The injection of speedster Aphiwe Dyantyi is the only change to the Sharks lineup to face the Vodacom Bulls in Pretoria on Saturday.
Rosko Specman returns to the sevens circuit in Dubai this weekend, and is set to boost the Blitzboks with on-field sorcery like this mesmerising run against New Zealand.
Lock Adre Smith says that playing at the Danie Craven Stadium this weekend will suit the DHL Stormers and the pack’s set-piece performance down to the ground.
John Dobson has praised the rise of locks Ruben van Heerden and Adre Smith as the DHL Stormers look to emerge from under a “dark cloud” this weekend.
Leicester Tigers are hopeful that Jasper Wiese will commit his future to the Premiership club with the World Cup-winning Springbok No 8 set to snub a move to Stade Francais.
In a major coup for the Crusaders, the Super Rugby champions have re-signed one of New Zealand rugby’s all-time leading performers.
Springbok enforcer Eben Etzebeth marked his return for the Sharks with a barnstorming try at Kings Park, before signing balls and posing for photos post-match.
Scrum plough Wilco Louw’s return to South Africa has given horns to a raging Vodacom Bulls set piece and life to his hopes of harvesting a Springboks recall.
Veteran playmaker Justin Geduld has emphasised building on the Blitzboks’ strong track record in Dubai, while leveraging past learnings for success this weekend.
Veteran loose forward Nizaam Carr is inspired by former teammates Deon Fourie, Siya Kolisi and Eben Etzebeth to not give up on playing for the Springboks again.