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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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

England coach Jones signs new deal to 2023 World Cup

England coach Eddie Jones has agreed a contract extension which will see him continue in the role until the 2023 Rugby World Cup, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) said on Thursday. Jones, whose contract was set to expire in August...

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...

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...

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...

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...