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Kolbe prefers Lions SA tour over Olympics

Springbok Cheslin Kolbe has said he would rather play against the British & Irish Lions next year and forego the chance to compete at the Tokyo Olympics.

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Warrick Gelant signs for Stormers from Bulls

The South Africa international has been been signed to fill the gap left by another Springboks fullback, Dillyn Leyds, who has moved from Cape Town to La Rochelle in France.

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SANZAAR rebuffs trans-Tasman Super talk

SANZAAR has moved to quell talk of breakaway rugby competitions being created amid the coronavirus pandemic in declaring that all four member unions remain committed to the alliance through to 2030.

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Janse van Rensburg suspended for signing with two clubs

Rohan Janse van Rensburg has been handed a two-week suspension and fined £32,500 after signing playing contracts with two Premiership clubs, Gloucester Rugby and Sale Sharks, the RFU said on Friday.

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How can rugby reach its full potential?

Rugby faces a potentially sport-changing decision when World Rugby votes for its chairman on Sunday. But in the middle of coronavirus pandemic, experts Sam Bruce and Tom Hamilton suggest some changes of their own.

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SA Rugby plans one-off alternative to Super Rugby

South Africa Rugby will seek to cut spending by 1 billion rand over the next eight months in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has plans for a new domestic competition to replace Super Rugby and the PRO14 on the 2020 calendar.


World Rugby considering revamped Nations Championship proposal

World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont believes the unity shown in the global game during the coronavirus pandemic will finally lead to a new international competition along the lines of last year's Nations Championship proposal.

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No financial bailout for SANZAAR, Pichot says

Vice-chairman Augustin Pichot says World Rugby won't bail out SANZAAR nations that hit the financial skids, making it critical they extract themselves quickly from the coronavirus pandemic.

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Rugby Championship could replace November tour

Rugby Australia is set to indefinitely extend their suspension of professional competitions beyond May 1, but already has several drawn up several models for rescheduled domestic and Test competitions.

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Rugby Championship proposal dampened by NZ

New Zealand Rugby says the concept of Australia staging every match in a rapid-fire Rugby Championship this year is a long way from becoming a reality.

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South Africa's Kolisi donates masks to breastfeeding mothers

South Africa captain Siya Kolisi and his wife, Rachel, have donated 1,000 masks to a Cape Town hospital's neonatal unit for mothers who have to breastfeed their babies amid the coronavirus crisis.

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World Rugby delays decision on July Tests

The fate of planned mid-year rugby union internationals will be decided this month, but the indications are they will be called off.

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Lions' South Africa tour dates remain unchanged

The Olympics have been pushed back a year due to the global coronavirus pandemic, and will now start on July 23, 2021, the day before the first of three Tests on consecutive weekends between the Lions and the Springboks.

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Jake White joins Bulls as Director of Rugby

South African Super Rugby side the Bulls have appointed World Cup winner Jake White as their new Director of Rugby, the team announced on Wednesday.

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South Africa considering domestic Super Rugby replacement

SA Rugby plans could see South African franchises and other provincial teams contest a locally-based competition in view of the current suspension of Super Rugby and the Guinness PRO 14.

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Highlanders, SANZAAR explain jersey clash

Highlanders CEO Roger Clark and SANZAR have provided context following last weekend's farcical jersey clash that grabbed the headlines from their 38-13 loss to the Bulls in Pretoria.

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93dSam Bruce

Stay Super: Lions veterans don't want RSA exit

Springboks Elton Jantjies and Warren Whiteley do not want to see South Africa's franchises withdraw from Super Rugby completely, the duo insisting the competition is the right sphere for South Africa to play in.

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Wales to host All Blacks and South Africa

The Welsh Rugby Union has announced that it will play host to the All Blacks and South Africa in November as part of the 2020 Autumn Internationals.

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