Preview: Cheetahs v Stormers

March 4th, 2016|

The Stormers will be looking to build on their Round One form and secure their first win in Bloemfontein since 2012 against a young Cheetahs side on Saturday. The Stormers have won 10 of their last 13 encounters with the Cheetahs but travelling to the Free State has not gone well in recent years. They [...]

Brumbies clinch key win over Waratahs

March 4th, 2016|

The Brumbies clinched an entertaining Australian derby in Canberra thanks to a 32-15 win over the Waratahs on Friday. Australia's best two sides produced a typical contest with plenty of edge, and one which often boiled over in front of a crowd of 20,000 plus. The Brumbies win, and no losing bonus point for the [...]

Crusaders put away the Blues

March 4th, 2016|

The Crusaders bounced back from their opening round defeat to comfortably defeat the Blues 28-13 in Christchurch. Thanks to a dominant set-piece the Crusaders were always out in front of the Blues, who arrived off the back of a morale-boosting win over the Highlanders looking to secure their first victory in Christchurch since 2004. Todd [...]

Preview: Chiefs v Lions

March 4th, 2016|

The Chiefs will look to make it two from two when they host the Lions at the FMG Stadium on Saturday. The two-time champions will be confident after last week's 21-27 away win against the Crusaders. What's more important to note is that the Lions have not beaten the Chiefs since 2008. The home side, [...]

SA Rugby reaffirm support for Roux

March 4th, 2016|

The Executive Council of SA Rugby has announced that Jurie Roux retains their unanimous support to continue in his role as the organisation's CEO, confirming a decision that the Council undertook in 2014. The announcement was made after SA Rugby sought expert legal opinion in the wake of renewed reporting of allegations against Roux contained [...]

Preview: Crusaders v Blues

March 3rd, 2016|

The Crusaders will look to return to their winning ways when they host a confident Blues side in Christchurch on Friday. The seven-time champions have gained a reputation as slow starters in recent years and they stayed true to form by suffering a 27-21 defeat at home in their season opener against the Chiefs last [...]

Preview: Brumbies v Waratahs

March 3rd, 2016|

The Brumbies host the Waratahs on Friday in what promises to be an entertaining Australian derby in Canberra. These archrivals have been Australia's two premier sides in the competition in recent seasons and started with impressive victories last weekend. The Brumbies were in a rampant mood in their opener, outscoring the Hurricanes seven tries to [...]

Pietersen back for the Sharks

March 3rd, 2016|

JP Pietersen and Stephan Lewies return for the Sharks contest against the Jaguares in Durban on Saturday. Pietersen takes Lwazi Mvovo's place out on the wing while Lewies returns to the Sharks second row after recovering from a long-term injury. Mvovo is unavailable for selection after suffering an ankle injury in the win over the [...]

McCalman on bench for Force

March 3rd, 2016|

Wallaby number eight Ben McCalman has been named on the bench in one of three changes to the Western Force team set to do battle with the Queensland Reds at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday, with both sides on the hunt for their first win of the season. Coming off a stint in the Japanese Top [...]

Same again for Hurricanes

March 3rd, 2016|

Hurricanes head coach Chris Boyd has named an unchanged starting side to play the Highlanders in Dunedin on Saturday in an early season replay of last year's Super Rugby final. A week after losing heavily to the Brumbies in Canberra, Boyd has shown faith in his players by making just one confirmed change to his [...]

Castrogiovanni handed two-week ban

March 3rd, 2016|

Italy prop Martin Castrogiovanni has been suspended for two weeks for stamping on an opponent. Castrogiovanni appeared on Wednesday before an independent Six Nations Disciplinary Committee, having been cited by an independent Citing Commissioner for allegedly stamping on an opponent (Law 10.4(b)) in the Six Nations match between Italy and Scotland at Stadio Olimpico in [...]

Rhule looking for Cheetahs response

March 2nd, 2016|

Cheetahs wing Raymond Rhule wants his side to learn the lessons from their defeat to Jaguares when they take on the Stormers on Saturday. The dangerous finisher, whose outfit lost 34-33 in a thrilling match in Bloemfontein, had at one stage led their Super Rugby opener 24-3. But the Jagaures clicked either side of the [...]

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