Read to lead Crusaders to eighth title

All Blacks No 8 Kieran Read will give the Crusaders an edge in the Vodacom Super Rugby final in Sydney on Saturday, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Same against for Saders

The Crusaders have named an unchanged side to take on the Waratahs in Saturday's Super Rugby final in Sydney.

Kriels pose twin threat

Jesse and Dan Kriel played together for the Junior Boks, writes SIMON BORCHARDT. Now they want to make their mark with the Bulls.

Blitzboks arrive back in SA

The Blitzboks talk about their gold medal win at the Commonwealth Games.

Watson boost for Kings

Luke Watson has recovered from a rib injury to lead the EP Kings in their final warm-up match against the Free State Cheetahs in Cradock on Friday.

Speight ruled out for a month

Fijian-born Brumbies wing Henry Speight will miss the start of the Rugby Championship with a hamstring injury.

Dagg vs Folau

The most complete Test fullback and the form player in Super Rugby will have game-shaping roles to play in this Saturday's final, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Etzebeth back in training

Springbok and WP lock Eben Etzebeth has returned to full training ahead of the Currie Cup and Rugby Championship.

Kiwis to pick big guns for Olympics

NZRU chief executive Steve Tew says several Super Rugby players and All Blacks will prioritise sevens in 2016 in the lead up to the Olympic Games.

Bok Women want to raise their game

The Springbok Women are determined to improve on their 10th-placed finish at the 2010 World Cup, when the 2014 edition kicks off on Friday. RORY KEOHANE reports.

Top 20 schools rankings (30 July)

HTS Louis Botha have replaced Affies at No 20 on the FNB rankings following their 41-22 win over Sentraal. 

Stevens comes full circle

The Sharks expect former England prop Matt Stevens to make a major impact when he returns to Durban in August, writes MIKE GREENAWAY.

Cheetahs refused Strauss request

Adriaan Strauss left the Cheetahs because they wouldn't agree to an independent investigation into their rugby.

Bulls poach Cheetahs stars

The Blue Bulls have signed Adriaan Strauss, Trevor Nyakane, Lappies Labuschagne and Jumba Ulengo.

Mtembu to skipper Sharks

Loose forward Lubabalo 'Tera' Mtembu will captain the Sharks during their 2014 Currie Cup campaign.

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