A possibility of an 8th title for the Crusaders. But wait, with 4 rounds to go after a month off things could change dramatically.

OPINION: One step forward, two steps back. As hard as the English rugby team tried, the longer they spent in New Zealand the worse they got. Forwards who were awkward in their new roles and didn't manage to dominate the set pieces, and backs who made simple errors and couldn't work together, suggests that if... Continue Reading →

2014 Wawela Awards evening takes place on Friday 27 June and recognises the best in South African music composition and song writing

:The Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) has announced the final list of nominees for the 2014 Wawela Music Awards – the only awards in the country that recognise the people behind the creation of the song, namely music composers, lyricists, song writers and publishers. The awards cover the full spectrum of music composition and... Continue Reading →

Dan Carter and Kieran Read on the bench for Crusaders vs Hurricanes on Saturday

Crusaders Head Coach Todd Blackadder has named his team to play the Hurricanes this weekend. The team will head to Wellington tomorrow to prepare for the game at Westpac Stadium on Saturday night. Eight players have returned from the All Blacks to make the team, including prop Wyatt Crockett who will pack down with Corey... Continue Reading →

Five uncapped players in Springboks’ match-23

Junior Springbok captain Handré Pollard is one of five uncapped players who have been named in the Springboks’ match-23 for Saturday’s final encounter of the Castle Lager Incoming Series against Scotland in Port Elizabeth. In total, the Springbok starting team shows six changes from the side which beat Wales by 31-30 in Nelspruit last weekend.... Continue Reading →

Springboks donate to Missionvale Care Centre in PE

Four members of the Springbok squad who hail from the Eastern Cape on Tuesday donated R15,000 on behalf of the team to the Missionvale Care Centre in Port Elizabeth. Siya Kolisi, Jan Serfontein, JJ Engelbrecht and Paul Jordaan visited the centre on Tuesday morning. The money comes from the team’s internal fund and the players... Continue Reading →

All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw out of the Crusaders for Super Rugby.

All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw played through the England test series with a broken rib - but won't repeat the feat for the Crusaders in Super Rugby. All Blacks coach Steve Hansen confirmed today McCaw would miss the last three rounds of Super Rugby's regular season because of a broken rib sustained either in the... Continue Reading →


He might be in the training colours of the Sharks, but Francois Steyn yesterday was deemed “ready to go” by Sharks Director of Rugby Jake White after the Log leaders regrouped at Kings Park ahead of the next week’s Super Rugby match against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein. A fortnight ago, Steyn took a hugely controversial... Continue Reading →

Dan Carter available for Crusaders for Saturdays Super 15 game

Dan Carter’s return to Super Rugby is unlikely to be in the No 10 jersey. Although Crusaders assistant coach Tabai Matson and Carter were not saying as much today, it is expected the 100-test All Black, who has totalled only 120 minutes for his Southbridge club since embarking on his sabbatical last November, will be... Continue Reading →

All Blacks clean sweep over England -now bring on the Rugby Championship

Bad, better, brilliant. From the fumbles of Auckland, to the snapshot of razzle-dazzle of Dunedin, to this, easily their best performance in Hamilton, the improving All Blacks tonight carved their place in history as only they really can. By completing a 3-0 series sweep of Stuart Lancaster's tired English side on a perfect night in... Continue Reading →

Pollard named IRB Junior Player of the Year 2014

Junior Springbok captain Handré Pollard has been named the IRB Junior Player of the Year 2014 following his side’s 21-20 defeat to England in the IRB Junior World Championship final at Eden Park on Friday. Pollard is the second South African to win the Award after Jan Serfontein, his teammate when the Junior Springboks won... Continue Reading →

Composed England edge out Junior Boks

The Junior Springboks came agonizingly close to regaining the IRB Junior World Championship title from England, but the defending champions did just enough to win a close fought battle 21-20 at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday. Junior Boks coach, Dawie Theron, and captain, Handré Pollard, both praised the team for their overall performance during... Continue Reading →

Don’t call me baby and the phone call to S.A.R.U

A phone call to the South African Rugby Union yesterday soon put me in my place. I had asked whether the governing body were going to release the “Baby Boks” team for tomorrow’s final against England in the IRB Championship in Auckland and the mildly irritated correspondent answering my call said: “What is ‘baby’ about... Continue Reading →

All Blacks name team for 3rd and final test against England on Sat

Malakai Fekitoa to make Test start; Kieran Read returns The All Blacks team to play England in the third and final Test of the Steinlager Series at Waikato Stadium, Hamilton, this Saturday 21 June, has been named, with exciting midfielder Malakai Fekitoa to get his first Test start and Kieran Read returning to the All... Continue Reading →

Award Winning Artist Bianca Le Grange Reveals Herself! At the Baxter… 23 June – 5 July 2 014

This sassy, sensual multi talented - singer, pianist, violinist, actress and song writer reveals herself in her very first (written, produced and directed) musical at the Baxter’s Concert Hall this June.   Bianca has recently made Cape Town her home and “Revealed” will introduce her in more ways than one to her new audience and... Continue Reading →

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