Rugby

Rugby player pays the penalty as lion bites his hand

Sep 30, 2017

A Welsh rugby player had an unusual reason for missing a big game in South Africa after a lion bit his hand

South Africa beats Argentina 37-15 in Rugby Championship

Aug 19, 2017

South Africa has taken another step toward banishing the memories of 2016 with a 37-15 win over Argentina to open its Rugby Championship campaign

Crusaders beat 14-man Lions 25-17 in Super Rugby final

Aug 5, 2017

The Crusaders have won a record-extending eighth Super Rugby title with a 25-17 win over the Lions at Ellis Park

France, Ireland, SAfrica confirm bids for 2023 Rugby WCup

Jun 2, 2017

France, Ireland and South Africa say they have submitted formal bids to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup

Even with 14 men, Lions beat Kings 54-10 in Super Rugby

May 28, 2017

The Lions responded to a first-half red card for their hooker by playing some of their best rugby of the season to beat the Southern Kings 54-10 on Sunday and close the gap on the Crusaders at the top of Super Rugby

No. 8 Warren Whiteley named new Springboks captain

May 23, 2017

Warren Whiteley has been named the new Springboks captain and coach Allister Coetzee included eight uncapped players in his squad to prepare for a three-test series against France next month

Super Rugby: Hurricanes, Highlanders show New Zealand might

May 20, 2017

Hurricanes, Highlanders show off New Zealand teams' might in Super Rugby

South African government approves 2023 Rugby WCup bid

May 9, 2017

South Africa's new sports minister has lifted a ban on the rugby union hosting major events, opening the way for it to submit a bid for the 2023 World Cup

Johan Ackermann to become Gloucester coach next season

Apr 3, 2017

Johan Ackermann will leave South Africa's Lions at the end of the Super Rugby season to become head coach of British club Gloucester

Chiefs, Stormers continue winning starts in Super Rugby

Apr 1, 2017

The Chiefs and Stormers continued their winning starts to Super Rugby on Saturday, and the Lions suggested their run to last season's final may not have been a one-off with a pulsating victory over the Sharks

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