Rugby

Kearns wants ARU to 'show some kahunas'

SBS - 60 minutes ago
Kearns agrees with fellow former Wallabies captain Stirling Mortlock and All Blacks great Andrew Mehrtens that Super Rugby would be better off with a trans-Tasman competition and then possibly a Super Bowl-style final against the best from South Africa ...and...

May the Force be with us, says Mehrtens

SBS - 60 minutes ago
But Mehrtens can understand why New Zealand rugby boss Steve Tew is opposed. "At the end of the day, they've got to go where the money is and unfortunately - well, not unfortunately - at the moment South Africa provides the bulk of the revenue that ...and...

ARU denies the Western Force have been shown the door

The Australian - 5 hours ago
Yet, equally, this whole unlikely saga has been brought about by a SANZAAR strategic review aimed, in part, at culling two teams from South Africa and one from Australia in order to make Super Rugby more competitive and compelling. So if the ARU has ...and...

Force reject Super Rugby axing rumours

SkySports - 5 hours ago
The Force on Tuesday dismissed concerns they face the axe from Super Rugby, after a report suggested they will be scrapped in a revamped format. Organisers SANZAAR are grappling with a way forward for the confusing 18-team, five-nation southern ...and...

Sharks teenager Curwin Bosch earns Springbok call-up

SkySports - 6 hours ago
Sharks' teenage back Curwin Bosch has been included in the South Africa squad for a training camp next week. The 19-year-old fly-half or full-back has made only a handful of Super Rugby appearances but is highly rated in South Africa, and has impressed ...and...

Bosch: Sharks and Junior Boks in tug of war?

Sport24 - 6 hours ago
He is making serious waves in Super Rugby this season having excelled at both fullback and flyhalf for the Sharks, while he is also in line to be a massive player in the Junior Springbok side that will do battle at this year's World Rugby Under-20 ...and...

Eddie Jones: Super 12 was the best format

Sport24 - 7 hours ago
The great thing about Super Rugby when it was 'Super 12' was that it was the best players against the best players and the quality was so high,” Jones said. "Now because there are extra teams - Argentina, Japan, Australia has five and South Africa has ...and...

Rassie Erasmus fails to quell talk of return to South Africa

Kildare Nationalist - 7 hours ago
Rassie Erasmus has sent a shockwave through Munster Rugby by choosing not to unequivocally shoot down speculation he is in talks with South African Rugby about a return to his previous role as high performance manager in his homeland, writes Simon ...and...

South Africa: Stormers Reveal Weekly 'Kiwi Day'

AllAfrica.com - 7 hours ago
Four wins from four matches means that things are going swimmingly for the Stormers at the moment, but they know more than anyone that their Super Rugby schedule is about to get much, much tougher. A clash against the unpredictable Cheetahs awaits at ...and...

Unam in limbo over Gold Cup participation

New Era - 7 hours ago
While South Africa has well defined structures catering for universities and tertiary institutions leagues, Namibia simply does not have a separate league for tertiary institutions. Rugby critics opine that the hierarchy at Lichtenstein Strasse has...

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Mapoe in race against time

SuperSport - 2 hours ago
Springbok midfielder Lionel Mapoe faces a late fitness test to see if he will be part of the Emirates Lions match 23 for their showdown against the Cell C Sharks at Emirates Airline Park on Saturday. Mapoe injured himself against the Reds a fortnight ...and...

Proof That Rugby In Australia Is Dying Out

Nigeria Today - 6 hours ago
Good news for football fans, terrible news for rugby fans. 63% fewer regular participants than 15 years ago is one very worrying stat. I guess the fact that we've only won five of our past 13 encounters with the Wallabies is also a worrying stat, but ...and...

Sharks teenager Curwin Bosch earns Springbok call-up

SkySports - 6 hours ago
Sharks' teenage back Curwin Bosch has been included in the South Africa squad for a training camp next week. The 19-year-old fly-half or full-back has made only a handful of Super Rugby appearances but is highly rated in South Africa, and has impressed ...and...

Bosch: Sharks and Junior Boks in tug of war?

Sport24 - 6 hours ago
He is making serious waves in Super Rugby this season having excelled at both fullback and flyhalf for the Sharks, while he is also in line to be a massive player in the Junior Springbok side that will do battle at this year's World Rugby Under-20 ...and...

Rassie Erasmus' future unclear as he reveals existence of release clause in Munster contract

Irish Independent - 7 hours ago
Rassie Erasmus' Munster future is unclear after the director of rugby revealed he has a release clause in his contract and admitted he has been in regular contact with his former employers in South Africa. The former Springbok was strongly linked with ...and...

What the Faf? Allister Coetzee dumps Lions' De Klerk

Citizen - 9 hours ago
... Springbok coach Allister Coetzee decided to give a nod to Shaun Venter and Cobus Reinach, scrumhalves of the Cheetahs and Sharks respectively, as well as Stormers veteran Jano Vermaak. Reinach is headed to Northampton after the Super Rugby ...and...

More injury woes for Cheetahs captain

Sport24 - 9 hours ago
Cape Town - Cheetahs captain Francois Venter has suffered another injury and is in doubt for Saturday's Super Rugby encounter against the Stormers at Newlands. According to Netwerk24, Venter injured his hamstring in last Saturday's 38-30 defeated to ...and...

Super Rugby's reflection on the Springboks

eNCA - 11 hours ago
The performances of our local franchises provides us with a sense of what to expect when the Springboks face France in June. It is a well-known fact that when Super Rugby goes well for SA teams, the Springboks do well. One thing Springbok coach ...and...

Rassie's return to SA 'just speculation'

Sport24 - 11 hours ago
At the moment, the former Springbok loose forward's focus is solely on Munster as they prepare for Saturday's European Champions Cup quarter-final against Toulouse. Erasmus joined Munster as their director of rugby in April last year after reportedly ...and...

Rassie Erasmus confirms talks about return to SA Rugby

eNCA - 12 hours ago
JOHANNESBURG - Former Cheetahs and Stormers coach Rassie Erasmus could make a dramatic comeback to South African rugby even before the Springboks' first Test against France in June. The Afrikaans Sunday newspaper Rapport stated at the ...and...

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CSA to have 'Fikile ban' overturned?

Sport24 - 6 hours ago
Cape Town - Cricket South Africa (CSA) will meet with national government next week in the hopes that their ban to bid for and host major cricket events will be lifted. Almost a year has passed since sports minister Fikile Mbalula banned the ...and...

Manny Pacquiao Now Reduced into Playing More as Ambassador for the Sport?

Sports World News - 18 hours ago
His next fights are apparently to be held in Australia against a local fighter, Jeff Horn, and in South Africa against Chris van Heerden. (Photo: Jun Sato/Getty Images). Probably that Nov. 2016 fight against Jessie Vargas will be Manny Pacquiao's last ...and...

New Zealand vs South Africa, Live Streaming on OSN Play, Foxtel Go, SKY GO: 3rd Test, Day 4

Cricket Country - 22 hours ago
As for the live cricket telecast, it will be available on Sky Sport 1 in New Zealand, Fox Sports 2 in Australia, SuperSport in South Africa, Sky Sports in the United Kingdom (UK) and OSN Sports in the Middle East. Full Cricket Scorecard: New Zealand vs ...and...

Teenagers rule the roost in our Super Rugby XV for the week

Citizen - 1 day ago
By now one probably won't be surprised that Curwin Bosch made the cut (again) but he's joined by someone else his age. Most South African sport fans enjoy it when young stars emerge quickly at the top level and rugby has a rich tradition of doing that.and...

South Africa: President Zuma Pays Tribute to Petrus Molemela

AllAfrica.com - 1 day ago
"We have lost a legend who was dedicated to sport and who has made an immense contribution to South African football. We wish to convey our deepest condolences to the Molemela family. May his soul rest in peace," said President Zuma said on Sunday.and...

Bosch called up to Bok training camp

Sport24 - 1 day ago
The second of three training camps - which are part of the Springboks' preparation plans for the forthcoming international season - will take place at the Stellenbosch Academy of Sport. South Africa will host France in a three-match series in June ...and...

New Zealand vs South Africa 2016-17, Live Streaming on OSN Play, Foxtel Go, SKY GO: 3rd Test, Day 3

Cricket Country - 2 days ago
As for the live cricket telecast, it will be available on Sky Sport 1 in New Zealand, Fox Sports 2 in Australia, SuperSport in South Africa, Sky Sports in United Kingdom (UK) and OSN Sports in the Middle East. Unfortunately, there is no official live ...and...

Manny Pacquiao Chris Van Heerden Bout Would Be a Boon to South African Economy

Forbes - 2 days ago
The challenger's camp has been in discussions with South African sports minister Fikile Mbalula over the past week, according to the report. Now, the country's Sports and Recreation SA is reportedly the only obstacle to the fight happening. All parties ...and...

South Africa's greatest swimmer needs a prodigy

News24 - 2 days ago
He is a true South African hero. An Olympic champion. And a ten-time world record breaker. But he's not done. In the twilight of a remarkable career, Roland Schoeman is looking to shape the future of his country through sport – the unifying force that...

“I'm happy that we had an opportunity to celebrate his contribution when he was still with us."

Mbalula - 2 days ago
Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has joined the nation in mourning the passing of former Bloemfontein Celtic owner Dr. Petrus Molemela. ... "The history of football in South Africa is rich with contributions from legends like Dr. Molemela‚” Mbalula said.and...

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