Monthly Archives: April 2014

Super Rugby’s expansion revealed

Australian Rugby Union Boss Bill Pulver has revealed details about the proposed expanded format for Super Rugby from 2016. Super Rugby’s organizers SANZAR want to expand the 15 team tournament as they believe it will bring in more money for…

Steyn starts at 10

Sharks Director of Rugby Jake White has named his team to play the Rebels in Melbourne with Frans Steyn starting in the number 10 jersey. Steyn’s move from centre to flyhalf sees Tim Swiel being dropped from the teams and…

Jantjies start for Lions

  Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has named Elton Jantjies to start at flyhalf against Super Rugby Champions the Chiefs in Hamilton with Marnitz Boshoff on the replacements bench. Ackermann has made one change to the forward pack that lost…

Pollard starts for Bulls

The Bulls have named their team to play the Cheetahs this weekend at Lotfus Versfeld in Pretoria with Handre Pollard starting ahead of Jacques-Louis Potgieter. Bulls coach Frans Ludeke tweaked his backline with a new midfield combination and has included…

Burger in Grant out for Stormers

  Stormers head coach Allister Coetzee has made four changes to the side that lost to the Cheetahs for this weekend’s Super Rugby match against the Highlanders. The most notable change is the return of Schalk Burger who replaces Siya…

Waratahs ring the changes

The Waratahs have named a team with several changes to the one that lost to the Blues in Auckland for this week’s Super Rugby match against the Hurricanes. The Waratahs host the Hurricanes who are Super Rugby’s form team currently…

Stormers get double injury boost

The Stormers have been given a boost for their match against the Highlanders as hooker Scarra Ntubeni and wing Sailosi Tagicakibau will be available for selection. The Stormers lost to the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein last week but have returned home…

McCaw set for selection battle

  Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder has confirmed that All Black captain Richie McCaw should be available for selection in this week’s Super Rugby match against the Brumbies but has not guaranteed his return. McCaw broke his thumb playing against the…

HC: Toulon 24, Munster 16

Toulon, the reining champions take on Munster – who have tasted European Cup glory themselves twice – in the first semifinal match at the Stade Vélodrome.   The french side are so far unbeaten in the competition and received good…

Cheetahs gets bonus point win

The Cheetahs won their second Super Rugby match of the 2014 season when they beat the Stormers 35-22 with a bonus point in Bloemfontein. The Cheetahs outscored the Stormers by five tries to three in the contest and they take…