Five capped Springboks combined to score all the Bulls’ tries as the log-leaders beat Western Province at Loftus Versfeld on Friday to secure home advantage in the Currie Cup final.
The Bulls team to take on Griquas at Loftus Versfeld on Wednesday is headlined by the return of three key players.
Centre Lionel Mapoe has been included in the Bulls side that will be captained by Marcell Coetzee in their match against the Lions in Pretoria on Sunday.
Former Springbok centre Lionel Mapoe has opened up about Stade Français’ turbulent times during Heyneke Meyer’s tenure in charge.
Springbok and former Lions centre Lionel Mapoe has signed a one-year contract with French club Nice, who will play in the newly formed National League this coming season.
SARugbymag.co.za looks back at the past weekend’s French Top 14 matches involving South African players.
Lionel Mapoe will start at inside centre for the Lions in their match against the Sunwolves in Singapore on Saturday.
Assistant coach Joey Mongalo says Springbok trio Elton Jantjies, Lionel Mapoe and Aphiwe Dyantyi will be utilised in the Golden Lions’ must-win game against the Pumas on Friday. MARIETTE ADAMS reports.
Elton Jantjies and Lionel Mapoe have both signed one-year contract extensions with the Lions.
Coach Swys de Bruin has made six changes to the Lions’ starting XV for Saturday’s crucial match against the Brumbies at Ellis Park.