Mind your language! Boks brace for Japan's Afrikaans threat

2019-10-16 12:41

For the fourth match in a row, the Springboks will face a team that either has Afrikaans speakers or South African-born coaches or players in the squad.

Lappies retains Japan captaincy despite Leitch return

2019-10-03 11:47

Japan coach Jamie Joseph made three changes to the starting side who stunned Ireland for this weekend's clash with Samoa.

Japan embracing World Cup pressure - Lappies

2019-09-17 14:27

Japan are learning to live with the pressure of being World Cup hosts, flanker Pieter "Lappies" Labuschagne says.

SA-born Labuschagne to captain Japan on Test debut

2019-07-26 07:31

Former Cheetahs and Bulls flanker Lappies Labuschagne will captain Japan on his Test debut when they tackle Fiji in Kamaishi.

4 SA-born players in Sunwolves squad

2018-11-28 09:30

Sunwolves coach Tony Brown has named an initial squad for next season's Super Rugby competition.

SA trio named in Sunwolves starting XV

2018-02-22 10:58

Three South Africans - Grant Hattingh, Lappies Labuschagne and Willie Britz - have been selected in the Sunwolves’ starting XV to face the Brumbies.

Japanese team set sights on Lions’ Kriel

2016-05-20 12:32

Lions flank Jaco Kriel is reportedly set to join other South Africans at Japanese outfit Kubota Spears.

Bulls expect Bok duo to be fit

2016-04-05 08:31

Bulls centre Jan Serfontein and scrumhalf Rudy Paige should be ready to face the Kings on Saturday despite suffering minor niggles.

Bulls wait on Lappies

2016-02-09 09:50

The Bulls will be desperately hoping their star flank Lappies Labuschagne gets good news as he prepares to consult a specialist.

Bulls ready to host WP in semis

2015-10-10 14:01

The Blue Bulls will host Western Province in one of the Currie Cup semi-finals at Loftus Versfeld.


Japan wary of Samoa backlash in key RWC clash

2019-10-04 06:54

Tournament hosts Japan go into this weekend's Rugby World Cup clash with Samoa as favourites after winning their last two meetings.

Japan's shock win no surprise for coach Joseph

2019-09-28 14:24

Japan coach Jamie Joseph insists their 19-12 Rugby World Cup win over Ireland had not come as a surprise.

3 South Africans named in Japan's RWC squad

2019-08-29 08:45

Japan head coach Jamie Joseph promised the hosts would "give 150 percent" to reach the Rugby World Cup final after naming his 31-man squad.

Japan name 3 South Africans in RWC training squad

2019-01-24 09:57

Japan have named three South African-born players in their training squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

SA's Labuschagne leaves Sunwolves

2018-05-07 11:27

South African flank Lappies Labuschagne has parted ways with Japan's Sunwolves with immediate effect.

Labuschagne leads Bulls against Jaguares

2016-06-30 17:53

Bulls coach Nollis Marais has named Lappies Labuschagne captain in place of the rested Adriaan Strauss for their visit to the Jaguares.

Experience key for Bulls

2016-04-07 10:29

The Bulls are relying on a few experienced figures in Saturday's Super Rugby clash against the Kings in Port Elizabeth.

Bulls hit by Labuschagne injury

2016-02-11 19:58

Bulls loose forward Lappies Labuschagne has been ruled out of Super Rugby action for eight weeks due to an ankle injury.

Du Plessis back as Bulls brace for WP

2015-10-14 12:04

Blue Bulls coach Nollis Marais has named Jacques du Plessis at lock for their Currie Cup semi-final against Western Province.

Bulls aim for home semi-final

2015-09-30 20:15

The Blue Bulls will be going all-out in their final two games of the season to secure a prized home semi-final.

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