Preview: Free State Cheetahs vs Golden Lions

The Cheetahs will need a strong performance to fight off the experienced Golden Lions in the semi-finals in Bloemfontein on Saturday.  A victory for the log-leaders would take them one step closer to a fairy-tale season, as it would extend their unbeaten run to nine matches – only two victories short of their 11-match winning […]

Preview: Blue Bulls vs Western Province

The Blue Bulls will be out to break their poor semi-final record against Western Province in recent seasons when they clash at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday. Western Province will have their sights set on their fifth consecutive final berth in what will mark the third straight Currie Cup semi-final encounter between the two rivals. The […]

Duane Vermeulen hits out at Springboks’ administrators

Duane Vermeulen hits out at Springboks’ administrators

Springbok number eight Duane Vermeulen has revealed his frustration at the current state of affairs with South African rugby and hit out at the game’s administrators. The Boks suffered a humiliating 57-15 defeat to the All Blacks in their final Rugby Championship fixture, in Durban at the weekend – a result which left the 30-year-old […]

Lions dominate SA Rugby nominations

Three Lions players and two Stormers have been nominated for South Africa’s Player of the Year award. Ruan Combrinck, Warren Whiteley and Jaco Kriel were part of a successful Super Rugby season with the Lions where they lost in the final to the Hurricanes. Eben Etzebeth, who is set to join Saracens on a short-term […]

All Blacks humiliate Springboks to equal Test record

New Zealand equalled the record of 17 consecutive Test wins with a 57-15 victory over the Springboks at Kings Park on Saturday. This was as one-sided a game as you will see at Test level. It was a record Test defeat for South Africa and New Zealand’s fourth win in a row over the Springboks […]

Rugby Match Preview: South Africa vs New Zealand

South Africa will be out to try and stop the All Blacks from making history when the teams clash at Kings Park in Durban on Saturday. They may have already clinched the Rugby Championship title but New Zealand still have plenty to play for when they face the Springboks at Kings Park. The All Blacks […]

Dan Carter, Rokocoko, Imhoff hit by steroids claims

Dan Carter, Rokocoko, Imhoff hit by steroids claims

Racing 92 superstar trio Dan Carter, Joe Rokocoko and Juan Imhoff allegedly all returned urine tests containing traces of steroids following the Top 14 final. UPDATE: Carter and Rokocoko’s manager at Essentially Group, Simon Porter, has informed NZME that both players did have permission to use the banned substance, supplying TUEs (therapeutic use exemptions) to […]

Rugby Match Preview: Argentina vs Australia

Rugby Match Preview: Argentina vs Australia

In a Rugby Championship first, Argentina and Australia will clash at Twickenham on Saturday as they look to end the tournament on a high. Sitting on five and nine points respectively, the Pumas know they can still avoid the wooden spoon and with the very slim possibility of South Africa also finishing in last spot […]

‘Wallabies set to target Isa’ – Mumm

‘Wallabies set to target Isa’ – Mumm

Australia would be ‘silly’ not to target Argentina number eight Facundo Isa, if he plays in Saturday’s Test according to Wallabies flanker Dean Mumm. Isa suffered a leg injury in the back end of Argentina’s most recent defeat to the All Blacks, leaving him in doubt for this weekend’s Twickenham clash, but if he plays, […]

All Blacks beat Pumas with five-try blitz

New Zealand recorded their 16th consecutive test win on Saturday after scoring five tries in a devastating 17-minute spell on the way to a 36-17 win over Argentina in the Rugby Championship. The All Blacks, who have already clinched the title with five straight victories, came under pressure from the Pumas late on, conceding two […]