World Cup-winning lock Lood de Jager will only feature for new club Sale Sharks in 2020 after sustaining a shoulder injury during the Springboks’ World Cup final win over England.
A roundup of what some of South Africa’s leading Sunday papers are saying, including an update on a potential mega-money takeover of the Bulls.
The Vodacom Blue Bulls claimed the U19 championship title with a 32-24 final win over Western Province at the City Park Stadium in Cape Town on Saturday.
The Sale Sharks have announced the signing of Vodacom Bulls scrumhalf Embrose Papier on a short-term loan deal during the World Cup.
The Vodacom Blue Bulls overturned a 17-point deficit to beat Western Province 33-27 and claim the U21 Championship title in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
Vodacom Bulls loose forward Ruan Steenkamp has joined Pro14 giants Edinburgh on a short-term loan deal during the World Cup.
Springbok and Vodacom Bulls prop Lizo Gqoboka has joined Top 14 giants Montpellier on a short-term loan deal during the World Cup.
Vodacom Bulls hooker Jaco Visagie has joined French Top 14 title-holders Toulouse on a short-term loan deal during the World Cup.
Vodacom Bulls flyhalf Marnitz Boshoff suffered a career-threatening injury in training at Loftus last week.
This weekend’s Currie Cup teams as they are announced.