S15 Game 82 – Highlanders (13) vs Hurricanes (6) F/T

13 May 11 08:00 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 193 Comments

Starting of our Super Rugby weekend is a great match up between two New Zealand teams, one team looking to get back in the playoffs and another looking to finish the season on a high note. [...]

2011 Super Rugby: Preview and Predictions

12 May 11 15:08 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 147 Comments

Round 13 of the 2011 Super Rugby tournament kicks off tomorrow, so the it is the ideal time to have a look at the teams for the weekend and try and predict the results. [...]

Picking the results

12 May 11 09:28 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 104 Comments

It’s time for another round of “bye round politics”, where we put in our wishlist for how we want this weekend’s game to go. With the Sharks guaranteed four points courtesy of their second bye, how would we ideally want things to unfold to their best advantage in round 13? [...]

The Caveman revealed and leading the Lion Cubs

12 May 11 09:08 by Iza Loubser (Ice) | 80 Comments

I always wonder when it comes to players who look like they just stepped out of a Braveheart movie. Sebastian Chabal, being the first to catch my attention… [...]

Kene joins the Lions

11 May 11 16:08 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 113 Comments

Sharks age-group star and former Kearsney College schoolboy Kene Okafor has been released from his Sharks contract to join up with the Lions ahead of the upcoming Currie Cup season. The talented second-rower, who won selection to the South African under 20 side two years running, will initially play under 21 rugby in Johannesburg, with a view to a big step up to senior rugby in 2012. [...]

The BIG question….

11 May 11 14:55 by Iza Loubser (Ice) | 98 Comments

I am sure all of us, at one stage or another, would love to ask a question to a player / coach / referee…. [...]

Return of the Big Gun

11 May 11 11:03 by (molly) | 52 Comments

The Stormers team to face the chiefs has been announced, and many Stormers supporters will be thrilled to see the return of Peter Grant, who will hopefully provide some consistency with the boot, while we have seen Lionel Cronje provide some solid attacking ball to the backs with a good few tries being scored with him in the 10 jumper, hopefully Grant will be able to carry on with that trend.

Highlanders, Hurricanes ready to face off

11 May 11 09:38 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | Comment?

The Hurricanes face the Highlanders in a crunch New Zealand derby this weekend, and both teams have made quite a few changes to their lineups. Most notably, the Hurricanes have some returnees from injury in Piri Weepu and Ma’a Nonu, while the Highlanders see five changes, due to injuries and returning players. [...]

SupeRugby Mid-competition review

11 May 11 09:27 by Ryan Quirk (The Quirk) | 48 Comments

Now that we’re just over halfway through the competition I’d like to review what has happened and just where all the teams are at this point, as I see it, whilst comparing that to where I thought they’d be at the beginning of the season, and I guess I should go according to log position, since it would otherwise just be a bit of a mess… [...]

Time for Coetzee to shine

11 May 11 09:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 31 Comments

The suspension of Keegan Daniel for the Sharks’ next Super Rugby encounter against the Bulls opens the door for impressive youngster Marcell Coetzee to establish himself in the Sharks team – as well as staking a claim for a regular spot in the Currie Cup 22. [...]

Os still going to the World Cup

11 May 11 08:00 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 5 Comments

Double World Cup winner Os du Randt will be going to another World Cup this year, but not with the Springboks as he originally planned. Instead, he will be assisting the other green team at the event, the Irish. [...]

There’s no place like home

10 May 11 21:32 by Sharon van Wyk (Shaz) | 66 Comments

Something amazing happened to me on Saturday. Something which put a smile on my face bigger than the proverbial Cheshire cat’s, injected a spring in my step worthy of a July-winning thoroughbred and sent enough adrenaline zipping through my veins to make the Vic Falls gorge swing look like a playground ride… [...]

Cheetahs ready for the Saders onslaught

10 May 11 19:50 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 35 Comments

The Cheetahs have been forced into one change for their match against the Crusaders on Saturday. Ryno Benjamin will return to the starting line up for Philip Burger, who has a hamstring injury. [...]

How Sonny Bill can change the game of union

10 May 11 15:16 by Morné Nortier (Morné) | 145 Comments

Rugby Union will never be able to compete on a global level if it does not embrace a professional work ethic and mindset. [...]

Keegan to miss Bulls clash

10 May 11 12:07 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 60 Comments

Keegan Daniel has been suspended for two weeks following a guilty verdict in his disciplinary hearing. [...]