Just before joining the Italian coaching set-up, Franco Smith led the Cheetahs to Currie Cup glory. DYLAN JACK caught up with him before he jetted off. What was key to your Currie Cup preparations this year? There were two big things that happened. When I took over again after the 2017-18 Pro14 season, we lost a lot of players abroad…. Read more →
Following his international retirement, SA Rugby magazine reflects on the career and achievements of an absolute legend of the game, Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarria.
The Lions have announced that head coach Swys de Bruin will leave the union on mutual terms after seven years in Johannesburg.
Outgoing coach Franco Smith has expressed his delight after the Cheetahs survived a strong fightback from the Golden Lions to clinch a riveting 31-28 win in the Currie Cup final in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
The Free State Cheetahs produced a superior first-half performance to down the Golden Lions 31-28 in the Currie Cup final in Bloemfontein on Saturday, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The Pumas kept their place in the Currie Cup Premier Division with a comprehensive 49-5 win over the Griffons in the promotion-relegation playoff in Nelspruit on Friday.
Lions coach Ivan van Rooyen says his side will look to put together an 80-minute performance in the Currie Cup final against the Cheetahs on Saturday.
Gerhard Olivier will start in the only change to the Cheetahs starting lineup for the Currie Cup final against the Lions in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
Dylan Smith will start after the Lions have made one injury-enforced change to their starting lineup for the Currie Cup final against the Cheetahs.
Tyrone Green is set to play a surprising role as the Currie Cup final between the gung-ho Cheetahs and Lions may unexpectedly be decided by a kicking game, writes rugby analyst ZELIM NEL.