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Currie Cup

Tricky clashes for early pacesetters

SA CUP PREVIEW: With the SA Cup fast approaching the halfway mark of the league phase, pace-setting Griquas will face their most difficult outing when they host third-placed Griffons in Kimberley.

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European Cup

The insights Saints have on the Bulls

INTERVIEW: The Saints will have some real insights on the Bulls, when the men in Black, Green and Gold tackle the visitors from Pretoria in a Champions Cup quarterfinal at Franklin's Gardens on Saturday.

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Countries

Bloem stadium gets new surface for Portugal Test

NEWS: The Free State Stadium, the iconic home of the Cheetahs, is set to undergo the yearly re-sowing of its playing surface starting Monday, April 15.

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European Cup

Gloucester v Ospreys - Teams and Prediction

CHALLENGE CUP QUARTERFINAL PREVIEW: Ospreys head coach Toby Booth has demanded that his players lift their game for their Challenge Cup quarterfinal at Gloucester on Friday.

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European Cup

VIDEO: The players who can take Sharks to the next level

SPOTLIGHT: The Sharks are proving that they can build depth with the youngsters they have in the system.

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European Cup

Euro semifinal to be played at Gaelic Football ground

NEWS: The European Professional Club Rugby organisation confirmed that Rugby Union could make a return to Dublin's iconic Croke Park.

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Latest News

Junior Boks bring in familiar faces for U20 Rugby Champs

SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: Five members of last year’s Junior Springbok squad were included in the 31-player touring group for the inaugural Under-20 Rugby Championship in Australia, that was announced by SA U20 head coach Bafana Nhleko on Thursday.

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European Cup

VIDEO: Jake's selection conundrum about more than just resting stars

WATCH as Bulls Director of Rugby Jake White talks about the selection conundrum he faces ahead of the Champions Cup quarterfinal face-off with Northampton Saints.

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Affies clash to showcase best of North and South

A strong Affies side will host an unbeaten Paarl Gymnasium outfit this weekend, while Grey College will be back in action against Outeniqua.

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Latest News

Madibaz: 'Tuks showdown a final'

PREVIEW: Madibaz coach David Manuel believes that his plucky charges have what it takes to beat Tuks in Pretoria and automatically qualify for next season's Varsity Cup.

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Countries

Bok stars top the charts as Kolbe suffers injury

JAPAN LEAGUE ONE PREVIEW: A couple of double World Cup-winning Springboks are topping the charts in some stat categories as Japan Rugby League One enters Round 13 this weekend.

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Currie Cup

CONFIRMED: Cheetahs bolster squad with four players from Wales

NEWS: The Cheetahs and Ospreys have revealed the next stage in their player development partnership

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European Cup

Willemse gets five-week ban

DISCIPLINARY UPDATE: Montpellier lock Paul Willemse has been suspended for five weeks following an independent Disciplinary Hearing arising from his club’s EPCR Challenge Cup Round of 16 match against Ulster last weekend.

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Super Rugby Pacific, Round Eight - Teams and Predictions

PREVIEW: Record-seeking TJ Perenara was named to start at scrumhalf in place of the injured Cam Roigard for the Hurricanes who face a huge challenge to their unbeaten Super Rugby record against the Chiefs at the weekend.

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Countries

Smaller balls to be a game-changer in women's game?

SPOTLIGHT: England women's coach John Mitchell believes smaller balls could be a valuable recruitment tool for women's rugby.

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European Cup

VIDEO: Bulls star reveals key to beating Premiership giants

VIDEO: Springbok and Bulls loose forward Nizaam Carr says one has to show toughness when playing Northampton Saints. 

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Countries

'A cut-throat sport': Rees-Zammit accepts NFL dream could be over in an instant

SPOTLIGHT: Wales star Louis Rees-Zammit accepts his ambition to forge an American football career with NFL champions Kansas City Chiefs could see him "cut at any point".

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European Cup

SA Rugby clears the air over Bulls' travel arrangements

SPOTLIGHT: SA Rugby has explained the Bulls' travel arrangements for the Bulls Champions Cup quarterfinal after Jake White expressed his dissatisfaction with the process.

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Currie Cup

VIDEO: Cheetahs aim to ready team for Currie Cup

VIDEO: Cheetahs coach Izak van der Westhuizen will use the SA Cup to get a settled side ready for the Currie Cup after their disappointing loss against Clermont in the Challenge Cup last weekend. 

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European Cup

VIDEO: Everitt's second bite at Sharks could be vicious

SPOTLIGHT: Edinburgh head coach Sean Everitt says his team's Challenge Cup quarterfinal against the Sharks presents an opportunity to right the wrongs of their United Rugby Championship defeat against the same opponents..

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European Cup

VIDEO: Bongi's Edinburgh warning ahead of Challenge Cup quarterfinal

SPOTLIGHT: Sharks star Bongi Mbonambi believes Edinburgh will be a much stronger unit this weekend in the Challenge Cup quarterfinals than when his team faced them in the United Rugby Championship not too long ago.

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European Cup

Nienaber shares Boks' play-off 'secret'

SPOTLIGHT: Jacques Nienaber has provided some insight into the Springboks' play-off formula as he aims to help Leinster progress further in this season's Champions Cup.

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Countries

VIDEO: Stormers CEO - SARU financial model needs to be 'revisited'

WATCH AS new Stormers CEO Johan le Roux explains what his biggest beef with the SARU financial model is.

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European Cup

Saints refusing to rule out star ahead of Bulls clash

SPOTLIGHT: Northampton boss Phil Dowson has refused to rule out George Furbank from Saturday's Champions Cup quarterfinal at home to the Bulls.

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Countries

England stand firm on overseas-based players rule

NEWS: Rugby Football Union CEO Bill Sweeney said there were no plans to alter rules banning overseas-based players from England duty despite several internationals joining French clubs.

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Latest News

Blackadder back from injury for embattled Crusaders

NEWS: All Black loose forward Ethan Blackadder will make a cautious return for the Crusaders on Friday after a horror run of injuries, head coach Rob Penney said Wednesday.

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'Deliberate physical abuse': Fiji star gets hefty ban

DISCIPLINARY UPDATE: Frank Lomani has been slapped with a six-game ban for his shocking elbow against his former side at the weekend.

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European Cup

VIDEO- 'Eight different flights not fair' says White on travel nightmare

VIDEO: Eight different airlines and destinations await the Bulls en route to their Champions Cup quarterfinal encounter with Northampton Saints at Franklin Gardens on Saturday evening. 

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European Cup

VIDEO: Bulls switch to 'Test match mode'

WATCH as Springbok scrumhalf Embrose Cheldon Papier speaks about the challenge of facing the Premiership's leading light on their home ground.

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Latest News

Ikeys coach: We’ll swing for the fences

SPOTLIGHT: The recent defeat in Potchefstroom has only strengthened UCT’s resolve ahead of a rematch with the NWU Eagles in the Varsity Cup semifinals.

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European Cup

VIDEO: Revealed - Why a name change was needed

WATCH as new Stormers CEO Johan le Roux explains the reasoning behind the name change of the professional arm of the franchise - from Western Province Professional Rugby to Stormers Rugby.

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European Cup

Have the Lions lost touch with reality?

ANALYSES: The Lions are the ultimate enigma of the game - showing plenty of promise, but also lack consistency.

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European Cup

Willemse in hot water

NEWS: Montpellier's Paul Willemse and Benetton's Giacomo Nicotera will be facing the music after they received red cards in the Challenge Cup over the weekend.

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Countries

France to face Ian Foster's World XV in Bilbao

NEWS: France will take on a World XV featuring England's Vunipola brothers Mako and Billy and Fijian centre Semi Radradra in Bilbao ahead of their tour to South America.

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Latest News

BREAKING: The name change that puts Stormers on a sound footing

NEWS: The professional arm of Western Province Rugby is undergoing a name change as part of the new chapter under the recent equity deal.

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European Cup

VIDEO: Skelton's amazing act of kindness after brutal collision

WATCH as Stade Rochelais' giant lock Will Skelton shows an extraordinary act of kindness in the midst of a brutal battle.

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Countries

Former All Black coach gets full-time role with England

NEWS: Andrew Strawbridge will join Steve Borthwick’s management team as an assistant coach and coaching advisor ahead of England’s tour to Japan and New Zealand.

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Dragons centre announces shock retirement at 29

NEWS: Dragons centre Jack Dixon has retired at the age of 29.

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Home semis for Eagles and Maties, UJ avoid relegation

ROUND SEVEN WRAP: Ahead of next week’s semifinals, it was all-out action in the last round-robin encounters of the 2024 Varsity Cup.

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Australia

'Landmark' prosecution for online abuse of World Cup official

NEWS: The outcome of a prosecution case for online hate has been hailed as ‘a landmark’ after a man in Australia was prosecuted for targeting a match official and his family online during last year's World Cup in France.

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Karl Dickson gets top billing

MATCH OFFICIAL APPOINTMENTS: Following a compelling start to the knock-out stages of the tournaments, EPCR announceD the referees for this weekend's quarterfinals of the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup.

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Latest News

Super Rugby rocked by 'racist' incident

REACTION: Super Rugby Pacific has been clouded by an allegation of racism.

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Countries

French rugby great Andre Boniface dies at 89

NEWS: Andre Boniface, one of French rugby's greatest players in the 1950s and 1960s, died in Bayonne on Monday at the age of 89, his family told AFP.

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Currie Cup

Three teams break away from rest in SA Cup

WRAP: The Griquas, Pumas and Griffons continued their winning streak in the third round of SA Cup, while there were also important wins for the Boland Cavaliers and the SWD Eagles.

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Countries

Foley's try in vain as Tokyo Bay go down to Lupus

WRAP: A try-scoring return by Wallaby Bernard Foley was not enough to keep the semifinal light flickering for Kubota Spear Tokyo Bay, who fell to their seventh loss of the season in a dramatic 20-22 defeat by Brave Lupus Tokyo in Japan's top tier rugby competition.

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European Cup

Kolisi's comeback lasted just 22 minutes

NEWS: South Africa’s Springbok captain Siya Kolisi was forced off after just 22 minutes in his comeback game for Racing 92 in their Champions Cup round of 16 match in Toulouse on Sunday.

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Milnerton heroics highlight the beauty of the school game

WRAP: Milnerton's never-say-die attitude earned them a memorable win over Rondebosch while the Paarl schools flexed their muscles on a big weekend for the schoolboy game.

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European Cup

Champions Cup: Quarterfinal matchups confirmed

NEWS: The quarterfinal line-ups for Europe's premier competition has been confirmed.

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European Cup

Challenge Cup: Quarterfinal matchups confirmed

NEWS: The quarterfinal line-ups for the EPCR Challenge Cup have been confirmed.

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European Cup

Connacht secures final quarterfinal berth

MATCH REPORT: In a thrilling final EPCR Challenge Cup Round of 16 game, flank Cian Prendergast settled the score in Connacht’s favour, as they ran out 40-30 winners over Section Paloise.

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European Cup

Sharks back on track as they sink Zebre

MATCH REPORT: The Sharks marched into the quarterfinals of the Challenge Cup with a resounding victory over Zebre Parma 47-3 at Kingspark on Sunday.

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European Cup

RECAP: Sharks v Zebre

READERS' FORUM: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Challenge Cup Round of 16 encounter between the Sharks and Zebre at Kings Park in Durban.

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European Cup

Stade Toulousain race past Racing

MATCH REPORT: Stade Toulousain eased past French rivals Racing 92, as they triumphed 31-7 in the Champions Cup Round of 16.

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European Cup

Saints march into Euro quarters, where the Bulls await

MATCH REPORT: Replacement George Hendy scored two second-half tries as Northampton Saints booked their place in the Champions Cup quarterfinals.

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European Cup

Ulster come back to earn quarterfinal berth

MATCH REPORT: Ulster overcame a 14-point deficit to earn a place in the EPCR Challenge Cup quarterfinal stage with a 40-17 victory over Montpellier on Sunday.

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European Cup

VIDEO: The non-PG half-time talk that sparked Stade Rochelais

WATCH as former Irish and Connacht utility forward Ultan Dillane and compatriot Donnacha Ryan review Stade Rochelais' win over the Stormers and a rematch with Leinster.

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Hong Kong SVNS - Men, Day Three

LIVE UPDATES: We bring you all the men's drama on Day Three at Hong Kong, Round Six of the SVNS World Series.

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Hong Kong SVNS - Women, Day Three

LIVE UPDATES: We bring you all the women's drama on Day Three at Hong Kong, Round Six of the SVNS World Series.

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Big guns flex their school muscles

WEEKEND RESULTS: Following the Easter weekend, the schools action produced a number of interesting derby results.

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European Cup

Cheetahs took Clermont close to dark place says coach

REACTION: The Cheetahs took three-time Challenge Cup winners Clermont close to a dark place in their Challenge Cup Round of 16 encounter in France on Saturday but the sands of time caught up with them. 

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Hooper reaches Hong Kong semis on sevens debut

NEWS: Michael Hooper's debut sevens tournament continues to prove a success with the Olympics-hunting Wallabies great enjoying cameo roles as both Australian sides marched to the semifinals in Hong Kong.

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European Cup

White takes a big swipe at SA Rugby

REACTION: Bulls Director of Rugby Jake White admits that he is frustrated with SA Rugby over their lack of communication around travel arrangements for the Champions Cup.

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European Cup

Gibson-Park stars as Leinster see off Leicester

CHAMPIONS CUP REPORT: Jamison Gibson-Park led Leinster to a 36-22 victory over Leicester Tigers in the Champions Cup Round of 16.

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European Cup

Ospreys keep Welsh flag flying

MATCH REPORT: Ospreys continued to fly the flag for Wales beating Sale Sharks 20-15 to reach the quarterfinals of the EPCR Challenge Cup.

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European Cup

Vellacott brace eases Edinburgh through

MATCH REPORT: A quick-fire brace from Ben Vellacott helped to power Edinburgh past Aviron Bayonnais 33-15 and into the EPCR Challenge Cup quarterfinal.

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European Cup

VIDEO: Stormers star's season could be over

WATCH as Stormers Director of Rugby John Dobson gives the kind of injury update no team wants.

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European Cup

Saracens get a rugby lesson in France

CHAMPIONS CUP REPORT: Union Bordeaux-Bègles, led by halfback pair Maxime Lucu and Matéo Garcia, were exquisite as they defeated Saracens 45-12 in the Champions Cup Round of 16.

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European Cup

Lions booted out by 14 men

MATCH REPORT: The Lions were booted out of the Challenge Cup by Benetton with 14 players as they were beaten 27-17 in Treviso on Saturday evening.

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European Cup

RECAP: Benetton v Lions

READERS' FORUM: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Challenge Cup Round of 16 encounter between Benetton and the Lions in Treviso.

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European Cup

Du Toit try not enough as Exeter hold off Bath

CHAMPIONS CUP REPORT: A trio of tries took Exeter Chiefs into the quarterfinal of the Champions Cup, as they beat Bath 21-15 in windy conditions at Sandy Park.

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European Cup

Stormers fall agonisingly short against Stade Rochelais

CHAMPIONS CUP REPORT: It was another thriller between the Stormers and Stade Rochelais, but this time it was the visitors who edged the match 22-21.

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European Cup

RECAP: Stormers v Stade Rochelais

READERS' FORUM: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Champions Cup Round of 16 encounter between the Stormers and Stade Rochelais in Cape Town.

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European Cup

Bulls thump Lyon to advance to Champions Cup quarterfinals

CHAMPIONS CUP REPORT: The Bulls secured their place in the last eight of this season's Champions Cup after they thumped Lyon 59-19 in Pretoria on Saturday.

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European Cup

Sad farewell for Cheetahs legend

MATCH REPORT: The Cheetahs bid a sad farewell to legend Ruan Pienaar as they suffered a 22-27 loss at the hands of Clermont in their Challenge Cup Round of 16 clash and made their exit from the competition on Saturday afternoon.

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Chiefs on the move after 10-try romp

SATURDAY WRAP: The Chiefs cantered over for 10 tries in a 68-12 drubbing of Moana Pasifika on Saturday - the most lop-sided Super Rugby scoreline in more than a year.

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European Cup

RECAP: Clermont v Cheetahs

READERS' FORUM: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Challenge Cup Round of 16 encounter between Clermont and the Cheetahs.

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European Cup

RECAP: Bulls v Lyon

READERS' FORUM: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Champions Cup Round of 16 encounter between the Bulls and Lyon Olympique Universitair at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria.

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Hong Kong SVNS - Men, Day Two

LIVE UPDATES: We bring you all the men's drama on Day Two at Hong Kong, Round Six of the SVNS World Series.

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Hong Kong SVNS - Women, Day Two

LIVE UPDATES: We bring you all the women's drama on Day Two at Hong Kong, Round Six of the SVNS World Series.

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Champions Cup, Round of 16 - teams and predictions

PREVIEW: Stormers Director of Rugby John Dobson readily accepted the 'underdog' tag as his team faces what he describes as "one of the best team teams in the world."

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Beale signs for the Force after court case

NEWS: Wallaby utility back Kurtley Beale has joined Super Rugby strugglers Western Force, as he resumes his career after being cleared of sexual assault.

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Tuks & Madibaz book home semifinals

ROUND SIX WRAP: With one round to go in the 2024 Varsity Shield competition, the teams for play-offs have now been decided.

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European Cup

Gloucester squeezes into last eight

MATCH REPORT: Fullback Santiago Carreras kicked Gloucester to a 30-25 win over Castres Olympique in their Challenge Cup Round of 16 clash.

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European Cup

Sharks-bound Bok scores as Quins survive second-half wobble

MATCH REPORT: Harlequins survived another second-half wobble as they beat Glasgow 28-24 in a European Champions Cup last-16 tie in the London rain on Friday.

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European Cup

Munster player's three-match ban upheld after appeal

DISCIPLINARY UPDATE: Munster's John Ryan will miss three games after an Appeal Panel upheld the original disciplinary panel decision following an appeal by Munster.

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European Cup

Saracens reveal extent of Farrell's injury

NEWS: Saracens star Owen Farrell has been ruled out for several weeks with a hamstring problem, with the flyhalf now set to miss a key part of the club's season.

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European Cup

Challenge Cup, Round of 16 - Teams and Predictions

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY PREVIEW: It is do or die for the three South African franchises in the Round of 16 of the Challenge Cup on Saturday.

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BREAKING: Kitshoff heading back to Cape Town

NEWS: Steven Kitshoff will be coming home to Cape Town next season, having signed a two-year deal to return to the fold.

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'He'll be the right man': Bok headlines French club takeover

NEWS: Flip van der Merwe was revealed as the new president of struggling second-division side Biarritz on Friday as part of a takeover that also includes the club's former players Shaun Hegarty and Marc Baget.

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Hong Kong SVNS - Men, Day One

LIVE UPDATES: We bring you all the men's drama on Day One at Hong Kong, Round Six of the SVNS World Series.

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European Cup

Huge challenge for new Cheetahs coach

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Cheetahs hooker Louis van der Westhuizen will run out in his 50th game for the Bloemfontein side when they face Clermont for their round of 16 clash in the Challenge Cup at Stade Marcel Michelin in France on Saturday.

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European Cup

No Nohamba as Lions make wholesale changes

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Hooker Jaco Visagie will lead the Lions against Italian outfit Benetton in a Challenge Cup Round of 16 clash at the Stadio Monigo on Saturday.

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Hong Kong SVNS - Women, Day One

LIVE UPDATES: We bring you all the women's drama on Day One at Hong Kong, Round Six of the SVNS World Series.

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European Cup

Sharks bank on more of the same

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Sharks coach John Plumtree has made two changes to the side that will host Zebre Parma for their Challenge Cup Round of 16 clash at Kingspark in Durban on Sunday.

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European Cup

Bulls reveal changes for Lyon showdown

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Bulls Director of Rugby Jake White has revealed his team for their Champions Cup Round of 16 clash against Lyon Olympique Universitaire in Pretoria on Saturday.

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European Cup

VIDEO: Cheetahs plan 'fitting' Ulster send-off for retiring Pienaar

WATCH as Cheetahs captain Victor Sekekete speaks about giving Ruan Pienaar a 'fitting send-off'.

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European Cup

Stormers get a major boost for Champions Cup play-off

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Experienced flank Deon Fourie will make his return from injury in one of four changes to the Stormers' starting XV for the Round of 16 clash with Stade Rochelais at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday.

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Countries

Italian young gun crowned Six Nations' best player for 2024

NEWS: Fans have named the 21-year-old Italy and Benetton centre, Tommaso Menoncello, as the 2024 Six Nations Player of the Championship.

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European Cup

VIDEO: Jake White on that 'wake-up call' in Dublin

WATCH as Bulls Director of Rugby tries to 'put into perspective' the current status of his team, after a heavy loss and ahead of a crucial European Cup outing.

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Funaki grabs two tries as Blues rout Western Force

SUPER RUGBY FRIDAY WRAP: Scrumhalf Taufa Funaki grabbed two tries Friday as the Blues romped to a 50-3 home thrashing of Super Rugby bottom side the Western Force.

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New schedule revealed for SA derbies

NEWS: A number of kick-off times have been adjusted for Round 18 of the United Rugby Championship on Saturday, June 1.

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'A distraction': NZ Rugby responds to calls for board to stand down

NEWS: New Zealand Rugby has issued a statement responding to the New Zealand Rugby Players Association’s (NZRPA) calls for the NZR board to stand down with immediate effect.

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Super Rugby Pacific, Round Seven - teams and predictions

PREVIEW: The Super Rugby Pacific competition prepares for the first wave of byes as teams start to build towards the Finals.

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European Cup

EXPLAINED: The reasons behind management shake-up at the Sharks

REACTION: The shake-up of the Sharks' management structures has been described as 'game changing' by owner Marco Masotti.

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Rampant Gimmies brace for Boland Landbou test

PREVIEW: The Paarl heavyweights will host the two biggest schoolboy clashes of the weekend, as normal service resumes in the wake of several action-packed Easter festivals.

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Habana rooting for Hoops

NEWS: Michael Hooper is ready to launch the late-career switch to sevens from the international 15-a-side game that proved beyond at least one rugby great - but Bryan Habana is convinced the Aussie workhorse will succeed where he failed.

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European Cup

Harlequins v Glasgow Warriors - teams and prediction

FRIDAY PREVIEW: The Champions Cup Round of 16 kicks off on Friday with a mouth-watering tie at Twickenham Stoop between Harlequins and Glasgow Warriors.

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Countries

Last chance saloon for Ludeke's Spears in Japan

ROUND 12 PREVIEW: Lose on Sunday against Brave Lupus in Round 12 of the Japan Rugby League Open and the defending champions’ title defence is realistically no more for coach Frans Ludeke's Kubota Spears.

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Countries

Siya Kolisi accepts his Bok fate after big career decision

REACTION: South Africa's two-time World Cup-winning skipper Siya Kolisi said he accepts he will lose the Springbok captaincy as he is based abroad.

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European Cup

Gloucester v Castres Olympique - Teams and prediction

FRIDAY PREVIEW: Gloucester head coach George Skivington has demanded a return to winning ways in his club’s Challenge Cup Round of 16 tie with Castres Olympique at Kingsholm on Friday.

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European Cup

Bad news for Munster as prop cops ban

DISCIPLINARY UPDATE: Prop John Ryan will miss Munster's Champions Cup match against Northampton Saints after he was handed a suspension.

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Currie Cup

VIDEO: Cheetahs will showcase their DNA in SA Cup

ROUND THREE PREVIEW: Two of the highlights of the third round SA Cup involve repeats of last year’s Currie Cup Premier and First Division finals, with the Cheetahs hosting the Pumas in Bloemfontein, while the Falcons travel to Wellington to take on the Boland Kavaliers.

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WSU seek balance ahead of CPUT arm-wrestle

PREVIEW: WSU coach Thembani Mkhokheli has called on his attack-minded charges to produce a sharper defensive showing in the Varsity Shield ‘quarterfinal’ against CPUT on Friday.

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New management key for BlitzBoks in Hong Kong

SPOTLIGHT: BlitzBoks coaches can hardly ask for a more daunting start to their HSBC SVNS career than what is facing Philip Snyman, the South Africa Sevens’ new interim head coach, this weekend, but the 37-year-old will take it in his stride.

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European Cup

How Siya's advice got fellow Springbok back on track

ONE-ON-ONE AUDIENCE: Aphelele Onke Okuhle Fassi is once again producing the form that saw him appear on the Springbok radar in 2021.

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France prop suspended for domestic violence

NEWS: France prop Wilfrid Hounkpatin received a 12-month suspended prison sentence for domestic violence after attacking his partner.

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KZN schools continue epic rivalry

NEWS: Two schoolboy rugby powerhouses continue their rivalry that started back in 1921 when Glenwood High and Maritzburg College face off in the Premier Interschools this weekend.

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Van Graan: 'One of the best in Europe'

NEWS: Bath confirmed that Sam Underhill has renewed his contract at the club, keeping him at The Rec until 2026.

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European Cup

Munster provide fresh update on Snyman ahead of Champions Cup play-off

INJURY UPDATE: Munster provided a positive update on Springbok lock RG Snyman on Wednesday.

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Scotland star 'devastated' after broken arm ends season

REACTION: Saracens loose forward forward Andy Christie said on Wednesday he is "devastated" he will miss the rest of the season with a broken arm.

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European Cup

VIDEO: The good and the bad of Bulls' medical update

WATCH as Bulls Director of Rugby Jake White gives an injury update at the start of their build-up to their Champions Cup Round of 16 encounter with Lyon Olympique Universitaire.

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European Cup

VIDEO: Lions to 'braai' in Italy

SPOTLIGHT: You can take the man out of South Africa, but you can't take the braai out of the South African man.

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European Cup

VIDEO: 'Dillyn has told them about our DNA'

SPOTLIGHT: The reunions will continue for the Stormers this weekend when they welcome Stade Rochelais to Cape Town Stadium for their Champions Cup Round of 16 match.

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PREVIEW: Hong Kong Sevens

ROUND SIX: The famous Hong Kong Stadium atmosphere is set to welcome the world’s best men’s and women’s Sevens teams.

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Countries

VIDEO: The lowdown on Wilco's Bok dream

SPOTLIGHT: As the top South African franchises gear up for Champions Cup action, this weekend will also be a perfect opportunity for players to impress the Springboks' management.

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European Cup

VIDEO: Cheetahs park 'fear factor' and 'big guy' syndrome

WATCH as new Cheetahs coach Izak van der Westhuizen explains the value of having played and lost to a star-studded Toulon in a Challenge Cup Round of 16 encounter last year.

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European Cup

'He's going to hurt you': Willemse sends warning to teammates

SPOTLIGHT: After facing Stade Rochelais in a Champions Cup pool match in December, the Stormers are well aware of the threats that the French juggernauts pose ahead of Saturday's Round of 16 tie in Cape Town.

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European Cup

Munster face anxious wait on Bok's injury verdict

INJURY NEWS: Munster have a major concern as Springbok lock RG Snyman might be a doubt for the upcoming Champions Cup round of 16 match against Northampton Saints on Sunday.

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Saracens raid Crusaders' resources to fill Farrell void

TRANSFER NEWS: Saracens announced the signing of Fergus Burke from the Crusaders on a long-term deal.

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VIDEO: One of the greats says goodbye

NEWS: The most-capped All Black in history has made a decision on his future.

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All Blacks suffer major scrumhalf blow

INJURY UPDATE: All Black scrumhalf Cam Roigard is set to be sidelined for at least six months after rupturing a knee ligament, his Super Rugby team the Hurricanes said Wednesday.

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Dobson's ultimate mission as DOR

SPOTLIGHT: The Stormers will be one of the elite clubs in the world, newly-appointed Director of Rugby John Dobson stated.

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Varsity Cup permutations: Bonus-points key

SPOTLIGHT: A brutally competitive Varsity Cup campaign will come to a head next Monday when the playoff qualifiers joust for a top-two finish to the league phase.

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BlitzBok playmaker to hit the ground running in Hong Kong

SPOTLIGHT: Watching from the sidelines wasn’t easy for Dewald Human, but now that the BlitzBok playmaker is back from injury, he is ready to help and make a difference to the Springbok Sevens’ fortunes in Hong Kong.

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Champions Cup Rankings: La Rochelle to miss Final?

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: The Champions Cup returns with the Round of 16, as the world’s best clubs do battle in the hopes of making this year’s final on May 25 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

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BlitzBoks to play with no fear under Snyman

SPOTLIGHT: BlitzBok captain Selvyn Davids says his team can't be scared of making mistakes as they play their first tournament under new head coach Philip Snyman.

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Samoa unveil their coach for 2027 World Cup

NEWS: Former Samoa captain Mase Mahonri Schwalger has been appointed head coach of the national side through to the end of the 2027 World Cup in Australia.

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Another Kiwi takes up position on the Wallabies' coaching staff

NEWS: Wallaby coach Joe Schmidt has enticed another vastly experienced New Zealander to join his support team.

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European Cup

Premiership club 'fined' after salary cap breach

NEWS: Leicester Tigers have paid an 'over-run tax' from Premiership Rugby relating to a breach of salary cap regulations during the 2019/20 season.

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Cheetahs' Euro dream suffers injury setback

TEAM UPDATE: The Cheetahs suffered a significant setback ahead of their trip to France for a Challenge Cup Round of 16 face-off with Clermont at Stade Marcel Michelin on Saturday.

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Road to the play-offs: Who can catch Leinster?

SPOTLIGHT: Some big statements were made in the United Rugby Challenge over the weekend as the bulk of the teams head into the knock-out stages of the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup, with the last 16 and quarterfinal ties on successive weekend.

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'Things need to change': NZ star wants to follow in Boks' footsteps

SPOTLIGHT: Star loose forward Ardie Savea believes New Zealand Rugby (NZR) should consider changing their eligibility rules for the All Blacks.

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Ferrari jibe: Smit and Masotti smoking the peace pipe?

REACTION: Sharks owner Marco Masotti and former Springbok captain John Smit are playing down the social media fall-out over Smit's Ferrari jibe last week.

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Sharks' World Cup star doubtful for big Euro date

INJURY UPDATE: The Sharks look set to be without the services of one of their World Cup Springboks when they resume their European Challenge Cup campaign next week.

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Stormers in for a 'Test match' against Euro Champs says Dobson

REACTION: The Stormers Director of Rugby John Dobson admitted he finds himself in a tricky position following his team's hard-fought 13-7 win over Ulster in the United Rugby Championship Round 13 clash.

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Fired-up Stade Rochelais heads to Cape Town

EURO SPOTLIGHT: It will be an ameliorated Stade Rochelais that will arrive in Cape Town on Saturday, for their Champions Cup Round 16 face-off with the Stormers.

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Van Rhyn's injury mars Sale Sharks' win over Exeter Chiefs

MATCH REPORT: Tom Roebuck scored a hat-trick of tries as Sale Sharks kept their hopes alive of claiming a Premiership play-off spot by blowing away Exeter Chiefs 41-5 in a breathtaking display at the AJ Bell Stadium.

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SA's next gen deliver incredible Easter festivals

SCHOOLS SPOTLIGHT: The long Easter Weekend means it is FESTIVAL time for talented young players in South Africa.

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RFU 'sorry' for South African's sin-bin error

REACTION: Just a week after a very controversial decision during Saracens' win over Harlequins, the Rugby Football Union found themselves in another Premiership match saga.

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No surprises as Currie Cup teams march on

ROUND TWO WRAP: The four Currie Cup sides continued their strong start in the SA Cup when all of them registered convincing victories in this weekend’s second-round matches, while there was also a good win for the SWD Eagles.

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VIDEO - White: 'To be where Leinster is, takes time - we need time'

VIDEO: Jake White, the Bulls' Director of Rugby, said his side was not in pieces after their disappointing loss at the hands of Leinster in their United Rugby Championship clash at the RDS Arena in Dublin this past Friday.

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Van Rooyen: 'We need to be better'

REACTION: A desponded Lions coach Ivan van Rooyen used the words ‘bitterly disappointed’ and ‘need to be better’ in his post-match interview after his sides’ 21-36 loss to Ospreys in the United Rugby Championship on Saturday.

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Rowe treble helps Glasgow Warriors thump Scarlets

MATCH REPORT: Scotland wing Kyle Rowe scored a hat-trick of tries as Glasgow Warriors climbed into second place in the United Rugby Championship by blowing away the ill-disciplined Scarlets 45-3 in Llanelli.

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Munster victory boost their top-four bid

MATCH REPORT: Jack Crowley scored a second half try and kicked the clinching 74th-minute penalty in Munster's 20-15 United Rugby Championship win over Cardiff at Thomond Park.

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Folau makes try-scoring comeback in Japan

NEWS: Dual-code international Israel Folau has taken just four minutes to put himself on the scoresheet in Japan Rugby League One on his return after a nine-month absence.

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RECAP: Stormers v Ulster

READERS' FORUM: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of the United Rugby Championship Round 13 encounter between the Stormers and Ulster in Cape Town.

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Stormers edge Ulster in Cape Town arm-wrestle

MATCH REPORT: The Stormers came from behind to record a gritty 13-7 win over Ulster in a United Rugby Championship arm-wrestle in Cape Town on Saturday.

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Sharks continue to climb

MATCH REPORT: The Sharks continued their climb away from the United Rugby Championship basement, with a 23-13 win over Edinburgh at Kings Park in Durban on Saturday.

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RECAP: Ospreys v Lions

READERS' FORUM: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of the United Rugby Championship Round 13 encounter between Ospreys and the Lions in Swansea.

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Brace for Bok secures Quins win, Bristol downs Gloucester

SATURDAY WRAP: André Esterhuizen scored a brace in Harlequins’ victory over Bath at Twickenham on Saturday after the visitors fought back from 37 points down to set up a momentous finish.

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Ospreys teach slovenly Lions a lesson

MATCH REPORT: The Ospreys moved into the top eight of the United Rugby Championship with a 36-21 bonus-point victory over thwe Lions in Swansea on Saturday.

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Benetton snatch last-gasp victory over Connacht

MATCH REPORT: Benetton boosted their United Rugby Championship play-off hopes with a dramatic 18-14 win over Connacht at Stadio Monigo.

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RECAP: Sharks v Edinburgh

READERS' FORUM: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of the United Rugby Championship Round 13 encounter between the Sharks and Edinburgh at Kings Park in Durban.

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All Black concern as Hurricanes crush Highlanders

SUPER SATURDAY WRAP: Cam Roigard scored a try, set up two others and limped off injured as the Hurricanes crushed the Highlanders 47-12 to maintain their dominant start to the Super Rugby Pacific season.

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Leinster makes statement against bumbling Bulls

MATCH REPORT: Irish powerhouse Leinster made a serious statement of intent with a comprehensive 47-14 United Rugby Championship win over the Bulls at the RDS Arena in Dublin on Friday.

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VIDEO: Bulls sweating over World Cup winner's injury

WATCH as Bulls Director of Rugby Jake White gives an injury update after the Bulls' URC loss to Leinster on Friday.

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VIDEO: The 'Irishman' who braais like a Springbok

WATCH as two-time World Cup winner Steven Kitshoff joins fellow Springboks Rudy Paige and Juan De Jongh for a very enjoyable and informative chat about all matters rugby - on and off the field.

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Log-leaders Saints hand Sarries a reality check

PREMIERSHIP FRIDAY WRAP: Northampton Saints showed why they are top of the Premiership table, producing a special performance to beat champions Saracens 41-30.

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Dragons start the move away from basement

MATCH REPORT: Dragons moved off the bottom of the United Rugby Championship table with a comfortable 20-13 win over fellow strugglers Zebre at Rodney Parade.

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RECAP: Leinster v Bulls

READERS' FORUM: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of the United Rugby Championship Round 13 encounter between Leinster and the Bulls at the RDS Arena in Dublin.

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CONFIRMED: Rees-Lightning lands NFL contract

NEWS: Wales star Louis Rees-Zammit has signed a deal with the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs.

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Currie Cup

Home-ground advantage key in SA Cup

ROUND TWO PREVIEW: Four teams that started on the losing side in the opening round of the new SA Cup competition will be looking to make their home-ground advantage count in the second round this weekend.

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URC, Round 13 - Teams and Predictions

SATURDAY PREVIEW: Steven Kitshoff's return to Cape Town in the colours of Ulster has dominated the build-up to Saturday's United Rugby Championship clash against the Stormers.

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Crusaders stun Chiefs to end losing streak

SUPER RUGBY WRAP: Wing Johnny McNicholl grabbed two tries Friday as defending Super Rugby Pacific champions Crusaders snapped a five-game losing streak with a 37-26 home win over the Chiefs to claim their first victory this season.

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Boks will be 'scarier'

SPOTLIGHT: Star loose forward Ardie Savea has sent a warning to his All Black teammates about a "scarier" Springbok team that awaits them later this year.

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Big Lions milestone for Van Der Merwe

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Wing Edwill van der Merwe will earn his 50th Lions cap when his team take on Ospreys in the United Rugby Championship Round 13 match on Saturday.

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VIDEO: Bulls ready for the 'Nienaber factor'

WATCH as Bulls Director of Rugby Jake White explains how his team will deal with the Jacques Nienaber factor when they face Leinster at the RDS on Friday.

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Plumtree reveals new plan for young gun Hooker

SPOTLIGHT: Sharks head coach John Plumtree said he is eager to test Ethan Hooker at outside centre at some stage during Saturday’s United Rugby Championship Round 13 clash against Edinburgh.

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Willemse returns to midfield role for Ulster clash

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Stormers Director of Rugby John Dobson has revealed his team to face Ulster in a United Rugby Championship Round 13 match on Saturday.

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Kolisi expected to return for Racing 92

TOP 14 PREVIEW: The Racing 92 supporters will be hoping for some good news as their team takes Clermont in the Top 14 clash on Saturday.

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REPORT: NFL champions reach deal with Rees-Zammit

UPDATE: Welsh star Louis Rees-Zammit has agreed to terms of a deal with the reigning NFL champion Kansas City Chiefs, according to multiple US and European reports.

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'It still stings': Savea targets Bok series after 'processing' RWC defeat

SPOTLIGHT: All Black legend Ardie Savea says he is using the experience of losing a World Cup Final to the Boks to better himself as he sets his sights on the two-Test series in South Africa later this year.

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Forward duo to end England careers with Toulon move

NEWS: England forwards Kyle Sinckler and Lewis Ludlam will join Toulon on three-year deals next season, the French club's president Bernard Lemaitre said on Thursday.

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URC, Round 13 - teams and predictions

FRIDAY PREVIEW: The Bulls are relishing the opportunity to 'measure themselves' against one of the greatest teams in the game, Leinster, in a top-of-the-table face-off in Dublin on Friday.

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Lions prop cops three-week ban with built-in discount

NEWS: The Lions will be without gargantuan prop Asenathi Ntlabakanye for at least the next two games.

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Bulls take some serious beef to the RDS face-off

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Bulls Director of Rugby Jake White made a number of changes to the match day, for a top-of-the-table United Rugby Championship encounter with Leinster at the RDS Arena on Friday.

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VIDEO: Sharks - the Ferrari without a gearbox

WATCH as retired Springbok and former Sharks CEO John Smit makes a bold statement about the status of the Sharks.

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Sharks reveal scary front row for Edinburgh clash

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Sharks head coach John Plumtree has made a number of changes to his starting XV for Saturday's United Rugby Championship Round 13 match against Edinburgh in Durban.

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There's no fight like a 'Bloem fight'

SPOTLIGHT: The Cheetahs received a timely boost as they ramp up their preparations for their Challenge Cup Round of 16 tie against Clermont next week.

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BlitzBoks welcome back key quartet for Hong Kong

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Philip Snyman, interim coach of the South African team, has made four changes to the squad for the next HSBC SVNS tournament - next weekend in Hong Kong.

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CPUT recharge ahead of WSU 'quarterfinal'

PREVIEW: Coach Alastair Theys says that the two-time Varsity Shield champions have identified the clash against WSU as a potential turning point in their season.

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VIDEO: 'Lekker' to be underdogs

VIDEO: It will almost be déjà vu for Johan Grobbelaar when they take on Irish giants Leinster in a cold Dublin in the United Rugby Championship on Friday.

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Super Rugby Pacific, Round Six - teams and predictions

PREVIEW: Round Six of Super Rugby Pacific throws up some great match-ups as teams start to make their push towards the play-offs.

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Wallaby legend to make Sevens debut in Hong Kong

NEWS: Michael Hooper is set to make his Sevens debut for Australia at the prestigious Hong Kong tournament, it was announced Thursday, as the Wallabies Test veteran bids for a place at the Paris Olympics.

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VIDEO: Former Bok coach will prep Leinster says Bulls captain

VIDEO: Bulls captain Ruan Nortje reckons Jacques Nienaber, senior coach at Leinster, will use his knowledge of the South African players to prepare his team for the big United Rugby Championship clash in Dublin on Friday.

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VIDEO: We're not a big money team of 'Galácticos'.

EXCLUSIVE: In part three of his one-on-one with @king365ed Fynbos Ekwiteit boss and new Stormers CEO Johan le Roux reveals how he will assist the franchise in remaining a leading light in the game, including servicing existing debts.

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REVEALED: Details behind players' stand-off with SARU

UPDATE: Broken promises and an about turn are at the centre of an arbitration hearing between the national players' union, MyPlayers, and the South African Rugby Union.

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RFU statement: TMO 'disappointed' with distraction over Farrell incident

REACTION: The Rugby Football Union has issued a statement on the controversy surrounding the TMO's decision not to review potential foul play on Owen Farrell during Saracens' win over the Harlequins.

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Slipper to become Australia's most-capped Super player

NEWS: Veteran prop James Slipper will etch his name in the history books when he returns to the Brumbies' starting XV for Saturday night's pivotal Super Rugby Pacific derby against the Reds.

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USA last hurdle for Springbok women on tour

The Springbok Women are determined to finish their European tour on a high and deliver a commanding performance when they face the USA on Saturday.

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SA-born Scotland star to hang up his boots

NEWS: Scotland and Edinburgh tighthead prop WP Nel will retire at the end of the season.

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New Zealand Rugby plans sweeping 'once-in-a-generation' reform

NEWS: New Zealand Rugby proposed a "once-in-a-generation" overhaul of its leadership structure Wednesday, setting the stage for a power struggle at the top of the country's most popular sport.

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Junior Boks to face old foes in Rugby Champs U20 opener

SPOTLIGHT: SANZAAR has announced the match schedule and venue for the inaugural Rugby Championship Under-20 tournament.

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Stormers aim for 'greater heights' with new leadership structure

NEWS: The Stormers have taken the next steps in their goal of being a "global rugby powerhouse".

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VIDEO: Boks can put 'fly the flag' debacle behind them

REACTION: The Springboks will continue to fly the national flag on the global stage following the approval of the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) Amendment Bill by the National Assembly.

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VIDEO: White's verdict on Moodie's centre role

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Bulls Director of Rugby Jake White does not doubt that Canan Moodie will rectify his errors following his first performance at outside centre for the franchise.

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Willie Le Roux is the perfect 15 admits Ireland star

SPOTLIGHT: Jordan Larmour has hailed Willie le Roux as a player who “ticks all the boxes as a 15” as the two international fullbacks prepare to meet this weekend.

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URC, Round 13 - Referee Appointments

NEWS: The match officials appointments of the United Rugby Championship Round 13 fixtures have been confirmed,

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UJ desperate to clear relegation ‘danger zone’

SPOTLIGHT: Coach Jonathan Mokuena believes that UJ have what it takes to beat UWC next week and avoid a promotion-relegation battle with the Varsity Shield runners-up.

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VIDEO: Everitt 'will definitely want to prove a point' says Sharks star

SPOTLIGHT: Sharks prop Vincent Koch says Edinburgh Sean Everitt will be heading to Durban with some "extra motivation".

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Boks in firing line as retiring Raynal calls for fewer subs

NEWS: French international referee Mathieu Raynal asked for fewer replacement thus taking aim at the Springboks with their 7-1 split as he announced his retirement from rugby.

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South African coach to lift URC trophy?

SPOTLIGHT: As the third edition of the United Rugby Championship starts to move towards the business end of the tournament, South African coaches are flexing their muscles in the race for the top eight and Champions Cup qualification.

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Highlanders centre suspended for three weeks

NEWS: Highlanders centre Tanielu Tele’a has been suspended for three weeks after his red card during the defeat to the Chiefs on Saturday.

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VIDEO: Stormers recall loosehead prop as Kitshoff 'reunion' looms

SPOTLIGHT: The Stormers find themselves in a very complex scenario. They are in the middle of a loosehead crisis while their two-time World Cup-winning prop Steven Kitshoff returns to Cape Town this weekend.

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French referee calls time on career

NEWS: France’s Mathieu Raynal will retire from refereeing following the July international window.

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VIDEO: Disentangling WPRFU, WPPR and the commercial chaos

EXCLUSIVE: In part two of his one-on-one with @king365ed Fynbos Ekwiteit’s Johan le Roux elucidates the split between WPPR and WPRFU, as well as commercial chaos that once lingered in Cape Town.

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Eagles rise to the top, UCT slaughter UWC

ROUND SIX WRAP: Defending champions NWU Eagles survived a late onslaught by CUT Ixias away from home to reclaim the top spot after Round Six of the 2024 Varsity Cup.

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VIDEO: Leinster the benchmark for Bulls says Jake White

REACTION: Bulls Director of Rugby Jake White has hailed Leinster as the benchmark as the two teams prepare for the top-of-the-table United Rugby Championship clash.

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England centurion retires from Test rugby

NEWS: Scrumhalf Danny Care said on Monday playing for England "meant an awful lot" to him after announcing his retirement from Test rugby.

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VIDEO: All eyes on Everitt as Edinburgh head to Durban

SPOTLIGHT: After leaving Cape Town Stadium empty-handed, Edinburgh head coach Sean Everitt is now turning his attention to his former team in Durban.

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Ulster sweat over playmaker ahead of Stormers clash

INJURY UPDATE: Ulster could be forced to make some changes to their matchday squad for Saturday's United Rugby Championship Round 13 clash against the Stormers in Cape Town.

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Van Graan: 'We've won nothing yet'

REACTION: Bath boss Johann van Graan warned "we've won nothing yet" after his side went second in the English Premiership with a 42-24 victory at home to Sale Sharks.

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Dupont can't save Toulouse

ROUND 19 WRAP: Toulouse welcomed back star scrumhalf Antoine Dupont on Sunday, but the French champions still slipped to a roller-coaster 28-31 loss to Bordeaux in the Top 14.

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Currie Cup

Currie Cup sides reign supreme in SA Cup's opening round

ROUND ONE WRAP: The four Currie Cup sides all reigned supreme in the first round of the inaugural SA Cup, which was played over the weekend, while Eastern Province won a thrilling contest against the Falcons in Gqeberha.

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Lions' historic Galway win sets up exciting play-off race

PREVIEW: The Lions produced what must surely rank as the performance of Round 12 by thrashing the proud Irish province in Galway.

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VIDEO: 'You almost want two of them to get injured'

SPOTLIGHT: Stormers head coach John Dobson admitted that he has some good selection headaches to contend with when it comes to his backline players.

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Lions have 'belief' after Galway heroics

REACTION: Lions head coach Ivan van Rooyen says his side will be riding a wave of confidence after they recorded 38-14 win over Connacht in Galway on Saturday.

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Russell steers Bath to second spot

PREMIERSHIP REPORT: Bath powered into second place on their return to Premiership action with a bonus-point 42-24 victory over struggling Sale Sharks.

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REPORT: Bok set to retire after 19 years

NEWS: Springbok loose forward Willem Alberts is reportedly set to retire at the end of the current United Rugby Championship (URC) season.

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Spotlight on grandmaster: Willie Le Roux

The double World Cup winner Willie Le Roux may be 34 now, but there are no signs of his powers waning.

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VIDEO: Stormers talisman in race to face French giants

WATCH as Stormers coach John Dobson gives an update on the status of injured utility star Deon Fourie ahead of a crucial European outing.

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Plumtree breathes a sigh of relief

REACTION: It is all smiles and happiness in Durban after the Sharks ended their five-match losing streak in the United Rugby Championship on Saturday.

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VIDEO: Kolbe dazzles in defeat

JAPAN LEAGUE ONE WRAP: Sungoliath remained third in the Japan League One standings after a remarkable match against the Eagles mirrored their dramatic victory over Verblitz a week ago, only in reverse.

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Crusaders' season could 'spiral uncontrollably'

REACTION: Coach Rob Penney said the Crusaders' season could "spiral uncontrollably" after New Zealand's traditional Super Rugby powerhouses slumped to the bottom of the competition standings.

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VIDEO - 'We are in trouble': Dobson reveals Stormers' loosehead crisis

REACTION: Stormers head coach John Dobson confirmed that his team will be in the market for a loosehead prop in the coming days.

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Sarries make statement with Quins rout

WRAP: Mark McCall has admitted even he was surprised by the scale of Saracens' dominance in a crushing 52-7 victory over Harlequins.

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Bulls leave it late for bonus-point win

MATCH REPORT: The Bulls cemented second place on the United Rugby Championship standings with a 31-10 bonus-point win over the hapless Dragons at Rodney Parade in Newport on Saturday.

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Leinster cruise clear at the top

MATCH REPORT: United Rugby Championship leaders Leinster continued their relentless play-off push by beating Zebre 31-7 in Parma.

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RECAP: Dragons v Bulls

READERS' FORUM: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of the United Rugby Championship Round 12 encounter between the Dragons and Bulls at Rodney Parade in Newport.

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Fourteen-man Lions break South Africa's Galway drought

MATCH REPORT: Despite playing with a man down for 65 minutes, the Lions produced their best performance of the season to become the first South African team to win at Galway's Sportsground.

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RECAP: Connacht v Lions

READERS' FORUM: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of the United Rugby Championship Round 12 encounter between Connacht and the Lions at the Sportsground in Galway.

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South African hooker helps Scarlets stun Benetton

MATCH REPORT: Replacement hooker Eduan Swart scored a last-minute try to rejuvenate Scarlets’ United Rugby Championship season with only their third win of their league campaign – a 16-13 comeback victory over Benetton.

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Hartzenberg stars as Stormers dismantle Edinburgh

MATCH REPORT: The Stormers bounced back in fine fashion, beating Edinburgh 43-21 in Round 12 of the United Rugby Championship.

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RECAP: Stormers v Edinburgh

READERS' FORUM: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of the United Rugby Championship Round 12 encounter between the Stormers and Edinburgh in Cape Town.

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Bok-laden Sharks bash Ulster into submission

MATCH REPORT: A full-strength Sharks made a big statement, recording their first-ever United Rugby Championship win over Ulster at Kings Park on Saturday.

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RECAP: Sharks v Ulster

READERS' FORUM: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of the United Rugby Championship Round 12 encounter between the Sharks and Ulster at Kings Park in Durban.

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Hapless Crusaders sink further into the abyss

SUPER RUGBY SATURDAY WRAP: The hapless Crusaders sunk to a new Super Rugby low on Saturday with the Blues handing them their fifth successive defeat.

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Tuks continue to dominate

ROUND FIVE WRAP: For the second week in a row, UP-Tuks swept past their opponents when they thoroughly beat UKZN in Round Five of the Varsity Shield competition.

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VIDEO: The missing piece in Bok puzzle

SPOTLIGHT: Former Springbok centre Robbie Fleck believes the Springboks will spring a few surprises on attack against Ireland in July.

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Wales' coy reply to Georgia's cheeky challenge

REACTION: Six Nations flops Wales gave a coy reply on Friday to a cheeky challenge from Georgia to a rugby Test later this year, saying only "we'll be in touch".

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VIDEO - Fleck: 'Farrell is being dead honest about Boks'

WATCH as Boks Office guest Robbie Fleck weighs in on the "best team in the world" debate.

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Bristol give Premiership leaders a rugby lesson

PREMIERSHIP FRIDAY WRAP: English Premiership leaders Northampton suffered a shock 21-52 thrashing against Bristol on Friday to end their six-match unbeaten run.

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Glasgow fight back to beat Cardiff

URC REPORT: Glasgow Warriors fought back from a 0-13 half-time deficit to claim a hard-fought 17-13 home victory over Cardiff and move joint top of the United Rugby Championship.

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Snyman scores as Munster see off Ospreys

URC REPORT: Munster wing Sean O’Brien scored two tries to put a huge dent in Ospreys’ hopes of an end-of-season play-off spot with a 27-17 win.

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EXCLUSIVE: One-on-one with the Stormers' new benefactors

WATCH as @king365ed sits down with Fynbos Ekwiteit's Johan le Roux to find out who and what the Red Disa consortium is!

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URC Round 12 - Teams and Predictions

SATURDAY PREVIEW: The Bulls are at the start of a crucial fortnight of United Rugby Championship matches, as they look to cement their place in the top two on the standings.

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Plumtree banks on his 'pups' for Shark success

SPOTLIGHT: Sharks coach John Plumtree is banking on some of the youngsters in his team to deliver a much-needed URC win against Ulster at Kingspark this weekend.

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Rebels no match for Super table-topping Hurricanes

FRIDAY WRAP: The Rebels have been left to rue another slow start in crashing to the table-topping Hurricanes, who piled on the points in their Super Rugby Pacific clash in Palmerston North.

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Moodie takes centre stage for Bulls

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Bulls Director of Rugby Jake White has made a number of changes to his team to face the Dragons in Newport on Saturday.

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Stormers suffer Fourie blow as key players return

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Salmaan Moerat makes his first start since returning from injury and will lead the Stormers in their United Rugby Championship encounter with Edinburgh at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday.

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Jantjies 100 percent driven to revive Bok career

SPOTLIGHT: Stormers scrumhalf Herschel Jantjies hopes to regain his best form in his quest to return to the international scene.

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Lions' top eight sprint starts against Connacht

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: The Lions’ potent halfback combination of Jordan Hendrikse and Sanele Nohamba will join forces once more as the men from Johannesburg face Connacht in Round 12 of the United Rugby Championship in Galway, Ireland on Saturday.

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Hooker gets Sharks' No.12 jersey as Koch gets his shot

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Sharks head coach John Plumtree has revealed his team for Saturday's United Rugby Championship Round 12 clash against Ulster in Durban.

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Super Rugby Pacific, Round Five - Teams and Predictions

PREVIEW: After four rounds the Super Rugby Pacific table is starting to take shape with a few surprises towards the top and at the bottom.

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No rush to retire as major milestone approaches says Nel

SPOTLIGHT: Veteran Edinburgh and Scotland prop WP Nel insists he would have no problem retiring tomorrow as he mulls over whether to extend his career beyond the end of the season.

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SA flank's deal with Bath confirmed

TRANSFER NEWS: English club Bath confirmed the signing of powerful forward Jacques du Plessis following the completion of a successful rehabilitation period with the club.

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100th Test cap for Packer in Women's Six Nations opener

NEWS: England captain Marlie Packer will make her 100th Test appearance when she leads the reigning champions in their Women's Six Nations opener in Italy on Sunday.

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Wales star confirms Achilles injury in final Test

NEWS: Wales centre George North confirmed on Thursday that he had ruptured an Achilles tendon in his final Test appearance.

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Jake White: Are modern rugby players actually better?

OPINION: The Six Nations has given me bit of head space to reflect about rugby and its direction of travel. It’s funny, I remember Frik du Preez, the great Springbok captain was once asked, ‘Would your team of the 1960s beat the current South Africa team? And he quipped, ‘Only by 20 points’. When they asked him why, he said, ‘Well, because we’re all in our Eighties,’ writes Jake White in his RugbyPass column.

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VIDEO: NFL offers rolling in for Rees-Lightning?

SPOTLIGHT: Wales and British & Irish Lions flyer Louis Rees-Zammit is on the brink of an official NFL offer, after code hopping from Rugby Union to America's National Football League.

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Must wins now reality in URC

OPINION: The United Rugby Championship returns this weekend and with just FIVE points separating fourth and 11th place in the table – every game counts more than ever.

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URC Round 12 - Teams and Predictions

FRIDAY PREVIEW: The United Rugby Championship returns this weekend and with just seven rounds to go the battle for playoffs are reaching its boiling point.

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VIDEO: SA Cup the perfect trial for Euro-bound Cheetahs

WATCH as new Cheetahs coach Izak van der Westhuizen explains to @king365ed how they will use the SA Cup as preparation for their Challenge Cup Round of 16 trip to France.

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Young star shuts door on Wallaby career

TRANSFER NEWS: Leicester Tigers announced Australian international back Izaia Perese will join the club on a multi-year agreement ahead of the 2024/25 season.

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Savea's Steelers looking for riposte

PREVIEW ROUND 11: Fresh off their 10th loss in a row, and from a match they were expected to win against Mie Heat, the last thing Hanazono Liners probably needed was the Kansai derby, which is traditionally the biggest game of their regular season.

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Gritty Madibaz to keep pressure on Tuks

ROUND FIVE PREVIEW: The Madibaz will have the opportunity to extend their winning run and strengthen their position in the Varsity Shield standings when they battle TUT on Friday.

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VIDEO: Jaco Peyper opens up on the state of SA refereeing

WATCH as Jaco Peyper opens up on the state of South African refereeing after his retirement.

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VIDEO - Bok fullback saves the last dance for the Bulls

VIDEO: Jake White, the Bulls' Director of Rugby, has called him the coach on the field and fullback Willie le Roux might just pursue that as a career one day.

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Galthie blames ref for France's World Cup loss to South Africa

INTERVIEW: France coach Fabien Galthie appears to still be harbouring some ill will towards the referee and a Springbok - five months after their World Cup loss to South Africa.

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Farrell leaves the door open for return

INTERVIEW: Owen Farrell has left open the possibility of returning to the international game, be it with England or the 2025 British and Irish Lions, after calling a halt to his Test career.

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Currie Cup

Hawies' Boland won't be just spectators in Bloem

INTERVIEW: The storyline for the first round of the inaugural SA Cup is intriguing, especially in Bloemfontein - where Hawies Fourie returns to his old stomping ground. 

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Euro Cup Round of 16 officials confirmed

NEWS: Ahead of what is certain to be another world-class series of knockout fixtures on the road to the 2024 London finals, EPCR can announce the referees for the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup Rounds of 16.

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Stormers get equity deal over the line, despite resistance

NEWS: Despite the best efforts of the supporters of Zelt Marais' War Room to stop the process, the Stormers' equity deal has finally been dragged over the line.

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VIDEO: Nigel Owens on referee 'safety nets' and knee-jerk law changes

WATCH as refereeing legend Nigel Owens explains to @king365ed how technology and knee-jerk law changes could ruin the game.

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New SA Cup kicks off on Human Rights Day

PREVIEW: The inaugural SA Cup will kick off on Human Rights Day on Thursday, March 21 with an exciting clash between Griquas and the Leopards in Kimberley, while last year’s Currie Cup Premier and First Division champions collide in Bloemfontein on Friday.

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VIDEO - Goosen expects tough battle against Dragons

VIDEO: Bulls pivot Johan Goosen calls it like it is and says everyone expects them to beat the Dragons in Round 12 of the United Rugby Championship in Newport this weekend.

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New Crusaders boss' brutal admission after horror start

SPOTLIGHT: Crusaders head coach Rob Penney compared his new team to a misfiring engine as the defending champions look to snap their horror start to the Super Rugby Pacific season.

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Tuilagi closes door on England career

TRANSFER NEWS: England centre Manu Tuilagi will leave Sale Sharks at the end of the season to join French side Bayonne on a two-year deal, the clubs announced.

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'The move from Durban wasn't easy'

NEWS: Celimpilo 'Mpilo' Gumede has signed a new contract with the Bulls, committing his long-term future with the Tshwane-based outfit.

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Wits eye Joburg derby as play-off hopes hang in the balance

SPOTLIGHT: Wits coach Hugo van As has called for a sharper performance against local rivals UJ following an inconsistent and ultimately disappointing showing against UCT.

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Maties thump Western Cape rivals, Shimlas claim Bloem bragging rights

ROUND FIVE WRAP: UFS Shimlas safely navigated their way past city neighbours CUT in Round Five of the 2024 Varsity Cup and are now almost assured of a home semifinal.

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Duhan nominated for top Six Nations award

NEWS: Bundee Aki was the only member of the Ireland side that won back-to-back Six Nations championships to be nominated for the tournament's Player of the Year award on Tuesday.

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Kitshoff to return to South Africa

SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: The Ulster coaching team have named a 30-man squad that will travel to South Africa to play the Sharks and the Stormers over the next two weekends in the United Rugby Championship.

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Battle of the school giants

SPOTLIGH: Get ready to witness unparalleled skills, fierce competition, and unforgettable moments in the 11th edition of the Premier Interschools competition.

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'The ultimate Test': Springboks get another opponent for November

NEWS: Another fixture has been confirmed for the Springboks' end-year-of year tour in November.

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URC, Round 12 - Referee Appointments

NEWS: The match officials appointments of the United Rugby Championship Round 12 fixtures have been confirmed.

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VIDEO - Etzebeth brings out the big mirror for Sharks

VIDEO: Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth took a candid and forthright look at the problems in the embattled Sharks camp and said there were no excuses for the poor performances that have been dished up by John Plumtree's side.

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World Rugby reveals dramatic law change proposals

SPOTLIGHT: World Rugby has outlined the next steps in the process of reimagining the game's entertainment factor, part of a wider mission to grow audience share over the next decade.

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VIDEO - Jake White: 'We are good enough to beat those teams'

VIDEO: The Bulls’ destiny is now in their hand as two semifinals in two competitions loom in the distance, says Jake White, Director of Rugby at the Bulls.

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Stormers embracing log pressure as home run looms

SPOTLIGHT: Stormers will look to lay the ghost of Loftus Versfeld to rest as the United Rugby Championship returns this weekend.

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VIDEO: The 'scary' prospect awaiting the Springboks

WATCH as Tony Brown explains the 'scary prospect' awaiting the Springboks in the Rugby Championship later this year.

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Leicester Tigers sign one of SA's best prospects to replace Wiese

TRANSFER NEWS: English club Leicester Tigers have announced that one of South Africa's best prospects will be joining them.

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Lions grapple with injuries as Van Rooyen outlines tour goals

SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: Lions head coach Ivan van Rooyen has revealed a 28-man squad for his side's upcoming tour.

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Wallaby remains sidelined as pay dispute drags on

UPDATE: Filipo Daugunu missed cash-strapped Melbourne's last Super Rugby match due to an outstanding payment and while he's back at training, won't face the Hurricanes.

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VIDEO - Marcell Coetzee: 'Bulls still chasing the perfect game'

VIDEO: Bulls captain Marcell Coetzee is not too concerned about his side facing one of the strongest and weakest teams in the United Rugby Champions on their upcoming tour.

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All Black gets slap on the wrist for reckless clear-out

NEWS: Veteran All Black prop Owen Franks has been given a proverbial 'slap on the wrist' for his reckless behaviour in a Super Rugby Pacific match.

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Edinburgh's Scottish stars await greenlight for tour to SA

SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: Edinburgh head coach Sean Everitt named a 30-player squad for the club’s two-week tour to South Africa to face Stormers and Sharks in Rounds 12 and 13 in the United Rugby Championship.

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'We're too good for these teams': Georgia's plea to World Rugby

SPOTLIGHT: Georgia have outgrown Europe's second-tier competition and need "stronger opposition".

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Australia

World Rankings: Italy equal all-time high as Wales fall

NEWS: Italy have matched their previous all-time best of eighth in the World Rugby Men’s Rankings following their 24-21 win over Wales in Cardiff.

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Australia

Wallaby veteran sends 'Red' message to Joe Schmidt

SPOTLIGHT: James O'Connor has called for a "Reds-heavy" Wallabies squad and new national coach Joe Schmidt to pick and stick ahead of next year's British and Irish Lions visit.

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Crusaders' woes continue

DISCIPLINARY NEWS: Life after Scott Robertson has been accompanied by loads of troubles for the Crusaders.

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Australia

B&I Lions series key to Wallabies keeping Schmidt

NEWS: Joe Schmidt admits a competitive showing against the touring British and Irish Lions next year will be a key factor in whether or not he stays on to coach the Wallabies at the 2027 World Cup.

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Six Nations stars to complicate Bulls' tour

PREVIEW: With the Six Nations now behind us, the United Rugby Championship takes centre stage again, and there is a crucial fortnight of riveting matches to look forward to.

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'Boks are 100 percent the best'

SPOTLIGHT: After winning another Six Nations championship, Ireland head coach Andy Farrell is now turning his attention firmly on winning a Test series in South Africa.

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SA women on steep learning curve

SPOTLIGHT: The South African women's national team arrived in Spain on Sunday empowered by good learnings from their training sessions with Scotland and Wales.

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French 'put to bed' nightmares of loss to Springboks

REACTION: French players, coaches and fans suffered heavily after last year's World Cup heartbreak, but their clinical end to the Six Nations will do wonders to their grieving process.

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Six Nations superstars

SPOTLIGHT: One of the most competitive Six Nations championships of recent times ended with Ireland retaining their title after a hard-fought victory over Scotland at the weekend.

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VIDEO: Boks to 'embrace' the Henry Honiball approach

WATCH as celebrated flyhalf Tony Eion Brown explains why he accepted an offer to coach the Springboks against the All Blacks and the style he sees South Africa playing.

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Ward: 'Farrell is the greatest coach we've ever had'

NEWS: Andy Farrell has raised Irish rugby's profile in the same way fellow Englishman Jack Charlton did for Irish soccer.

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Rohan on the scoresheet again in Japan

ROUND 10 WRAP: Mie Heat has given former Italy coach Kieran Crowley his maiden win in Japan Rugby League One after a courageous 20-19 victory over fellow winless side, Hanazono Liners, in Osaka.

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Player Ratings: England

England player ratings live from Groupama Stadium in Lyon: This was yet another Six Nations classic, a seven-try, 64-point thriller in which England commendably played their part, but that will be of cruel consolation as they agonisingly lost out 31-33 to a last-minute Thomas Ramos penalty stroked over from the halfway line.

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What they said on Six Nations' Super Saturday

SPOTLIGHT: We take a look at who said what after the final round of the Six Nations and Ireland was crowned the champions. 

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VIDEO: Hacjivah does not tick all the boxes for Rassie

WATCH as Springbok head coach Rassie Erasmus explains Hacjivah Dayimani's omission from the recent alignment camp in Cape Town.

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France edge England in Lyon thriller

MATCH REPORT: Flyhalf Thomas Ramos kicked a dramatic late penalty as France ended their Six Nations campaign with a 33-31 victory over England in Lyon on Saturday.

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O'Mahony: 'Not a bad way to go out'

REACTION: Ireland captain Peter O’Mahony has spoken out about reports that he has played his last Test.

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Player ratings: Ireland

OPINION: Ian Cameron rates the Ireland players after their 17-13 Six Nations-clinching win over Scotland.

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Player ratings: Scotland

OPINION: Bryn Palmer rates the Scotland players after their 13-17 loss to Ireland in a Six Nations finale in Dublin.

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Gatland offers to 'fall on his sword'

REACTION: Warren Gatland offered to resign after Wales finished bottom of the Six Nations for the first time since 2003.

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Ireland retain their crown

MATCH REPORT: Ireland retained their six Nations crown, but not before they were given a massive scare by Scotland in Dublin on Saturday.

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Welsh waterboy could be in hot water

SPOTLIGHT: Wales' disastrous Six Nations season may have an unsavoury aftermath.

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Player Ratings: Wales

OPINION: It is the wooden spoon for Wales, and rightfully so after a match where a losing bonus point in a 21-24 loss to Italy flattered them.

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Italy outplay Wales in Cardiff

SIX NATIONS REPORT: Wales have ended their 2024 Six Nations campaign winless after they suffered a 21-24 defeat to Italy in Cardiff on Saturday.

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LIVE | Six Nations & Super Rugby full match coverage

READERS’ FORUM: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of Saturday’s Six Nations Round Five and Super Rugby Round Four matches.

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VIDEO: Concerns remain over equity deal, despite 'productive' meeting

WATCH as SARU CEO Rian Oberholzer fronts up to the media to answer some questions surrounding the proposed equity deal with an American company, the ASG group.

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VIDEO: Bok lock's return after injury imminent

NEWS: South Africa’s Player of the Year for 2023, Eben Etzebeth, hopes to be back on the field for the Sharks as soon as next week.

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Dobson steps up as Wessels departs

NEWS: Stormers Head Coach John Dobson will step in to assume the duties of Head of Rugby with the departure of Dave Wessels.

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Dobson will have clarity over loose forward roster soon

REACTION: Stormers coach John Dobson has admitted it is a 'challenge' to manage the expectations of his substantial number of outstanding loose forwards.

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Tuks run amok, Madibaz remains unbeaten

ROUND FOUR WRAP: The experience of UP-Tuks proved too much for debutants Varsity College in their Round Four encounter of the Varsity Shield competition.

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SA Rugby gets new GM for High Performance

NEWS: Dave Wessels has been appointed as General Manager for High Performance Rugby at SA Rugby.

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Wasteful Waratahs fall to Blues as Brumbies see off Highlanders

SUPER RUGBY SATURDAY WRAP: The Waratahs are losing touch with the Super Rugby Pacific frontrunners after falling 10-12 to their bogey side the Blues in an ugly encounter in Sydney.

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Australia

'My hunger is still there': Beale returns to rugby field

NEWS: Wallaby star star Kurtley Beale played his first match in more than a year on Saturday, resuming his career after being cleared of sexual assault last month.

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'Horrendous': Western Force coach issues apology to fans

REACTION: Western Force coach Simon Cron has apologised after the struggling Super Rugby team crashed to a fourth straight defeat, describing their 14-22 loss to Moana Pasifika as "horrendous".

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'Super Saturday': Six Nations title is Ireland's to lose

SPOTLIGHT: Ireland head into the "Super Saturday" final round of the Six Nations as firm favourites to retain their title where a surprise slip-up could result in the trophy heading elsewhere.

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'Personal reasons': France star misses training before Six Nations finale

NEWS: France forward coach Laurent Sempere said flank Charles Ollivon was missing from Friday's training session before this weekend's Six Nations game with England for "personal reasons".

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Scotland announce tour of the Americas

NEWS: Scotland on Friday announced a four-game tour of North and South America, with matches against emerging nations Canada, the United States, Chile and Uruguay in July.

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'It could be the last game': Tuilagi to leave England?

SPOTLIGHT: England centre Manu Tuilagi said on Friday he is unsure if this weekend's Six Nations finale with France will be his final game for his country.

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VIDEO: SARU supports new 'red card' trial

WATCH as SARU CEO Rian Oberholzer talks about the proposal that a 20-minute red card trial be introduced in the Rugby Championship.

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World Rankings: England to break into top four?

SPOTLIGHT: World Rugby has released the ranking permutations ahead of this weekend’s final round of matches in the Six Nations and the Rugby Europe Men’s Championship.

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Eben's double double

NEWS: Double World Cup-winning Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth has scored another double.

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Crusaders sink to new low in Super Rugby

SUPER RUGBY FRIDAY WRAP: For the first time ever, the Crusaders have started a Super Rugby season with four defeats from as many starts after a late Justin Sangster try snatched a 14-10 win for the Hurricanes in Christchurch.

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RECAP | Super Rugby full match coverage

READERS’ FORUM: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of Friday’s Super Rugby Round Four matches.

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Ireland v Scotland - Teams and Prediction

ROUND FIVE PREVIEW: Ireland seek to make up for their frustration on missing out on historic back-to-back Six Nations Grand Slams by being crowned tournament champions in beating Scotland at Lansdowne Road on Saturday.

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VIDEO: Rassie willing to take more risks for another RWC title

SPOTLIGHT: Rassie Erasmus says he will always pick winning a World Cup over a higher win percentage between tournaments.

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France v England - teams and prediction

ROUND FIVE PREVIEW: England head to Lyon to face an equally resurgent France on Saturday, holding an outside chance of pipping Ireland to the Six Nations title.

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Wales v Italy - teams and prediction

ROUND FIVE PREVIEW: George North is set for an emotional farewell to the international game against Italy in Cardiff on Saturday.

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Powerhouse centre signs for Sharks as 'underrated' lock leaves Durban

TRANSFER NEWS: The Sharks continued their big signing spree with the confirmation that Andre Esterhuizen will be returning to Durban

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Australia

Wallabies continue to tweak their coaching panel

NEWS: Wallaby coach Joe Schmidt has added the first staff member to his coaching group.

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'We stay in our own reality': Rassie responds to Warburton's Ireland comments

SPOTLIGHT: Springbok head coach Rassie Erasmus says he didn't pay too much attention to Sam Warburton’s comments about Ireland being the best team in the world.

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Currie Cup

Lions 'B-Team' gets one over Pumas

MATCH REPORT: The Lions, resting the bulk of the first-team starters, came from behind to record a 22-19 win over the Pumas in a pre-season outing at Ellis Park on Thursday.

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Borthwick tweaks England team as Tuilagi gets bench role

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: England have recalled Elliot Daly for their final-round Six Nations clash away to France on Saturday in the lone change to the side that denied Ireland successive Grand Slams.

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Ireland coach abandons six-two bench split for Scotland clash

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Andy Farrell has kept faith with the Ireland starting XV from the 22-23 defeat to England last weekend hoping they redeem themselves by beating Scotland on Saturday to secure back-to-back Six Nations titles.

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Townsend makes big midfield selection for Ireland clash

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Stafford McDowall is set to make just his second Scotland appearance after being selected to start in their Six Nations match against leaders Ireland in Dublin on Saturday.

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Blue Revs counting the real cost of Kwagga's injury

ROUND 10 PREVIEW: Time is running out for the Tokyo Bay-based Spears and Kwagga Smith's Black Rams.

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Finger fracture rules star out of Italy's showdown with Wales

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Ange Capuozzo will miss Italy's attempt to avoid a ninth straight wooden spoon in the Six Nations after a finger fracture ruled him out of the Azzurri's clash with Wales in Cardiff.

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'Ireland could dominate for the next five, 10 years'

REACTION: Gregor Townsend's observation that Ireland could dominate the game for "the next five, 10 years" is in no small part due to the schools system.

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France to test winning formula against England

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: France coach Fabien Galthie said on Thursday it was "ideal" to be able to name an unchanged side to face England in a potential Six Nations decider this weekend.

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BlitzBoks coach sacked

NEWS: The Springbok Sevens coaching team has been reformatted and a review of the Sevens department’s structure is being undertaken as a response to disappointing results, SA Rugby announced on Wednesday.

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Tuks brace for College 'cracker'

ROUND FOUR PREVIEW: Tuks coach Dewey Swartbooi has highlighted the all-round threat of the Varsity Shield newcomers ahead of the top-of-the table clash in Pretoria this Friday.

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VIDEO: 'I can't be Jacques'

SPOTLIGHT: Jerry Flannery says he will be a "poor imitation" if he tries to copy Jacques Nienaber's style of coaching.

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Sharks' Bok signings continue

NEWS: The Sharks have landed another big signing with confirmation that World Cup winning prop Trevor Nyakane will trade Paris for Durban next season.

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Jake putting young lock on same path as PSDT

SPOTLIGHT: Jake White, the Bulls’ Director of Rugby, did it with Pieter-Steph du Toit and is now waving his magic wand again - this time with young Bulls lock Reinhardt Ludwig.

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Super Rugby Pacific, Round Four - Teams and Predictions

PREVIEW: Wallabies prop Taniela Tupou has vowed not to let a clash with the Queensland Reds get personal this weekend as the Melbourne Rebels look to equal their longest win streak in Super Rugby.

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VIDEO: The Bok playmaker who inspired Tony Brown

SPOTLIGHT: New Springbok assistant coach Tony Brown says he tried to model his own game style on a Springbok legend during his playing days.

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Wales star to hang up his Test boots at 31

NEWS: Wales centre George North announced on Wednesday he will retire from international rugby following this weekend's Six Nations match against Italy, when both teams will be battling to avoid the wooden spoon.

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Currie Cup

Seasoned campaigners lead Lions, Pumas in friendly

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENTS: Andries Coetzee and Shane Kirkwood will lead a Lions XV and Pumas side respectively in a friendly at Ellis Park on Thursday afternoon.

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Speedster to leave Sharks for Ulster

TRANSFER NEWS: Sharks wing and former World Rugby Sevens Player of the Year Werner Kok will be heading to Ireland later this year.

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VIDEO: Alexander spits the dummy over SARU 'snitches'

WATCH as SARU President Mark Alexander blows off some steam over the franchise officials who leaked confidential information to the media.

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Wales bring in big name for Six Nations wooden spoon decider

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: George North has been recalled to the Wales team for Saturday's Six Nations wooden spoon decider against Italy.

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Louis Lynagh and the dream debut

SPOTLIGHT: As dream debuts go, Louis Lynagh’s first outing in an Italian shirt was as close to one as you are likely to find.

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VIDEO: Bok coach on the make-up of his team for Wales Test

SPOTLIGHT: Rassie Erasmus has shed some light on his selection plan for the Springboks' season opener against Wales at Twickenham.

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De Jager: 'I found my love for the game again in Japan'

SPOTLIGHT: Springbok Lood de Jager is well and truly back after a heart condition kept him on the sidelines during the World Cup and he is now formulating plans to stay in Japan longer than his original three seasons.

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Former England boss Jones says 'best to come' from Smith

NEWS: Marcus Smith's "best time is to come", former England head coach Eddie Jones said on Wednesday, following the flyhalf's Twickenham heroics.

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UWC target Maties scalp as relegation threat builds

UWC’s quest to retain their Varsity Cup status may hinge on the outcome of the next two matches against Stellenbosch and UCT.

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VIDEO: Rassie reveals question marks over Bok captaincy

NEWS: Springbok head coach Rassie Erasmus says he prefers his Springbok captain to be based locally as question marks were raised over Siya Kolisi's future with the Springboks.

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All Black joins casualty list as Crusaders problems mount

NEWS: All Blacks lock Scott Barrett is expected to miss the next six weeks with a fractured finger, the Crusaders said Wednesday, adding to the woes of the winless Super Rugby champions.

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Reds suffer another blow with suspension

NEWS: The Reds have suffered a blow ahead of Friday's clash with the Rebels with prop Sef Fa'agase suspended for four games.

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England wing to miss France clash due to concussion symptoms

NEWS: Immanuel Feyi-Waboso will miss England's Six Nations clash with France on Saturday after reporting symptoms of a concussion.

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Towering lock on his way to the Sharks

NEWS: Jason Jenkins is on his way back to South Africa after it was confirmed that the giant lock has signed on the dotted line.

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SAIDS pours cold water on Jantjies comeback rumours

REACTION: The South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport has poured cold water on recent rumours linking banned Springbok Elton Jantjies to a comeback.

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SARU v franchises: Four key points

UPDATE: It may not be their 'High Noon at the OK Corral' moment, but the South African Rugby Union and the four main franchises are set for a 'showdown' of considerable significance on Thursday.

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Erasmus confirms 're-purposed' coaching team

NEWS: Rassie Erasmus confirmed a re-purposed Springbok coaching and management team on Tuesday, as the newly re-appointed head coach began putting in place the building blocks for a 13-Test season in 2024 at the start of a new Rugby World Cup cycle.

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Eagles, Shimlas reign supreme, Maties and Ikeys find form

ROUND FOUR WRAP: After a tough first half, defending champions NWU Eagles ran away for a thorough victory over Wits in round four of the 2024 Varsity Cup. UFS Shimlas continued their fine form beating UWC while Maties were victorious over UWC. UCT Ikeys had too much firepower for CUT.

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Italy overtakes Australia, as inactive Boks stretch their lead

NEWS: The World Rugby rankings will make for an interesting topic of conversation in the Lynagh household this week.

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Reds coach Kiss issues plea to RA regarding Petaia

NEWS: Reds coach Les Kiss has called for greater protection off the ball for Super Rugby Pacific's playmakers.

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'Everyone would love to be in our position'

REACTION: Ireland coach Andy Farrell insisted retaining the Six Nations title would be anything but an "anti-climax", after his side's bid for back-to-back Grand Slams ended with a dramatic defeat to England.

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VIDEO: How to 'fix' the Sharks

WATCH as the Boks Office crew – host Hanyani Shimange, along with Springbok legends Jean de Villiers and Schalk Burger, with guest Robbie Fleck - analyses the Sharks' shambolic URC season.

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Round Four talking points

SPOTLIGHT: England scuppered Ireland's dream of back-to-back Grand Slams with a thrilling win, Italy defeated Scotland and France added to the pressure on Wales as the Six Nations sparked into life.

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Savea tops Super Rugby list that still includes Bok wing

SPOTLIGHT: The 33-year-old Julian Savea is the undisputed try-scoring king of the Super Rugby, but the list still includes a Springbok wing.

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Player Ratings: Wales

Wales player ratings: A fourth defeat and a one-sided scoreline might point to a team that struggled to match France. And that is mostly true. But a commendable first half will give Warren Gatland something to work on. If only he can find a solution to the lack of power throughout the side and an inability to stand up to bigger men.

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Player Ratings: France

France player ratings: With eight changes from the draw with Italy, the French needed a big performance and a record score in Cardiff against Wales will have steadied the nerves at home. There is still more to come from this French side but they will need another massive 80 minutes from their six front-row forwards to have the same kind of impact against England.

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Wales turn focus on wooden spoon showdown

REACTION: Wales coach Warren Gatland insisted that there would be no hiding in the run-up to the Six Nations wooden spoon decider against Italy next week.

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'We have to experience difficult and happy moments the same'

REACTION: France coach Fabien Galthie said his team is determined to end a disappointing Six Nations tournament with a flurry.

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France reduce Wales to basement dwellers

MATCH REPORT: France almost certainly ensured Wales will finish with the Six Nations wooden spoon.

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RECAP | Six Nations full match coverage

READERS’ FORUM: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of Sunday’s Six Nations Round Four match between Wales and France in Cardiff.

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Dobson pleased with Stormers' performance, despite injury concern

REACTION: Stormers coach John Dobson has put a positive spin on his team's weekend excursion to Premiership leaders Northampton Saints, but admitted they have at least one injury concern.

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Bok duo on the winning side against All Black stars

JAPAN LEAGUE ONE WRAP: Former Wallaby coaches Robbie Deans and Dave Rennie have enjoyed big wins in Round Nine of Japan Rugby League One.

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Italy's 'group of nutters' show the way forward after historic win

REACTION: Italy coach Gonzalo Quesada beamed with pride on Saturday after his team of "nutters" beat Scotland 31-29 to win their first Six Nations home match in 11 years.

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Super Rugby Pacific: Reds are a different beast under Les Kiss

REACTION: Chiefs coach Clayton McMillan praised the Queensland Reds' takedown of his powerhouse Super Rugby Pacific side, saying their never-say-die attitude was reminiscent of his own team.

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Townsend on future: 'I’m not going to answer that question'

REACTION: Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has sidestepped questions on his future after his side suffered a 29-31 defeat to Italy in Rome on Saturday.

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VIDEO: England coach addresses heated exchange with Ireland's Farrell

REACTION: England head coach Steve Borthwick was pressed for some answers on his exchange with Ireland head coach Andy Farrell at half-time during Saturday's Six Nations clash at Twickenham.

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Griquas put down pre-season marker

MATCH REPORT: Griquas put down an early marker with their 25-22 win over the Currie Cup champion Cheetahs in a pre-season friendly in Jacobsdal on Saturday.

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Player ratings: England

OPINION: Liam Heagney rates the England players after their dramatic 23-22 Six Nations win over Ireland at Twickenham.

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Player ratings: Ireland

OPINION: Ian Cameron rates the Ireland players after their 22-23 loss to England in a Six Nations thriller at Twickenham on Saturday.

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Marcus Smith shatters Ireland's Grand Slam dream

MATCH REPORT: Marcus Smith landed a drop-goal in extra time, as England shattered Ireland's Six Nations Grand Slam dream at Twickenham on Saturday.

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RECAP | Super Rugby & Six Nations full match coverage

READERS’ FORUM: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of Saturday’s Super Rugby Pacific Round Three and Six Nations Round Four matches.

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Player Ratings: Scotland

OPINION: Scotland’s hopes of achieving a top-two finish in the Six Nations suffered a major blow as they lost to Italy for the first time since 2015, ending a run of 13 successive victories over the Azzurri – including the last eight in the Championship.

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Italy stun Scotland in Six Nations thriller

SIX NATIONS REPORT: Italy recorded their first home Six Nations win in 11 years after they edged Scotland 31-29 in Saturday's Round Four thriller in Rome.

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BOKS OFFICE: 'Ireland's true test will come in July'

WATCH as the Boks Office crew – host Hanyani Shimange, along with Springbok legends Jean de Villiers and Schalk Burger - with guest Robbie Fleck respond to Celtic claims that Ireland is the best team in the World.

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Wales v France - Teams and Prediction

ROUND FOUR PREVIEW: With France and Wales both out to gain back some credibility, the big question on everyone’s lips is if the Les Bleus can rediscover their Six Nations form and silence the boisterous Principality Stadium in Round Four on Sunday.

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Stormers hold off Premiership top dogs in exhibition face-off

MATCH REPORT: The Stormers, minus their World Cup superstars, held on for a credible 45-29 win over Premiership leaders Northampton Saints in an exhibition match at Franklin's Gardens on Saturday.

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It's a one-point game in Shield scramble

ROUND THREE WRAP: Only one point separates the top three teams on the 2024 Varsity Shield standings after round three.

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Six Nations 2025 to start in Paris

NEWS: The 2025 Six Nations fixtures have been confirmed, with next year's Championship starting in Paris under Friday night lights on January 31.

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Crusaders suffer shocking third defeat in a row

SATURDAY WRAP: The Canterbury Crusaders were stunned 10-20 by Fijian Drua on Saturday for a third straight defeat, equalling their worst start to a Super Rugby season.

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Touring Wales to play Reds in 20-year first

NEWS: Wales will play the Reds in a 20-year first that is  to become a calendar staple.

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Bergh names Griquas side to face Cheetahs

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Griquas will face the Cheetahs in their third warm-up match this season in Jacobsdal on Saturday with the experienced George Whitehead running out at fullback.

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Gatland feels absence of Dupont is huge loss for France

NEWS: Wales coach Warren Gatland said Friday that the absence of Antoine Dupont was a "massive loss" for a France team that has struggled this Six Nations.

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Fiji sack head coach four months before Olympics

NEWS: Ben Gollings has been sacked as head coach of the Fijian men's sevens team, the Fiji Rugby Union said Friday, four months before the side bids for a third straight Olympic gold in Paris.

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France make wholesale changes for Wales clash

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: France head coach Fabien Galthie announced eight changes for his team for this weekend's Six Nations trip to Wales in Round Four of the competition.

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Tahs suffer heartbreaking loss at the hands of Highlanders

FRIDAY WRAP: The Waratahs have crashed back to earth with a crushing 21-23 Super Rugby Pacific loss to the Highlanders in Sydney.

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RECAP | Super Rugby full match coverage

READERS’ FORUM: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of Friday’s Super Rugby Pacific Round Three matches.

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'A strategist and nation builder': Rassie honoured with doctorate

NEWS: Springbok head coach Rassie Erasmus will receive an honorary doctorate from the North-West University in Potchefstroom in recognition of his innovative and exceptional management of the Springboks during their victorious 2019 and 2023 World Cup campaigns.

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World Rankings: Ireland to close gap on Boks...again?

SPOTLIGHT: World Rugby has published all the possible permutations ahead of the fourth round of the Six Nations and the resumption of the Rugby Europe Men’s Trophy.

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England v Ireland - Teams and Prediction

ROUND FOUR PREVIEW: Andy Farrell has insisted his native England remain capable of scuppering Ireland's bid for successive Grand Slams even though the visitors will be overwhelming favourites to win Saturday's Six Nations clash at Twickenham.

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'The camp was invaluable': Boks lay foundation for more success

SPOTLIGHT: Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has provided some insight into what went on during the Springboks' first alignment camp this week.

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Italy v Scotland - Teams and Prediction

ROUND FOUR PREVIEW: Scotland have an outside chance of claiming their first Six Nations title in a quarter of a century as they face improved Italy in Rome on Saturday.

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Townsend makes three changes to Scotland side

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has made three changes to his side’s starting line-up for their clash against Italy in Rome in the penultimate round of the Six Nations.

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Lions hooker puts up hand with hat-trick against SA U20

MATCH REPORT: The SA Under-20 side had a friendly match against a Lions XV at Ellis Park on Thursday afternoon with the youngsters going down 17-57.

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'Unacceptable': Unapproved millions spent on Eddie's Wallabies

NEWS: Rugby Australia boss Phil Waugh has revealed that AUS$2.6 million in unapproved expenses were invested in Eddie Jones' disastrous 2023 World Cup campaign.

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Liebenberg decides his playing future

NEWS: South African loose forward Hanro Liebenberg has made a big decision on his playing future.

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Lynagh debuts for Italy against Scotland

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Louis Lynagh, the son of Australia rugby great Michael Lynagh, will make his senior international debut against Scotland in the Six Nations on Saturday after opting to play for Italy.

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VIDEO: Stormers explain Hacjivah's switch to the wing

SPOTLIGHT: Stormers assistant coach Dawie Snyman confirmed that loose forward Hacjivah Dayimani will be used on the wing in Saturday's friendly against Northampton Saints on Saturday.

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Feyi-Waboso to wing it for England against Ireland

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Immanuel Feyi-Waboso is set to make his first England start after coach Steve Borthwick made three personnel changes to his side for Saturday's Six Nations clash at home to Ireland.

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Ireland get fullback boost for England clash

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Ireland head coach Andy Farrell has named his matchday squad for Saturday’s Six Nations clash against England at Twickenham.

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Beast's pearls of wisdom: 'The worst moments are the best moments'

WATCH as Tendai Mtawarira shares some pearls of wisdom with the latest recruits to the Roc Nation Sports International family.

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World Rugby's new referee strategy an 'evolution' says Davies

NEWS: As of next month referees on the global stage will have access to new specialist coaches and performance management as part of World Rugby's new strategic approach to officiating that was just announced.

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Cheetahs to unleash Nkosi against Griquas

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Springbok wing Sbu Nkosi will make his first appearance for the Cheetahs in a SA Cup warm=up match against Griquas in Jacobsdal on Saturday.

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Chiefs prop learns his fate after red card

NEWS: Chiefs prop Jared Proffit has been suspended for three weeks for foul play.

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De Jager's role massive in table-top clash in Japan

PREVIEW: Round Nine of the Japan Rugby League One is hotting up where things could not have gone much better so far for Brave Lupus side.

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VIDEO: The wedding conversation that 'earned' Siya the captaincy

WATCH as the Boks Office crew – host Hanyani Shimange, along with Springbok legends Jean de Villiers and Schalk Burger - with guest Robbie Fleck reveal what was the decisive factor in the decision to name Siya Kolisi captain.

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Dobson reveals Stormers team for Northampton showdown

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Experienced prop Brok Harris will lead the Stormers in a friendly encounter with Northampton Saints at Franklin’s Gardens on Saturday.

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Ambitious College target UKZN scalp

SPOTLIGHT: Newcomers Varsity College are gunning for a third-consecutive win in the Varsity Shield ahead of the ‘big one’ against Tuks in Round Four.

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Super Rugby Pacific Round Three: Teams and Predictions

PREVIEW: Round Three of Super Rugby Pacific poses some interesting questions for the New Zealand teams in the competition.

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LATEST: Bloem ban won't impact Boks

REACTION: The decision by WADA to suspend Africa's only accredited drug-testing laboratory will not prevent the Springboks from flying the South African flag at international events later this year.

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ROAD TO THE PLAY-OFFS: Crunching the URC numbers

SPOTLIGHT: Round 11 of the 2023/24 United Rugby Championship season is done and dusted and things are really starting to heat up with a whopping 12 of the 16 teams still in contention for the playoffs.

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'Redneck' haka lands Hurricanes in racial storm

REACTION: The Hurricanes said they have apologised to the New Zealand government after their women's team used a traditional haka to slam the government as a "redneck" coalition.

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Scotland star turns down 'tempting' French offer

NEWS: Scotland centre Huw Jones said he had been "tempted" by a possible move to France before deciding to continue his career with Glasgow.

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'I don't think they have been dropped'

REACTION: Wales have dropped George North and will field a new centre duo of Joe Roberts and Owen Watkin at home to France on Sunday when they go in search of a first win in this season's Six Nations.

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Star trio commit to Ulster

NEWS: Ulter announced that three of their senior players extended their contracts with the province, one of them captain James Hume.

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Erasmus gets 'up close and personal' with new coaches & Peyper

NEWS: New Springbok assistant coaches Jerry Flannery and Tony Brown, as well as referee Jaco Peyper, had their first stint in the Springbok camp.

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Siya gives update after surgery

INJURY UPDATE: Two-time World Cup-winning Springbok captain Siya Kolisi expects to be back on the playing field 'soon'.

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Gatland rings the Welsh changes ... again

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Wales will field a new centre partnership of Joe Roberts and Owen Watkin in Sunday's Six Nations match at home to France.

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Welsh-capped Kiwi answers struggling Crusaders SOS

TRANSFER NEWS: The Crusaders have signed New Zealand-born back Johnny McNicholl from Welsh club Llanelli Scarlets as cover for the injured All Blacks star Will Jordan and British and Irish Lions fullback Leigh Halfpenny.

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Top performers in Six Nations revealed

SPOTLIGHT: Three rounds of the Six Nations have been completed and a number of key players have already led the way in terms of their performance.

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VIDEO: Stormers head off for 'friendly reset' after Loftus 'horrors'

REACTION: The Stormers will go 'lick their wounds' after the Loftus Versfeld horror show, when they face Northampton Saints in a scheduled friendly at Franklin’s Gardens on Saturday.

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Table-topping Shimlas going 'mental'

SPOTLIGHT: Shimlas coach André Tredoux has hailed the resilience of his team in the wake of their statement win against defending champions NWU Eagles.

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Bongi issues statement on tense exchange with referee

SPOTLIGHT: Springbok hooker Bongi Mbonambi has issued a statement after his tense exchange with referee Aimee Barrett-Theron during Saturday’s United Rugby Championship clash between the Lions and Sharks went viral.

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All Black suspended for three weeks

NEWS: Jordie Barrett of the Hurricanes has been suspended for three weeks following an incident that happened against the Reds in a Super Rugby Pacific match over the weekend.

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Ah Wong gets off with warning after red card

NEWS: Nigel Ah Wong of Moana Pasifika has been issued a warning after a no-arms tackle in the game against Fijian Drua in a Super Rugby Pacific game over the weekend resulted in a red card.

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'Interesting tactics': Lions coach opens up on duo's move to Durban

SPOTLIGHT: Lions head coach Ivan van Rooyen says there is no time to get "emotional" about young players leaving the franchise for rival teams.

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Azzurri call in reinforcements for Scotland face-off

INJURY UPDATE: Former Italy captain Luca Bigi was called up to replace injured hooker Marco Manfredi in the squad for this weekend's Six Nations game against Scotland in Rome.

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VIDEO: Jake's candid call on his team's status

WATCH as Bulls Director of Rugby Jake White makes a blunt declaration about his team's progress.

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Dark cloud hangs over Sharks

SPOTLIGHT: Sharks head coach John Plumtree breaks down another frustrating performance in the United Rugby Championship.

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Big moves as Varsity Cup gathers momentum

ROUND THREE WRAP: There were a number of 'big movers' in Round Three of the Varsity Cup.

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Chiefs prop hearing scheduled after red card incident

NEWS: Following a nasty head clash in the Super Rugby Pacific match between the Chiefs and the Brumbies for which prop Jared Proffit received a red card, he will appear before a judicial committee on Wednesday.

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Boks' series opener against Ireland is SOLD OUT

NEWS: Tickets for the two-Test series opener between the Springboks and Ireland on July 6 at Loftus Versfeld are officially sold out.

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VIDEO: Bok veteran schooled by 'rookie' ref

WATCH as referee Aimee Barrett-Theron schools two-time World Cup-winning Springbok Bongi Mbonambi on the ethos of the game.v

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Nel out of Scotland squad

SQUAD UPDATE: Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has called up four players to his squad ahead of their Six Nations Round Four clash against Italy in Rome on Saturday.

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It's all falling apart for the BlitzBoks

REACTION: Springbok Sevens head coach Sandile Ngcobo is searching for answers after another dismal showing by his side on the SVNS circuit.

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LAX SVNS - Dupont helps France break 19-year drought

WRAP: Los Angeles hosts the fifth round of HSBC SVNS at the California State University, Dominguez Hills in Carson, California.

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Double boost for England ahead of Ireland clash

SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: England head coach Steve Borthwick has named his 36-man squad for the upcoming Six Nations fixture against Ireland at Twickenham Stadium.

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