Rugby Union

Boks benefit from Meyer's half-time blast

Heyneke Meyer

Coach Heyneke Meyer said he delivered a few choice words at half-time to turn South Africa's "unacceptable" performance into a 16-12 victory in Dublin.

Monday, 12 November, 2012, 4:49am

Rugged France run riot against hapless Wallabies

France's Louis Picamoles (centre) tries to escape from Australia's defence during the test in Paris, which France won 33-6. Photo: Reuters

France coach Philippe Saint-Andre was known as a dazzling, fleet-footed winger in his illustrious playing days, the epitome of so-called "French flair".

12 Nov 2012 - 6:25am

Depleted Ireland and SA set for fiery clash

Heyneke Meyer

The two sides may be short of some familiar faces but Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer and flyhalf Pat Lambie expect fireworks when the South Africans face Ireland at Dublin's Lansdowne Road today.

10 Nov 2012 - 3:09am

Sport Digest, November 9, 2012

Bradley Wiggins

Michalak makes France team to meet Australia

9 Nov 2012 - 2:40am

Wallabies expect tough test against French

Wallabies' coach Robbie Deans expects a tough test in Paris

The Wallabies are wary of a French ambush when they kick off their European tour next week, coach Robbie Deans said yesterday, with the world No 2 side expecting an onslaught from Les Bleus.

4 Nov 2012 - 2:16am

Hong Kong 'let down' by IRB's Women's Sevens snub

Chairman of Hong kong Rugby Football Union Trevor Gregory. Photo: Edward Wong

Hong Kong has been "badly let down" by the International Rugby Board after being overlooked as a venue for the inaugural IRB Women's Sevens World Series despite being a pioneering force behind the development of the women's game, says rugby union chairman Trevor Gregory.

20 Oct 2012 - 3:40am

'We'll do our best to beat invincible All Blacks,' says Wallabies skipper

Nathan Sharpe

Wallabies skipper Nathan Sharpe is unbowed by New Zealand's formidable winning run and said the All Blacks were beatable in today's third and final Bledisloe Cup test in Brisbane.

The All Blacks have strung together 16 straight victories against all-comers and are one Test win away from joining the 1969 All Blacks and 1998 South African Springboks with 17 successive victories.

20 Oct 2012 - 3:39am

Sport Digest, October 15, 2012

Fijian Ratu Raitini breaks the All Blacks defence. Photo: AFP

Liang wins battle for China Masters crown

15 Oct 2012 - 3:23am

Sport Digest, October 1, 2012

Geoffrey Mutai celebrates his Berlin win. Photo: AFP

Mutai leads Kenyan sweep at Berlin race

1 Oct 2012 - 3:41am

Short Sport, September 27, 2012

Reds manager Baker suffered minor stroke

27 Sep 2012 - 2:48am

Springboks on right track despite Australia defeat, says de Villiers

South African captain Jean de Villiers insists the Springboks are on the right track despite a narrow defeat to a resurgent Australia in their Rugby Championship test.

The Springboks led 13-3 at one stage in the first half but the Wallabies came from behind to win 26-19, a much-needed victory after last month's embarrassing 22-0 loss to New Zealand.

10 Sep 2012 - 1:41am

Hong Kong match against Barbarians pivotal to British and Irish Lions' tour

 Warren Gatland

Hong Kong will play a big role in Warren Gatland's master plan to end a 16-year drought for the British and Irish Lions when they tour Australia next year.

5 Sep 2012 - 3:17am

Sonny Bill Williams urges Wallaby Quade Cooper to switch to league

All Blacks centre Sonny Bill Williams said yesterday he was trying to convince mercurial Wallaby Quade Cooper to join him in the switch to Australian rugby league.

Williams said he would return to league earlier this year after a season with Japanese rugby union side Panasonic Wild Knights, and is heavily rumoured to be joining the Bondi-based Sydney Roosters.

3 Sep 2012 - 3:50am

Sports Digest

Barton back in training with 'kids and Taliban'

29 Aug 2012 - 2:12am

Wallabies coach Robbie Deans has four tests to save his job, says media

Wallabies coach Robbie Deans

The clock is ticking for Wallabies coach Robbie Deans, who has four tests to turn around their fortunes or face the sack, Australian media said yesterday.

Deans is under increasing pressure after Australia's 22-0 hammering by the All Blacks in Auckland on Saturday, extending their miserable record against New Zealand to 14 defeats in 17 starts.

28 Aug 2012 - 3:02am