2016 pre-season fixtures and results

All the warm-up matches leading up to the expanded 18-team Super Rugby tournament.

Bulls name new midfield

Jesse Kriel and Jan Serfontein will start in the Bulls midfield for their warm-up match against the Lions at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Saturday.

Blues, Canes beef up

The Blues and Hurricanes have both named teams packed with All Blacks for their pre-season clash in Eketahuna on Saturday. 

Pollard to miss Super Rugby

The Bulls have confirmed that star flyhalf Handré Pollard has been ruled out of the entire Super Rugby competition after tearing knee ligaments at a training session on Monday.

Jaguares to begin with a bang

The much-hyped Jaguares could make a big statement in the pre-season fixture against the Stormers this Saturday, writes JON CARDINELLI.

April at 10 for Sharks

Garth April will start at flyhalf in a new-look Sharks side to face Toulouse in a friendly match on Thursday.

Stormers welcome reinforcements

Stormers coach Robbie Fleck has welcomed the return of some key players who have completed duties with the Blitzboks and their Japanese clubs.

New-look Kings to face Cheetahs

Injuries have forced the Kings to reshuffle their side for Friday's pre-season match against the Cheetahs in Port Elizabeth.

Lood to run with Cheetahs

Bok lock Lood de Jager will start for the Cheetahs when they take on the Kings in a warm-up game in Port Elizabeth on Friday.

Squad movements for Blitzboks

The Blitzboks have bid farewell to Juan de Jongh, Cheslin Kolbe and Rayno Benjamin, while welcoming Ryan Kankowski and Hoffman Maritz into their training group.

Pre-season teams (Week 3)

Take a look at who's playing this weekend before you make your SuperBru and Fantasy League picks.

Highlights: Ikeys vs Shimlas (2016)

The Varsity Cup champions claimed a 23-17 victory at the Green Mile in Cape Town. 

Sharks count injury cost

Sharks flyhalf and captain Pat Lambie is set to miss the start of the Super Rugby season after suffering a shoulder injury in last Friday’s warm-up match against Toulon, writes CRAIG LEWIS.

Highlights: Tuks vs Pukke (2016)

The visitors scored four tries to win their opening Varsity Cup match 38-15 in Pretoria.

Blitzboks take stock

Blitzboks coach Neil Powell says he expects this season of the World Rugby Sevens Series to be a ‘rollercoaster’ ride, writes CRAIG LEWIS.

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