Friday, August 04, 2017

Lions v Crusaders Super Rugby Final set to break attendance record

Following a thrilling come from behind Lions victory over the Hurricanes last weekend, Saturday's Super Rugby final in Johannesburg is set to break the all-time attendance record of a 61,823 crowd, set in Sydney at the 2014 Super Rugby Final. MORE »

Thursday, August 03, 2017

#Throwback Thursday: Transvaal dominate with great tries in 1993

Ahead of this coming weekend's Super Rugby final, here is a quick look back at when the Lions (then Transvaal) were in their heyday. They won the inaugural Super 10 title in 1993, and in the same year, won the Currie Cup, playing some stunning rugby along the way. MORE »

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

All eyes on Jaco Peyper after controversial Beauden Barrett yellow card

This weekend's Super Rugby final is set to be a thriller and like any other high profile sporting event, it has already attracted some criticism and controversy. Chief among the criticism is the perceived potential for bias on the part of South African referee, Jaco Peyper. MORE »

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Guinness PRO12 officially expands to PRO14 for upcoming season

Amidst plenty of speculation, the Guinness PRO12 has officially changed names to the Guinness PRO14, with South African teams the Cheetahs and Southern Kings joining the restructured competition. An explanation video and full details can be found below. MORE »

Monday, July 31, 2017

Ardie Savea huge hit on Elton Jantjies raises concerns

Lions playmaker Elton Jantjies was on the receiving end of this massive hit during the final minutes of the Super Rugby Semi-Final match between the Lions and Hurricanes. The menacing Hurricanes forward showed that he had no plans of slowing down before the final whistle. MORE »

Incredible Lions comeback to beat Hurricanes and reach Super Rugby final

The Lions came back from 22-3 down to beat the 2016 champions 49-29 at Ellis Park on Saturday. Momentum shifted to the homeside, and then a yellow card to Beauden Barrett proved costly for the visitors. The Lions will face the Crusaders in the final in Johannesburg next weekend. MORE »

Crusaders through to another Super Rugby final after beating the Chiefs

The Crusaders made their way to a 12th Super Rugby final appearance after they scored four tries and defended manfully to beat the Chiefs27-13 in Christchurch on Saturday. They will face the Lions in Johannesburg next weekend, after they beat the Hurricanes to earn a home final. MORE »

Thursday, July 27, 2017

What happens if the Super Rugby knockouts are tied at fulltime?

The Super Rugby semi finals take place on Saturday, and as they will no doubt be closely contested, there are rules in place should matches be tied at the end of full time. The below outlines in detail each of the stipulations for both the semi finals and final. MORE »

Wallabies hooker Stephen Moore announces impending retirement after stellar career

Wallabies and Queensland Reds hooker Stephen Moore has called time on his career, announcing that he will retire from Test rugby at the end of 2017, and then play a final season of Super Rugby in 2018. MORE »

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Recap on two South African sides joining expanded PRO12 for new season

Last week, the Guiness PRO12 and the South African Rugby Union came to an agreement to grant Super Rugby franchises, the Cheetahs and Southern Kings, places in an expanded Northern Hemisphere league ahead of the 2017/18 season. MORE »

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Classic Falcon results in another freakish try for Jordie Barrett

Young Jordie Barrett has had a phenomenal season for the Hurricanes, culminating in his time with the All Blacks against the British and Irish Lions. It's been a sensational step up from junior rugby, and along the way he's been involved in a number of freakish tries, and this was no different. MORE »

Monday, July 24, 2017

The Impact of British and Irish Lions Tours

With the Lions tour already feeling like a distant memory, here is a look at how the huge event will have impacted in New Zealand, from a media, fan and financial point of view. As explained, the Lions visiting a country every twelve years supplies a huge economic injection. MORE »

Super Rugby 2017 - Quarter Final Highlights

The Crusaders will face the Chiefs while the Lions host the Hurricanes in the semi finals of Super Rugby 2017, following a fascinating round of knockout pla this past weekend. The Lions squeaked past the Sharks, but will now be in a repeat of last year's final. MORE »

Friday, July 21, 2017

Hurricanes through to semi finals after clash with Brumbies in Canberra

The Hurricanes have booked their place in the Super Rugby semi finals after a 35-16 win over the Brumbies earlier today. The Brumbies were narrowly in front at half time, but the Hurricanes flexed their muscles in the second half for what proved to be a comfortable win in the end. MORE »

Dylan Hartley says his disciplinary record has made him who he is today

"Naughty boy" Dylan Hartley had a sit down with BT Sport's Clare Balding on Thursday evening to cover a wide-range of topics relating to his rugby career. Among the topics were his missing out on the Lions tour, his promotion to England captain, and of course his bad-boy persona. MORE »