This weekend’s Test lineups as they are announced.
JON CARDINELLI picks a South African XV based on performances in round 15 of Super Rugby.
The Lions will head into the June break six points ahead of the second-placed Jaguares in the South African conference standings, writes JON CARDINELLI.
South African rugby’s flyhalf stocks are looking a lot healthier heading into 2018, writes CRAIG LEWIS. In the midst of Western Province’s post-match celebrations following the Currie Cup final last year, there was a throwaway comment from coach John Dobson that largely slipped under the radar, but should not be overlooked. When asked about the influence of young star Damian… Read more →
Eddie Jones wants England to make history when they play the Springboks in a three-Test series in South Africa next June. England have only won three of their 13 Tests against the Boks in South Africa – in 1972, 1994 and 2000. In 2012, they lost a three-Test series in South Africa 2-0 after the third Test was drawn. However,… Read more →
World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper says it’s highly likely that the policy of the board recommending a host in future World Cup bidding processes will be scrapped. On 31 October, the World Rugby board’s independent evaluation committee rated South Africa’s bid to host the 2023 tournament as the best. While the board had hoped for the council to rubber-stamp that… Read more →