Lions stun Cheetahs

Follow @RedefinedRugby Ruhan Nel © Gallo Images The MTN Lions scored 26 unanswered points in the second half to stun the Toyota Cheetahs 33-17 in their SA Franchise Challenge match at Ellis Park on Saturday.Buoyed by some stellar performances by Stokkies Hanekom and Lionel Cronje, the Lions came back from 17-7 down

Malaysia: Cobra aim to produce more local venom

Follow @RedefinedRugby DESPITE the Malaysian Rugby Union (MRU) allowing clubs to register up to eight foreign players for the Super League, defending champions Cobra will keep their reliance on imports to a minimum this year. Cobra vice-president Tan Thiam Jin said the club have signed two Fijians to replace two outgoing players,

Libyan National rugby tournament starts Friday

Follow @RedefinedRugby A national seven-aside rugby tournament is to start on Friday.  The announcement was made by the governing Libyan Rugby Technical Committee. Clubs participating in the tournament are Tahadi, Benghazi Aljadida, Ahli Benghazi, Terasana, Ahli Tripoli and Shabab. The first matches will be held in Tripoli and Benghazi. Round two will be held on 8 February, round three

O’Driscoll returns for Ireland

Follow @RedefinedRugby Recovered: Brian O'Driscoll Brian O'Driscoll returns to the Ireland starting line-up for Saturday's Six Nations opener against Wales in Cardiff. In the backline, Gordon D'Arcy and Brian O'Driscoll will partner each other in the centre for a world record 48th time at international level. Rob Kearney returns to international rugby and starts

Twelvetrees set for England debut

Follow @RedefinedRugby Set for debut: Billy Twelvetrees England have included uncapped Gloucester centre Billy Twelvetrees in their 23-man squad for the Six Nations opener with Scotland on Saturday. With Manu Tuilagi out injured, 24-year-old Twelvetrees has been preferred to London Irish outside centre Jonathan Joseph, who has been sent back to his club. Saracens


Follow @RedefinedRugby Canada’s front-row will receive a boost for the upcoming summer test series as forwards Ryan Hamilton and Hubert Buydens are headed to New Zealand to play club rugby in Taranaki. Taranaki is one of the strongest provincial unions in New Zealand; Taranaki RFC competes in the 14-team ITM Cup – New

Maitland to wing it for Scotland

Follow @RedefinedRugby Scotland debut: Sean Maitland Interim head coach Scott Johnson has awarded a Test debut to wing Sean Maitland for Saturday's Six Nations opener against England at Twickenham. In addition to New Zealand-born Maitland, the Kiwi's Glasgow Warriors team-mate Dougie Hall gets his first start in six years at hooker while number