Preview: Lions v Cheetahs

March 18th, 2016|

The Lions host the Cheetahs in Johannesburg on Saturday in one of two South African Super Rugby derbies. The Lions have won eight of their 12 matches against the Cheetahs in Super Rugby since the 2007 season with an average score of 28-25. The Lions have won their last four matches against the Cheetahs and will [...]

World Rugby to investigate Marler case

March 18th, 2016|

More information has been sought by the governing body from the tournament organiser of Six Nations. World Rugby has noted the outcome of Six Nations Rugby’s investigation into comments made by England’s Joe Marler towards Wales’ Samson Lee during the Six Nations match at Twickenham on March 12. World Rugby Law 10.4(m) and Regulations 17 [...]

Hurricanes put Force to the sword

March 18th, 2016|

The Hurricanes continued with their fine recent form when they claimed a deserved 41-6 victory over the Western Force in Palmerston North on Friday. Although the scoreline suggests otherwise, the Hurricanes didn't always have things going their way especially in the first half and they held a slender 10-3 lead at the interval. The home [...]

Hurricanes beat Blues for first win

March 11th, 2016|

The Hurricanes got their campaign back on track when they secured a hard-fought 23-19 victory over the Blues in Auckland on Friday. The visitors must be commended for their heroic defesive effort late in the second half when the Blues were camped inside their 22 for long periods in a bid to secure victory. The [...]

Preview: Stormers v Sharks

March 11th, 2016|

Two of the four unbeaten sides left in Super Rugby face off at Newlands on Saturday as the Stormers and Sharks battle for top spot in the South African conference. It's possible that this could be a clash of the only remaining unbeaten teams as the game in Cape Town will close Round 3, which [...]

Preview: Sunwolves v Cheetahs

March 11th, 2016|

There is always a happy ending when two winless teams meet in Super Rugby, as is the case on Saturday when the Sunwolves host the Cheetahs. The firsts don’t end there, as it will also be the first ever Super Rugby match played in Singapore under the closed roof of the National Stadium, arguably one [...]

Jones declares ‘Wales scrummage illegally’

March 11th, 2016|

England head coach Eddie Jones hasn't minced his words when assessing the legality of the Welsh set-piece ahead of their meeting on Saturday. Following question marks from within the Wales camp over the scrummaging of Joe Marler - who was scrutinised for not driving straight during the two sides' World Cup group game - Jones [...]

Preview: Blues v Hurricanes

March 10th, 2016|

There should be plenty of thrilling action when the Blues and the Hurricanes go head-to-head in their New Zealand derby in Auckland on Friday. Although the tournament is still in it's early stages, both these sides can ill afford any below par performaces after suffering defeats last weekend. The Blues kicked off their campaign in [...]

Preview: Force v Brumbies

March 10th, 2016|

Targeting a third straight to win to start the season the Brumbies head to Perth on Friday to take on the Force. Stephen Larkham's side look every inch the title contenders we predicted before the 2016 campaign got underway, earning nine points out a possible ten with their wins over the Hurricanes and Waratahs. That [...]

Fleck takes note of Zas progress

March 10th, 2016|

Stormers head coach Robbie Fleck hopes to see more from promising young winger Leolin Zas after he impressed against the Cheetahs. Zas, 20, showed off his speed with an eye-catching burst up the touchline for a try in Bloemfontein, as he came into the side for the injured Kobus van Wyk. Van Wyk's return to [...]

Lions youngsters to start against Highlanders

March 10th, 2016|

Lions youngsters Rohan Janse van Rensburg and Jaco van der Walt will get their first start in this year's Super Rugby tournament against the Highlanders in Dunedin on Saturday. It will be a new centre pairing of Howard Mnisi and Janse van Rensburg in midfield replacing Lionel Mapoe, who became a father on Wednesday, and [...]

‘Du Toit keen to face former team-mates’ – Etzebeth

March 9th, 2016|

Stormers lock Pieter Steph du Toit is relishing the prospect of facing his former Sharks teammates on Saturday. That's the word from Du Toit's second row partner Eben Etzebeth ahead of Saturday's derby at Newlands in Cape Town. "I think any player who plays against his old team wants to prove a point … wants [...]

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