Ruben Schoeman has been slapped with a suspension for his controversial hit in the clash between the Lions and Dragons.
The Vodacom URC standings do not accurately represent the SA teams’ playoff challenge, especially given the advantage of playing in the Republic, argues MARK KEOHANE.
Ruan Nortje hopes to recover in time to feature for the Vodacom Bulls against the DHL Stormers in Cape Town before the close of 2023.
Vodacom Bulls flyer Stedman Gans continued his fine form this season with a brace of tries against the Sharks, which included a powerful brush-off of Makazole Mapimpi.
The SA revival continued in round 7 as the Bulls, Lions and Stormers clinched important home wins heading into a two-week pause in the competition. @Vodacom #URC
John Plumtree has lamented a lack of cohesion and dysfunctional set-piece performance from the Sharks in their heavy defeat to the Vodacom Bulls on Saturday. @Vodacom #URC
Akker van der Merwe and Stedman Gans scored two tries apiece as the Vodacom Bulls hammered the Sharks in the Vodacom URC in Pretoria on Saturday afternoon.
Jake White has emphasised the eight-point advantage from beating local rivals as the Vodacom Bulls and Sharks prepare to lock horns in Pretoria on Saturday.
The one consistent among South Africa’s trio of Vodacom URC coaches in Jake White, John Plumtree and John Dobson, was the size of their smile in welcoming back their World Cup title-winning Springboks.
John Plumtree said that having a bevy of World Cup winners at the Sharks won’t matter if they don’t gel as a team when two Bok-powered sides clash in Pretoria on Saturday.