Super Rugby

A record 25 million people watched Japan beat Samoa on television. Photo: Getty Images.

Japan breaking records on and off the pitch

Japanese rugby is riding a wave of popularity after an incredible 25 million people tuned in on television to watch their Pool B win over Samoa. Having stunned the world…

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

A letter from South Africa – May

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…

Honey Badger turns teacher

Honey Badger turns teacher

EVER WONDERED what on earth the Honey Badger, Nick Cummins, is on about?! So have we, but to help us out, Cummins himself has kindly agreed to give us this…

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Who’s in our current World XV?

AUGUST SEES the return of The Rugby Championship – one hell of a tasty tournament to follow the all-consuming intensity of this summer’s Lions tour. As the wounded Wallabies head…

lone Wulf: Rudi Wulf returns in time to claim his 50th cap

Wulf and Ranger return for Chiefs showdown

Blues coach Pat Lam welcomes back a couple of players from the squad’s lengthy injured list to the starting 22 this week. Fullback Rudi Wulf returns to the side after…

Kieran Read back for Crusaders

Kieran Read back for Crusaders

ALL BLACKS loose forward Kieran Read returns to the Crusaders starting line-up to face the Highlanders. Read sustained a bruised pelvis during their 28-19 defeat to the Rebels, nearly three…