Super Rugby’s expansion revealed

April 30, 2014 25
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 the South African, Australian and New Zealand Rugby Unions. Pulver says that he has backed…

Steyn starts at 10

April 30, 2014 2
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 Fred Zeilinga will provide cover at flyhalf from the replacements bench. Steyn's move to flyhalf…

Jantjies start for Lions

April 30, 2014 3
  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 to the Stormers before their bye a fortnight ago. Warren Whiteley has made a full…

Pollard starts for Bulls

April 30, 2014 3
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 Junior World Cup winning players William Small-Smith and Handre Pollard in the starting team for…

Burger in Grant out for Stormers

April 30, 2014 1
  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 Kolisi at No.7 while Kurt Coleman will make his first start of 2014 in the…

Waratahs ring the changes

April 29, 2014 0
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 as they have won their last four matches and now top the New Zealand Conference.…

Stormers get double injury boost

April 29, 2014 1
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 to Cape Town to face the HIghlanders who will be coming off a victory over…

Are we lacking Skill or Fitness?

April 28, 2014 15
The All Blacks remain the world's best rugby team not just because they are better than everyone else but because they are fitter. So many times we ask why we always lose those close and important games against the men from  New Zeeland. The more things change, the more they stay the same: that much…

Coetzee:Stormers injuries the excuse

April 28, 2014 48
Stormers coach Allister Coetzee says that a lack on continuity in selections due to their unusually high injury rate is the main problem that they have struggled in Super Rugby this year. The 2011 and 2012 South African Super Rugby conference winners have dropped to the bottom of the Super Rugby standings and would be…

McCaw set for selection battle

April 28, 2014 0
  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 Blues in February and has had surgery on the thumb by having a screw inserted…

HC: Toulon 24, Munster 16

April 27, 2014 41
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 news earlier in the week when star flyhalf Jonny Wilkinson, as well as South African-born…

White : Highlanders outplayed the Sharks

April 27, 2014 3
Sharks Director of Rugby Jake White has admitted that they outplayed and outsmarted in their shock 18-34 loss to the Highlanders at home in Durban. The loss was the Sharks second of the season but their first at home in Durban where they have played most of their matches.vThe Sharks wanted to leave South Africa…

Cheetahs gets bonus point win

April 26, 2014 42
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 five points in the standings while the Stormers take nothing. The result moves the Cheetahs…

Sarries blow Clermont away to Final

April 26, 2014 2
Saracens will play in their first European Cup final after they blew Clermont Auvergne away in a 46-6 semifinal victory at Twickenham on Saturday. It ws a day of records for the English club as they eclipsed Leicester Tigers and London Wasps' previous highest score in a semifinal of 37 points and also took the…

Force win Bulls at their own game

April 26, 2014 8
The Force got back to winning ways when they won a try-less battle of the boot contest 15-9 against the Bulls at a wet and rainy nib stadium in Perth on Saturday. The result means that they Bulls failed to secure a victory on their tour of Australia and New Zealand. No South African team…
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