Loose Pass

This week we will mostly be concerning ourselves with the weekend's action, the ghosts of England past, old-fashioned Frenchies and a remarkable front row try. . . The takeaways from the weekend's...

England close in on Springboks

England received a further boost following their victory over Australia as that win sees them close in on South Africa in the latest IRB World Rankings. In reclaiming the Cook Cup with a 20-13 win,...

England v Australia: 5 things we learned

1. All about balance in the back row The talk of England needing a ‘genuine’ openside reached a bit of a crescendo last season, particularly following the Wales defeat, but, just as they did last...

Plan to ambush Boks

Related StoriesCardiff – The Springboks arrived in the Welsh capital on Sunday fully aware of the ambush that awaits them at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday in the form of a Wales team that approximates...

England close on top two in rankings

England close on top two in rankings

England consolidated their third place in the IRB World Rankings by beating Australia 20-13 win at Twickenham on Saturday. In reclaiming the Cook Cup, the home side boosted their rating by more than...

Boks can set the record straight

The Springboks should have arrived in Cardiff on Sunday ahead of the first and possibly toughest match of their end of year tour with a clear mission – wake the United Kingdom up to the fact that the...

Perfect Setting for New Dawn

Perfect Setting for New Dawn

David Kelly – 04 November 2013"You know it's winter," he intoned with breathless meteorological urgency, "when the autumn internationals are around the corner. "For...

'Perfect season' not a factor for All Blacks

A chance to register a first "perfect" season in the professional era is barely causing a ripple among the All Blacks as they seek more small improvements on their season-ending tour. New Zealand's...

Springboks focused on Wales Test

A cold and rainy Cardiff greeted the Springboks on Sunday upon arrival in Wales, where they will kick off their end-of-year tour at the Millennium Stadium next weekend. The Springboks will face Wales,...

Boks not looking past Wales

Springbok captain Jean de Villiers said that his team is focused solely on their match against Wales this weekend. A cold and rainy Cardiff greeted the Springboks on Sunday upon arrival in Wales, where...

Andrew Mehrtens: Let's ditch South Africa - Stuff.co.nz

Andrew Mehrtens: Let's ditch South Africa - Stuff.co.nz

1 day agoby Stuff.co.nzon Google News

OPINION: As Super Rugby nears its 20th year, I wonder if it's time to shake things up and maybe take a step back from South Africa. I got up ... The New Zealand union supports continued involvement with South Africa but I wonder if money drives that ...

South African prop in Picton - Marlborough Express

South African prop in Picton - Marlborough Express

As the new Pelorus Trust Waitohi Rugby Club development officer and premier team member, Geldenhuys has been busy since arriving in New Zealand from his native South Africa in early February. Whether it be at a training or a match, coaching at a school ...

Time for Super Rugby to ditch South Africa? - ESPNScrum.com

Time for Super Rugby to ditch South Africa? - ESPNScrum.com

Former All Black Andrew Mehrtens has said Australia and New Zealand should withdraw from Super Rugby and restrict future tournaments between themselves. With proposals to expand the competition to include another South African franchise as well as ...

NZRU stays loyal to South Africa in Super Rugby - Stuff.co.nz

NZRU stays loyal to South Africa in Super Rugby - Stuff.co.nz

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A daring, last-ditch proposal by Australia's rugby players to form a trans-Tasman breakaway competition has been shot down by the New Zealand game's chief powerbrokers. As the future shape of Super Rugby inches closer to a form that will be taken to ...

Giant South African at home in Picton - Nelson Mail

Giant South African at home in Picton - Nelson Mail

1 day agoby Nelson Mailon Google News

As the new Pelorus Trust Waitohi Rugby Club development officer and premier team member, Geldenhuys has been busy since arriving in New Zealand from his native South Africa in early February. Whether it be at a training or a match, coaching at a school ...

Race quota threatens South African Super Rugby clubs - The Australian

It would be ironic if Australia and New Zealand, which eventually formed part of the anti-apartheid bloc that boycotted South African sport, were to now even consider cutting South Africa out of Super Rugby because a government-mandated system of ...

Andrews Mehrtens: Let's ditch South Africa - Stuff.co.nz

3 days agoby Stuff.co.nzon Google News

OPINION: As Super Rugby nears its 20th year, I wonder if it's time to shake things up and maybe take a step back from South Africa. I got up ... The New Zealand union supports continued involvement with South Africa but I wonder if money drives that ...

Australasia spells defeat for SA's Super Rugby sides - BDlive

Australasia spells defeat for SA's Super Rugby sides - BDlive

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... are on the road longer than Australian and New Zealand sides." The South African teams are away from home for four weeks — two in Australia and two in New Zealand — while the teams from across the Indian Ocean spend only two weeks in South Africa.

Players want a Super 10, and South Africa sidelined - The Australian

Players want a Super 10, and South Africa sidelined - The Australian

2 weeks agoby The Australianon Google News

RUGBY Union Players Association boss Greg Harris has placed his New Zealand and South African counterparts on notice that RUPA intends pushing for Super Rugby to be reduced to a 10-team trans-Tasman competition in which South Africa would play ...

Aussie push to shrink Super Rugby, not expand - The Nelson Mail

Aussie push to shrink Super Rugby, not expand - The Nelson Mail

Harris met with his players association colleagues Rob Nichol (New Zealand) and Piet Heymans (South Africa) in Hong Kong last weekend, and apparently presented a compelling case that the mooted expansion of Super Rugby to 18 teams for 2016 would ...

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