Spies back for Bulls

February 6, 2013 2
Pierre Spies will lead an experienced Vodacom Bulls side for their second friendly match of the season when they face the Toyota Cheetahs in Polokwane on Saturday. The Number 8 has 89 Super Rugby caps for the Bulls and will take to the field with a team where only two players have not played Vodacom…

Jean leads Stormers against Boland

February 6, 2013 0
Springbok captain Jean de Villiers will lead the DHL Stormers into battle in their second pre-season friendly of 2013, when the Men from the Cape take on neighbours, the Regent Boland Cavaliers, at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday (14h45). Release As promised, DHL Stormers coach Allister Coetzee has mixed up his selection this week…

Olympic gold may lure Kiwis

February 6, 2013 0
All Black Liam Messam is considering switching to Sevens rugby as the chance to win Olympic gold threatens to lure players from the 15-a-side ranks for the 2016 Rio Games. AFP Code-hopping former All Black Sonny Bill Williams, who has crossed back to rugby league, is also reported to be planning a return to union…

Historic ‘Gold Cup’ unveiled as Community Cup prize

February 6, 2013 0
The historic Gold Cup has been brought out of retirement and painstakingly restored as the ‘Holy Grail’ for club rugby players in the Cell C Community Cup, the South African Rugby Union (SARU) announced on Wednesday. Release The nine-carat gold trophy is one of the most expensive and historically significant trophies in the SARU collection.…

Club Rugby to get massive exposure, money

February 6, 2013 2
With the news that Cell C will sponsor the Community Cup, SARU have also revealed that the competition will get extensive television coverage. Release THE Cell C Community Cup is SARU's elite flagship club rugby tournament and coverage of the seven-week-long tournament is set to shine the spotlight on club rugby. The tournament features the…

Cell C Sponsors Community Cup

February 6, 2013 0
The Community Cup club rugby competition will be sponsored by cellphone company, Cell C, it was announced by the South African Rugby Union (SARU) on Wednesday. Release The three-year deal will underwrite a tournament that SARU has launched to give fresh impetus to the process of raising the profile of ‘open club’ rugby across South…

Cheetahs coach smiling

February 6, 2013 10
Cheetahs coach Naka Drotské admits he has a "nice" problem with eight of his nine loose forwards available for selection. Sport24 The successful return of Frans Viljoen and Juan Smith means the coach now has eight of his nine loose forwards available as they prepare for their pre-season game against the Bulls in Polokwane on Saturday.…