Please enter your login details

You can also sign in with your Sowetan LIVE,
Times LIVE account details.
   Sign Up   Forgot password?

Sign in with:


Brussow back in the Cheetahs starting lineup

Cheetahs coach Naka Drotske has made two positional and two injury enforced changes to his side that will face the Sharks at Kings Park in Durban on Saturday afternoon.

Stormers’ brains trust does some soul-searching

2014 Super Rugby: DHL Stormers v Waratahs THE Stormers returned to training on Monday after a bye week with a renewed sense of purpose and a pared down approach...

Defeat seems inevitable on tour in the Antipodes

THE Sharks have been hugely successful so far in this year's Super 15, having won six of their seven games so far. But...

UCT player punches female Pukke student: video

The female NWU-Pukke fan who was punched by a UCT rugby player following Ikeys' Varsity Cup win on Monday night has...

Brumbies score precious away win over Reds

The ACT Brumbies won their sixth of eight matches to maintain their first-place lead in the Australian conference of...

Unsung Lion De Klerk likes to use his initiative

THE Lions have to pick themselves up after their defeat by the Crusaders, but scrumhalf Faf de Klerk is undaunted about doing so against the table-topping Sharks at Ellis Park on Saturday.

Ndungane to win 100th cap as Sharks remain unchanged

2014 Super Rugby: Cell C Sharks v Vodacom Bulls Odwa Ndungane will win his 100th Super Rugby cap for the Sharks after being retained on the wing in an unchanged starting XV for the clash against the Lions in Johannesburg on Saturday.

Heinrich Brüssow is back to boost lowly Cheetahs

2014 Super Rugby: Toyota Cheetahs training session and press conference THE Cheetahs have had little to cheer about during this season's Super 15, but Wednesday the news that flanker Heinrich Brüssow will return to competitive play was a small boost.

Turns out Bulls can't do without Matfield

2014 Super Rugby: Cell C Sharks v Vodacom Bulls It took only one match on tour for the Blue Bulls to get veteran Victor Matfield back into the side's starting 15.

Oh dear! Boks have another date with Poite

French referee Romain Poite – the man who was censured by the International Rugby Board (IRB) and drew the wrath of South African rugby fans in 2013 – will return to take charge of the Springboks’ first official test match of the year.

Teaching old dogs new tricks for World Cup

A QUICK head count of possible Springboks for next year's World Cup brings up no fewer than 12 players Heyneke Meyer is likely to utilise that were in Jake White's World Cup-winning side in 2007 - never mind the fact that some of them will be on the verge of reaching 40 years of age.

Ireland legend O'Driscoll goes out in glory

France v Ireland - RBS Six Nations
IRISH rugby legend Brian O'Driscoll said ending his stellar international career with a rare win away against France...

England look for favours to claim Six Nations

ENGLAND rugby coach Stuart Lancaster was left looking for a favour from France after his side's 29-18 win over Wales set up a three-way fight for the Six Nations Championship.

Dominant England subdue Wales to stay in title hunt

*** BESTPIX *** England v Wales - RBS Six Nations England gave themselves a great chance of winning only their second Six Nations title in 11 years when they comprehensively overwhelmed double-defending champions Wales 29-18 on Sunday, securing their first Triple Crown since 2003 in the process.

Kings land a place in Currie Cup proper

Absa Currie Cup Division 1 Final: Steval Pumas v EP Kings
A RADICAL new proposal has dramatically cleared the path for the EP Kings to play Currie Cup Premier Division rugby...

"The new plan has altered the dynamics in South African rugby"

Why WP's ruthlessness wilted in the face of the Sharks

WESTERN Province fans woke up yesterday to a familiar hollow feeling after the Sharks comprehensively outplayed their side in Saturday's Currie Cup final.

Pumas back in Currie Cup Premier Division

Absa Currie Cup Promotion / Relegation: Steval Pumas v GWK Griquas The Pumas announced their re-entry into the Currie Cup Premier Division in emphatic style as they routed Griquas 33-15 in the second and deciding leg of the promotion-relegation playoffs in Nelspruit on Friday evening.

Bakkies breaks his forearm, faces six-week layoff

France v South Africa - International Match
TOULON lock Bakkies Botha is facing a six-week injury lay-off after fracturing his forearm in Saturday's French Top 14...

Halfpenny signs for star-studded French side Toulon

Wales v South Africa - International Match British and Irish Lion fullback Leigh Halfpenny has signed for European champions Toulon with the deal expected to be made official later on Thursday, the Daily Telegraph reported.

Guilford to join Top 14 leaders Clermont

Crusaders v Reds - Super Rugby Qualifying Final New Zealand and Crusaders wing Zac Guilford will join Clermont Auvergne next season on a two-year contract, the French Top 14 club said on Thursday.

Ikeys produce stunning fight back to claim Varsity Cup

The University of Cape Town scored three tries in the last five minutes to beat Pukke 39-33 in Potchefstroom and claim their second Varsity Cup title.

Smal becomes Western Province director of rugby

Western Province Rugby press conference GERT Smal, the former Springbok and Ireland assistant coach will start as director of rugby at the Western Province Rugby Football Union (WPRFU) on April 1.

Blitzboks scoop plate, fall behind New Zealand

South Africa won the Plate Final at the Hong Kong Sevens on Sunday afternoon following a close fought 19-14 victory over Wales.

Keegan Daniel quits Sharks to join Japanese club

2014 Vodacom Cup: Cell C Sharks XV v DHL Western Province Former captain Keegan Daniel has rejected a new contract from the Sharks and will leave them at the end of the Super Rugby season, the Durban union announced on Friday.