Maku out of Super Rugby

The Vodacom Bulls will be without hooker Bandise Maku for the Super Rugby season after he tore his pectoral muscle against the Cheetahs in Polokwane.

Another Super snooze awaits

Vodacom Super Rugby in its current format offers nothing to be excited about and the expanded version in 2016 will do nothing to invigorate a waning brand, writes RYAN VREDE.

Murray returns to Sharks

Waylon Murray has been given a one-year deal with the Sharks after impressing during pre-season training.

Lions’ Boks sign new deals

Springbok trio Marnitz Boshoff, Julian Redelinghuys and captain Warren Whiteley have all extended their contracts with the Lions until 2016.

Kriel eyes starting berth

Jesse Kriel enhanced his claims for the Vodacom Bulls No 15 jersey with an impressive showing in their season opening warm-up match against the Cheetahs on Saturday, writes BRENTON CHELIN.

Stormers’ big guns to face Cheetahs

The Stormers are set to field a full-strength team for their pre-season match against the Cheetahs at Newlands on Friday night.

Setback for Sergeal

Cheetahs wing Sergeal Petersen will be sidelined for between six and eight weeks after breaking his jaw against the Bulls.

Johnson’s Wasps march on looks back at the past weekend's European Champions Cup, European Challenge Cup and Japanese Top League matches, which involved South African players.

Six SA refs for Super Rugby

South African referee Jaco van Heerden has been promoted to the Vodacom Super Rugby panel.

Varsity Cup trials ‘defensive scrumhalf’

The scrumhalf defending the scrum in this year's Varsity Cup will not be allowed to pass the mouth of the scrum once the ball has been inserted.

Wales prop has no regrets

Adam Jones says he's ‘at peace’ with himself over his decision to retire from international rugby.

Saracens through despite loss

Saracens qualified for the quarter-finals of the European Champions Cup despite going down 18-6 against Clermont at Stade Marcel-Michelin on Sunday.

Wild Knights book place in final

Defending champions Panasonic Wild Knights defeated Frans Steyn's Toshiba Brave Lupus 50-15 in the second Top League semi-final.

Pienaar puts Youngs in his place

Ruan Pienaar showed just why he is so highly regarded in Europe with another composed showing for Ulster, writes BRENTON CHELIN.

Stormers fire late to sink Eagles

The Stormers scored five tries to beat SWD 34-3 in a warm-up match in George on Saturday.

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