All Blacks need no reminder on how to bounce back

14 August 2019, 12:12 PM
The All Blacks (New Zealand) have had no shortage of advice on how to rectify last week's 47-26 defeat to Australia but one thing is clear, the forwards must stamp their authority on Saturday's game right from the first whistle if they are to retain the Bledisloe Cup.
Elton Jantjies and other players
‘Boks have devised “right system” for World Cup’ 19 August 2019, 3:30 PM

Flyhalf Elton Jantjies praised the plans of Coach Rassie Erasmus and said South Africa have developed the right systems to be successful at the Rugby World Cup in Japan.

England’s Henry Slade in action with South Africa’s Duane Vermeulen.
Vermeulen completes journey from Japan couch to Springboks leader 27 July 2019, 8:30 AM

Duane Vermeulen was nowhere near South Africa's surprise victory against New Zealand in Wellington last year, sitting in Japan and watching the test on television.

Mourners gather in Johannesburg for James Small’s funeral 18 July 2019, 1:47 PM

Friends and family have gathered at the Wanderers in Johannesburg for the funeral of late Springbok player, James Small.

Eastern Province Rugby Union president Andre Rademan with deputy Bantwini Matika during a press conference.
Rugby union head asks for calm over Matika comments 5 July 2019, 9:50 AM

Eastern Province Rugby Union (EPRU) president Andre Rademan is calling for calm following Deputy President Bantwini Matika's comments.

Malcolm Marx
Malcolm Marx extends contract with Lions and Springboks 14 June 2019, 2:53 PM

Lions hooker Malcolm Marx has extended his contract with the Johannesburg-based team until 2021.

Rugby Union - England v Australia - Twickenham Stadium, London, Britain - November 24, 2018 Australia's Israel Folau.
Folau takes legal action against Rugby Australia 6 June 2019, 6:07 AM

Sacked Wallabies star Israel Folau said, "No Australian of any faith should be fired for practising their religion."

‘Incredible’ defence gives Brumbies victory in South Africa 20 April 2019, 7:34 PM

Magnificent defending for long periods and opportunism on the rare occasions they attacked earned the Brumbies a 19-17 Super Rugby victory over the Stormers in Cape Town on  Saturday.

Chumani Booi
Eastern Province Elephants has a new coach 9 April 2019, 8:45 PM

The Eastern Cape Mighty Elephants rugby team has a new coach for the Supersport Challenge and Currie Cup competition. Southern Kings assistant coach, Chumani Booi, will take the reins.

Wallabies star Israel Folau scores a try.
Folau breaks Super Rugby all-time try record 6 April 2019, 9:59 AM

Wallabies star Israel Folau surpassed Doug Howlett record set during his stints at the Highlanders, Hurricanes, and Blues between 1997-2007.

Pote Human
Bulls Coach Human extends contracts 1 April 2019, 8:42 PM

  Bulls coach Pote Human has signed a one-year extension to his season-long contract with the South African Super Rugby franchise, the club said on Monday.

Pote Human
Bulls welcome Odendaal back ahead of clash against Chiefs 20 March 2019, 5:07 PM

The Bulls have welcomed back centre Burger Odendaal for their Super Rugby match against the Chiefs from New Zealand in Pretoria on Saturday.

Wales hammer Ireland to claim Grand Slam 16 March 2019, 7:15 PM

Wales claimed a record third Six Nations Grand Slam of coach Warren Gatland's reign Saturday as Gareth Anscombe kicked 20 points to help beat an ill-disciplined Ireland 25-7.

France’s Fofana out injured, replaced by Doumayrou against Italy 16 March 2019, 2:48 PM

France centre Wesley Fofana has been ruled out of the final match of the Six Nations on Saturday against Italy in Rome through injury, and will be replaced by Geoffrey Doumayrou, the French Rugby Federation announced.

Former Springbok wing, Cornal Hendricks.
Former Springbok wing to make first appearance since 2015 19 February 2019, 12:00 PM

Former Springbok wing, Cornal Hendricks, will make his first appearance in a Super Rugby match since 2015, when the Bulls take on the Jaguares in Buenos Aires on Saturday.

Rugby ball
Rebels, Highlanders win thrillers in Super Rugby openers 15 February 2019, 1:48 PM

A new-look Melbourne Rebels stormed past the ACT Brumbies while a 14-man Otago Highlanders beat the Waikato Chiefs in a thrilling start to the Super Rugby season Friday.

South Africa's Warren Whiteley
Whiteley back in training after injury woes 17 January 2019, 8:10 PM

Captain Warren Whiteley has returned to training with South African Super Rugby side the Lions after suffering a calf injury with the Springboks in November, coach Swys de Bruin said.

Nehe Milner-Skudder
World Cup winner Milner-Skudder to join French side Toulon 14 December 2018, 6:31 AM

New Zealand's Nehe Milner-Skudder has decided to join French club Toulon at the conclusion of the upcoming Super Rugby season, ruling him out of next year's World Cup in Japan.

Rassie Erasmus in front of Springboks logo
Springboks coaches to work with Super Rugby teams 11 December 2018, 6:07 PM

South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus and his assistants are to spread out across the country’s four Super Rugby teams to offer support as they look to harmonise preparations for next year’s World Cup in Japan.

Wales' Liam Williams
Williams starts at fullback, Anscombe at flyhalf for Wales against Boks 22 November 2018, 6:02 PM

Liam Williams has been chosen at fullback as Wales coach Warren Gatland restored Gareth Anscombe to the flyhalf berth for their final November international against South Africa at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday.

Scotland’s Stuart Hogg
Scotland’s Hogg available for Pumas despite ankle scare 21 November 2018, 8:12 PM

Stuart Hogg will be available to play for Scotland in their test against Argentina at Murrayfield on Saturday, despite being forced off in last weekend’s narrow defeat to South Africa.

Rassie Erasmus
Wales will be tougher test than England, says South Africa coach 20 November 2018, 5:15 PM

Wales will be South Africa’s most difficult opponents on their November tour of Europe, even after losing at Twickenham to England and scrapping narrow wins over France and Scotland, Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus said on Monday.

Isuzu Southern Kings coach Deon Davids
Davids shortlisted for Bulls head coach 20 November 2018, 3:50 PM

The Isuzu Southern Kings might soon have to look for a new coach, after confirming that a process of engagement between the Blue Bulls and Kings Head coach Deon Davids has taken place.

Scotland strengthen for Bok challenge 15 November 2018, 3:32 PM

Scotland strengthened their side on Wednesday as coach Gregor Townsend made six changes to his starting line-up to take on South Africa in their test at Murrayfield on Saturday.

Etzebeth recovers but concerns over Whitely 12 November 2018, 7:14 PM

The Springboks team should be bolstered by the return of steely lock Eben Etzebeth in contention for Saturday's November international against Scotland at Murrayfield, but could be without number eight Warren Whiteley.

Australia's Reece Hodge challenges Willie le Roux.
Erasmus adds experience to South Africa backline 8 November 2018, 7:10 PM

South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus has added experience in key kicking positions in his backline for the test against France in Paris on Saturday with the inclusion of England-based duo Willie le Roux and Faf de Klerk.

Faf de Klerk
Boks call on scrumhalf De Klerk for France test 5 November 2018, 6:06 PM

Scrumhalf Faf de Klerk has answered an SOS from South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus and joined the Springbok squad for their test against France in Paris on Saturday, adding significant experience in a problem position for the side.

All change for All Blacks as fringe players get chance against Japan 1 November 2018, 8:24 PM

New Zealand have made wholesale changes for their clash against Japan on Saturday, opting for an experimental lineup against a Jamie Joseph-coached Brave Blossoms side seeking to avoid another mauling at the hands of the All Blacks.

England’s Brown dropped for South Africa clash 31 October 2018, 5:10 PM

Mike Brown was the most high-profile absentee from a 25-man squad named by England coach Eddie Jones on Tuesday for Saturday’s Twickenham test against South Africa.

All Blacks batter Aussies 37-20 to complete Bledisloe sweep 27 October 2018, 1:16 PM

World champions New Zealand crushed old foes Australia 37-20 in Japan on Saturday to complete a 3-0 Bledisloe Cup series whitewash.

Danny Cipriani
Cipriani misses out for England’s November tests 18 October 2018, 6:05 PM

Danny Cipriani’s World Cup hopes were left hanging by a thread on Thursday after the flyhalf was left out of the England squad for the November internationals despite a stellar start to the season for new club Gloucester.