Tag: Super 14

Bulls plan may backfire

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.

Hurricanes 44, Reds 21

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.

Blues change 8 for Lions

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.

Hurricanes 33, Chiefs 27

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.)

Highlanders 26, Waratahs 10

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…

Chiefs team announced

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.