Jake White says rugby union needs a player draft system in order for South African Super Rugby franchises to catch up to their New Zealand counterparts. The 2007 World Cup-winning coach believes SA Rugby must embrace professionalism and implement an annual draft that would allow top players to be shared among the Super Rugby franchises. ‘The NFL has marketed the… Read more →
Sunwolves coach Jamie Joseph says his side’s biggest challenge is the lack of a break between the Japanese Top League and Super Rugby seasons.
A comprehensive list of Super Rugby player transfers ahead the 2018 season.
A list of the current transfers for the 2018 Super Rugby sides. Jaguares IN Thomas Cubelli (Brumbies) Out Christian Bartolioni (SA XV Charente) Ramiro Herrera (Stade Francias) Brumbies In Mees Erasmus (Perth Spirit) Folau Fainga’a (NSW Country Eagles) Richie Arnold (Western Force) Darcy Swain (Canberra Vikings) Lachlan McCaffrey (Leicester Tigers) David Pocock (return from sabbatical) Isi Naisarani (Western Force) Matt… Read more →
Former Bulls and Stormers wing Gerhard van den Heever has been included in the Sunwolves’ squad for the 2018 Super Rugby season. Along with Van den Heever, who has mostly recently played for Irish club Munster and Yamaha Júbilo in Japan, the Sunwolves also named other South Africans Wimpie van der Walt, Ruan Smith, Grant Hattingh and Willie Britz in their squad… Read more →
Former Sharks prop Mees Erasmus has been named in the Brumbies’ squad for the 2018 Super Rugby season. Erasmus, who attended Hoërskool Ben Viljoen and played for the Sharks at U21 level and in the Vodacom Cup, is one of nine new signings. The 23-year-old joins the Brumbies after spending two seasons at the Western Force as part of their… Read more →