Pote: You can’t tell Embrose what to do

But don’t let the Bulls coach freak you out with that comment…

During last year's Currie Cup, an awkward situation between the Blue Bulls and the Springboks was brewing.

Pote: You can’t tell Embrose what to do
Pote: You can’t tell Embrose what to do

Pote: You can’t tell Embrose what to do

But don’t let the Bulls coach freak you out with that comment…

An order of Fassi magic with a side of ‘Pepsi’ for Sharks

An order of Fassi magic with a side of ‘Pepsi’ for Sharks

Coach Robert du Preez wastes little time introducing the new generation of potential stars against the Sunwolves.
Super Rugby team preview: The ANC of local rugby still packs a punch

Super Rugby team preview: The ANC of local rugby still packs a punch

Plagued by political infighting, the Stormers need to ensure that off-field shenanigans don’t spill over onto the field.
Five players to watch in Super Rugby

Five players to watch in Super Rugby

The 2019 Super Rugby season kicks off on Friday when the Waikato Chiefs face the Otago Highlanders and the ACT Brumbies host the Melbourne Rebels. Here are five players to watch:
Pote salivates over his ‘dream team’

Pote salivates over his ‘dream team’

That’s maybe a bit of an over-exaggeration, but you can’t deny the first Bulls XV of the season is packed with star power.
The baptism of fire Ruhan Nel has been waiting for

The baptism of fire Ruhan Nel has been waiting for

Finally slated to make his Super Rugby debut, the former Blitzboks star immediately comes up against a very high profile direct opponent.
Lions mix youth and experience for Argentina

Lions mix youth and experience for Argentina

A youthful pack will rely heavily on the old guard to guide them at a venue where the team has never tasted success.
Super Rugby team preview: Time for the Sharks to shift up a gear

Super Rugby team preview: Time for the Sharks to shift up a gear

Blessed with a settled squad and some keen thinkers, Robert du Preez’s Durbanites should aim high in 2019.
Bulls bracing themselves for a scrum storm(ers)

Bulls bracing themselves for a scrum storm(ers)

Bok prop Trevor Nyakane will be central to the men from Loftus’ assault in that area, but also implores his teammates to cut out mistakes.
It turns out the Lions’ lock problem hasn’t exactly been solved

It turns out the Lions’ lock problem hasn’t exactly been solved

Wilhelm van der Sluys is indeed joining, but he’s not going to play much with the much trumpeted Stephan Lewies.
Five players with a point to prove in Super Rugby

Five players with a point to prove in Super Rugby

They’re all Springboks, but they all have different motives for putting up their hands in 2019.
SA Rugby to answer for ‘EFF’ supporters’ abuse at Loftus

SA Rugby to answer for ‘EFF’ supporters’ abuse at Loftus

The group of fans, who were wearing special red Bok jerseys, have roped in the SAHRC to help address the issue.
Injury ghost starts haunting Stormers early … again!

Injury ghost starts haunting Stormers early … again!

And it seems it’s robbed the Capetonians of two big names.
Ackers: Pick these overseas guys, Rassie

Ackers: Pick these overseas guys, Rassie

The much-loved former Lions coach, now at English club Gloucester, has been keeping a keen eye on their progress.
Pieter-Steph has found his niche … and that’s scary for opponents

Pieter-Steph has found his niche … and that’s scary for opponents

Less than eight months ago, SA’s Player-of-the-Year ran the risk of remaining a jack-of-all-trades. Thankfully that’s changed.
It’s a Blitzboks bonanza for the Bulls

It’s a Blitzboks bonanza for the Bulls

X-factor is certainly not lacking in Pote Human’s group of backs before the start of Super Rugby.
Highest accolade yet again for Pieter-Steph

Highest accolade yet again for Pieter-Steph

The Stormers and Springbok star once again showed his worth by being named SA’s Rugby Player-of-the-Year.
Stormers justify risk of loading up with Boks against Boland

Stormers justify risk of loading up with Boks against Boland

Given their poor injury record, the Capetonians will hope their myriad of national players don’t pick up niggles.
Is this man one of Rassie’s Springbok wildcards?

Is this man one of Rassie’s Springbok wildcards?

Scrumhalf very much remains a troublesome position for the national coach. Now he’s broadening his search to a Cheetahs stalwart.
Can double headers save SA’s dwindling Super Rugby support?

Can double headers save SA’s dwindling Super Rugby support?

The Superhero double header last weekend drew over 50 000 spectators. SA’s four franchise coaches have their say.
United Stormers shrugging off the boardroom dramas

United Stormers shrugging off the boardroom dramas

The Capetonians’ build-up to this year’s Super Rugby campaign is currently dominated by politics.
What we learned from the Stormers-Bulls warmup

What we learned from the Stormers-Bulls warmup

The two archrivals provide numerous thrills in a match where a surprising amount of promising depth was showcased.
What we learned from the Lions-Sharks warm-up

What we learned from the Lions-Sharks warm-up

The two franchies both show promising signs on #SuperHeroSunday, but familiar frailties need to be addressed.
Frustrating weekend for Blitzboks

Frustrating weekend for Blitzboks

Neil Powell admits his charges are showing their inexperience, but lessons need to learned.
Out with the old, in with the new for Blitzboks in Sydney

Out with the old, in with the new for Blitzboks in Sydney

Neil Powell ever steadily grooming the next generation as JC Pretorius makes his debut.
WATCH: Lions prodigy Simelane is a ‘sponge’

WATCH: Lions prodigy Simelane is a ‘sponge’

The 20-year-old, who represented Chiefs and Swallows as a teen, was a pretty serious soccer player before he realised his first love was rugby.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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