Springboks delay decision on Rugby Championship participation

Rugby Oct 11, 2020

Springboks delay decision on Rugby Championship participation

The participation of world champion South Africa in the 2020 Rugby Championship hangs in the balance after a statement released Saturday said a decision would be made next week. A coronavirus-induced ban on international sport by the South African government was lifted recently and the ...

Midfield battle one to watch in RWC final

Rugby Oct 31, 2019

Midfield battle one to watch in RWC final

The adage that rugby games are won up front will never be more true than in Saturday's World Cup final when the massive, mobile packs of South Africa and England clash in Yokohama but the battle of the midfield could be just as crucial. England's ...

Springboks keeping eyes on prize ahead of RWC final

Rugby Oct 30, 2019

Springboks keeping eyes on prize ahead of RWC final

by Andrew McKirdy

South Africa's Rugby World Cup players know how much lifting the trophy for a third time on Saturday would mean to their country — but they are looking no further than final opponent England. "I definitely think it will have a massive impact," Springboks lock ...

South African president to visit Japan for Rugby World Cup final

Rugby Oct 29, 2019

South African president to visit Japan for Rugby World Cup final

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will visit Japan to watch the Springboks take on England in the Rugby World Cup final, a Japanese government official said Tuesday. Ramaphosa will watch the final on Saturday in Yokohama, possibly together with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Foreign ...