Reds change 3

March 14, 2013 0
St.George Queensland Reds scrumhalf Will Genia will make his return from injury as  part of three changes made to the starting line-up for Saturday’s round five Super Rugby clash against the Western Force at Suncorp Stadium (kickoff 6:30pm). Along with the highly anticipated return of Genia, the Reds side will feature a new wing combination…

SPRED the Love

March 13, 2013 18
Resident contributor, Shields, cautions against the hype around our teams following this weekend's results. Brendon Shields Okay, so I am regularly berated on this site for advocating a fun-n-gun approach to rugby and seemingly do not care for results as long as the game is entertaining. I enjoy the banter even though I do realise…

Chiefs: Messam gets his ton

March 13, 2013 0
Chiefs co-captain Liam Messam is to become the first Chief to play 100 Investec Super Rugby matches when the Chiefs play the Southern Kings this weekend. The Chiefs have announced their team to play the Southern Kings at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth on Saturday morning, 6.10am New Zealand time (Friday 15 March 7.10pm…

Crusaders change one for Bulls

March 13, 2013 0
The Crusaders play their first home game of the season this Saturday night against a strong Bulls team who haven’t lost a game yet this season. The Crusaders last met the Bulls in the 2012 qualifying rounds where the Crusaders came out the victors and secured a place in the semi-final with a 28-13win. Head…

Waratahs: Barnes back for Cheetahs match

March 13, 2013 0
Berrick Barnes will make his first appearance of the Super Rugby season on Friday when the HSBC Waratahs host the Cheetahs at Allianz Stadium. The inclusion of Barnes at inside centre is one of six personnel and two positional changes made by head coach Michael Cheika to the team that lost to the Brumbies last…

Bulls: Visser starts, Serfontein on the bench

March 13, 2013 4
Utility back Jürgen Visser will start on the wing for the Vodacom Bulls in their Super Rugby clash against the Crusaders in Christchurch on Saturday. Visser, whose Vodacom Super Rugby debut came off the bench last weekend in the win against the Blues, replaces Lionel Mapoe on the left wing. Mapoe picked up a shoulder…

Canes team for Landers derby

March 12, 2013 0
The Hurricanes will face their third New Zealand based team in round four of the Investec Super Rugby competition on Friday evening. The side will travel this week to Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin to meet the Highlanders. This will be the 20th time the teams have gone head to head. Since 2007, their last…

Kings unchanged for Chiefs

March 12, 2013 0
The Southern Kings have announced an unchanged squad to tackle the Chiefs on Friday night at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. Speaking at the press conference this morning, Director of Rugby, Alan Solomons said the unchanged team was a testament to the players’ commitment and dedication. “I think we spoke at the beginning of the…

Habs out for 10 weeks, Taute, De Jongh back

March 11, 2013 2
Allister Coetzee, the head coach of the DHL Stormers, has released an injury update after his team's 36-34 Vodacom Super Rugby win over the Chiefs this past weekend. Bryan Habana update: Wing Bryan Habana underwent a scan after suffering a knee injury on Saturday. Habana has partially torn his Medial Collateral Ligament in his left…

Super Rugby, Round 4 review

March 11, 2013 50
Every now and then South Africans are treated to decent rugby results, and three from three against Kiwi teams certainly ranks amongst those special moments. But it was not so much the results that was special, but the way in which it was achieved. Every man and his dog bet against the Cheetahs when they…

Blues 21, Bulls 28

March 10, 2013 23
Both team has made several changes and it is anyone's guess which coach got things right as the Blues host the Bulls in Auckland. Teams: Blues: Charles Piutau, Frank Halai, Rene Ranger, Peter Saili, Waisake Naholo, Baden Kerr, Piri Weepu, Steve Luatua, Luke Braid, Kane Barrett, Liaki Moli, Ali Williams (c), Charlie Faumuina, Quentin MacDonald,…

Kings 12, Sharks 21

March 9, 2013 12
After a dream start to their Super Rugby entry, the Kings fairytale might come to a grinding halt as they host the Sharks in PE. Teams: Southern Kings: 15 SP Marais, 14 Marcello Sampson, 13 Ronnie Cooke, 12 Andries Strauss, 11 Sergeal Petersen, 10 Demetri Catrakilis, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Jacques Engelbrecht, 7 Wimpie van…

Stormers 36, Chiefs 34

March 9, 2013 36
UPDATE: Habana out for 10 weeks with a knee injury after tearing the medial collateral ligament (MCL) - one of the four major ligaments of the knee. . Teams: Stormers: 15 Joe Pietersen, 14 Gio Aplon, 13 Jean de Villiers (captain), 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Nic Groom, 8…

Brumbies 35, Waratahs 6

March 9, 2013 5
Jake's boys will be looking for their 3rd consecutive win as they host the Waratahs in Canberra. Teams: Brumbies: 15 Jesse Mogg, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Andrew Smith, 12 Christian Lealiifano, 11 Clyde Rathbone, 10 Matt Toomua, 9 Nic White, 8 Ben Mowen, 7 David Pocock, 6 Peter Kimlin, 5 Sam Carter, 4 Scott Fardy,…

Highlanders 19, Cheetahs 36

March 9, 2013 22
The Cheetahs tour is not getting any easier as they travel to Dunedin to face the Highlanders. Teams: Highlanders: 15 Ben Smith, 14 Kade Poki, 13 Phil Burleigh, 12 Ma'a Nonu, 11 Hosea Gear, 10 Lima Sopoaga, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Jake Paringatai, 7 John Hardie, 6 Joe Wheeler, 5 Josh Bekhuis, 4 Brad Thorn,…
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