Schalk Brits cannot wait for the opportunity to lead through on-field actions as a largely unexpected season with the Vodacom Bulls beckons, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
Springbok and Vodacom Bulls scrumhalf Ivan van Zyl on his 2018 season, his rivalry with Embrose Papier and what he learned from the Test against England at Twickenham.
The Vodacom Bulls have been boosted by the return to fitness of several players a month before they play their opening Vodacom Super Rugby match against the Stormers.
Sharks flanker Jean-Luc du Preez will miss the start of the Vodacom Super Rugby season due to an injury sustained during a short-term stint in England, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
Sunwolves loose forward Sean McMahon has been ruled out of the entire Super Rugby season after picking up a foot injury that requires surgery.
Bulls lock Lood de Jager says his captaincy will be inspired by his experience under leaders who ‘stood up when the chips were down’.
Bulls hooker Schalk Brits on doing fitness tests at altitude, sending text messages to Schalk Burger and being called ‘oom‘.
Lood de Jager talks about being appointed Bulls captain, while others give their views on him.
The Waratahs have announced the signing of Pumas lock Le Roux Roets on a one-year deal.
South African centre Shane Gates is among the seven players announced as additions to the Sunwolves squad for Super Rugby.