Rugby

Rugby: Wallabies not doing the All Blacks any favours

Radio New Zealand - 5 hours ago
Australia are under-performing, leaving South Africa as the only southern hemisphere country providing the All Blacks with the top-flight opposition they need, according to New Zealand coach Steve Hansen. Hansen conceded their big Bledisloe Cup wins ...and...

Halfpenny ruled out for Wales, Le Roux says Springboks on track

Rugby.com.au - 7 hours ago
Wales will be without experienced fullback Leigh Halfpenny for Saturday's international against South Africa at the Millennium Stadium, but have been boosted by the return of wing George North. Wales assistant coach Rob Howley said that Halfpenny would ...and...

Rassie has high praise for Wales coach Gatland

Sport24 - 8 hours ago
The Welsh are on an eighth-match win-streak and currently occupy third spot on the official World Rugby rankings. “The way they have been playing, ... "To keep a job like this in a rugby-mad country for so long shows his quality. What I can see from ...and...

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Rugby team buys groceries for cleaning lady, Mzansi inspired - 8 hours ago
The video has gone viral and South Africans were moved by the inspirational gesture. The rugby players hail from the University of Fort Hare and they felt the need to show their gratitude to the woman who has cleaned their residence for the past...

Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus sends warning to Ireland after beating All Blacks

Stuff.co.nz - 8 hours ago
Erasmus knows exactly the kind of pressure an international coach faces when their side gets one over the reigning world champions after South Africa pulled off a shock 36-34 win against the All Blacks in Wellington in the Rugby Championship earlier ...and...

Wales v South Africa: Rob Howley hopes Wales create own history

BBC Sport - 9 hours ago
Backs coach Rob Howley hopes Wales can create their own bit of history by defeating South Africa on Saturday. A win at South Africa's expense would give Wales a first four-Test autumn clean sweep. Warren Gatland's side are also chasing a ninth ...and...

Le Roux: Boks ready for final flourish

SARugbymag - 10 hours ago
'I don't think it's difficult [to produce one last big effort],' Le Roux added. 'It's your job and when you play for South Africa, you're representing your country. To end the tour on a high [with a win] would be unbelievable for the squad and the ...and...

Springboks have gone back to their traditional rugby, says Wales coach Gatland

Independent Online - 10 hours ago
CARDIFF – Wales have won their last three meetings with South Africa, but when the Springboks run out in Cardiff on Saturday, Warren Gatland's men will know they face a significant challenge. Only Rassie Erasmus' side stand between Wales and a clean ...and...

Former Māori All Black and Wallaby Robert 'Tommo' Thompson dies

New Zealand Herald - 10 hours ago
He started to play rugby in Australia and was eventually chosen for the Wallabies after his team, Western Suburbs, played South Africa. They lost 44-18 but Tommo scored all 18 points. All up, Tommo played 28 tests for the Aussies before returning to...

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Halfpenny ruled out of Wales team for Springbok Test

Gulf Times - 6 hours ago
England wing Chris Ashton is unavailable for Saturday's rugby union Test with Australia because of a calf injury, forwards coach Steve Borthwick said on Tuesday. The 31-year-old returned to the England squad for the November series after a hiatus of ...and...

England's Australian test will dictate the mood heading into 2019 and improvement is needed

RugbyPass - 8 hours ago
... luck and Springbok deficiencies, as much as anything else, handed the game to England. That's fine, England hadn't played a game since their victory over the Springboks in Cape Town during the summer, whilst South Africa had competed in The Rugby ...and...

Rassie has high praise for Wales coach Gatland

Sport24 - 8 hours ago
Cape Town - Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has heaped praise on Wales counterpart Warren Gatland ahead of Saturday's Test in Cardiff. The Welsh are on an ... "To keep a job like this in a rugby-mad country for so long shows his quality. What I can see ...and...

Springboks will give it some Stick against Wales

Independent Online - 8 hours ago
Siya Kolisi leads the way at the #Springbok training session Tuesday at the University of South Wales in Cardiff. pic.twitter.com/xdP8gzrp3d. — South African Rugby (@Springboks) November 20, 2018. He has also stated that the Welsh are the strongest ...and...

Halfpenny to miss South Africa clash

Keo.co.za - 10 hours ago
“Everyone has debated 10 in Welsh rugby for so many years and that will never change,” added Howley. “It comes down to the skill set and collective cohesion. Gareth Anscombe played particularly well against Australia and Dan was exceptional against ...and...

World rugby so tight that perhaps it's time we cut Rassie and Springboks some slack

Independent Online - 12 hours ago
All season long, Rassie Erasmus has spoken about the teams ranked three to seven (or eight or nine) all being able to beat the other on any given day; that's how little separates them. Teams ranked first and second, namely New Zealand and Ireland, he ...and...

Scotland fume but Kolisi is cleared to face Wales

The South African - 13 hours ago
Replays of the 31st minute incident showed that Kolisi appears to strike Horne with the back of his head but World Rugby has adjudged that the incident fell short of being a red card offense. Kolisi received a warning from the citing commissioner but ...and...

Concussion rules Wales' Halfpenny out of Bok Test

Sport24 - 13 hours ago
Cardiff - Leigh Halfpenny has been ruled out of the Wales side for their Test against South Africa in Cardiff on Saturday after suffering concussion against Australia. READ: Boks v Wales: THAT bogey analysed. The Scarlets fullback was on the receiving ...and...

Hogg inducted as sporting ambassador

The Southern Reporter - 14 hours ago
The ex-Mansfield Park fullback was inducted into the Laureus Family in his home town of Hawick by Springbok stalwart and Laureus Ambassador Bryan Habana just days after the Scotland v South Africa Autumn Test.and...

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South Africa unites with Rugby World Cup win

Madison.com - 11 hours ago
South Africa unites with Rugby World Cup win. 9 hrs ago; 0 · Facebook · Twitter · SMS · Email; Print; Save. South Africa's Springboks united a nation with victory in the 1995 Rugby World Cup on home soil. Republished as part of CNN World Sport's...

Boks v Wales: THAT bogey analysed

Sport24 - 15 hours ago
South Africa last savoured a win in Cardiff (24-15) during the 100 percent tour under Heyneke Meyer's charge in 2013, although of the XV that started that Test in green and gold, only Frans Malherbe, Eben Etzebeth (if passed fit), Francois Louw and ...and...

WATCH: Che Bang Bang! Sound of the #MSLT20

Independent Online - 17 hours ago
The creation of the Mzansi Super League theme song in partnership with DJ Fresh is part of our strategy of creating a tune aligned to the hottest sporting event this summer and that will motivate all South Africans to get behind the event. 'Che Bang...

ATP Cup an opportunity for Anderson to sport SA colours

Sport24 - 17 hours ago
Cape Town - It might not have been received with whole-hearted enthusiasm and unanimity when the ATP announced last week the introduction of a new team format at the start of their 2020 programme. But purely from a South African perspective there ...and...

'Nation Sport' nominated for African Digital Media Awards

Daily Nation - 18 hours ago
“We've been excited to see how the African Digital Media Awards have developed over the last 3 years. The quality has always been high — with some going on to beat all competition to a World Award. Fast forward to 2018 and we have a really good mix of ...and...

Cricket Australia not to reduce Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft bans

Times of India - 19 hours ago
Smith and Warner, then Australia's captain and vice-captain, were banned from state and international cricket for 12 months over the incident in South Africa in March, while Bancroft was suspended for nine months. There has been pressure on the ...and...

Kerr ready for new challenge down South

Capital FM Kenya - 20 hours ago
NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 20 – Immediate former Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr was officially announced as the new head coach of South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) side Black Leopards on Tuesday, barely a week after he called it quits at K'Ogalo. The ...and...

Finch: Australia must redefine toughness in the post-scandal world

The Sydney Morning Herald - 21 hours ago
Finch spoke shortly after the news had been received about the current bans on the trio remaining in place for their role in the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa. He said while he would have loved to see them return, it was now time to get on ...and...

Faf du Plessis: Australia fans still 'angry, hurt' after ball-tampering scandal

NEWS.com.au - 1 day ago
Anger and hurt emanating from the Cape Town cheating scandal is still palpable among Australian cricket fans, according to South Africa captain Faf du Plessis. ... Get 1 month free Sport HD plus Entertainment with no lock-in contract and no iQ4 box fee.and...

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