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


Springbok rugby players: Alternative routes to success

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Historically, a Springbok rugby players’ journey to the top of the game started at one of the elite rugby schools in South Africa. The original structure Previously, schoolboy players would be selected to represent their provinces in the annual Craven Week competitions. The bulk of players selected would be from what can only be termed […] READ MORE


RWC Farewell Test: Springboks defeat Los Pumas

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The Rugby World Cup Farewell Test saw a weakened Springboks defeat Los Pumas at Loftus Versveld in Pretoria by 24 points to 18. South Africa 24 Argentina 18 Scorers South Africa: Tries: Nkosi (2) Conversions: Jantjies (2) Penalties: Jantjies (4) Argentina: Tries: Petti, Matera Conversions: Bonilla Penalties: Bonilla (2) The Springboks fielded mostly a sub-strength […] READ MORE


Springbok Rugby Legend Bryan Habana

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Springbok Rugby Legend Bryan Habana will be remembered for his finishing ability, an eye for intercepting passes and his electrifying pace. In this short series of Springbok Rugby Legends, Ryan Jordan takes a look at the playing careers of those who have endeared themselves to the South African rugby public. In the first edition of […] READ MORE


Springbok Rugby Legend Danie Gerber

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Danie Gerber is a Springbok rugby legend who is remembered by many fans for his speed, an eye for a gap and the ability to step off either foot. Last Word on Rugby will embark on a short series of articles highlighting a few players who can claim the title of Springbok rugby legend, written […] READ MORE


Tendai the Beast Mtawarira joins the 100 club

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This weekend, Tendai Beast Mtawarira joins the 100 Test club. His journey has been an interesting one, considering the fact that he started his rugby career as a loose forward and not a prop. Beast Mtawarira The Beast Mtawarira started his rugby career an an eighth man in the Sharks rugby academy, but his value […] READ MORE