Monthly Archives: February 2014

DHL Stormers 19, Hurricanes 18

It is another game that features two ‘losers’ from the first round – with the Hurricanes looking to score their first win at Newlands in almost a decade. Not since the four-point squeaker (23-19) in March 2006 have Hurricanes left…

Blues 15, Crusaders 17

Both teams come of disappointing starts to the season – ironically both losing by eight points. The Blues produced a strong second half, but still lost 21-29 to the Highlanders, who held a 24-0 lead at one stage. The Crusaders…

Two changes for Xerox Lions team

Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has named his 23-man outfit to do battle with the Vodacom Bulls in Pretoria on Saturday. Ackermann has opted for consistency, making just two forced changes to the Lions’ starting XV, that derailed the DHL…

Force team for Brumbies challange

Lock Hugh McMeniman and flanker Chris Alcock have returned to the starting XV for the Western Force’s clash against the Brumbies at the ‘Force Field’ (nib Stadium) this Saturday night (1 March). McMeniman’s selection in the starting line-up completes his…

Hooper to captain NSW

Michael Hooper will now lead the NSW Waratahs for the first time this Saturday after the late withdrawal of Dave Dennis. Initially expect to by be fit, Dennis has failed to recover from a knee injury sustained in Sunday’s bonus-point…

Reds annouce strong team

St.George Queensland Reds head coach Richard Graham has named an unchanged side to take on the Waratahs in Sydney this weekend. Graham said he wanted to reward the 23-man squad that secured a 27-17 win over the Brumbies in their…

Eight debutants for Rebels

RaboDirect Rebels Head Coach Tony McGahan has named rookie Sean McMahon at blindside flanker as one eight new faces in the side for the Club’s first game of the 2014 Asteron Life Super Rugby season, against the Cheetahs at 7:30pm this…

Lions wary of ‘flying too high’

Lions coach Johan Ackermann has cautioned against too high expectations from his team, despite their unbeaten start upon their return to Super Rugby. A one-point squeaker against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein was followed by a clinical 24-point destruction of the…

Bulls hunt Potgieter, Smith

The Bulls are keen to lure former captain Dewald Potgieter back to Pretoria and have also shown interest in former Springbok flank Juan Smith. Potgieter left the Bulls last year to play for Japanese club, Yamaha Jubilo, but according to…