New teams join African pools in Super Rugby

New teams join African pools in Super Rugby

Super Rugby next year promises to bring more excitement as two new entrants make their debut in the competition. South Africa's Cheetahs will play at home against an Argentinian team at the start of the competition, while another local side, the Lions, will face the Japanese in Tokyo.

Counting wild dogs in the Kruger

It's time to count just how many cheetahs and African wild dogs there are in the Kruger National Park. Send in your photos to help identify individual animals and you could stand to win cameras, weekends away and wine hampers. 

Counting cheetahs in South Africa’s Kruger National Park

International visitors to South Africa’s Kruger National Park can put their holiday snaps to good use capturing images of cheetah and African wild dogs to help count the animals in the reserve, which is home to the largest protected population of cheetahs and wild dogs in South Africa.

Juan Smith completes remarkable Springbok return

Juan Smith will complete a remarkable return to international rugby when he runs out for the Springboks against Argentina in Salta on Saturday. His inclusion at flank is one of three changes to the starting XV, with a further four changes on the bench.

Bok skipper out of action for eight weeks

A new Springbok captain will need to be appointed after Jean de Villiers was ruled out of next month's Castle Lager Incoming Series. The 95-test veteran will be out of action for eight weeks with a knee injury.

Springboks start gearing up for ‘very big year’

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer will evaluate a squad of 36 players - veteran World Cup winners Victor Matfield and Schalk Burger among them - when the first national training camp of 2014 starts in Durban on 25 May. "This is a very big year for us," he said on Tuesday.

Willemse to push Junior World Champs

Ashwin Willemse, South African rugby player of 2003, will be criss-crossing the country over the next month in his role as ambassador for the IRB Junior World Championship kicking off in Cape Town on 4 June.

Willemse named IRB U21 ambassador

South Africa’s Ashwin Willemse has been selected by the International Rugby Board to be the ambassador for its upcoming junior world championships.
Afrika takes top sevens accolade

Heyneke Meyer named Springbok coach

"I've always coached to make a difference to the people of our country," Heyneke Meyer said on his appointment as the new Springbok coach on Friday, calling on the people of South Africa to get behind their rugby team.

Vodacom Bulls raise funds for education

The Blue Bulls Company and the Polokwane Municipality have teamed up to raise funds for matriculants from disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue tertiary education. Fundraising begins with a Super Rugby pre-season match at Peter Mokaba Stadium.