Heyneke Meyer will be the new Springbok coach after a Special General Meeting of the South African Rugby Union (SARU) ratified his proposed appointment in Cape Town on Friday. The…

All 16 national teams have declared their final squads to compete at the Nelson Mandela Bay South Africa Sevens, round three of the HSBC Sevens World Series on 9-10 December.…

You never know what to expect when the Barbarians come to town – but this weekend’s Killik Cup clash against Australia at Twickenham contains more uncertainties than usual, writes Alan…

Springbok lock legend Victor Matfield will captain the Barbarians in the Killik Cup match against Australia at Twickenham on Saturday (kick off 2.35pm). The 34-year-old reprises his role of 2009…

England’s 2012 Autumn International Fixtures

The RFU has confirmed the dates of the 2012 QBE Internationals. England will play four Test matches at Twickenham in November-December, against Fiji, Australia, South Africa and World Champions New…

England’s matches in November 2012

The QBE Internationals will deliver an exciting, international competition between the northern and southern hemispheres and see the World Cup winning All Blacks play on English soil for the first…

Auckland, Canterbury, Waikato, Wellington and Otago will host All Blacks Test matches in the 2012 international season, the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) announced today. The Rugby World Cup winning…

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…