Breaking: World Rugby ban Rassie Erasmus for tweets | The Citizen

World Rugby has condemned the social media tweets by SA Rugby director Rassie Erasmus and accordingly banned the 2019 World Cup-winning coach for two matches. This means Erasmus may not take part in any match day activity in relation to the two upcoming Test matches that South Africa will play against Italy on Saturday and … Read more

Nienaber’s Boks have ‘work to do’ before Rugby World Cup after France loss | The Citizen

South Africa head coach Jacques Nienaber said on Saturday his side “have work to do” to challenge hosts France at next year’s Rugby World Cup after losing 30-26 to Les Bleus in Marseille. The Springboks played more than an hour at the Velodrome with 14-men after Pieter-Steph du Toit’s red card before captain Antoine Dupont … Read more

England set to lead the charge in Rugby World Cup semis | The Citizen

All-conquering England will be driven by the prospect of more women’s Rugby World Cup glory when they face Canada before defending champions New Zealand look to end a losing run against France in the semi-finals on Saturday. England take on the Canadians in a repeat of the 2014 World Cup final before the French try … Read more

Update: Jantjies checks into rehab to work on self, rugby career — report | The Citizen

Springbok flyhalf Elton Jantjies has reportedly sought help at a rehabilitation centre to get his personal life and rugby career back on track following several incidents that have rocked his world in recent months. According to Sunday newspaper Rapport, the Bok flyhalf checked into Harmony Clinic in Cape Town following recent events which resulted in … Read more

Boks book date with Wales ahead of 2023 Rugby World Cup defence | The Citizen

The Springboks will line up against Wales at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday, 19 August 2023, in preparation for their Rugby World Cup defence, which kicks off a few weeks thereafter when they face Scotland in Marseille on Sunday, 10 September. Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber’s men will cross paths with Romania (17 September … Read more

Four Springboks who knocked the door down in the Rugby Championship | The Citizen

The next Springbok squad will be named in October for the end-of-year tour and here are four players who knocked the door down during the Rugby Championship and must be included in the group for the Tests against Ireland, France, Italy and England. Jasper Wiese The Leicester Tigers loose forward turns 27 in October and … Read more

Springbok player ratings from Rugby Champs win against Pumas in Durban | The Citizen

The Springboks beat the Pumas 38-21 in their Rugby Championship match played in Durban on Saturday. Jacques Nienaber’s men ended the competition in second place (18 points), with New Zealand’s All Blacks (19 points) crowned champions. Australia were third (10) and Argentina fourth (9). This is how I rated the Bok players in Durban, out … Read more

Springboks beat Argentina, but lose out on Rugby Champs title | The Citizen

It was a night of mixed emotions for the Springboks as they picked up a deserved 38-21 win over Argentina, but missed out what they needed to clinch the Rugby Championship, leaving the All Blacks as champions for 2022. Needing a bonus point and a massive points difference win of 40 points to claim the … Read more

All Blacks thrash Wallabies to put one hand on Rugby Champs trophy | The Citizen

New Zealand put one hand on the Rugby Championship trophy after romping to a 40-14 win over Australia with a bonus-point victory in Auckland on Saturday.  Tries by Will Jordan, Codie Taylor, Sam Whitelock and Samisoni Taukei’aho plus a first-half penalty try at Eden Park kept New Zealand top of the table in the final … Read more