14/11/2019 - Varsity Cup - Varsity Cup Fixtures for 2020 Announced - The fixtures for the 2020 Varsity Cup and Young Guns was announced. Maties start their title defence against Shimlas who they beat in the semifinals 47-5 in 2019 while runners up Tukkies, start their season against the Pukke who lost to Tuks in the other semi-final with 24-18.
09/11/2019 - Pro14 - Cheetahs Return Home Without Any Wins - The Toyota Cheetahs will return home after three weeks on tour, with no win to show for their efforts. The Cardiff Blues took full advantage from the Cheetahs' ill-discipline and converted four penalties within 20 minutes to secure a 30-17 win after they lead with 17-14 at halftime.
11/09/2019 - RuggasTV - Jimmy Stonehouse Maybe "Hardegat" But It Is Coaches Like Him That Keeps The Game Alive On The "Platteland" - RuggasTV visited Jimmy Stonehouse head coach of the Pumas at his restaurant "Die Vlakvark". One always hears of the hardships of the smaller rugby unions but seldom listen. One always hears the
07/11/2019 - Pro14 - Kings Fly In Replacements - The Isuzu Southern Kings have flown in replacements ahead of their final PRO14 tour game against the Ospreys on Saturday. The Kings have lost their captain JC Astle to an upper respiratory infection, with the lock returning home, while tighthead Rossouw de Klerk has an ankle injury and will also
07/11/2019 - Pro14 - Junior Pokomela To Claim His 50th Cap - Toyota Cheetahs loose forward Junior Pokomela may have all his attention on hitting the books for exams this week, but that will change on Saturday when he turns his focus to the Cardiff Blues to claim his 50th cap for the franchise. Pokomela, who hails from Grey High School in Port Elizabeth,
07/11/2019 - Springboks - It's Been An Honour Sir - Rugby World Cup-winning Springbok legend Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarira has announced his retirement from international rugby. The 34-year-old veteran of 117 Tests confirmed his decision after a monumental performance in his final match, Saturday’s emphatic, 32-12, victory over England in the
06/11/2019 - Pro 14 - Round 6 Preview - Cullen’s men dismantled Dragons 50-15 at RDS Arena on Friday night, marshalled around the field by 20-year-old fly-half Harry Byrne, a display worthy of being the only unbeaten side left in the competition. Could that run end in Round 6 though? Some are predicting so with the defending champions heading to
05/11/2019 - TUKS Rugby Academy The Latest Victim Of The Changes In SA Rugby? - It has been confirmed that the Blue Bulls Tuks Rugby Academy has closed their doors with immediate effect. The ownership of the prestigious academy has change hands several times since it opened its doors during 2002, with the current owner being mr. Theuns Reynolds who
03/11/2019 - Springboks - Springboks Collect Three World Rugby Awards - A stellar year for the Springboks was triumphantly crowned on Sunday evening when the team collected the three top awards in the World Rugby Awards at a glittering event in Tokyo. Rassie Erasmus was named as Coach of the Year, the Springboks were named Team of the Year
02/11/2019 - Pro14 - Scarlets Edge Past Cheetahs In Gritty Affair - Scarlets bounced back from last weekend’s disappointment at Edinburgh to battle past a defiant Toyota Cheetahs and continue their impressive start to the Guinness PRO14 season. It was at times a war of attrition in Llanelli in what were unfavourable rugby conditions, with the visitors
02/11/2019 - Springboks - Erasmus: “It was our privilege to give hope” - The mastermind behind the Springboks’ inspirational Rugby World Cup campaign, said it had been a privilege for the team to attempt to give South Africa a moment of hope. Rassie Erasmus, South Africa’s director of rugby, said after the team’s ultimately crushing, 32-
02/11/2019 - Springboks - Springboks Conquer The World - South Africa won their third World Cup as they overwhelmed an England side that started the final as favourites with 32-12. A war of of attrition was expected, and that’s what we’ve got. But far from being dull, it was a brutal but absorbing contest.
02/11/2019 - WP Rugby - It Is Official, Western Province Is Moving - The City of Cape Town's Council has approved a Binding Heads of Agreement between the City, the Cape Town Stadium and Western Province Rugby which will make Western Province Rugby the primary Anchor Tenant at the Cape Town Stadium from 1 February
02/11/2019 - Pro14 - Kings Thumped By Glasgow Warriors - Eight-try Glasgow Warriors got their Guinness PRO14 season firmly up and running with a thumping 50-0 victory over winless and lacklustre Isuzu Southern Kings at Scotstoun. First-half scores from Grant Stewart, Matt Fagerson, Callum Gibbins, Oli Kebble and Nikola
01/11/2019 - Springboks - Two Springboks Nominated For World Rugby Men's 15s Player Of The Year - Two Springboks was amongst the six nominees for World Rugby Men's 15's Player Of the Year announced earlier today. The nominees for World Rugby Men’s 15s Player of the Year are Pieter-Steph du Toit (South Africa), Tom Curry
01/11/2019 - Pro14 - The Kings Will Be Up Against Six Returning World Cup Stars - Warriors host Kings as both look to bounce back from their respected losses last weekend. Glasgow lost 18-5 to the Dragons in a rain-soaked match while the Isuzu Southern Kings left it too late against Benetton and lost 30-36. Glasgow Warriors are
31/10/2019 - Pro14 - Ruaan Lerm To Lead Kings Against Glasgow Warriors - Isuzu Southern Kings No8, Ruaan Lerm, will lead the side as captain when they take on Glasgow Warriors, at Scotstoun Stadium on Friday, November 1. Lerm will lead a side that sees a single change to the forwards pack, with an additional positional switch, to the team that
31/10/2019 - Springboks - Rassie Resign As Springbok Coach - Springbok Head Coach Rassie Erasmus confirmed that he will step down after Saturday's World Cup final against England in Yokohama. He will then concentrate on his role as Director of Rugby at SA Rugby. "It’s probably my last Test match," Erasmus said. ‘It’s an emotional one. I didn’t
31/10/2019 - Springboks - Eddie Jones Announce Unchanged Starting XV - Eddi Jones, Head Coach of England announced an unchanged starting XV that beat New Zealand in the semi-final last weekend. Ben Spencer is named as a replacement and is in line to play his first game in the Rugby World Cup having replaced injured Willi Heinz earlier this week.
31/10/2019 - Springboks - Kolbe Returns In Only Springbok Change For RWC Final - Fit-again wing Cheslin Kolbe returns to the Springbok team in the only change to the match 23 for Saturday’s Rugby World Cup final against England at Yokohama International Stadium (kick off 11h00 SA time). He regains the right wing berth from stand-in
30/10/2019 - Pro 14 - Round Five Preview - As the plot thickens in the Guinness PRO14 last weekend confirmed a number of things for us: Leinster are going to take some stopping in defence of their title, Dragons are onto something this season and Conference B is going to chop and change all season long. The pace only quickens with two successive
30/10/2019 - Springboks - England Will Stand Up Against Springboks' Physicality - Mitchell - John Mitchell, England's defence coach believes his England team have what it takes to stand up to the physical threat of South Africa. Mitchell added that England was excited by the week ahead and stressed no-one inside the camp was getting carried
30/10/2019 - SuperRugby - Ivan van Rooyen Appointed Head Coach Of The Emirates Lions - The Lions Rugby Company announced the appointment of Ivan van Rooyen as Head Coach of the Emirates Lions. “Ivan van Rooyen is someone who can build on the successes of past years. He has proven his worth within the Lions Company Structures,”
30/10/2019 - Springboks - Herchel Jantjies Nominated For World Rugby Award - Three countries are represented in the nominees for the World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year 2019 award. The nominees for this prestigious award, now in its fifth year, are Joe Cokanasiga (England), Herschel Jantjies (South Africa) and Romain Ntamack (France).
29/10/2019 - Pro14 - JP Ferreira Extend Contract With Munster - Former Lions defence coach JP Ferreira has extended his contract with PRO14 Rugby team Munster for another two years. Ferreira, who left South Africa two seasons ago to join former Springbok assistant coach Johann van Graan at the Irish side, will stay at the team until at
29/10/2019 - Springboks - Kolbe The Only Change For Final Against England - Rassie Erasmus, South Africa’s director of rugby, surprised media with his open-ness at Tuesday’s media conference at the team’s Tokyo Bay hotel as final week kicked off in earnest. “The big thing is that we’ve only got two days of training sessions so not a lot will change,” said Erasmus.
29/10/2019 - Pro14 - Major Injury Blow For Southern Kings - The Isuzu Southern Kings were dealt a massive blow when they lost their kingpin and flyhalf Demetri Catrakilis to injury during Saturday’s PRO14 Rugby defeat at the hands of Italian side Benetton. Catrakilis has been diagnosed with a hyperextended elbow and has been sent back to
29/10/2019 - Springboks - Kolbe Fit For World Cup Final - Rassie Erasmus. Head coach of the Springboks announced that all 31 players in Japan are fit and will participate in the practice today. Kolbe missed the semi-finals against Wales due to an ankle injury and should play a major role in South Africa's attempt to win the World Cup for the third time.
29/10/2019 - Jérôme Garcès Appointed To Referee Rugby World Cup 2019 Final - World Rugby has announced that France's Jérôme Garcès will referee the Rugby World Cup 2019 final between England and South Africa at International Stadium Yokohama on 2 November. One of the world’s most experienced referees with 55 tests, Garcès
29/10/2019 - 7's - South Africa To Host Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022 - South Africa will host Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022 after the World Rugby Council awarded the hosting rights for the premier tournament to South Africa at its Interim Meeting in Tokyo today. In September 2022 the eighth edition of the showcase event will take place in Cape
28/10/2019 - SARU u/19 - Roos, Gumede and Van Heerden Replaced In SA u/19 Touring Squad - Junior Springbok coach Chean Roux made three changes to his squad for South Africa U19 team’s tour to Georgia in November as Emile van Heerden, Celimpilo Gumede and Evan Roos were forced to withdraw due Vodacom Super Rugby commitments
28/10/2019 - Pro14 - South African Teams Struggle In The First Week On Tour - It was double heartbreak for both South African sides in the PRO14 championship on Saturday night as a last-gasp try by Connacht midfielder Tom Farrell ended the Toyota Cheetahs unbeaten run while the Isuzu Southern Kings fought back in the second half but
28/10/2019 - Springboks - Erasmus Credits Players For RWC Final Appearance - Rassie Erasmus heaped praise on his Springbok players for carrying South Africa to a third Rugby World Cup final in an achingly tense semi-final with Wales in Yokohama on Sunday. The Springboks were never behind in their 19-16 victory, but resilient Wales refused to
27/10/2019 - Springboks - Springboks Beat Wales To Secure Spot In Final Against England - South Africa confirmed that they are the best of the two worse teams that ever qualified for a World Rugby Cup semi-final after they defeated Wales with 19-16 to proceed to the final against overwhelming favourite England. The Springbok's win over Wales was far from
27/10/2019 - 7's - Blitzboks Disappoint In Athlete's Factory International 7s Final - The Springbok Sevens team suffered a disappointing 21-5 defeat against Ireland in the final of the Athlete's Factory International 7s in Chester on Saturday after dominant performances in their opening five matches of the tournament. The South Africans produced some stunning
27/10/2019 - Springboks - “This is for you South Africa” – Kolisi - “I have seen what winning a World Cup does for our country,” said captain Siya Kolisi. “I am old enough to remember the 2007 World Cup [he was 16] and I remember what it did for the country then and I know what it will do for the country now.
26/10/2019 - Pro 14 - Cheetahs Lost The Game In The 85th Minute Against Connacht - Connacht lead 14-05 at halftime but two tries by the Toyotas Cheetahs gave them a 14-22 lead with ten minutes to go. However, Swanepoel’s red card for a headbutt transformed the game and replacement Farrell immediately powered over from just a metre out to reduce the gap.
26/10/2019 - Pro14 - Southern Kings Leave It Too Late Against Bennetton - The Southern Kings still are looking for their first win of the 2019/2020 Pro14 season. They lost the first match of their 3-week tour with 36-30 against Benneton. Bennetton, on the other hand, scored their first win of the season after welcoming back five Italian