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Lions determined to play in 2013


In the wake of numerous speculation in the media, the Lions have released the following statement.

Sharks 25, Stormers 20


It promises to be the game of the weekend as the Stormers travel to Durban to face a resurgent Sharks team.

Cheetahs 35, Waratahs 34


The Cheetahs have said all week that intensity is needed. Can they deliver and change the trend of near losses into wins?

Force 17, Lions 11


It is a bottom of the log clash in Perth. Can the Lions record a moral boosting victory on tour?

Blues 20 v Highlanders 27


With 3 All Blacks benched – the Blues will be looking for mojo from their younger players to finish the season with some respectability.

Hurricanes 66, Rebels 24


Rebels are on a bit of a roll with two from two but it will be a tough assignment for them as they travel to Wellington where they will face the Hurricanes.

Reds name starting line-up


St.George Queensland Reds flanker Beau Robinson and fullback Luke Morahan have been selected in the Reds starting line-up for their  blockbuster encounter with the Brumbies in Canberra on Saturday.

Drew back for Tahs


NSW fan favourite Drew Mitchell will pull on the sky blue jersey for the first time in over 12 months on Sunday when the HSBC Waratahs take on the Cheetahs in Bloemfontain.

Highlanders team named


Highlanders’ Head Coach, Jamie Joseph, has named his team to play the Blues at Eden Park in Auckland tomorrow.

Chiefs 28, Bulls 22


The Bulls stumbled last week against the Highlanders, but they will no doubt look to ‘pink-out’ the Chiefs in their last game on tour!

Lambie at 15 for Sharks


Sharks coach John Plumtree has named Pat Lambie at fullback for their clash against the Stormers at Kings Park.

Force team for Lions announced


The clash against former coach John Mitchell’s Lions will see just two changes to the starting 15 with Nick Cummins returning from injury and Alfie Mafi back in the side after an electrifying performance against the Rebels last week.

Lam benches Ali, Weepu & Nonu


Ali Williams looks set to play his 100th Super Rugby game off the bench after he and fellow All Blacks Piri Weepu and Ma’a Nonu were relegated to the reserves for Saturday’s match against the Highlanders at Eden Park.

Reds select 23-man squad


The St.George Queensland Reds have announced a strong 23-man squad for their blockbuster Super Rugby clash with Australian Conference leaders, the Brumbies, in Canberra on Saturday.

A Super Solution


SARU has less than a month to find a solution for the Super Rugby problem, and options are few.

Aplon at 15 for Stormers


Allister Coetzee today named the DHL Stormers team to take on the Sharks, at Mr Price Kings Park – Durban, on Saturday 26 May at 19h10.

Chiefs announce team for Bulls


The Chiefs, who are currently top of the New Zealand Super Rugby conference, have announced their team to play the Bulls this Friday at Waikato Stadium.

Bulls make one change


Vodacom Bulls lock Wilhelm Steenkamp will start at lock in his side’s final Super Rugby tour match against the Chiefs in Hamilton on Friday.

The great divide


The current Super Rugby stand-off in South Africa is a pressure-cooker situation ready to explode.

Force 31 v Rebels 32


It’s an Aussie scrap to avoid the bottom of the log. Might not be the prettiest game in prospect but who knows.

Highlanders 16, Bulls 11


The Bulls are two from two on tour and has every chance to make that three given the recent Landers slump.

Lions being battered from all corners


It seems more likely by the day that the Lions will be relegated from Super Rugby in 2013 as they are being battered from all corners – even their franchise partners.

Rebels sign Higginbotham


Queensland Rugby will farewell championship-winning Reds flanker Scott Higginbotham at the end of the 2012 FxPro Super Rugby season after it was announced today he will join the Melbourne Rebels from 2013.

Landers make 4 changes for Bulls


Highlanders’ Head Coach, Jamie Joseph, has named his team to play the Bulls at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin tomorrow.

Hurricanes 25, Brumbies 37


The Hurricanes host Australia’s best team this weekend at home in Wellington.

SARU release – Update on Kings issue


The South African Rugby Union issued a release following their meeting today with the 5 existing franchises and the Kings.

Lambie fit for Bloem derby


Sharks coach John Plumtree has opted to once more go, as far as possible, with the team that beat the Force, with just two changes made for the Cheetahs game, according toSharks website editor Michael Marnewick.

Guma looking to partner with Kings


As South African rugby and the franchises are locked in meetings today to figure out how to accommodate the Kings, it has emerged that the Lions former equity partner, Guma-TAC, is now looking at partnering up with the Kings.

Sarel benched for Stormers match


After leading the table-topping Bulls into the closing minutes of last Friday’s match, Head Coach Michael Foley has made four changes to the side in the hope of overcoming the second-placed Stormers.

Crusaders & Blues teams named


The Crusaders have made seven changes to their team which hosts the Blues this weekend.

Cheetahs drop Sias


Cheetahs coach Naka Drotske has dropped Sias Ebersohn to the bench for their derby match against the Sharks in Bloemfontein.

Coetzee names team, defends tactics


The Stormers have made one forced change and one tactical move for their game against the Waratahs this weekend.

Lions unchanged for Reds


The struggling Lions travel to Brisbane to take on the resurgent Reds this weekend.

Cooper returns for Reds


Mercurial St.George Queensland Reds playmaker Quade Cooper becomes the latest Wallaby star to return to the team from injury after being selected at flyhalf for Saturday’s match against South Africa’s Lions at Suncorp Stadium.

Greyling, Potgieter & Olivier back for Bulls


The Vodacom Bulls recalled experienced midfielder Wynand Olivier, loose forward Dewald Potgieter and prop Dean Greyling for Saturday’s Super Rugby clash against the Highlanders in Dunedin.

Way forward for Lions


Resident blogger and Lions supporter, Kat, suggests the way forward for the Lions union.

Reds 42, Chiefs 27


The Reds would have taken a lot of confidence from running the Crusaders close last week and will look to go one better when they host the Chiefs.

Stormers 16, Cheetahs 14


Stormers are favourites for this derby, but the Cheetahs are known to spoil big parties!

Sharks 53, Force 11


The Sharks are far from out of this competition and in hosting the Force they will look for 5 log points and end the week in the top 6.

Rebels 28, Crusaders 19


The only intro I can give to this thread is that there is no way in hell the Crusaders will lose.

Highlanders 20 v Hurricanes 26


This NZ derby promises to be a cracker.  Landers are on a bit of a slide while the Canes are gaining confidence every week.

Bulls lose Stegmann


Vodacom Bulls flanker Deon Stegmann broke his arm in his side’s 27-24 win over the Waratahs in Sydney on Friday and will return to South Africa. He will be out of action for six weeks.

Mitchell included in Tahs squad for SA tour


The HSBC Waratahs have announced their 26-man squad for the upcoming two-match tour of South Africa.

Waratahs 24, Bulls 27


The Bulls are determined to break their second-tour game hoodoo when they travel to Sydney to take on the Tahs.

Chiefs back to full strength


The Chiefs, who remain at the top of the Investec Super Rugby competition, have announced their team to play last year’s competition winners, the Reds in Brisbane this Sunday.

Daley, Robinson returns for Reds


St.George Queensland Reds prop Ben Daley and flanker Beau Robinson return from one-week injury layoffs to regain their places in the matchday squad set to play the Super Rugby competition leading Chiefs at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday.

Highlanders change 3 for Canes


Highlanders’ Head Coach, Jamie Joseph, has named his team to play the Hurricanes at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin tomorrow night.

Blues 25, Lions 3


Both teams are desperate for a win to remove their names from the bottom of the log. A desperate affair like this almost never lives up to expectation but let’s hope this one does.

No changes for Force


The Emirates Western Force have named an unchanged line-up to attack the Sharks in Durban this Saturday with the side eager to finish their South African tour with a win.

Sharks unchanged for Force


The Sharks have the rare good fortune of being able to name an unchanged matchday 22 for Saturday’s Vodacom Super Rugby showdown with the Force at Kings Park, according to Sharks website editor Michael Marnewick.