Lions No 8 Kwagga Smith was sent flying through the air in a collision with Crusaders wing Sevu Reece, who scored a stunning try in Friday’s clash.
Criminal charges may be filed against former Bulls high performance manager, Xander Janse van Rensburg, who has been implicated in fraudulent dealings.
Former Sharks wing Tony Watson has written a scathing open letter to the team’s board following the Durban-based side’s poor run of results.
Talented flyhalf Richie Mo’unga has re-signed with New Zealand Rugby for a further three years.
The feature match in the South African conference this weekend is Saturday’s much-anticipated local Vodacom Super Rugby derby between the Stormers and the Vodacom Bulls in Cape Town.
Lions captain Warren Whiteley has failed a late fitness test and has been ruled out of their match against the Crusaders in Christchurch on Friday.
Robbie Fleck believes that Damian Willemse is the best fullback in the country and that he will offer the Stormers a host of options against a strong tactical Vodacom Bulls side. JON CARDINELLI reports.
JJ van der Mescht and Fezokuhle Mbatha will make their first starts for the Junior Boks in their tour opener against England in Coventry on Friday.
Siya Kolisi will start in one of seven changes to the Stormers’ run-on XV for Saturday’s clash against the Vodacom Bulls at Newlands.
Curwin Bosch will start at flyhalf in one of six changes to the Sharks team to face the Waratahs in Sydney on Saturday.