Burger must bully Highlanders

An inspirational physical performance by Schalk Burger will improve the Stormers' chances of victory in Dunedin this Saturday, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Bulls set for scrumming test

The Vodacom Bulls will need to hold their own at the set pieces if they're to beat the Crusaders at Loftus on Saturday, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Kanko can galvanise Sharks

Ryan Kankowski must use the Sharks' dominance up front to make his mark against the Force in Durban on Saturday, writes BRENTON CHELIN.

Pietersen must rediscover touch

The Cheetahs will need Joe Pietersen to execute accurately if they're to prevent another drubbing in Hamilton on Saturday, writes BRENTON CHELIN.

Whiteley can rattle Reds

The Lions will be looking for another big performance from captain Warren Whiteley against the Reds in Brisbane, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.

Kaino key for Blues at breakdown

The Blues need Jerome Kaino to disrupt the Waratahs if they are to get that elusive first win of the season in Sydney on Saturday, writes MARIETTE ADAMS.

Perenara’s presence crucial for Canes

Hurricanes flyhalf James Marshall will benefit from having TJ Perenara at scrumhalf against the Rebels in Wellington, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.

Paul Roos brace for Affies pack

Paul Roos face Affies in the first Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools match of the season in Stellenbosch on Saturday.

Bulls shuffle pack for Saders

Vodacom Bulls coach Frans Ludeke has made four changes, all of them up front, for Saturday's match against the Crusaders at Loftus Versfeld.

Burger reaches 100 club

Schalk Burger will start at flank, while Juan de Jongh will captain the Stormers against the Highlanders in Dunedin on Saturday.

Deysel to skipper Sharks

Jean Deysel will lead the Sharks against the Force in Durban on Saturday, with Frans Steyn starting at flyhalf.

Rio 2016 rugby dates confirmed

Rugby sevens will make its Olympic Games debut on 6 August 2016.

Varsity Cup gets NFL posts

The Varsity Cup semi-finals and final will see the traditional rugby posts replaced with American football-style posts.

McCaw in, Carter at flyhalf

Richie McCaw will return for the Crusaders, while Dan Carter will start at No 10 against the Bulls at Loftus on Saturday.

SBW to face Cheetahs

Sonny Bill Williams has returned to the Chiefs starting lineup for their match against the Cheetahs in Hamilton.

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