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20 Players for EOYT Bok camp

Prep camps and deals to rest players with provinces. Looks like SARU's getting something right.               A SARU media release this morning says a lot. Comppare...

Jurie Roux in knyp oor bedrog

Die Universiteit Stellenbosch is ongelukkig omdat Saru na bewering `n vertroulikheidsooreenkoms verbreek het deur `n forensiese verslag aan die rugbyliggaam se hoofbeampte, Jurie Roux,...

New Currie Cup format to save Griquas

The new Currie Cup format will see the premiership expanded to eight sides.               Six are what will be called "anchor" teams and bizzarely include the...

Border Rugby Part 2 – a visit and the future

Benedict Chanakira visits the East London sides and gives his views. I decided to look into the fight between the union and Pty. Accusations of...

Border Rugby – its future and past Part 1

Our new columnist Benedict Chanakira takes a look at Border's past with a view to the future.     Border Rugby Union has been in the media...

Div, AfriForum slams SARU

SA Rugby - News24 Former Springbok coach Peter de Villiers has criticised the SA Rugby Union's (SARU) decision to reinstate the racial quota system in...

Plumtree off to Oirish

New Zealand coach John Plumtree has joined the Irish international team as their forwards coach. RugbyHeaven The 48-year-old coached South African Super Rugby side...

Integrated Global Rugby Season is a possibility

Rugby players are calling on the Game’s leaders to renew efforts to develop an integrated global rugby season that addresses long standing player welfare...

Plumtree unhappy

Duhhh... as if he was going to say Yay I lost my job! So Plum is unhappy but because Brian Van Zyl pulled a Rudolph...

Plum gone with immediate effect

Sharks management and John Plumtree have decided to part ways - like in right now. Release The Sharks confirmed that discussions were held today between representatives...

More drama at the Sharks

Outgoing Sharks coach John Plumtree and new CEO John Smit are set meet to resolve the termination of Plumtree's contract. Sport24 Smit recently announced the appointment...

Board backs John Smit in firing Plum

Sharks' board has strongly stood behind Smit's decision to fire Plum. We recognise too that John may not have all the commercial experience yet....

Global season is coming

World rugby will get its integrated season after the next World Cup. Super Rugby will shift to a March start and won't break for...

SARU announces contracted Boks

The South African Rugby Union (SARU) today announced that 15 players, including exciting youngsters such as Eben Etzebeth, Marcell Coetzee, Juan de Jongh and...

Sharks confirm Smit’s appointment as CEO

The Sharks have confirmed the appointment of John Smit as CEO of the union. Release The Board of Directors of The Sharks (Pty) Ltd are pleased...

Smit new Sharks CEO?

Springbok rugby star John Smit is poised to make a spectacular return to the Shark Tank as the new chief executive of the Sharks,...

Lions cancel US tour

Regrettably, the Golden Lions Rugby Union management, following consultation with the senior coaches, have taken the decision to no longer proceed with the MTN...

Bok (and other) captains gather

Current captain Jean de Villiers will join the oldest living Springbok skipper, 83-year-old Des van Jaarsveldt, and 40 others in Cape Town on Wednesday,...

Kings & SARU in Mexican stand-off

The Southern Kings announced their reduced, 35-man squad for their Super Rugby campaign which still contains 5 foreign players. The tug-of-war between the Kings and...

In aid of the King

The foundation from which our deep routed passion and love for rugby is built on in South Africa comes from a long and very...

Politics to save Boland’s president

The rugby revolution in Boland could end up in battle lines being drawn between old, ideological and political enemies. Yesterday Marco Botha from Die Burger...

Chaos in Boland Rugby

Daar is chaos in Boland rugby nadat klubs in die unie besluit het dat hulle genoeg van unie president, Francois Davids, gehad het. Marco Botha...

RW chats to Sports Illustrated Radio

So I got this email from Sports Illustrated's main man Gareth Rosslee, also known as the 'Online Guy', wanting to know if I would...

Harold defends Cheetahs management

Free State Cheetahs CEO Harold Verster has hit back at those criticising the union for the manner in which it manages its affairs. Sport24 The Cheetahs...

Bulls extends young stars’ contracts

The Blue Bulls Company (Pty) Ltd is delighted to announce that Wiaan Liebenberg and William Small-Smith both extended their current contracts and will be...

Lions players do not renew contracts.

The Lions are losing players left right and center... and worst is that they're losing many good props... In a short dry release GLRU said...

Willemse joins Blue Bulls

The Blue Bulls Company (Pty) Ltd is pleased to confirm that lock Paul Willemse has agreed terms with them and will join the Vodacom...

KDK upset with Allister

Golden Lions president Kevin de Klerk is upset after Western Province and Stormers coach Allister Coetzee hinted he might look at luring a few...

WP secures Nienaber signature

Renowned defence guru Jacques Nienaber has signed a three-year deal with Western Province Rugby, which will keep him in Cape Town until 2016. Regarded as...

De Klerk refutes Lions player exodus

The President of the Golden Lions Rugby Union Kevin de Klerk on Friday issued the following statement in the wake of the SARU General...

Kings saga, a victory for administrators

You are normally taught not to engage in writing about topics when it is still too raw or too emotional, but for the hell...

Bulls make Nienaber offer

The Blue Bulls have set their sights firmly on former Springbok and current Stormers defensive coach Jacques Nienaber and have made a big offer...

Lions fire Spencer, Taylor

The Lions rugby union has terminated the services of backline coach, Carlos Spencer, and conditioning coach, Wayne Taylor. Zeena Isaacs from the Business Day reported...

Headmaster thought match fixing won RWC quarter final

No not that one... the 2007 game against France. The dour headmaster tells thusly in a biography of him due for publication soon. He tells of...

Bulls also confirm Sadie move

The Blue Bulls Company (Pty) Ltd confirmed media reports on Wednesday that Johann Sadie will leave the franchise at the end of October 2012,...

SARU confirms August 16th meeting

A meeting of the General Council of the South African Rugby Union (SARU) will take place in Cape Town on 16 August, SARU announced...

WP CEO hits back

WP Rugby chief executive Rob Wagner has spiritedly defended the franchise against allegations that it struggles to retain its best talent in the face...

IRB ranking system goes haywire

It is official: the IRB’s ranking system is the most flawed system in the world at the moment. The Werewolf, on The Roar For...

Olivier and Kankowski join JF in Japan after S15

Meisiekind and Kanko are going to Japan after Super Rugby... SA Rugby website reports that both have signed on for an undisclosed Japanese club at...

Bok test on ETV

The South African Rugby Union (SARU) on Friday welcomed the return of Springbok Test matches to free-to-air television, following a deal brokered between rights...

SABC TV says no to Bok rugby

The remaining two rugby Tests between South Africa and England will be broadcast live on radio, the SABC announced on Wednesday. Sport24 In a joint statement...

Missing the target

Rugby is under threat, but not from the obvious sources we are exposed to every day. I recently did some research on Super Rugby viewership...

5 changes to Baby Bok side for England

Junior Springboks coach Dawie Theron made five changes to his starting team for their crucial pool B clash against England in the Cape Town...

New regulations for contracting schoolboys

SARU has promulgated a new regulation to ensure that the contracting of promising schoolboy rugby players is done above board, according to a report...

Scandal as IRB stands accused of lying

The IRB is under fire after a senior official claimed the process for finding a new chief executive was undermined when candidates were lied...

Lions determined to play in 2013

In the wake of numerous speculation in the media, the Lions have released the following statement. Statement from Golden Lions Rugby Union: The Golden Lions Rugby...

A Super Solution

SARU has less than a month to find a solution for the Super Rugby problem, and options are few. Let us start by acknowledging that...

The great divide

The current Super Rugby stand-off in South Africa is a pressure-cooker situation ready to explode. I don’t know if anyone in SA Rugby has actually...

Lions being battered from all corners

It seems more likely by the day that the Lions will be relegated from Super Rugby in 2013 as they are being battered from...

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...