Pollard: I’m in a great space

Handré Pollard is determined to make a meaningful impact for the Bulls and Boks after working his way back to fitness and form.

Exeter relinquish top spot

Wasps defeated the Exeter Chiefs 13-7, while there were also wins for the Newcastle Falcons, Saracens, Leicester Tigers, Northampton Saints and Worcester Warriors in the English Premiership.

Montpellier outclass Oyonnax to stay top

Ruan Pienaar and Nico Janse van Rensburg starred as Montpellier beat Oyonnax 43-30, while there were also Top 14 wins for Toulon, Pau, Toulouse, Lyon, Castres and Racing 92.

Du Toit boost for Stormers

Springbok lock Pieter-Steph du Toit has recovered from a back injury to be named in the Stormers' 27-man touring squad to Australasia.

Stormers on top – for now

The Stormers moved to the top of the South African conference standings, while the Lions began their campaign with an important win over the Sharks in round one, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Two former Boks to play for Force

World Cup-winning centre Jaque Fourie is set to make a playing return to rugby for the Force.

Varsity Cup preview (Round 4)

Pukke will be looking to remind the rest of the Varsity Cup competition of their attacking potency when they host UJ on Monday, while NMU play Wits, Maties face CUT and Shimlas travel to UCT.

Sharks press conference (Lions)

What Robert du Preez and Ruan Botha had to say after the Sharks' loss to the Lions.

Lions press conference (Sharks)

What Swys de Bruin and Warren Whiteley had to say after the Lions' 26-19 victory over the Sharks.

Stormers press conference (Jaguares)

Stormers coach Robbie Fleck and captain Siya Kolisi address the media after their 28-20 victory over the Jaguares.

Foreign scalps the measure of progress

The next few rounds of Super Rugby will give us a more accurate idea of where the South African teams stand in relation to their more fancied New Zealand counterparts, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Mbonambi blow for Stormers

Springbok hooker Bongi Mbonambi will miss the Stormers' tour to Australasia due to a burst appendix.

Highlights: Lions vs Sharks

The Lions scored four tries in their 26-19 win at Ellis Park.

Highlights: Stormers vs Jaguares

The Stormers scored three tries in their 28-20 win at Newlands.

Lions hold off Sharks

The Lions’ powerful scrum laid the foundation for a season-opening 26-19 victory over the Sharks at Ellis Park on Saturday. CRAIG LEWIS reports.

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