The Lions clinched a 56-20 bonus-point win over the Bulls in Pretoria on Saturday, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
Western Province edged Griquas 24-23 at Newlands, while there were also Currie Cup qualifier wins for the Blue Bulls, Leopards and Griffons on Saturday.
The Lions’ ability to cope in the absence of injured flyhalf Elton Jantjies will be key to their cause against the Bulls in Pretoria on Saturday, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
Marnitz Boshoff has replaced the injured Elton Jantjies in one of seven changes to the Lions’ starting lineup for Saturday’s clash with the Bulls at Loftus.
Elton Jantjies has been ruled out for three to four weeks after fracturing a finger against the Jaguares on Saturday.
The hosts ran in eight tries to claim a convincing 52-24 win at Ellis Park.
The Lions have strengthened their position at the top of the South African group while the Stormers have slipped down to fourth for the first time in 2016, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The Lions scored eight tries in their 52-24 hammering of the Jaguares in Johannesburg on Saturday. JON CARDINELLI reports.
Ruan Combrinck and his Lions teammates racked up some impressive running metres against the Jaguares, according to SARugbymag.co.za's Opta-powered stats.
The Boland Cavaliers scored two late tries to beat the Valke 24-22 in round seven of the Currie Cup qualifiers, while there were also wins for the Free State XV, Leopards, Western Province and Golden Lions XV on Friday.
Defence will be the best form of attack when the Lions host the freestyling Jaguares at Ellis Park on Saturday, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Lock Lourens Erasmus will earn his first start in one of six changes to the Lions run-on XV for Saturday's match against the Jaguares in Johannesburg.
Lions wing Ruan Combrinck has signed a deal that will keep him in Johannesburg until the end of the 2018 season.
The Lions have moved to the top of the South African group while the race for the Africa 1 title has opened up after the Stormers' unexpected draw in Singapore, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Allister Coetzee’s debut Springbok squad selection rewards Super Rugby form and represents SA Rugby’s transformation targets, writes MARK KEOHANE in Business Day.
Allister Coetzee's limited selection of overseas-based players in his first Bok squad sent out a much-needed statement of intent, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
Allister Coetzee has picked a group of players that can meet SA Rugby’s transformation requirements. Whether it can win major Tests and tournaments in 2016 is another story, writes JON CARDINELLI.
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