South Africa

Francois Pienaar’s verdict on South Africa

Francois Pienaar’s verdict on South Africa

As South Africans come to terms with the weekend’s quarter-final loss to Australia, Francois Pienaar, captain of the team that famously won the tournament in 1995, offers a pragmatic view…

James Horwill scores

South Africa 9 Australia 11 – The Verdict

By Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features Editor in Wellington ANOTHER WORLD CUP quarter-final, another edge-of-your-seat affair. This contest was in the balance right until the end as South Africa pushed…

Head honcho: Ben Ryan

South Africa win USA Rugby Sevens in Las Vegas

By Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features Editor THE HOUSE might always win in Las Vegas casinos, but the odds were upset on the city’s rugby field at the USA Sevens.…

Video of the Day – Victor Matfield

Video of the Day – Victor Matfield

Victor Matfield is now the most capped player for South Africa, with 105 caps and counting, so with the new Super 15 about to start we thought we’d find out…

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Date set for Ralepelle and Basson hearing

A Judicial Committee appointed by the South African Rugby Union will investigate the anti-doping case of Springboks Bjorn Basson and Chiliboy Ralepelle in Cape Town on January 25. The committee…

As if butter wouldn't melt

This is how to tackle

Schalk Burger, a South African and Stormers loose forward is famed for his tackling, but usually in a bad way and usually because it’s worthy of a sending off. However…

Luke Watson to leave Bath

Luke Watson to leave Bath

Bath Rugby can confirm that Luke Watson will be leaving the club at the end of the season.  He is returning to South Africa to play for Eastern Province. Speaking…

Schalk Brits

Schalk Brits – Saracens and South Africa

He’s been named player of the 2009/2010 season, a fitting title for a man thats had alot to prove. Rugby World caught up with ‘Twinkle Toes’ to chat about cars…