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CAPE TOWN, December 8 – South Africa’s Blitzboks produced a stunning second half performance to outclass Samoa 22-12 in their opening match at the Cape Town leg of the World Sevens Series on Saturday. The home side got off to a shaky start when Samoa scored first through captain David Afamasaga. Alatasi Tupua succeeded with the conversion (7-0). The Blitzboks hit...
MONACO, November 26 – SA Rugby president Mark Alexander praised Springbok winger Aphiwe Dyantyi for scooping the World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year Award in association with Tudor at a glittering function in Monaco on Sunday evening. In doing so, the 24-year-old Dyantyi became the first South African to win this prestigious award for players in their debut international...
EDINBURGH - Scotland strengthened their side on Wednesday as coach Gregor Townsend made six changes to his starting line-up to take on South Africa in their test at Murrayfield on Saturday. There is a first outing in the November internationals for loosehead prop Gordon Reid, while hooker Stuart McInally, locks Jonny Gray and Ben Toolis and flanker Hamish Watson returns...
PARIS  - After two narrow defeats, South Africa were able to reverse their fortunes and snatch a last-gasp victory of their own against France in Paris on Saturday, even if coach Rassie Erasmus felt they had not been at their best. Substitute hooker Bongi Mbonambi rumbled over well after the final hooter to help secure a 29-26 victory that made...
LONDON - Eddie Jones knows that one of the keys to beating New Zealand is to mentally get past their "aura" and, having done an impressive job of that with Australia, he has spent the last week drumming it into his England players. When Jones was in charge of the Wallabies in the early 2000s he led them to five...
CAPE TOWN - Hooker Akker van der Merwe and flank Tyler Paul scored second half tries as the Sharks lifted South Africa's domestic Currie Cup with a 17-12 final victory over holders Western Province at Newlands on Saturday. The match was a repeat of last year’s decider, with the Durban-based Sharks gaining revenge against their more fancied opponents in Cape...
NEWLANDS, Cape Town, October 27 –The Sharks were crowned 2018 Currie Cup champions after defeating hosts Western Province 17-12 in Saturday's final at Newlands Stadium, Cape Town. The visiting Sharks outscored WP 2-0 in the try count and scored all 17 match-winning points in the second half after trailing 6-0 at the break. WP lost the first lineout of the match...
YOKOHAMA, Japan - All Blacks flyhalf Beauden Barrett scored 17 points as New Zealand completed a Bledisloe Cup clean sweep with a 37-20 win over Australia at the venue for the 2019 World Cup final on Saturday. Flanker Liam Squire and captain Kieran Read crossed before the break to put the All Blacks in a commanding position and the world...
PRETORIA, October 26 – The Blue Bulls Company on Friday confirmed the signing of Springbok No 8 Duane Vermeulen. The big ball carrying loose, who is currently plying his trade in Japan, will arrive in Pretoria in February 2019 and will spend the duration of the season with the Vodacom Bulls. Vermeulen has donned the Green and Gold of the Springboks...
CAPE TOWN - Experienced prop Tendai Mtawarira has been ruled out of South Africa's November internationals, but there will be a likely return for powerful number eight Duane Vermeulen after coach Rassie Erasmus named a training squad for the tour on Sunday. Mtawarira, a veteran of 107 caps, has not been considered after he was injured in the narrow Rugby...


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