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  • How Sintu Manjezi became a Cheetahs talisman

    The 24-year-old lock has shrugged off a litany of injuries to become one of the eye-catching players in this year’s Currie Cup. FULL STORY: https://citizen.co.za/sport/south-african-sport/sa-rugby-sport/currie-cup/2175317/how-sintu-manjezi-became-a-cheetahs-talisman/ Should the Free State Cheetahs beat the…

  • Damian Willemse’s Saracens move confirmed

    Damian Willemse’s Saracens move confirmed for a short-term stint has been confirmed by the English club. FULL STORY: https://www.sport24.co.za/Rugby/damian-willemses-saracens-move-confirmed-20190903 The 21-year-old was not named in Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus’ 31-man squad for…

  • Springbok prop signs short-term deal in France

    Cape Town – Springbok prop Lizo Gqoboka has joined French club Montpellier on a short-term loan for the duration of the Rugby World Cup. FULL STORY: https://www.sport24.co.za/Rugby/springbok-prop-signs-short-term-deal-in-france-20190903 The 29-year-old Bulls loosehead was…

  • Heyneke Meyer lures SA scrumhalf to Stade Francais

    Cape Town – French Top 14 club Stade Francais have confirmed the signing of former Junior Springbok scrumhalf James Hall. FULL STORY: https://www.sport24.co.za/Rugby/heyneke-meyer-lures-sa-scrumhalf-to-stade-francais-20190626 Hall previously played for the Sharks and Southern Kings…

  • Hawies Fourie named new Cheetahs coach

    Cape Town – Hawies Fourie was on Thursday confirmed as the new head coach of the Cheetahs’ PRO14 outfit. The Cheetahs announced at a press conference in Bloemfontein that Fourie signed a…

  • ‘I PLAYED SOME OF MY BEST RUGBY EVER’

    Stormers loose forward KOBUS VAN DYK on his Super Rugby season, suffering a knee injury just when he’d hit top form, and why he’s signed for the Canon Eagles in Japan. You…

  • NSW WARATAHS SIGN YOUNG LOCK

    The NSW Waratahs second row will have a touch of international flavour after a young South African-born lock confirmed a move to Sydney today. Full Story: http://nswwaratahs.com.au/news/news-article/articleid/18310/nsw-waratahs-sign-young-lock Promising 23-year-old lock Le Roux…

  • Hendricks: I’m not scared of anything

    MARIETTE ADAMS chats to former Springbok wing Cornal Hendricks, who will make his return to professional rugby in 2019 with the Bulls after a serious heart condition had threatened to end his…

  • Most improved’ Mapimpi earns shot against ‘big boys’

    Durban – Sport24 reports that one of the standout selections ahead of Saturday’s Rugby Championship clash between the Springboks and Argentina in Durban is the inclusion of Makazole Mapimpi on the right…

  • Enever And Erasmus Selected For Super Rugby Wallabies Trial

    Report: https://www.brumbies.com.au/2018/07/enever-and-erasmus-selected-for-super-rugby-wallabies-trial/ The Australian Super Rugby Selection has been confirmed by coach John Manenti, ahead of Friday night’s Qantas Wallabies trial at Leichhardt Oval in Sydney with Brumbies Blake Enever starting at…

  • Adendorff leads Bulls in World Club 10s

    Pretoria – Former Blitzbok Shaun Adendorff will lead the Blue Bulls in the upcoming World Club 10s tournament in Mauritius from June 15-17. Jamba Ulengo, capped for the Springboks and the Blitzboks, has also been included and named…

  • Interview Stuart Abbott: Former England World Cup Winner

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vKRiAqzFIK8&feature=youtu.be
  • Seven uncapped players in Bok side

    Pieter-Steph du Toit will captain a young Springbok XV featuring seven uncapped players in the starting line-up against Wales on Saturday. FULL STORY: https://www.planetrugby.com/news/seven-uncapped-players-in-bok-side/ Du Toit (lock) will lead South Africa for…

  • Bok squad for Wales reveals Rassie’s greater plans

    Cape Town – The international rugby season is approaching at a rapid pace, and we now have a far clearer idea of the direction that Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus is moving in. Full Story: https://www.sport24.co.za/Rugby/Springboks/bok-squad-for-wales-provides-glimpse-into-rassies-mind-20180528…

  • Uzair Cassiem heading to Scarlets

    The Scarlets have announced that Springbok number eight Uzair Cassiem will join the Welsh region ahead of the 2018/19 PRO14 season. The 28-year-old South African has put pen to paper on a…

  • Plus500 Brumbies Sign Young Prop Erasmus

    The Plus500 Brumbies are delighted to announce the signing of South African born prop Mees Erasmus on an EPS contract for 2018. A student of Hooerskool Ben Viljoen in the remote region…

  • Verity-Amm Joins Plus500 Brumbies

    The Plus500 Brumbies are pleased to announce the signing of utility back James Verity-Amm on a one-year contract for 2018. Originally born in Kroonstad in the Free State Province of South Africa,…

  • Bulls sign forward duo from WP, Kings

    Pretoria – Bulls executive of rugby and head coach, John Mitchell, on Wednesday announced his first wider training squad for the 2018 Super Rugby season and included new signings Frans van Wyk and Thembelani Bholi in the group that…

  • Warriors have signed South African hooker Kurt Haupt on a short-term deal.

    Director of Rugby Gary Gold has swooped to bring in the former Southern Kings man in the absence of hookers Joe Taufete’e, Niall Annett and Matti Williams. With Taufete’e set to join…

  • Kolbe playing his way into Toulouse hearts

    Cape Town – Cheslin Kolbe is fast making a name for himself in the French Top 14. Having arrived at the club in August from the Stormers in Cape Town, the 24-year-old has hit…

  • Mola hails Kolbe impact

    Toulouse coach Ugo Mola has praised diminutive speedster Cheslin Kolbe, who is making a big impact in the Top 14 since his August move. The 24-year-old arrived at Toulouse in August from…

  • Vlok Cilliers leaves WP to start new venture

    Cape Town – Vlok Cilliers’ tenure as Western Province’s kicking coach has come to an end. Cilliers, 49, has been Western Province’s kicking coach since 2014 and finishes his stint having won two Currie Cup titles…

  • Griquas duo loaned to Lions, Cheetahs

    Cape Town – Griquas have agreed to loan two backline stalwarts to South African franchise teams. The Kimberley-based union announced on Tuesday that scrumhalf Christiaan Meyer would join the Lions for next year’s Super Rugby tournament,…

  • Louw’s Sprinbok call-up opens door for WP’s abrasive Kumbirai

    CAPE TOWN – Scrum time might be a bit of a challenge for Western Province now that promising tighthead Wilco Louw has been snatched up by the Springboks. But at least young…

  • Former Springbok wing joins Southern Kings

    Former Springbok wing Cornal Hendricks is set to return to professional rugby after it was revealed that he joined the Southern Kings. Hendricks, who represented South Africa in 12 Tests in 2014…

  • Lions sign deals with 4 Junior Boks

    Johannesburg – Four Junior Springboks – Wandisile Simelane (centre), Jeanluc Cilliers (fullback), Reinhard Nothnagel (lock) and Len Massyn (No 8) – have been contracted by the Lions Rugby Company (Pty) Ltd. Rudolf Straeuli, CEO of the union, commented: “We aim…

  • Africa, Dry and Specman join Toyota Cheetahs

    Three Olympian bronze medallists and Springbok Sevens stars, Cecil Africa, Chris Dry and Rosco Specman joined the Toyota Cheetah squad for training on Monday.  The players are all contracted with the Toyota…

  • CHEETAHS SKIPPER RULED OUT FOR SEASON

    Bloemfontein – Cheetahs captain Torsten van Jaarsveld has been ruled out for the remainder of the Super Rugby season with a neck injury. The 29-year-old picked up an injury that was later confirmed as…

  • HENDRIK ROODT HAS JOINE LYON

    Lyon – South African lock Hendrik Roodt has joined Lyon from relegated Grenoble, the Top 14 side said on Wednesday. The 29-year-old former Lions, Cheetahs, Waratahs and Blue Bulls second row has signed a…

  • BLITZBOK NEL COMES IN FOR DHL WP

    Blitzbok star Ruhan Nel will start at inside centre for DHL Western Province in their SuperSport Rugby Challenge Cape derby against Boland Cavaliers, at Helderberg RFC, on Saturday. Nel formed part of…

  • Four Kings invited to Springbok training camp

    Four Southern Kings players, Chris Cloete, Andisa Ntsila, Lionel Cronje and Makazole Mapimpi, are amongst an extended group of players who have been invited to the third Springbok training camp, from 21…

  • Hype over Mapimpi catches on

    City Press – Johannesburg – If ever there was a moment to convey how Southern Kings winger Makazole Mapimpi has captured the rugby public’s imagination, it was when Bulls and Springboks lock…

  • Makazole Mapimpi signs with Toyota Free State Cheetahs

    The Toyota Free State Cheetahs is delighted to announce that an exciting new wing, Makazole Mapimpi has signed with the Toyota Free State Cheetahs. Mapimpi is currently playing Vodacom Super Rugby for…

  • Rugby Transition: Anxiety and Depression

    The recent tragic death, in Australia, of one of professional rugby’s greats (along with the deaths of a number of other players around the globe), has brought the issues around transiting out…

  • TORSTEN VAN JAARSVELD TO LEAD CHEETAHS

    TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Torsten van Jaarsveld will be leading the Cheetahs in their first Super Rugby Encounter of the season on Saturday against the Lions in Bloemfontein. The team sees a lot of…

  • Hendricks joins Vodacom Bulls for medical and fitness testing

    Hendricks joins Vodacom Bulls for medical and fitness testing The Blue Bulls Company (Pty) Ltd on Thursday announced that former Springboks and Springbok Sevens winger, Cornal Hendricks, has joined the Vodacom Bulls…

  • Venter Honoured at Cheetah’s awards

    News: Free State Cheetahs Captain Francois Venter walked off with the Player of the Year award at their annual award ceremony in Bloemfontein. Venter represented the Cheetahs in 13 matches in 2016…

  • Toulouse confirm Kolbe signing

    Cape Town – Toulouse have confirmed the signing of Stormers fullback Cheslin Kolbe for the 2017/18 season. The French club confirmed the news on their website on Wednesday after Kolbe had been…