Sharks in good hands as they aim to go all the way this season

In a tournament often seen as a developmental one‚ experienced players are not often around to lend a seasoned hand

Currie Cup ‘still vital test for new players’

The Bulls’ Super Rugby coach John Mitchell will be involved with the juniors during the tournament

WP warm up with game against hot Montpellier

Montpellier pack their squad with world stars including hooker Bismarck du Plessis

Springboks reshuffle back row

Louw returns to starting line-up to support Kolisi

Bongi Mbonambi or Malcolm Marx for the Boks?

Head coach Rassie Erasmus will not easily discard Bongi Mbonambi for the Rugby Championship opener

Lions keep Elton Jantjies and Lionel Mapoe

Both Jantjies and Mapoe will remain at Ellis Park until at least the end of next season

All Blacks coach to mix it up as World Cup looms

The All Blacks have arguably their most settled squad after a raft of injuries to senior players

Rugby giant Eben Etzebeth back for Boks

The lock returns to training after season out with injury and comes into immediate consideration

David Pocock has All Blacks on ‘high alert’

Pocock returned to his ball-poaching best in the June Tests against Ireland

Sharks pick Chiliboy Ralepelle as captain

Experienced and confident Ralepelle is an obvious choice for the job

Aussie captain Michael Hooper cleared for opening All Blacks Test

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika releases the names of his trimmed-down 28-man squad

Four SA players in Super Rugby team of the season

Jean-Luc du Preez, Lood de Jager, Malcolm Marx and Steven Kitshoff make official Super Rugby team of the season

Boks plan to box clever

Coach Erasmus gives a glimpse of the hand he wants to play so the team can reach its stated objectives

Hard-up Western Province to loan out players

The cash-strapped union will offload players as part of a strategic plan

Keeping Siya captain ‘was a no-brainer’

The 27-year-old to lead the Boks once again, this time in the upcoming Rugby Championship

New caps, old skippers in Bok squad

Siya Kolisi retains the captaincy‚ while Willie Le Roux and Faf De Klerk are among the 15 backs in the squad.

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