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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.