Warren Whiteley has been ruled out of action for six weeks after suffering a shoulder injury in Port Elizabeth.
The Blue Bulls will host the Sharks XV in what should be an absorbing encounter on Friday, writes MARIETTE ADAMS.
The Pumas beat the Golden Lions XV 35-24 in Nelspruit, while there were also Currie Cup Qualifier wins for the Blue Bulls, Griquas and Western Province on Saturday.
Warren Whiteley says ruling himself out of contention for the Blitzboks’ Olympic squad was one of the toughest decisions he’s had to make in his career, writes CRAIG LEWIS in Stellenbosch.
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.
Faf de Klerk's heroics in Port Elizabeth prevented the Springboks from suffering a home series loss to Ireland, writes MARK KEOHANE in Business Day.
The decision to retain Adriaan Strauss as Springbok captain for the rest of the year is perfectly understandable, but it should not compromise the possibility of a national recall for Bismarck du Plessis, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
The Springboks dodged a bullet in Port Elizabeth, but they may not be ready for the rapid fire that awaits them in the Rugby Championship, writes JON CARDINELLI.
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