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The All Blacks game plan for the Springboks was on the money.

Analysis: Dissecting the All Blacks game plan – their Springboks blueprint was on the money By Ben Smith The All Blacks game plan for the Springboks...

SA Rugby moving in the right direction

I read with some confusion on certain media platforms how  Super Rugby results so far is a bad thing for SA Rugby and continue...

Proudly Rugby

Round about this time of the week you will read my review of Super Rugby matches over the weekend... But apart from congratulating the Cheetahs...

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...

SA Rugby loses a legend, RIP Jan Ellis

The South African Rugby Union on Friday expressed its deep sadness at the passing of legendary former Springbok looseforward, Jan Ellis. The one-time joint...

Kings responds to media speculation

The Southern Kings responded to media speculation that SA Rugby will not allow them to field more than 2 foreign players in their squad. Release Following...

It’s time to move on from Super Rugby

When will SA Rugby realise that our future lies north, and not in an expanded Super Rugby tournament? Talk in the media this morning centred...

Racism and rugby

Quite powerful isn't it?  I also thought so when I was asked to write about it. About two months ago I was asked if I...

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...

Limpopo to play in Vodacom Cup

Limpopo will play in the Vodacom Cup as a separate team for the first time when this 16-team competition kicks off on the second...

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...

Imagine if…

All the excitement from the elections in the United States seems have many South Africans reflecting and saying things like; ‘Imagine if South Africa…’ Now...

SA Rugby kry ‘n F vir 2012

Soos dinge einde van die jaar se kant toe staan voel ek dit is bietjie tyd om SA Rugby te evalueer vir die jaar...

Wat stop ons?

Wat presies stop Suid-Afrikaanse rugby om leiers te wees eerder as volgelinge? Ja, Springbok rugby is op hierdie stadium van die wedloop ’n wêreldkrag, maar...

A Royal cock-up

Can this become more of a cock-up? I am actually afraid to ask in the fear of tempting fate… Firstly SA Rugby sells the Kings...

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...

Jean captain for rest of 2012

Jean de Villiers has been appointed as Springbok captain for the remainder of the 2012 season, Bok coach Heyneke Meyer announced in Port Elizabeth...

Junior RWC games moved to Newlands and CPT stadium

Rain has prompted the IRB and SA Rugby to move matches from Stellenbosch to Newlands and CPT Stadium. Owing to adverse pitch conditions, the South...

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...

SA Rugby strikes ground-breaking deal with players

THE South African Rugby Union (SARU) has reached agreement on a ground-breaking new remuneration arrangement for 2012, which will see SARU’s financial commitment to...

Frans signs with Sharks

Francois Steyn has signed a 3-year contract with the Sharks. According to the Sharks official website, Steyn has put pen to paper and will re-assume...

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...

SARU release – Update on Kings issue

The South African Rugby Union issued a release following their meeting today with the 5 existing franchises and the Kings. Release: A further meeting of franchises...

Guma looking to partner with Kings

As South African rugby and the franchises are locked in meetings today to figure out how to accommodate the Kings, it has emerged that...

King for a day

The Southern Kings are far from assured of Super Rugby participation in 2013. As this Kings saga continues to unfold I am rather surprised by...

Meyer to battle SA teams before Poms

According to Jan de Koning and Rugby365, Heyneke Meyer's first test won't be against the Poms, but against local rugby franchises and unions. Rugby365 Heyneke Meyer...

Meyer wants Matfield as captain

SA rugby will today announce a number of appointments within its organization, but none more important than Heyneke Meyer’s coaching team. It has been known...

Bok assistant coaches announced on Sunday

SA Rugby have released a statement saying that a major announcement on key appointments to SA Rugby will be made on Sunday. The announcement is...

Titus out, Thelo in

WP Rugby union has announced that Tobie Titus has resigned from his post as president of the WP Rugby Football Union with immediate effect...

SARU’s coffers in healthy state

The South African Rugby Union (SARU) reported a pre-tax profit of R24m in 2011 – a year during which participation at the IRB Rugby...

‘SA Rugby, you made the mess, you fix it’

The message is loud and clear to SA Rugby as they plan to lobby their cause to include the Kings in next year's SupeRugby...

SA Rugby delays Oz visit for new franchise proposal

SA Rugby has postponed their planned visit to Oz for a 16th team in SupeRugby in 2013. The South African Rugby Union has written to...

SARU and Gilbert extends contract for 5 years

Our good friends over at Gilbert announced that they have extended their ball and equipment sponsor contract with the South African Rugby Union (SARU)...

Media consultancy company takes legal action against SARU

BMT Sports Solutions has taken legal action against SA Rugby for what they claim is a breach of contract between SA Rugby and BMT. In...

Raise your hand if you’re embarrassed!

Hands up from those who feel utterly embarrassed by SA Rugby’s latest move to convince SANZAR to include a 16th team in the SupeRugby...

Franchises to join SARU in desperate plea for 16th team

Representatives of the South African Vodacom Super Rugby franchises will accompany the delegates of the South African Rugby Union (SARU) to present a case...

Franchises wants an answer from SARU

Hot on the heels of the report on possible government interference in the Kings saga yesterday, Rugby365 reports that the franchises have called a...

Goodbye Lions, Hello Kings?

It can be goodbye Lions, hello Kings come 2013 as a political decision has been endorsed to allow only ONE TEAM per PROVINCE. Lappe Laubscher...

Mobile phone scam targets rugby supporters

The South African Rugby Union (SARU) has asked media to assist in alerting people to a cellphone scam aimed at rugby supporters. SARU’s offices have...

Why was the best option for the Kings ignored?

Either SA Rugby is busy with a very cunning plan, or they have completely lost the plot – either way, there is no way...

Kings participation confirmed for 2013

The Southern Kings’ place in the Vodacom Super Rugby competition in 2013 was reaffirmed at a Special Council Meeting of the South African Rugby...

Bulls, SA Rugby official statement(s) on Meyer

The Blue Bulls have released an official statement on the issue of Heyneke Meyer and the Bok coaching job. Statement At a meeting called by SARU,...

SARU left it too late – PDV

Springbok coach Peter de Villiers says the SA Rugby Union (SARU) left the appointment of the new national coach too late. Sport24 De Villiers's contract was...

Smal out of Bok picture?

After months of speculation linking him with the vacant position of Springboks’ head coach, Gert Smal is set to remain part of the Irish...

It’s a Smal world

If rumours in the media world are to be believed, Gert Smal's name will be the one read out by SA Rugby on the...

New Bok coach to be announced late January

The Executive Council of the South African Rugby Union (SARU) has called a Special General Council meeting for January with a view to ratifying...

Get it right for once

I cannot help but wonder just how good we really are, or could be, should we get it right for once in sport in...

Bok coaching job SA Rugby’s top priority

While there will again be pressure on the SA Rugby Union (SARU) to re-evaluate the implementation of a quota system, the national governing body's...

Titus: SARU unfair to WP Rugby

In the wake of SARU’s announcement of its Test venues for the 2012 season, WPRFU president, Tobie Titus feels that they have been short-changed. Sport24 SARU...