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Tweet Sharks loose forward Jacques Botes predicts that the Stormers will win this year’s Super 14.
Tweet JJ Harmse takes a tongue-in-cheek view over the media storm that surrounded the Bulls decision to pick their B-team for their final round-robin match.
Tweet Defending champions the Bulls added a note of intrigue to the final round of rugby’s Super 14 by making 14 changes for their top-of-the-table match against the Stormers, possibly handing a win to their hard-pressed South African compatriots.
Tweet It reeks of a South African stitch-up in the Super 14. With one round to go, the integrity of rugby’s premier provincial competition could be compromised with tournament leaders, the Bulls, set to field a second-string team against the Stormers in the top-of-the-table clash in Cape Town.
Tweet The Waratahs are in fifth position and need to keep winning to gain a playoff spot.
Tweet This is a match between fourth and seventh on the log, but precious little separates the teams, with the home team having won six, lost four and drawn one, and the visitors having won seven and lost four.
Tweet First five-eighth Daniel Kirkpatrick will make his first start for the Blues amid eight changes to the starting 15 for Saturday’s Super 14 rugby match against the winless Lions in Johannesburg.
Tweet Chiefs coach Ian Foster says the Chiefs are determined to perform well in their last home game of the season against the Waratahs on Saturday night in Hamilton.
Tweet UPDATE: The Hurricanes kept their hopes of a semifinal spot alive with their 33-27 victory at cold Westpac Stadium in Wellington, scoring a bonus-point try after the final siren. (Preview follows.)
Tweet Can the Stormers become the first South African team to complete a clean sweep of victories over New Zealand opposition in the Super Rugby when they host the Crusaders at Newlands?
Tweet Last weekend’s loss to the Hurricanes at Carisbrook ended the Highlanders Dunedin programme on a low since it was their fourth defeat in five home games so far. Perhaps the move to Invercargill this week will help them, with the Highlanders having played 12 previous matches at Rugby Park for six wins, five defeats…
Tweet The Sharks have no choice but to try and score four tries at all costs, which means they may play outside their normal structures in Saturday’s Super 14 match against the Bulls at Loftus Versfeld.
Tweet The Sharks have selected an almost full strength side for their match against the Bulls this weekend.
Tweet Growth and motivation are two key factors for the Chiefs side that will take on the Hurricanes at Westpac Stadium in Wellington this Saturday night in round 12 of the Super 14.