Francois Venter’s domestic form for the Currie Cup-winning Cheetahs has seen him complete a remarkable ascension to start in one of the Springboks’ biggest Tests of the year, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
Cheetahs fullback Clayton Blommetjies has been included in the Barbarians squad to play the Springboks in London on 5 November.
Niel Marais kicked 21 points to guide the Free State Cheetahs to a 36-16 win over the Blue Bulls and a first Currie Cup title in nine years. JON CARDINELLI reports.
The superb goal-kicking of Niel Marais, as much as the irrepressible attack of the Cheetahs, contributed to their memorable 36-16 win over the Blue Bulls in the Currie Cup final, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
The Free State Cheetahs will be favourites to down the Blue Bulls in the Currie Cup final in Bloemfontein on Saturday, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Charles Marais will start at loosehead prop in the only change to the Free State Cheetahs team for Saturday's Currie Cup final against the Bulls.
Jaco Peyper will referee the Currie Cup final between the Free State Cheetahs and the Blue Bulls in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
Springbok and Lions prop Julian Redelinghuys underwent neck surgery in Bloemfontein on Sunday and could be discharged from hospital later this week.
Sergeal Petersen scored a hat-trick of tries, while Niel Marais kicked 21 points as the Free State Cheetahs recorded a resounding 55-17 win over the Golden Lions in Saturday’s semi-final in Bloemfontein. CRAIG LEWIS reports.
Johan Ackermann says the Cheetahs may experience an added element of pressure as they head into the playoffs on an unbeaten streak, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
Wing Sergeal Petersen has returned to the Free State Cheetahs starting lineup for the Currie Cup semi-final against the Lions in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
The Golden Lions and the Blue Bulls should win their respective semi-finals on Saturday and advance to the Currie Cup decider, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Niel Marais scored 17 points as the Free State Cheetahs romped to a 63-26 win over Griquas in the last round-robin game of the 2016 Currie Cup campaign.
Ox Nche will start at loosehead prop in one of three changes to the Free State Cheetahs starting lineup for Saturday's clash with Griquas in Bloemfontein.
Rayno Benjamin scored three tries as the Cheetahs sealed a 52-10 bonus-point win over the Pumas to reclaim their place at the top of the Currie Cup log, writes MARIETTE ADAMS.
The Springboks can learn a number of lessons from an effective sevens system that has resulted in consistent success for the Blitzboks, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
England’s success under Eddie Jones proves that Test teams are more than just the product of a national system. South African rugby would do well to take note, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Logic suggests that the pain of 2016 ended for Springbok supporters when the final whistle sounded on statistically the worst year of Bok rugby, writes MARK KEOHANE.
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