Vodacom Super Rugby: Western Force (30) v Reds (20) F/T

5 Jul 14 10:40 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 1 Comment

The Force need a big win here to stay in the play-off race. [...]

Vodacom Super Rugby: Crusaders (21) v Blues (13) F/T

5 Jul 14 08:30 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 2 Comments

We start off this super Saturday in Christchurch with a Kiwi derby. [...]

Vodacom Super Rugby: Lions (34) v Rebels (17) F/T

4 Jul 14 16:49 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 15 Comments

There’s a wooden spoon going a-begging and somebody has to win it…. [...]

Friendly: EP Kings (50) v Sharks XV (24) F/T

4 Jul 14 15:23 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 92 Comments

Our man at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Pierre, will give us updates from this untelevised encounter. [...]

Head to head: The Sharks v Cheetahs

4 Jul 14 12:02 by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie) | 10 Comments

The second-placed Cell C Sharks will travel to Bloemfontein this weekend for their Round 18 encounter against the bottom of the log Toyota Cheetahs, at the Free State Stadium on Saturday. [...]

Vodacom Super Rugby: Chiefs (24) v Hurricanes (16) F/T

4 Jul 14 08:28 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 14 Comments

Round 18 starts off with a proper Kiwi scrap for survival. [...]

Botes leads Sharks XV’s Bay raid

3 Jul 14 16:52 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 48 Comments

Sharks XV coaches Brad Macleod-Henderson and Deon Kayser have picked what in some way resembles a shadow Currie Cup XV for tomorrow evening’s friendly against the EP Kings in Port Elizabeth. Jacques Botes captains the side from the back of the scrum, a role he may well reprise come Currie Cup time. [...]

Vodacom Super Rugby 2014: Round 18 preview and predictions

3 Jul 14 11:30 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 42 Comments

It’s the penultimate round of regular season action and there’s a lot still to play for. [...]

Rookies on Bulls bench

3 Jul 14 11:12 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 3 Comments

Handre Pollard will start at flyhalf for the Vodacom Bulls in this weekend’s Newlands derby, while two former Junior Springbok forwards look set for Super Rugby debuts off the bench. [...]

Stormers named for derby

3 Jul 14 10:31 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 12 Comments

Sevens and Junior Bok flyer Seabelo Senatla has been included in a DHL Stormers matchday 23 for the first time as coach Allister Coetzee names his side to take on the Vodacom Bulls at Newlands this weekend. [...]

Anton takes the high road

3 Jul 14 10:25 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 7 Comments

Both Edinburgh Rugby and the Sharks yesterday confirmed that lock Anton Bresler will make the former his home on completion of this year’s Super Rugby season. [...]

No Lambie for rejigged Sharks

3 Jul 14 08:27 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 70 Comments

Tim Swiel will start at flyhalf for the Cell C Sharks when they face the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein this weekend. It was widely reported that Pat Lambie may have recovered from a bicep injury in time to be considered for this match, but it appears the Bok pivot will require at least an additional week out. [...]

Goosen starts for Cheetahs

2 Jul 14 13:21 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 24 Comments

The Toyota Cheetahs team to face the Sharks in Bloemfontein on Saturday has been named and features some interesting selections to say the least. [...]

Bulls planning their next raid

2 Jul 14 11:01 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 61 Comments

When the Kings were relegated from Super Rugby last year, after a generally encouraging maiden season, it didn’t take long for the cream of their talent pool to be snapped up, with the Bulls, in particular, opting to pick over the carcass to fill the holes created by a mass post-Super Rugby exodus from Pretoria. [...]

EP Kings to face Sharks XV

2 Jul 14 09:19 by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie) | 11 Comments

EP Kings Head Coach, Carlos Spencer, kept his word when he said we will see a different side to the one that played the Bulls a fortnight ago, when they face the Sharks at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Friday. [...]