South Africa


Preview: Vodacom Cup, Round Four

The Vodacom Cup is now fully underway across the length and breadth of South Africa and Namibia and sparks are set to fly.

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Pukke break Maties hearts

Two late bonus points saw NWU-Pukke sneak into the Varsity Cup semifinals ahead of Maties on points difference.

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Vodacom Cup: Half-tons up

WRAP: The South Section of the Vodacom Cup kicked off this weekend with the Sharks XV and Pumas getting 50-pointers without conceding a point.

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VC: Play-off showdown in final round

PREVIEW: There will be four teams fighting it out over the two remaining play-offs spots in the final round of the Varsity Cup on Monday.

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CT Sevens SARU's 2023 showcase

INTERVIEW: The Cape Town leg of the Sevens World Series will be the ideal vehicle for SARU to showcase their ability to host the 2023 World Cup.

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Preview: Vodacom Cup, Round Three

The Vodacom Cup picks up speed this weekend with action in the South Section getting underway.
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SARU won't enforce 'player rest'

Super Rugby teams will not be forced to rest key Springboks, despite a 'request' from the South African Rugby Union to do so ahead of the World Cup.

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Home comforts for Tuks and Shimlas

VARSITY CUP WRAP: UP-Tuks and UFS-Shimlas both secured home semifinals with big wins in Round Six of the Varsity Cup on Monday.

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Play-off pressure building

VARSITY CUP PREVIEW: The pressure will be on in the penultimate round of the Varsity Cup on Monday before the competition heads into the play-offs.

Pumas top of the pile

VODACOM CUP WRAP: The Pumas, Golden Lions and Blue Bulls all recorded good victories in the second round of the Vodacom Cup this weekend.

High praise for departing Gurthrö

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer paid tribute to Gurthrö Steenkamp after the veteran prop announced his retirement from international rugby.

Gurthrö hangs up his Bok boots

Springbok prop Gurthrö Steenkamp has announced his retirement from international rugby stating his wish to focus his career at Toulouse.

Steyn sidesteps Springbok question

 For a player known for his direct approach on the field, Frans Steyn showed some skills in sidestepping the question over his Bok availability.

White card: The success story

The white card initiative is making an impressive impact in overturning foul play, as nearly half of the referrals in this year's Varsity Cup matches have been successful.

Preview: Vodacom Cup, Round Two

Three Vodacom Cup matches in the North Section take place on Friday, with the clash in Pretoria between the Blue Bulls and Leopards XV set to see sparks fly.

Great Tjol Lategan Dies

Tjol Lategan, a great centre in great times for South African rugby, has died in Stellenbosch at the age of 89.

Franschhoek disaster fund

The WPRFU launched a Franschhoek Rugby Disaster Relief Fund to help those affected in last Saturday's tragic bus accident.

Tuks overtake unbeaten Shimlas

A convincing 63-8 victory over CUT in Pretoria saw UP-Tuks move past the unbeaten UFS-Shimlas to the top of the Varsity Cup standings.