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09

Ruthless Blitzboks too good for Kenya

The Blitzboks beat Kenya 31-19 on Saturday to set up a meeting with France in the Cup semi-finals of the second Dubai Sevens tournament.

08

LIVE: Dubai Sevens (Day 2)

Follow the live action as the Blitzboks go full speed in pursuit of the Dubai Sevens Cup.

07

Powell: Blitzboks have room for improvement

Coach Neil Powell says the Blitzboks have yet to get into their full stride despite their unbeaten run on day one of the second Sevens Series tournament in Dubai.

Friday, Dec 3

20

Bok-fueled Sharks overpower Bulls in Durban

A Sharks team featuring several returning Springboks proved too strong for the Vodacom Bulls in a Vodacom United Rugby Championship clash in Durban on Friday night.

19

Blitzboks see off GB to progress to playoffs unbeaten

The Blitzboks claimed a 21-7 victory over Great Britain in their final Pool A match on Friday evening to finish unbeaten on day one of the second Sevens Series tournament in Dubai.

18

RECAP: Sharks vs Vodacom Bulls

Follow the live action as the Sharks take on the Vodacom Bulls in a Vodacom URC clash at Kings Park.

15

Watch: Irish turn on the trickery against the Blitzboks

Ireland reached deep into their bag of tricks to score this try against the Blitzboks on Friday.

13

Smal to coach Bulls in Currie Cup

The Vodacom Bulls have announced that coach Gert Smal will take charge of their 2022 Currie Cup campaign.

12

Superbru: Stormers to smash Lions

The SA Rugby magazine team have made their Superbru picks for this week's Vodacom United Rugby Championship matches and the Lions have been given little chance of beating the Stormers in Cape Town.

10

Stormers welcome back key trio for URC clash

Marvin Orie and Seabelo Senatla will make their first appearances of the season for the Stormers in the Vodacom United Rugby Championship against the Lions in Cape Town on Saturday.

Tonga’s Piutau takes aim at Boks’ RWC pool

Charles Piutau is excited at the prospect of Tonga possibly facing South Africa, Ireland and Scotland in pool stages of the 2023 Rugby World Cup, if the Pacific Island nation qualifies for the showpiece event.

09

Watch: Blitzboks score after bizarre passage of play

Selvyn Davids fought off the attention of four defenders trying to hold him up in the build-up to JC Pretorius' try in the Blitzboks' win over Japan on Friday.

Kok’s Blitzboks jerseys stolen

Sharks flyer Werner Kok has called on his supporters to keep their eyes peeled for any sign of the collection of his Springbok Sevens jerseys which were allegedly stolen from a storage facility in Cape Town.

All Blacks’ Foster up for top award

New Zealand Rugby has confirmed that Ian Foster and the All Blacks are up for the Coach of Year and Team of the Year awards respectively.

08

Cooper set to officially become an Aussie

Wallabies star Quade Cooper has revealed he will take his citizenship test on Friday, which will finally allow him to "officially call Australia home".

Champions Cup change rules to help Covid-19 stranded teams

European Champions Cup organisers have granted teams an "unlimited" number of new players for this season's competition to counter the fallout from travel restrictions.

Thursday, Dec 2

14

Bulls hint at ‘small’ signing that can make a ‘big impact’

Amid links with a former member of the Springboks coaching staff, the Vodacom Bulls will be announcing a signing that could make a 'big impact' on Friday.

13

Bulls pick Arendse at fullback against Sharks

Kurt-Lee Arendse will start at fullback for the Vodacom Bulls in the Vodacom United Rugby Championship match against the Sharks in Durban on Friday.

12

Lions unleash Van der Merwe, Jannie returns

Edwill van der Merwe will make his Lions debut against the Stormers in the Vodacom United Rugby Championship at Cape Town Stadium on Sunday.

11

Am to lead Bok-boosted Sharks

Lukhanyo Am will captain an experienced Sharks team welcoming back several Springboks for Friday night’s Vodacom United Rugby Championship clash against the Vodacom Bulls at Kings Park.

10

Scrumhalf headlines NZ rugby awards

Aaron Smith is the only All Black player that has been nominated in more than one category for the 2021 New Zealand Rugby awards.

09

White: We need to talk about the overseas players rule

Jake White says a discussion needs to be had over the Springboks' overseas-based players rule after the Vodacom Bulls allowed Trevor Nyakane to take up a big-money contract with Racing 92.

Powell: Blitzboks’ resolve to be tested in Dubai

Coach Neil Powell says the Springbok Sevens’ mental and physical resolve will be severely tested this weekend in Dubai, where they are the top seeds for round two of the new World Rugby Sevens Series.

Montpellier paid Pollard R1.3m per match

Handre Pollard is one of the highest-paid players in the world and has been linked with a move to Leicester, but his long injury history makes it questionable whether he's a wise investment.

08

Sharks vs Saracens cancelled due to Covid

The scheduled rugby clash between the Sharks and Saracens in London next month has been cancelled due to recent developments regarding the new variant of Covid-19.

07

White wary of Bok-loaded Sharks

Jake White says the Vodacom Bulls are eager to be tested against a Sharks team set to be boosted by a number of Springboks, including Siya Kolisi and Makazole Mapimpi.

Davids taking exciting Blitzbok journey in his stride

Although the Blitzboks claimed the Dubai Sevens in impressive fashion last weekend, influential squad member Zain Davids was quick to emphasise the need for further improvements during the second Dubai tournament on Friday and Saturday.

Wednesday, Dec 1

17

Bulls bid ‘Big Trev’ heartfelt farewell

The Vodacom Bulls have officially confirmed that Springbok prop Trevor Nyakane will be joining French club Racing 92 in the coming days.

15

SA derbies spice up United Rugby Championship

The South African teams resume their respective Vodacom United Rugby Championship campaigns with the landscape having changed a bit since they last played seven weeks ago.

11

Bulls rising star hungry for game time after Bok experience

After spending some time with the Springboks, hooker Johan Grobbelaar is itching to get onto the field and continue where he left off at the Vodacom Bulls.