Stormers hold off Cheetahs

The Stormers fended off a second-half fightback from the Cheetahs to claim a 39-31 victory at Newlands on Friday evening, writes BRENTON CHELIN.

Wild Knights retain Japanese crown

JP Pietersen's Panasonic Wild Knights secured their second consecutive Top League title as they defeated Yamaha Júbilo 30-12 in the Tokyo final.

Reaction from Saracens vs Bulls

Pierre Spies talks about the Bulls' six-try 39-26 win in London.

Lions dominate in Potch

The Lions ran out comprehensive victors in their two warm-up matches in Potchefstroom on Saturday.

Bulls smash Sarries

The Vodacom Bulls scored six tries in a convincing 39-26 win against Saracens in London on Saturday, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Coetzee focused on Stormers

Allister Coetzee says his focus remains with the Stormers despite seemingly headed for Japan after the Vodacom Super Rugby season.

Force slay Dragons

The Force picked up their second consecutive pre-season win as they defeated the Asia Pacific Dragons 38-19 at the McGillivray Oval on Saturday.

Rebels suffocate Reds

The Rebels scored four converted tries to beat the Reds 28-13 in Cairns on Saturday. 

Highlanders edge Brumbies

The Highlanders produced a stunning second-half comeback to defeat the Brumbies 24-19 in Wagga Wagga on Saturday.

Canes down Saders

The Hurricanes resisted a late onslaught from the Crusaders to record a 41-31 win in their pre-season match in Eketahuna on Saturday.

Habana’s hot streak continues

Bryan Habana scored yet another try for Toulon as they beat Bayonne 24-17 at the Stade Mayol on Friday.

Saffa Dragon calls it quits

South African-born Wales flank Andries Pretorius has been forced into retirement by a rare auto-immune condition.

Bismarck retains Sharks captaincy

Bismarck du Plessis has been named Sharks squad captain for the upcoming Vodacom Super Rugby season as part of a four-man leadership group.

Bok duo miss Toulon trip

Willem Alberts and Jannie du Plessis have been excluded from the Sharks' 26-man squad for the pre-season match against Toulon at the Stade Mayol next Thursday.

Pretorius off to Wales

Cheetahs scrumhalf Sarel Pretorius will join the Newport Gwent Dragons at the end of the season on a long-term deal.

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