2016 pre-season fixtures and results

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mastriet misfortune for Lions

The Lions have suffered a blow ahead of the Super Rugby season with winger Sampie Mastriet breaking his collarbone in a warm-up game last Saturday.

O’Connell calls it a day

Ireland great Paul O’Connell has retired from all rugby with immediate effect.

Pulu to miss start of Super Rugby

Augustine Pulu will be unavailable for the first eight to 10 weeks of the Chiefs' Super Rugby campaign due to a broken arm. 

Crusaders ready for Highlanders

Sam Whitelock will lead the Crusaders in their pre-season match against Super Rugby champions, the Highlanders, on Thursday.

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