The Sharks suffered a heavy loss to the Highlanders, the Cheetahs shocked the Stormers and the Bulls edged the Lions.
The Springboks will be stronger with Duane Vermeulen and Pierre Spies in the match 23, writes MARK KEOHANE in Business Day.
Yet another season is passing for the Stormers with no signs of progression. They are a franchise in crisis, writes RYAN VREDE.
Bakkies Botha has achieved the rarest of player goals: adding to a legend in the twilight of a career, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Six teams have a chance of winning the World Cup, which shows how strong the global game is, writes MARK KEOHANE in Sport Monthly.