The injection of speedster Aphiwe Dyantyi is the only change to the Sharks lineup to face the Vodacom Bulls in Pretoria on Saturday.
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.
The sun set on a spectacular @RugbyTens Championship tournament on Saturday when the Balkans Honey Badgers were crowned back-to-back franchise Champions at a packed Charles Morkel Stadium in ideal weather conditions in Strand in Cape Town, South Africa.
In a major coup for the Crusaders, the Super Rugby champions have re-signed one of New Zealand rugby’s all-time leading performers.
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.
Nizaam Carr said the Vodacom Bulls are excited to defend their home turf against the Sharks when the teams clash in Pretoria on Saturday afternoon.
Five World Cup-winning Springboks were nominated for the SA Rugby Player of the Year Award for 2023, with Eben Etzebeth up to defend the title he won last season.
Sharks boss John Plumtree has welcomed the boost from the returning Springboks for the team ahead of another tough assignment this weekend against the Vodacom Bulls.