Duane Vermeulen’s match-up with Phendulani ‘Phepsi’ Buthelezi is worth the ticket price alone when Ulster and the Cell C Sharks clash for the first time in their history in the final round of the Vodacom United Rugby Championship.
Phepsi Buthelezi and the Sharks are wary of the threat posed by a second-string Leinster outfit that boasts a host of international players.
SuperSport pundits Swys de Bruin and Hanyani Shimange discuss which local No 8 could eventually take over from Duane Vermeulen at Springbok level.
As the South African teams prepare to complete the opening four-match tour of the inaugural Vodacom United Rugby Championship, which player has made the most of the opportunity?
Phepsi Buthelezi will captain the Sharks squad, which includes veteran additions Ruan Pienaar and Tian Meyer, during a four-match Vodacom United Rugby Championship tour of Europe.
The results are in and SARugbymag.co.za readers have snubbed fan-favourite Western Province loose forward Evan Roos in the poll for the Most Valuable Player of the 2021 Currie campaign.
The 22-year-old eighthman of the Sharks, Phepsi Buthelezi, will captain the side during the 2021 Currie Cup campaign.
Bulls veterans Morné Steyn, Cornal Hendricks and Gio Aplon again showed this past weekend that they’ve still got what it takes to keep up with the younger generation in both attack and defence.
Sharks star Phepsi Buthelezi says it is fantastic to play among some of the country’s best loose forwards in the Vodacom Super Rugby Unlocked competition.