South Africa

Wax on, wax off: Marcell Coetzee

Rugby Championship: Round 4 is a big one

The spot as number one in the world is up for grabs while two winless warriors do battle. Some coaches It can only be Round 4 of the Rugby Championship,…

Phelan down: A glum looking Santiago Phelan

Rugby Championship: Here comes Round Three

New Zealand versus Argentina; Australia versus South Africa. It can only be Round Three of the Rugby Championship. Here's a short preview of the teams involved.

Hard to miss: Luminous George Clancy

Rugby Championship: European refs in demand

IT'S ALWAYS nice to be wanted. It must be a strange feeling for referees, though. In an age where the men in the middle are as professional as players and…

Incoming: Scott Fardy will take his spot on the flank

Rugby Championship: Minimal changes for Round 2

By Alan Dymock AS INEVITABLE as the front of the newspapers showing flaxen-haired teenage girls jumping for joy on school-results day, the big guns have made almost no changes for…

No stranger to pain: Rory Lamont

Beware the return of Juan Smith

By Alan Dymock AS RUGBY becomes more competitive, more sponsor-driven, more about the trophies than the humans involved, there is a chance that some folk could get chewed up and…

Take That, Southern Hemisphere: Four superstars have made comebacks for the Rugby Championship

Take That Rugby Championship!: Four returnees

LIKE NIGHT-OUT stories, some rugby players just will not go away. Sure, tales of their exploits may become greatly exaggerated in the re-telling. However, in this upcoming Rugby Championship there…

French fizz: Digby Ioane is set to sparkle in the Top 14 for Stade Francais in the new season

French Top 14: New faces for the new season

OSTENTATIOUS OR talent-filled, either way, it is hard to deny that the Top 14 will have an impressive array of international stars next season. Indeed there is something for everyone…


Hong Kong celebrates record Sevens series audience

FIJI WON the on-field plaudits by sneaking past first-time Cup finalists Wales 26-19, to successfully defend their HSBC Sevens title. In a thrilling final, the South Sea Islanders scored four…