08/08/2020 - The Hurricanes Hands The Chiefs The Wooden Spoon - A somewhat disappointing game that ended in a win of 31-18 for the Hurricanes against the Chiefs. The Hurricanes controlled proceedings for most of the game to jump up to 21 points on the Super Rugby Aotearoa log, one point behind the Blues and three behind log leaders, Crusaders. The Blues will face the Crusaders in the final
08/08/2020 - Can Crusader Nail Down Aotearoa Championship Against Highlanders? - The Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa competition could be all wrapped up on Sunday if the Crusaders beats the Highlanders. During the previous game between the two foes the scoreline blew out at the end, however, the Highlanders stuck with the Crusaders for the majority of the game in Dunedin and
08/08/2020 - Rebels And Waratahs In Desperate Fight For Survival - The Waratahs will host the Reds today at the Sydney Cricket Ground, 11:15 SA time. This could prove vital for both teams to keep their championship title hopes alive. Should the Reds win today they will move back to the second place on the log with only three points behind the Brumbies who lost their game yesterday against
08/08/2020 - The Chiefs Set To Secure The Wooden Spoon Against Hurricanes - An intriguing clash is instore at Sky Stadium today with the Chiefs desperate to get their first win of the season in their final clash and the Hurricanes are equally keen to keep their slim title hopes alive with a bonus-point win. It might seem hard to put a positive spin on seven losses from seven games but the silver lining
07/08/2020 - The Bulls Contracted A Brilliant Group Of Juniors For 2021 - Bart Schoeman and I received the junior players that were contracted during 2020 and this is the final list as received from the Bulls. I was previously very sceptical of the Bulls contracting practises but this group shows that a lot of research and proper planning was done before the players were offered contracts.
07/08/2020 - The Rebels Avenged Their Earlier Loss Against The Brumbies In Super Rugby AU - The Rebels avenged their only loss of the 2020 Super Rugby AU competition when they completely outplayed the Brumbies with 30-14. Their only loss in this competition for 2020 was in the first round against the Brumbies. With this win, the Rebels will move to second place on the log with 14 points while
07/08/2020 - RuggasTV - We Discuss The Bulls Senior Squad And Are Excited But .........? - Bart Schoeman, well-known rugby agent and I sat down to discuss the "new squad" Jake White is busy to put together to ensure a bright future for Blue Bulls rugby for years to come. The names we identify is either busy with training for the up-and-coming Currie Cup or has been announced by the Blue Bulls as
07/08/2020 - The Brumbies Face The Rebels In Thriller In Melbourne - The Brumbies are in their second top of the log battle in two weeks. Last weekend they have beaten the Reds 22-20 to secure their number one spot on the Super Rugby AU log, today they travel to Melbourne to face the Rebels at the Leichhardt Oval @ 11:05 SA time. A loss to the Rebels could see the Brumbies lead after six
07/08/2020 - Crusaders Team Named For Final Home Game of 2020 - In the penultimate weekend of Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa log leaders, the Crusaders will be facing the Highlanders on Sunday in Christchurch at the Orangetheory Stadium 05:35 SA time. The Crusader has welcomed back several players for their last home game of 2020. The Crusaders are number one on the log after five wins from six games
07/08/2020 - Highlanders Name Settled Side To Play Crusaders - In the penultimate weekend of Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa log leaders, the Crusaders will be facing the Highlanders on Sunday in Christchurch at the Orangetheory Stadium 05:35 SA time. The Highlanders made only one change to their starting lineup who lost 21-32 to the Blues last weekend. The Highlanders are fourth on the log after two wins from six
08/12/2020 - Its All Go For Rugby To Resume - SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux welcomed the news from the South African Government that rugby has been given the green light to return to the playing field, under certain conditions. The news was gazetted by Mr Nathi Mthethwa, the Minister for Sports, Arts and Culture, on Thursday. It allows for a return to competitive action subject to compliance with measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
06/08/2020 - 19-Year-Old Prop Set To Debut For Reds Against Waratahs - The Waratahs will host the Reds on Saturday at the Sydney Cricket Ground, 11:15 SA time. The Reds made one change to their starting XV to take on the Waratahs for the second time in the Super Rugby AU season. The Reds won the first game in round one 32-26. The Reds lost 20-22 against the Brumbies last weekend and are currently second on
06/08/2020 - Waratahs Name Largely Unchanged Side To Take On The Reds - The Waratahs will host the Reds on Saturday at the Sydney Cricket Ground, 11:15 SA time. Rob Penney has named a largely unchanged starting lineup to take on the Reds for the second time in the Super Rugby AU season. The Reds won the first game in round one 32-26. The comes off a bye last weekend and are currently fourth on the log after
06/08/2020 - Chiefs Make Several Changes Against Hurricanes, Still Looking For First Win - The Chiefs named their matchday squad for their final game of the 2021 Super Rugby Aotearoa competition on Saturday's against the Hurricanes at the Sky Stadium in Wellington 09:05 SA time. The Chiefs lost against the Crusaders (19-32) last weekend and are still looking for their first win in the competition. Gallagher Chiefs Head Coach
06/08/2020 - Another Top Schoolboy Rugby Coach Appointed By The Bulls - In a surprise announcement, the Blue Bulls confirmed the appointment of yet another top schoolboy rugby coach when they announced Jaco Koch as the assistant forward coach of their u/21 Currie Cup squad. Jaco is the former Affies and Blue Bulls u/18 Craven Week head coach. A Bulls media release said - "One of White's mandates is to align
06/08/2020 - Hayden Groupes Appointed Blue Bulls u/21 Currie Cup Coach - The Hurricanes have made several changes to their starting lineup for Saturday's round nine Super Rugby Aotearoa fixture against the Chiefs at the Sky Stadium in Wellington 09:05 SA time. The Hurricanes come off a bye last weekend and are currently placed third on the Super Rugby Aotearoa log. Wes Goosen will bring up 50 games for the Hurricanes
06/08/2020 - Wes Goosen To Play 50th Game Against The Chiefs - The Hurricanes have made several changes to their starting lineup for Saturday's round nine Super Rugby Aotearoa fixture against the Chiefs at the Sky Stadium in Wellington 09:05 SA time. The Hurricanes come off a bye last weekend and are currently placed third on the Super Rugby Aotearoa log. Wes Goosen will bring up 50 games for the Hurricanes when
06/08/2020 - Tuttle Set To Return For Rebels After Almost Three Years After Serious Injury - Rebels coach Dave Wessels has made several changes to the starting side for tomorrow's round six Super Rugby AU fixture against the Brumbies at Leichhardt Oval @ 11:05 SA time. The Brumbies come off a 25-20 win over the Western Force last weekend. James Tuttle will return from the Super Rugby wilderness on Friday after
06/08/2020 - Brumbies Change Two In Starting Lineup For Rebels - Brumbies coach Dan McKellar has made two changes to the starting side for tomorrow's round six Super Rugby AU fixture against the Melbourne Rebels at Leichhardt Oval @ 11:05 SA time. The Brumbies comes off a 22-20 win over the Reds last weekend. Vice-captain Tom Cusack and winger Andy Muirhead return to the starting lineup for the first time since they split
05/08/2021 - Back To Masked, Non-contact Training - Masked rugby players, hand-sanitizer, ball cleaning, and lots of running and skills work greeted all players as they returned to the training field last week for non-contact training. Emirates Lions coach Ivan van Rooyen was excited to see his players and “restart” the season as the eight franchises in South Africa were allowed to return to the training field after almost four months
05/08/2020 - Will The Springboks Become A Failure According To Rassie Or Not? - There will be a lot to play for when then Springboks return to rugby. The World Rugby Executive Committee recommended a revised temporary 2020 international calendar earlier last month with the Castle Lager Rugby Championship 2020 scheduled to be hosted in full in New Zealand over a reduced six-week period between 7 November and 12
05/08/2020 - Latswa Nominated In Three Categories Of The Annual Momentum GSport Awards - Latsha led the Springbok Women’s team to victory in the Rugby Africa Women’s Cup in Johannesburg in 2019, which guaranteed their place in the 2021 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, and she made history earlier this year by becoming the first South African woman to play professional rugby after signing a three-month contract
05/08/2020 - Blitzboks Prepare To Return To Training - Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell believes his squad’s return to training will not only boost the Blitzbok players on a physical level but will also give the players a mental boost as they prepare for their return to their base next week. The players will undergo COVID-19 testing on Thursday as part of the return to play protocols and will report for duty at the Stellenbosch
04/08/2020 - Babalwa Latsha, The First African Women’s Player To Go Professional - Latsha joined the inaugural South African Rugby Legends Association's (SARLA) development programme in 2014. She wants women’s rugby to develop around the world and believes a policy-driven approach, focusing on grassroots rugby and empowering women in the sport, is required in order to achieve this goal. “We need to have policies
04/08/2020 - Valke Rugby Union's Actions Does Not Reflect "Regret And Great Sadness" - One can only speculate the level of regret and sadness the Valke management experienced when they announced the immediate liquidation of the Valke Rugby (Pty)Ltd of which they are shareholders. They were aware of the financial distress for a period of more than two months and did not notify the players of the "problems" nor
02/08/2020 - Blues Kept Their Title Homes Alive With The Win Against Highlanders - The Blues have defeated the Highlanders 32-21 - their first win in Dunedin since 2011. The battle was more even than is reflected on the scoreboard. The Highlanders created many opportunities in the attack in the second half but couldn't capitalise on any of them until the final try in the 76th minute. The Blues have kept their finals hopes strong with that Bonus Point win.
01/08/2020 - Brumbies Got Out Of Jail In Lucky Win Against Reds - The Brumbies hosted the Reds in a round 5 Super Rugby AU clash and scored a very lucky 22-20 win. The Brumbies are still at the top of the 2020 Rugby AU competition log, beating the Reds the seventh time in a row. The Brumbies started the game with purpose and reaped the rewards within five minutes of the start of the game. After the initial
01/08/2020 - Crusaders In A Good Win Against The Chiefs - The Chiefs hosted the Crusaders today in their final 2020 home game. The Crusaders won the game with the Chiefs guilty of not scoring at every opportunity while the Crusaders did exactly that. The Crusaders deserved the win (32-19) after a workmanlike last 20 minutes. The Chiefs started the game like a house on fire but it was the Crusaders to
01/08/2020 - The Blues And Highlanders In Desperate Fight To Stay In Title Race - There’s plenty to play for at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on Sunday @ 05:35 SA Time, with the long-standing Gordon Hunter Memorial Trophy up for grabs along with the chance for both sides to stay in the Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa title race. Both teams are coming into this game hot. The Highlanders will be refreshed
01/08/2020 - Can The Reds Win Their First In Seven Games Against The Reds? - The Brumbies hosts the Reds in its round 5 Super Rugby AU clash at the GIO Stadium today 11:15 SA time. The Brumbies come off an impressive win over the Force (24-0) last weekend and are currently first on the Super Rugby AU competition log and is still unbeaten. The Reds are currently second on the Super Rugby AU
01/08/2020 - Can The Crusader Bounce Back Against Winless Chiefs? - The Chiefs hosts the Crusaders today in their final 2020 home game at FMG Stadium Waikato in round eight of Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa. This is going to be a game to watch! While the Chiefs are winless through all seven of their fixtures in Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa, they would like nothing more than to rain on the Crusaders' parade and
31/07/2020 - Rebels Made It Two Wins In A Row Against Unlucky Force - The Force hosted the Rebels in a Super Rugby AU round 5 clash at Leichhardt Oval in NSW today. The Rebels scored the winning points with try two minutes into the Super Time after the sides were level at 20-20 at the end of regular time. The Force is still without a win in the 2021 Super Rugby AU while the Rebels moved into
31/07/2020 - Sillyboy Ridiculed By World Press - And Rightly So - The sadness is Ralepelle should have been an inspirational story. After captaining the South African under-19 and under-21 sides, Ralepelle became the first black player and youngest man of any colour - at 20 - to lead a senior Springbok side that faced a World XV in a match in 2006.
31/07/2020 - International Rugby Set To Resume In October - An exciting programme of international matches is set to take place later this year after the World Rugby Council approved a temporary adjustment to Regulation 9 to accommodate the release of international players for revised 2020 windows. The adjustment to the regulation has been approved as a temporary measure to
31/07/2020 - Preview - Rebels Are Favourites Against Winless Western Force - The Force host the Rebels today in its Super Rugby AU round 5 clash at Leichhardt Oval in NSW @ 11:05 SA time. The Force are currently at the bottom of the log and are still looking for their first win after three games in the Super Rugby AU competition. The Force lost 0-24 against the Brumbies last week. The Rebels
31/07/2020 - Barrett Back To Fullback For Blues Against Highlanders - The Blues will host the Highlanders at the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on Sunday @ 05:35 SA Time in their round eight game in the Super Rugby Aotearoa competition. On the back of two straight wins, coach Leon MacDonald has resisted any change to his starting line-up for the third round of the Investec Super
31/07/2020 - Josh Ione At Ten For Highlanders Against the Blues - The Highlanders will host the Blues at the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on Sunday @ 05:35 SA Time in their round eight game in the Super Rugby Aotearoa competition. Coach Aaron Mauger has made one change and one positional change to his team that scored a last gasp victory over the Chiefs (21-17) last weekend. The
27/07/2020 - Ruggas TV - Aussies Sucks, Kiwis Shine And Boks In Trouble - Bart and I are a bit bored by the lack of South African rugby but did manage to discuss Super Rugby AU and Super Rugby Aotearoa. Bart was diplomatic when asked to pick his favourite to win Super Rugby Aotearoa and more so when we discussed the preparation of the Springboks for the Rugby Championship to be
30/07/2020 - Valke Fail To Pay Players On Time - Rugby union Valke could face legal action after they failed to pay staff and player wages in July, trade union Sports Employees Unite (SEU) have said according to Sport24. SEU CEO Piet Heymans expressed his disapproval of the Valke not paying their players on time without any notification to the players regarding the delay.
30/07/2020 - Sam Whitelock In His 150th Against The Chiefs - The Crusaders will face the Chiefs at the FMG Stadium, Waikato for their round eight game in the Super Rugby Aotearoa competition. Crusaders Head Coach Scott Robertson has made three changes to his twenty-three for the derby clash Saturday 09:05 SA time. The Chiefs is currently first on the Super Rugby Aotearoa competition
30/07/2020 - Aaron Cruden In His 100th Against The Crusaders - The Chiefs hosts the Crusaders in their final 2020 home game at FMG Stadium Waikato in round eight of Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa. Chiefs Head Coach Warren Gatland has made a handful of changes to his twenty-three for the derby clash Saturday 09:05 SA time. The Chiefs is currently last on the Super Rugby Aotearoa
30/07/2020 - Reds Make Eight Changes For Brumbies - The Reds will face the Brumbies in its round 5 Super Rugby AU clash at the GIO Stadium in Canberra on Saturday 11:15 SA time. Reds head coach Brad Thorn made eight changes to his side who had a bye last weekend. The Reds and are currently second on the Super Rugby AU competition log and is still unbeaten in the 2021 Super
30/07/2020 - One Change For Brumbies In Top Of The Table Clash Against The Reds - The Brumbies hosts the Reds in its round 5 Super Rugby AU clash at the GIO Stadium on Saturday 11:15 SA time. Brumbies coach Dan McKellar has made just the one change to the starting XV for the top of the table clash against the Queensland Reds. The Brumbies come off an impressive win over the
30/03/2020 - Isi Naisarani Back For Rebels Against Force - The Rebels face the Force on Friday in its Super Rugby AU round 5 clash, at Leichhardt Oval in NSW on Friday 11:05 SA time. The inclusion of Isi Naisarani Wallaby number 8 is one of several changes Coach Dave Wessels announced today from the team’s base in Terrigal. The Rebels come off an impressive win over the Waratahs
30/07/2020 - Force Welcome Back Skipper Against Rebels - The Force host the Rebels on Friday night in its Super Rugby AU round 5 clash at Leichhardt Oval in NSW on Friday 11:05 SA time. They will welcome back regular skipper Ian Prior and employ an exciting new centre combination in Richard Kahui and Kyle Godwin. Head coach Tim Sampson has made a total of eight changes and
30/07/2020 - Expect The Unexpected From The Bulls - Just like high fives were replaced by elbow-bumps since South Africa’s eight franchises returned to non-contact training since the COVID-19 lockdown regulations were eased, there were some notable changes when the Vodacom Bulls returned to Loftus Versfeld last week. There were quite a few personnel changes in Pretoria, but most
29/07/2020 - Cape Town Sevens Cancelled - The Cape Town leg of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series – provisionally scheduled for 4-6 December this year – has been cancelled due to the ongoing and dynamic global nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, World Rugby announced on Wednesday. The Dubai leg of the Series – with which the Cape Town event is paired – has also been cancelled. The events were due to be the
29/07/2020 - Добро пожаловать в россию - World Cup 2027 - Russian President Vladimir Putin has backed a surprise bid from Russia to host the 2027 Rugby World Cup. The Russian Rugby Federation, who finished bottom of Pool A at Japan 2019 has confirmed the country will bid to stage the tournament, competing against Australia who is the current favourites to earn host status. World Rugby’s official host bidding process
28/07/2020 - New Zealand Players Asked To Behave - New Zealand Rugby's referees boss Bryce Lawrence urge players to show more respect for those who hold the whistle the New Zealand Herald reported. According to Lawrence, there have been several incidents of crowding of referees or hostile behaviour through Super Rugby Aotearoa by aggrieved players.
28/02/2020 - No Place For Springboks In 2020 Northern Hemisphere Tournament - Jurie Roux, CEO SARU and Jaques Nienaber, Springbok coach stated in the past two weeks that if the Springboks' participation in the 2020 Rugby Champion does not materialise they would look to the Northern Hemisphere for competition. However, the BBC reported that England is likely to be in a four-team pool alongside Wales, Ireland and
27/07/2020 - Affies Confirmed As Noord/Suid Hosts In 2021 - Affies announced that they will be the host for the seventh Noord/Suid Tournament from 26 - 30 March 2021. The Fixtures of the event was announced a while ago and promises to be the best school festival in South Africa if the quality of schools that will attend are taken into account.
27/07/2020 - Gatland And B&I Lions Know How To Win - Nienaber - “Warren Gatland’s coaching ability and experience, and the teams he assembled on their two previous tours to Australia and New Zealand, speaks for itself,” said Nienaber. “The series victory in Australia was their first in 16 years since they beat the Boks in 1997, and we know how tough it is to get a win or a draw in New Zealand.
26/07/2020 - Blues Hang On To Win Against Brilliant Chiefs - Super Rugby Aotearoa has just gone to another level altogether! The Blues lead for most of their game against the Chiefs and managed to hold on to win 21-17. The Blues secured their second place on the log and are just two points behind log leaders the Crusaders but more heartbreak for the Chiefs who remain winless in a 17-21 loss.
26/07/2020 - Nienaber Refuse To Let The Springboks And South Africa Down - Springbok coach Jaques Nienaber explained the three phases for a successful return of the Springboks to test rugby to the Rapport newspaper. The Springboks is scheduled to play in the Rugby Championship that will be hosted in New Zealand from 07 November until 12 December this year. He admitted the commercial considerations
25/07/2020 - Brumbies Extend Unbeaten Record Against Western Force - The Brumbies extended their winning record against the Western Force to eight Super Rugby games in succession. Their last defeat to the Western Australian outfit came in Round 20, 2013. The Brumbies are still unbeaten in the 2020 Super Rugby AU competition and moved to the top of the log after this 24-0 win. It took the Brumbies just two
25/07/2020 - Hurricanes Held On For A Historic Win Against Crusaders - The Hurricanes ended the Crusaders' five years unbeaten streak at home when they hung onto a lead of two points to win 34-32. The Hurricanes moved up to the second place with 16 points on the log, only three points behind the Crusaders at the top. The Crusaders, however, played one game less. The two sides initially traded penalties with
25/07/2020 - Blues Desperate for A Win Against the Chiefs - The Blues will face the Chiefs on Sunday’s Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa match at Eden Park @ 05:35 SA Time. The Blues won the first game in the Super Rugby Aotearoa game in Round two with 24-12. The Blues lost to the Hurricanes (27-29) while the Chiefs lost to the Highlanders (31-33) last weekend. Sitting just four points behind the Crusaders on
25/07/2020 - Scott Mathie One Of The Happiest People In Kimberley - Now back in training and hoping to play in some competitive matches later this year, Mathie stressed the importance of following the necessary COVID-19 return to play protocols, adding that his troops were adapting well in the first week. “The key message to everyone was that the more adaptable we are, the better we will do,” said Mathie, who
24/07/2020 - Clinton Swart Jake's Flyhalf Solution - The Blue Bulls Company confirmed that 27-year-old Clinton Swart will join the Vodacom Bulls effective immediately. Swart is a versatile player who is an accomplished flyhalf with a proficient boot as a goal kicker and is also more than comfortable in the midfield. He represented the Pumas at Craven Week and Under 19 level before enrolling at the University of Pretoria.
24/07/2020 - The Rebels Win Their First Game In 2020 Super Rugby AU - The Melbourne Rebels won their first game in the 2020 Super Rugby AU competition when they beat the Waratahs with 29-10. The Rebels moved up to six log points to go even with the Waratahs. The Rebels had a try disallowed in the second minute of the first quarter but received a reward of sorts when they converted a penalty to 3-0. A
24/07/2020 - Can The Force Break A Seven-Year Drought Against Brumbies - The Brumbies will face the Western Force this Saturday at the Leichhardt Oval from on Saturday 11:15 SA Time. The Brumbies have won their last seven Super Rugby games against the Force in succession; their last defeat to the Western Australian outfit came in Round 20, 2013, they have never lost to them by a margin of more than
24/07/2020 - Can The Hurricanes break The Drought Against The Crusaders? - The Crusaders play the Hurricanes on Saturday in Auckland at the Orangetheory Stadium, 09:05 SA time. The Crusaders could almost certainly wrap up the competition with a bonus-point win, but the Hurricanes could come within one point of the leaders if they win. The Hurricanes won 29-27 against the Blues while the Crusaders
24/07/2020 - Etzebeth Extends Contract With Toulon - Toulon announced that Springbok lock Etzebeth signed a new deal with Toulon to keep him at the club until 2024. Etzebeth arrived at Toulon in December 2019 and had played eight times for Toulon all rugby was cancelled due to the Covid19 pandemic. Etzebeth will also assist in the coaching of the young players at the club, said Toulon.
24/07/2020 - Chiefs Change Three For Blues - The Chiefs will face the Blues on Sunday’s Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa match at Eden Park @ 05:35 SA Time. Gallagher Chiefs Head Coach Warren Gatland has made only three changes to his match-day squad. The Blues won the first game in the Super Rugby Aotearoa game in Round two with 24-12. The Blues lost to the Hurricanes (27-29) while the Chiefs
24/07/2020 - Beauden Barrett At Ten Against Chiefs - The Blues will face the Chiefs on Sunday’s Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa match against the Chiefs at Eden Park @ 05:35 SA Time. The Blues won the first game in the Super Rugby Aotearoa game in Round two with 24-12. The Blues lost to the Hurricanes (27-29) while the Chiefs lost to the Highlanders (31-33). Blake Gibson and Beauden Barrett will make
24/07/2020 - DHL Stormers To Face Saracens In London - The DHL Stormers and Saracens have announced their intention to play a high-profile game which would see the two teams face each other at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in 2021. Saracens, the DHL Stormers, Tottenham Hotspur, and the Rugby Football Union are currently working closely together with other stakeholders to confirm the details in line with evolving
24/07/2020 - Preview: Waratahs vs Rebels - The NSW Waratahs will face the Melbourne Rebels at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in Round 4 of Super Rugby AU competition today @ 11:05 SA Time. The Rebels comes off a bye last weekend and drew 18-18 against the Reds the week before while the Waratahs lost 23-24 against the Brumbies. The Rebels are still looking for their first win in the competition while the
23/07/20202 - Cheetahs Announce Final Squad For 2020 - Guinness PRO14 is set to resume on 21 Augusts but at this point, no dates have been fixed for the Guinness PRO14 derby games between the Toyota Cheetahs and the Isuzu Southern Kings. Due to the current conditions of the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa, both teams have only been allowed to return to non-contact training this week. PRO14 Rugby remains
23/07/2020 - One Step At A Time For DHL Stormers - The DHL Stormers players and coaches are excited to be back at training while adhering to the new COVID-19 regulations at the High-Performance Centre in Bellville. Having spent the last four months training on their own, the DHL Stormers squad took a big step forward this week after SARU announced that non-contact training for professional rugby teams could start
23/07/2020 - An All Australian Front-row For Brumbies vs Force - The Brumbies head coach Dan McKellar made several changes to the matchday squad that will face the Western Force this Saturday at the Leichhardt Oval from on Saturday 11:15 SA Time. The Western Force lost their game against the Reds (24-31) last weekend while the Brumbies just pipped the Waratahs (24-23). Powerhouse winger Solomone
23/07/2020 - Western Force Appoints New Captain Against Brumbies - The Western Force made four changes to the matchday squad that will face the ACT Brumbies this Saturday at the Leichhardt Oval from on Saturday 11:15 SA Time. The Western Force lost their game against the Reds (24-31) last weekend while the Brumbies just pipped the Waratahs (24-23). Lock Jeremy Thrush was appointed as the
23/07/2020 - Lam In 50th And Last Game For Hurricanes Against Crusaders - The Hurricanes has made two changes to their starting XV who will face the Crusaders at the Orangetheory Stadium in Christchurch on Saturday 09:05 SA Time. The Crusaders and Hurricanes are currently sitting first and third on the Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa standings table. While the Crusaders have won the last six Super
23/07/2020 - Two Injury-enforced Changes For Crusader vs Hurricanes - The Crusaders head coach Scott Robertson has made two injury-enforced changes to their starting XV who will face the Hurricanes at the Orangetheory Stadium in Christchurch on Saturday 09:05 SA Time. The Crusaders and Hurricanes are currently sitting first and third on the Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa standings table. While the Crusaders
23/07/2020 - Rebels Pick Trevor Hosea, Junior Wallaby For Waratahs - The Melbourne Rebels' has made three changes to their starting XV who will face the Waratahs at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in Round 4 of Super Rugby AU competition this Friday 11:05 SA Time. The Rebels comes off a bye last weekend and drew 18-18 against the Reds the week before. Victorian lock Trevor Hosea has rocketed
23/07/2020 - Waratahs Name Unchanged Side for Rebels - The NSW Waratahs' Head Coach, Rob Penney has named the same starting XV who will face the Melbourne Rebels at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in Round 4 of Super Rugby AU competition this Friday 11:05 SA Time. The Waratahs lost against the Brumbies (23-24) at ANZ Stadium last weekend. Tom Horton maintains his place in the starting
22/07/2020 - World Rugby Strongly Denied Claimed Bribes Paid To Vote For Newly Re-elected President - World Rugby released a statement that refuted the claims of bribery made by the Pacific Rugby Player Welfare who published a report expressing concern that an alleged bribe was made during May's World Rugby chair and vice-chair elections, encouraging the Fijian Rugby Union to back Bill Beaumont and Bernard.
22/07/2020 - Policeman Ordered To Loftus - The 33-year-old loosehead prop best epitomises the term ‘late bloomer’ as he only signed his first professional contract with the Emirates Lions back in 2013 and blossomed into a mainstay amongst the front-rowers, featuring in all three Vodacom Super Rugby finals played by the Lions. Van Rooyen, affectionately known as the Policeman due to his association with Pretoria
22/07/2020 - Cheetahs And Kings Excluded From Rest Of 2020 Pro14 Season - At this point, no dates have been fixed for the Guinness PRO14 derby games between the Toyota Cheetahs and the Isuzu Southern Kings. Due to the current conditions of the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa, both teams have only been allowed to return to non-contact training this week. PRO14 Rugby remains in constant dialogue with
22/07/2022 - Kings As Happy As "Kids With Their Hands In The Cookie Jar” To Be Back On The Field - The safety aspect of things starts early in the mornings as everyone has to fill in a COVID-19 and general wellness questionnaire and has to be screened by the doctor before training. “At training the players clean their hands after practically every length across the field, while they each have their own demarcated
22/07/2020 - Castle Lager Rugby Championship Scheduled For November 2020 - The World Rugby Executive Committee recommended a revised temporary 2020 international calendar on Wednesday, with the express objective of optimising recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic for the betterment of the global game at all levels. Seeking to reconcile the interests of the international game, the professional club game and
22/07/2020 - RuggasTV - We Talk To The Tuks Woman's Coach And Bulls President re Woman Rugby And It's Future - An interesting program with the main focus in woman rugby. I ask difficult questions which is answered with honesty. Riaan vd Merwe of Tuks is a very proud coach and manager and could not stop boasting with the Tuks performances. It is said that to make woman rugby popular, leagues and competitions need