The Sharks and Vodacom Bulls drew their pre-season match in Ballito 7-7 after a scoreless second half.
Chiefs scrumhalf Brad Weber scored a hat-trick to help his side to a 38-26 victory against the Brumbies on the Sunshine Coast. Both sides named strong starting lineups for this Super Rugby warm-up match, with Sam Cane leading an All Blacks-laden Chiefs outfit, while Christian Lealiifano captained a Brumbies lineup featuring Wallabies Tevita Kuridrani and Henry Speight. The Brumbies were… Read more →
Lock Lood de Jager has been appointed as captain of an extended Bulls team to take on the Jaguares in their warm-up game at Loftus on Saturday. Bulls boss John Mitchell has named a 38-man match-day squad for his team’s last pre-season outing before they kick off their Super Rugby campaign against the Hurricanes on 24 February. De Jager is… Read more →
The Stormers drew 26-26 with the Bulls in a Super Rugby warm-up match in Wellington on Saturday.
The Sharks have named a powerful side for Saturday’s friendly against Racing 92 in Hong Kong.
The Sharks have called up 21-year-old scrumhalf Grant Williams as a replacement for the injured Louis Schreuder. Williams joins Cameron Wright as the scrumhalves in the Sharks squad to face Racing 92 in Hong Kong on Saturday. He is a Paarl Gim graduate and previously played for the Sharks U21 and U19 sides, as well as for College Rovers. Schreuder… Read more →
Wing Makazole Mapimpi scored a brace as the Sharks beat the Bulls 31-14 in their pre-season warm-up in Polokwane on Saturday. While the Bulls split their squad into two groups for this game and the clash against the Lions earlier in the day, the Sharks utilised their entire playing squad in this encounter. Coach Robert du Preez fielded a strong XV… Read more →
The Lions scored 10 tries in their 66-22 pre-season win against the Bulls at Ellis Park on Saturday. Not too much should be read into this result. Both teams used the match to test fringe players in their Super Rugby squads, with another Bulls squad playing the Sharks in Polokwane later in the day. The Bulls led 10-5 after 26… Read more →
Sharks coach Robert du Preez has named two separate teams to play in their Super Rugby warm-up match against the Bulls in Polokwane on Saturday. Du Preez selected a first-half team (captained by Ruan Botha) and a second-half team (captained by Franco Marais) in order to test the various combinations in the squad. The side which will play first sees… Read more →
Howard Mnisi will make his long-awaited return from injury when the Lions take on the Bulls in a Super Rugby warm-up at Ellis Park on Saturday. Mnisi, who suffered a season-ending knee injury in the Lions’ Super Rugby opener in February last year, has been named at inside centre for the match against the Bulls. Coach Swys de Bruin has… Read more →