South Africa


Rassie heads SARU streamline

An internal restructuring to streamline the identification, development and monitoring of players will be headed up by Rassie Erasmus for SARU.
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ABs back at Ellis Park...for now

The Springboks will face the All Blacks at Ellis Park again next year, but the fixture will move around from 2016 on.

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Death of the oldest Bull

LM Smit played for Northern Transvaal in its very first match - against Transvaal on 18 April 1938. He died gently on 8 December 2014, three weeks short of his 102nd birthday.

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Boks back for Euro clashes

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer will be pleased to see two of his stalwarts returning to the rugby field in the European Cup this weekend.
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SARU takes on Border's books

SARU have announced that it had assumed control of the financial and administrative affairs of the Border Rugby.
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Lions bolster all squads for 2015

Coming off a highly successful 2014 rugby season in all areas, the Lions have announced the final signings of players for the 2015 season
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Youngsters dominate Awards list

Nizaam Carr and Handré Pollard lead the full list of nominees for the annual Player of the Year Awards

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Liebenberg's belated Bok farewell

Springbok hooker Tiaan Liebenberg was glad he got to wear the national colours one final time at the Wanderers last week.

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Etzebeth for Bakkies in France?

Reports out of France are that Toulon are hunting Springbok Eben Etzebeth as a replacement for Bakkies Botha after the World Cup.

Alberts takes over cricket captaincy

Willem Alberts, who took two wickets with consecutive balls at Newlands in January, has been named to captain the Springboks against the Proteas.

Boks claim final win of the year

The Springboks, going into the match against the much favoured Proteas as underdogs, managed to surprise with a five-wicket victory.

Which Bok was top this year?

Nizaam Carr, Marcell Coetzee, Willie le Roux, Handré Pollard and Duane Vermeulen have been nominated for the SA Rugby Player of the Year Award.

Secret to Ikeys magic

The UCT Ikey Tigers' win in the 2014 Varsity Cup will long be remembered as one of the most dramatic comebacks of all time.

De Villiers setting sights on RWC

Jean de Villiers underwent a successful surgery on the left knee and is setting his sights on the World Cup in England next year.

Sarel races away with awards

Springbok fullback Willie le Roux has been named the Cheetahs player of the year for 2014, but scrumhalf Sarel Pretorius claimed three awards of his own.

Serfontein is the top Bull

Centre Jan Serfontein was named as the Bulls' player of the year at a very casual and relaxed event hosted on the Loftus B-Field.

Lions' honours go to Whiteley

Warren Whiteley was crowned the Golden Lions Player of the year on Wednesday with team-mate Jaco Kriel scooping three awards of his own.

Mackenzie stays at Sharks helm

Graham Mackenzie has been re-elected President of the KZNRU for a further two-year term.