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Rugby

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Locks, Boks and a broken Farrell

Springboks look to land on-field knockout blow to Home Nations and World Rugby ‘Control the narrative before the narrative controls you.’ In an age of internet deep fakes, vaccine misinformation and Fake News Media you would not be alone if you...

Bok opportunity to lay down a marker before Twickenham showdown

by Staff A chance to build momentum - but underestimate Scotland at your peril After a hard-fought and impressive win against Wales last Saturday, Siya Kolisi’s Springboks will face a Scottish team brimming with confidence following their own victory over Australia....

Itoje wants England to learn from boxer Eubank example

Maro Itoje has compared England's position to that of boxer Chris Eubank as they prepare to face Wales in the Six Nations at Cardiff on Saturday. The now retired Eubank cultivated an image as a boxer fans loved to hate,...

Rugby: the next frontier for hungry sports investors

by Pirate IRWIN Rugby's crown jewels are in the sights of investors seeking to exploit the untapped potential of the market as struggling governing bodies try to replenish their coffers. US private equity firm Silver Lake is reported to be offering...

Springboks captain Kolisi quits Stormers, to join Sharks

South Africa's World Cup-winning captain Siya Kolisi announced Sunday (February 14) that he is leaving the Stormers after 11 years with the Cape Town franchise. While the 29-year-old loose forward did not say which team he might join, there has been speculation that...

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...
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