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Bulls suffer blow as Van der Merwe picks up ban

2014 Super Rugby, Warm Up: Vodacom Bulls v DHL Stormers
Bulls captain Flip van der Merwe was suspended for three weeks on Wednesday after being found guilty of striking Waratahs prop Paddy Ryan, further deepening the crisis the South African franchise is facing among its second rowers.

Pietersen, Jordaan return to strong Sharks XV

2014 Super Rugby: Lions v Cell C Sharks JP Pietersen and Paul Jordaan have returned to the Sharks' starting XV for their Super Rugby clash against the...

Strong Junior Bok squad named for World Champs

A Junior Springbok squad bolstered by several players with Super Rugby experience was named by the SA Rugby Union...

Stormers injury cloud opens door for Williams

2014 Vodacom Cup: Cell C Sharks XV v DHL Western Province In years gone by, Stellenbosch was known as the cradle of South African rugby and on Saturday it will unveil its latest...

Weepu returns to Blues after stroke, heart surgery

Former All Blacks scrumhalf Piri Weepu is to return to the rugby field for the Auckland Blues on Friday, less than a...

Marshall quits Blues, admits he was ‘average’ union player

Super Rugby Rd 6 - Blues v Cheetahs Former New Zealand rugby league captain Benji Marshall has no regrets about his aborted switch to rugby union but admits he was only an “average” player in the 15-man code.

White looks to freshen up his jaded Sharks

JAKE White is considering freshening up his team for the visit by the Highlanders on Friday after admitting that the Sharks were a lot like stale tuna against the Cheetahs last weekend.

Bulls hold thumbs over captain Flip's fate

Super Rugby Rd 8 - Hurricanes v Bulls THE Bulls will be hoping for some reprieve today (Tuesday) over the availability of captain Flip van der Merwe for the last match on their month-long tour in Australasia before returning home.

Storm brewing over Newlands team's tactics

2014 Super Rugby: DHL Stormers v Lions THE Stormers celebrated a rare victory on Saturday, but this week coach Allister Coetzee and skipper Jean de Villiers will have a heart-to-heart about tactical decisions.

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 and taking the Six Nations title to boot was a moment he would treasure for life.

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.

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.

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 described the incident in an interview with the Sport24 website.

Prize for most impressive guns: Bryan Habana

Springbok and Toulon winger Bryan Habana recently made his return to the field following a hamstring injury he suffered playing for the French Top 14 club at Exeter in December.

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.