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24 February 2018 5:42 AM Leinster massacre embarrassing Kings

Cape Town - Leinster scored 10 tries as they thrashed the hapless Southern Kings 64-7 at the RDS Arena in Dublin on Friday night. The defeat was the 16th consecutive one for the Kings in their debut PRO14 season which sees them remain rooted to the bottom of Conference B. In perhaps the only good news for the Kings, their overseas commitments are now over and they return 17

23 February 2018 5:16 PM Morne Steyn moving to Brive in Top 14

Brive-la-Gaillarde - South African flyhalf Morne Steyn will leave Stade Francais to join Brive at the end of this season, according to a source at his new club. Attracted by Brive's promise to build a team around him, Steyn agreed to a two-year deal earlier this week. The 33-year-old joined Paris-based Stade Français in 2013 and won the French championship 20

22 February 2018 5:59 PM Stormers face 'improved' Waratahs

Sydney - The Waratahs will be entering the Super Rugby season a week after the Stormers did but the touring team have managed to get in enough analysis to know they will be up against an improved team in Sydney. With the Stormers having already played one tough game against the Jaguares, you’d think that the Cape players would start Saturday’s game with a slight 25

22 February 2018 7:11 AM Damian McKenzie to start at 10 for Chiefs

Christchurch - New Chiefs head coach Colin Cooper has selected a physical and experienced line-up to take on the Crusaders in their Super Rugby opener in Christchurch on Saturday. The starting fifteen features five 2017 All Blacks in the pack alone, as well as the much-talked about combination of Brad Weber and Damian McKenzie in the number nine and ten jerseys 27

21 February 2018 11:52 AM Cheetahs, Ospreys PRO14 match won't be televised

Cape Town - Free State Rugby has announced that the PRO14 match between Ospreys and the Cheetahs on Saturday at 19:35 (SA time) in Swansea will not be broadcast on TV. The reason is that the 2017/18 PRO14 championship was finalised in a short amount of time and that TV broadcasting rights were the cause of some challenges. This match clashes with football 32

21 February 2018 11:51 AM Ackermanns face no police action after nightclub 'brawl'

Cape Town - Johan and his son Ruan Ackermann will face no further action from police after the alleged nightclub brawl they were involved in last December. The father and son duo, who are with English club Gloucester, were implicated in an incident that took place in a Cheltenham nightclub. Personal trainer Harry Allen, 24, opened up to Sport24 about 27

21 February 2018 10:45 AM Pollard: 'Canes a force, with or without Barrett

Cape Town - Bulls flyhalf Handre Pollard says the Hurricanes remain a dangerous outfit even without All Black flyhalf Beauden Barrett. Barrett looks unlikely to start in Saturday’s game at Loftus Versfeld - largely due to the fact that he did not feature in any of the pre-season warm-up matches and that he arrived late in South Africa after attending 31

20 February 2018 6:23 PM Mosimane: Eymael is a top coach

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane views Free State Stars counterpart Luc Eymael as an opponent to be respected ahead of Wednesday's Absa Premiership clash at Loftus Versveld. The Brazilians lead the league standings and enjoy a six-point advantage over Stars in fourth place, however, Ea Lla Koto are still having a superb season under 28

20 February 2018 2:21 PM Kolisi looks at positives ahead of tough tour

Cape Town - A three-match tour of Australia and New Zealand might not be a perfect way to get into the new season but Stormers skipper Siya Kolisi has grabbed at some positives. According to the website, the Stormers flew out for Sydney on Sunday, the day after a fits and starts 28-20 win over the Jaguares at Newlands. They play the Waratahs 41

20 February 2018 1:29 PM Edinburgh make Murrayfield permanent base

Cape Town - Scottish club Edinburgh will play their home matches at Murrayfield only instead of alternating between there and Myreside as they look to finish the season a high. Edinburgh believe that alternating between venues does not deliver a consistent match-day experience for supporters, nor does it provide consistency for Richard Cockerill’s squad 22