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  1. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    South Africa beat Wales 24-15

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 02:21pm by Agence France-Presse in Cardiff

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cardiff South Africa beat Wales 24-15 in a one-off rugby union international at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday. The Springboks scored three tries through ... Halfpenny penalties to their credit, meaning that under coach Warren Gatland, they have now lost 21 of their 22 Test matches against southern hemisphere giants New Zealand, South Africa ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    England seek to win physical battle over South Africa

    Posted Nov 24th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Lancaster has told his side they must win the "breakdown battle" if they are to overcome South Africa at Twickenham today. The hosts were well-beaten on that front during last ... hemisphere powers under Lancaster, losing the first two and drawing the third of three tests in South Africa in June before the defeat by the Wallabies. Victory over the Springboks would be a huge ...

  3. Sport - Rugby - SUPER 15

    Folau returns for Waratahs as Sharks, Chiefs face tough Easter derbies

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 12:23pm by AFP

    ... champions Canterbury Crusaders in a blockbuster New Zealand derby. The Australian Rugby Union said they would not be blocking Folau from playing his first match in a month after controversially ... their two tour games in South Africa. The Sharks lead the southern hemisphere provincial series by two points from the ACT Brumbies, who along with the Queensland Reds and Otago Highlanders have ...

  4. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa ends backing for ANC

    Posted Dec 21st 2013, 03:53am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Johannesburg ANC loses support of nation's largest union South Africa's largest trade union said yesterday it will no longer back the ruling African National Congress, a tectonic shift in the country's politics ahead of elections next year. The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) announced the break at a special congress ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    New rugby union scrum rule has unexpected consequence

    Posted Aug 19th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... humbled 73-13 by South Africa in Soweto. There, fans had to wait less than a minute for the first scrum but it ended in the same way as that in Sydney, with the referee blowing up for a free kick. ... the scrum Rugby's new scrum law could simply see the crooked feed replace the collapse as the source of contention, and penalties, if the first outings at test level in the Rugby Championship ...

  6. South Africa face Fiji with revenge and redemption for last year in mind

    Posted Mar 28th 2010, 12:00am by Michael Church

    ... Michael Church A year on from the heartache of their narrow defeat to Fiji in last year's final, South Africa have been given an early chance for revenge. Paul Treu's team handed ... kick of the 2009 tournament to take the final into extra time as the South Africans chased their first-ever Hong Kong Sevens title. For a nation with such a fine record in the shortened form ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    All Blacks brace for aerial attack from Springboks in rugby union clash

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dunedin South Africa expected to mount an aerial attack to break down New Zealand's high-octane running game in Rugby Championship clash All Blacks brace for Boks' bombardment The All Blacks expect to be targeted by an aerial bombardment today as South Africa search for a way to break the world champions' stranglehold on the Rugby Championship. ...

  8. Sport - Rugby

    South Africa out to reach fifth straight World Series final in Tokyo

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 10:09pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo 'BlitzBokke' seek fifth straight Sevens final South Africa will try to reach their fifth straight HSBC Sevens World Series final and inch ahead ... with New Zealand leading the Springbok Sevens or "BlitzBokke" by just two points. And South Africa coach Neil Powell promised his side would respond after a 21-0 hammering by New Zealand ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Israel Folau stakes strong claim for call-up to Australia rugby union squad

    Posted May 17th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... revelation Israel Folau will try to grab a final chance to impress national rugby union selectors tomorrow by starring in the Super 15 a day before Australia name their squad to face the Lions. The New South Wales Waratahs' athletic former rugby league test back is presenting an irresistible case for a call-up against the British and Irish tourists, with freakish attacking skills ...




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