One-week ban for Latu

March 7th, 2016|

Waratahs hooker Silatolu Latu has been banned for one week for striking an opponent during Friday's Super Rugby clash with the Brumbies in Canberra. The SANZAAR Duty Judicial Officer Robert Stelzner SC has accepted a guilty plea from Latu for contravening Law 10.4 (a) Punching or striking, after he was cited following a Super Rugby [...]

Jaguares suffer first defeat

March 7th, 2016|

The Sharks outmuscled the Jaguares in key areas to inflict a first loss on the Super Rugby newcomers with a 19-15 win in Durban. This was another thrilling but definitely flawed display from the Jaguares, whose desire to offload and to take risks is already winning them several new fans, even though it doesn't always [...]

Stormers win battle with Cheetahs

March 7th, 2016|

The Stormers outscored the Cheetahs two tries to one on the road in Bloemfontein to secure a 20-10 win on Saturday. Tries respectively by Leolin Zas for the Stormers and Cheetahs' captain Francois Venter proved to the only scores of the first half in a surprisingly cagey contest. Low skills levels affected both sides' ambitions [...]

Bulls thump Rebels at Loftus

March 7th, 2016|

A hat-trick from Springbok winger Bjorn Basson was enough as the Bulls thrashed the Melbourne Rebels 45-25 at Loftus on Saturday. Basson ran in three tries as the Bulls extended their record of having not lost to the Rebels at this venue. The home side however were denied a bonus point as they fail to [...]

Ackermann hails Lions’ game-plan

March 7th, 2016|

An attacking style of play may be important for the Chiefs but the Lions beat them at their own game to claim victory in Hamilton on Saturday. Lions head coach Johan Ackermann praised his charges for their performance which resulted in their first ever win over the Chiefs in Hamilton. “I'm thankful for the win, [...]

Force get the better of Reds in Brisbane

March 7th, 2016|

The Western Force got their first win of the season after defeating the Reds 22-6 in a dour affair in Brisbane on Saturday.  The Reds and Force finished 13th and 15th in last year's competition and judging from their respective performances in this encounter they will be struggling again this year. Neither side were able [...]

Larkham coy on title chances

March 7th, 2016|

Back-to-back wins to open the season isn't enough for coach Stephen Larkham to get too excited about the Brumbies' prospects of a breakthrough Super Rugby title. The Canberra-based outfit followed their bonus-point demolition of the Hurricanes at GIO Stadium in Round One with a gutsy 32-15 victory over rivals the Waratahs also at home on [...]

Highlanders squeeze past Hurricanes

March 7th, 2016|

The Highlanders got their Super Rugby campaign back on track after claiming a hard-fought 17-16 win over the Hurricanes in Dunedin on Saturday. Although the tournament is still in its early stages, both teams were under pressure as they headed in to this match after suffering defeats last weekend. As is customary between these sides [...]

Kuridrani warned for dangerous tackle

March 7th, 2016|

Brumbies centre Tevita Kuridrani has been issued with a Citing Commissioner Warning for contravening Law 10.4 (e) Dangerous tackling, during a Super Rugby match at the weekend. The incident occurred when Kuridrani made contact with Waratahs fly-half Kurtley Beale in the 73rd minute of the match between the Brumbies and Waratahs played at GIO Stadium [...]

Latu cited for foul play

March 7th, 2016|

Waratahs hooker, Silatolu Latu has been cited for contravening 10.4 (a) Punching or striking during their 32-15 loss to the Brumbies in Canberra on Friday. He made contact with Brumbies inside centre Matt Toomua in an incident that occurred in the 57th minute. Referee, Marius van der Westhuizen, reviewed the incident with the TMO but [...]

Preview: Sharks v Jaguares

March 4th, 2016|

The Sharks host the Jaguares in what is shaping up to be a pulsating Super Rugby encounter at Kings Park on Saturday. “We needed real bullets fired under real pressure after two warm-up games,” said Sharks defensive coach Omar Mouneimne after the easy win last week. Well, while those low calibre bullets were fired by [...]

Preview: Bulls v Rebels

March 4th, 2016|

Bulls coach Nollis Marais says the Rebels are the favourites for Saturday's Super Rugby clash in Pretoria. Don't believe him. The Bulls underdogs? At Loftus? Against the Rebels? Surely not!? To be fair on the good Mr. Marais, the Rebels did win - just - the last time these teams met, in Melbourne last year. [...]

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