2016 pre-season fixtures and results

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

Bulls snatch victory over Lions

Jamba Ulengo scored a try in the final play of the game as the Bulls clinched a 28-24 win over the Lions in Polokwane on Saturday.

Stormers punish Jaguares

The Stormers beat the Jaguares 29-14 in an error-strewn friendly match at Newlands on Saturday, reports JON CARDINELLI.

France fightback floors Ireland

Maxine Médard scored a 70th-minute try as France beat Ireland 10-9 in Paris on Saturday. SIMON BORCHARDT reports.

Super Rugby’s first champions

New Zealand Herald rugby writer WYNNE GRAY looks at where the Blues players who won the inaugural Super 12 are now.

Blues crush Canes

The Blues beat the Hurricanes 40-12 in their pre-season match in Eketahuna on Saturday.

Sunwolves win first ever match

The Sunwolves beat a Japanese Top League XV 52-24 in Tokyo on Saturday.

Force douse Dragons’ fire

Luke Morahan scored two tries as the Force beat the Asia Pacific Dragons 34-26 in Perth on Saturday.

Cheetahs hold off Kings

The Cheetahs scored two second-half tries to beat the Kings 21-11 in their pre-season match in Port Elizabeth on Friday night.

Varsity Rugby Plays of the Week (8 February)

The best moments from the Varsity Cup and Varsity Shield.

Brumbies batter Reds

The Brumbies clinched a comprehensive 31-18 win over the Reds in a pre-season clash at Ballymore on Friday.

Chiefs pip Waratahs on hooter

The Chiefs scored a last-minute try to beat the Waratahs 17-12 in their pre-season friendly in Rotorua on Friday.

Formidable Jaguares to face Stormers

Argentina captain Agustín Creevy will lead the Jaguares in their pre-season match against the Stormers at Newlands.

Gold hails ‘fight’ of Sharks

Director of rugby Gary Gold is satisfied with the Sharks’ impressive performance against Toulouse.

April stars in Sharks win

Flyhalf Garth April scored 21 points in the Sharks' 31-17 win against Toulouse on Thursday. JON CARDINELLI reports.

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