The Blitzboks slumped to second in the World Sevens Series after a nightmare France leg, in what Neil Powell described as “the worst performance at a tournament in my career”.
The Blitzboks missed out on an opportunity to face rivals New Zealand for ninth place after suffering a narrow loss to Scotland in the semi-final in France on Sunday.
The Stormers are delighted to have won the SA Shield and secured a home quarter-final, but Steven Kitshoff knows there is still hard work ahead when the URC playoffs get under way in June. DYLAN JACK reports.
The Vodacom Bulls are reportedly in negotiations to extend captain Marcell Coetzee’s contract and would be willing to let the loose forward play in Japan as part of a new deal.
Jaden Hendrikse and Salmaan Moerat are set to be included in the Springbok squad for the upcoming Test series against Wales in July.
The Stormers ended the league stage of the URC with a last-gasp victory over Scarlets on Saturday to secure a home quarter-final, as well as the SA Shield title.
Vincent Tshituka produced yet another standout performance to help the Lions finish their inaugural URC season with a victory over the Dragons in Newport on Saturday.
Leinster beat Munster to keep the Stormers in second place and set up a Vodacom United Rugby Championship quarter-final between the Vodacom Bulls and Sharks at Loftus Versfeld.
Ruhan Nel scored a brace of tries to help the Stormers claim a late bonus-point win over the Scarlets in Llanelli on Saturday and secure a home Vodacom United Rugby Championship quarter-final.
The Lions fought back to close their Vodacom United Rugby Championship campaign on a high with victory over Dragons at Rodney Parade on Saturday.