Can Sharks heavies go the distance?

Six Sharks forwards have played over 1,000 minutes of rugby in 2014 and will be hard-pressed to outlast a fresher Crusaders pack, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Beast ruled out of semi-final

Thomas du Toit looks set to continue in the Sharks front row this Saturday with news that injured Bok Beast Mtawarira did not make the journey to Christchurch.

Brumby Jack vs Tah Man (2010 throwback)

The Brumbies mascot has been told to sit in the stands for Saturday's semi-final in Sydney but he did get to take on the Waratahs four years ago.

Butch: Pat will just slot back in

Butch James says it won't be difficult for Pat Lambie to return to the Sharks' starting XV for their semi-final in Christchurch, writes BRENTON CHELIN.

Large squad for SA Schools trials

Saru has announced a squad of 55 players to attend the SA Schools trials in Kempton Park on Saturday.

Super Rugby teams (Semi-finals)

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

Potgieter, Folau back for Tahs

Jacques Potgieter and Israel Folau have returned to the Waratahs' starting XV for their semi-final against the Brumbies in Sydney on Saturday.

Torsten to lead Free State

Hooker-cum-flank Torsten van Jaarsveld will captain the Cheetahs in this year's Currie Cup.

Olympics provides eligibility loophole

The inclusion of sevens rugby at the 2016 Olympics will enable some players to change national allegiance ahead of the 2015 World Cup.

Rugby vs American football ultimate comparison

How rugby compares to American football when it comes to pre-game pump-up, touchdowns/tries, tackles, field goals, celebrations and cheerleaders.

Free safety would suit Habana

Bryan Habana has the physical tools and game-changing intuition to make a plausible switch to the NFL.

Hungry for more

Bryan Habana still wants to improve his game, score more tries and win more trophies, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Sharks start 10 points down

Dr Ross Tucker says the travel factor will make it difficult for the Sharks to beat the Crusaders in Christchurch, writes BRENTON CHELIN.

Chavhanga rewards White’s faith

Jake White’s loyalty to and investment in his players have paid off handsomely for the Sharks, writes MARK KEOHANE in Business Day.

‘Sharks can beat anybody’

Jake White believes the Sharks can win in Christchurch for the second time this season.

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