Southern Kings touring squad for Argentina announced

April 27, 2016 0
Southern Kings head coach Deon Davids has announced his 25 man touring squad for the Southern Kings trip to Argentina this weekend. The squad includes Edgar Marutlulle and Sti Sithole, both of whom missed out on the match against the Emirates Lions last week due to injury. Stefan Willemse, who has played at both lock…

Playing smart and some advice for the Beast

April 10, 2016 4
Passing and how the forwards take up the ball- the art of passing. Either players in South Africa have been instructed not to pass or they find the art pointless is debateable. Countless times this weekend players and more worryingly midfielders (12 & 13) have the option to pass when there are players on the…

Lessons from Lions v Crusaders

April 2, 2016 3
  The Lions will look back a rue a few errors that they created on their own. It was end to end stuff and it will take some performance from the teams that today to beat the show the Crusaders and the Lions put on yesterday. With Johann Ackermann admitting the side just have to…

Do officials crave the limelight too?

March 20, 2016 24
Officials Officials are starting to act like neglected kids who have always sought attention with atrocious calls and decisions every week. It is as if they want to be in the headlines every week and for all the wrong reasons. Some may call the criticism unfair but its warranted with the number of high profile…

Who was that Cyle Brink?

March 20, 2016 10
Position Flanker Date of Birth 16/01/1994 (22 years) Place of Birth Johannesburg, RSA Height: 190cm Weight: 118kg   [caption id="attachment_63163" align="aligncenter" width="481"] Credit: Willem Loock Photography[/caption] A lot of fans were wondering who he was. Some Lions fans looked so disappointed in the injury to Jaco Kriel they felt the side would drop off in…

A view from the couch..

March 13, 2016 0
  The Sunwolves have bite For a team that had under two weeks in pre-season the Wolves managed to play a brave, exciting game The Cheetahs should have been worried at some stage and if it wasn’t for the replacements early on from Franco Smith they could have lost. The Cheetahs will take pride in…

Sharks name squad for coastal battle

March 10, 2016 0
  Last week’s match against a Jaguares team filled with Internationals was billed as a clash of near Test match proportions and this weekend is no different when the Cell C Sharks take on the Stormers in a round three Vodacom Super Rugby clash of huge proportions at Newlands in Cape Town. Director of Rugby…

Janse van Rensburg pick of Lions team

March 10, 2016 1
      The Lions have managed to make five changes to the squad that beat the Chiefs in Hamilton. Rohan Janse van Rensburg will get to line up opposite All Black Malakai Fekitoa, Robbie Coetzee returns in place of Malcolm Marx while young Jaco van der Walt will start at fullback in place of Andries…

Lions name 23 to face SunWolves

February 25, 2016 8
  The Lions have named a strong side to take on the SunWolves in Tokyo and this side has the perfect balance between brute force, skill and speed. This will be a historic clash as the SunWolves take on the Currie Cup champions of South Africa.   Ruan Dreyer Robbie Coetzee Julian Redelinghuys Andries Ferreira…

Kings team to play Cheetahs

February 10, 2016 0
  The Southern Kings team will run out against the Toyota Cheetahs on Friday under the leadership of Steven Sykes. Announcing his extended 26-man squad for the game at a press conference this afternoon, head coach Deon Davids said he was looking forward to the Kings first game against another Vodacom Super Rugby side this…

Cheetahs 2016 home and away kit

February 7, 2016 1
The Cheetahs have unveiled their new kit for the 2016 Super Rugby season, with a return to a traditional all-white home strip and an all-orange away strip. The design celebrates the 2016 season being the first time the Free State Cheetahs will play as the sole custodians of the Cheetahs Super Rugby franchise, having shared…

Cheetahs name side for Bulls clash

February 4, 2016 1
  Coach Franco Smith announced his team to take on the Vodacom Bulls in a Super Rugby warm-up match in Harare, Zimbabwe on Saturday, 6 February at 15:00.                                               CHEETAHS 1 LOOSEHEAD PROP Danie…

Force keep Hurricanes pointless in warm-up match

February 4, 2016 1
Peter Grant had the perfect start with his new franchise when they played a pre-season match against the Hurricanes on Wednesday. The Force scored a convincing 29-0 victory over the Hurricanes which will not be feeling to great not scoring one point during the match. It took the Force only five minutes to get on…

Gold side to take on Toulon in friendly

February 4, 2016 5
The Cell C Sharks Director of rugby, Gary Gold has named his team to face Toulon on Friday. Gold will put almost a full strength side out on the park with Esterhuizen and Jordaan running in the midfield. He has also opted to start with Mvovo, Ndungane and Pietersen at the with Lambie and Reinach…

Nollis pick his team to face Cheetahs

February 3, 2016 7
Vodacom Bulls coach Nollis Marais named a number of young stars in his team to play the Toyota Cheetahs in Harare on Saturday at 15h00 in a Super Rugby warm-up match. The likes of Divan Rossouw, Dan Kriel, Jason Jenkins and Hanro Liebenberg all played age group rugby in 2015 and now gets the chance…
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