Good start for Matfield at Saints

Springbok lock legend Victor Matfield has ‘fitted in really well’ at Northampton and made a good impression at the Premiership club.

Nadolo’s Montpellier move confirmed

Nemani Nadolo will be forever grateful to the Crusaders as he prepares for his final season in Super Rugby with the franchise before moving to french club Montpellier.

Meyer not a foregone conclusion

Thought initially to be a shoe in, it now appears the 29 voters who get to decide the future of the Springbok coach may well be divided re the future of Heyneke Meyer.

Central contracting gains momentum

Damian de Allende, Lood de Jager, Eben Etzebeth and Frans Malherbe are said to be among a list of 20 or so players with whom SARU has already signed central contracts.

Hey Bru, is Mitchell too hard core?

The Stormers are the trustafarian dagga-rookers of SA rugby says AMI KAPILEVICH, who wonders how well the no-nonsense John Mitchell approach will go down in Cape Town?

Los Jaguares ready to rumble

Argentina’s new Super Rugby franchise will be called Los Jaguares and will play in the second African conference alongside the Sharks, Lions and Kings. Check out the new logo!

Shelford leads final Haka for Lomu

A grim-faced Buck Shelford led more than 20 former internationals in a “Ka Mate” Haka while Jonah Lomu’s casket was carried into a hearse at Eden Park.

Ready, Steady, Dubai!

The Blitzbokke are eyeing another good start, and some early momentum, at one of their favourite hunting grounds when the new and bigger Sevens Series kicks off in Dubai.

European rugby WRAP

Victor Matfield’s Saints get past Gloucester, Schalk Brits stars in Sarries win, Johan Goosen at fullback in Racing Metro win. Take in a WRAP of the weekend’s European rugby.

Q&A with Lappies Labuschagne

Bulls skipper Lappies Labuschagne talks about the new vision, energy and way of thinking that coach Nollis Marais has brought to the team.