The Lions needed a late penalty goal to book their place in the Super Rugby semi-finals, while the Stormers were knocked out by a more accurate Chiefs side at home, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Veteran No 8 Duane Vermeulen is set to miss the Rugby Championship after undergoing groin surgery.
Handré Pollard and Lionel Cronjé are among 14 players invited to a Springbok medical and conditioning assessment camp to be held in Stellenbosch next week.
The Lions' exceptional first-phase stats bode well for the coming clash against the Sharks as well as the possible later match-ups against the Hurricanes and Crusaders, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Veteran flank Keegan Daniel will lead a new-look Sharks side in their Currie Cup opener against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Friday.
Beauden Barrett and Dane Coles have been named in the Hurricanes team for Friday's quarter-final against the Brumbies in Canberra.
Quade Cooper and Scott Higginbotham have been left out of the Wallabies' 38-man training squad.
All Blacks openside Sam Cane has highlighted the threat of opposite number Siya Kolisi ahead of the quarter-final clash between the Chiefs and Stormers on Saturday. JON CARDINELLI reports.
Rosco Speckman, Chris Dry and Cecil Afrika have been named in the Free State Cheetahs' match 23 for their Currie Cup opener against the Sharks in Bloemfontein on Friday.
Charlie Ngatai has been ruled out of the Chiefs' quarter-final against the Stormers at Newlands on Saturday.
Newly appointed director of rugby John Mitchell says Carlos Spencer will not be joining the Bulls' management team.
Christian Leali'ifano is set to make his return to Super Rugby for the Brumbies in Friday's quarter-final against the Hurricanes in Canberra.
The Blue Bulls will be without captain Ruan Steenkamp for their opening Currie Cup match against Griquas in Kimberley on Saturday.
Stormers coach Robbie Fleck will have no problem backing young Damian Willemse to start at flyhalf in Saturday’s high-pressured quarter-final against the Chiefs, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
The makeup of the two seven-team conferences in the expanded Pro14 will be based on the standings of the final log last season.
The Stormers won’t break their playoff curse until smarter decisions are taken in terms of tactics and player recruitment, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Kwagga Smith has evolved into one of the most impactful players in South African rugby, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
The Lions have the defensive tools – and more importantly, the home advantage – to win three playoff matches and ultimately a first Super Rugby crown, writes JON CARDINELLI.
SARugbymag.co.za looks back at the past weekend's English Premiership, French Top 14, Celtic Pro12 and European Champions Cup matches, involving South African players.
Sharks and Junior Boks star Curwin Bosch wants to settle at flyhalf, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
Chris Cloete’s inclusion in the South Africa A squad was just reward for an outstanding Super Rugby season, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
What former Bok coach NICK MALLETT had to say on SuperSport about the Super Rugby quarter-finals at Ellis Park and Newlands.
What we learned from the quarter-finals of Super Rugby, according to CRAIG LEWIS.
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Johan Ackermann says the Lions won't change the way they play in their semi-final against the Hurricanes at Ellis Park.
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