South Africa


Junior Boks in 'great shape'

NEWS: The Junior Springbok squad flew out to Italy on Wednesday as they aim to win the World Rugby Under-20 Championship trophy. 

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Du Preez: Available for Boks

NEWS: Springbok scrumhalf Fourie du Preez will be available and will be considered for the Springbok squad in two months’ time.

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WP to host Pumas in Final

REPORT: Western Province will host a first-ever Vodacom Cup Final, after they defeated the Blue Bulls 10-6 in a hard-fought semifinal.

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Pumas upstage Lions in the Park

REPORT: The Pumas threw the form book out the window and booked their place in the Vodacom Cup Final with a 43-20 win over the Golden Lions.

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Preview: Vodacom Cup, semifinals

The Pumas and Blue Bulls will be facing the two unbeaten sides in the Vodacom Cup this year, the Golden Lions and Western Province,  in the semifinals.

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Junior Boks boosted by success

The South African Under-20 side completed their most successful tour of Argentina to-date and are buoyed by their efforts as they returned home on Monday.

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Vodacom Cup: Northern dominance

Three of the Vodacom Cup semifinalists are from the North with Western Province up against the Blue Bulls and Golden Lions facing the Pumas.

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New Zealand

Matfield backing Carter and McCaw

Victor Matfield is backing fellow Test centurions Richie McCaw and Dan Carter to shine for the All Blacks at the World Cup.

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Vermaak's WC dream starts in CT

NEWS: Jano Vermaak's dream of getting a Springbok World Cup call-up starts in Cape Town on July 1.

Preview: Vodacom Cup, Quarterfinals

The four South Section teams in the Vodacom Cup quarterfinals will be out for revenge after none of them progressed past the last eight in 2014.

Leopards sneak into play-offs

VODACOM CUP WRAP: The Lions and Western Province finished the league phase of the Vodacom Cup unbeaten and will host quarterfinals.

July return for Bok miracle man

NEWS: Springbok captain Jean de Villiers has described his recovery process from a serious knee injury as a "miracle".

Lions v Muir: No quick resolution

INTERVIEW: The GLRU is "desperate" for a quick solution to their long-standing dispute with former Springbok assistant coach Dick Muir.

Preview: Vodacom Cup, Round Nine

The Leopards XV and Falcons will have all to play for when they travel to Windhoek and Polokwane respectively.

Flip turns down the World Cup

Heyneke Meyer has dropped a bombshell in Johannesburg by announcing that Flip van der Merwe has made himself unavailable for international duty.

Residency rule under scrutiny

Brett Gosper has said the three-year residency rule, which allows  foreign-born players to be selected for national teams, could be reviewed.

De Villiers on track for World Cup

INJURY UPDATE: Springbok captain Jean de Villiers is ahead of schedule on his road to recovery ahead of the World Cup in England.

Boks return to Buenos Aires

The Springboks will return to Buenos Aires for the first time in 10 years, when they face Argentina in a special round of matches in preparation for the World Cup.