Laying down a challenge: The Chiefs sits atop the New Zealand league

By Alex Shaw To coin a phrase from legendary former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, it’s squeaky bum time in Super Rugby. With just two rounds of regular season…

Dan Robson

England Saxons beat South Africa A 32-24 in Bloemfontein on Friday night but, apart from Sky’s coverage, you would hardly have known it was taking place with all the attention…

Johnny Sexton

By Alex Shaw In the 110 years of international rugby that Ireland and South Africa have gone head-to-head, not once have the Irish recorded a victory in South Africa. That…

Handre Pollard

Pollard and Lambie culled The Springboks’ first and second choice fly-halves – Handré Pollard and Pat Lambie – both sustained serious injuries just two weeks before the opening matches of…

Schalk Burger

SUPER RUGBY SHAMBLES The 2016 revamped Super Rugby tournament is only two months away and at the time of writing Japan’s franchise, the Sunwolves, were still in search of a…

Heyneke Meyer

The coaching merry-go-round in the wake of the Rugby World Cup continues unabated with South Africa coach, Heyneke Meyer announcing he is stepping down after four years in the role…

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Tries from JP Pietersen and Eben Etzebeth helped South Africa to a third-place finish at the 2015 World Cup. Argentina dominated possession and territory during this Bronze final, but it…