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Reds book Super Rugby trial against Crusaders

Reds book Super Rugby trial against Crusaders

The Reds will face seven-time champions the Crusaders at Ballymore in their second pre-season match ahead of the Super Rugby season on Friday 6 February.

AAC signs Bordeaux deal from 2016

AAC signs Bordeaux deal from 2016

Waratahs and Wallabies veteran Adam Ashley-Cooper has signed a two-year contract with leading French club Bordeaux Begles.

Stormers to stay put at Newlands

Stormers to stay put at Newlands

The Stormers will remain at historic Newlands after the Western Province Rugby Football Union rejected a potential move to Cape Town Stadium.

Dan Carter signals French move

Dan Carter signals French move

Daniel Carter, world rugby's leading points scorer and one of the greatest players to ever don the All Blacks jersey, is to leave New Zealand rugby at the end of the 2015 season.

James Horwill to leave Reds after World Cup

James Horwill to leave Reds after World Cup

Queensland Rugby has announced James Horwill has signed a three-year contract with English Premiership giant Harlequins.

2015 season preview: Brumbies

2015 season preview: Brumbies

If it wasn’t for the Waratahs breakthrough accomplishment this season, the ACT based franchise would be celebrating their status as the most successful Australian side, reaching the Super Rugby Finals Series in the last two years.

2015 season preview: Sharks

2015 season preview: Sharks

There was more than one stage where it looked like the men from Durban were going to create a new ledger in the Republic’s rugby history, with Jake White guiding his troops to an immense start which was backed up by a record breaking overseas tour.

2015 season preview: Crusaders

2015 season preview: Crusaders

Once again the red and black machine, still Super Rugby’s most successful franchise with seven crowns, were unable to claim that elusive eighth title, even if they broke their own record and reached their 13th straight Super Rugby Finals Series.

2015 season preview: Waratahs

2015 season preview: Waratahs

We preview the New South Wales Waratahs, current champions and naturally the team to beat in the final season before the third major competition restructure in 2016 where Argentina and Japan will join proceedings.

Metcher reflects on first pre-season

Metcher reflects on first pre-season

​With the Christmas break looming nearer, Rebels prop Tim Metcher admits that his first ever pre-season block at the club has been taxing.

Force unveil 10-year anniversary kit

Force unveil 10-year anniversary kit

The Force has launched its anniversary playing strip ahead of the 2015 Super Rugby season - the club’s 10th year in the competition.

Stormers bolster coaching staff

Stormers bolster coaching staff

Western Province Rugby has announced some exciting additions to its coaching resources, with Paul Treu, Rito Hlungwani and Hanyani Shimange set to join from 2015.

Bulls to meet Cheetahs in pre-season clash

Bulls to meet Cheetahs in pre-season clash

The Bulls have confirmed they will play a Super Rugby warm-up match against the Cheetahs at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on 24 January.

O'Connor's return to Australia delayed

O'Connor's return to Australia delayed

James O'Connor's return to Super Rugby has been delayed after the Reds granted him a one-month extension to remain at injury-hit Toulon.

Lions announce partnership with Emirates

Lions announce partnership with Emirates

The Lions have announced a five-year partnership with Emirates, in a deal that includes jersey sponsorship and naming rights to Johannesburg's Ellis Park.

Slipper claims RUPA Medal of Excellence

Slipper claims RUPA Medal of Excellence

Reds and Wallabies prop, James Slipper was today announced as this year’s recipient of the coveted Medal for Excellence Award at the 2014 RUPA Awards Lunch held in Sydney.

Stirzaker commits to the Rebels

Stirzaker commits to the Rebels

Nic Stirzaker is the latest player to re-commit to the Rebels after the scrumhalf signed a two-year deal which keeps him in Melbourne until at least the end of the 2017 season.

Tickets on sale for Reds' pre-season Cairns clash

Tickets on sale for Reds' pre-season Cairns clash

Far North Queensland will have the first opportunity to see Karmichael Hunt and James O'Connor in a Reds' jersey with tickets to the pre-season clash now on sale.

Waratahs announce Ricoh partnership

Waratahs announce Ricoh partnership

The Waratahs and Ricoh Australia have announced a partnership that will see the company feature prominently on match day, with jersey sponsorship and grass signage at home games.

Stormers announce youth intake

Stormers announce youth intake

Thirty Craven Week players form part of an exciting 2015 Western Province Rugby Institute intake as the Stormers look to build for the future.

Orientation day for Aussie Super Rugby rookies

Orientation day for Aussie Super Rugby rookies

Twenty-three newly contracted Australian rugby players have gathered in Sydney for the 12 annual RUPA Induction Camp at St Andrew’s College.

Force to meet Brumbies and Dragons

Force to meet Brumbies and Dragons

The Force will host two pre-season fixtures in Perth against the Brumbies and the Asia Pacific Dragons in the lead-in to the club’s 10th Super Rugby season.

Matt Todd named Crusaders' best

Matt Todd named Crusaders' best

Matt Todd has claimed the Crusaders' Player of the Year Award as the Canterbury Rugby Football Union recognised its top and emerging talent.

Mouritz Botha signs with the Sharks

Mouritz Botha signs with the Sharks

Vryheid-born Mouritz Botha is set for a return to South Africa after the Sharks revealed they had signed the English international lock on a two-year deal.

Scott earns a shot with the Force

Scott earns a shot with the Force

The Force have signed Tasman’s ITM Cup-winning winger Mitchell Scott to its squad for the next two Super Rugby seasons.

Kirsten calls it a day

Kirsten calls it a day

The Bulls have confirmed the retirement of prop Frik Kirsten after 81 first class games for the franchise, including 34 at Super Rugby level.

Whiteley claims Lions' top honour

Whiteley claims Lions' top honour

Lions captain Warren Whiteley was named the club's 2014 Player of the Year in a glittering ceremony at Ellis Park in Johannesburg on Wednesday evening.

Laurie Weeks signs on through 2017

Laurie Weeks signs on through 2017

Foundation Rebel Laurie Weeks has signed a two year contract extension that will keep him in Melbourne until at least the end of the 2017 Super Rugby season.

Sharks to play mega-match against Toulon

Sharks to play mega-match against Toulon

Two time Heineken Cup champions Toulon have accepted the challenge presented to them by John Smit to play the Sharks in a North v South pre-season friendly.

ARU and Brumbies on Pocock's arrest

ARU and Brumbies on Pocock's arrest

The Australian Rugby Union has issued a formal written warning to David Pocock following his arrest on Sunday.

McIsaac returns to the Force

McIsaac returns to the Force

The Force will celebrate its 10th Super Rugby season by returning one of the club’s favourite sons, Tai McIsaac, to its coaching staff for the next three years.

Marco Kotze joins Reds' development squad

Marco Kotze joins Reds' development squad

South African-born lock Marco Kotze has become the 11th Queensland-based National Rugby Championship player to be contracted by the Reds.

Ben Afeaki to decide future

Ben Afeaki to decide future

Chiefs prop Ben Afeaki's ongoing concussion problems could lead to him retiring from the game as early as six weeks into the upcoming Super Rugby season.

Bulls reveal new kit

Bulls reveal new kit

Puma has launched the new Bulls Super Rugby 2015 kit, which is rich in heritage, pays homage to the team’s loyal fans and features a striking bull’s head.

Boudjellal: "I've seen Jaws 1, 2 and 3"

Boudjellal: "I've seen Jaws 1, 2 and 3"

Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal has laid down the gauntlet to the Sharks saying they will play them wherever and whenever.

Lausii Taliauli signs with Brumbies

Lausii Taliauli signs with Brumbies

The Brumbies have announced the signing of sevens specialist Lausii Taliauli, with the outside back joining them on a one-year contract.

Former Chief focused on Cardiff

Former Chief focused on Cardiff

Cardiff Blues back Gareth Anscombe hasn't hidden his desire to pull on the Wales jersey in the near future but will remain grounded until it happens.

Aaron Mauger to leave Crusaders

Aaron Mauger to leave Crusaders

Crusaders Assistant Coach Aaron Mauger has accepted the Head Coach role with his old Leicester Tigers club from the 2015/16 season. 

Cowan not thinking about All Blacks

Cowan not thinking about All Blacks

Jimmy Cowan hasn't given up on an All Black recall, even if he admits his main focus is with the Blues in Super Rugby.

Pocock back at Brumbies training

Pocock back at Brumbies training

Australia flanker David Pocock has set his sights on being ready for the World Cup as he tries to recover from a knee reconstruction.

Ebersohn pens three year contract

Ebersohn pens three year contract

Flyhalf Sias Ebersohn has extended his stay with the Western Force after recommitting to the Western Australian club for a further three seasons.

Brumbies sign Blake Enever for 2015

Brumbies sign Blake Enever for 2015

The Brumbies have confirmed the signature of Blake Enever for 2015 after the former Queensland Reds lock arrived in Canberra.

Hurricanes off to Gisborne

Hurricanes off to Gisborne

The Hurricanes are road tripping to Gisborne this summer for the first time since February 2009.

Waratahs v Toulon a reality?

Waratahs v Toulon a reality?

European champions Toulon and Super Rugby winners the Waratahs are edging closer to a showdown according to reports in Australia.

Japan and Argentina officially join Super Rugby

Japan and Argentina officially join Super Rugby

Super Rugby's expansion to 18 teams from 2016 is officially complete with SANZAR formally confirming the participation of Japan and Argentina at a meeting in London.

Bulls build for the future

Bulls build for the future

Some of South Africa's finest young players are among the 35 that have been contracted by the Bulls as they seek to build for 2015 and beyond.

Jono Ross released by the Bulls

Jono Ross released by the Bulls

The Bulls have granted loose forward Jono Ross an early release from his contract to allow the player the opportunity to join the French club, Stade Francais.

Renaldo Bothma joins the Sharks

Renaldo Bothma joins the Sharks

The Sharks have announced the signing of talented loose-forward, Renaldo Bothma, who will join the franchise on a two-year Super Rugby contract.

Dargaville joins Brumbies

Dargaville joins Brumbies

The Brumbies have signed James Dargaville for the 2015 Super Rugby season after the Sydney University premiership winner arrived in Canberra for testing on Tuesday morning.

Reds sign 17-year-old Magnay

Reds sign 17-year-old Magnay

The Reds have signed 17-year-old centre Campbell Magnay, the youngest player in the inaugural season of the National Rugby Championship.

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