Super Rugby

Lions get big name sponsorships

Chinese proposed Brumbies sponsor Huawei and former Force Sponsor Emirates have signed on as Lions SR sponsors   Emirates, a global connector of people and their passions, and the Lions, one of South Africa’s top rugby teams, today announced a…

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…

Blues get reinforcements

The Blues have been bolstered by the return of World Cup winning All Blacks Jerome Kaino and Ma’a Nonu for Saturday’s match against the Cheetahs at Eden Park, with the destructive duo poised to resume their Blues careers from the…

McMeniman returns for Force

Wallaby forward Hugh McMeniman will return to the Western Force line-up for their blockbuster against reigning Asteron Life Super Rugby champions, the Chiefs, at the ‘Force Field’ (nib Stadium) on Saturday (22 March). McMeniman, who travelled to New Zealand last…

Lions team for Reds clash

Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has named his 23-man team to front the Queensland Reds at Ellis Park on Saturday evening. Ackermann has opted for consistency, making just one change to his starting XV for the encounter. In the forwards,…

Naka axe Lappies

Cheetahs coach Naka Drotské has dropped a selection bomb by axing star loose forward Pieter Labuschagne ahead of the Super Rugby Round Six encounter with the Blues on Saturday. Drotské made a number of changes to the team – all…