Blitzboks advance to knockout stages at the Los Angeles leg of HSBC World Series

1 March 2020, 2:48 PM
The Springboks Sevens (Blitzboks) placed themselves in the knockout stages of the Los Angeles leg of HSBC World Series after coming through the pool stages unbeaten.
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Siya Kolisi in action
Skipper Kolisi warns Boks about discipline against Argentina 21 August 2018, 4:23 PM

South Africa captain Siya Kolisi has warned his team mates that discipline must be improved if they are to win a second game in this year’s Rugby Championship at the expense of Argentina in Mendoza on Saturday.

Argentina call up four fresh faces for South Africa clash 20 August 2018, 4:40 PM

Argentina have called four new faces into their squad for next weekend’s Rugby Championship match at home to South Africa.

Rugby Championship kicks off on Saturday 17 August 2018, 3:24 PM

The battle lines for world rugby's top Southern Hemisphere teams have been drawn.

Rugby ball
Kenya targets World Cup ticket against Namibia 15 August 2018, 2:33 PM

Kenya hopes to round off their Rugby Africa Gold Cup campaign with victory over holders Namibia in Windhoek on Saturday to qualify for next year's World Cup in Japan.

Rassie Erasmus says he's now confident that Eben Etzebeth has completely recovered.
Springboks to face Argentina on Saturday 13 August 2018, 3:24 PM

Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth will make his return to rugby this weekend and is set to start in South Africa's first Rugby championship match against Argentina in Durban on Saturday.

Chris Ashton scores a try...
Winger Ashton recalled to England squad 2 August 2018, 3:08 PM

Winger Chris Ashton earned a recall to Eddie Jones's England squad on Thursday for the first time since 2016.

The Lions will take on the Crusaders
Lions upbeat ahead of Super Rugby Final against Crusaders 2 August 2018, 2:22 PM

The Lions will have a good chance to win the Super Rugby crown in Christchurch New Zealand on Saturday if they can bully the Crusaders' forwards into submission.

Mitchell wants battling Bulls to splash cash on Springboks 30 July 2018, 8:17 PM

Former All Blacks coach John Mitchell reportedly wants 90 million rand (about $6,850 mn/5,850 mn euros) to bolster Super Rugby strugglers Northern Bulls for the 2019 season.

Lions include doubts Dyantyi, Brink in final squad 30 July 2018, 8:09 PM

Injury doubts Aphiwe Dyantyi and Cyle Brink have been passed fit to travel with the Golden Lions for the Super Rugby final against the Canterbury Crusaders this Saturday.

Springbok Coach adds eight Sharks players to squad 25 July 2018, 6:46 PM

Springbok Coach Rassie Erasmus has added eight players from the Sharks to his training squad for the upcoming Rugby Championship in August.

Perenara inspires Hurricanes to victory over Chiefs 20 July 2018, 3:42 PM

TJ Perenara's second try with less than 20 minutes remaining sparked an increase in intensity from the Wellington Hurricanes as they held off the Waikato Chiefs 32-31 in their Super Rugby quarter-final on Friday.

Boks must hit ground running, says skipper Snyman 19 July 2018, 8:16 PM

South Africa captain Philip Snyman said his team will need to hit the ground running as they launch their quest to claim a first World Cup Sevens crown in San Francisco on Friday.

Lions lose Groom for remainder of Super Rugby season 17 July 2018, 4:35 PM

Lions scrumhalf Nic Groom has been ruled out for the remainder of the Super Rugby season as he undergoes surgery on an injured hand, the union confirmed on Tuesday.

Bridge grabs brace as Crusaders seal home advantage for playoffs 6 July 2018, 6:10 PM

Winger George Bridge scored two tries as the Canterbury Crusaders sealed the top spot in Super Rugby throughout the playoffs with a 45-22 victory over the Otago Highlanders to celebrate Wyatt Crockett's 200th match milestone on Friday.

England defeat Boks 25-10 24 June 2018, 3:04 PM

The Springboks spluttered to a 25-10 defeat at a cold and wet Newlands on Saturday evening.

SA vs England could be last international at iconic Newlands stadium 20 June 2018, 4:50 PM

South Africa play England at the Newlands Rugby Ground on Saturday with there being a strong possibility that it will be last international to be played at this famous, old venue.

Willemse’s lawyers call for probe into racism at SuperSport 20 June 2018, 9:41 AM

Ashwin Willemse's lawyer, Nqobizitha Mlilo says they had hoped for a thorough investigation of racism at TV channel, SuperSport.

Junior Springboks return home with bronze medal 18 June 2018, 8:46 AM

The Junior Springboks will return home with the bronze medal from the World Rugby Under 20 Championships in France.

Junior Boks beat New Zealand 40-30 17 June 2018, 8:37 PM

After their heart-breaking defeat by England in the semi-final, the Junior Boks finished the 2018 World Rugby U20 Championship on the high.

Blitzbokke with trophy
Heartly welcome for Blitzbokke 12 June 2018, 5:11 PM

Family, friends and supporters have expressed proudness as they welcomed the Blitzbokke home at Cape Town International Airport.

Siya Kolisi
Kolisi leads Bokke to thrilling triumph 9 June 2018, 7:48 PM

Earlier anticipation was building in the community of Zwide in Port Elizabeth where new Springbok captain Siya Kolisi was born.

Samu’s international future still in limbo 31 May 2018, 8:57 AM

The international future of Pete Samu remained in limbo on Thursday with New Zealand Rugby yet to decide on the player's release for the Wallabies' test series against Ireland next month.

Siya Kolisi
Erasmus signs off a young team 30 May 2018, 2:58 PM

SA Rugby director of Rugby and Springbok coach, Rassie Erasmus has signed off on a very young team to face Wales in Washington DC in the USA on Saturday.

Du Toit to debut as SA captain against Wales 28 May 2018, 2:44 PM

Pieter-Steph du Toit will lead South Africa for the first time when they face Wales in a one-off Test in Washington this Saturday.

Bulls lose 38-28 to Brumbies 26 May 2018, 9:03 PM

The Bulls Super Rugby team reached a new low when a 14-man Brumbies side beat them 38-28 in Pretoria. The Bulls led 25-24 when Brumbies hooker Folau Faingaa received a red card for foul play with about 20 minutes left. The Brumbies, however, managed to score two tries after that to win the game. Handre […]

African leaders have failed to promote women’s rights: Mbeki 26 May 2018, 7:09 AM

Former President Thabo Mbeki says failure by African leaders to implement laws which seek to protect and promote women's rights and empowerment, is a major indictment of the continent's ability to embrace progressive policies.

Highlanders beat Lions 39-27 12 May 2018, 3:25 PM

In Superrugby the Highlanders beat the Lions 39-27 in Dunedin New Zealand.

Five talking points from Super Rugby 30 April 2018, 6:12 AM

A former All Black's motivating influence, a missing penalty try and an injury curse are among five talking points from the weekend's Super Rugby action.

Bryan Habana
Bok legend Habana to end career at the end of French season 24 April 2018, 3:25 PM

South African rugby superstar, Bryan Hanana has announced that he will retire at the end of the season.

Injury blow for Bulls against Rebels 19 April 2018, 3:06 PM

Vodacom Bulls coach John Mitchell named a largely unchanged squad to face the Rebels in a Vodacom Super Rugby clash at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.