Former Springboks coach de Villiers fired by Zimbabwe

Sports 05/28/19, 14:06

Former Springboks coach Peter de Villiers has been fired by the Zimbabwe Rugby Union for unauthorized absence from work.De Villiers was fired last month, according to internal ZRU documents, but has indicated he will appeal his dismissal in a labor ...

South African conference teams taking command in Super Rugby

Africa 05/26/19, 21:45

Teams from the South African conference teams have taken command in the late race for playoffs positions in Super Rugby, exposing the limitations of their Australian and New Zealand opponents.Meanwhile, Argentina's conference-leading Jaguares are being criticized from fielding what is ...

Crusaders, Jaguares, Brumbies lead Super Rugby conferences

Sports 05/25/19, 13:37

Defending champions the Crusaders likely sealed first place in the New Zealand conference, the Jaguares took a surprise lead in the South African conference, and ACT Brumbies are top in Australia on Saturday with just three rounds of Super Rugby's ...

Rugby Australia terminates Folau’s contract

Sports 05/17/19, 00:24

Rugby Australia has terminated star fullback Israel Folau's contract after he was found guilty of a high-level breach of the players' code of conduct for a social media post that condemned gay people and other "sinners" to eternal damnation.The 30-year-old ...

Israel Folau’s code of conduct hearing begins in Sydney

Sports 05/03/19, 21:27

A code of conduct hearing to determine the playing future of Wallabies star Israel Folau began on Saturday at the headquarters of Rugby Australia.The 30-year-old outside back is appearing before the hearing to fight Rugby Australia's decision to terminate his ...

Crusaders face Lions in reunion of former finalists

Africa 04/24/19, 20:16

The Christchurch-based Crusaders' rematch Friday with a former Super Rugby finals opponent is likely to emphasize how far ahead of the field they are in this season's title race.The Crusaders will take on the Johannesburg-based Lions, who they met in ...

Highlanders beat Blues 24-12 in Super Rugby

Africa 04/20/19, 04:47

A second-half penalty try helped lift the Highlanders to a 24-12 win over the Blues in Super Rugby on Saturday which avenged the Blues' win in the first meeting of the teams a month ago.The Blues' 33-26 win over the ...

Hurricanes escape Sunwolves surprise in Super Rugby

Africa 04/19/19, 11:32

The Hurricanes avoided a surprise loss at the Sunwolves by scoring 22 unanswered points in the second half to keep in touch with the Super Rugby leaders on Friday.The Hurricanes came back from 23-7 down at halftime in Tokyo to ...

England warns Vunipola for defending Folau’s anti-gay post

Sports 04/16/19, 07:03

England has issued a formal warning to Billy Vunipola for defending an anti-gay Instagram post by Australia rugby player Israel Folau, and said the No. 8 regretted his comments. Following a meeting with the player, the Rugby Football Union said Vunipola's ...

Folau’s anti-gay post condemned as ‘unacceptable’

Sports 04/10/19, 20:33

The governing body of Australian rugby has condemned an anti-gay post by Wallabies fullback Israel Folau on social media, saying it is "unacceptable" and "disrespectful." Folau, one of the sport's top players, published a message on his Instagram account that said ...

Jaguares get 1st win in Pretoria, Folau breaks try record

Africa 04/06/19, 13:22

Domingo Miotti's electrifying impact off the bench and first tries in Super Rugby delivered a memorable win for Argentina's Jaguares against the Bulls on Saturday, while Israel Folau's 60th try gave him the competition's all-time record.Miotti changed the game after ...

Lions lock in coach ahead of South African Super Rugby derby

Africa 04/03/19, 19:21

Having secured an important part of their long-term future, the Johannesburg-based Lions can focus on a more immediate challenge when they face the Durban-based Sharks in Super Rugby on Friday.The Lions this week announced they have re-signed head coach Swys ...

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