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Fake World Cup ticket warning

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A Jonny Wilkinson lookalike has been deployed as part of a campaign to make sure fans buy RWC tickets from official sources only.

No comeback for Wilkinson

2014-09-20 07:18

Former England pivot Jonny Wilkinson has ruled out any comeback from retirement despite a raft of injuries that have stifled Toulon.

How Lions wing got his big break

2014-09-19 17:42

Lions wing Courtnall Skosan became a professional player after making the most of his big break given to him by Chester Williams.

Cummins to tackle Wallabies

2014-09-19 15:16

Wing Nick Cummins is set to line up against his compatriots after being selected to play for the Barbarians against the Wallabies.

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Joey Rasdien chats to Vodacom Blue Bulls No 8 Jono Ross about how he prepares before a game and his break from social media.

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Duane heaps praise on Coetzee

2014-09-19 12:50

Springbok No 8 Duane Vermeulen says fellow loose forward Marcell Coetzee has uplifted the team with his strong performances.

Steyn doesn't expect Bok return

2014-09-19 09:00
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He hasn't ruled it out completely, but Springbok centre Frans Steyn says it’s unlikely he’ll play international rugby again.

WP kickers thrive under Vlok

2014-09-19 07:48

New WP kicking coach Vlok Cilliers is happy with the improvements the team's kickers have displayed in this year's Currie Cup.

Giteau extends Toulon stay

2014-09-18 14:23

Australia playmaker Matt Giteau handed French and European champions Toulon a boost when he signed on for a further two years.

Ian McIntosh chats to Sport24

2014-09-18 14:19

Former Springbok coach and current national selector Ian McIntosh discusses rugby's current laws and the 2015 RWC draw.

Crotty shaves for charity - PICTURES!

2014-09-18 13:37

All Blacks centre Ryan Crotty has had his beard shaved off in aid of charity.

Ellis Park set for thriller

2014-09-18 13:24

Another spectacle is on the cards at Ellis Park Stadium when the Golden Lions and the Pumas face each other in a Currie Cup clash.

Mvovo starts for Sharks

2014-09-18 12:12

Springbok Lwazi Mvovo will start at left wing for the Sharks when they tackle the Blue Bulls in a Currie Cup clash in Pretoria.

Brazil on 7s mission in SA

2014-09-18 10:44

The Brazilian Sevens rugby squad will arrive in SA for a week's training camp to help them prepare for the 2016 Olympic Games.

ARU bids to host Lions in 2017

2014-09-18 10:15

The Australian Rugby Union says it is attempting to lure the British and Irish Lions back Down Under.

Losing might be good - Henry

2014-09-18 09:07

Graham Henry has committed the ultimate sin in rugby-mad NZ, suggesting it would not hurt the All Blacks if they lose a game.

Valentine's Day 'date' for Bulls, Stormers

2014-09-18 07:22

The Bulls will host the Stormers in the opening round of Super Rugby action in 2015 - on February 14.

RFU sorry for kit faux pas

2014-09-17 21:39

The RFU has apologised after being criticised for replicating the Victoria Cross on England's new team shirts.

'Prophet' TB Joshua prayed for Joost, other Boks

2014-09-17 15:22

TB Joshua, known around the world as the "prophet of God", previously prayed for Boks Joost van der Westhuizen and Ruben Kruger.

Springboks a good RWC bet?

2014-09-17 14:06

Do the Springboks offer the best value a year out from the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England and Wales?

SA exodus to increase?

2014-09-17 13:15

An increase in salary caps in English rugby could see more talented South Africans lured to play overseas.

Springboks call up Burger

2014-09-17 11:29
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Schalk Burger has been called up to the Springboks' Rugby Championship squad in place of the injured Francois Louw.

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Oz schools rugby sensation

2014-09-17 11:02

Watch Kalyn Ponga tear up the field in a season for the ages for the Churchie 1st XV in GPS rugby 2014. He has signed to play for the Cowboys in the NRL.

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Toulon's ultimatum to Bok duo

2014-09-17 10:17
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Toulon boss Mourad Boudjellal has demanded that Bryan Habana and Bakkies Botha quit the rest of the Rugby Championship.

Boks release Mvovo to Sharks

2014-09-17 09:14

Following an agreement between the SARU and the provincial unions, Lwazi Mvovo has been released to play for the Sharks.

 
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A Jonny Wilkinson lookalike has been deployed by the IRB as part of an advertising campaign to make sure fans buy tickets for next year's World Cup from official sources only.

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Lions too strong for Pumas

2014-09-19 21:11

The Golden Lions have defeated the Pumas in their Currie Cup encounter at Ellis Park in Johannesburg.

Spencer wary of cross-pool test

2014-09-19 15:16

Kings coach Carlos Spencer is not making the mistake of thinking it will get any easier when his team begin their cross-pool matches.

WP mindful of Griquas threat

2014-09-19 13:59

Western Province coach Allister Coetzee says they are wary of Griquas' ability to beat "any side on any day".

Bulls, Sharks in make or break

2014-09-19 12:50

The Bulls and the Sharks are both in a precarious position fighting to keep their dreams of reaching the Currie Cup playoffs alive.

1 year to RWC: Boks take shape

2014-09-19 11:27
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Exactly a year to the event, clarity is emerging over the personnel to power SA’s RWC 2015 bid, writes Rob Houwing.

Wallabies eye Madiba trophy

2014-09-19 07:48

Australia coach Ewen McKenzie says the Wallabies have one hand on the Mandela Challenge Plate.

Ludeke backs loosies to fire

2014-09-18 21:00

Blue Bulls coach Frans Ludeke expects his loose trio to fire against the Sharks despite having captain Deon Stegmann suspended.

Ross to lead Blue Bulls

2014-09-18 14:20

Jono Ross will lead the Blue Bulls in the absence of suspended skipper Deon Stegmann when they play the Sharks at Loftus Versfeld.

Notshe, Geduld start for WP

2014-09-18 13:42

Sikhumbuzo Notshe and Justin Geduld will make their first Currie Cup starts for Western Province when they tackle Griquas.

No excuses for Japan: Jones

2014-09-18 13:24

If Japan do not reach the RWC quarter-finals next year it will not be because the players are too small, coach Eddie Jones has said.

SA’s cream have fair draws

2014-09-18 12:12

Rob Houwing reckons South Africa’s “big three” powers have little to grumble about in 2015 Super Rugby roster terms.

Wilko-less Toulon in turmoil

2014-09-18 11:11

Defending Top 14 champions Toulon go into their sixth game of the season at Brive in the midst of a kicker crisis.

Century for 'Super Sarel'

2014-09-18 10:27

Free State Cheetahs scrumhalf Sarel Pretorius is set to play his 100th Currie Cup match when his side tackle the EP Kings in PE.

Boks to rest in Super Rugby?

2014-09-18 09:07

Contracted Springboks could well be rested for certain periods during next year's Super Rugby competition.

Joost denies meeting 'prophet' TB Joshua

2014-09-18 08:08

Former Springbok scrumhalf Joost van der Westhuizen has never met faith healer TB Joshua, a family representative says.

Sharks wary of 'stronger' pool

2014-09-17 23:00

Sharks assistant coach Sean Everitt believes that the cross-pool phase of the Currie Cup brings its own set of challenges.

Mehrtens: Beware of the Boks!

2014-09-17 16:00

Former NZ flyhalf Andrew Mehrtens has warned his countrymen of the threat South Africa could pose at next year's World Cup.

Griquas change three for WP

2014-09-17 14:45

Coach Hawies Fourie has made three changes in the Griquas side to take on log leaders Western Province in Cape Town.

Bok loosies: Still strong options

2014-09-17 14:06
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Stranger things will have happened than for Schalk Burger to be fast-tracked back to a Bok start at Newlands, writes Rob Houwing.

All Blacks still team to beat

2014-09-17 12:07

New Zealand remain firm favourites to retain the Rugby World Cup title they won on home soil in 2011, a year out from the 20-team tournament in England.

One-week ban for Bulls skipper

2014-09-17 11:19

Blue Bulls captain and flank Deon Stegmann has been suspended for one week for striking a player with his elbow.

Cheetahs name side for Kings

2014-09-17 10:18

Free State Cheetahs coach Rory Duncan has named his side to take on the EP Kings in Port Elizabeth

Carter eyes clash against Oz

2014-09-17 09:14

Dan Carter hopes to make his return in time for NZ's third Bledisloe Cup clash with Australia next month, the flyhalf has said.

Cowan fills a hole at the Blues

2014-09-17 09:01

RWC winning scrumhalf Jimmy Cowan will play for the Blues next season after signing a contract with the Super Rugby franchise.

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