French Rugby

Rugby: French captain Mathieu Bastareaud suspended for five weeks for brutal hit

French rugby captain Mathieu Bastareaud has received a five week ban by the French disciplinary committee, after brutally attacking an opponent in a …

Sport (New Zealand)

Ronan O'Gara declares his ambition to coach Ireland

The legendary out-half was this week inducted into World Rugby's hall of fame and is building a stellar coaching CV, having won the French Top 14 and …

South African Rugby

CVC’s Premiership bid may have been rejected but it could signal change | The Breakdown

The response of one Premiership club official to the takeover bid for the league by the private equity company CVC was succinct: the devil will be in the detail. An immediate cash injection for each side of £17m was the lure but a halving of income from central funds made the longer-term prospect …

Rugby Union

Catalans Dragons release Fouad Yaha ahead of switch to rugby union Top 14 club Agen

Catalans Dragons have released winger Fouad Yaha immediately to enable him to switch codes and join Top 14 club Agen.<p>The 22-year-old, a member of the …

Top 14

‘I’d locked myself in the toilet and was trying to call my coach’: Jonny Wilkinson speaks plainly on mental health issues in rugby

Jonny Wilkinson has described his entire rugby career as enduring “six and three quarter days every week just in a mess followed by two hours of …

Mental Health

Thomas Lièvremont named head coach of Romania’s rugby team

Frenchman Thomas Lièvremont is the new head coach of Romania’s rugby team, the Romanian Rugby Federation announced on Wednesday, September 12. He …

Romania

European rugby Power Rankings, week one: Clermont and Exeter back for top spot

And we're back! Only seemed right to give every side a couple of games to find their feet before stacking up the best and worsts sides in Europe, or three matches in the case of the Top 14.<p>There is a return near the top for a familiar French face, while nine sides remain without a win so far this …

Top 14

Players selected for New Zealand Schools development camp

The 1st XV rugby season came to a close yesterday with St Peter’s College (Auckland) claiming the Top Four title, captain Niko Jones is one of 53 …

New Zealand

Mark Kheirallah and Johnathon Ford up for Championship and League One awards

Toulouse pair Mark Kheirallah and Johnathon Ford are among the nominated players up for the Championship and League One end of season awards.<p>In-form …

Awards

Liam Messam to the fore as Toulon open their account in French top 14

Liam Messam put in a strong shift for Touon in their first victory of the French Top 14 season.<p>Liam Messam and Julian Save have finally opened their …

Top 14

Ex-Munster man Casey makes Top 14 debut as Zebo and Ryan score tries

<i>THE ENGLISH LEAGUES CONTINUED last weekend with plenty of Irish involvement, while France’s Top 14 and Pro D2 also featured many Irish players and</i> …

Top 14

Saffas Abroad: Ackermann's brace boosts Gloucester

SARugbymag.co.za looks back at the past weekend’s English Premiership, Pro14, French Top 14 and Japanese Top League matches involving South African …

Top 14

London 34-8 Toulouse: Broncos brush aside visitors to stay in the hunt for promotion

London Broncos kept alive their promotion ambitions as they brushed aside Toulouse 34-8 in the Qualifiers on Sunday.<p>James Cunningham, Kieran Dixon …

Toulouse

Toulon pip Castres in Top 14 despite red card

Toulon fired late to beat Castres 28-27, while there were also wins for Toulouse, Racing, Lyon, Clermont and Pau in the French Top 14.<p>Castres had won …

Top 14

Toronto Wolfpack sit fourth in push to win promotion to Super League

The Toronto Wolfpack lost ground in their rugby league promotion push on the weekend as they lost to Salford, and Leeds Rhinos and Hull Kingston Rovers both won.<p>Leeds downed Widnes Vikings 16-6 while Hull KR defeated Halifax RLFC 38-24. Also Sunday, London Broncos beat Toulouse Olympique …

Salford

Pau punch holes in Grenoble defence in Top 14

PARIS (AFP) -<p>Resurgent Pau registered an impressive away win with a hard-fought 24-21 victory over Grenoble at a sunny Stade des Alpes in the Top 14 on Sunday.<p>First-half tries at full flight from Jesse Mogg and Julien Blanc paved the way for Pau, before Grenoble showed tremendous fighting spirit to …

Top 14

From adversity to respectability: Meet the billionaire who wants to invest in NZ Rugby

<b>Montpellier’s billionaire owner started life as an unwanted son living in a Syrian tent set to become a shepherd, writes Liam Napier.</b><p>Montpellier and …

Top 14

Rugby: Montpellier billionaire Mohed Altrad targeting NZ rugby

One of the richest men in world rugby wants to invest in New Zealand.<p>Montpellier billionaire Mohed Altrad has expressed an interest in New Zealand …

Top 14

Rugby: Germany hire Ford to coach World Cup playoff team

BERLIN: Facing a four-team repechage for a place at the Rugby World Cup, Germany have hired Mike Ford, the former England and British Lions defence …

Top 14

Sport24.co.za | Coaching bug has bitten Heyneke Meyer's son

Vic Meyer, the son of former Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer, is following in his dad’s footsteps by pursuing a coaching career.

Sport (South Africa)

Sport Sangoma: All Blacks too strong, Bafana a safe bet

DURBAN – There is a big punting weekend upon us kids and, from my surveillance, Hollywoodbets gives us the best average overall across all …

Sport (South Africa)

Bjorn Basson debuts for Kings

Bjorn Basson will make his first start for the Kings in one of three changes to their starting XV for the clash against the Dragons in Newport on …

South African Rugby

Cheslin Kolbe can ignite Bok backline

Cheslin Kolbe’s national call-up is a big statement in terms of how the Springboks aim to play the game, writes former Bok scrumhalf <b>NEIL DE …

South African Rugby

Sports on the Box: UEFA Nations League, Guinness Pro14 and much, much more...

This weekend we've got a ton of sport coming up, with the new UEFA Nations League well underway, which should help scratch that itch left by the …

UEFA Nations League

Connacht signing Sevu Reece scores hat-trick in win for Gibbes' Waikato

FUTURE CONNACHT WING Sevu Reece scored a hat-trick of tries as Jono Gibbes’ Waikato side beat Wellington 43-31 in the Mitre 10 Cup on …

Mitre 10

Chris Whitaker interview: NSW great starts job as Sydney Rays coach

FRESH off a plane from France, Waratahs great Chris Whitaker has been thrown in the deep end as he begins his Australian coaching career with the …

Jack Johnson

WATCH: This is what Cheslin Kolbe could bring to the Springboks

CAPE TOWN - You only have to look at the almost-magical way in which he set up a try for his team, Toulouse, against Lyon last week to be reminded of …

Sport (South Africa)

French Sports Minister Resigns in Latest Blow to Macron

PARIS (AP) — France's sports minister has quit in the latest blow to President Emmanuel Macron's government, just a week after the environment …

Rugby World Cup

WATCH: Clermont Destroy Racing In Their Own Stadium

In the second week of Top 14 action, Clermont demolished Racing 92 away from home.<p><b>WATCH: Clermont Destroy Racing In Their Own Stadium</b><p>Clermont have …

Top 14

French media reporting former Wallabies forward Luke Jones has been granted a release from French Top 14 club Bordeaux

FORMER Wallabies forward Luke Jones has reportedly been granted an early release from his French club Bordeaux and is likely to return to the …

Top 14