South Africa

The Rugby Championship - The view from the North

After the first round of Rugby Championship action, Gareth Hughes takes a look at both games for Talking Rugby Union.
22 July 2019

South Africa name squad for tour of New Zealand and Argentina

South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has named 36 member squad for the final two rounds of the Rugby Championship against New Zealand and Argentina.
22 July 2019

Video Highlights: South Africa beat Australia 35-17 in Rugby Championship opener

South Africa scored five tries including a double from debutant from Herschel Jantjies as they completed a 35-17 bonus point win over Australia at Emirates Airline Park on Saturday. Here are the highlights from the encounter.
21 July 2019

South Africa kick-start Rugby Championship 2019 with bonus-point win over Australia

South Africa made a dream start to the Rugby Championship 2019 tournament as they completed a 35-17 bonus point win over Australia at Emirates Airline Park on Saturday.
21 July 2019

Isi Naisarani set for Australia debut in Rugby Championship opener against Springboks

Australia head coach Michael Cheika has included Melbourne Rebels number eight Isi Naisarani in the starting line-up for the Rugby Championship opener against South Africa in Johannesburg.
19 July 2019

Eben Etzebeth to lead South Africa in Rugby Championship opener against Australia

South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has named lock Eben Etzebeth as the captain for the opening game of the Rugby Championship against Australia to be played in Johannesburg.
17 July 2019

South Africa suffer Aphiwe Dyantyi blow ahead of Rugby Championship opener

South Africa have been dealt another injury blow ahead of their Rugby Championship opening game against Australia in Johannesburg with Aphiwe Dyantyi sidelined.
15 July 2019

South Africa skipper Siya Kolisi ruled out of Rugby Championship opener against Australia

South Africa will miss the experience of skipper Siya Kolisi for the upcoming Rugby Championship opening game against Australia in Johannesburg on 21st July after the Stormers flanker failed to recover from a knee injury.
3 July 2019

Bulls loose forward Marco van Staden added to South Africa training camp

South Africa head coach Rassie Erasmus has added Bulls loose forward Marco van Staden to the training squad ahead of the upcoming Rugby Championship tournament.
1 July 2019

David Pocock set to miss Australia's Rugby Championship opener against South Africa

Australia are set to miss the services of David Pocock for the Rugby Championship opening game against South Africa in Johannesburg after failing to make sufficient recovery from a calf injury.
30 June 2019

South Africa add 13 more players to preparation camp in Pretoria

South Africa head coach Rassie Erasmus has added 13 players to their preparation camp in Pretoria ahead of the Rugby Championship tournament.
29 June 2019

South Africa name 26-member squad for Rugby Championship preparations

South Africa head coach Rassie Erasmus has named 26 players for a training camp in Pretoria as they prepare for the upcoming international season.
24 June 2019

South Africa beat Argentina 16-41 to finish third in World Rugby U20 Championship

South Africa came up with a five-try performance to beat Argentina 16-41 to seal the third place in the World Rugby U20 Championship 2019.
23 June 2019

Highlights of World Rugby U20 Championship - Semi-finals

Australia successfully overcame a red card to Michael McDonald as they defeated Argentina 13-34 in the semi-final while France resisted South Africa in the other knock-out game as the finalists were confirmed in the World Rugby U20 Championship. Here are highlights from the semi-finals.
19 June 2019

Carbonel, Joseph steer France to 7-20 win over South Africa to set up final against Australia

Jordan Joseph scored a try while Carbonel kicked five penalties as France edged out South Africa 7-20 in the semi-final of the World Rugby U20 Championship at Racecourse Stadium on Monday.
18 June 2019

South Africa U20 hold off New Zealand with 25-17 win to reach semi-final

South Africa overcame three sin-bins as they went on to beat New Zealand 25-17 in their World Rugby U20 Championship encounter at Racecourse Stadium to reach the semi-final.
13 June 2019

Free-to-air rugby union - Could it kill the game in South Africa?

At the start of this month, the CEO of South African Rugby, Jurie Roux, claimed that proposed changes to sports broadcasting regulations would kill off professional rugby in the country.
11 June 2019

Hendrikse steers South Africa U20 to 43-19 win over Scotland

Jaden Hendrikse starred for South Africa as they defeated Scotland 43-19 in their World Rugby U20 Championship face-off at Racecourse Stadium.
5 June 2019

Francois Hougaard named Gallagher Premiership Rugby Player of the Month

Worcester Warriors’ scrum-half Francois Hougaard was today named Gallagher Premiership Rugby Player of the Month for April 2019.
14 May 2019

South Africa international Lood de Jager to feature for Sale Sharks next season

Sale Sharks have secured the signing of South African international Lood de Jager from the upcoming season.
25 April 2019