The Pumas, Western Province and Griquas all remain on track to challenge for Rugby Challenge honours after good wins this weekend.
Ruan Combrinck, Wandisile Simelane and Sylvian Mahuza have been named in the Golden Lions’ team to take on the Pumas in a Rugby Challenge clash on Saturday.
Western Province are among the five undefeated teams after three rounds in the highly-competitive Rugby Challenge following another weekend of high drama.
The SA Rugby magazine team rounds up some of the interesting snippets of news making headlines around the world.
Inny Radebe has been named on the bench for the Sharks XV for their Rugby Challenge clash against Western Province in Durban on Friday.
The Vodacom Blue Bulls and Golden Lions bagged big wins in round two of the Rugby Challenge, while the Sharks XV got their first victory on Saturday.
Embrose Papier has been included in the Vodacom Blue Bulls’ starting lineup for their Rugby Challenge match against the Welwitschias on Saturday.
The Pumas started their Rugby Challenge title defence by beating the Vodacom Blue Bulls 29-21, while there were wins for Boland, the Free State XV, Border, Western Province, Griquas, Griffons and the Golden Lions this past weekend.
The Border Bulldogs will participate in this year’s Rugby Challenge despite being put into administration because of financial problems in October.
The South African unions that host Vodacom Super Rugby franchises are reportedly no longer interested in participating in the Provincial Rugby Challenge.