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27 November 2018 6:03 AM Rassie on why he chatted to Duane via microphone

Cape Town - Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has explained why he chatted to No 8 Duane Vermeulen via a microphone during last Saturday’s Test against Wales in Cardiff. The incident occurred in the 62nd minute of the match when Vermeulen was handed a microphone by fitness guru Aled Walters. “I saw how Duane injured his shoulder and was holding it, while 49

26 November 2018 11:12 AM Eddie Jones defends Owen Farrell tackle

Cape Town - England coach Eddie Jones has defended star playmaker Owen Farrell over his controversial tackle technique following the victory over Australia on Saturday. The Wallabies believe they should have been awarded a penalty try for Farrell's try-saving tackle on Izack Rodda, where the England number ten appeared to lead with his shoulder and not wrap his arms around 58

26 November 2018 4:38 AM Dyantyi scoops Breakthrough Player of the Year award

Cape Town - Springbok and Lions wing Aphiwe Dyantyi was named the 2018 World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year in Monaco on Sunday evening. Dyantyi scored six tries in his first eight Tests for the Boks - including two in the famous win against the All Blacks in Wellington - and finished his debut season with 13 caps. Dyantyi beat Ireland wing Jordan 62

26 November 2018 4:33 AM Johnny Sexton named World Rugby Player of the Year

Paris - Ireland's Johnny Sexton was named World Rugby Player of the Year on Sunday for leading his nation to the Six Nations Grand Slam. Sexton beat All Blacks flyhalf Beauden Barrett - the winner for the last two years - South Africa scrumhalf Faf de Klerk, New Zealand try machine Rieko Ioane and Springbok hooker Malcolm Marx. The 33-year-old Leinster 81

24 November 2018 2:21 PM Cheetahs battle to victory against depleted Benetton

Cape Town - The Cheetahs battled their way to a valuable PRO14 win of 2018 on Saturday as they beat Benetton Treviso 31-25 in Bloemfontein. It was far from clinical from the men from Bloemfontein, who were up against a side missing 15 players who were on international duty with Italy. Trailing 15-7 at half-time, the Cheetahs were much improved in the second 53

23 November 2018 7:06 AM Solinas thinking positively about his Chiefs future

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Giovanni Solinas says he is remaining upbeat about his future at the club despite rumours suggesting that Muhsin Ertugral could be lined up as his replacement. Chiefs have had a mixed start to 2018/19 campaign having been eliminated from the MTN8 and are currently in fifth place in the Absa Premiership, five points behind 51

21 November 2018 9:19 AM Stick: Wales Test a great opportunity for young No 9s

Cape Town - Springbok assistant coach Mzwandile Stick says scrumhalves Embrose Papier and Ivan van Zyl will gain valuable experience in Saturday’s Test against Wales in Cardiff. De Klerk will again feature for his English club Sale Sharks, which paves the way for 21-year-old Papier to again start in the No 9 jersey, with Van Zyl likely to feature on the bench 60

21 November 2018 4:46 AM Le Roux: Wales have options to replace Halfpenny

Cape Town - Springbok fullback Willie le Roux says Wales will be able to adapt without the services of the experienced Leigh Halfpenny. The Welsh fullback has been ruled out of Saturday’s Test in Cardiff due to concussion. Halfpenny, who has played 80 Tests for Wales, was on the receiving end of a challenge by Australia centre Samu Kerevi when Wales 68

20 November 2018 7:01 PM Bafana, Paraguay share the spoils in Nelson Mandela Challenge clash

Cape Town - Bafana Bafana and Paraguay have drawn 1-1 in the Nelson Mandela Challenge match played at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on Tuesday evening. Percy Tau almost saw a much-changed home side off to the perfect start but his shot in the 2nd minute was parried away by the Paraguay goalkeeper, Antony Silva. Tau again had the Paraguay defence under 59

20 November 2018 2:23 PM Concussion rules Wales' Halfpenny out of Bok Test

Cardiff - Leigh Halfpenny has been ruled out of Wales' test against South Africa in Cardiff on Saturday because of concussion. The fullback hasn't recovered from his head slamming the field 10 days ago after a late, shoulder-led hit by centre Samu Kerevi when Wales beat Australia. Wales assistant coach Rob Howley said on Tuesday they called up Hallam 65