ABSA Currie Cup: EP Kings (22) v Xerox Golden Lions (41)* F/T

30 Aug 14 18:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 38 Comments

To the bay we go, where the Kings are still looking for their first win of the campaign. [...]

ABSA Currie Cup: Vodacom Blue Bulls (18) v DHL Western Province (23) F/T

30 Aug 14 16:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 32 Comments

North-South derby time. [...]

ABSA Currie Cup: GWK Griquas (25) v Toyota Free State Cheetahs (36)* F/T

30 Aug 14 14:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 5 Comments

Our first game for the day is in Kimberley. [...]

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Pumas embarrass sloppy Sharks

29 Aug 14 21:03 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 45 Comments

The Cell C Sharks have finally been made to pay for sloppy an uninspiring play, conceding a 32-22 bonus point win to the Steval Pumas in Nelspruit. [...]

ABSA Currie Cup: Steval Pumas (32)* v Cell C Sharks (22) F/T

29 Aug 14 17:28 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 134 Comments

Tonight we head to Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit, where the Pumas will seek revenge after conceding a bonus point loss in Durban a fortnight ago. [...]

Late changes for Lions

29 Aug 14 14:15 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 6 Comments

The Golden Lions team to take on the EP Kings in Currie Cup tomorrow has had to be changed. [...]

And there goes Alberts….. again!

29 Aug 14 09:37 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 36 Comments

In news unlikely to surprise many, big Willem Alberts has again been ruled out of action and has thus not departed for Perth with the rest of the Springbok Rugby Championship tour squad. [...]

Under 21s poised to bounce back

28 Aug 14 17:39 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 25 Comments

They were humiliated against the Free State Cheetahs on home territory a fortnight ago, but Deon Kayser’s Sharks under 21 side will go into this weekend’s match against the Leopards hell bent on picking up a win – and hopefully moving away from the bottom of the tournament log. [...]

Under 19s named for Leopards rematch

28 Aug 14 15:50 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 18 Comments

Cell C Sharks under 19 coach James Fleming has named his team to take on the Leopards in Potchefstroom on Saturday. [...]

ABSA Currie Cup 2014: Round 4 preview and predictions

28 Aug 14 15:10 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 7 Comments

Well here we go, we’re heading for the first set of return matches in this rather strange Currie Cup, which is divided into two sections everywhere but on the log…. [...]

Bulls bracket rookie at ten

28 Aug 14 14:45 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 2 Comments

Vodacom Blue Bulls coach Frans Ludeke has penciled in untested Joshua Stander at flyhalf for this weekend’s clash against Western Province, in case Jacques-Louis Potgieter doesn’t recover in time for the clash. [...]

Xerox Golden Lions to face EP Kings

28 Aug 14 12:21 by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie) | 10 Comments

The Xerox Golden Lions will travel to Port Elizabeth this weekend to face the Eastern Province Kings in their fourth round Currie Cup match, at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday. [...]

Taute starts for Province

28 Aug 14 11:21 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 5 Comments

DHL Western Province coach has made just one change to his starting 15 for the weekend’s clash against the Blue Bulls at Loftus. [...]

Botes milestone underlines experience chasm

28 Aug 14 11:09 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 13 Comments

Three cheers for Jacques Botes, who earns a 150th career cap in Currie Cup this weekend. Any who doubt the value that such experience brings to the Sharks team in this 2014 campaign only needs to cast an eye over the cap tallies of the other members of the team to realise just how important Botes (and a handful of others) are to the cause. [...]

Familiar threats out wide as Pumas named to face Sharks

27 Aug 14 16:19 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 12 Comments

Two players who are intimately familiar with the Sharks setup will face off against them in Nelspruit this weekend, as Steval Pumas coach Jimmy Stonehouse has named a rejigged backline for the clash. [...]

Making another call for rotation

27 Aug 14 14:28 by Maria Delport (Letgo) | 87 Comments

If memory serves me, during Super Rugby we were told, (paraphrasing) – The competitive nature of this competition does not allow for a rotational system, and – You have to play your best available players, and – There is no easy game allowing the selection of weaker teams and, and and…. [...]

Cheetahs lose more height

27 Aug 14 13:40 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 3 Comments

Toyota Free State Cheetahs coach Rory Duncan must briefly have considered coming out of retirement himself, before settling on what must surely be the shortest lock combination ever to don the famed orange jersey, for this weekend’s Currie Cup clash against Griquas. [...]

Only bench changes for winless Griquas

27 Aug 14 13:28 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 3 Comments

GWK Griquas coach Hawies Fourie has named an unchanged starting lineup this week, as his embattled team looks to use their home fixture against the Cheetahs to finally jump start their campaign with that elusive first win. [...]

Two Shark changes for Puma clash

27 Aug 14 13:02 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 60 Comments

JC Astle and Conrad Hoffmann come in for starts as the Cell C Sharks team to take on the Pumas in Nelspruit on Friday night is named. [...]

Kings forced to make changes

26 Aug 14 16:41 by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie) | 5 Comments

EP Kings Head Coach, Carlos Spencer will be forced to make some changes when his team face the Xerox Golden Lions for their return match at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, in Port Elizabeth on Saturday evening. [...]