Strauss has point to prove

Adriaan Strauss returns to his old stomping ground on Saturday still looking to discover his best form at the Vodacom Bulls, writes BRENTON CHELIN.

Tuipulotu will trample Lions

Blues lock Patrick Tuipulotu's blend of physique and finesse will be too much for the Lions to handle in Albany on Friday, writes BRENTON CHELIN.

Bulls opt for continuity

Bulls coach Frans Ludeke has named an unchanged starting XV for the match against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

Sharks receive Bok boost

The Sharks have recalled three Springboks to their starting lineup for the match against the Stormers at Newlands.

Etzebeth, Burger back for Stormers

Springbok duo Eben Etzebeth and Schalk Burger have both been named in the Stormers squad for the match against the Sharks at Newlands on Saturday.

Hunt suspended for six weeks

Karmichael Hunt has pleaded guilty to four counts of possession of a prohibited drug and was fined A$2,500, but no conviction was recorded.

Hansen: Rugby becoming boring

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen fears that rugby is becoming boring after watching the Six Nations over the weekend.

Horwill returns for Reds

The Reds have made two changes to their starting XV ahead of the big derby against the Waratahs in Brisbane on Saturday.

Highlanders ring the changes

Lima Sopoaga returns at flyhalf in one of seven changes to the Highlanders side to face the Chiefs on Friday.

Force call on The Badger

Nick Cummins will make his return on the wing for the Force against the Brumbies in Canberra on Friday.

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