France Series: South Africa vs France

24 Jun 17 14:00 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 117 Comments

It’s the final round of this three match series, the Springboks already have the series in the bag and will look to build on their successful start to the 2017 season. [...]

South Africa A vs French Barbarians

23 Jun 17 17:00 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 10 Comments

The SA A team host the French Barbarians in the second of two test at Orlando Stadium, already leading the series 1 – 0. It’s a brand new team with only two survivors from the first match which should keep things interesting. [...]

Dreyer debuts in final French test

22 Jun 17 14:11 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 14 Comments

Ruan Dreyer will earn his first Test cap in the final test match against France this weekend, Dreyer being one of four changes to the starting team. [...]

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Sharks XV to take no chances

22 Jun 17 10:25 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 37 Comments

It seems the Sharks are bored of the international break already and will take advantage of any opportunity to get onto the pitch. Friday afternoon’s must-win Supersport Challenge match against at Free State thus could not come at a better time. [...]

JPP to join Toulon

21 Jun 17 15:47 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 5 Comments

Springbok and ex-Shark JP Pietersen is joining French club Toulon for the new European season. [...]

Venter takes reigns for SA A

21 Jun 17 14:16 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 2 Comments

The SA A team to face the Barbarians at Orlando Stadium on Friday night has been announced, with a significantly altered side now being led by Francois Venter. [...]

Ross misses out on 3rd test

20 Jun 17 15:38 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 38 Comments

News from the Springbok camp is that Ross Crnonje will miss the thrid test match against France, as will flank Oupa Mohoje, due to concussion concerns. [...]

Sharks XV make their move

19 Jun 17 10:27 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 10 Comments

A very credible 28-all draw in tough conditions against the table-topping Griquas side on Thursday afternoon saw the Sharks XV move into second spot on the SuperSport Rugby Challenge central section log. [...]

Deadly defence sinks French

17 Jun 17 19:16 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 22 Comments

The Springboks have defeated France in Durban, scoring 4 tries to 2 in clincing the series with a 37 – 15 victory. [...]

France Series: Springbok vs France 2

17 Jun 17 13:00 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 21 Comments

The Springboks host the French in the second of three tests in Durban this afternoon, leading the series after their win at Loftus last week. Can they clinch the series with a game in hand? [...]

Mapoe in for second test

15 Jun 17 14:11 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 29 Comments

Allister Coetzee has kept changes to a minimum ahead of Saturday’s second test against the French, making just one injury-enforced switch to his line-up for the match at Kings Park. [...]

Injuries ahead of crucial clash

14 Jun 17 14:54 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 22 Comments

Paul Anthony and Ricardo Loubscher will have wanted the benefit of maximum continuity going into this week’s crunch Supersport Rugby Challenge match against Griquas in Kimberley, but instead have been hit by injuries that have necessitated changes to the Sharks XV team. [...]

Strong SA A team for French BaaBaas

14 Jun 17 11:27 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 54 Comments

A very strong South Africa A team has been selected by Johan Ackermann to face the French Barbarians on Friday afternoon with seven Springboks in the match 23. [...]

Pienaar joins Montpellier

13 Jun 17 16:04 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 3 Comments

Ruan Pienaar, after years in Ireland with Ulster, has signed a three year contract with Montpellier. Pienaar joins a host of South Africans recruited to the Top 14 side by former Springbok coach Jake White. [...]

Pollard drafted into A squad

13 Jun 17 15:20 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 18 Comments

Handre Pollard has been called up to the SA A squad as replacement for Francois Venter being called up to the Springbok team. [...]

Big blow for Sharks as Deysel injured

13 Jun 17 09:15 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 57 Comments

Some really bad news this morning, courtesy of our friends at Namibia’s Republikein newspaper, is that Sharks centre Johan Deysel has broken his arm and now faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines. [...]

Mapoe fit, Venter joins Boks

12 Jun 17 15:59 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 8 Comments

The Boks gathered in Durban yesterday ahead of the second test against France, hoping to clinch the series. [...]

Leopards double just the tonic for Sharks XV

12 Jun 17 11:02 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 3 Comments

Andre Esterhuizen scored two first half tries to help the Sharks XV to a vital away victory over the Leopards – their second over these foes in the SuperSport Rugby Challenge this year. [...]

Boks bash frustrated French

10 Jun 17 19:34 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 27 Comments

The Springboks started the 2017 International season with a bang, beating the French 37 – 14 in a match that was much tighter than the scoreline suggests. [...]

France Series: Springboks vs France

10 Jun 17 13:00 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 68 Comments

Allister Coetzee and his Springboks kick off the 2017 International season in Pretoria this afternoon with plenty on the line for the coach, Captain Warren Whiteley and the rest of the team. [...]