All times in IST

Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images

SA Rugby to be strict with overseas clubs over players - Erasmus

Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus has reiterated that South Africa Rugby will rigorously enforce World Rugby Regulation 9 from 2020 in a bid to soften the impact of the growing flood of top players plying their trade abroad.

Christiaan Kotze/Gallo Images/Getty Images

Schalk Brits enjoying new lease of life with Bulls in Super Rugby

The veteran hooker has been eased into the side, after sustaining a calf injury, but he was superb in the Round 1 defeat of the Stormers and then was immense in the Bulls' 30-12 victory over the Lions at Emirates Airline Park on Saturday.

Dianne Manson/Getty Images

Super Rugby Round 3 team lists

Three big trans-Tasman clashes headline Round 3 of Super Rugby, including a double-header to get us started on Friday evening. Read on for all of this week's team lists.

Harry Murphy/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Cheetahs player banned for filthy act

Cheetahs centre Nico Lee will sit out 13 weeks of Pro 14 action after he was suspended for clearing "the contents of his nose" on Connacht's Colby Fainga'a during their clash last weekend.

Dianne Manson/Getty Images

Super Rugby Round Two team lists

In Super Rugby round two we see two trans-Tasman clashes as well as a New Zealand derby. Read for all of this week's team lists.

Phil Walter/Getty Images
42dAndy Withers

Super Rugby South Africa conference preview

The Super Rugby season is once again upon us. Here, we analyse the South African conference, and ESPN columnist Greg Growden offers his thoughts on each of the five franchises.

Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images

R.G. Snyman undergoes ankle surgery

Bulls and South Africa lock R.G. Snyman has undergone ankle surgery and will miss the opening two months of of the season, his Super Rugby franchise has announced .

(Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
55dESPN Staff

Cornal Hendricks returns after retiring with a heart complaint

Cornal Hendricks, a former Cheetahs and Springboks winger, retired in 2015, on medical advice, after he discovered that he had a heart defect. He will step out for the Bulls vs. the Lions in Pretoria on Saturday.

Gerhard Steenkamp/BackpagePix
57dESPN Staff

Cheetahs scrum coach Daan Human to work also for Bulls

The former Stormers, Toulouse and South Africa prop will assist the Bulls two days a week while continuing in a similar role for the Bloemfontein-based Cheetahs in their Guinness PRO14 campaign.

Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images

Pat Lambie retires at 28, cites concussions

A fit Lambie would in all likelihood have been part of the Springboks squad at the Rugby World Cup in Japan later this year, but he says he is no longer willing to risk his health on the rugby field.

Warren Little/Getty Images

Boks to play home Tests in Joburg, Pretoria

There is no June international window in Rugby World Cup year and the Rugby Championship has been cut to three fixtures per side, with the Boks to open their campaign against Australia at Ellis Park in Johannesburg on July 20.

107dSam Bruce

SANZAAR should be thrilled Super Rugby speculation exists

SANZAAR issued another typically vague response to reports Super Rugby may revert to a 14-team competition from 2021. It's not such a bad situation, though, and one the governing body would be wise to embrace, Sam Bruce writes.

Steve Bardens/Getty Images for Barbarians
114dJamie Braidwood

Erasmus: Barbarians game 'gold' for World Cup prep

Rassie Erasmus says he is using the Barbarians match against Argentina Saturday as an extra opportunity to prepare for next year's Rugby World Cup.

David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile via Getty Images
115dESPN Staff

What we learned about rugby's top sides this November

New Zealand were beaten, Ireland and Wales were not. England secured important results while Australia looked broken. ESPN looks at the key takeaways from this month.

2018 RankingsRugby Championship

  • SA2nd
    TRIES SCORED 1st New Zealand : 33 Tries Scored
  • SA2nd
    POINTS DIFFERENCE 1st New Zealand : 93 Points Difference