Marx is Bismarck 2.0

Malcolm Marx can emulate one of South Africa’s greatest hookers, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Coetzee on Combrinck

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee explains why he has not recalled Ruan Combrinck for his side's last two Rugby Championship matches.

Bok coach backs remorseful Rhule

Allister Coetzee has come to the defence of under-fire winger Raymond Rhule and says he won’t be discarded after just one poor game, writes CRAIG LEWIS in Bloemfontein.

‘Hougaard’s struggled as a Test No 9’

Francois Hougaard has battled to meet the technical requirements for a Test-quality scrumhalf, admits Allister Coetzee. CRAIG LEWIS reports from Bloemfontein.

‘Ruan must keep performing’

Allister Coetzee says the omission of Ruan Combrinck from the Rugby Championship squad is due to the fact he hasn’t played enough to prove his fitness and form in 2017, writes CRAIG LEWIS in Bloemfontein.

SA unveils ‘triple-win’ World Cup bid

SA Rugby made its case to host the 2023 World Cup tournament to the World Rugby Council in London on Monday.

Will Boks shake it up?

Allister Coetzee will need to consider making calculated personnel changes as the Boks aim to maintain a proud home record against the Wallabies, writes CRAIG LEWIS in Bloemfontein.

Van den Heever lights up Top League looks back at the past weekend’s English Premiership, Pro14, French Top 14 and Japanese Top League matches, involving South African players.

Jordaan scores try for La Rochelle

The former Sharks centre scored a try during La Rochelle's 57-12 win against Oyonnax in the Top 14.

Lions reduce 2021 tour to SA

The British & Irish Lions tour to South Africa in 2021 will be cut from 10 to eight matches.

Highlights: Cheetahs vs Leinster

The Cheetahs scored four tries in their 38-19 win in Bloemfontein.

Highlights: Kings vs Zebre

Zebre scored six tries in their 43-17 win in Port Elizabeth.

SA World Cup bid ‘magnificent’

Respected UK rugby writer Stephen Jones says South Africa could win the right to host the 2023 World Cup.

Vunipola blow for England

Billy Vunipola has been ruled out of action for four months after undergoing knee surgery on Sunday.

La Rochelle march on

Paul Jordaan starred as La Rochelle thumped Oyonnax 57-12, while there were also wins for Clermont, Pau, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Lyon and Toulon in the French Top 14.

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