Kings 22, Force 10

February 23, 2013 104
It is a funny thing to think that a teams first game could define their whole campaign, but this is more or less what the Kings face when they host the Force. Teams: Southern Kings: 15 SP Marais, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Ronnie Cooke, 12 Andries Strauss, 11 Marcello Sampson, 10 Demetri Catrakilis, 9 Shaun…

Cheetahs 22, Sharks 26

February 23, 2013 18
The Sharks team travel home to Bloemfontein to take on a Cheetahs side which promised much improvement from 2012. Teams: Cheetahs: 15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Willie le Roux, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Robert Ebersohn, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Johan Goosen, 9 Piet van Zyl, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Pieter Labuschagne, 6 Frans Viljoen,…

Boks and the breakdown – HM at work

February 23, 2013 11
"If there is one area that I think we can improve a lot, especially from the Springboks' side, it's our play at the breakdown." Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer is already hard at work, planning for a busy international season in 2013. Part of that includes 'observing' the development of the South African Super Rugby franchises.…

Reds 25 v Waratahs 17

February 23, 2013 5
It might be an Aussie derby, but there is no love lost between these two sides which should be a cracker of a game. Teams: Reds: 15 Mike Harris, 14 Dom Shipperley, 13 Chris Feauai-Sautia, 12 Ben Tapuai, 11 Digby Ioane, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Ben Lucas, 8 Jake Schatz, 7 Liam Gill, 6 Eddie…

Hurricanes 20, Blues 34

February 23, 2013 1
It is derby weekend for just about all teams, and if this NZ derby is anything like yesterday's, we are in for a treat. Teams: Hurricanes: 15 Andre Taylor, 14 Alapati Leiua, 13 Conrad Smith (captain), 12 Tim Bateman, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Brad Shields, 7 Karl Lowe, 6…