought best WP star

Bulls-bound wing JJ Engelbrecht has been voted by his peers as best WP player for 2011. rugby365 The WP Rugby Football Union held its annual awards...

IRB to NZ Rugby: ‘Up yours’

New Zealand players and coaches poured scorn on an International Rugby Board (IRB) warning on Tuesday that future Rugby World Cup tournaments could go...