New Sharks recruit SP Marais has Springbok ambitions

New Sharks recruit SP Marais said it was not easy leaving Port Elizabeth for Durban, following his recent switch from the Southern Kings, but felt the move was necessary for his long-term ambitions.

The 24-year-old was the biggest pre-Currie Cup … Read the rest

Set pieces will determine outcome for Bulls: Potgieter

Bulls captain Dewald Potgieter says his side will be looking for set-piece domination against the Brumbies in their Super Rugby semi-final at Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria on Saturday.

“The Brumbies play total rugby which is similar to the type of rugby … Read the rest

Chiefs the underdogs in Super Rugby semifinal

by Steve McMorran

Despite being defending champions and finishing atop the Super Rugby standings in the regular season, the Chiefs accept that they’re underdogs in Saturday’s all-New Zealand semifinal against the Crusaders.

Though they won 12 of 16 games to … Read the rest

Serfontein, Hougaard return for Bulls

The Bulls will be buoyed by the return from injury of scrumhalf Francois Hougaard and centre Jan Serfontein for their crucial Super Rugby semi-final against the Brumbies at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.

Serfontein replaces Francois Venter in the midfield and … Read the rest