14.8.2020 05:32 pm
With a debate continuing behind the scenes, as South African rugby considers its next move in a potential shake-up for the sport, Wiehahn Herbst has compared the pros and cons of local teams staying in Super Rugby or heading to Europe.
It can be quite a culture shock competing in Europe, according to Herbst, but local players might have to take the good with the bad if plans proceed to explore the Pro14 market.
Having previously led the Springboks and the Stormers, Duane Vermeulen has been unveiled as the new Bulls captain.
Whether they fight for their place in the Super Rugby series, or opt to send SA teams north to join the Pro14, retired administrator Oregan Hoskins is confident that Saru will make the correct decision.
World Cup winner Lukhanyo Am will stay with the Sharks until 2022.
Australian rugby officials have set a three-week deadline for New Zealand to accept their demands for a trans-Tasman Super Rugby competition, or they will walk away and set up a domestic tournament.
Tonga back-rower Sione Tau was sacked by Bayonne after being under the influence of alcohol in a car crash, sources within the French club told AFP on Monday.
South African-born Edinburgh prop Pierre Schoeman will be eligible to play for Scotland next year after World Rugby announced a delay to its residency ruling on Monday.
Naas Botha believes sufficient time remains for domestic competitions to be held this year, and he is confident the Boks will be ready to prepare for the Rugby Championship.
Warren Gatland said Friday he would be prepared to coach the Waikato Chiefs for free next year if COVID-19 forced the cancellation of the British and Irish Lions’ tour to South Africa.
SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux has welcomed the news that the sport has got the go ahead to return to the playing field, under certain conditions.
With domestic rugby potentially set to resume in two bio-bubbles, former World Cup winning coach Jake White is targeting a fresh approach for the Bulls.
After being acquitted by an independent inquiry on two charges, Eben Etzebeth’s lawyer believes the decision suggests the evidence shows the rugby star is innocent.
Unable to pay creditors and staff, the Valke rugby union has been forced to shut down its professional arm.
South African rugby is facing its biggest challenges in decades, former Golden Lions president Kevin de Klerk believes.