ARTICLES RELATING TO RUGBY

Perform, or else

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Chavhanga off to Wales

2011-09-21 16:13

Former Springbok winger Tonderai Chavhanga is heading to Wales to play for the Newport Gwent Dragons club.

Joost has debilitating illness

2011-05-12 19:33
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Former Bok Joost van der Westhuizen has been diagnosed with a similar illness that has left an ex-Bok wheelchair-bound.

Armitage banned again

2011-05-03 21:51

London Irish and England fullback Delon Armitage has received his second suspension of the season, which damages his RWC chances.

Boks must help other sports

2011-04-01 16:28

Minister of Sport Fikile Mbalula has urged the 'Mighty' Bok rugby fraternity to share their expertise with other sports codes.

Plumtree focus on backrow

2010-04-12 22:46

John Plumtree is unlikely to tamper unnecessarily with the Sharks starting line-up for their Super 14 outing against the Lions.

Fourie's try the best of 2009?

2009-12-15 16:15

Jaque Fourie's try in the second Test against the B&I Lions is among 15 tries shortlisted by the IRB as the year's best.

Irish spring a surprise on Boks

2009-11-25 07:41

An Irish surprise package in the form of Jonathan Sexton awaits the Springboks in their Test against Ireland.

Time to embrace technology

2009-11-19 20:42

Thierry Henry's handball has triggered fresh calls for refs to be given more help from either video technology or extra officials.

'Good to see Boks bleed'

2009-11-14 19:53

France have shown they have nothing to fear after standing up to South Africa's physical might during an impressive win over the Boks.

Song botch stirs 'Anthemgate'

2009-11-14 06:59
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South Africa accused France of a lack of respect during the singing of their national anthem before the international in Toulouse.

Bok scrum 'has the skills'

2009-11-13 07:57

The Springboks will have to engage "low and quickly" if they hope for success in the scrums against France in Toulouse.

Steyn adjusts his sights

2009-11-11 14:54

After terrorising NZ and Australia with his boot, flyhalf Morné Steyn hopes he can cause equal damage on the Boks' European tour.

NZ reveal Super 14 squads

2009-11-11 08:15

Former All Blacks lock Chris Jack will return to Super 14 rugby with the Crusaders after the five NZ franchises confirmed their squads.

All Blacks sell out San Siro

2009-11-10 13:57

Milan's San Siro has sold all 77 000 tickets for Saturday's Test between Italy and New Zealand, organisers have announced.

Muir: Valuable lessons learned

2009-11-10 08:25

Maybe it was the familiar faces next to the field, but the Springboks appeared focused when they started training at Saracens.

Wallabies' spirits lifted

2009-11-09 13:37

Australia's win over England will boost confidence ahead of their clash with Ireland - the toughest leg of their grand slam bid.

Tindill reaches new milestone

2009-11-09 08:24

Eric Tindill added a new record to an unparalleled list of achievements when he became the world's longest-living Test cricketer.

Canterbury clinch NPC title

2009-11-07 10:58

Canterbury have beaten Wellington in the final of the Air New Zealand Cup at AMI Stadium in Christchurch.

Stadia to be run independently

2009-11-06 17:24

Most of South Africa's new World Cup stadiums will be run by independent operators after the 2010 to avoid becoming financial burdens.

Mortlock out of Wallaby tour

2009-11-06 11:42

Former captain Stirling Mortlock has been ruled out of Australia's tour of Britain and Ireland after aggravating his calf muscle.

Chiliboy's blood remains blue

2009-11-05 08:17

The Blue Bulls have quashed rumours that the man leading the Boks against Leicester, Chiliboy Ralepelle, is moving to the Lions.

Wilkinson back for England

2009-11-04 14:19

Jonny Wilkinson has been recalled to the England starting XV after an absence of 18 months to face Australia at Twickenham.

Wallabies subdue Gloucester

2009-11-04 07:11

Australia have begun the UK leg of their tour by subduing English club Gloucester in front of a packed Kingsholm crowd.

Raubenheimer to start for Boks

2009-11-03 14:24

It appears Springbok fetcher Heinrich Brussow will, barring injury, play in the Test against France after all.

 

Gaddafi death to boost rugby?

2011-10-31 16:18

Libya's rugby players are preparing for a new season, hoping the post-Muammar Gaddafi era proves fertile ground.

Luke: Don't go overseas

2011-05-17 18:10

Former Springbok flanker Luke Watson feels South African players who want to play abroad should rather remain on home soil.

Wasps sack Powell after brawl

2011-05-04 20:30

Wales back-row forward Andy Powell is set to leave his club London Wasps "by mutual consent" after his part in a bar brawl.

Henson called to WRU meeting

2011-04-26 20:34

Gavin Henson has been summoned to appear at a Wales Rugby Union meeting following his bust-up at French club Toulon.

Lievremont eyes Aussie scalp

2010-11-26 14:28

France coach Marc Lievremont seeks his first victory over Australia when the teams meet in Paris on Saturday.

Stofile wants to run SA Rugby

2009-12-15 22:26

Mike Stofile has already tossed his hat into the ring for the presidency of SA Rugby when new officials are elected.

'Nel should be a Bok'

2009-12-09 08:07

Former Springbok assistant coach Alan Solomons believes that WP Nel was unlucky not to be part of the Boks’ tour to Europe.

Bumpy landing for Boks

2009-11-22 20:56

The Springboks’ bumpy flight from Venice to Dublin was a smooth ride compared to the welcome the tourists can expect this week.

Venter sympathetic to Boks

2009-11-18 16:02

Saracens Director of Rugby Brendan Venter was measured in his assessment of the Springboks’ loss to his charges.

All Blacks grind out Italy win

2009-11-14 18:17

Corey Flynn scored the only try to help a second-string NZ side grind out victory over Italy in front of a capacity 80 000 crowd in Milan.

O'Driscoll to win 100th cap

2009-11-13 16:59

Ireland captain Brian O'Driscoll will aim to mark his 100th test appearance with victory over Australia at Croke Park on Sunday.

I'm not violent - Bakkies

2009-11-12 22:24

Bakkies Botha has insisted that what goes on during a game of rugby was neither "violence" nor anything to do with his normal life.

Jacobs in the spotlight

2009-11-11 13:58

It’s a good thing centre Adi Jacobs is used to pressure as he'll be thoroughly tested when he runs out against France.

Deadline for Southern Kings

2009-11-11 08:15

The South African Rugby Union has been given two weeks to confirm when the Southern Kings will start playing Super Rugby.

McLinden forced to quit

2009-11-10 10:31

Reds fullback Mark McLinden has announced his immediate retirement from rugby due to a neck injury.

Boks: No panic as French loom

2009-11-09 14:16

There is no panic in the Springbok camp after their unexpected loss to the Leicester Tigers and with France lying in wait.

France select hefty backrow

2009-11-09 11:20

France will rely on a heavyweight backrow to try and contain world champions South Africa in their Test in Toulouse.

Muir: Experiment was a failure

2009-11-07 12:13
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Assistant coach Dick Muir has admitted his experimental Springbok squad selection failed dismally in their defeat against Leicester.

Muir: Worst Bok pack ever

2009-11-07 08:22
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Assistant coach Dick Muir has labelled the Boks' forward performance against Leicester as the worst he's ever seen.

Wales urged to 'make history'

2009-11-06 16:36

Wales have been urged by coaches Rob Howley and Robin McBryde to go out and "make history" with a win over New Zealand.

Mauger leads, Tuqiri benched

2009-11-05 13:17

Although Leicester are still to confirm their starting XV to face the touring Springboks, Aaron Mauger will captain the team.

Deans predicts Eng 'ripper'

2009-11-04 15:06

Coach Robbie Deans believes the Wallabies will be involved in a "ripper" of a contest when they face England at Twickenham.

Waratahs sign NZ lock

2009-11-04 08:28

The Waratahs have boosted their forward pack for next year's Super 14 tournament by signing New Zealand lock Cam Jowitt.

WP salute Luke Watson

2009-11-03 22:17

Luke Watson has been named as WP’s best forward and players’ player of the year at their annual prize giving.

Smal: Irish rule out 'revenge'

2009-11-03 13:21

Several Irish players will be keen to make amends for the British and Irish Lions’ series defeat in SA when they take on the Boks.

 
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