Boks’ final countdown

Returning stars as well as the fringe players hoping to nail down a place in the 31-man World Cup squad will have plenty to prove over the next fortnight, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Boishaai take down Gimmies

Paarl Boys' High defeated bitter-rivals Paarl Gymnasium 16-10 in the 100th annual inter-city clash at Faure Street Stadium. MARIETTE ADAMS reports.

Schools rugby results (1 August)

There were victories for Paul Roos, Waterkloof, Menlopark, SACS and Maritzburg College on Saturday.

Sharks edge Lions

The Sharks ran in five tries to defeat the Golden Lions 33-29 in their pre-season warm-up in Pietermaritzburg on Friday.

Amazing rugby tries (July)

World Rugby selects the best five-pointers from the past month.

Ex-NFL player on trial with Sharks

Former American football player Taylor Gentry will join the Sharks on trial, reports CRAIG LEWIS.

Bulls clip Eagles’ wings

The Blue Bulls scored eight tries in a dominant 50-3 win over the Canon Eagles in Tokyo on Friday.

Sanzar appeals Hooper finding

An appeal has been lodged against the original judicial finding handed down to Wallabies flanker Michael Hooper.

Three changes to Wallabies squad

Utility back Matt Giteau has returned to the Wallabies squad for the Test against the All Blacks on 8 August.

New-look Sharks to face Lions

Three Sharks newcomers will start in Friday’s Currie Cup warm-up game against the Golden Lions in Pietermaritzburg.

Gym out to halt Boishaai

Paarl Gym are aiming to end Boishaai's 17-match winning streak with a fifth successive triumph over their old foes at Faure Street Stadium on Saturday.

Zinedine Zidane plays rugby

The former footballer scored a try for the France 1998 team against Toulon in a charity match.

Preview: Paarl Boys’ vs Paarl Gym

SuperSport looks ahead to the big schoolboy derby this Saturday.

Saru reallocates academy funding

Saru is redirecting its funding of the work related to rugby academies in the Eastern and Western Cape after revisiting the business model in place, writes CRAIG LEWIS.

Hooper gets slap on wrist

Wallabies flanker Michael Hooper has been suspended for just one week after being found guilty of foul play and will be available for his side's next match.

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