The rugby world remembers 'absolute legend' Meads

1:01 PM BSTESPN staffThe rugby world is in mourning after the passing of All Blacks great Sir Colin Meads at the age of 81.Tributes have been pouring in on Twitter for the 55-Test All Black nicknamed 'Pinetree'.All Blacks captain Kieran Read and coach Steve Hansen paid their respect as

Jantjies, Oosthuizen shine in Bok win

There was a loud cheer when Curwin Bosch replaced Elton Jantjies to earn his first Springbok cap in front of the people who watched him blossom into one of the promising rugby talents in the country.But some of those cheers were definitely also reserved for the man he replaced.

Hansen: Kaino has 'got some stuff to deal with'

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen would not be drawn on Jerome Kaino's availability for next week's game against Australia after the flanker returned home on Saturday to deal with a personal matter.Kaino missed the All Blacks' 54-34 Rugby Championship-opening rout of the Wallabies in Sydney after a story about

All Blacks make Wallabies look like rugby minnows

SYDNEY, Australia -- And the Wallabies thought that was bad a night out 12 months ago.Australian rugby sank to a horrifying new low at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night as a ruthless All Blacks outfit vented their frustrations from the drawn British & Irish Lions series, dishing out a

Kaino returns to NZ before Bledisloe Test

All Blacks flanker Jerome Kaino has flown home from Sydney to deal with a personal matter, New Zealand Rugby says.Australian media reports of an extra-marital affair have triggered the return of the 81-Test veteran ahead of the first Bledisloe Cup Test on Saturday.They're the attacking numbers giving Wallabies fans

50 years on: Super Sid Going still No. 1

5:00 PM BSTHuw RichardsClose• FT's rugby writer from 1995 to 2009• Also writes for the International Herald Tribune and the Sunday HeraldAs New Zealand open their Rugby Championship campaign against Australia on Saturday, one of the greatest All Blacks will be marking a double anniversary. It is both the 74th birthday

Second phase of Boks' salvage operation starts in PE

Phase two of the Springboks' rebuilding process starts against Argentina at the Nelson Mandela Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.Kwesé Sports has launched its English Football Season Predictor game, giving African football fans the chance to win their share of $5 000 in cash prizes! It's FREE to play,

Marler signs new Quins deal until 2021

12:59 PM BSTESPN staffJoe Marler has committed his long-term future to Harlequins, the Aviva Premiership club has announced.Prop Marler extended his current deal at Twickenham Stoop by a further three years, meaning he will remain a Quins player until 2021.Marler, 27, told the club's official website: "Re-signing for my

Etzebeth talks captaincy and Pumas

Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth is a rather large and scary rugby player to face. But even he is slightly nervous about his new role as captain of South Africa.EFC 62 takes place in Johannesburg on Saturday, and you can catch all the action live on Kwesé Free Sports. Click

Hope and despair in Wallabies' midfield selections

SYDNEY, Australia -- They're the attacking numbers giving Wallabies fans a semblance of hope ahead of Bledisloe I -- that is providing Michael Cheika has sorted his side's defensive woes from 2016.The Wallabies completed their preparations for the Bledisloe opener with the captain's run at a gusty ANZ Stadium