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Wallabies defend Cheika after Bledisloe loss

Wallabies hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau has backed Michael Cheika in the wake of yet another Bledisloe Cup loss to New Zealand last weekend, saying the …

Bledisloe Cup

Springboks and Pumas in awe of 'unbelievable' All Blacks

New Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus says his team have a lot of work to do to catch the All Blacks.<p>One round into the Rugby Championship the …

Sport (New Zealand)

Cheika unwavering in chase of Bledisloe, World Cup glory

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika said he felt the pain of the Bledisloe Cup loss in Sydney as deeply as anyone after seeing his two kids in tears in …

Rugby World Cup

'I wouldn't listen to what he’s got to say' - Brodie Retallick reacts to Sam Cane's remarks about reading news stories about himself

All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick advised media at a press conference this afternoon in Auckland, to not take anything in his teammate Sam Cane has to …

Sport (New Zealand)

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If Cheika is to go, who's next in line?

1:53 AM GMT<p>After another disastrous start to their campaign and with more pain likely on the way at Eden Park, Michael Cheika is under pressure to …

Rugby World Cup

Bok scrumhalves: Rassie’s head-scratcher

2018-08-21 14:49<p>Faf de Klerk (File)<p>Cape Town - You could almost call it “official” ... <b>Faf de Klerk</b> is quite firmly bedded down again as South …

Sport (South Africa)

Bledisloe Cup 2018: All Blacks must improve 'average' set-piece, says Smith

Aaron Smith wants New Zealand to improve upon their set-piece display in the Rugby Championship victory over Australia.<p>Scrum-half Smith scored the …

Bledisloe Cup

Lions trio to miss rest of season

Cyle Brink, Dylan Smith and Robbie Coetzee have been ruled out for the remainder of the season.<p>The Lions confirmed on Tuesday that they will only …

South African Rugby

Bok squad trimmed for Rugby Championship Test against Argentina in Mendoza

<i>JOHANNESBURG — As to be expected, the Springbok team has been pruned for the trip to Argentina for Saturday’s Rugby Championship Test match in</i> …


All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick says Wallabies don’t have time to change lineout plans drastically ahead of Bledisloe Cup rematch

ALL BLACKS star Brodie Retallick reckons the Wallabies won’t have time to carry out the repair job needed on their lineout before the second …

Sport (Australia)

SA tour torture a chronic issue

Rassie Erasmus’ Springboks must break a worrying South African rugby trend when they tour Argentina, Australia and New Zealand in the next four …

South Africa

Beast, Franks set for Test milestones

2018-08-21 11:18<p>Beast Mtawarira (Gallo)<p>Cape Town - Front-rowers <b>"Beast" Mtawarira</b> and <b>Owen Franks</b> will further etch their names if rugby folklore …

Sport (South Africa)

It is up to the rugby world to step up to the All Blacks level

As much as the rugby public complain about rugby becoming 'boring' because of the New Zealanders' skill level, it's up to the competition to bring it …

New Zealand

Boks stay 6th in World Rugby rankings

2018-08-21 12:55<p>Rassie Erasmus (Gallo Images)<p>Cape Town - The <b>Springboks</b> remain sixth on the official World Rugby rankings following their 34-21 Rugby …

World Rugby

Axewomen head to Florenceville-Bristol, NB for exhibition vs Montreal

WOLFVILLE, N.S. – The Axewomen Rugby team, host of the 2018 U SPORTS National Women's Rugby Championship, will head to Florenceville-Bristol, N.B. …

Canadian University Sports

Etzebeth exceeds expectations on Springbok return

Eben Etzebeth was thrown straight back into the fray against Argentina after eight months on the sidelines and looked as if he'd never been gone.

Sport (South Africa)

Aussie ref for Pumas v Boks in Mendoza

2018-08-21 06:51<p>Angus Gardner (Gallo Images)<p>Cape Town - Australia’s <b>Angus Gardner</b> will referee Saturday’s Rugby Championship Test between Argentina …

South Africa

WATCH: What an awesome feeling to make my Springbok debut, says Damian Willemse

CAPE TOWN – The Springboks cruising somewhat, leading 27-14 and at that stage, a bonus-point victory was on the cards.There were just less than 20 …

Sport (South Africa)

Crotty, Ioane and Falou to miss second Bledisloe Test

SYDNEY – The All Blacks will be without both first-choice centres for next week's second Bledisloe Cup Test against Australia in Auckland, coach …

Bledisloe Cup

Eben was brilliant for the Boks, but this hatred of the All Blacks irks me

CAPE TOWN - It's all about the Rugby Championship, Province and some schoolboy-rugby as Mark Keohane shares his Rants and Rave from the weekend's …

Sport (South Africa)

All Blacks' dominance not damaging test rugby – but their rivals' inertia is

<b>OPINION:</b> Another dominant All Blacks display; another wave of global whingeing about how bad it is for the game. What utter tripe.

Sport (New Zealand)

Springbok ratings: Dyantyi lethal, Kitshoff pushes hard for No 1 jersey

CAPE TOWN – The Springboks got the job done by dispatching Argentina 34-21 in their Rugby Championship opener in Durban at the weekend.But while the …

Sport (South Africa)

Argentina coach Ledesma says the Springboks the most physical team in the world

Pumas coach Mario Ledesma called the Springboks the most physical team in the world following his team’s 34-21 defeat in their opening Rugby …


Boks: Durban gate all-time Rugby Championship low

2018-08-20 13:33<p>Kings Park (Gallo Images)<p>Cape Town - SA Rugby may need to revisit their ticket pricing policy and allocation of venues after hitting …

Sport (South Africa)

Rugby Championship: Team of the Week

9:59 PM GMT<p>Sam was brought up on long drives and the dusty fields of north-west New South Wales, where he developed his love of rugby from an early …


Argentina bring in 'foreign legion' reinforcements for Bok return-clash

MENDOZA – Argentina have waived the rule for overseas-based players and have called on some of their 'foreign legion' to strengthen their squad for a …

Sport (South Africa)

Bledisloe Cup still not secure - Hansen

"You've got to expect they'll get better, like a number of our players who got knocked out early in Super Rugby, they haven't had a lot of footy," …

New Zealand Rugby

Team first, personal achievement second, says Dyantyi

DURBAN – Aphiwe Dyantyi has, in his short Springbok career, already caught the eye.The Lions man has made the step up to Test level, and after a …

Sport (South Africa)