The Springboks led Argentina 26-6 at the half-time break in their opening Rugby Championship match at FNB Stadium on Saturday.
Referee Chris Pollock awarded a penalty try 10 minutes before the break after Argentine hooker Eusebio Guinazo deliberately knocked an … Read the rest
South Africa’s national team will have an outline image of Nelson Mandela on a sleeve of their shirts when they tackle Argentina Saturday in the Rugby Championship.
A Springboks spokesman said a logo that included the image would be worn … Read the rest
In a renewed bid to bring black players into a mostly white sport, the South African Rugby Union (Saru) will introduce a stricter racial quota system in domestic rugby.
As from next year, Vodacom Cup teams will have to field … Read the rest
The new process of engagement will put the scrums firmly in the spotlight when the Currie Cup competition kicks off this weekend.
The IRB changed the sequence from ‘crouch-touch-set’ to ‘crouch-bind-set’. Props will now be required to pre-bind before the … Read the rest
Former Springbok midfielder Waylon Murray has signed a two-year contract with the Bulls, the Pretoria-based franchise announced on Tuesday.
“We have just received the clearance, so can now officially announce the signing,” said Bulls high performance manager Xander Janse van … Read the rest
Bees Roux will soon join the Golden Lions rugby team, while the family of the black metro policeman he had killed in Pretoria, Johannes Nshimane Mogale, had “forgiven him unconditionally”.
In 2010 the rugby player beat the 38-year old sergeant … Read the rest
The Lions have clawed their way back into Super Rugby despite going down 23-18 to the Southern Kings in their second leg promotion-relegation match at Ellis Park on Saturday.
Coach Johan Ackermann said they are keen to retain the services … Read the rest
Outgoing Southern Kings director of rugby Alan Solomons went out in a blaze of glory following his franchise’s relegation from Super Rugby on Saturday, despite a 23-18 victory over the Lions at Ellis Park.
“I think it is an absolute … Read the rest
A last minute try by Brumbies centre Tevita Kuridrani and a number of dubious decisions saw the Bulls go down 26-23 in their Super Rugby semi-final at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Saturday.
The battle among the forwards was always … Read the rest
Lions captain JC Janse van Rensburg praised the courage and character of his team as they registered a crucial away win in the first leg of their Super Rugby promotion-relegation series against the Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth on Friday.… Read the rest
Bulls captain Dewald Potgieter says his side will be looking for set-piece domination against the Brumbies in their Super Rugby semi-final at Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria on Saturday.
“The Brumbies play total rugby which is similar to the type of rugby … Read the rest
Southern Kings director of rugby Alan Solomons has encouraged his team to live up to expectations when they meet the Lions in the first of their Super Rugby promotion/relegation playoff fixtures on Friday.
In what is being billed as their … Read the rest
by Steve McMorran
Despite being defending champions and finishing atop the Super Rugby standings in the regular season, the Chiefs accept that they’re underdogs in Saturday’s all-New Zealand semifinal against the Crusaders.
Though they won 12 of 16 games to … Read the rest
The Bulls will be buoyed by the return from injury of scrumhalf Francois Hougaard and centre Jan Serfontein for their crucial Super Rugby semi-final against the Brumbies at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.
Serfontein replaces Francois Venter in the midfield and … Read the rest