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Lions tour change would be ‘biggest disappointment in history’ for Springboks’ – Leyds

South Africa winger Dillyn Leyds said staging this year's British and Irish Lions tour in Australia rather than on home ground "would be the biggest disappointment" in the Springboks' history. Earlier this week Rugby Australia offered to host the eight...

Australia offers to host Lions’ South Africa tour: reports

Rugby Australia has offered to host this year's British and Irish Lions series against South Africa, reports said Monday (February 1). Fears have grown that the invitational side's highly anticipated tour could be cancelled as South Africa's Covid-19 cases ballooned...

Steyn, Jacobs star as Bulls reach Currie Cup final

Veteran Morne Steyn and rookie Stravino Jacobs starred as the Bulls reached the South African Currie Cup final Saturday (January 23) with a 26-21 victory over the Lions in Pretoria. Fly-half Steyn kicked a conversion and three penalties and winger...

Uncapped Odogwu and Randall in England squad for Six Nations

Uncapped backs Paolo Odogwu and Harry Randall were both included in reigning champions England's 28-man squad for the Six Nations Championship announced Friday. Odogwu has impressed at centre and wing for Wasps this season. The 23-year-old could also represent Italy through his father but that...

Steyn stars as Cheetahs keep Currie Cup double hopes alive

Two-time Rugby World Cup winner Francois Steyn kicked 17 points as the Cheetahs overpowered the Sharks 37-10 Sunday (December 27) to bolster hopes of back-to-back South African Currie Cup titles. The 33-year-old centre converted tries by captain and lock Carl...

Lions leapfrog Sharks in SA Currie Cup

A brilliant break by Wandisile Simelane set up Tiaan Swanepoel for a victory-sealing try as the Lions defeated the Sharks 27-12 Saturday (December 19) in the South African Currie Cup.   The outcome of the fourth round match at Ellis Park in...

Dramatic win for Sharks over Bulls in SA Currie Cup

Recent Sharks recruit Yaw Penxe scored a try brilliantly engineered by Curwin Bosch to snatch a 32-29 victory over the Bulls Saturday in a South African Currie Cup thriller. Fly-half Bosch spotted Penxe unmarked and delivered a perfectly weighted cross kick which...

Bulls show why they are best by edging Province with 14 men

The Bulls showed why they are the best post-coronavirus shutdown team in South Africa by defeating Siya Kolisi-led Western Province 22-20 with 14 men Saturday in a Currie Cup first-round thriller.   Having won the South African Super Rugby Unlocked...

Springboks’ Kolbe returns and scores as Toulouse crush Agen

South African Rugby World Cup winner Cheslin Kolbe scored in his first game since mid-October as Toulouse hammered bottom side Agen 63-18 on Saturday (November 28) in the French Top 14. Kolbe came off the bench just before the hour...

South African Super Rugby side picks nine black starters after race broadside.

The Sharks have chosen nine black starters for a South African Super Rugby Unlocked match Friday, a week after national rugby boss Mark Alexander slammed teams for being "too white".    Apart from the nine who will begin the match,...