15 Newest Rugby Reports

Sam Warburton - Millennium Stadium

Watching grass grow

A major refurbishment project to install a DESSO pitch, which intertwines grass turf with millions of artificial fibres, has been underway at the home of Welsh rugby since 21 July. The Wales and British and Irish Lions Captain was on hand to see the results of seven days growth since the first seeding took place last week. The opening match of this autumn's Dove Men Series against Australia will christen the pitch on November 8 and will be … [Read More...]

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Francois Louw out of Castle Lager Rugby Championship

Springbok flank Francois Louw has been ruled out of the remainder of the Castle Lager Rugby Championship with a pinched nerve in his neck. He picked up the injury during last Saturday's Test against New Zealand in Wellington and the extent of the injury was confirmed after Louw went for scans and saw a specialist in Durban on Tuesday. According to Springbok team doctor Craig Roberts, Louw will be out of action for approximately eight weeks … [Read More...]

Amatuer tournament off to exciting start

The 2014 Central Amateur Provincial Championship got off to an exciting start in Margate with the Sharks Club XV, Griffons, Griquas Central and Free State registering impressive victories to make their presence felt early on. The Sharks Club XV registered the biggest victory of the day on Monday as they thumped Griquas NWK Rural 82-12, while the Griffons defeated Wildebeest Rural 42-37, Griquas Central registered a 34-10 victory against Free … [Read More...]

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Springbok Sevens to face Kenya, Wales at Gold Coast

Commonwealth Games gold medalists South Africa will face African rivals Kenya, Wales and American Samoa in the opening round of the HSBC Sevens World Series at Australia’s Gold Coast on October 11 and 12, the IRB announced on Tuesday. Defending champions New Zealand will play Samoa, France and Japan on the first day of the new season. After finishing as runners-up to New Zealand in 2012/2013, Australia will be looking to go one better on home … [Read More...]

EP Kings make changes in Currie Cup for Cheetahs

Eastern Province Kings coach Carlos Spencer has been forced by injuries to make several changes to his team for this week's Currie Cup match against the Free State Cheetahs in Port Elizabeth. Centre Tim Whitehead suffered a calf strain in last week's clash against the Blue Bulls which has resulted in a few positional switches in the backline.Ronnie Cooke shifts from wing to outside centre and Siyanda Grey, back from illness, will play on the … [Read More...]

Lions want to make Ellis Park a Currie Cup fortress

Golden Lions coach Johan Ackermann says he hopes that following their 35-33 Currie Cup victory over leaders Western Province they can turn Ellis Park into a fortress. Heading into the encounter in Johannesburg the visitors had been unbeaten so far this season but the Lions showed that teams should not bank on earning points easily as they have claimed their third victory from three attempts at home. "We hope that the teams would … [Read More...]

Lions make one Currie Cup change for Pumas

Golden Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has made one change to the Currie Cup side that beat Western Province for this week's Currie Cup clash against the Pumas at Ellis Park on Friday.Ackermann has opted for consistency, making just one change to his starting side so in the forwards, Martin Muller will start at lock in place of the injured MB Lusaseni.On the bench, Derick Minnie will return from injury to provide cover. Malcolm Marx will need to … [Read More...]

Who is in and who is out for the EP Kings

The Currie Cup season also takes it’s toll on bottom placed teams as the latest EP Kings Injury update shows. The Eastern Province Kings will be without the services of the dynamic hooker, Edgar Marutlulle, this weekend, following a shoulder injury sustained during the game against the Vodacom Blue Bulls at Nelson Mandela Bay on Friday night. According to the Kings’ medical team Marutlulle’s injury has ruled him out for the next two weeks. The … [Read More...]

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Big wins in Sub-Union South tournament

The Sub-Union South tournament got off to a thrilling start in Kimberley on Monday with big wins dominating the opening day’s play. SWD defeated Free State 36-23 to kick off the competition, while Boland thumped Border 48-5, Western Province beat Eastern Province 42-24 and defending champions the KwaZulu-Natal Wildebeest registered a 45-28 victory against Griquas. The battle between SWD and the Free State was hard-fought as the teams threw … [Read More...]

Scotland Women

Scottish Women regroup for start of season

An extended Scotland Women squad will gather at Murrayfield this weekend (20 and 21 September) in preparation, ultimately, for participation in next year's 6 Nations. Long-serving players including 70-times capped prop Heather Lockhart are included in the 34-strong squad, alongside new recruits including Hatty Cumber, the hat-trick heroine in Murrayfield Wanderers' win over Melrose in last season's Sarah Beany Cup final. Head coach … [Read More...]

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Pontypool, RGC 1404 and Swansea join Principality Premiership sides

All 12 Principality Premiership clubs competing in the 2014/15 season have maintained their Premiership A Licence status which means they are eligible to compete in the 2015/16 competition. In addition, SWALEC Championship clubs Pontypool, RGC 1404 and Swansea have achieved the Premiership A Licence which means that should any of those clubs win the SWALEC Championship this season, they will be automatically promoted with the bottom placed … [Read More...]

Kolisi may miss rest of season

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Cheetahs deny Sharks at the death

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Cheetahs happy with Currie Cup draw against Sharks

Rugby Champions Cup dates revealed The inaugural European Rugby Champions Cup is set to explode into action in mid-October with two compelling weekends of heavyweight clashes between European club rugby's professional elite.Read more on this Rugby news articleOther recent newsTwickenham to host Rugby Champions Cup final European Rugby Champions Cup draw revealedEuropean Rugby Challenge Cup Draw reaction … [Read More...]

Jean de Villiers

SARU congratulates Jean de Villiers on 100th Springbok appearance

Springbok captain Jean de Villiers was on Monday congratulated by Mr Oregan Hoskins, president of the South African Rugby Union (SARU) on the landmark of a century of Test appearances for his country. He becomes the fifth South African to have achieved the feat, hard on the heels of team-mate Bryan Habana, who reached the mark the week before. De Villiers returned to South Africa on Sunday, following the team’s nail-biting defeat to New … [Read More...]