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
Former Springbok midfielder Waylon Murray has signed a two-year contract with the Bulls, the Pretoria-based franchise announced on Tuesday.
“We have just received the clearance, so can now officially announce the signing,” said Bulls high performance manager Xander Janse van … Read the rest
The Lions have clawed their way back into Super Rugby despite going down 23-18 to the Southern Kings in their second leg promotion-relegation match at Ellis Park on Saturday.
Coach Johan Ackermann said they are keen to retain the services … Read the rest
Outgoing Southern Kings director of rugby Alan Solomons went out in a blaze of glory following his franchise’s relegation from Super Rugby on Saturday, despite a 23-18 victory over the Lions at Ellis Park.
“I think it is an absolute … Read the rest
A last minute try by Brumbies centre Tevita Kuridrani and a number of dubious decisions saw the Bulls go down 26-23 in their Super Rugby semi-final at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Saturday.
The battle among the forwards was always … Read the rest
Lions captain JC Janse van Rensburg praised the courage and character of his team as they registered a crucial away win in the first leg of their Super Rugby promotion-relegation series against the Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth on Friday.… Read the rest
Southern Kings director of rugby Alan Solomons has encouraged his team to live up to expectations when they meet the Lions in the first of their Super Rugby promotion/relegation playoff fixtures on Friday.
In what is being billed as their … Read the rest
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
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
Experienced lock Darron Nell will captain the Southern Kings in the first of the two-leg Super Rugby promotion-relegation matches against the Lions in Port Elizabeth on Friday.
“Darron has done a tremendous job for us over the years in a … Read the rest
Richie McCaw’s return will add extra spice to Saturday’s Super Rugby qualifier between Canterbury Crusaders and Queensland Reds as the All Blacks skipper comes up against old foe Quade Cooper.
McCaw is back after a six-month sabbatical from rugby and … Read the rest
The Bloemfontein-based Cheetahs will celebrate their best season in Super Rugby on Saturday by gate-crashing a playoff party for former champions.
The Cheetahs – who have qualified for the playoffs for the first time -are the only one of the … Read the rest
South African referee Jaco Peyper will be in charge of the first Vodacom Super Rugby qualifier between the Crusaders and the Reds in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Saturday.
This was confirmed by the SA, New Zealand and Australian Rugby (Sanzar) … Read the rest
Turning out in their final game of the 2013 Super Rugby season may seem like a formality, but departing winger Bryan Habana says the Stormers will play their hearts out against the title-chasing Bulls at Newlands on Saturday.
Habana, who … Read the rest