Superior local support has given the union an advantage in dividing up Super Rugby sponsorship revenue.
Competitions that fall below the elite radar are often more enjoyable and strengthen the game, writes Andy Capostagno.
Judging from the northern hemisphere, the final word on scrumming has not yet been spoken, writes Andy Capostagno
The Currie Cup has produced a three-month competition involving just six teams and, as a result, every match is important.
The Lions have been relegated from Super Rugby by the Saru general council after the Johannesburg-based team finished last in this year's competition.
Cheeky Watson has denied reports that the Southern Kings accepted R40-million from Saru to delay his side's Super Rugby participation until 2016.
New Springbok coach, Heyneke Meyer, starts job on a contentious note but there may be method to his madness, writes Andy Capostagno.
Saru and its Super 15 teams have agreed on "a number of options" to solve the dilemma of six sides fighting for five places in the 2013 competition.
But once the honeymoon is over, fans can expect clashes about the selections and sweeping changes to the Springbok rugby team.
Bulls coach Frans Ludeke says it's a feather in its cap that the South African Rugby Union is interested in four of its management assistants.
Six players from an Eastern Cape rugby club are feared dead after being swept out to sea during a post-practice ocean swim.
Saru says a restructuring process, increased sponsorships and a new broadcast rights deal contributed to an increase in profit for rugby in 2011.
The South African Rugby Union and Cricket South Africa have warned about a conman who tries to extort money by pretending to be a sports official.
South African Rugby Union deputy president Mark Alexander says the national rugby body will lobby for 16 teams to be introduced into Super Rugby.
SA will get a new coach, captain, stars and possibly style in 2012 as they make a fresh start after surrendering the Rugby World Cup trophy.
Appointing a new coach for the Springboks will be a top priority for the Saru while they re-evaluate the implementation of the quota system.
Despite the Springboks' knock out from the World Cup this year, Peter de Villiers has made the Saru shortlist of potential Bok coach candidates.
The Western Province Rugby Football Union has refused to allow Saracens to play their Heineken Cup match against Bairritz at the Cape Town Stadium.
Schalk Burger has become only the fifth player to win the South African Rugby Union's rugby player of the year award more than once.
Five members of the Springbok World Cup squad have been nominated for Saru's player of the year award.