Rugby

All eyes on De Allende in Durban

Times LIVE - 59 minutes ago
No one will be a more interested spectator than Springbok coach Allister Coetzee when Stormers centre Damian de Allende makes his first Super Rugby start since round one against the Sharks on...

South Africa: Sharks Recall Oosthuizen for Stormers Battle

AllAfrica.com - 1 hour ago
Sharks coach Robert du Preez has named their team to face the Stormers in a massive Super Rugby clash in Durban on Saturday. Du Preez has largely retained the same side as last week, rewarding the players for their bonus point 38-17 victory over the ...and...

South Africa: Blitzboks Give Back in Trophy Roadshow

AllAfrica.com - 3 hours ago
The Blitzboks only arrived back in South Africa on Tuesday morning after winning the 2016/17 World Rugby Sevens Series in London on Sunday, but wasted no time to thank those who played a role in the team's success along the way. All four institutions ...and...

Blitzbokke celebrate extraordinary year

South African Broadcasting Corporation - 4 hours ago
South Africa's Blitzbokke are not only being celebrated for winning the World Rugby's Sevens Championship but are also acknowledged for being the most multiracial sports team in the country. Rugby supporters put up on twitter their joy and appreciation...

England name team to face Barbarians: Chris Robshaw returns as captain and Sam Underhill starts at openside

Telegraph.co.uk - 4 hours ago
Backs: Horacio Agulla (Castres & Argentina), Adam Ashley-Cooper (Bordeaux Begles & Australia), Yann David (Toulouse & France), Kahn Fotuali'i (Bath Rugby & Samoa), Robbie Freuan (Bath Rugby), Alex Goode (Saracens & England), Rory Kockott ... Forwards ...and...

CJ Stander Beautifully Explains How He Has Benefited From Moving To Ireland

Balls.ie - 5 hours ago
The 27-year-old believes that the work ethic born on his parents' farm in South Africa is the foundation for the player he has become. Since moving to Ireland, his rugby skills have been refined and he has become what he calls a 'true professional'.and...

Ben Alexander to equal George Smith's ACT Brumbies milestone in Super Rugby match

The Canberra Times - 5 hours ago
... only a handful of games since making his Super Rugby debut in 2008. But it could also be the hardest given Alexander has taken on scrum leadership duties for the club's tour of Argentina and South Africa against two teams which thrive on set-piece ...and...

Johnson hopes for Cheetahs compromise

ESPN - 6 hours ago
Three teams will be cut ahead of the 2018 Super Rugby tournament -- two from South Africa and one from Australia -- and the Cheetahs are in the firing line along with the Southern Kings. Although there are plans to place the two axed franchises into ...and...

Unbeaten Crusaders block out title talk

Jacaranda FM - 7 hours ago
The competition leaders are in Melbourne to play the struggling Rebels at the end of a month that has taken them from South Africa, New Zealand, Fiji and now Australia. With an 11-point lead in the tough New Zealand conference, only three games left in ...and...

Tough opening season for Fiji Sevens coach Gareth Baber

Ultimate Rugby Sevens (UR7s) - 7 hours ago
The Olympic champions relinquished their World Series crown, finishing third behind runaway leaders South Africa and England. Baber missed the opening two legs of the campaign, after completing his contract with the Hong Kong Rugby Union,...

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Why Sharks may want it more

SuperSport - 42 minutes ago
Five years ago it was the Sharks, or at least their coaches, who felt they had been negatively prejudiced by the leaking of a Springbok squad ahead of a big game, but this time it may just work in their favour as the early announcement of the national ...and...

All eyes on De Allende in Durban

Times LIVE - 59 minutes ago
No one will be a more interested spectator than Springbok coach Allister Coetzee when Stormers centre Damian de Allende makes his first Super Rugby start since round one against the Sharks on...

Has the beleaguered Marais picked his last team as Bulls coach?

Times LIVE - 2 hours ago
Strauss relegates Jaco Visagie to the bench while Springbok lock Lood de Jager will make his 50th Super Rugby appearance. The retired Springbok hooker has been missing in action for the past two weeks with a foot injury but the team's fortunes did not ...and...

Strauss back to lead the Bulls

Independent Online - 2 hours ago
JOHANNESBURG – Former Springbok captain Adriaan Strauss will return to lead the Bulls in their Super Rugby clash against the Hurricanes at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday. Strauss who has sat out the past two weeks because of a foot injury takes over the ...and...

South Africa: Blitzboks Give Back in Trophy Roadshow

AllAfrica.com - 3 hours ago
The Springbok Sevens team delivered inspirational messages to pupils at Grey College and Willem Postma Primary School in Bloemfontein, Hentie Cilliers High School in Virginia and Riebeekstad High School in Riebeekstad, while also spending some time ...and...

Is it all over at Test level for legends Bryan Habana‚ Schalk Burger and JP Pietersen?

Times LIVE - 4 hours ago
A file photo of South Africa players Bryan Habana (CL) and Schalk Burger (CR) rushing to tackle Tevita Kuridrani of Australia (R) to stop a try on full time, during the Rugby Championship Test match between Australia and South Africa at Suncorp Stadium ...and...

Blitzbokke celebrate extraordinary year

South African Broadcasting Corporation - 4 hours ago
They brought a lot of joy to fans who have been subjected to the demise of Springbok rugby over the last couple of years. Speaking on AM Live, coach Neil Powell says it's been an extraordinary year. Listen to Blitz coach Powell as he responds to...

Curwin Bosch speaks out on his Springboks omission

Independent Online - 6 hours ago
“It's all about the Junior Springboks now, I think they deserve to get my full attention and my best. I'm not too worried about what's going to happen after that," Bosch said. “Any rugby player wants to do well, but I think if you look at the bigger ...and...

Bok locks face interesting challenge

Sport24 - 8 hours ago
Johannesburg - The two Springboks in the Stormers second row engine room will get a good foretaste of the pressure they may face against France in a few weeks from now when they front the Cape team's lineout challenge against the Cell C Sharks at ...and...

The secret behind the Lions' 'explosive' scrum

Independent Online - 9 hours ago
JOHANNESBURG - They play an exciting brand of rugby and the backs are often the big stars, but that doesn't mean they don't do the basics well. In fact, their whole game is dependent on their scrumming and line-out. Lions boss Johan Ackermann...

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Hip Hop Is Taking Over Sport Disciplines

Independent Online - 3 hours ago
“Together with Craig Bullock we established the Dance Sport School League in 2015 to inspire the youth to put on their sneakers and dance for their school, province and country. South Africa has a rich history of dance culture. Dance has been and...

Did a shot 'Presidential' elephant fall on hunter Theunis Botha in Hwange?

The Zimbabwean - 5 hours ago
Sharon, we understand that the South African sport-hunter, Theunis Botha, who was recently killed when an elephant was shot and fell on him near Hwange National Park, was with his hunting party on Good Luck farm. Can you tell us more about the location ...and...

Eoin Morgan praises Moeen Ali as England hammer South Africa

Sport.co.uk - 6 hours ago
Woakes then took four for 38 as South Africa were dismissed for 267 having hit only two sixes to England's 12. "It was a pretty good day at the office for us," added Morgan, speaking to Sky Sports. "We gave ourselves the best opportunity to get a par ...and...

Morgan ton sets up England win over South Africa

Jacaranda FM - 7 hours ago
South Africa skipper AB De Villiers accepted his side had been well beaten, telling Sky Sports: "England played phenomenally well with the bat in hand. 'Morgs' really dominated with the hundred. "We didn't bat well enough, we definitely should have ...and...

Morgan guides England to promising victory over South Africa

AOL UK - 17 hours ago
Eoin Morgan led from the front as England stepped up their ICC Champions Trophy preparations with a 72-run victory over top-ranked ODI side South Africa on Wednesday. The England captain hit 107 off 93 deliveries to steer the hosts to a total of 339-6 ...and...

Eoin Morgan leads England to emphatic victory over South Africa

BT Sport (press release) (subscription) (blog) - 18 hours ago
Eoin Morgan's 10th one-day hundred for England proved decisive as the hosts downed South Africa by an emphatic 72-run margin in the Royal London Series opener at Headingley. Morgan's 107 was a real captain's contribution, paced intelligently over 93 ...and...

South Africa the perfect preparation for England

Root - 1 day ago
Facing South Africa can give England the perfect preparation for a tilt at the ICC Champions Trophy title next month, according to Joe Root. England go head-to-head with the Proteas in a three-match series ahead of the tournament that begins on June 1 ...and...

England open ODI series with South Africa amid heightened security

Aberdeen Evening Express - 1 day ago
England's one-day series against South Africa gets under way at Headingley on Wednesday against a backdrop of increased security, sombre reflection and a touring side with “genuine concerns” but no plans to head home. The beginning of the Royal London ...and...

England's Morgan relishes South Africa challenge in Champions Trophy buildup

The Guardian - 2 days ago
Here at last comes cricket's chance to dominate the sporting agenda. England and South Africa gathered at Headingley on the eve of the first of three ODIs, which both sides acknowledge are the ideal preparation for next month's Champions Trophy. The ...and...

South Africa remain committed to tour of England after Manchester Arena attack

The Independent - 2 days ago
South Africa were meant to be preparing for the first of three one-day internationals against England starting at Headingley tomorrow. Instead, the build-up to the three-match series and the summer itself has been overshadowed by the appalling ...and...

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