Vodacom Bulls loose forward Arno Botha says he is looking forward to catching up with his old teammates when Munster travel to Pretoria for the first Vodacom United Rugby Championship match at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.
Damian Willemse, Marvin Orie and Salmaan Moerat are back in training with the Stormers and are all expected to be involved in Saturday’s Vodacom United Rugby Championship match against Zebre in Cape Town.
The four weeks they have already experienced coupled with what they learned about a possible shift in global rugby power during the break that followed should mean the South African teams will take a different perspective into the restart of the Vodacom United Rugby Championship compared to what they started with.
Munster coach Johann van Graan has said it is good to be back in his hometown of Pretoria ahead of the Vodacom United Rugby Championship clash against the Vodacom Bulls. #URC
Legendary Springbok prop Jannie du Plessis returned to training with his Lions teammates on Monday despite the untimely and tragic loss of his infant son less than a week ago.
Wing Stravino Jacobs says he is ready to take what he learned from the senior players in the Vodacom Bulls squad to improve himself in the upcoming South African leg of the United Rugby Championship.
Adré Smith’s appeal against the guilty verdict and subsequent suspension he received for allegedly bitting an opponent in the Stormers’ United Rugby Championship match against Munster earlier this year been successful.
Ulster have reportedly aborted their quest to add another Springbok forward to their payroll due to contractual issues.
The enthralling and absorbing Autumn Nations Series is about to conclude, and it’s been a helluva ride. However, rugby does not stop and we will be treated to some of the best club rugby over the summer both abroad and locally.
Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber confirmed that Sbu Nkosi and Aphelele Fassi have been released from the touring squad to join the Sharks and will depart for South Africa on Wednesday evening.