Rugby World Cup

5 'old school' Boks who could come back in 2018

2017-12-15 11:07<p>Cape Town - Whatever happens between now and the start of the 2018 international season, change is imminent.<p><b>Rassie Erasmus</b> is easing …

Sport (South Africa)

SA Rugby to remain mum on Coetzee's future until 2018

Image Credits:<p>Those waiting on SA Rugby to announce the decision regarding embattled Springbok coach Allister Coetzee’s future will have to wait …

Rugby Union

Match officials announced for 2018 Women's 6 Nations

World Rugby has announced the match official appointments for the Women’s 6 Nations 2018, which kicks off on Friday, 2 February.<p>Following a …

Rugby Union

Women’s Rugby World Cup bid to bring fans and corporate support

THE Wallaroos’ against-the-odds success at recent World Cups and the boom of women’s sport played a big part in Rugby Australia deciding to bid to …

Sport (Australia)

1991 Canadian rugby team credits big weights — and big booze-up — for Rugby World Cup success

One big piss-up was the key to success for Canada’s entry to the 1991 Rugby World Cup, a tournament in which they would go on to impress observers …

Rugby Union

Rugby Australia launch women’s competition, confirm World Cup bid

RUGBY Australia has launched a national women’s 15-a-side competition to kick off in March next year.<p>Dubbed the ‘Super W Competition,’ it will …

Rugby Union

Gender division in sport not needed and discriminatory says university doc

Canterbury doctor of sociology of sport Roslyn Kerr says gender divisions in sport may be a form of discrimination.<p>It's overtime in the 2019 Rugby …

Gender

Australia's bold bid to host Rugby World Cup

Outgoing Rugby Australia boss Bill Pulver has announced the governing body is bidding for the 2027 World Cup as well as the 2021 women's global …

Rugby Union

Wolfpack players pick up International Caps

Five of the Wolfpack players have been selected to represent their country, as the quality of the Bury St Edmunds squad becomes apparent.<p>Matt …

Manchester

Peyper to ref France v England in Six Nations

2017-12-13 10:02<p>Jaco Peyper (Gallo)<p>London - <b>World Rugby</b> has announced the match official appointments for the <b>2018 Six Nations</b>.<p>A team of 18 …

Rugby Union

England's cricketers are a product of their culture and time - turning to booze to let off steam is inescapable

Three times in 10 years now a big sporting tour of Australia or New Zealand has needed a booze-ometer. Not the whole way through, but enough to make the drinking tallies vie for space with match reports. In all three, stir-craziness and the British bond with alcohol have reaffirmed the lack of …

Sport (UK)

Fans have spoken: Coetzee MUST be sacked!

2017-12-12 08:34<p>Allister Coetzee (Getty)<p>Cape Town - With the international season over and with the Cape Town Sevens providing a much-needed …

Sport (South Africa)

The Great Migration: The Scotsman in Romania

Forget players coming in to established rugby powerhouses, Alan Dymock talks with one Scot who hopes to play for Romania in Rugby World Cup 2019. …

Sport (UK)

Morning Man Encore: Mike Petri!

Happy Tuesday!<p>Let’s start the day with this handsome rugby stud named <b>Mike Petri</b>.<p>He’s 32 and from Brooklyn, NY.<p>Mike made his national team debut in …

Rugby Union

Australia eager to host 2027 RWC

2017-12-13 07:10<p>Cameron Clyne (Getty Images)<p>Sydney - Australia will bid to host the 2021 women's and 2027 men's <b>Rugby World Cups</b>, Rugby Australia said …

Sport (South Africa)

Why Trump's Travel Ban Is A Loss For America But Gain For Japan

[id=6]<p>It’s not final yet, but the U.S. Supreme Court is allowing President Trump’s travel ban to be fully enforced on residents of several mostly Muslim countries– in what spokesperson Hogan Gidley calls, “countries presenting heightened risks of terrorism.” The policy still requires federal court …

South-east Asia

Test rugby will decide who goes to World Cup

2017-12-10 06:14<p>HOPEFUL: Rosko Specman. (Mlungisi Louw, Netwerk24)<p>Johannesburg - Various local rugby stars can expect to be weighed up at Test level …

Rugby Union

Rugby union would benefit from allowing Tier-Two nation switches

As rugby union fans, we sometimes like to ignore everything going on the world of rugby league, as if it doesn’t really happen. We know it is there …

Rugby Union

Gladwell's Line - 'Tis the Season to be Silly

<b>Maybe it is not surprising that the Kiwi media has once again started caning Team New Zealand with the same gusto and lack of precision that it has</b> …

Sailing

NSW must build stadiums or be left at the mercy of football codes

In the 17 years since the Sydney Olympics, every Australian capital city with major sports content, except Sydney, has rebuilt old stadiums or …

Bledisloe Cup

'Extremely important' for Rugby World Cup hosts Japan to reach knockout stage

TOKYO, Japan - A fairytale run to the 2019 Rugby World Cup quarter-finals by hosts Japan would give a massive lift to a "ground-breaking" tournament, …

Sport (South Africa)

USA Rugby Announces two renewed matchups for remaining ARC home schedule

LAFAYETTE, CO. - USA Rugby announces two renewed contests to complete the home series for the Americas Rugby Championship (ARC) when the Men's Eagles …

Team USA

Boks don’t have a definite plan - Chester

2017-12-08 11:27<p>Chester Williams (Gallo Images)<p>Cape Town - Former Springbok wing <b>Chester Williams</b> is struggling understand the tactics employed by the …

Sport (South Africa)

World Rugby announces shorter, simplified rule book for 2018

PROBABLY the most complicated rule book in world sport has just got a good deal clearer, 42 per cent clearer to be exact, as World Rugby announced …

Sport (Australia)

Head to head: Should the All Blacks' season be rated a success or a failure?

<i>The All Blacks' year is over, achieving trophy wins in the Rugby Championship and Bledisloe, as well as a clean sweep on the end of year northern</i> …

Rugby Union

Quiz #181: 11-17 December

This week you could win one of two copies of Gail Kelly's <i>Live Lead Learn</i> if you get the answers to all our questions right. To access the quiz, click …

Emmerson Mnangagwa

Captain Sarah Hunter accidentally bares all as England ace has shorts pulled down in England Rugby World Cup win

England captain Sarah Hunter had a moment to forget during England's win over USA in the 2017 Rugby World Cup in Ireland earlier this year.<p>During the …

Sport (UK)

RFU considering reinstating Premiership promotion and relegation

The Rugby Football Union has admitted that it will look again at the issue of promotion and relegation in the Premiership as it considers how to break the log-jam over the global season.<p>Chief executive Stephen Brown has admitted that all options are being considered as the powerbrokers seek a way …

Warren Gatland

Jones impressed by Sapporo Dome venue

• Jones urges England to create history<br>• Rugby World Cup 2019: schedules and venues confirmed<p><b>England head coach Eddie Jones says he is relishing the</b> …

Rugby Union

Cape Town to re-tender to host World Series Sevens

The last thing that SA Rugby boss Jurie Roux wants to do is enter an evaluation process to host a World Rugby event in South Africa after last …

Rugby Union