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Light at The End of The Tunnel?

Light at The End of The Tunnel? Super Rugby might, just might, survive SANZAAR’s suicidal attempts to suffocate the competition to death, taking all of the southern hemisphere’s domestic rugby into the grave with it. I will not bore you with...

Bulls’ Shortlist Three

Bulls' Shortlist Three The whole process has seemed as slow as the ox-wagons that brought some of the Voortrekker settlers to the patch of veld that is now known as Pretoria or Tshwane, in the Gauteng Province, of South Africa....

All Change At The Blues

All Change At The Blues In May 2018 Tana Umaga had his contract as head coach of the Blues extended to the end of the 2019 season. The extension was somewhat surprising considering the run of poor results the team...

Super Rugby 2019 – Fixture List

Super Rugby 2019 Fixture List ROUND 1   Day & Date   Home Team   Away Team   Venue Kick Off (Local) Kick Off (GMT) Kick Off (SA Time) Friday 15 February Chiefs Highlanders TBC 19:35 6:35 8:35 Friday 15 February Brumbies Rebels TBC 19:45 8:45 10:35 Saturday 16 February Blues Crusaders TBC 19:35 6:35 8:35 Saturday 16 February Waratahs Hurricanes TBC 19:45 8:45 10:35 Saturday 16 February Sunwolves Sharks TBC 18:55 10:55 12:55 Saturday 16 February Bulls Stormers TBC 17:15 15:15 17:15 Saturday 16 February Jaguares Lions TBC 18:40 21:40 23:40 Bye: Reds   ROUND 2   Day & Date   Home Team   Away Team   Venue Kick Off (Local) Kick Off (GMT) Kick Off (SA Time) Friday 22 February Highlanders Reds TBC 19:35 6:35 8:35 Saturday...

Kiwis Announce Their 2019 Super Squads

Kiwis Announce Their 2019 Super Squads Thirty-three new players feature among the 190 professional players contracted by New Zealand’s five Super Rugby franchises for the 2019 season. The five New Zealand based Super Rugby franchises, the Blues, Chiefs, Wellington, Crusaders and...

Reds Pay Cooper to be a Rebel

Reds Pay Cooper to be a Rebel Quade Cooper is one of the most divisive rugby players on the planet. Either you like him and love his unorthodox approach to the game and life in general, or you do not....

Long-Term Contract for Folau

Long-Term Contract for Folau Whilst Rugby Australia itself is habitually running at a financial loss and is desperately seeking new sources of income, they continue to throw the big bucks at their star players, a system which has already caused...

Tony Brown Takes Over Sunwolves Job.

Tony Brown Takes Over Sunwolves Job. The Sunwolves have announced that Tony Brown will take over the team’s coaching reins from Jamie Joseph for the 2019 Super Rugby season. The ex-Highlander and All Black flyhalf has been involved in coaching since...

Jamie Joseph stands down as Sunwolves coach.

Jamie Joseph stands down as Sunwolves coach. Not unexpectedly, Jamie Joseph has announced that he will stand down as head coach of the Sunwolves in next year’s Super Rugby series. He will focus on his job as head coach of...

John Mitchell Gone!

John Mitchell Gone! Netwerk24 reports that John Mitchell’s departure from the Bulls is now official. The Bulls and the English RFU have apparently settled the amount of compensation that the RFU will pay to secure the release of Mitchell from his contract with the Bulls. The publication states...

Gonzolo Quesada To Coach Jaguares

Gonzolo Quesada To Coach Jaguares The Jaguares have confirmed the appointment of Gonzalo Quesada as their new head coach. Quesada takes over from Mario Ledesma, who left to replace Daniel Hourcade as Argentinean national coach last week. Capped 38 times by the...

Super Rugby Final Review – Saturday 4th August – Crusaders 37 vs Lions 18

Super Rugby Final Review  Saturday 4th August Crusaders 37 vs Lions 18   Venue: AMI Stadium, Christchurch Kick-off: 19:35 local; 07:35 GMT; 09h35 SA Time Referee: Angus Gardner Assistant Referees: Glen Jackson, Nic Berry TMO: Shane McDermott Mission Impossible, the name of a 6-movie franchise, also describing the challenge that faced the Lions as...

John Mitchell leaving the Bulls???

John Mitchell leaving the Bulls??? It seems Eddie Jones is trying to recruit John Mitchell to join him in the England coaching squad. The Bulls have revealed that England have expressed interest in the services of Bulls'  coach John Mitchell for...

Super Rugby Final Preview – Saturday 4th August – Crusaders vs Lions

Super Rugby Final Preview Saturday 4th August Crusaders vs Lions   Venue: AMI Stadium, Christchurch Kick-off: 19:35 local; 07:35 GMT; 09h35 SA Time Referee: Angus Gardner Assistant Referees: Glen Jackson, Nic Berry TMO: Shane McDermott   One hundred and twenty six games have been played in the 2018 Super Rugby competition, just one remains. The Final. This...

Mitchell wants R90 Million to Buy a Team?

Mitchell wants R90 Million to Buy a Team? We are told that Bulls head coach John Mitchell has requested R90-million from the Bulls' Board of Directors in order to recruit some high-end talent. He has also refused an extension to his...

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