Kings call back foreign players to SA from tour

March 20, 2013 2
Eastern Province Rugby Union (EPRU) President, Cheeky Watson, left Port Elizabeth this afternoon for New Zealand, to go and address the Southern Kings touring squad following the announcement from the SA Rugby Union (SARU) relating to the foreign player issue. Release At a brief press conference held at the airport, Watson confirmed that the Kings…

Steyn, Kanko dropped from Sharks starting XV

March 20, 2013 3
Last weekend’s match against the Brumbies saw some big performances from a number of younger players in the team, and for that, Sharks coach John Plumtree has rewarded them for the Rebels game this Saturday. Sharksrugby website The Sharks starting line-up for this match at KINGS PARK shows seven changes with new combinations throughout. It…

Ludeke makes 9 changes to Bulls

March 20, 2013 15
Injuries and rotation played a major role in Vodacom Bulls coach Frans Ludeke’s call to name an almost new side for Saturday’s Vodacom Super Rugby clash against the Reds in Brisbane. An unsatisfactory loss to the Crusaders last weekend also resulted in at least four players being ruled out of the remainder of the tour…

Rebels team for Sharks announced

March 20, 2013 0
The RaboDirect Rebels welcome the return of their Captain, Gareth Delve, from injury for their first tour match against the Sharks in Durban. The Rebels also welcome back Wallaby winger, Cooper Vuna, who has missed the Club's opening matches with a scapular injury he sustained in the first trial last month. RaboDirect Rebels Head Coach,…

Goosen crocked, again

March 18, 2013 18
Reports from Australia suggests Johan Goosen tore ligaments in his knee and will require surgery. Cheetahs team management confirmed to Rugby365 that Goosen slipped an tore cruciate ligaments in what was described as a freak accident. He will return home on Thursday where a further decision will be made whether surgery is required.

Kings touring squad

March 18, 2013 26
The Kings have released their squad for their tour down-under, and as reported, no Luke Watson. Southern Kings Touring Squad Players Andries Strauss Bandise Maku Cornell Du Preez Daniel Adongo David Bulbring Demetri Catrakilis Elric Van Vuuren George Whitehead Grant Kemp Hadleigh Parkes Jaco Engels Jacques Engelbrecht Johannes Franklin Kevin Buys Marcello Sampson Nicolas Vergallo…

Sharks 10, Brumbies 29

March 16, 2013 14
The Sharks have been anything but convincing in recent weeks and will look to change that as they take on Australia's top side, the Brumbies. Teams: Sharks: 15 Louis Ludik, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Paul Jordaan, 12 Francois Steyn, 11 JP Pietersen, 10 Patrick Lambie, 9 Charl McLeod, 8 Ryan Kankowski, 7 Keegan Daniel (captain),…

Reds 12, Force 19

March 16, 2013 0
The Force have beaten the Reds in a forgettable Australian Super Rugby Conference clash in Brisbane on Saturday. We can't have it all our own way, there has to be an Aussie derby in there somewhere and this weekend it is the Reds vs. the Force. Teams: Reds: 15 Jono Lance, 14 Luke Morahan, 13…

Crusaders 41, Bulls 19

March 16, 2013 34
The Crusaders showed their pedigree with a resounding victory over the Bulls in their Super Rugby clash in Christchurch. The Bulls surprised friend and foe last weekend with their first ever win in Auckland - can they continue this run of form to beat the best team in Super Rugby history Teams: Crusaders: 15 Israel…

Kings 24, Chiefs 35

March 15, 2013 6
Many believe this is the real test for the Kings. Defending Super Rugby Champions against the debutants. A win would be nothing short of a miracle, a close game, more likely. Teams: Southern Kings: 15 SP Marais, 14 Marcello Sampson, 13 Ronnie Cooke, 12 Andries Strauss, 11 Sergeal Petersen, 10 Demetri Catrakilis, 9 Shaun Venter,…

Waratahs 26, Cheetahs 27

March 15, 2013 14
Cheetahs have come off an unbelievable win over the Highlanders last week, can they put two good performances together to beat the Waratahs who are in disarray? Teams: Waratahs: 15 Israel Folau, 14 Lachie Turner, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Berrick Barnes, 11 Peter Betham, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Brendan McKibbin, 8 Pat McCutcheon, 7 Michael…

Highlanders 19, Hurricanes 23

March 15, 2013 0
Should be an awesome NZ derby this, Landers would be desperate for a win after losing to the Cheetahs, Canes will be on a high following their win over Crusaders... Teams: Highlanders: 15 Ben Smith, 14 Kade Poki, 13 Jason Emery, 12 Phil Burleigh, 11 Hosea Gear, 10 Colin Slade, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Elliot…

Brumbies make 5 changes for Sharks

March 14, 2013 2
Scott Sio makes his first career start at loose-head prop in Durban on Saturday night when the University of Canberra Brumbies take on the Sharks. The 21-year-old is one of five changes to the team which beat the Waratahs in Canberra last week, with George Smith (open-side flanker), Fotu Auelua (No. 8), Tevita Kuridrani (outside…

Keegan back for Sharks

March 14, 2013 0
The Sharks welcome back their captain, Keegan Daniel for their match against the Brumbies this weekend. Keegan's return is crucial given the injury to Jean Deysel who is reportedly sidelined for up to 4 weeks.  It was initially thought that Jacques Botes will also spent a lengthy time on the sidelines but after some scans…

Highlanders: Joseph wields the axe

March 14, 2013 0
Highlanders’ Head Coach, Jamie Joseph, has named his team to play the Hurricanes at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin tomorrow night (7.35pm NZT). Five changes have been made to the run-on XV that played the Cheetahs in Invercargill last Saturday. In the forwards, Chris King plays his 99th game of Super Rugby.  Jarrad Hoeata comes…
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