Sharks test the waters as US consortium takes control

Sharks test the waters as US consortium takes control

The Sharks have managed to secure financial backing from US consortium MVM Holdings, in a deal which is expected to add extra bite to the Durban-based franchise. MVM Holdings, led by Marco Masotti, had been in talks with Western Province Rugby in a deal worth around R100m for a controlling stake in

  Justin Rowe-Roberts
Covid-19 claims Springbok rugby powerhouse Arthob Petersen

Covid-19 claims Springbok rugby powerhouse Arthob Petersen

By Jarryd NevesRenowned Springbok manager Arthob Petersen has died from “the effects” of Covid-19, says SA Rugby.Born in Paarl, Petersen served as chairperson of the Paarl Rugby Union for 10 years. In 1986, he became the vice chairperson of the Boland Rugby Union, ‘until the unification of the sport

  Jarryd Neves
Springboks look ahead to historic Rugby World Cup match

Springboks look ahead to historic Rugby World Cup match

South Africa will play historic match against Ireland, owing to the luck of the pool draw for the Rugby World Cup in 2023.The South African rugby team, the Springboks, will face Ireland and Scotland in Pool B of the Rugby World Cup in 2023, to be hosted in France. Asia Pacific and Europe were also

  Melani Nathan
Springboks gain new commemorative jersey for Lions 2021 Tour

Springboks gain new commemorative jersey for Lions 2021 Tour

By Jarryd NevesThe Springboks are to sport a commemorative jersey when they go up against players next year in the Castle Lager Lions Series.Uniquely styled, the jerseys feature a ‘vintage colourway’ and a special 3D logo, among various other design elements.‘Lions tours come around only every 12 ye

  Jarryd Neves
Boks stretch world rugby lead as local teams tussle in tight finish

Boks stretch world rugby lead as local teams tussle in tight finish

World Cup champions SA opened a lead on top of the global rankings as the domestic rugby season gains traction.By Derek Alberts The Boks opened up a lead over the second-placed All Blacks in the official World Rugby rankings without kicking a ball over the past year. The last time the Springboks pla

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Domestic rugby in distress as corona strikes in South Africa

Domestic rugby in distress as corona strikes in South Africa

SA rugby fans are in distress after an outbreak of corona has threatened to bring their beloved sport to an end once again.Much to the distress of rugby fans in South Africa, their already diminished pleasure of following the Super Rugby Unlocked competition is being threatened by a renewed outbreak

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Rugby Australia left with financial blow as Bokke bow out of championship

Rugby Australia left with financial blow as Bokke bow out of championship

The chairman of Rugby Australia has said they are surprised at SA's championship withdrawal, adding 'It will cost us quite a lot of money.'By Jarryd NevesRugby Australia was taken aback by the decision for South Africa to withdraw from the Rugby Championship. According to Reuters UK, chairman Hamish

  Jarryd Neves
David O’Sullivan on Rugby Championship bombshell: SA Rugby could lose R200m

David O’Sullivan on Rugby Championship bombshell: SA Rugby could lose R200m

SA Rugby has made the decision to withdraw the Springboks from the Rugby Championship in Australia due to concerns surrounding Covid-19 and player fitness.So there’ll be no Test rugby for the World Champions in 2020. The decision by SA Rugby to pull out of the Rugby Championship in Australia was ine

  Jarryd Neves
Boks to give Rugby Championship a miss

Boks to give Rugby Championship a miss

The wait is over, the South African rugby administration has decided that the World Cup champions will not defend their Rugby Championship title at the rejigged tournament in Australia next month.A decision was expected on October 10 whether the Springboks would board the flight to Australia. Initia

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SA rugby 2020 domestic season kicks off, finally!

SA rugby 2020 domestic season kicks off, finally!

The SA rugby 2020 season finally kicks off, featuring six of the seven teams contesting the revamped Super Rugby Unlocked tournament.By Derek Alberts The SA rugby season in 2020 finally kicks off (Friday 9 October), much to the anticipation of fans in South Africa starved of action over the past six

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SA teams Bulls, Lions, Sharks, Stormers to play rugby in Europe

SA teams Bulls, Lions, Sharks, Stormers to play rugby in Europe

The top four rugby franchises in South Africa - the Bulls, Lions, Sharks and Stormers - will play in an expanded PRO16 competition in Europe next year.The best-kept secret in world rugby is out, that South Africa’s top four franchises – Bulls, Lions, Sharks and Stormers – will play in an expanded PR

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Historic draft to test Bok depth before Rugby Championship

Historic draft to test Bok depth before Rugby Championship

A first-ever draft pick system in South Africa will give rugby selectors the chance to check out the country's 93 players.The South African rugby selectors cannot be accused of overlooking talent and depth, not with 93 players being named in the draft squad for the historic Castle Lager Springbok Sh

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Boks in double header to kick-start domestic rugby

Boks in double header to kick-start domestic rugby

By Derek Alberts A number of Boks are expected to shine in a double header tomorrow as rugby administrators in South Africa have pulled all the stops in the country’s race to catch up with the world that will see players huff and puff during the height of the southern hemisphere summer.After six mon

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SA Rugby explores options in Europe for its top franchises

SA Rugby explores options in Europe for its top franchises

PRO14 Rugby welcomes the news that the SA Rugby has been able to arrange a domestic schedule for its teams in order to return to on-field action.PRO14 Rugby, which comprises teams from Wales, Ireland, Scotland, Italy and South Africa, has long been touted as a better alternative for South Africa’s S

  David O'Sullivan
Ex-premier Rasool steps into WP rugby hot seat

Ex-premier Rasool steps into WP rugby hot seat

Former Western Cape premier Ebrahim Rasool has been appointed as the new WP Rugby Union president to usher in a new era for Western Province.By Derek AlbertsReaction to the appointment of political heavyweight Ebrahim Rasool to the hot seat of the Western Province Rugby Football Union (WPRFU) has be

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Sidelined Sharks romp their way to Springbok rugby camp

Sidelined Sharks romp their way to Springbok rugby camp

Seven Springboks playing for the Sale Sharks in Manchester have been called up to a national training camp in South Africa ahead of the Rugby Championship.By Derek AlbertsPlaying in a top flight European rugby competition certainly has its benefits as a herd of Springboks beefing up the Sale Sharks

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