Southern Kings go into liquidation

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The struggling Southern Kings rugby franchise was on Saturday placed into liquidation by SA Super Rugby (Pty) Ltd to preserve the future of rugby in the area. Southern Kings insolvent Before SA Rugby took over the franchise the original franchise owner, the Greatest Rugby Company in the Whole Wide World (GRC), were unable to service […] READ MORE



Currie Cup – Top Performers from Week 2

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The 2nd week of the Currie Cup Premier Division competition had a full contingent of games. Only the iCollege Pumas were on a bye this weekend. The Xerox Golden Lions opened their campaign against the Tafel Lager Griquas. The Cell-C Sharks hosted the Vodacom Blue Bulls. Finally, the DHL Western Province faced the Toyota Free […] READ MORE


Mitre 10 Cup Rugby brings the game to the nation

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Like other provincial championships, bringing the game home to the nation is the point-of-difference. The emphasis on the heartland and ‘grassroots rugby’ is where fans can engage with a game that seems to always be played in the big centers – Mitre 10 Cup Rugby turns the focus on the stakeholder. In New Zealand Rugby, […] READ MORE


The Currie Cup – Past, Present and Future

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The Currie Cup is one of the oldest domestic competitions in rugby history and it kick’s off next month. The South African Rugby Union (SARU) is touting a ‘shortened format’ as providing more action – and viewers – for the century old competition. Although, fans are lobbing a lot of criticism their way because of […] READ MORE


Rassie Erasmus Faces a Monumental Task

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Any person taking over at the helm of the Springboks, as Director of Rugby and Head Coach, finds themselves in a very tough position. Fans will want results from the beginning, but this won’t be sustainable if Springbok rugby stays in the dark ages in terms of structures. Somehow these two goals need to go […] READ MORE



The Players Are There But Springbok Structure Is Lacking

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Having avoided the dreaded pool of death in the Rugby World Cup 2019 draw, the Springboks now have the opportunity to make the most of it. Granted, they are in the same pool as their fiercest rival, the All Blacks, but with Italy, likely Namibia and then one other still to be confirmed, most would […] READ MORE