Smal in WP & Stormers shake-up (Update) Read more

Smal in WP & Stormers shake-up (Update)

Western Province and the Stormers are set for a major shake-up next week, when Gert Smal will be appointed as Director of Rugby. The former Stormers head coach, who was Ireland forwards coach for four years and was also a Springbok assistant coach for the same period, returned to Cape Town and has been seen […]

Ikeys packing for Potchefstroom Read more

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 in the final on April 7 after edging the Madibaz in a dramatic finish as […]

Lambie’s season curtailed Read more

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, and though the initial prognosis was not too severe, it has been confirmed the pivot […]

Liebenberg joins walking wounded Read more

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 a lower neck impingement against the Brumbies on Saturday and will consult a specialist this […]

Aussie get domestic series Read more

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 from New South Wales and one each from, Victoria and Western Australia. Australian Rugby Union […]

Aplon leaves, Sevens Bok signs for Stormers Read more

Aplon leaves, Sevens Bok signs for Stormers

Veteran WP and Stormers utility back Gio Aplon will further his career abroad at the end of the 2014 Super Rugby season. However, two young backline talents have been signed to make up for his departure. With Aplon set to join French Top 14 club Grenoble later this year, two younger players will be available […]

Super Rugby refs axed for poor displays Read more

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 Angus Gardner were all stood down by governing body SANZAR on Monday. Date March 24, […]

Matfield mastermind in Bulls Read more

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 defeat of the season. When the two sides met in the first round of the […]