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South African Rugby insists 2021 Lions tour will go on

The British & Irish Lions tour in 2021 is still due to go ahead, although the door has now been opened for a possible date change. South Africa Rugby made clear in a statement on Monday that it...

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...

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...

World Rugby transforms host nation selection

World Rugby is aiming to transform the host country selection process after announcing a new, revolutionary 10-year plan to choose all the scheduled hosts for Rugby World Cups in 2025, 2027, 2029, and 2031, via the same selection process. Their...

A “No” to Africa, Asia and the “Global Game” as Beaumont re-elected World...

World Rugby voted down major changes that would position Africa and Asia at the centre of a far more "global" game as rugby's governing body returned its chairman, Sir Bill Beaumont, to another four years at the helm. The 68-year-old...

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...

SA pro rugby returns to non-contact training

South Africa's top professional rugby teams returned to training Monday (July 20). While the initial lifting of restrictions applies only to non-contact training, the move nevertheless came as a huge relief to teams and players after months of lockdown...

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...

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,...

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...