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.

Rugby Rugby players go unpaid, with Valke facing financial collapse

Elite players have taken a knock, with the Valke franchise revealing that it doesn’t have money to support its staff.

Rugby Hurricanes hoping for X-factor from Bok star Mapimpi

His new club believes Makazole Mapimpi will have a chance to show his confidence and flair, as he looks to spread his wings in Japan.

Rugby SA rugby community celebrates the life of Kaunda Ntunja

The death of rugby commentator Kaunda Ntunja sent shock waves through the sport this week.

Rugby ‘All lives should matter’, says Springbok icon Kobus Wiese

Kobus Wiese believes BLM threatens to cause division in SA sport.

Rugby Kwagga Smith urges stranded Blitzboks to ‘stay positive’

Following the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics and the cancellation of the Cape Town Sevens, the national team has nothing to aim for until 2021.

Rugby Cape Town Sevens called off as virus hits 2020/21 season

With the return of competitive rugby still up in the air, organisers have confirmed the cancellation of the South African leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series.

Rugby Lions ready to be unleashed, says winger Skosan

South African players are so hungry to return to action, when they do it will be like letting a pack of dogs loose from their leashes, Lions wing Courtnall Skosan has predicted.

Rugby Sanzaar remains ‘strong’, but Super Rugby still up in the air

Sanzaar CEO Andy Marinos feels the cross-border rugby between South Africa, New Zealand, Australia and Argentina needs to continue, but it remains unclear whether the joint venture will continue to feature only the Rugby Championship or also the Super Rugby competition.

Springboks Bok coach Nienaber braces for Lions clash

Based on the success of the British and Irish Lions in Australasia in 2013 and 2017, along with the coaching continuity and experience of Warren Gatland, Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber admits he is gearing up for a “massive” challenge on home soil next season.

Rugby Springbok star Eben Etzebeth pens new three-year deal with French club Toulon

South African World Cup-winning lock forward Eben Etzebeth on Thursday penned a new deal with Toulon, keeping him at the French Top 14 side until 2024, the club announced.

Springboks All Blacks will have an edge over Boks, warns former skipper Corne Krige

With SA players already falling behind in terms of match fitness, the All Blacks will receive a significant advantage if the entire Rugby Championship is to be held in New Zealand later this year, former Springbok captain Corne Krige believes.

Rugby We will not silence Siya Kolisi on BLM – SA Rugby

Having become a powerful symbol of change and unity in South Africa, Kolisi vowed that the “time to be scared and to be silent” is over in South Africa.

Rugby New Lions recruits: Who they are and what they offer

After losing some key players during the indefinite suspension of the domestic game, the Golden Lions have signed seven new stars in an attempt to strengthen the side ahead of a potential return to competition next month.

General ‘Siya Kolisi is right to express his opinion’ – SA Rugby’s Jurie Roux on BLM

‘I, for one, would never tell him what to say. He must have his own opinion and he’s exercised expressing that. I accept that he’ll have the support of many people, but he’ll also have detractors.’




 

 

 

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