Jean de Villiers

DE VILLIERS MAKES CAUTIOUS BUT SUCCESSFUL COMEBACK Springbok captain Jean de Villiers returned to action for the first time in nine months when he came off the bench against a…

Dan Carter

The Top 14 transfer market has more or less closed for the summer. Clubs are still permitted to sign up to two supplementary players in addition to ‘World Cup jokers’,…

Scott Robertson

The 2015 World Rugby U20 Championship in Italy may now be consigned to the history books but the reputations created by some of the tournament’s stars could light up rugby for years…

Jean de Villiers

Bulls and Sharks cull mercilessly The Bulls and the Sharks did little to persuade seasoned veterans to reconsider offers from overseas clubs after both suffering mediocre Super Rugby campaigns. The…

Green and mean: Tendai 'Beast' Mtawarira models South Africa's World Cup kit, from ASICS

The Springboks launched their new kit for the Rugby World Cup last week. The kit was pulled together after extensive testing was carried out at the ASICS Institute of Sport…

Physical but struggling: The continued poor form of the Cheetahs has forced Naka Drotske to retire

NAKA STEPS DOWN Beleaguered Cheetahs coach Naka Drotske announced in early May that he would retire from coaching at the conclusion of the 2015 Super Rugby season. The Cheetahs have…

The Springboks test out their new kit

It looks like the arms race has begun… In 2003, England were ahead of the rest of the Rugby World Cup pack because they were the first ones to utilise…

Hands up: Sharks chief executive John Smit has apologised after his side's third red card. (pic Action images)

Apologies for Shark’s third red card  Sharks chief executive John Smit took to social media to apologise to fans this month after a third franchise player was red-carded and suspended…