Springboks to miss Currie Cup?

Posted on Jul 31, 2014

The South African Rugby Union (SARU) has reportedly asked teams not to pick contracted Springboks at any stage during this season’s Currie Cup. Previously, Springboks returned to play for their provinces towards the end of the tournament, but that is unlikely to happen this year. The Sharks CEO John Smit confirmed the matter, saying the Read More ...

Bath finally permitted expansion

Posted on Jul 30, 2014

Bath have announced that B&NES Council have approved the club’s temporary planning application. This decision enables the Club to increase capacity at the Rec from 12,000 to close to 14,000 for the next two seasons (2014/2015 and 2015/2016) and provide improved facilities for their supporters in the lead up to the club’s 150th Anniversary. “We Read More ...

Slade focused on final after ABs snub

Posted on Jul 30, 2014

Being dropped from the All Blacks squad wasn’t the best way for Colin Slade to prepare for the Super Rugby Final but he’s not moaning about it. The Crusaders fly-half is focused on Saturday’s clash with the Waratahs in Sydney and has put his omission from Steve Hansen’s Rugby Championship squad behind him. ”I had Read More ...

Carter returns for All Blacks

Posted on Jul 28, 2014

A rejuvenated Dan Carter is back in the All Blacks set-up as one of three additions to their squad named for the Rugby Championship, which starts next month. Carter, who took an extended break at the end of last season, was recalled along with Charles Piutau and Sam Cane who missed the June tour by Read More ...

Hayman succeeds Wilkinson at Toulon

Posted on Jul 26, 2014

Former New Zealand prop Carl Hayman has been named captain of Toulon following the retirement of Jonny Wilkinson. Hayman joined the current French and European champions in 2010 from Newcastle Falcons. Supported by fellow forwards Chris Masoe and Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe, the former Highlanders prop has been awarded the captaincy by head coach Bernard Read More ...


Gibson plays down ‘Saders link

Posted on Jul 31, 2014

Despite being a former Crusaders player and assistant coach, Daryl Gibson has played down his previous association with the men from Christchurch. Gibson won Super Rugby titles withe Crusaders between 1998 and 2002 and was an assistant coach to Todd Blackadder before joining the Waratahs as their back-line coach at the start of 2013. It Read More ...

Nadolo to avoid ‘Tahs friends

Posted on Jul 31, 2014

Crusaders wing Nemani Nadolo said he would be avoiding friends Sekope Kepu and Wycliff Palu when he faces the Waratahs in Sydney on Saturday. The trio will be on the same ANZ Stadium surface but wearing different jerseys after they were all at the Australian franchise back in 2009′s season. But for the powerful Nadolo, Read More ...

Boost for Canada and England

Posted on Jul 31, 2014

Canada and England are the latest countries to have been added to the list of Women’s Sevens World Series hosts, it was announced on Thursday. Langford in British Columbia will welcome the women’s competition to its shores as it hosts round four of the series on April 18-19, 2015 at the Westhills Stadium, Langford, British Read More ...

Hill gets role with RFU

Posted on Jul 31, 2014

Former England flanker and 2003 World Cup winner Richard Hill MBE has been appointed by the RFU as Player Pathway Liaison Manager. The consultancy position will see Hill play a key role with England’s international performance coaches to help identify, mentor and develop young players, between the ages of 15-19. He will also liaise between Read More ...

Woodcock may miss the rest of 2014

Posted on Jul 31, 2014

Despite the sight of Tony Woodcock kitted out for All Blacks training this week, Steve Hansen admits he may need surgery. The veteran prop is struggling with a shoulder injury and may opt for an operation to fix the problem with next year’s Rugby World Cup in mind. “His shoulder is pretty loose, so we’ll Read More ...

Sydney set for record crowd

Posted on Jul 31, 2014

The Waratahs will have the backing of a Super Rugby record crowd when they run out at ANZ Stadium this Saturday. After 19 years of waiting, the NSW faithful have leapt at the chance to be part of history and cheer their state to its first ever Super Rugby title. The 2014 Super Rugby Final Read More ...

Bath Rugby can win Amlin Cup, says David Flatman

Posted on May 21, 2014

Former Bath Rugby forward David Flatman believes the club’s current squad is more than capable of matching his team’s achievements by winning the Amlin Cup on Friday night. Bath travel to Cardiff Arms Park to take on Northampton Saints hoping to follow in the footsteps of Flatman and co, who won the competition in 2008. Read More ...