Springboks enter crucial phase

Springbok captain Jean de Villiers says the coming tour to Europe is especially important in the context of the 2015 World Cup. JON CARDINELLI reports.

Boks dealt double blow

Springbok front rowers Schalk Brits and Marcel van der Merwe have both been ruled out of the end-of-year tour with a knee injury.

Top tries from New Zealand Cup (Semi-finals)

The best five-pointers from the past weekend's matches.

‘Lions are favourites’

Western Province coach Allister Coetzee says the Golden Lions must be considered favourites to lift the Currie Cup after their semi-final victory over the Sharks. BRENTON CHELIN reports.

Junior Kiwis unrestrained haka

The Junior Kangaroos literally stepped up to the challenge before this rugby league match. 

All Blacks extend lead

The All Blacks have improved their position at the top of the world rankings following their last-gasp 29-28 win over the Wallabies in Brisbane.

Joubert to ref final

Craig Joubert will officiate this weekend's Currie Cup final between Western Province and the Golden Lions at Newlands.

Currie Cup Stats (Semi-finals)

Who topped the stats in key areas of the game this past weekend as well as for the season so far, according to the Vodacom Stats App.

Sarries make early statement looks back at the past weekend's European Champions Cup, European Challenge Cup and New Zealand Cup matches, which involved SA players.

Pollard should have played 10

Starting Handré Pollard at inside centre cost the Blue Bulls a chance of reaching the Currie Cup final, writes MARK KEOHANE in Business Day.

Perspective needed on WP success

Currie Cup success for Western Province should be seen in isolation. Thriving in Super Rugby should be the measure of any coaching staff worth their salt, writes RYAN VREDE.

WP sweat on Carr

Western Province coach Allister Coetzee hopes Nizaam Carr will be fit for the Currie Cup final on Saturday.

Lions to stick with attacking game

Golden Lions coach Johan Ackermann says his side will continue to play running rugby in the Currie Cup final against Western Province at Newlands on Saturday.

Season over for Brits?

Springbok hooker Schalk Brits will likely miss the rest of the season, including the November Tests, after suffering a knee injury playing for Saracens.

Cheika offered Wallabies role

Michael Cheika looks set to become the new Wallabies coach after confirming he is in negotiations with the ARU to replace Ewen McKenzie.

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