2016 pre-season fixtures and results

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

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.

Strong Jaguares for SA trip

The Jaguares have named a powerful 34-man squad for their South African tour, with the Argentine side set to face the Stormers in a Super Rugby friendly this Saturday.

Stander takes Six Nations by storm looks back at the past weekend's English Premiership, Celtic Pro12 and Six Nations matches, involving South African players.

SA rugby must get mojo back

South African rugby is desperately in need of a good-news story, with the general perception of the game’s current state of affairs having dwindled to an undeniably low ebb, writes CRAIG LEWIS.

What we’ve learned

Five lessons from the past weekend's pre-season and Six Nations matches, according to SIMON BORCHARDT.

Halfbacks may hamper Stormers

The success of the Stormers' new approach will hinge on the decision-making of their halfbacks, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Stander stars in stalemate

CJ Stander proved his Test credentials as Ireland and Wales drew 16-16 in Dublin on Sunday. SIMON BORCHARDT reports.

Hougaard moves on

Former Bulls flyhalf Derick Hougaard will not attempt a comeback three years after retiring from the game.

2016 Sydney Sevens Cup final

New Zealand scored after the hooter to beat Australia 27-24.

Highlights: Ireland vs Wales (2016)

CJ Stander excelled as the teams drew 16-16 in Dublin.

Saru punishes Roux

Embattled Saru CEO Jurie Roux will no longer lead the search for the new Springbok coach.

Blitzboks finish fourth

The injury-hit Blitzboks suffered a 12-7 defeat to Australia in their Sydney Sevens Cup semi-final, before then losing 26-12 to Fiji in the third-place play-off on Sunday. CRAIG LEWIS reports.

England edge brave Scots

George Kruis and Jack Nowell scored for England as they clinched a 15-9 win over Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday. CRAIG LEWIS reports.

Highlights: Scotland vs England (2016)

The visitors scored two tries to win 15-9 at Murrayfield.

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