Etienne Fynn has revealed why the Sharks opted against splitting their squad for the Currie Cup and United Rugby Championship.
Frans Malherbe remains unavailable for Stormers selection ahead of their United Rugby Championship match against rivals the Vodacom Bulls on Saturday.
Springbok and Bulls legend Fourie du Preez will provide input as a part-time coaching consultant and mentor at the Vodacom Bulls.
Springbok great Victor Matfield has come out in defence of Munster coach Johann van Graan in the wake of widespread criticism against him in Irish rugby circles.
Springbok lock RG Snyman has extended his contract with Munster until 2024, the Irish club announced on Wednesday.
Johann van Graan has hit back at suggestions he is not committed to Munster and dismissed ill-advised recommendations that he should step down from his position as head coach prematurely.
In his first contact training session since suffering a knee injury, Rosko Specman produced some hot side-stepping that put Cheetahs teammate Oupa Mohoje flat on his back.
The Lions have confirmed they will utilise two different squads for the Vodacom United Rugby Championship and Currie Cup competitions.
Assistant coach Nazeem Adams says Western Province won’t use the same blueprint in their quest for the Currie Cup title as the one the Stormers employ in the United Rugby Championship.
Former Ireland scrumhalf Peter Stringer has torn into Johann van Graan, saying the South African is no longer sufficiently emotionally invested in Munster.