ARTICLES RELATING TO RUGBY

Perform, or else

2014-02-25 09:00

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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: 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.

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.

Nel to appeal ban

2009-05-19 11:43
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Bulls centre JP Nel has decided to appeal against his four-week suspension in the wake of the clash against the Sharks.

Ioane to go under the knife

2009-05-14 06:40

Wallaby back Digby Ioane is to undergo surgery on his left shoulder and could be out of rugby for up to six months.

Mortlock is highest scorer

2009-05-09 14:39

Stirling Mortlock has become the highest points scorer in Super 14 as he inspired the Brumbies to a victory over the Blues.

Steenkamp sticks with Bulls

2009-05-08 08:01

Springbok loosehead prop Gurthro Steenkamp has renewed his contract with the Blue Bulls until the end of 2011.

'Break the Boks in the scrum'

2009-05-05 10:18

Willie John McBride, captain of the 1974 Lions to SA believes the British and Irish Lions assault on SA should begin in the scrums.

Hurricanes blast away Blues

2009-05-01 11:58

Tamati Ellison has scored two tries inside the first 30 minutes as the Hurricanes cemented their place at the top of the Super 14.

Waratahs go on the attack

2009-04-28 09:28

Speedy wing Lachie Turner has been shifted to fullback in a new-look backline as the Waratahs prepare to take on the Cheetahs.

Gerrard off to Japan

2009-04-24 06:53

Brumbies fullback Mark Gerrard has been released from his contract and has signed with Japanese club NTT Communications.

Matfield back for Bulls

2009-04-23 00:34

The Bulls have made two changes and a positional switch to their starting side for their Super 14 match against the Chiefs at Loftus.

 

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.

'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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kockott returns for Sharks

2009-05-14 12:48

Sharks coach John Plumtree has named his strongest line-up for the Super 14 match against the Bulls in Durban.

Luke: Rassie not to blame

2009-05-11 09:33

Stormers stand-in skipper Luke Watson has mounted a spirited defence of his coach Rassie Erasmus following the win over the Force.

Chiefs one step closer

2009-05-09 11:23

Stephen Donald has scored all 16 points for the Chiefs to give them a victory over the Hurricanes in their Super 14 match.

Fourie ruled out

2009-05-07 11:30

Lions star centre Jaque Fourie has been ruled out of the Super 14 match against the Highlanders due to a hamstring injury.

Du Preez a doubtful starter

2009-05-04 07:56

Fourie du Preez is in doubt for the Bulls' match against the Cheetahs after injuring his calf muscle against the Western Force.

Sharks welcome back injured

2009-04-30 09:47

After their bye this past weekend, the Sharks have been able to welcome back some of their injured players to full fitness.

SA dominate try, point scorers

2009-04-26 19:56

Players from South Africa's five rugby franchises dominate both the lists of points and try scorers in the Super 14 competition.

Chiefs big title test

2009-04-23 07:10

The Chiefs' search for consistency gets its big examination against the Bulls in the run into the Super 14 playoffs.

Cowan escapes punishment

2009-04-20 08:20

Highlanders No 9 Jimmy Cowan has avoided further penalty after appearing before a Super 14 judiciary on a dangerous tackle charge.

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