Rugby 23.2.2017 07:00 pm

Cheetahs need to answer just one pressing question

Franco Smith’s team isn’t just to receiving so much attention before a Super Rugby campaign but they’re handling it quite well.

Crude as it sounds, South Africa's rugby folk actually just want the Cheetahs to answer one question in 2017's Super Rugby campaign: will they be better?

Cheetahs need to answer just one pressing question
Cheetahs need to answer just one pressing question

Cheetahs need to answer just one pressing question

Franco Smith’s team isn’t just to receiving so much attention before a Super Rugby campaign but they’re handling it quite well.

Stormers ‘solve’ a headache; Kings don’t have local locks
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Stormers ‘solve’ a headache; Kings don’t have local locks

South Africa’s franchises from the Cape spring a few surprises with their teams for the opening weekend of Super Rugby.
Lwazi Mvovo and Lionel Mapoe: the crossroad men of SA rugby
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Lwazi Mvovo and Lionel Mapoe: the crossroad men of SA rugby

Both were victims of a poor Springbok year in 2016 that put them back but fate has dealt them chances at quick redemption in Super Rugby.
Lions surprise no one with a settled squad for Bloem
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Lions surprise no one with a settled squad for Bloem

Lionel Mapoe’s switch to wing is about the only interesting thing about the side to face the Cheetahs on Saturday.
Bulls hopeful they won’t miss key players too badly
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Bulls hopeful they won’t miss key players too badly

Coach Nollis Marais philosophical over the absence of his influential quartet but still brags over the talent at his disposal.
Rape revelation highlights New Zealand rugby’s off-field problems
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Rape revelation highlights New Zealand rugby’s off-field problems

Local governing body expresses ‘shock’ at Koli Tamanitoakula’s admission that he tried to sexually assault a woman.
Thembelani Bholi: Bigger transformation efforts in rugby needed
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Thembelani Bholi: Bigger transformation efforts in rugby needed

You can trust the powerful Kings flanker on this one as he is one of the few examples of rural players making it to the top.
Lwazi Mvovo has 100 reasons to be the Sharks’ bite in Brisbane
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Lwazi Mvovo has 100 reasons to be the Sharks’ bite in Brisbane

The Springbok winger reaches a fine milestone in Friday’s Super Rugby clash against the Reds as the Sharks pick a balanced team.
Siya Kolisi named skipper as Stormers show faith in mature youth
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Siya Kolisi named skipper as Stormers show faith in mature youth

The Springbok flanker had expressed his desire to be a leader and will have Eben Etzebeth as his deputy for the Super Rugby campaign.
Rohan Janse van Rensburg wants to lead the Lions’ dream
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Rohan Janse van Rensburg wants to lead the Lions’ dream

The exciting centre is wary though of becoming complacent as there are now targets on all their backs in this year’s Super Rugby campaign.
Handing Siya Kolisi the Stormers captaincy could make him better
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Handing Siya Kolisi the Stormers captaincy could make him better

The Bok flanker is apparently up against Frans Malherbe, who also has legitimate case to be handed the captain’s armband.
Dead men walking? The Kings hold their collective breath
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Dead men walking? The Kings hold their collective breath

The embattled franchise at least had normal pre-season for Super Rugby and certainly not the worst squad on paper. Will that mean anything?

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