Daily Archives: March 24, 2014

Ikeys packing for Potchefstroom

A late penalty from replacement Rhyno Smith saw FNB NWU-Pukke clinch a 19-18 victory over NMMU in Potchefstroom to set up their first-ever home FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International final. NWU-Pukke will host the FNB UCT Ikey Tigers…

Lambie’s season curtailed

The Sharks have been dealt a sizeable blow with the news that highly-rated fly-half Pat Lambie’s Super Rugby season is over. Lambie picked up a knock early on in the Durban-based franchise’s narrow defeat to the Bulls at Loftus Versfeld,…

Liebenberg joins walking wounded

DHL Stormers hooker Tiaan Liebenberg has also flown home from his team’s Vodacom Super Rugby tour of Australia, joining Schalk Burger who returned to Cape Town on Sunday. Burger is out with a slightly torn quad muscle, whilst Liebenberg suffered…

Aussie get domestic series

Australian Rugby Union today announced nine teams will compete in the inaugural season of its new domestic rugby competition, the National Rugby Championship, which will kick off in August this year. The competition will include two teams from Queensland, four…

Super Rugby refs axed for poor displays

South African official Stuart Berry – who whistled the Queensland Reds off Ellis Park in Johannesburg on the weekend – is among four Super Rugby referees axed for poor performances. Berry, compatriot Lourens van der Merwe, Argentina’s Francisco Pastrana and Australian referee…

Matfield mastermind in Bulls

Bulls coach Frans Ludeke said that a few key ajustments made by Victor Matfield have been central to their recent success. The Bulls beat the Sharks in their return match at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday, handing the visitors their first…