How world rugby rankings are out of tune with reality

Warm-up games for tournament should not be considered to determine order, former England RWC winner Will Greenwood says

Midtournament break in Super Rugby cut

Event will maintain its momentum due to a change in the global Test calendar in which the June Tests in the southern hemisphere were moved to July

Sharks snatch Venter from Lions

Loose forward likely to get more game time at Sharks

Japan heat will suit our game, says All Blacks scrumhalf

Brad Weber says team will relish the warmth as they seek third straight World Cup victory

Why Lions coach was excited to see heartbreak in his change room

Ivan van Rooyen finds encouraging signs from his young team to take into next season

GAVIN RICH: Frans Steyn shows what he can do at flyhalf

He has to be at least third-choice back-up at flyhalf behind Handré Pollard and Elton Jantjies

Trevor Nyakane returns to SA but should face All Blacks in Japan

Springbok management confident prop will recover in time for opening match

All Blacks head to Japan aiming to peak at the right time

Springboks loom as the biggest threat to the Kiwis winning a third successive trophy, while England, Ireland and Wales are also genuine contenders

How Cheetahs clawed their way back to win Currie Cup

Franco Smith’s team had to play a Currie Cup promotion/relegation match in 2018 and just a year later they win the competition

Michael Cheika hails Wallabies camaraderie as the best he’s seen for World Cup

Coach is pleased that the scratchy win against Samoa featuring a mostly second-string side has left him with a selection dilemma

Lions turn to captain Ross Cronjé for leadership in Currie Cup final

Cronjé says team that handles the pressure best are most likely to get their hands on trophy

SA’s rugby stars head overseas in search of cash

With money scarce, many are getting short term contracts, some of them becoming permanent

Japan names Lappies Labuschagne to face Boks

Captain Michael Leitch led the Brave Blossoms to their famous victory in the 2015 World Cup against SA

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