• The latest news and videos from the southern-hemisphere tournament involving teams from South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Argentina and Japan

    Lions secure third tour win

    The Lions ended their Australasian tour on a high with a thrilling 18-17 win over the Reds in Brisbane on Friday, writes BRENTON CHELIN.

    Burger must bully Highlanders

    An inspirational physical performance by Schalk Burger will improve the Stormers' chances of victory in Dunedin this Saturday, writes JON CARDINELLI.

    Bulls set for scrumming test

    The Vodacom Bulls will need to hold their own at the set pieces if they're to beat the Crusaders at Loftus on Saturday, writes JON CARDINELLI.

    Kanko can galvanise Sharks

    Ryan Kankowski must use the Sharks' dominance up front to make his mark against the Force in Durban on Saturday, writes BRENTON CHELIN.

    Pietersen must rediscover touch

    The Cheetahs will need Joe Pietersen to execute accurately if they're to prevent another drubbing in Hamilton on Saturday, writes BRENTON CHELIN.

    Whiteley can rattle Reds

    The Lions will be looking for another big performance from captain Warren Whiteley against the Reds in Brisbane, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.

    Kaino key for Blues at breakdown

    The Blues need Jerome Kaino to disrupt the Waratahs if they are to get that elusive first win of the season in Sydney on Saturday, writes MARIETTE ADAMS.