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.

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 too strong for 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.

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.

Stormers to play in Green Point

The Boland Kavaliers will host the Stormers at the Cape Town Stadium next Saturday.

Coetzee off to Japan

Stormers coach Allister Coetzee is set to join the Kobe Kobelco Steelers in Japan at the end of this year's Vodacom Super Rugby tournament.

Ashley Johnson’s dangerous tackle

The Wasps flanker received a three-week ban for this tackle on Leinster winger Dave Kearney.

Steyn admits French struggles

Morné Steyn says it has been tough to adapt to the rugby and language in France.

Lions mix and match

The Lions have named two sides of varying strengths to face Pukke and the Leopards in Potchefstroom on Saturday.

Johnson handed suspension

Wasps flanker Ashley Johnson has received a three-week ban for his tackle on Leinster winger Dave Kearney during a European Champions Cup fixture on Saturday.

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