Tour a watershed for Boks

The Springboks must use the four-Test tour of Europe to settle on a game plan and develop a squad with the 2019 World Cup in mind, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Another Bok back for Sharks

The Sharks are expected to unleash Springbok star Jean-Luc du Preez in Saturday’s semi-final against the Blue Bulls in Durban, writes CRAIG LEWIS.

Louw cited for eye-gouge

Francois Louw has been cited for allegedly making contact with the eye area of Marco Fuser.

Dippenaar calls it a day

Blitzbok Stephan Dippenaar has retired from rugby and will join a family farming business near Moorreesburg in the Western Cape.

Hansen on All Blacks depth

Coach Steve Hansen talks about how the All Blacks' depth has been tested this year.

Win a set of four General Tire tyres worth up to R10,000! has a set of four branded passenger, SUV or 4x4 General Tire tyres to give away each week for the next seven weeks in the build-up to the Cape Town Sevens.

Sharks can rein in Bulls

The Sharks have the defence as well as the kicking game to contain the tournament-leading Blue Bulls attack in the semi-final at Kings Park on Saturday, writes JON CARDINELLI.

WP ponder backline posers

Western Province coach John Dobson admits there will be lots to debate when weighing up the best backline composition for Saturday’s semi-final against the Golden Lions at Newlands, writes CRAIG LEWIS.

Lions not interested in Paige

Golden Lions CEO Rudolf Straeuli has denied reports that the union is set to sign Bulls scrumhalf Rudy Paige.

Wales wing won’t face Boks

George North will miss Wales' end-of-year Tests after sustaining a knee injury while playing for Northampton against Saracens on Sunday.

Smit’s top three captains

Former Springbok captain John Smit picks the three greatest captains he played against.

Adrian Jacobs’ Perfect XV

The former Bok centre selects a team of the best he played with or against.

Hansen: SBW doing the hard work

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has defended under-fire centre Sonny Bill Williams.

Gatland won’t coach Lions again

Warren Gatland says he will not coach the British & Irish Lions on their tour of South Africa in 2021.

Bitten hooker feared amputation

Ospreys hooker Scott Baldwin feared he could lose his hand after being bitten by a lion in South Africa.

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