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Cooper gets Cheika boost

2 weeks ago by iol.co.za

Australia coach Michael Cheika has given Quade Cooper a glowing endorsement at flyhalf ahead of the Rugby Championship opener against South Africa.

Jean left out in the cold?

2 weeks ago by iol.co.za

Skipper Jean de Villiers has been left out of the Bok squad for the Rugby Championship opener in Brisbane.

Jean returns in Bok triumph

3 weeks ago by iol.co.za

South Africa started their road to the World Cup with victory over a strong World XV in an exhibition game.

Bakkies, Vic go head to head

3 weeks ago by iol.co.za

Victor Matfield and Bakkies Botha will jog onto the field together for the last time as the Springboks begin their season against the World XV at Newlands.

Battle of the lock giants

3 weeks ago by iol.co.za

They once formed rugby's most formidable lock pairing, but on Saturday Victor Matfield and Bakkies Botha will face off at Newlands.

Lions to play AB’s twice at Eden Park

3 weeks ago by iol.co.za

The British and Irish Lions will play two of their three Tests against the All Blacks at Eden Park and meet all five of New Zealand's Super Rugby teams during their 2017 tour.

Boks begin countdown to RWC 2015

3 weeks ago by iol.co.za

South Africa launch a five-match countdown to the Rugby World Cup with coach Heyneke Meyer praising debutant centre Jesse Kriel.

Wallabies omit Palu, White

3 weeks ago by iol.co.za

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has omitted scrumhalf Nic White and number eight Wycliff Palu for Australia's opening match of the Rugby Championship against South Africa.

‘Kriel has potential to be special’

3 weeks ago by iol.co.za

Jesse Kriel will make his Springbok debut in a young, attack-minded backline against the World XV at Newlands.

Boks confident about Vermeulen recovery

3 weeks ago by iol.co.za

Duane Vermeulen is hopeful of making a rapid recovery after undergoing successful neck surgery.