Bosch’s big statement

Curwin Bosch’s clinical kicking display bodes well for the Sharks ahead of the Currie Cup final – and for the Springboks ahead of their challenging tour to Europe, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Bosch boots Sharks into final

Curwin Bosch scored 17 points as the Sharks beat the Blue Bulls 37-27 in Durban on Saturday to secure home advantage in the Currie Cup final. JON CARDINELLI reports.

Currie Cup preview (Semi-finals)

The Sharks and Western Province must be favourites to progress to the Currie Cup final, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Simmons to front All Blacks

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has made just one change to his starting lineup ahead of the final Bledisloe Cup game against the All Blacks in Brisbane.

Sharks can rein in Bulls

The Sharks have the defence as well as the kicking game to contain the tournament-leading Blue Bulls attack in the semi-final at Kings Park on Saturday, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Tour a watershed for Boks

The Springboks must use the four-Test tour of Europe to settle on a game plan and develop a squad with the 2019 World Cup in mind, writes JON CARDINELLI.

WP book home semi

Western Province fought back to beat the Sharks 31-20 in Durban on Saturday and secure a home semi-final. JON CARDINELLI reports.

Currie Cup preview (Round 14)

The Blue Bulls, Golden Lions and Free State Cheetahs face a scrap for semi-final qualification in the final round before the Currie Cup playoffs, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Marx boosts Lions bench

Springboks Ross Cronjé, Courtnall Skosan and Andries Coetzee will start, and Malcolm Marx will feature from the bench when the Golden Lions tackle the Free State Cheetahs in Johannesburg on Saturday.

Do or die in final round

JON CARDINELLI looks at the permutations for Western Province, Free State, the Golden Lions, the Blue Bulls, and even the Pumas in the final round of the Currie Cup regular season.

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