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Bismarck appointed Sharks' captain

Bismarck appointed Sharks' captain

The Sharks have announced the appointment of their leadership group for Super Rugby, with hooker Bismarck du Plessis named as squad captain.

Landajo, Petti commit to Argentina's team

Landajo, Petti commit to Argentina's team

Preparations are underway for Argentina's entry to Super Rugby in 2016 with Martín Landajo and Guido Petti becoming the first players to commit to the Buenos Aires-based franchise.

Waratahs make Allianz Stadium home

Waratahs make Allianz Stadium home

The Waratahs have confirmed an agreement with the Sydney Cricket Ground Trust that will see the club play all regular season, Qualifier and Semi-Final matches at Allianz Stadium from 2016 onwards.

Lions get Super Rugby pre-season underway

Lions get Super Rugby pre-season underway

The Lions and Lions XV sides will participate in two warm-up matches ahead of the 2015 Super Rugby and Vodacom Cup tournaments.

Waratahs lock up Rob Horne

Waratahs lock up Rob Horne

Rob Horne has ended speculation about his playing future, announcing that he has committed to the Waratahs for at least another two years.

New Rebels' deal for McMahon

New Rebels' deal for McMahon

Wallabies back-row Sean McMahon has re-committed to the Rebels and Australian Rugby until the end of the 2017 season.

Stegmann chosen to lead Bulls in London

Stegmann chosen to lead Bulls in London

Openside flanker Deon Stegmann will captain the Bulls on Saturday when they take on Saracens in a friendly showdown at Allianz Park.

Graham names first Reds' squad of 2015

Graham names first Reds' squad of 2015

Reds head coach Richard Graham has named a 28-man squad for his side’s first pre-season match of 2015, with 11 players being given the opportunity to don the jersey for the first time.

Wallabies back to boost Brumbies

Wallabies back to boost Brumbies

The Brumbies will take a 28-man squad to Wagga this Saturday night to face the Highlanders in their final trial game prior to the start of the 2015 Super Rugby season.

Guyton gets first chance to shine in Eketahuna

Guyton gets first chance to shine in Eketahuna

Billy Guyton will have first opportunity to impress in the red and black No. 9 jersey as the Crusaders head to Eketahuna for Saturday's trial match against the Hurricanes.

Umaga names Dragons for Force trial

Umaga names Dragons for Force trial

The Asia Pacific Dragons have named six internationally capped players in their 24-man squad to take on the Force in their pre-season fixture this Saturday night in Perth.

Highlanders name squad for Brumbies clash

Highlanders name squad for Brumbies clash

Highlanders head coach Jamie Joseph has named a 28 man squad to take on the Brumbies in Wagga Wagga on Saturday night.

Force Wallabies return to slay AP Dragons

Force Wallabies return to slay AP Dragons

The Force has included its Wallaby contingent to take on the Asia Pacific Dragons in the club’s final pre-season fixture at McGillivray Oval this Saturday afternoon.

Crusaders, Hurricanes to clash in Nelson

Crusaders, Hurricanes to clash in Nelson

The Crusaders' Board met on Wednesday and confirmed that their Round 16 Super Rugby derby against the Hurricanes will be staged at Nelson's Trafalgar Park.

Rennie extends contract with the Chiefs

Rennie extends contract with the Chiefs

Chiefs head coach Dave Rennie has extended his contract with the dual Super Rugby champions for another two years.

Carter says he's raring to go

Carter says he's raring to go

Crusaders flyhalf Dan Carter has shrugged off concerns about a calf strain and is determined to play in Saturday's pre-season match against the Hurricanes in Eketahuna.

Lions re-sign quintet

Lions re-sign quintet

The Lions have announced new deals for several players, including Marnitz Boshoff, Jaco Kriel and Warren Whiteley, ahead of the new season.

Paia'aua to wear 10 for the Reds?

Paia'aua to wear 10 for the Reds?

Injured Reds fly-half Quade Cooper has backed rookie Duncan Paia'aua to fill in as his replacement over the few first few months of the new season.

Spies to make long-awaited return in London

Spies to make long-awaited return in London

Bulls captain Pierre Spies is due to make his long-awaited comeback at Allianz Park outside London on Saturday 31 January, when the South Africans take on Saracens.

Bandise Maku out for the season

Bandise Maku out for the season

The Bulls will be without Springbok hooker Bandise Maku for the Super Rugby season after he tore his pectoral muscle in Saturday's friendly against the Cheetahs in Polokwane.

Rebels confirm 2015 leadership group

Rebels confirm 2015 leadership group

The Rebels leadership group for the 2015 Super Rugby season has been announced.

London Wasps sign Frank Halai

London Wasps sign Frank Halai

The London Wasps have confirmed that All Black winger Frank Halai will join the club from the Blues next season.

SANZAR appoints Super Rugby referees

SANZAR appoints Super Rugby referees

SANZAR has announced its referee squad for the forthcoming Super Rugby season with Ben O'Keeffe and Jaco van Heerden promoted and in line for debut during 2015.

Bulls sound ominous warning

Bulls sound ominous warning

The Bulls overcame a slow start to finish strongly and post a 30-13 triumph over the Cheetahs in a Super Rugby pre-season friendly at Polokwane.

Stormers ease to pre-season victory

Stormers ease to pre-season victory

The Stormers recorded a 34-3 pre-season win over an SWD Eagles side in very humid conditions at George's Outeniqua Park on Saturday.

Three more years for Faumuina

Three more years for Faumuina

All Blacks tighthead prop Charlie Faumuina has re-committed to the Blues and New Zealand Rugby until at least the end of 2017.

Honey Badger to have minor surgery

Honey Badger to have minor surgery

Force winger Nick Cummins is expected to miss the opening rounds of the Super Rugby season due to having minor surgery on his ankle.

Willi Heinz fractures leg in trial

Willi Heinz fractures leg in trial

The Crusaders appear set to be without Willi Heinz for the entire Super Rugby season after the scrumhalf fractured his leg in a trial against the Highlanders on Saturday.

Force start 2015 with a win

Force start 2015 with a win

The Force opened its 2015 Super Rugby pre-season campaign with a 31-21 victory over the Brumbies at McGillivray Oval on Friday evening.

Quade Cooper sidelined for 10-12 weeks

Quade Cooper sidelined for 10-12 weeks

The Reds have been dealt a massive blow with Quade Cooper ruled out for 10-12 weeks after suffering a fractured collarbone at training on Thursday.

Blues release Peter Saili

Blues release Peter Saili

The Blues and New Zealand Rugby have reached agreement with loose forward Peter Saili to terminate his employment with immediate effect.

Foley reveals first Force squad for 2015

Foley reveals first Force squad for 2015

The Force has named a 31-man squad to tackle the Brumbies at McGillivray Oval this Friday night in the club’s opening pre-season fixture of its 10th anniversary season.

Pocock to make long-awaited return to rugby

Pocock to make long-awaited return to rugby

The Brumbies will field eight Wallabies, including David Pocock, this Friday night when they head to Perth to face the Force in a pre-season Super Rugby clash.

Nic White to leave for France at season's end

Nic White to leave for France at season's end

The 2015 Super Rugby season will be Nic White’s last with the Brumbies after the Wallaby scrumhalf announced he would move to France in 2016.

Stormers announce 28-man friendly squad

Stormers announce 28-man friendly squad

A 28-man squad will head to George this weekend, as the Stormers begin their 2015 Super Rugby preparations against the SWD Eagles at Outeniqua Park on Saturday.

Pierre Spies to make return to rugby

Pierre Spies to make return to rugby

Pierre Spies is due to make his long-awaited comeback at Allianz Park in London when the Bulls take on English Premiership club Saracens on January 31.

Super Rugby pre-season fixtures

With the Super Rugby season edging ever-closer to kick-off on February 13, teams are gearing up for the year ahead with a series of friendlies across the coming weeks.

Bulls picked to face the Cheetahs

Bulls picked to face the Cheetahs

New Bulls recruits Lappies Labuschagne and Trevor Nyakane will face their former teammates in Polokwane when the two Super Rugby sides clash in a friendly at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.

Cheetahs name first pre-season squad

Cheetahs name first pre-season squad

Francois Uys will lead the Cheetahs in their first pre-season match against the Bulls ahead of the 2015 Super Rugby campaign.

Vermeulen, De Jongh to lead the Stormers

Vermeulen, De Jongh to lead the Stormers

Springbok star Duane Vermeulen will captain the Stormers in 2015, with Juan de Jongh named as vice-captain for the upcoming Super Rugby season.

Slipper named captain as Reds reveal new leaders

Slipper named captain as Reds reveal new leaders

Queensland Rugby Union today announced prop James Slipper will captain the Reds with Rob Simmons and Karmichael Hunt to serve as his deputies.

Radike Samo joins the Rebels

Radike Samo joins the Rebels

Wallaby and three-time Super Rugby champion, Radike Samo, will join the Rebels for the 2015 Super Rugby season.

Stormers continue Super Rugby build-up

Stormers continue Super Rugby build-up

The Stormers are continuing preparation for their 2015 Super Rugby campaign with team-building exercises and on-field training dominating a Hermanus camp.

White and Pocock named Brumby vice-captains

White and Pocock named Brumby vice-captains

Nic White and David Pocock have been appointed vice-captains of the Brumbies in 2015 following an announcement by Stephen Larkham and Stephen Moore.

Stormers head to camp in Hermanus

Stormers head to camp in Hermanus

A 39-man Stormers squad will depart for Hermanus on Tuesday afternoon for a four-day training camp ahead of the 2015 Super Rugby season.

Three-way battle for Cheetahs' 10 jersey

Three-way battle for Cheetahs' 10 jersey

Cheetahs coach Naka Drotské is keeping his flyhalf options open with Pietersen, Du Plessis and Brummer all having the opportunity to stake a claim for the 10 jersey.

Matt Todd to lead the Crusaders

Matt Todd to lead the Crusaders

Crusaders head coach Todd Blackadder has indicated that Matt Todd will captain the team in the early stages of the Super Rugby season in the absence of Kieran Read.

Beale signs on for another year

Beale signs on for another year

Kurtley Beale is the latest player to commit to Australian rugby beyond the 2015 Rugby World Cup, with the Waratah and Wallaby back signing a one year extension to his contract.

Bulls welcome the next generation

Bulls welcome the next generation

It’s probably one of the more exciting times of the year at Loftus Versfeld, a time when young men take their first steps towards living out their dreams as professional rugby players.

Referees appointed for NZ pre-season matches

Referees appointed for NZ pre-season matches

NZ Rugby has announced its pre-season refereeing appointments with Chris Pollock making his return from a hip injury that sidelined him for much of 2014.

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