SANZAAR have announced they will officially drop the Sunwolves from Super Rugby from 2021 in a statement on Friday.
Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus has reiterated that South Africa Rugby will rigorously enforce World Rugby Regulation 9 from 2020 in a bid to soften the impact of the growing flood of top players plying their trade abroad.
Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus happy South Africa's Super Rugby players are grabbing 'Test match mould'
South Africa coach says "about 80 percent" of his Springboks squad for the Rugby World Cup in Japan is "settled".
The veteran hooker has been eased into the side, after sustaining a calf injury, but he was superb in the Round 1 defeat of the Stormers and then was immense in the Bulls' 30-12 victory over the Lions at Emirates Airline Park on Saturday.
The Stormers claimed a narrow 16-11 victory over an ill-disciplined Sharks side on Saturday.
Flyhalf Handre Pollard kicked 20 points as the Bulls inflicted back-to-back defeats on the Lions on Saturday
Three big trans-Tasman clashes headline Round 3 of Super Rugby, including a double-header to get us started on Friday evening. Read on for all of this week's team lists.
Cheetahs centre Nico Lee will sit out 13 weeks of Pro 14 action after he was suspended for clearing "the contents of his nose" on Connacht's Colby Fainga'a during their clash last weekend.
In Super Rugby round two we see two trans-Tasman clashes as well as a New Zealand derby. Read for all of this week's team lists.
The Super Rugby season is once again upon us. Here, we analyse the South African conference, and ESPN columnist Greg Growden offers his thoughts on each of the five franchises.
SANZAAR chief executive Andy Marinos is uncertain about if and when World Rugby will roll out an annual World League.
Western Force flyhalf Peter Grant has been forced to retire because of a series of head injuries.
Bulls and South Africa lock R.G. Snyman has undergone ankle surgery and will miss the opening two months of of the season, his Super Rugby franchise has announced .
Cornal Hendricks, a former Cheetahs and Springboks winger, retired in 2015, on medical advice, after he discovered that he had a heart defect. He will step out for the Bulls vs. the Lions in Pretoria on Saturday.
The former Stormers, Toulouse and South Africa prop will assist the Bulls two days a week while continuing in a similar role for the Bloemfontein-based Cheetahs in their Guinness PRO14 campaign.
A fit Lambie would in all likelihood have been part of the Springboks squad at the Rugby World Cup in Japan later this year, but he says he is no longer willing to risk his health on the rugby field.
South Africa's rugby captain Siya Kolisi suggested that racial transformation targets could affect the mentality of players of colour.
Claassen played 28 Tests between 1955 and 1962, and captained the side nine times. He also coached the Springboks in 21 Tests from 1968 to 1971.
The fixture will afford the Springboks a further opportunity to conditions in Japan, where the team has never previously played.
"I'm only head coach until the World Cup next year," Rassie Erasmus says, noting that he has a six-year contract only as Director of Rugby.
There is no June international window in Rugby World Cup year and the Rugby Championship has been cut to three fixtures per side, with the Boks to open their campaign against Australia at Ellis Park in Johannesburg on July 20.
SANZAAR issued another typically vague response to reports Super Rugby may revert to a 14-team competition from 2021. It's not such a bad situation, though, and one the governing body would be wise to embrace, Sam Bruce writes.
Siya Kolisi and Aphiwe Dyantyi have both come a long way in 2018. Now, they are aiming to close out a historic year with a victory for the Barbarians.
Rassie Erasmus says he is using the Barbarians match against Argentina Saturday as an extra opportunity to prepare for next year's Rugby World Cup.
New Zealand were beaten, Ireland and Wales were not. England secured important results while Australia looked broken. ESPN looks at the key takeaways from this month.
- SA2ndTRIES SCORED 1st New Zealand : 33 Tries ScoredNZL1st2133
- SA2ndPOINTS DIFFERENCE 1st New Zealand : 93 Points DifferenceNZL1st693