ARTICLES RELATING TO RUGBY

Senatla released to Blitzboks

2014-11-23 19:00

Seabelo Senatla has been released from the Springbok touring squad at the request of the Springbok Sevens and will return home.

All change at wing for Boks

2014-11-23 16:06

SA lose a wealth of experience on both wings for Saturday’s tour finale against Wales, writes Rob Houwing.

Meyer pays tribute to Bakkies

2014-11-23 12:15

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has paid tribute to Bakkies Botha, who announced his retirement from international rugby.

Wallabies look to rebound

2014-11-23 10:13

Michael Cheika has repudiated claims the Wallabies would be demoralised after a second successive Test defeat.

Schmidt goes under the knife

2014-11-23 09:28

Joe Schmidt underwent an operation to have his appendix removed just hours after masterminding Ireland's win over Australia.

WRAP: International rugby

2014-11-22 23:59

A comprehensive wrap of all the matches, scores and match reports in the weekend's international rugby matches.

England shrug off Samoa

2014-11-22 23:13

George Ford impressed on his first Test start as England returned to winning ways with a victory over Samoa at Twickenham.

Romania down Canada

2014-11-22 22:36

Flyhalf Florin Vlaicu's accurate kicking helped Romania secure a win over 2015 World Cup rivals Canada.

All Blacks survive Welsh scare

2014-11-22 21:39

The All Blacks have survived a scare before comfortably beating Wales in their Test at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

Ireland down Wallabies in thriller

2014-11-22 20:30

Ireland have pulled off a gripping win over Australia in their one-off Test in Dublin.

Bakkies retires from Test rugby

2014-11-22 18:18
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Springbok lock and Rugby World Cup winner Bakkies Botha has announced his retirement from international rugby.

As it happened: Italy v Springboks

2014-11-22 18:00
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See how the action unfolded in the Test between Italy and the Springboks in Padova.

Fiji too good for USA

2014-11-21 22:23

Fiji have bounced back from their defeat to Wales last weekend to beat the USA in their one-off Test in Vannes, France.

Paige selection is short-sighted

2014-11-21 15:31

Sean strongly disagrees with the inclusion of Rudy Paige into the Springbok setup.

All hail centurion McCaw

2014-11-21 13:24

Richie McCaw will lead the All Blacks for the 100th time in his 137th Test against Wales at the Millennium Stadium.

Van der Merwe injured again

2014-11-21 11:19

Springbok lock Flip van der Merwe’s hopes of making an early comeback from a knee injury have been put on ice.

Boks must build continuity

2014-11-21 10:50

Alan Solomons is pleased Heyneke Meyer has retained the 9-10-12-13 axis against italy, as the Boks need to build continuity.

Waratahs in talks with Toulon

2014-11-21 10:25

The Waratahs are negotiating to play in a billed World Club Championship game against French giants Toulon, reports say.

All Blacks in quest to dominate

2014-11-21 10:11

New Zealand will seek to stretch an impressive winning streak when they face Wales at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium.

Defence key against Boks: Brunel

2014-11-21 09:07

Italy coach Jacques Brunel is calling on the Azzurri defence to limit the expected damage against an "extremely efficient" SA.

Japan hails Super Rugby entry

2014-11-21 07:48

Japan's entry into the Super Rugby competition will provide a shot in the arm for the game, according to the country's rugby official.

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2014-11-21 00:00

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Fosita answers Tonga's call

2014-11-20 21:30

Latiume Fosita has been selected at flyhalf for Tonga for their Test match against Scotland in Kilmarnock.

Creevy returns for Pumas

2014-11-20 19:30

Argentina captain Agustin Creevy has been declared fit for their Test against France along with scrumhalf Tomas Cubelli.

Johnston set for 50th cap

2014-11-20 19:30

Samoa's Census Johnston is set to win his 50th international cap after being named in the side to play England.

 

White card back in Varsity Cup

2014-11-23 16:06

SARU have announced that the white card will be reintroduced in the FNB Varsity Cup for next season's tournament.

O'Connell remaining cautious

2014-11-23 12:15

Ireland captain Paul O'Connell insists that beating South Africa and Australia does not guarantee a successful RWC.

Hansen sets RWC goal for ABs

2014-11-23 10:13

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has clearly marked his team's challenge after again dominating world rugby in 2014.

Heyneke satisfied with win

2014-11-23 10:13
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Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer and captain Jean de Villiers both lauded the performance by SA in their victory over Italy.

Argentina stun France in Paris

2014-11-23 00:00

Argentina have produced a tactical masterclass to beat France at the Stade de France in Paris.

Namibia pipped by Portugal

2014-11-22 23:41

Namibia suffered their third straight defeat of their Northern Hemisphere tour when there were beaten by Portugal in Lisbon.

As Bakkies goes, Eben rises

2014-11-22 22:47

The Boks were so-so as a whole, but most of their tight five put in a crucially solid shift against Italy, writes Rob Houwing.

Retallick named world's best

2014-11-22 22:06
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All Black lock Brodie Retallick has been named World Rugby Player of the Year, beating SA's Duane Vermeulen and Willie le Roux.

Jean: Bench made difference

2014-11-22 20:40

Springbok captain Jean de Villiers says their bench made a difference in the 22-6 win over Italy in Padova.

Five-try Scotland floor Tonga

2014-11-22 19:42

Scotland have recorded five tries to comprehensively down Tonga in their Test played at Kilmarnock Rugby Park.

Sloppy Boks battle past Italy

2014-11-22 18:05
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The Springboks have claimed an unconvincing victory over Italy with a late try from Bryan Habana adding some respectability.

Mental approach key for Boks

2014-11-22 08:21

Jean de Villiers has reminded his side to maintain the focus they showed against England when they play Italy.

Lights to go out on Springboks?

2014-11-21 15:58

The lights could go out - literally - on the Springboks as they tackle Italy in Padova on Saturday.

Still a lot more to come from Spies

2014-11-21 14:38

Belinda says fans Blue Bulls ace Pierre Spies still has a lot to offer the Pretoria-based franchise.

Jones: Japan inclusion 'fantastic'

2014-11-21 12:27

Japan coach Eddie Jones says the inclusion of a Tokyo-based team in Super Rugby will give the Asian champions a massive boost.

Botha ready to be unleashed

2014-11-21 11:18

The Bulls' loose forward stocks look to be boosted in 2015 if the impending return to action of Arno Botha.

Lancaster: We expect physicality

2014-11-21 10:37

England coach Stuart Lancaster has warned the 2015 Rugby World Cup hosts to expect a fired-up Samoa side at Twickenham .

Spies packs on kgs - of muscle!

2014-11-21 10:14
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Springbok and Bulls No 8 Pierre Spies is on the road to recovery - and looks meaner than ever! Watch out All Blacks!

Ebersohn extends Perth stay

2014-11-21 09:41

Flyhalf Sias Ebersohn has extended his stay with the Western Force after recommitting to the franshise for a further three seasons.

Sexton expecting to be target

2014-11-21 09:07

Irish flyhalf Jonathan Sexton expects his former Leinster coach Michael Cheika to instruct the Australia players to target him.

Paige credits 'Slaptjips' after Bok call

2014-11-21 07:22

New Springbok call-up Rudy Paige is over the moon after his inclusion in the Bok squad.

Cheika: I'm just a rugby coach

2014-11-20 22:00

Australia coach Michael Cheika says he does not know whether he is the best person to put Kurtley Beale on the right path.

Hansen happy with Barrett

2014-11-20 19:30

New Zealand take on Wales with no Dan Carter on the teamsheet, with Beauden Barrett entrusted to drive them around the park.

Wales ready for All Blacks

2014-11-20 19:30

Wales are hopefully heading for a rugby crescendo when they host "red-letter" world champions New Zealand.

Brunel hands debut to Vunisa

2014-11-20 18:00

Samuela Vunisa will make his Italy debut against the Springboks in the only change to the side that lost to Argentina.

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