Lions ‘war’: Solly boxes clever

2013-02-06 15:26

The Kings may be doing the right thing by shielding some of their biggest names from their awkward showdown with the Lions.

The best I've seen - Plumtree

2012-07-29 22:13

Sharks coach John Plumtree says their win over the Stormers was right up there with the best he's ever seen from his charges.

‘Beware Stormers bullies’

2012-05-14 15:09

Wallaby legend Matthew Burke has warned the Waratahs that they can expect a ‘confrontational’ Stormers team at Newlands.

Reds book home final

2011-07-02 13:22

Reds wing Rod Davies scored a hat-trick of tries as the Reds beat the Blues 30-13 to book a Super Rugby home final next weekend.

Horan: Bench Giteau

2011-07-02 06:16

Tim Horan believes that Australia coach Robbie Deans should play James O'Connor and demote stalwart Matt Giteau to the bench.

Naka moans about officials

2011-06-05 22:02

Cheetahs coach Naka Drotské is very unhappy after match officials overlooked foul play incidents in their loss to the Sharks.

Pressure remains on Mitchell

2011-05-16 08:53

Despite a much-needed win, Lions coach John Mitchell realises that he cannot make the union’s team a force by himself.

Bulls maintain playoff belief

2011-05-16 07:16

Scrumhalf Fourie Du Preez said that the Bulls' goal remains a place in the playoffs and successfully defending their title.

SA coaches getting it right

2011-05-10 12:26

Injuries are starting to take their toll, but they seem to be concentrated in the Antipodean teams, writes Breyton Paulse.

Chiefs defeat Highlanders

2011-05-07 11:27

The Chiefs prevailed in a physical battle of attrition to beat the high-flying Highlanders 20-7 in Hamilton on Saturday.

A test of staying power

2011-04-28 10:08

Injuries to key players are starting to play a role in dictating the direction the competition takes, writes Breyton Paulse

Brüssow raring to go

2011-04-25 22:31

Heinrich Brüssow will not stand back an inch for his team-mates once he’s let loose on a rugby field by coach Naka Drotské.

Thorne returns to Crusaders

2011-04-25 11:35

Former All Blacks captain Reuben Thorne has been recalled to the Crusaders for the team's next three Super Rugby matches.

Time to work on Plan B

2011-04-14 08:46

Peter de Villiers must be concerned by the poor form being displayed by several senior Springboks, writes Breyton Paulse

Stormers out to bounce back

2011-04-11 13:42

The Stormers are looking to bounce back after their disappointing home loss to the Reds on Saturday.

Big chance for Bulls

2011-04-07 20:30

The Bulls have a real chance to become the first SA side in 10 years to beat the injury-hampered Crusaders overseas.

Forgotten Shark out to impress

2011-04-05 22:19

Former Sharks prop Pat Cilliers, now a Lion, will be looking to shine against his old team and show them exactly what they miss.

Hargreaves out for three weeks

2011-04-05 15:42

Sharks lock Alistair Hargreaves will be out for three weeks as a result of the shoulder injury he picked up against the Stormers.

Super-Sarel 'the best'

2011-04-04 22:14

Former Springbok scrumhalf Werner Swanepoel is highly impressed with the 'super' form of Cheetahs No. 9 Sarel Pretorius.

Kicking coach to rescue Lions?

2011-04-04 18:32

Lions coach John Mitchell has said that he will appoint a kicking coach to help avert narrow losses because of poor goal kicking.

Reds prop cited

2011-04-03 15:08

Reds prop James Slipper will appear in front of a SANZAR Judicial Hearing, after he was cited for a dangerous tackle on Bandise Maku.

Bulls seal crucial away win

2011-04-02 10:19

Morne Steyn kicked 21 points, including two drop goals, as the Bulls beat the Hurricanes 26-14 in a Super Rugby match.

Mitchell plots defensive plan

2011-04-01 15:38

Lions coach, John Mitchell has asked for more commitment on defence, but is confident his side's new defensive plan will work.

Pretorius to save Lions?

2011-03-31 20:24

Forgotten Springbok Andre Pretorius has been given the chance to save the MTN Lions' stuttering season.

Troublesome times for Lions

2011-03-28 23:15

The proverbial warning lights are flickering for a young Lions side ahead of their game against the Reds.


Rebels sign Sexton for 2014

2013-01-23 11:00

Melbourne-born Tom Sexton, who has played most of his rugby in Ireland, will return to Australia to play for the Rebels in 2014.

SARU hunting S15 solution

2012-05-17 17:00

SARU is determined not to damage any of SA's Super Rugby franchises, but is yet to find a solution regarding their participation.

More questions than answers

2011-07-07 08:14

After being the best South African side, it was disappointing to see the Stormers bow out like they did, writes Breyton Paulse.

Cooper majestic as Reds lead

2011-07-02 12:30

Reds flyhalf Quade Cooper is having a massive game against the Blues in the first Super Rugby semi-final in Queensland on Saturday.

X-factor key for Sharks

2011-06-21 17:11

Knockout matches will be turned and won on small bits of magic from a player with the X-factor, writes Breyton Paulse.

Ndungane fails fitness test

2011-06-02 19:07

The Bulls have received a setback ahead of their clash with the Waratahs, after Akona Ndungane failed a late fitness test.

Venter advice helped Cheetahs

2011-05-16 08:52

Advice from former Springbok Brendan Venter has helped the Cheetahs to shut down All Black centre Sonny Bill Williams.

Fourie set to miss Blues clash

2011-05-16 07:14

The Stormers look set to be without centre Jaque Fourie for the upcoming Super Rugby match against the Blues.

Waratahs hold off Force

2011-05-07 14:33

The Waratahs have kept their semi-final hopes alive in Super Rugby with a win over the Western Force in Sydney.

Keats to face hearing

2011-05-07 06:18

Hurricanes scrumhalf Tyson Keats will face a SANZAR judicial hearing on Monday after being cited for a tip tackle.

Coetzee gives Grant time

2011-04-26 09:04

Allister Coetzee is still hopeful that Peter Grant will recover sufficiently from his knee injury to play against the Sharks.

Bulls at a tipping point

2011-04-25 17:49

The defiance in their eyes may still save them, but even the Bulls management must realise by now they are at a tipping point.

Mitchell tired of mediocrity

2011-04-25 07:19

John Mitchell urged his team’s billionaire investors to take action if they want to put an end to the losing culture at the union.

Sharks get what they wanted

2011-04-11 14:12

Sharks captain John Smit summed it up perfectly after his team’s 27-3 win over the Lions – “We got what we wanted.”

Defence Cheetahs' 'problem'

2011-04-11 10:14

Three years on and still the same defensive pattern. That is the biggest problem with the Cheetahs’ Super Rugby team.

Quade: We will attack

2011-04-06 07:46

Reds flyhalf Quade Cooper feels the best way for his side to counter the strong Stormers defence, is to keep on attacking it.

McKenzie: We won't be bullied

2011-04-05 22:06

Reds coach Ewan McKenzie has warned the Stormers that his side won't stand back physically during their clash.

Bulls underestimating SBW?

2011-04-05 07:06

Sonny Bill Williams seems to be low on the Bulls' priority list as they prepare for their match against the Crusaders in Timaru.

Reds prop slips punishment

2011-04-04 19:43

Reds prop James Slipper has been cleared on a charge of dangerous play after appearing before a SANZAR Judicial hearing.

Mitchell blames set pieces

2011-04-03 19:38

Lions coach John Mitchell blamed his team’s poor performance at set pieces as the main reason for their 30-25 loss to the Reds.

Coetzee lauds Stormers

2011-04-03 13:23

Stormers coach, Allister Coetzee praised his team's peformance under pressure in their 16-6 win over the Sharks.

Blues down brave Cheetahs

2011-04-02 08:21

The Blues secured a full house of log points from their 29-22 win over the Toyota Cheetahs at the Toll Stadium in Whangerei.

Sharks bench Bok captain

2011-03-31 22:09

Springbok captain John Smit has been demoted to the Sharks reserves for their all-important clash against the Stormers.

SBW could have a Lomu impact

2011-03-31 08:24

It was said NZ would be in trouble if they lost McCaw and Carter, now you have to add Sonny Bill to that list, writes Breyton Paulse.

Bulls receive timely boost

2011-03-28 20:22

The Vodacom Bulls received good news with a clean bill of health and getting fullback Zane Kirchner back for their overseas tour.

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