Brendan Venter believes agents associated with national players are partially to blame for the Springboks’ decline.
Coach Robert du Preez has named a 25-man squad for the Sharks’ match against the Jaguares in Buenos Aires on Saturday. Wing Kobus van Wyk is unavailable for selection due to injury, while centre André Esterhuizen misses the cut because he is serving a six-week suspension. Du Preez voiced his unhappiness with the Sharks’ overall performance against the Rebels on… Read more →
JON CARDINELLI selects an overall 18-team Super Rugby log based on performances and opposition faced after nine rounds.
CRAIG LEWIS picks a form South African XV based on performances in round nine of Super Rugby.
Rassie Erasmus appears increasingly unlikely to return to South Africa to take up a role with SA Rugby. CRAIG LEWIS reports.
Dan du Plessis and Cobus Wiese have been ruled out of the remainder of the Stormers’ tour of New Zealand due to injury.
Reece Hodge kicked an 80th-minute penalty as the Rebels drew 9-9 with the Sharks in a dour match in Durban on Saturday. JON CARDINELLI reports.
Jesse Kriel scored a 74th-minute try to hand the Bulls a hard-fought 20-14 win over the Cheetahs in Pretoria on Saturday. CRAIG LEWIS reports.
The Crusaders scored eight tries in their 57-24 demolition of the Stormers in Christchurch on Saturday. JON CARDINELLI reports.
Lions flank Jaco Kriel has been ruled out of action for three weeks with a knee injury.