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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...

Africa’s promising sports future evident at the 13th Africa Games in Accra

The 13th Africa Games in Ghana revealed Africa's bright sports future, featuring diverse disciplines and standout performances by rising stars. Experts view the event's gaps as opportunities for enhancing future editions. Bonface Orucho, bird story agency After three weeks of intense...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

After Shujaa’s grand return to World Series, experts reveal strategies for staying on top

After a year on the sidelines, Kenya's sevens rugby team stormed back into the prestigious HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. Experts weigh in on how Shujaa can stay in the elite ranks and dodge future relegation. Oliver Ochieng The Kenya national...
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