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Lions change two for WP

Golden Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has made two changes to his side as they prepare to take on Western Province at Newlands.

Leguizamon vs Vermeulen

The respective No 8s will have key roles to play in yet another bruising breakdown scrap between Argentina and South Africa, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Lions change one for WP clash

Golden Lions head coach Johan Ackermann named his 22-man side to take on Western Province at Newlands on Saturday.

Flood couldn't say no to Toulouse

One English fly-half might have left the Top 14 in the shape of Jonny Wilkinson, but another has landed in the form of Toby Flood.

Kaplan Suggests Referee’s Are Tired of Negative All Blacks

Jonathan Kaplan suggests that referees are “finally beginning to understand what needs to be done” to eliminate what he describes as the All Blacks’ “marginal tactics under pressure”....

Joost’s Ice Bucket Challenge

Joost van der Westhuizen did his part to raise awareness and funds for research on ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis).

ITM Cup live updates: North Harbour v Southland

North Harbour hosts Southland to kick off the second round of ITM Cup action at QBE Stadium

Video of the Week: Rugby + Skiing

We have come to that time of the week when Planet Rugby brings you all an offering of a stand-out video we know you'll like the look of. Our recent choices have seen Currie Cup glory, a flashback to...

Hernández back to battle Boks

Argentina have made two changes to the starting team for the return Rugby Championship match against South Africa in Salta Saturday.

Resurgent Demetri thriving on WP approach

In the second half of Vodacom Super Rugby,it looked like Demetri Catrakilis might become a casualty but his willingness to engage the opposing defenders more is bringing dividends.

Women's Rugby World Cup: What next for England's part-timers? - BBC Sport

Women's Rugby World Cup: What next for England's part-timers? - BBC Sport

20 hours agoby BBC Sporton Google News

Scanning the front pages of Monday's national newspapers and seeing the joyous pictures of England's World Cup-winning women's rugby team, I couldn't have been alone in thinking: "You're gonna need a bigger trophy." The diminutive cup held aloft by ...

The 9/11 hero behind gay rugby - NEWS.com.au

The 9/11 hero behind gay rugby - NEWS.com.au

1 day agoby NEWS.com.auon Google News

The 31-year-old was on board United Airlines Flight 93 travelling from Newark to San Francisco. When al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked the flight, the rugby player called his mum and told her the plane had been taken over by some guys who said they had a ...

Rugby: Alan Jones recalls the day the Wallabies beat the curse of Eden Park - Sydney Morning Herald

Rugby: Alan Jones recalls the day the Wallabies beat the curse of Eden Park - Sydney Morning Herald

''She said, 'I know nothing about rugby but when I saw that player of yours lift that New Zealand player as he approached the line and drove him back, I thought this must be a special team'. It was the most telling comment that was made that night.''.

England World Cup win shows how far women's rugby union has come - The Guardian (blog)

England World Cup win shows how far women's rugby union has come - The Guardian (blog)

“From someone who thought women shouldn't play rugby at all to then say he'd rather watch that than French club rugby shows how far we've come. He genuinely said that, he wasn't saying it to butter me up. He's been very clear in the past that he ...

Leinster Rugby Introduces New Coaching Team - Official Leinster Rugby website

Leinster Rugby Introduces New Coaching Team - Official Leinster Rugby website

"We are delighted to once again be in a position to host Munster Rugby in the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, 4th October and those tickets go on sale today at 2pm to the general public but we are also launching a new demand based model for ticket sales.

Complete guide to the National Rugby Championship ahead of the 2014 season ... - Courier Mail

Complete guide to the National Rugby Championship ahead of the 2014 season ... - Courier Mail

One of University's heroes in the Brisbane Premier Rugby grand final win over Sunnybank last weekend, Parker's fearless running has earned him a starting spot for Thursday night's NRC opener against Sydney Stars at the scene of that thrilling triumph ...

Rugby - Lapasset delighted by rugby sevens debut at Youth Games - Yahoo Eurosport UK

Rugby - Lapasset delighted by rugby sevens debut at Youth Games - Yahoo Eurosport UK

International Rugby Board (IRB) President Bernard Lapasset described the debut of rugby sevens at the Youth Olympics as a "huge moment" for the sport and said IOC President Thomas Bach had been impressed by the quality on show in Nanjing.

Why Gay Men Love Rugby, One of the Roughest Sports Around - Out Magazine

Why Gay Men Love Rugby, One of the Roughest Sports Around - Out Magazine

20 hours agoby Out Magazineon Google News

Rugby is a brutal sport. It rewards power and toughness. Collisions and crunching tackles regularly leave players with bloody noses, black eyes and broken bones. The sport's rawness is on full display on a bright but blustery Saturday morning in early ...

Rugby: Long courtship, short romance; we try again - Otago Daily Times

Rugby: Long courtship, short romance; we try again - Otago Daily Times

There were nine fabulous days at the end of winter last year. Otago reclaimed the Ranfurly Shield after a 56-year wait. Rugby writer Steve Hepburn walks down memory lane to relive those days, ahead of another challenge this Saturday.Hamilton is too ...

Brad Thorn signs with English rugby club - Stuff.co.nz

Brad Thorn signs with English rugby club - Stuff.co.nz

1 day agoby Stuff.co.nzon Google News

The 39-year-old lock recently confirmed he wouldn't be playing next year's Super Rugby campaign with the Highlanders. He was set to join Leicester at the end of next month. ''He is 39 years old but he wants to play for another season,'' Tigers rugby ...

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