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Romano blow for Crusaders

Injury has ruled All Black lock Luke Romano out of the Crusaders' two-game Super Rugby trip to South Africa. Romano hurt a calf muscle early...

Steyn, Horne both cited – Update

Cell C Sharks centre Francois Steyn has been cited for alleged foul play during a Super Rugby match at the weekend. Steyn is alleged to...

SR: Cell C Sharks 32 Waratahs 10

The Sharks have made no secret that they are hurting from last week's loss to the Bull and the Waratahs may feel the sting...

SR: Vodacom Bulls 34 Chiefs 34

The defending champion Chiefs will be angry and determined to put last week's aberration behind them. Their first loss of the season - to the...

SR: Reds 22 DHL Stormers 17

The Reds can do themselves a huge favour by stop complaining that they were "robbed" by South African referee Stuart Berry - with SANZAR...

SR: Blues 30, Highlanders 12

 The Blues have had plenty to digest this week - with Piri Weepu's stroke top of the list. No doubt it will be an emotional...

SR: Brumbies 24 Rebels 32

The Brumbies, who arrive in Melbourne having beaten Western Force and Hurricanes at home and Waratahs and Stormers in Canberra are on top the...

SR: Crusaders 26, Hurricanes 29

Both teams currently sit within the bottom half of the overall points table and would love to move up on the log. The Crusaders...

Ackers give Coetzee advise

Lions coach Johan Ackermann has given the Stormers a few tips on how to beat the Reds when they meet in a Super Rugby...

Franco out for six months

The Lions suffered a major setback as their most experienced player, Springbok lock Franco van der Merwe, has been ruled out for up to...

SA’s backs are still try-shy

Human steam-roller Willem Alberts who, let’s face it, generally prefers just one way to the line, currently heads the South African try scorers in...

SR: Vodacom Bulls 23, Cell C Sharks 19

The big questions is: Can anyone beat the Sharks? The Bulls believe they can, if they play to their true potential - more like their...

SR: Lions 23, Reds 20

The Reds are determined to bounce back from last week's disappointment, when they felt hard done by a few decision from the match officials. They...

SR: Force 18, Chiefs 15

The Western Force return home to take on the two-time defending champions, the Chiefs. A big crowd is already building for Saturday's clash, following the...

SR: Brumbies 25, DHL Stormers 15

The Brumbies, after a slowish start to the season, are beginning to find their true form. A bruising win over the Waratahs last weekend has...

SR: Blues 40, Toyota Cheetahs 30

The Super Rugby season may be just over a month old, but already the Blues and Cheetahs are entering must-win territory when they go...

Cheetahs not on same ‘wavelength’

The Cheetahs have gone from heroes to zeroes in less than 12 months and everybody is looking for answers. The men from Bloemfontein, after reaching...

Jake’s got Bulls number

Cell C Sharks director of rugby Jake White is upbeat, excited and confident ahead of his team’s Vodacom Super Rugby derby against the Bulls...

Vodacom SR: Waratahs 32, Rebels 8

These all-Aussie derbies can be bore-fests at times, but this season the Waratahs and Rebels have been anything but boring. Both have produced some spirited...

Vodacom SR: Higlanders 35, Hurricanes 31

These two sides have shown promise, only glimpses, but still did enough to suggest they could be major threats. However, neither has been consistent enough...

Cell C Sharks 37, Lions 23

The Lions can make a big statement to their detractors this week, as they look to leap-frog the Sharks on the South African Conference...

Vodacom Bulls 38, Blues 22

It is likely to be two very contrasting styles, as the Bulls hope to rain on the Blues' parade. In their four-try demolition of the...

Reds target Cheetahs for ‘comeback’

The Reds have earmarked their encounter with a misfiring Cheetahs team as the game in which to bounce back. The Reds suffered a disappointing...

Bulls show flashes of old glory

Three-times champions the Bulls have remembered, to their pleasure, that there is no place quite like home. Forced to begin their 2014 campaign with successive...

Vodacom Bulls 25, Lions 17

The Lions, the surprise package of the competition, will be looking to build on the solid platform laid in the opening weeks. However, Lions captain...

Western Force 14, Brumbies 27

Both teams are smarting after last week's defeats, with the Western Force hoping to bounce back in their first home match of the season. Hugh...

Waratahs 32, Reds 5

This is Australia's oldest and most fierce derby, with the prestigious Templeton Cup adding spice to an already delectable contest. The trophy is named after...

Chiefs 21, Highlanders 19

The Chiefs required a last-minute intercept try and an 80-metre sprint for the five-pointer to get past the Crusaders. The Highlanders will be in a...

DHL Stormers 19, Hurricanes 18

It is another game that features two 'losers' from the first round - with the Hurricanes looking to score their first win at Newlands...

Rebels too good for Toyota Cheetahs

The Rebels recorded their biggest win in Super Rugby when they scored a comprehensive 35-14 win over an out-of-sorts Cheetahs team in Melbourne on...

Rebels 35, Toyota Cheetahs 14

The Cheetahs may already have two tough games behind them - a defeat and a win - but with the Rebels having had a...

Blues 15, Crusaders 17

Both teams come of disappointing starts to the season - ironically both losing by eight points. The Blues produced a strong second half, but still...

Two changes for Xerox Lions team

Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has named his 23-man outfit to do battle with the Vodacom Bulls in Pretoria on Saturday. Ackermann has opted for...

Force team for Brumbies challange

Lock Hugh McMeniman and flanker Chris Alcock have returned to the starting XV for the Western Force’s clash against the Brumbies at the ‘Force...

Chiefs team to take on Highlanders

The Chiefs have announced their team to play the Highlanders at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton on Saturday night in their first home game of...

Hooper to captain NSW

Michael Hooper will now lead the NSW Waratahs for the first time this Saturday after the late withdrawal of Dave Dennis. Initially expect to by...

Reds annouce strong team

St.George Queensland Reds head coach Richard Graham has named an unchanged side to take on the Waratahs in Sydney this weekend. Graham said he wanted...

Eight debutants for Rebels

RaboDirect Rebels Head Coach Tony McGahan has named rookie Sean McMahon at blindside flanker as one eight new faces in the side for the Club's...

Lions wary of ‘flying too high’

Lions coach Johan Ackermann has cautioned against too high expectations from his team, despite their unbeaten start upon their return to Super Rugby. A...

Blues name strong team

  Promising young first five-eighths Simon Hickey will make his Super Rugby debut when he starts at 10 for the Blues against the Crusaders at...

Crusaders team to play the Blues

Crusaders Head Coach Todd Blackadder has named his team to play the Blues in Auckland this Friday night.  There are four changes to the...

Same Cheetahs again for Rebels

Cheetahs coach Naka Drotske has gone for consistency and selected an unchanged 23-man matchday squad for the Super Rugby clash with the Rebels in...

Randell: SA doesn’t deserve 6 team

Former All Black captain Taine Randell is against the idea of South Africa getting six Super Rugby teams. A scheduled meeting of SANZAR's Executive Committee...

Read back, but McCaw a concern

There was a mixed bag on the selection front for the Crusaders on Monday - Kieran Read set to return, but Richie McCaw likely...

Vodacom Super Rugby: Xerox Lions 34, DHL Stormers 10

The Lions will be keen to prove that last weekend's win over the Cheetahs was no fluke when they host the Stormers in Johannesburg...

Vodacom Super Rugby: Toyota Cheetahs 15, Vodacom Bulls 9

It is Willie the wizard against the brassbound Bulls. While the Cheetahs are continuing to give Springbok Willie le Roux all the freedom he needs...