SARUGBY.COM RSS FEED Get the latest rugby news delivered to your RSS reader from SARUGBY.COM Aug, 28 Aug 2014 01:16:34 Tue, 29 Aug 2006 09:00:00 -0400 Sharks bring in Hoffmann Sharks coach Brand Macleod-Henderson has stuck largely with the same side for Friday clash with the Pumas in Nelspruit. Amongst the backs, there is just one change where scrum-half Conrad Hoffmann gets his first start after playing off the bench last week. Up front, JC Astle is back from injur... Read more 142732 Aug, 27 Aug 2014 14:27:32 Griquas are unchanged Griquas head coach Hawies Fourie has named an unchanged XV for their Currie Cup clash with the Free State Cheetahs in Kimberley on Saturday. Fourie has, however, made changes to his bench as prop Maks van Dyk, flanker RJ Liebenburg and wing Rocco Jansen all come in for this fixture. The winless ou... Read more 142500 Aug, 27 Aug 2014 14:25:00 Bok scrum a cause for concern By dominating the scrums in their recent Test in Salta, Argentina exposed South Africa's growing deficiency at Test level.   It's an old cliché that the Boks' gameplan is all about physical dominance and winning the collisions up front. But when they came off second best in that de... Read more 134623 Aug, 27 Aug 2014 13:46:23 One change for Cheetahs Free State Cheetahs coach Rory Duncan has made just one change to his starting XV for Saturday's clash with Griquas in Kimberley. Henco Venter takes over from Carl Wegner in the second row, after Wegner was injured in last weekend's 19-16 defeat to the Sharks in Durban. Venter's place on the ... Read more 123113 Aug, 27 Aug 2014 12:31:13 Moore to captain Brumbies Hooker Stephen Moore will captain the Brumbies in 2015 after head coach Stephen Larkham unveiled his new skipper on Wednesday. Australia's most accomplished hooker, Moore has played more than 200 first class games at every level of rugby for Queensland, the Wallabies, the Brumbies and the Barbari... Read more 122812 Aug, 27 Aug 2014 12:28:12 SBW will tour with ABs - Hansen Sonny Bill Williams will definitely be on the All Blacks' end-of-year tour even though he might not play in any games. That was the word from All Blacks coach Steve Hansen, who said he felt time constraints would restrict Williams' involvement at Test level this year and in 2015. Williams was ... Read more 101615 Aug, 27 Aug 2014 10:16:15 Australia bring in Godwin Western Force centre Kyle Godwin has been included in the Wallabies 30-man squad for the next two Rugby Championship matches. Waratahs hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau also re-joins the group, although will not be considered for selection in Australia's clash against South Africa on Saturday September 6 ... Read more 080944 Aug, 27 Aug 2014 08:09:44 Juan talks Salta emotions South Africa flanker Juan Smith has revealed that what should have been a moment of joy in Salta was the lowest of his career. Smith, who played his first Test for the Springboks in four years after a series of injuries which had previously forced him to retire, was far from his best against Argent... Read more 174525 Aug, 26 Aug 2014 17:45:25 Kings wait on key man The Eastern Province Kings are sweating over the availability of centre Tim Whitehead for their Currie Cup clash against the Golden Lions at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Saturday. The chances were good that Whitehead would make a recovery from a knee injury, Kings coach Carlo... Read more 174224 Aug, 26 Aug 2014 17:42:24 Kings lose Watson to injury Eastern Province Kings skipper Luke Watson has been sidelined for at least a month due to concussion. Watson, who has seen little action in the last year due to injuries, sustained a blow to his head midway during the first half of the Kings' 30-25 defeatto the Blue Bulls in Pretoria at the weeke... Read more 125537 Aug, 26 Aug 2014 12:55:37