World Cup


Ludeke heading to the World Cup?

Former Bulls head coach Frans Ludeke could be heading to the World Cup in England in September as part of the Fijian coaching staff.

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The Bok battle Meyer can't win

INTERVIEW: An injury list of critical proportions, limited preparation time, unrealistic expectations and even some uncooperative franchises.

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Slaptjips 'excited' by Namibian job

REACTION: Pieter Rossouw says he is "very excited" about the prospect of working with the Namibian national team at the World Cup.

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Bok horror story revealed

REACTION: The injury list at the start of South Africa's build-up to their international season reads like a horror story.

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World Cup doubt for Bok

NEWS: Seasoned Springbok prop Coenie Oosthuizen has undergone surgery for a neck injury and is in doubt for the World Cup.

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Treviranus to lead Samoa

NEWS: Ofisa Treviranus will lead Samoa against teh All Blacks in July before taking on the world in September

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Robshaw's Olympic dream

England captain Chris Robshaw hopes his side can follow the lead of top Olympic stars when the country hosts the World Cup.

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France confirms 2023 bid

NEWS: The French Rugby Federation confirmed they throw their name in the hat to bid to host the 2023 World Cup.

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Wyles to lead Eagles at World Cup

NEWS: Chris Wyles will captain the United States national team as the Eagles prepare for the World Cup - at a four-match Pacific Nations Cup campaign.

Williams in World Cup fitness race

NEWS: Livewire Wales back Liam Williams has undergone foot surgery, leaving him with a potential battle to regain fitness for the World Cup.

Lest we forget them

INTERVIEW: It was a day of celebration and remembrance. However, the victorious Springbok team of 1995 also paused to honour some fallen heroes.

Pienaar: How class of 2015 can do it

INTERVIEW: Former Springbok captain Francois Pienaar believes the class of 2015 can overcome the odds and win the World Cup.

Ireland's Ruddock out of World Cup

NEWS: Rhys Ruddock will miss the World Cup after a second broken arm in six months cost the Leinster flank a place in the Ireland squad.

Flouw won't let go of Bok jersey

Francois Louw is determined to keep hold of his Springbok jersey despite being based overseas in Bath.

Fourie back in Bok mix

New Kobe Steelers' coach Allister Coetzee has said that Springbok centre Jaque Fourie is available and keen to play for South Africa at the World Cup.

Class of 1995 reunion at Ellis Park

NEWS: Players and management from the Springboks 1995 World Cup winning squad will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the final.

Brown backing Boks for World Cup

Former Scotland captain Kelly Brown is backing the Springboks to win the World Cup in England later this year.

Cotter pushing Scots in Pyrenees

NEWS: Scotland's preparations for a testing World Cup pool have been kick-started at altitude and included a night under the stars with French military forces.