The crunch SA Shield derby at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday will showcase an electrifying showdown between Hollywoodbets Sharks Aphelele Fassi and Bulls playmaker Willie le Roux. @Vodacom #URC
The Sharks are on the hunt for a first win at Loftus Versfeld since last February against a Bulls side charging to end a five-game slump against SA opponents. @Vodacom #URC
Wandisile Simelane is in the stage of his career where potential needs to be realised and talent needs to meet temperament, writes DYLAN JACK.
Two Springbok-powered packs will collide when the Bulls host the Sharks on Saturday, but Ox Nche is up for the battle with Wilco Louw.
John Plumtree says Aphelele Fassi is showing signs of ridding himself of his inconsistencies after the Sharks fullback’s sensational start to the season. @Vodacom #URC
The Lions, Sharks and Bulls combined for a score of 183-60 in celebrating their return to SA in round 6 of the URC with three emphatic victories.
John Plumtree says there will be a “bedding-in” period for the returning Springboks, but hopes they can add a touch of ruthlessness to the winless Sharks.
Eben Etzebeth is among the five Springboks who will return to action for the struggling Sharks in their Vodacom URC clash with Dragons on Saturday.
The Boks more than earned a break after defending their World Cup title in France, but some should have been back on the field for their franchises sooner than others, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.
Sharks assistant coach Joey Mongalo says returning Springbok centre Lukhanyo Am is “hungry to play” against a “confrontational” Connacht side on Saturday.