South Africa

Joe Harvey Column: Lions coaches give us an insight into selection

Following the British and Irish Lions coaching announcement on Tuesday morning, TRU’s Joe Harvey has written his thoughts as to how he thinks Warren Gatland’s Lions will shape-up for the tour to South Africa.
18 April 2021

Calendar clashes, taking a back seat and being second or third choice - A Lions Tour like no other

Following the announcement of the British and Irish Lions’ coaching announcement for the upcoming tour to South Africa, Warren Gatland, Gregor Townsend, Steve Tandy and Robin McBryde discussed this summer's trip to face the Springboks.
17 April 2021

Warren Gatland wants 'common sense' to prevail in release of Premiership players for Lions tour

Warren Gatland has urged for 'common sense' to prevail over releasing of Premiership players for the upcoming British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa.
14 April 2021

British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa set to go ahead as per original schedule

The British and Irish Lions and South Africa Rugby have jointly announced that the series will take place as per the original schedule amid concerns over pandemic Covid-19.
24 March 2021

British and Irish Lions turn down Australia's offer of hosting series against South Africa

British and Irish Lions have turned down the offer from Rugby Australia for hosting the three-Test series against the Springboks to be played later this year.
6 March 2021

Jason Leonard Exclusive: “I would be a very lucky man if I had a crystal ball and I could see what might happen"

British and Irish Lions chairman Jason Leonard says the board won’t be forced into making a quick decision around the 2021 tour.
2 March 2021

South Africa Rugby announce fixtures for Preparation series

South Africa Rugby have unveiled the fixtures for their domestic competition to prepare for the upcoming 2021 season.
12 February 2021

Australia offers to host British and Irish Lions' series against South Africa

Rugby Australia has offered to host the upcoming series between the Springboks and the British and Irish Lions that has been scheduled to play in South Africa from July.
1 February 2021

South Africa to explore all options for Lions series to happen - Rassie Erasmus

South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus reckons the board will consider all possible options for the British and Irish Lions tour to happen.
19 January 2021

Rugby Rumours: Sharks find Sanderson, Kolisi move, Quins to Falcons and Top 14 switch

Sharks find Sanderson, Kolisi move, Quins to Falcons and Top 14 switch
11 January 2021

Rugby Rumours: Warrior DVDM, Sharks circle Thorley, Scotland’s Saffa and O’Connor’s Top 14 return

Warrior DVDM, Sharks circle Thorley, Scotland’s Saffa and O’Connor’s Top 14 return
16 December 2020

South Africa international Aphiwe Dyantyi banned for four years for doping violation

South Africa international wing Aphiwe Dyantyi has been handed a four-week banfollowing an anti-doping violation.
14 December 2020

South Africa finish 2020 as number one ranked Test team

South Africa have retained the number one ranking in the World Rugby Rankings at the end of the year despite not playing a single Test.
9 December 2020

England to lock horns with Australia and South Africa in November series next year

England will be hosting World Champions South Africa and Australia in their November series fixture next year.
8 December 2020

Rugby Rumours: Farrell loan move, Springbok Bull, Bath time for Smith and Another Du Preez

Farrell loan move, Springbok Bull, Bath time for Smith and Another Du Preez
25 November 2020

South Africa Rugby commit to Rugby Championship until 2030

South Africa Rugby has confirmed that the Springboks will be committed to take part in the Rugby Championship until 2030.
4 November 2020

British and Irish Lions to host Japan at Edinburgh in June next year

British and Irish Lions will face Japan at Murrayfield Stadium in June next year ahead of their three-Test series tour of South Africa.
21 October 2020

SANZAAR announces tri-nation Rugby Championship schedule following South Africa's withdrawal

SANZAAR has unveiled the fixtures for the revised Rugby Championship following the decision of South Africa Rugby to withdraw from the tournament.
16 October 2020

South Africa pull out of Rugby Championship

South Africa Rugby has confirmed withdrawal from the upcoming Rugby Championship tournament that is set to kick-off on 31st October in Australia.
16 October 2020

SANZAAR gives South Africa 48-hour deadline to confirm participation in Rugby Championship

SANZAAR has given a deadline of 48 hours to South Africa Rugby Union to confirm the participation of the Springboks in the Rugby Championship tournament.
14 October 2020