Springbok scrumhalf Francois Hougaard has retired from international rugby with immediate effect.
SARugbymag.co.za looks back at the past weekend’s English Premiership, Pro14 and French Top 14 matches involving South African players.
Johan Ackermann and his son Ruan will face no action from police over a nightclub incident last December.
Wasps defeated the Exeter Chiefs 13-7, while there were also wins for the Newcastle Falcons, Saracens, Leicester Tigers, Northampton Saints and Worcester Warriors in the English Premiership. Despite the repeat of last season’s final being a low-scoring affair, two of the most exciting teams in the Premiership combined to deliver end-to-end action across the 80 minutes. The Chiefs’ second successive… Read more →
South African centre Wynand Olivier has signed a one-year contract extension with the Worcester Warriors. The former Bulls player arrived at the Warriors from Montpellier in 2015, and has become an integral part of the side, scoring 10 tries in 23 appearances in the 2016-17 season. ‘Worcester has become a home for me over the past three years and I’m… Read more →
SARugbymag.co.za looks back at the past weekend’s English Premiership, Pro14 and Americas Rugby Championship matches involving South African players. ENGLISH PREMIERSHIP – The Northampton Saints, with Cobus Reinach at scrumhalf, slumped to a 32-9 defeat against Bath at the Rec. Prop Francois van Wyk, lock David Ribbans and scrumhalf Nic Groom were inserted as second-half replacements by the Saints, who… Read more →
Rory Duncan will join the Worcester Warriors as their head coach at the end of the European season. The 40-year-old is currently the head coach of the Cheetahs, who are third in Conference A of the Pro14 after eight wins from their opening 13 games. ‘Rory was my captain at the Eastern Province Kings, where he showed outstanding leadership qualities and a… Read more →
Faf de Klerk has proved to be a smart signing for the Sale Sharks, writes MARTIN GILLINGHAM.
SARugbymag.co.za looks back at the past weekend’s Anglo-Welsh Cup matches involving South African players.
Hurricanes head coach Chris Boyd will leave the franchise at the end of this Super Rugby season to take up a new role in England. Boyd has been appointed director of rugby at English Premiership club the Northampton Saints, a position he will take up following his fourth year in charge of the Hurricanes. The 59-year-old said it had been… Read more →