15 Newest Rugby Reports

Paulse: Senatla deserved shot

Cape Town - Former Springbok wing Breyton Paulse says Saturday's Test against Wales in Cardiff would have been the ideal opportunity for Seabelo Senatla to make his Bok debut.The Western Province wing was part of the Springbok touring party for the first three Tests of their European tour but was on Sunday released to join the Springbok Sevens side as they prepare for the next two tournaments in the Sevens World Series.Due to the fact that … [Read More...]

Jannie’s injury could be a blessing

Gallo Images Heyneke Meyer should view Jannie du Plessis hamstring injury, which has again ruled him out of the Test against Wales, as a blessing in disguise. Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images South African rugby fans and Heyneke Meyer should view Jannie du Plessis’ hamstring injury, which has again ruled him out of this weekend’s Test against Wales, as a blessing in disguise. Some are saying it is a major blow to the Boks’ chances of finishing … [Read More...]

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Squad Update

Ospreys prop Nicky Smith has been released from the Wales squad due to a pectoral injury. The Wales team to face South Africa will be announced on Thursday November 27th at 11am … [Read More...]

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Game On Scotland

Participants from one of Scottish Rugby's trailblazing initiatives, Game On, will have the chance to experience BT Murrayfield this Thursday (27 November) as they take to the national pitch as a curtain-raiser for the Brewin Dolphin Scottish Schools Cup finals. The programme, launched by Scottish Rugby in partnership with the Wooden Spoon Society, is delivered through Scotland's pro-teams, Edinburgh Rugby and Glasgow Warriors, and it is as … [Read More...]

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Port Elizabeth Sevens

http://youtu.be/maNuYVofnTY The official TV ad for the Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay SA Sevens Tournament taking place in Port Elizabeth's Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium from 13 to 14 December 2014. … [Read More...]

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2015 Scotland Club XV named

It has been revealed today that Heriot's head coach Phil Smith will take the reins of the Scotland Club XV team for the 2014/15 season. Hawick's Gordon Henderson will fulfil the role of assistant coach, while Heriot's Jamie Parker comes in as skills coach. Smith said: "I hope the Scotland Club XV can show off our domestic game in 2015. "I'm delighted to be handed this chance. Being given the opportunity to coach this team is a reward … [Read More...]

Seabelo Senatla

Powerful Academy squad picked for Harare and Dubai

SARU has confirmed a strong SA Sevens Academy squad, featuring several players with HSBC Sevens World Series experience, to participate in the forthcoming international invitational tournaments in Harare and Dubai. The Harare tournament takes places this coming weekend (29 and 30 November) and will serve as the CAR (Confederation of African Rugby) qualifying tournament to determine an additional African country for the Hong Kong Sevens in … [Read More...]

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Pienaar to lead Bok Women Sevens in Dubai

Marithy Pienaar will captain the Springbok Women Sevens in Dubai in the opening leg of the World Rugby Women’s Sevens World Series on December 4 and 5 in the absence of regular captain Zenay Jordaan who will continue her knee rehabilitation. Springbok Women Sevens coach Renfred Dazel announced his 12-member touring squad for the tournament on Tuesday, which features experienced Rugby World Cup Sevens campaigners Lorinda Brown, Veroeshka Grain … [Read More...]

The Springboks meet Wales at the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales on 29 November 2014.

Listen to Patrick Lambie and John McFarland in Cardiff

http://youtu.be/uAimlTBblIA An edited recording of Tuesday’s Springbok media conference in Cardiff with assistant coach John McFarland and flyhalf Pat Lambie. "Italy played differently to what they normally do." "It was the first time away in Italy that we never conceded a try" "We have done well against Wales in the home series" "They use carriers in different ways" "Coenie is a tremendous athlete and very nimble" "We have … [Read More...]

Griquas 1970, el auténtico ‘Miracle Match’ de la Currie Cup

0 'Viejas historias del rugby sudafricano' En la Currie Cup de 1970 llegan a la final Griquas y Northern Transvaal, que lleva dos campeonatos seguidos rompiendo la hegemonía del otro gran dominador del rugby sudafricano, Western Province, y cuenta en sus filas con numerosos 'Springboks' De izquierda a derecha, Piet Visagie, el presidente Charlie Marais, el capitán Mannetjies Roux, el técnico Ian Kirkpatrick y Denys Vorster (fila … [Read More...]

‘England was my Cup final’

I'm happy to go now." Those were the words Springbok lock Bakkies Botha uttered in the bowels of the Stadio Euganeo after the Boks had beaten Italy 22-6.Botha called time on his illustrious Test career in a similar way to how he played - without fanfare but forcefully - moments after the Boks wrapped up their second victory on tour.News of Botha's apparently sudden retirement rippled through the media centre, leading to lots of raised … [Read More...]

College football acts as a filter

Some mindblowing numbers illustrate this. For example: $3.8-million, or R42-million, that's the average salary of university head coaches in the top American football division, the SEC.The highest-paid coach, Nick Saban, of thetop-ranked team, Alabama, will earn $7.2-million, or R79-million, this year.Perhaps most staggering, the revenue of Texas University last year was $166-million (R1.8-billion), which includes $61-million (R668-million) in … [Read More...]

Twitter abuzz with Bakkies love

Cape Town - Social media has been abuzz with tributes to Springbok lock Bakkies Botha who called time on his international career following the Boks' win over Italy in Padova on Saturday.GALLERY: Bakkies Botha's career in picturesJohn Philip "Bakkies" Botha, was born on September 22, 1979 in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal.He will continue to play for his French Top 14 club Toulon and has even left the door open for a possible return to South Africa and … [Read More...]

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RIP Ian Thomson

Scottish Rugby is saddened to learn of the death of former Scotland full-back Ian Thomson. He passed away on Saturday morning aged 84. Ian Hosie Munro Thomson was one of the great line of eight Heriot's full-backs – which started with Dan Drysdale in the 1925 Grand Slam winning team – who went on to represent Scotland. It was a tradition carried on by such luminaries as British Lions Ken Scotland and Andy Irvine. Thomson made his … [Read More...]