Although the British & Irish Lions tour is fast approaching, Marcell Coetzee is fully aware of the need to remain focused on the task at hand as he captains the Bulls in Saturday’s Rainbow Cup final, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
United Rugby Championship CEO Martin Anayi says South African teams will add competitiveness to the newly-formed United Rugby Championship as he allayed concerns around any negative side effects of competition expansion. CRAIG LEWIS reports.
Loose forward Hacjivah Dayimani is set to make his debut for Western Province in their Currie Cup opener against the Blue Bulls on Saturday.
Springbok centre Lukhanyo Am says he is expecting big things from young compatriot Wandisile Simelane, who stands on the brink of a Test debut, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
The newly devised United Rugby Championship may bear similarities to the much-maligned Super Rugby conference format, but it’s the incentive of qualifying for European competition that makes it a game changer for South African teams, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
Springbok assistant coach Deon Davids says the Du Preez twins, Jean-Luc and Dan, have made a noticeable step up in their play while featuring for England club Sale Sharks, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
Jake White says the Bulls cannot wait to test themselves against a different opponent as they head towards the Rainbow Cup North vs South final against Benetton Treviso on 19 June.
Matthieu Jalibert contributed 20 points from the boot to earn Bordeaux Begles a victory over rivals Clermont Auvergne and see them march into the Top14 semi-final.
Chiefs wing Sean Wainui scored five tries as his side delivered a dominant second-half performance to put the Waratahs to the sword in Sydney.
The Rainbow Cup SA finale between the Bulls and Sharks on Saturday should once again showcase the best of what South African rugby has to offer, writes CRAIG LEWIS.