Hosts Japan to face the Springboks in the Rugby ...

There were times in this colosseum of thunderous roars that hosts Japan played like a force of nature.

By Liam Del Carme

Tongans send Piutau off in style with win over United States

Tonga gave captain Siale Piutau a parting gift of a first victory of the Rugby World Cup with a 31-19 win over the ...

By REUTERS

Bok tighthead Malherbe was the person most surprised at his first Test try

Such was his surprise he thought the referee’s outstretched arm was to signal a penalty.

By Liam Del Carme In Kobe

Experimental All Blacks thrash Namibia 71-9

An experimental New Zealand side recovered from a sticky start and two yellow cards to hammer Namibia 71-9 and move one ...

By Afp

France avoid Tonga 'deja vu' to book place in ...

France survived a frantic Tonga fightback to grind into the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup on Sunday with a ...

By Reuters

Boks utility back Damian Willemse ready to hit ...

Damian Willemse took the long route to the Rugby World Cup (RWC).

By Liam Del Carme

Springboks coach Erasmus makes changes for Canada clash

The Springbok starting team assembled to play Canada on Tuesday are on notice.

By Liam Del Carme

Springboks outmuscle 14-man Italy to move top of Pool B

South Africa ramped up the physicality to crush an Italy side reduced to 14 men for most of the second half 49-3 on ...

By Reuters and Nick Said

X-ray clears Springbok star Kolbe of ankle injury

Springbok wing Cheslin Kolbe has avoided a major ankle injury at the World Cup after undergoing an X-ray, according to ...

By afp

Wales to celebrate 'tough game, great win' over ...

Wales raced out to a 23-8 half-time lead in Tokyo before holding off a spirited Wallaby comeback that took the game to ...

By afp.com

Schalk Brits becomes second-oldest try scorer in ...

At 38‚ the Peter Pan in the Bok squad‚ Schalk Brits became the second oldest try scorer in Rugby World Cup history ...

By Liam Del Carme

Rassie Erasmus says prospect of facing Japan in ...

“It’s scary”‚ Bok coach Rassie Erasmus said succinctly at the prospect of his team playing Japan in the quarterfinals ...

By Liam Del Carme

Springboks put Namibia to the sword

With the competition still coming to terms with Japan’s shock win over Ireland, South Africa romped home 57-3 in the so ...

By Liam Del Carme

Uruguay stun Fiji in Kamaishi in first Rugby ...

Uruguay delivered the first upset of the Rugby World Cup with a stunning 30-27 victory over an error-prone Fiji in a ...

By Reuters

Seven-try Italy bulldoze Canada for second ...

Italy ran amok against Canada to bag their second bonus-point win in as many games with a 48-7 Rugby World Cup victory ...

By AFP

World Rugby admits 'challenges' with refereeing ...

World Rugby criticised refereeing standards at the World Cup on Tuesday after a number of controversies in the ...

By AFP

Fidow fires Samoa to big win over Russia at Rugby ...

Marauding winger Ed Fidow bagged a quickfire double as Samoa beat Russia 34-9 in a bruising Rugby World Cup encounter ...

By AFP

Springboks seek improved execution against ...

The Springboks lost their opener 23-13 to New Zealand in Yokohama, a game in which they had the greater territory and ...

By Reuters

Boks on collision course with improving Ireland

The Springboks 23-13 loss to the All Blacks in the opening game of Rugby World Cup 2019 has set them on a collision ...

By Craig Ray

All Blacks hand Boks their first Rugby World Cup defeat

A 17-point burst in less than 10 minutes in the first half set New Zealand on course for victory over South Africa in ...

By Liam Del Carme

Rugby World Cup referees under fire on opening weekend

Wallaby wing Hodge prevented Yato from scoring a try in the 26th minute of Australia's tournament-opening 39-21 win on ...

By afp.com

ANALYSIS | Beaten Boks have room for improvement and reason to be ...

News of the All Black’s demise has been greatly exaggerated after they answered critics with a clinical 23-13 win over ...

By Craig Ray

Painful reminder: Springboks still haunted by ...

Even if they tried‚ the Springboks simply cannot get away from the horror of losing to Japan at the last Rugby World ...

By Liam Del Carme

Why the Boks may yet have a trick or two up their ...

The Springboks may yet have a trick or two up their sleeve at this 2019 Rugby World Cup (RWC).

By Liam Del Carme

England, Ireland launch Rugby World Cup campaign

The European rugby headline the second full day of action at the global showpiece event that saw three scintillating ...

By afp.com

Ireland overpower Scotland in emphatic Rugby World Cup win

Ireland powered past Six Nations rivals Scotland 27-3 to put themselves in the box seat to reach the quarter-finals at ...

By AFP

Wales open Rugby World Cup campaign with six-try win over Georgia

Six Nations champions Wales opened their Rugby World Cup campaign with a bonus-point 43-14 victory over Georgia in ...

Scoring burst helps Italy to seven-try win against Namibia

Italy scored three tries within the space of 10 minutes either side of halftime to give themselves some breathing room ...

By reuters

R400m for Rugby World Cup rights was just too ...

Public broadcaster hasn’t worked out how to make a profit from sports coverage, so SA must do without

By Andisiwe Makinana

The Springbok squad for Rugby World Cup 2019

The Springboks will he hoping to make it a lucky number three when they compete in the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, ...

Erasmus believes the Springboks 'have a really good chance' against All ...

The shrill of the referee’s whistle‚ history has shown‚ can have chilling if not grave consequences for teams in the ...

By Liam Del Carme In Japan

Cash-strapped SABC won't broadcast Rugby World Cup on TV or radio

The SABC confirmed on Monday that it would not be broadcasting the Rugby World Cup, which kicks off in Japan on Friday.

By Matthew Savides

All 23 to play a vital role

‘Steady as she goes’ was pretty much the way Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus approached his team selection for their ...

By Liam Del Carme

'There's nothing special about the way the Boks play‚' says All Blacks ...

The ruthless efficiency that has increasingly become a feature of the Springboks’ play has meant that they have not had ...

By Liam Del Carme In Japan

No need for Erasmus to rock the boat ahead of All Blacks showdown

‘Steady as she goes’ was pretty much the way Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus approached his team selection for their ...

By Liam Del Carme

Rassie Erasmus’ Springboks go into All Blacks showdown high on confidence

The marked characteristic of the current Springboks team is an unflinching clarity of focus and purpose‚ which has left ...

By Craig Ray

Newlands gives Chester Williams one final, poignant ovation at Bok star's ...

A crowd gathered at the Newlands stadium on Saturday, not to watch a game of rugby but to bid farewell to one of the ...

By Tanya Farber

OPINION | Break terrible spiral of negativity from the top

South Africa is in a terrible spiral of negativity.

Ex Springbok coach Peter de Villiers won't support team at Rugby World Cup

Outspoken former Springbok coach Peter de Villiers says he will not back South Africa at the Rugby World Cup in Japan ...

By Reuters

WATCH | One week to go! Springboks gear up for 2019 Rugby World Cup

SA will be battling it out against New Zealand in their first game on September 21

By Zama Luthuli

Why Victor Matfield believes the Rugby World Cup is wide open

Former Springbok and Bulls lock Victor Matfield believes that the Rugby World Cup is wide open and Ireland could spring ...

By Khanyiso Tshwaku

'No excuses' - All Blacks relish Boks World Cup test

Champions New Zealand underwent a punishing first World Cup training session in Japan on Wednesday before promising to ...

By AFP

Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus takes calculated gamble against Japan

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has taken a calculated gamble by naming a full strength team to face Japan in Kumagaya ...

By CRAIG RAY
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