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12 December 2018 4:53 AM 'Cheika has to go,' says Wallabies great Burke

Sydney - Wallabies legend Matt Burke has urged Rugby Australia to axe Michael Cheika along with his coaching staff after a review was announced into their positions less than a year before the World Cup. The two-time world champions have won just four Tests this year and slipped to sixth in the world rankings, heaping pressure on Cheika as a sense of turmoil 12

11 December 2018 7:09 PM Marx, Dyantyi stand tall at Brightrock Players Choice Awards

Cape Town - A host of South African rugby stars were honoured at the Brightrock Players Choice Awards held in Sandton on Tuesday evening. The undoubted stars of the show were Malcolm Marx and Aphiwe Dyantyi, who scooped two awards each. Dyantyi, the Springbok and Lions winger won the #LoveChange Award - for the most improved player in 2018 - and the Backline 15

11 December 2018 4:34 PM Boks looking at 'about 40' players for World Cup

Cape Town - Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus says he is looking at "around 40" players as possible squad members for next year's World Cup in Japan. There are only four Test matches remaining for the Boks between now and the start of the tournament in September next year, and Erasmus must settle on a squad of 31 that will travel to the first ever World 17

11 December 2018 2:06 PM No word yet on Harrington's Ryder Cup captaincy

Cape Town - Padraig Harrington will have to wait a little big longer to find out if he will be Europe's next Ryder Cup captain, as a decision is now unlikely before the new year. There was a chance that the European Tour's five-strong selection committee would be able to announce its decision before the holidays, but that no longer seems to be the case. The Irish 17

10 December 2018 7:14 PM Stream the year’s most exhilarating rugby award show on Sport24!

Cape Town -The second annual BrightRock Players Choice Awards, brought to you by BrightRock and MyPlayers, will be held in Sandton on Tuesday, December 11. The awards - held by the players, for the players - are the only of their kind in South Africa and sees professional rugby players from SA's 14 unions vote for their top players across six awards 22

10 December 2018 4:29 PM 3 Boks named in NZ rugby magazine's World XV

Cape Town - A popular New Zealand rugby magazine has included three Springboks in their 2018 World XV. NZ Rugby World has picked scrumhalf Faf de Klerk, flank Pieter-Steph du Toit and hooker Malcolm Marx in their team of the year. There are seven All Blacks in the team, as well as two players each from England and Ireland and one from Scotland. 15 Elliot 24

10 December 2018 12:05 PM Pelley, Bjorn at odds over European Tour future

Cape Town - It's no secret European Tour CEO Keith Pelley has some ambitious plans for the European Tour, but it's safe to say not everyone is pleased with them. News broke back in October that Pelley was said to be in favour of a combined 'World Tour', believing that closer co-operation with the dominant PGA Tour in America is the way forward for the global 25

10 December 2018 7:05 AM Record number of tries in Cape Town

Cape Town - Fiji won the fourth instalment of the HSBC Cape Town Sevens - becoming the fourth different champion in the Mother City - on a weekend which delivered the most tries ever at a packed Cape Town Stadium. When USA speedster, Carlin Isles, crossed the tryline in injury time of the Cup final, he scored the 297th five-pointer of the weekend, which 27

08 December 2018 12:31 PM Arthur calls on Pakistan to toughen up ahead of SA tour

Abu Dhabi - Disgruntled coach Mickey Arthur demanded his players toughen up and seize key moments in Test matches after sloppy batting handed New Zealand an away series win over Pakistan for the first time in 49 years. New Zealand pulled off a come-from-behind 123-run victory in the third and final Test in Abu Dhabi on Friday to end their long wait for a 2-1 series 50

07 December 2018 2:06 PM McEnroe: Serena Williams has nothing to apologise for

Cape Town - Perhaps unsurprisingly, John McEnroe doesn't think Serena Williams needs to apologise for her actions in the US Open final. Williams drew widespread support and criticism for her dramatic meltdown in New York, as she labelled umpire Carlos Ramos a “liar” and a “thief” and claimed sexism after she received three code violations. The American 24