17/01/2020 - Super Rugby - Sharks Announce Squads For The Weekend - The Cell C Sharks XV will take on the Russian national rugby side in a preseason warm-up match at Jonsson Kings Park on Friday afternoon. As in their match against NWU Pukke last week, this is a composite team of juniors with a number of new faces and a few recognizable ones who
16/01/2020 - Super Rugby - Welsh Rugby Legend Roberts Bolsters DHL Stormers - Wales and British and Irish Lions legend Jamie Roberts will add valuable experience as both a player and mentor for the DHL Stormers in the 2020 Vodacom Super Rugby season. The seasoned midfielder has joined the DHL Stormers through the financial support of a
16/01/2020 - Super Rugby - Lions Announce 2020 Management Team And Squad For Super Sunday Against The Bulls - The Lions confirmed their management for the 2020 season. As expected Ivan van Heerden was announced as the head coach with Elton Jantjies trusted with the captaincy for the day. A final squad and captain for the season will only be
16/01/2020 - SuperRugby - DHL Stormers Doubling Up In Knysna And Soweto - The DHL Stormers will conclude their pre-season fixtures this weekend as they face the Isuzu Southern Kings in Knysna on Friday and the Cell C Sharks in Soweto on Vodacom SuperHero Sunday. DHL Stormers Head Coach John Dobson has named both teams, which feature
16/01/2020 - Women - Babalwa Latsha Become First Rugby Professional Female XV's Rugby Player - Springbok Women’s prop and 2019 captain, Babalwa Latsha, has added another feather to her rugby cap by joining Spanish club SD Eibar Femenino on a three-month contract – which runs until the end of their season in April – with an option to renew.
15/01/2020 - SuperRugby - Vodacom Bulls Team Announced For Super Hero Sunday Without Major Surprises - Pote Human head coach of the Vodacom Bulls announced the team to play against the Golden Lions on Sunday and confirmed Burger Odendaal as the captain for the Super Rugby season. The team boast four Springboks in Morne Steyn, Warrick
15/01/2020 - SA Rugby Communications - Stedman Gans to lead Blitzboks to Australasia - Stedman Gans will captain the Springbok Sevens squad to Hamilton and Sydney for the third and fourth tournaments of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, taking over the captaincy armband from the injured Siviwe Soyizwapi.
14/01/2020 - u/20 World Championship - Can u/20 Bokkies Break Seven Year Drought In Italy? - World Rugby announced the Pools and fixtures for the 13th u/20 World Championship to be hosted in Italy from 28 June to 18 July 2020. The world’s 12 best teams will compete across five match days in northern Italy, bidding to succeed France as
13/01/2020 - WP Rugby - WP Rugby CEO Paul Zacks Will Step Down 31 January 2020 - It is with regret that WP Rugby announces that Paul Zacks will be stepping down as Western Province Rugby Group CEO, effective 31 January 2020. “The last four years have been an extremely challenging period for WP Rugby, both off and on the field, and having reached a
13/01/2020 - SARU - Southern Kings To Face Stormers In Knysna - The Isuzu Southern King and DHL Stormers will be out to test their respective squad depth when they take each other on in a friendly encounter in Knysna on Friday, January 17. The Isuzu Southern Kings recently started the second half of their 2019/20 Guinness PRO14 season and have a crucial derby ahead against
13/01/2020 - Varsity Cup - Varsity Cup Align Quotas With SARU Guidelines - According to the Sunday newspaper Rapport, the quota requirements for the Varsity Cup competitions have been adjusted. The organisers merely adjusting required quotas to that of SARU's targets as set in their "Strategic Transformation Development Plan 2030" which was
12/01/2020 - Super Rugby - DHL Stormers Learn A Lot @ Varsity Day - The local community turned out in their numbers to see an extended 28-man DHL Stormers squad go through their paces in four 20 minute matches against CPUT, a DHL WP XV made up of local club players, UCT and Maties in hot conditions at the home of Tygerberg RFC.
12/01/2020 - SuperRugby - Bulls Ease Past Tuks But The Real Star Was From Tuks - The Vodacom Blue Bulls started their preparations for the 2020 season in style beating TUKS 40-0 in the first match of the day before demolishing TUKS "B" 96-05. The first match was error-ridden as can be expected for the first "match" of the season. The Bulls lead 21-0 at halftime scoring three
10/01/2020 - Super Rugby - Cell C Sharks Look Good But 2nd Stringers Struggle - The Cell C Sharks A team showed that they will be a force to reckon with after they dominated Russia with 64-14. The Cell C Sharks already lead 26-7 at the halftime break. Russia will have another go at the Sharks on Friday next week when they face the Cell C Sharks again.
10/01/2020 - Super Rugby - Final Super Sunday Preparations Happening This Weekend - Super Hero Sunday will take place at FNB Stadium in Gauteng on 19 January 2020, with all four SA franchises in action. The teams will play in their jerseys inspired by the Marvel characters Captain America (Vodacom Bulls), Thor (DHL Stormers), Spider-Man (Emirates Lions) and
05/01/2020 - Pro 14 - 13 Man Kings Fought Couragesly But Simply Could Not Keep Up With Edinburgh - Edinburgh built on last weekend’s 1872 Cup success with a nine-try win over 13-man Isuzu Southern Kings (61-13), who fought courageously on their first Guinness PRO14 appearance since November. Pieter Scholtz’s early red card undermined
04/01/2020 - Pro14 - Free State Looked Rusty In Their First Loss Ever To Zebre - The Toyota Cheetahs lost their first match ever against Zebre with 41-13 after trailing 8-20 at half time. The five weeks of "rest" showed, with the Cheetahs struggling to contain the Zebre team who won two of their last three games. They won 36-25 against Benetton two weeks ago in their
03/01/2020 - Pro14 - Schalk Ferreira Back For Isuzu Southern Kings - The experienced Schalk Ferreira will taste his first bit of Guinness PRO14 action for the 2019/20 season when he earns a starting berth for the Isuzu Southern Kings in their clash against Edinburgh Rugby on Saturday, January 4. The 35-year-old will be making a return from a back injury that has
03/01/2020 - Pro14 - Toyota Cheetahs Name Team To Play Against Zebre - “It is important for us to win this match. We are third on the log, two points ahead of Glasgow and they’ve played two games more than us. We’ll have to use the opportunity to stay in a good position on the log, while competing with Ulster for second position.”
03/01/2020 - Pro14 - Preview Round 10 - The two South African teams return to Europe after a lengthy lay-off with their last matches played on 30 November 2019. The Toyota Cheetahs played their last match against the Ospreys and returned home with a well-deserved win of 18-13. The Isuzu Southern Kings, however, went down 12-24 against Connacht.
01/01/2020 - Pro 14 - Isuzu Southern Kings Travels Injury Free To Murrayfield - The Isuzu Southern Kings team headed for Scotland yesterday ahead of their Guinness PRO14 clash against Edinburgh Rugby at BT Murrayfield on Saturday, January 4. After a short Christmas break, the side has been hard at training over the past week in preparation for their first match of
01/01/2020 - SA Rugby - Nine SA Rugby Players Found Guilty Of Doping In 2019 - According to a report issued by the SA Institute for Drug-Free Sports (SAIDS), nine senior SA rugby players have been suspended after found guilty for on anti-doping violations for the period January - November 2019. The names of Chilliboy Ralepele and Aphiwe Dyantyi is not on the
30/12/2019 - Pro 14 - Toyota Free State Announce Touring Squad - The Toyota Cheetahs will be travelling to Italy in two groups on Tuesday and Wednesday for their first Guinness PRO14 match of 2020. They will be taking on Zebre at Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi in Parma on Saturday, 4 December at 17:00 (SA time).
30/12/2019 - Pro14 - Cheetahs Still 3rd In Conference "A" After Round 10 - The top of the log clash in Conference A went as per the general expectation, with Leinster winning away against arch rivals Munster at Thomond Park in the late game on Saturday, but the earlier clash between Edinburgh and Glasgow Warriors at Murrayfield would have been of greater
23/12/2019 - Pro 14 - Munster & Leinster Set Up Mouth-Watering Showdown - Hard fought derby wins for Johann van Graan’s Munster side and defending champions Leinster set up a mouth-watering clash this coming weekend where the two top Irish sides will battle it out for PRO14 bragging rights. Both sides won their respective Irish derbies and continued
17/12/2019 - SuperRugby - Bok Stars Commit To WP Rugby - World Cup-winning captain Siya Kolisi is one of eight Springboks who have signed contract extensions with Western Province Rugby and will play for the DHL Stormers in 2020 and beyond. World Rugby Player of the Year Pieter-Steph du Toit, Steven Kitshoff, Bongi Mbonambi, Scarra Ntubeni,
17/12/2019 - Pro14 - Round Eight Preview - It’s derby time! After two more rounds of European action, the Guinness PRO14 returns this weekend with six derbies across four countries. That includes a pair of top-of-the-table battles between Leinster and Ulster, on Friday night, and then Connacht and Munster on Saturday. As well as the Inter-Pros, there will be
17/12/2019 - SARU - Springboks Dominate Nominations For SA Rugby Awards 2019 - The Springboks’ successful 2019 season is reflected by the nominations in a number of the main categories in the annual SA Rugby Awards, with World Player of the Year Pieter-Steph du Toit and fellow global nominee, Cheslin Kolbe, both ranked in the top five local players
15/12/2019 - 7s - Powell Satisfied With Progress Despite Cape Town Loss - Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell lamented two missed opportunities in their final against New Zealand at the Cape Town Stadium on Sunday, but said his charges’ progress in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series has been encouraging. The Kiwis edged the Blitzboks 7-5 to clinch
15/12/2019 - 7s - New Zealand Women Win First Ever HSBC Cape Town Sevens - New Zealand were crowned the inaugural HSBC Cape Town Sevens champions after beating long-time rivals Australia 17-7 in the final on 15 December. The success, their 24th in 40 events since the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series began in 2012-13, follows hot on the heels of another
15/12/2019 - 7's - Delport Said The Lessons Learned Are Valuable To Imbokodo - Delport said the lessons learned are indeed valuable to his squad, who came into the weekend as the invited team, competing against the 11 core teams on the World Series. "We realised that our intensity was not good enough and therefor our defence suffered and we made some
14/12/2019 - 7s - Blitzboks To Face Kenya In Quarter-finals - The Springbok Sevens team continued their good form at the HSBC Cape Town Sevens by finishing top of Pool A on Saturday, beating Fiji by 26-14 and USA by 21-15 after a 49-0 demolition of Japan on Friday. The Blitzboks will now meet African compatriots Kenya in the Cup quarter-finals on
14/12/2019 - 7s - Imbokodo Will Look And Learn As Spain Loom - The Springbok Women's Sevens have secured an intended Top-10 finish in their debut appearance at the HSBC Cape Town Sevens and will face Spain in the ninth-place play-off on Sunday. The Imbokodo placed fourth in Pool A, but due to a better points’ difference than Ireland and Brazil
13/12/2019 - 7s - Blitzboks Off On A Winning Note In Cape Town - The home team’s defence was tested towards the end of the first half, but Arendse had the last say before the break as he sprinted 60m down the touchline from another turn-over. From the restart, JC Pretorius raced away for the South Africans’ fourth try after a strong run in midfield by Ruhan
13/12/2019 - 7s - Imbokodo To Gain From Defeat Against Black Ferns - Despite a 40-0 defeat at the hands of New Zealand, Springbok Women’s Sevens coach Paul Delport was in an upbeat mood after their opening Pool A encounter at the HSBC Cape Town Sevens on Friday. The South Africans, playing in their very first HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series event at