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David Pocock out with concussion

The ACT Brumbies will be without David Pocock for two weeks in a row. Pocock was forced off the field after just five minutes when...

Vodacom Bulls visit Steve Biko on International Childhood Cancer Day

Every morning, when Duane Vermeulen stands in front of the mirror, he tells himself three things: Never give up. Stand your ground. Believe in...

Match Report – Hat-trick from Schoeman seals win for Lions in Argentina

A hat-trick of tries from Marnus Schoeman helped the Lions record their first win in Buenos Aires when they beat the Jaguares 25-16 in...

Match Report – Bulls thrash Stormers at Loftus

The Bulls thrashed the Stormers 40-3 in their Super Rugby Round One encounter at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday. Pote Human’s side ran in four...

Match Report: Sharks start with bonus point win

The Sharks were just to good for the poor Sunwolves on Saturday when they beat them 45-10 earning a bonus point win. With only two...

Match Report: Tahs throw it away

Hurricanes came from behind twice to steal the win in Sydney against the Waratahs 20-19. The Hurricanes have got away with one. It took a try...

SA Rugby Referees explain penalty try AND yellow card

What the commentator, Justin Marshall, has to say may cause some confusion. It follows the penalty try and yellow card decision in the first...

Crusaders hold on for win against Blues

The Crusaders made it the third win for the away team so far in round 1 when they beat the Blues 24-22. A bit lucky...

Match Report: Highlanders and Rebels takes first wins of the season

It was the two away teams on Friday that started the season with wins when the Highlanders beat the Chiefs in Hamilton 30-27 and...

Preview – Jaguares v Emirates Lions

Fact, although the Lions have been in the finals of the last three season they have never won the Jaguares in Argentina. They will be...

Preview – Vodacom Bulls v DHL Stormers

The first home derby this season will be at Loftus this Saturday with the Bulls hosting the Stormers. A few weeks ago they played an...

Preview – Sunwolves v Cell C Sharks

The Cell C Sharks are traveling to Singapore to face the Sunwolves in their first round match. There will be some bit of desperation from both...

Stormers side to face Bulls

Stormers coach Robbie Fleck has handed Ruhan Nel and Corne Fourie their first caps for the Stormers when they face the Bulls this weekend...

Fassi at fullback for Sharks

Cell C Sharks coach Robert Du Preez is looking for a perfect start against the Sunwolves this weekend and picked a strong match-day squad. He...

Preview – Waratahs v Hurricanes

A South African supporter will see the Waratahs the same as the Sharks, every year they looked on paper as the best bet in...

Perenara lead Hurricanes against Waratahs

TJ Perenara will lead the Hurricanes on Saturday when they take on the Waratahs in Sydney. He is the Hurricanes most capped halfback and will...

Preview – Blues v Crusaders

For sure one of the matches in round 1 of this years competition when the Crusaders play the Blues on Saturday. Even with a few...

Robertson pick strong team for Blues

Although there is no Goodhue nor Sam Whitelock, Kieran Read of Codie Taylor, Crusaders coach picked his strongest possible side for the Blues clash...

No more excuses for SA teams

Every year, at the beginning of the Super Rugby season we take a look the South African Super Rugby franchises and ask ourselves how...

Ashley-Cooper starts for Waratahs

The Waratahs will open their Super Rugby campaign against the Hurricanes at home on Saturday. At first glance the experience midfield pair stands out in...

Ma’a Nonu starts for Blues against Crusaders

It is no easy task in the first round of matches in Super Rugby, and more so when you face the defending champions, the...

Vermeulen and Brits starts for Bulls

Vodacom Bulls new coach Pote Human has named an experience side to face the Stormers on Saturday at Loftus. Both his new signings Vermeulen and...

Vermeulen ready for big year

Duane Vermeulen is taking nothing for granted in what is a big year for South African rugby. Not his status as one of the...

Preview – Brumbies v Rebels

The second match this weekend takes us to Australia with an all Australian derby when the Brumbies host the Rebels. The Rebels have been one...

Preview – Chiefs v Highlanders

With the World Cup looming later this year in Japan we expect a highly competitive competition with players fighting for spots in their national...

Du Preez name touring squad for Sunwolves

The Cell C Sharks have named a squad of 25 that that will tour to Singapore to face the Sunwolves in the first round...

Lions name side for Jagaures

Warren Whiteley will lead the Emirates Lions when they face the Jaguares in Argentina this Saturday. The bench have some more new faces in Frans van...

Stormers and Bulls sweating over players

With Super Rugby kicking off this weekend one expected normally that teams will be rearing to go but one of the big clashes this...

Sharks and Bulls played to boring draw

If the Sharks and Bulls was looking to end the pre-season off with confidence going into next weeks first round, then they failed miserably...

Stormers run in the tries against Boland

The DHL Stormers ran in 13 tries in a comprehensive 87-5 victory against Boland in a pre-season clash in Wellington on Friday. It was an...

SR Pre-Season – All the teams for this weekends matches

This weekend is the last time coaches can test players and combinations before the start of the Vodacom Super Rugby 2019 competition. After last week's...

Sharks building up for Sunwolves clash

It is less than two weeks till the start of the Vodacome Super Rugby competition and the teams are starting to take shape. The Cell...

SA Refereeing Panels for 2019

Banks Yantolo, the manager of South African referees, has announced the match officials' panels for 2019. There are few changes. The Premier Panel is unchanged....

#SuperHeroSunday, Great day for the whole family

At the end the game of rugby won at Cape Town stadium with Marvel and DSTV Super Her Sunday. South African franchises can take a...

Preview – #SuperHeroSunday

Pre-Season matches are there for coaches and players to see where they are and not much must be read into the results or they...

Sharks put strong team in for Super Hero Sunday clash

With Vodacom Super Rugby just a matter of two weeks away, the Cell C Sharks will be taking on the Emirates Lions at the...

Van Zyl leads Stormers in Super Hero Sunday

Lock Chris van Zyl will captain a 26-man DHL Stormers squad in the Super Hero Sunday pre-season clash with the Vodacom Bulls at Cape...

Vermeulen and Brits start for Bulls against Stormers

New recruits Schalk Brits and Duane Vermeulen will start for the Vodacom Bulls in Cape Town on Sunday when they take on DHL Stormers...

Super Rugby format to change

The rumours are out again that SANZAAR will do away with the conference system which will mean that another team is on the chopping...

SR Pre-Season Wrap

A few teams started their Super Rugby campaign with friendlies as they prepare for the 2019 competition. Australia - Brumbies beat Rebels The Brumbies beat the...

Hendricks and Specman starts for Bulls in friendly

The Vodacom Bulls will be hosting the Emirates Lions at Loftus on Saturday in their first warmup game for the season. The Bulls coach have...

Stormers start pre-season against combined club side on Saturday

The DHL Stormers will start their preparations for this years Vodacom Super Rugby competition over the weekend with a 27-man squad taking on a...

Emirates Lions side to take on Vodacom Bulls in friendly

The Emirates Lions have announce the team that will take on the Vodacom Bulls this weekend in their first warmup match of the year. Sylvian...

DHL Stormers pre-season schedule confirmed

The DHL Stormers will play three warm-up games in preparation for the 2019 Vodacom Super Rugby season. Apart from their clash with the Vodacom Bulls...

Kerevi named Reds captain for 2019

Reds coach Brad Thorn has named Samu Kerevi as his captain for the 2019 Vodacom Super Rugby tournament. He has captained the side before in 2017...

Bulls will start campaign without Ismaiel

The Vodacom Bulls has suffered their first casualty of the season with Travis Ismaiel to miss a huge part of this years Vodacom Super...

Super Rugby Preview – Cell C Sharks

In the next couple of weeks we will look at our franchises and what we can expect from them. 2019 will be a big year...

The comics are out in Super Rugby

The South African franchises have revealed their new Marvel Super Hero jerseys this week to the public. They will be wearing the jerseys for the...

Schreuder named captain for Sharks

It came as a little bit of a surprise but Sharks coach Robert du Preez has named Louis Schreuder as his captain for the...

Good and bad news for Aussies

There is some good news but then also some bad news for the Wallabies coming out of Australia as most franchises started to get...