NEWS: The 2017 Super Rugby season kicks-off on Thursday February 23 when the Melbourne Rebels host the Blues at AAMI Park in Melbourne. As is now custom for one of the world’s toughest tournaments the 18 teams have all organised various trial and warm-up matches prior to the tournament kick-off to aid their preparation [ Bit.ly Link ]
Merry Christmas to all rugby fans around the world. See you all again in 2017 for the next instalment of Super Rugby. Can the Hurricanes defend their title? Who will step up in 2017 to challenge them? Stay tuned @ [ Sanzarrugby.com Link ]
NEWS: Full Reviews of November Test action week #3 from Europe: Wallabies edge France 25-23 in Paris; Argentina pipped 16-19 by Scotland in Edinburgh; Italy make history against South Africa winning 20-18 in Florence; All Blacks beat Ireland 21-9 in Dublin [ Sanzarrugby.com Link ]
NEWS: Argentina head coach Daniel Hourcade has announced a virtually unchanged line-up to take on Scotland in Edinburgh.
Following an impressive victory over Japan and narrow loss to Wales, the Pumas will be looking to get back to winning ways at Murrayfield [ Bit.ly Link ]
NEWS: Former Western Force centre Kyle Godwin is set to make his Test debut with Wallabies coach Michael Cheika making twelve changes to his starting side for the Test against France at Stade de France in Paris. [ Bit.ly Link ]
NEWS: Record try-scorer Bryan Habana is back at left wing for the Springboks when they face Italy in Florence on Saturday, while Nizaam Carr will get his first start for South Africa against the same opponents he made his Test debut against two years ago [ Bit.ly Link ]
NEWS: The All Blacks team has been named to play Ireland in the eagerly-anticipated Test at Aviva Stadium, Dublin. The Irish won the last encounter in Chicago two weeks ago thus ending the All Blacks world record Test run [ Bit.ly Link ]
NEWS: 2016 World Rugby Awards - NZ Rugby scoop top awards. Beauden Barrett Player of the Year; Steve Hansen Coach of the Year; All Blacks Team of the Year. Aussie Sevens Star Charlotte Caslick won Women's Sevens Player of the Year.
NEWS: Full Reviews of November Test action week #2 from Europe: Wallabies beat Scotland 23-22 in Edinburgh; Wales beat Argentina 24-20 in Cardiff; England beat South Africa 37-21 in London; All Blacks beat Italy 68-10 in Rome. [ Bit.ly Link ]