Italy pull plug on RWC bid

The Italian Rugby Federation has announced they are withdrawing their bid to host the 2023 World Cup.

Johnson buzzes for Wasps looks back at the past weekend’s English Premiership, Celtic Pro12 and French Top 14 matches, involving South African players.

Tietjens quits after 22 years

Gordon Tietjens has stepped down as coach of the New Zealand sevens team after 22 years in charge.

Hougaard gets medal back

Francois Hougaard was presented with another Olympic bronze medal on Thursday.

Van Niekerk inspires Boks

Allister Coetzee says the Springboks will draw inspiration from the gold-medal performance of Wayde van Niekerk at the Olympics, writes CRAIG LEWIS in Nelspruit.

Sevens players caught after Rio binge

The Australian men's sevens team may be sanctioned after a drunken night out in Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro.

Senatla misses out on medal

Seabelo Senatla has not received an Olympic medal after an injury saw him replaced by Francois Hougaard in the Blitzboks' squad that won bronze in Rio.

Blitzboks get bronze, Fiji gold

South Africa beat Japan 54-14 in the bronze-medal match at the Olympic Sevens on Thursday, reports GARY LEMKE in Rio.

Powell rues missed chances

Blitzboks coach Neil Powell lamented his side’s inability to finish off during their 7-5 semi-final loss to Great Britain at the Olympics. MARIETTE ADAMS reports.

British break Blitzboks’ hearts

Great Britain ended South Africa's Olympic Sevens gold-medal hopes with a 7-5 semi-final win on Thursday, reports MARK ETHERIDGE in Rio.

SA surge into Olympic semis

South Africa beat Australia 22-5 in their Olympic Sevens quarter-final in Rio on Wednesday, reports GARY LEMKE.

SA face Aussies in quarters

South Africa will play Australia in the quarter-finals of the Olympic Sevens in Rio on Wednesday.

Aussies upset SA

South Africa lost 12-5 to Australia in their final pool match of the Olympic Sevens in Rio on Wednesday, writes GARY LEMKE.

Olympic Sevens results (Day 2) brings you all the Olympic sevens results as they come in from the Deodoro Stadium in Rio.

Blitzboks hone defence

Coach Neil Powell and captain Kyle Brown have hailed the Blitzboks’ defensive efforts on the opening day of sevens action at the Rio Olympics, writes CRAIG LEWIS.

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