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Mar 24, 2016

Springboks' du Preez announces retirement

South Africa’s Rugby World Cup-winning scrumhalf Fourie du Preez has retired, ending a 15-year professional career that included world, Southern Hemisphere and Super Rugby titles. The South African Rugby Union said Du Preez, who played his final game for the Springboks at last year’s ...

Mar 23, 2016

Verblitz pair join Super Rugby's Cheetahs on short-term deal

Toyota Verblitz announced Wednesday that prop Yosuke Takahashi and fullback Yoshizumi Takeda had joined the Cheetahs Super Rugby franchise on short-term contracts. The pair are in South Africa as a result of Toyota’s sponsorship of the Cheetahs and a tie-up between the two clubs. ...

Mar 21, 2016

Sunwolves' Bond suspended for upcoming match

The Sunwolves will be without Tim Bond for Saturday’s Super Rugby game against the Bulls in Singapore after the lock received a one-match suspension. Bond was cited for charging into a ruck in the 61st minute of the Sunwolves’ 35-9 thrashing at the hand ...

England tops France to complete Grand Slam

Mar 20, 2016

England tops France to complete Grand Slam

Six Nations champion England completed its first Grand Slam in 13 years after beating France 31-21 in an error-strewn finale on Saturday. England, handed the title last weekend after France lost to Scotland, scored three tries to none but kept giving away kickable penalties ...

Rebels pound Sunwolves

Mar 19, 2016

Rebels pound Sunwolves

The Sunwolves were handed a master class in defense and opportunity taking on Saturday as they went down to a 35-9 defeat to the Melbourne Rebels. Melbourne’s back row of Sean McMahon, Adam Thomson and Jordy Reid dominated the breakdown, and together with their ...

Sunwolves seeking first Super Rugby victory against Rebels

Mar 18, 2016

Sunwolves seeking first Super Rugby victory against Rebels

The Sunwolves will get their first taste of Australasian opposition Saturday when they take on the Melbourne Rebels. Having been competitive in two losses to the Lions and Cheetahs, Mark Hammett will be hoping his team will have taken on board the lessons their ...

Mar 15, 2016

Ex-Fijian rugby center Rabeni dies

Former Fijian center Seru Rabeni, renowned for his bruising tackles and powerful running, has died at the age of 37, local media reported on Tuesday. The Fiji Broadcasting Corporation said Rabeni, who played club rugby with the Otago Highlanders in New Zealand before switching ...

England edges Wales in Six Nations

Mar 13, 2016

England edges Wales in Six Nations

England moved within sight of the Six Nations title and a first Grand Slam since 2003 by beating Wales 25-21 on Saturday, thanks to a punishing first-half display and flawless goalkicking from Owen Farrell. Farrell kicked six penalties and converted Anthony Watson’s 32nd-minute try ...

Cheetahs rally past Sunwolves

Mar 12, 2016

Cheetahs rally past Sunwolves

Super Rugby newcomers the Sunwolves blew a 31-13 lead and were overtaken by South Africa’s Cheetahs 32-31 in a thrilling first tournament match in Singapore on Saturday. Beaten in their first two matches at home in Bloemfontein, the Cheetahs were staring down the barrel ...

Mar 11, 2016

Unchanged Sunwolves get set for Cheetahs, Singapore debut

The Sunwolves head into their second Super Rugby game Saturday with head coach Mark Hammett showing confidence in the group that played the first. Having arrived in Singapore on Thursday evening for the first of three home-away-from-home games under the roof of the Singapore ...

Mar 10, 2016

Hammett, Nakatake assigned interim coaching duties for Brave Blossoms

Sunwolves coach Mark Hammett was on Thursday named as one of two interim coaches for upcoming Japan national team matches, deputizing for incoming Brave Blossoms’ coach and fellow Kiwi Jamie Joseph, who is unavailable due to commitments with his Highlanders Super Rugby team. Hammett ...

Mar 5, 2016

Goromaru boots two penalty goals in first start for Reds

Japan fullback Ayumu Goromaru made his first Super Rugby start and scored all the Reds’ points with two penalty goals on Saturday, but it did not prove enough as his side went down 22-6 to the Western Force. Goromaru, who came off the bench ...