Rugby Champs 2016: Boks vs Wallabies

1 Oct 16 13:00 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 101 Comments

The Springboks host the Wallabies at Loftus in their penultimate match of yet another disappointing campaign. [...]

Currie Cup 2016: Xerox Golden Lions v Cell C Sharks

30 Sep 16 15:30 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 144 Comments

It all comes down to this. [...]

Currie Cup 2016: Round 9 preview and predictions

30 Sep 16 08:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 19 Comments

Well now, after what feels like just a week or two, we’re already at the final round-robin stage of this year’s Currie Cup. As is generally the case in a competition littered with minnows, only one match is of any real significance this week. [...]

New halfbacks, Lambie at fullback for Boks

29 Sep 16 13:10 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 111 Comments

Bok coach Allister Coetzee has named his team to take on the Wallabies at Loftus this Saturday with three changes coming from the team that took on the All Blacks a fortnight ago. [...]

Lewies cleared for Ellis Park

29 Sep 16 10:54 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 7 Comments

In some good news from the Sharks, Stephan Lewies has passed a fitness test and will take his place among the reserves as the Sharks travel to Johannesburg to take on the Lions this Friday. [...]

SA coaches on the move

29 Sep 16 10:47 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 17 Comments

Three high-profile South African coaches have all become free agents over the last week or so, opening up the possibility of some interesting moves in the weeks ahead. [...]

No Philip for Lions showdown

28 Sep 16 11:07 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 103 Comments

The Sharks have been dealt a blow ahead of this week’s must-win Currie Cup game against the Lions at Ellis Park. Coach Robert du Preez’s hopes of naming a full-strength forward pack have been dashed as Philip van der Walt sits out, needing more time to recover from the concussion he sustained against the Cheetahs three weeks back. [...]

Mvovo among 3 released Boks

27 Sep 16 08:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 72 Comments

The good news for the Sharks, ahead of this weekend’s Currie Cup clash with the Lions, is that Lwazi Mvovo will be available for selection. [...]

Sudden death

26 Sep 16 09:19 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 88 Comments

I’m sure I’m feeling much the same as many of you this morning, having watched in slow-motion horror as the past weekend’s Currie Cup fixtures conspired to turn out in the wort possible fashion for the Sharks. [...]

Currie Cup 2016: Round 8 preview and predictions

23 Sep 16 10:45 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 19 Comments

We’ll keep this one short and sweet, for two reasons. Reason the first, the Sharks aren’t playing. Reason numero dos, there’s only one important game and the rest are gimmes. [...]

Pay to play?

22 Sep 16 11:19 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 134 Comments

I’m sure by now we’ve all read Craig Ray‘s thought-provoking piece on the Vodacom Rugby website, in which he questions the bloated state of professional rugby structures in South Africa today. If not, go and have a peruse before returning here. [...]

Coetzee adds four to Bok squad

21 Sep 16 15:50 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 117 Comments

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee has made a number of changes to his squad ahead of the Springboks two remaining fixtures in the Rugby Championship. With many calling for wholesale substitutions, Coetzee has opted to keep faith in the majority of those who toured Australia and New Zealand. [...]

Currie Cup knock-outs moved

21 Sep 16 10:21 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 43 Comments

The potential for a clash between a Durban Currie Cup semi-final on 7 October (unlikely as that may now seem) and the Boks’ home Rugby Championship clash against the All Blacks at the same venue a day later has prompted SA Rugby to amend the Currie Cup fixture schedule. [...]

We’re all Griquas now

20 Sep 16 11:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 38 Comments

While it’s tempting to say that the Sharks’ final Currie Cup match – away to the Lions in Johannesburg in a fortnight – is the one that will have the most direct bearing on the Sharks’ semi-final prospects, another game this weekend could have an equally big bearing. It’s one that they won’t even play in, either! [...]

Happy birthday Rich!

20 Sep 16 10:04 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 12 Comments

Hey guys – let’s take a few minutes to wish our mate Richard Ferguson a very happy birthday! [...]