It continues a ‘tradition’ started under Johan Ackermann and co when the men from Ellis Park were in the doldrums.
Elton Jantjies quickly regains match fitness in inspiring his team’s hunger for the new season.
John Dobson at his best as he talks about Jean-Luc du Plessis’ strange course of action.
A Bulls defector to Ellis Park shows his potential worth as Manie Libbok plays his roaming role very well.
Siya Kolisi’s stint at No 8 was an interesting one as the Durbanites celebrate yet another rising backline star.
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The ultimate pundits’ guide to SA’s 2020 Super Rugby campaign
Former Springboks Jean de Villiers and co chat to us about World Cup euphoria, the overseas exodus and whether any local franchise can lift the trophy.

Super Rugby A glimpse into what to expect from captain Elton

The Springbok pivot is in the inside lane for the Lions job in 2020.

Super Rugby Lions ‘won’t quit’ until they’ve won Super Rugby

A bullish, but also sobering message from Altman Allers, a man who effectively bankrolls the men from Ellis Park

Super Rugby Stormers make statement with Welsh legend’s signing

Jamie Roberts fulfills his long-held dream of playing Super Rugby and will mentor the franchise’s exciting young backs.

Super Rugby Courageous Cornal becomes a centre

His health problems a things of the past, the hard-working Bulls stalwart writes a potentially cool new chapter in his career.

Super Rugby Sharks surprise with Louw plan, but does SA need another flanker?

The stocky centre is no stranger to being a poacher at the breakdowns.

Springboks in line for Laureus award

The national rugby team has claimed the prestigious title before, ironically when they last won the World Cup in 2007.

Super Rugby Steyn’s Bulls starting spot is not controversial, just exploratory

Coach Pote Human reassures all that the former Springbok flyhalf’s return to Loftus doesn’t mean he’ll keep the promising youngster out.

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Swys: Lions are rebuilding? What rebuilding?

Super Rugby Swys: Lions are rebuilding? What rebuilding?

The men from Ellis Park’s former mentor gives a surprisingly sunny verdict on their chances in Super Rugby this year.

Super Rugby Five players with a point to prove in Super Rugby this year

There’s a distinct abundance of young pivots eager to light proceedings up as a former Lions Currie Cup-winning captain crosses the Jukskei river to fill a massive void.

Super Rugby The Bulls (and SA rugby) need uncomplicated men like Wiehahn Herbst

The Klerksdorp-born prop gave up a potential opportunity to play Tests for Ireland to return home. The clarity of his goals can only help in Super Rugby this season.

Super Rugby Stormers players ‘unaffected’ by continued boardroom chaos

CEO Paul Zacks resigned on Monday under increasing pressure, which was just another chapter in the franchises’ longstanding governance and financial issues.

Springboks Kolisi wins personality of the year award

The Springbok skipper took the prize following a poll of the RUWC’s 200-plus members ahead of their annual dinner in London.

Super Rugby Gifted Bulls youngster Matanzima knows the second year is the hardest

The powerful prop made a big impression at Loftus in 2019 and the presence of two Springbok teammates will inspire him … if he can stay ahead of his opponents.

Brits now a fan on the couch as he goes to work for Johann Rupert

The genial, recently retired Springbok hooker with very keen business mind is wary of expecting too much from SA in Super Rugby this year.




 

 

 

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