The draws for the 2017 IRB JWC tournament (or World Rugby U20 Championship as it is known now), has been made. The tournament will be held in Georgia, with the hosts drawing Argentina, South Africa and France in Group C. Defending champions England are in Group A along with Australia and Wales (a repeat of the 2015 Rugby World Cup), while Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland and Italy are in Group B Continue reading “Official- JWC 2017 Groups Announced- U20 World Rugby Championship 2017”
The Super Rugby draw for 2017 was released earlier today and here are the list of fixtures for the Cell C Sharks. The Sharks will be playing NO New Zealand team in regular round robin and start off with a two game Australian tour against the Queensland Reds and ACT Brumbies Continue reading “List of Natal Sharks Super Rugby Fixtures 2017- Cell C Sharks SR 2017 Draw Games”
Highlights from Japan’s stunning 34-32 victory over South Africa at the 2015 Rugby World Cup in Brighton. Today marks the first anniversary of that historic win from the Blossoms Continue reading “Boks vs Japan RWC 2015 Highlights Video | Japan 34-32 South Africa Tries English Commentary”
Wellington flanker Vaea Fifita literally leapt over Counties back Piers Francis in their Mitre 10 Cup gqame on 9 September, 2016. Wellington won 28-27 Continue reading “Video Fifita vs Piers Francis 2016- Vaea hurdles and jumps over Piers Francis tackle- Counties Wellington Rugby”
Springbok skipper Adriaan Strauss has announced that he will be retiring from test rugby at the end of the 2016 international season.
Bulls hooker Strauss was named captain by new Bok coach Allister Coetzee earlier this year, but his form hasn’t been the best, with several clamouring for the inclusion of young Lions star Malcolm Marx in the setup.
Strauss earned the vast majority of his caps under Heyneke Meyer but was second choice to Bismarck du Plessis for most of his career. When Bismarck went to Montpellier and 8th man Duane Vermuelen went to Toulon, Strauss was the obvious local candidate for the captain’s post, edging out Warren Whiteley (who would’ve faced competition from Vermuelen for his post)
Strauss though is only 30 (1985 born).
His exit will see the likes of Marx, Scarra Ntubeni and Bongi Mbonambi fight it out for the hookers’ spot, with Bismarck du Plessis also an outside bet to be restored to the setup incase Coetzee feels he needs experience Continue reading “Adriaan Strauss retiring from rugby- Strauss to quit test rugby at the end of 2016”