Four former Springboks on whether Cheslin Kolbe's size would count against him at Test level and if he could move to scrumhalf.
The hosts moved to the top of the Africa 1 conference with a 17-13 win at Loftus.
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 Bulls edged the Stormers 17-13 in Pretoria on Saturday to move to the top of the Africa 1 conference. JON CARDINELLI reports.
Bulls flank Lappies Labuschagne put in a game-shaping defensive performance against the Stormers, 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.
The battle between the impressive yet relatively inexperienced Bulls second row and the Stormers' outstanding lock combination will shape the contest at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Eben Etzebeth will start for the Stormers against the Bulls at Loftus on Saturday.
Stormers co-captain Juan de Jongh will miss his team's clash with the Bulls at Loftus on Saturday.
Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth is expected to return for the Stormers' crucial clash against the Bulls this Saturday.
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.
The visitors scored a late try to snatch a 17-17 draw in Singpaore.
An 82nd-minute conversion by Brandon Thomson steered the Stormers to a 17-17 draw with the Sunwolves in Singapore on Saturday. JON CARDINELLI reports.
The Stormers' abject performance at the breakdowns and collisions forced them to chase the game in Singapore, according to SARugbymag.co.za's Opta-powered stats.
An improved performance on defence will boost the Stormers' chances of claiming a bonus-point win against the Sunwolves in Singapore on Saturday, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Allister Coetzee could select 10 players of colour, on merit, to start for the Springboks against Ireland, writes MARK KEOHANE in Business Day.
The loss of coaching intellect in South Africa is as damning and damaging as the ever-increasing player exodus overseas, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
Duane Vermeulen remains the Springboks’ best captaincy candidate and option at No 8, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Mallett selects his starting XV and bench for the first Test against Ireland.View all videos