Jan 10, 2011 17:45 EST
England's Maggie Alphonsi became the first woman in the 50-year history of the Rugby Union Writers club to win the Pat Marshall Memorial Award as personality of the year for 2010 on Monday.
Dec 04, 2010 22:20 EST
South Africa coach Peter de Villiers feels his side's dreams of retaining the World Cup in New Zealand next year have been given a big lift by their hard, if only half successful, campaign in the Northern Hemisphere.
Dec 04, 2010 01:00 EST
Bakkies Botha will treat the Barbarians with the same fierce and physical determination to win as he did England when world champions South Africa end their 2010 campaign at Twickenham on Saturday.
Dec 01, 2010 14:51 EST
New Zealand captain Richie McCaw became the first player to win the International Rugby Board's player of the year award three times after receiving the 2010 edition of the prize on Wednesday.
Nov 28, 2010 15:56 EST
Juan Smith was named Sunday as the captain of South Africa for the world champions season-ending finale against the Barbarians at Twickenham.
Nov 27, 2010 14:20 EST
South Africa maintained their four-year winning streak against England here Saturday, bouncing back from their shock loss against Scotland to score a 21-11 victory at Twickenham.
Nov 25, 2010 10:42 EST
Southern hemisphere stars dominated the contenders for the International Rugby Board (IRB) player of the year award announced here on Thursday, with France No 8 Imanol Harinordoquy the lone European on a six-man shortlist.
Nov 23, 2010 08:26 EST
South Africa have made two changes as they seek to bounce back from their shock defeat by Scotland when they face England at Twickenham here Saturday.
Nov 20, 2010 22:08 EST
South African captain Victor Matfield's reluctance to publicly complain about the performance of referee Stuart Dickinson spoke volumes in the wake of the world champion's surprise 21-17 defeat by Scotland at Murrayfield.
Nov 20, 2010 12:29 EST
Scotland produced one of the most stunning fightbacks in their history to wreck the European grand slam quest of the world champion Springboks with a deserved 21-17 victory here at Murrayfield on Saturday.
Nov 19, 2010 20:18 EST
Scotland coach Andy Robinson has rejected the notion that South Africa's troubled week will have a negative impact on their performance against his team in Edinburgh on Saturday.
Nov 19, 2010 20:08 EST
South Africa will look to put a difficult week behind them when they face Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday.
Nov 16, 2010 12:22 EST
The 27-year-old Habana, who was named Tuesday in the Springbok team to play Scotland at Murrayfield here on Saturday, fractured a bone in his left hand during morning practice and will return to South Africa shortly.
Nov 13, 2010 21:42 EST
The second-row giant surpassed the record set by John Smit and Percy Montgomery with his record-breaking 103rd cap at the Millennium Stadium.
Nov 13, 2010 12:45 EST
After trailing 17-9 at half-time the Springboks hit back with quick-fire tries by Willem Alberts and captain Victor Matfield - celebrating a record 103rd cap - to clinch the win in an action-packed encounter.
Nov 07, 2010 08:28 EST
Deprived of 13 players by injuries, the reigning world champions survived a late Irish onslaught to get their four-Test season-end tour off to a winning start on Saturday after losing five of six Tri-Nations outings.
Nov 06, 2010 22:21 EDT
Conditions at a rain-lashed Lansdowne Road here on Saturday played into South African hands and the tourists' forward power and lineout dominance, backed up by a solid kicking game, took them into a 23-9 line midway through the second half following tries by flanker Juan Smith and full-back Gio Aplon.
Nov 06, 2010 17:57 EDT
South Africa were seemingly out of sight at 23-9 in front mid-way through the second half after tries from Juan Smith and Gio Aplon before Ireland crossed the Springbok line courtesy of Tommy Bowe and Rob Kearney.
Nov 05, 2010 22:53 EDT
A Springbok squad without 13-injured players only arrived in Dublin on Thursday, with several of those still standing having played in last weekend's domestic Currie Cup final.
Nov 05, 2010 08:14 EDT
Springbok captain Victor Matfield, speaking to reporters at Lansdowne Road on Friday, said the 63-times capped de Villiers had "pulled through" following a groin problem and would start here on Saturday.