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Sexton not ready to return

2014-12-18 18:45

Ireland flyhalf Jonathan Sexton will not resume playing until he is fully fit following a blow to the head last month.

Top 14 quality impresses Carter

2014-12-18 15:38

All Black great Dan Carter says the sheer quality of the players in France's Top 14 is a key reason in him joining Racing Metro.

Time for WP to embrace change

2014-12-18 13:26

Jackey says Western Province should move to the newer and more sophisticated Cape Town stadium as Newlands is too old.

Newlands' history must be preserved

2014-12-18 12:18

Adrian believes Western Province rugby union have made the correct decision to continue playing at Newlands stadium.

Carter to become best paid player

2014-12-18 11:34

Dan Carter will become rugby's highest paid player when he joins French Top 14 club Racing Métro after next year's World Cup.

Goosen v Carter for No 10 spot?

2014-12-18 09:02

Johan Goosen is likely to duel with All Black legend Dan Carter for a spot in Racing Metro's starting line-up after the World Cup.

Force sign Japanese wing

2014-12-18 07:54

Dynamic Japanese international Akihito Yamada has signed for Australian Super 15 team Force, the club has said.

Carter off to France after RWC

2014-12-18 07:30

All Black great Dan Carter will leave New Zealand rugby after next year's World Cup to play for French Top 14 club Racing Metro.

Bordeaux sign Ashley-Cooper

2014-12-17 18:26

French Top-14 side Bordeaux-Bègles have announced they had agreed a two-year contract with Adam Ashley-Cooper.

Horne lauds Blitbokke's spirit

2014-12-17 15:11

Springbok Sevens veteran Frankie Horne has lauded the team's recent efforts, but is adamant that there is still hard work ahead.

Quins lock cited for eye gouge

2014-12-17 09:00

Harlequins lock Charlie Matthews could face a ban of up to one year after he was cited for alleged eye gouging.

Wales announce pre-World Cup plans

2014-12-17 07:12

Wales' preparations for the RWC will involve matches against Ireland, Italy and a training camp in the extreme heat of Qatar.

BaaBaas announce Pumas date

2014-12-16 23:01

The Barbarians will round off their 125th anniversary year by tackling Argentina at Twickenham in November 2015.

WP announce Treu coup

2014-12-15 17:10

WP have announced that Paul Treu, Rito Hlungwani and Hanyani Shimange are set to join their coaching structures in 2015.

Yokohama keen to host RWC games

2014-12-15 13:00

The Yokohama stadium has been added to the list of potential venues for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

SA's Kok top Sevens tackler

2014-12-15 10:25

Werner Kok and Kwagga Smith have again proved their worth for the Springbok Sevens team at the Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens.

Blitzbokke on top of standings

2014-12-15 06:51

The Blitzbokke have moved to the top of the Sevens World Series table following their win over New Zealand in Port Elizabeth.

Fixtures: Sevens World Series

2014-12-15 00:00

Fixtures and winners for each leg of the 2014/15 HSBC Sevens World Series which starts in Australia and ends in England.

Blitzbokke on the double in PE

2014-12-14 20:00

The Springbok Sevens team have successfully defended their Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens title, beating New Zealand in the final.

Blitzbokke march into semis

2014-12-14 14:22

The Blitzbokke have recovered from an early lapse to outplay England in their Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens quarter-final.

Toulon tame timid Tigers

2014-12-13 22:09

Two-time defending champions Toulon notched up a comprehensive victory over Leicester in the European Champions Cup.

Toulouse edge past Glasgow

2014-12-13 18:33

Toulouse consolidated their place atop Pool 3 with a hard-fought victory over Glasgow in the European Champions Cup.

Fan disrupts play in Blitzbokke win

2014-12-13 15:16

The Blitzbokke’s first match of the Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens was disrupted by a fan running onto the pitch.

Banahan leads Bath rout

2014-12-13 07:47

Matt Banahan bagged a hat-trick as Bath romped to a 32-12 win over Montpellier in Friday's European Rugby Champions Cup.

SBW edged out by 17-year-old

2014-12-12 14:01

Teenage golfing sensation Lydia Ko has edged Sonny Bill Williams to be New Zealand's most talked about athlete for 2014.

 

Launchbury to miss Six Nations

2014-12-18 15:38

England lock Joe Launchbury will miss the Six Nations after confirmation he will undergo neck surgery.

Newlands is a monument of SA rugby

2014-12-18 13:48

Koos, a Bulls supporter is happy Newlands stadium will remain as a focal point of South African rugby.

Sevens helps boost PE economy

2014-12-18 12:31

The Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens proved a resounding financial and economic success for Port Elizabeth.

Cheika unfazed by player drain

2014-12-18 12:03

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika is unfazed about a possible mass exodus of players after next year's Rugby World Cup.

WP turn down stadium move

2014-12-18 09:18

The Western Province Rugby Football Union has rejected a move to the Cape Town Stadium and will remain at Newlands.

Horwill quits Reds for Quins

2014-12-18 08:58

Australia lock James Horwill will join Harlequins after the 2015 Rugby World Cup, the English club announced.

Armitage handed 12-week ban

2014-12-18 07:50

Toulon suffered a blow as utility back Delon Armitage was banned for 12 weeks after being found guilty of misconduct.

Castrogiovanni hit with fine

2014-12-17 19:35

Martin Castrogiovanni has been fined and given a four-match suspended ban after pleading guilty to a misconduct charge.

Hartley, Lawes stay at Saints

2014-12-17 15:11

England duo Dylan Hartley and Courtney Lawes have both signed new contracts with Premiership champions Northampton.

Cape Town 10s names charity partner

2014-12-17 14:18

The Cape Town 10s has announced The Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players’ Fund as it's official charity partner for 2015.

Stormers' plan for Treu revealed

2014-12-17 08:20

Former Springbok Sevens coach Paul Treu will be groomed to take over as defence coach of the Stormers.

Kenya name new Sevens coach

2014-12-16 23:04

The Kenya Rugby Union has appointed Felix Ochieng as the new Sevens head coach to replace Paul Treu who resigned last week.

All Blacks keep faith with Hansen

2014-12-16 07:19

New Zealand have extended Steve Hansen's contract with the All Blacks to the end of 2017,vowing to stick with him regardless of results at the 2015 World Cup.

Sharks pleased to get Bok Test

2014-12-15 14:00

The Sharks have welcomed the decision to award one of SA’s two Rugby Championship Tests in 2015 to Kings Park.

Rassie heads new SARU department

2014-12-15 12:00

Rassie Erasmus will head a new 'Rugby Department' for the South African Rugby Union.

Blitzbokke dominate Dream Team

2014-12-15 08:58

Four South Africans have been picked in the World Rugby Sevens Dream team following the Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens.

Log: Sevens World Series

2014-12-15 00:00

Standings in the nine-tournament 2014/15 HSBC Sevens World Series which started in Australia and ended in England.

Clermont dispatch Munster

2014-12-14 20:08

Clermont have followed up on their rare victory at Munster with an impressive victory at home over the Irish province.

Blitzbokke charge into PE final

2014-12-14 17:02

The Springbok Sevens team have reached the Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens final after beating Australia in a nervy semi-final.

Blitzbokke to face England

2014-12-13 22:43

The Springbok Sevens team will play England in the Cup quarter-finals of the Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens.

SA record for Blitzbokke star

2014-12-13 20:23

Cecil Afrika became SA's highest point's scorer on the Sevens World Series circuit when he scored a try in their victory over Wales.

Blitzbokke march on in PE

2014-12-13 16:30

The Springbok Sevens team comfortably defeated Kenya in their second match at the Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens.

Blitzbokke ease past USA

2014-12-13 13:06

The Blitzbokke got off to a winning start at the Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens after beating Group A opponents, USA.

Robshaw out for a month

2014-12-12 15:07

Harlequins have confirmed that Chris Robshaw has been ruled out of action for up to four weeks due to a shoulder injury.

NZ Tests: SARU alters course

2014-12-12 14:00

The All Blacks returning soon to coastal centres for Tests in SA is a sensible step despite the pitfalls, writes Rob Houwing.

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