Etzebeth’s ripped and ready

Springbok enforcer Eben Etzebeth is on the cover of the new SA Rugby magazine, on sale this week.

Coetzee takes knife to gunfight

The Springboks look set to continue their decline now that Duane Vermeulen, Frans Steyn, and several other experienced performers have been ruled out of the tour Europe this November, writes JON CARDINELLI.

New faces in Bok squad

Uncapped Roelof Smit, Jean-Luc du Preez, Sergeal Petersen and Francois Venter have been included in the Springboks' squad for their end-of-year tour.

Cheetahs charge to title

Niel Marais kicked 21 points to guide the Free State Cheetahs to a 36-16 win over the Blue Bulls and a first Currie Cup title in nine years. JON CARDINELLI reports.

Marais put the boot in

The superb goal-kicking of Niel Marais, as much as the irrepressible attack of the Cheetahs, contributed to their memorable 36-16 win over the Blue Bulls in the Currie Cup final, writes CRAIG LEWIS.

Lions snatch U21 title from WP

Jarryd Sage scored a try in the 77th minute as the Golden Lions beat Western Province 38-34 in U21 Provincial Championship final in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

Lions crowned U19 champs

Replacement wing Madosha Tambwe scored a hat-trick as the Golden Lions beat Western Province 60-19 in the U19 Provincial Championship final in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

All Blacks power to record

The All Blacks beat the Wallabies 37-10 in Auckland on Saturday to claim their 18th consecutive win as well as the tier-one record, reports JON CARDINELLI.

Hougie blow for Boks

Francois Hougaard has been ruled out of the Springboks' end-of-year tour due to a shoulder injury.

Cheetahs to edge Bulls

The Free State Cheetahs will be favourites to down the Blue Bulls in the Currie Cup final in Bloemfontein on Saturday, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Combrinck boost for Boks

Springbok and Lions winger Ruan Combrinck has confirmed that he has fully recovered from a leg injury that saw him miss the majority of the Rugby Championship.

‘Indaba breaks new ground’

Allister Coetzee says the need for players to evolve their skill sets was one of the primary necessities identified during the SA Rugby coaches indaba, writes CRAIG LEWIS in Cape Town.

Venter to assist Azzurri

Brendan Venter is set to assist Italy as a short-term defensive consultant during their end-of-year Tests.

Wallabies reshuffle backline

Nick Phipps and Bernard Foley will form a new halfback pairing for the Wallabies in Saturday's Bledisloe Cup Test against the All Blacks.

Boks bolster coaching staff

Cheetahs coach Franco Smith and Lions defence specialist JP Ferreira have been added to the Springbok management team for the end-of-year tour.

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