SA’s best fail to inspire hope

The disappointing derby at Newlands showed why South Africa’s best teams could be also-rans rather than genuine title contenders in the play-offs, writes JON CARDINELLI.

‘Time to revisit scrum laws’

What former Springbok coach NICK MALLETT had to say on SuperSport about Saturday's matches involving South African teams.

What we’ve learned

Five lessons from the 11th round of Vodacom Super Rugby, according to SIMON BORCHARDT.

Duane denies Bulls

Duane Vermeulen blocked a last-minute drop goal attempt to help the Stormers beat the Vodacom Bulls 15-13 at Newlands on Saturday. JON CARDINELLI reports.

Lions edge Ellis Park thriller

The Lions overturned a half-time deficit to claim a 34-29 bonus-point victory over the Cheetahs on Saturday. BRENTON CHELIN reports.

Grey Bloem hammer Klofies

Grey College ran in five tries to beat Waterkloof 29-3 at the Wildeklawer Super Schools festival on Saturday.

Jeppe snatch late win

Jeppe No 8 Hachivah Dayimani scored a last-minute try to give the festival hosts a dramatic 21-20 win against Maritzburg College on Saturday.

Wynberg whack Pearson

Festival hosts Wynberg Boys' High scored four tries to beat Pearson 27-6 on Saturday.

Schools rugby results (25 April)

All the scores from Saturday's rugby festivals taking place around the country.

Waratahs survive Rebels fightback

The Waratahs beat the Rebels 18-16 in Sydney on Saturday, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.

Crusaders bulldoze Blues

The Crusaders cruised to a 29-15 bonus-point win against the Blues in Christchurch on Saturday. JON CARDINELLI reports.

Ian Prior’s tip-tackle on Tim Nanai-Williams

The Force scrumhalf was red-carded in the 28th minute of the match against the Chiefs in Hamilton.

Pocock punishes hapless Highlanders

A first-half hat-trick from David Pocock helped the Brumbies to a convincing 31-18 win over the Highlanders in Canberra on Friday. BRENTON CHELIN reports.

Chiefs hold off fiery Force

The Chiefs kept pace at the top of the Vodacom Super Rugby log with a 35-27 bonus-point win over the 14-man Force in Hamilton on Friday, writes BRENTON CHELIN.

Pumas get past Valke

The Pumas beat the Valke 28-22 in Nelspruit on Friday, while the Free State XV were also victorious.

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