Swys de Bruin has used rotation in 2019 to shake some underperforming stalwarts out of their complacency. It’s starting to work…
A leading rugby website stokes Bulls fans’ fears by pointing out how the in-demand Bok pivot despaired at how his teammates collapsed against the Crusaders.
The Lions coach, unsurprisingly, labels the weekend’s narrow win over the Waratahs as ‘challenging’.
Defence proves an afterthought in Doornfontein, but at least Swys de Bruin’s troops are back on track.
It means Robert du Preez’s competitive troops won’t end their Super Rugby tour unbeaten.
The defending champions run rampant as they exploit a home side that simply looked out of their depth.

Super Rugby Sharks out to sign tour off unbeaten

It would indeed be a momentous achievement given SA’s struggles overseas generally.

Super Rugby Bulls will copy Sharks to tame mighty Crusaders

Yet that’s easier said than done against the defending champions and frontrunners … even at Loftus.

Super Rugby Swys: I didn’t realise that I’m such a control freak

The Lions coach bravely opens up on the stress-related illness that’s changed his life and how he’s learnt to cope with it.

Super Rugby Folau’s absence ‘great for Lions’

Marvin Orie, a lock, might not have been tortured so much by the (now former) Waratahs wizard, but he knows the significance.

Super Rugby Schalk Brits: I’ve moved on

How the Bulls and Bok hooker only makes his return now from suspension still boggles the mind, but that chapter is now closed.

Springboks Four uncapped men on the Springbok radar

World Cup years aren’t really a great time to experiment, but these men’s form warrant a closer look.

Super Rugby Focused Gqoboka bashing on the Springbok door

The Bulls prop now has a rock-solid case for being unable to be ignored by the national selectors.

Super Rugby Super Rugby XV of the week: The Sharks’ twin bruisers

It’s become harder and harder to ignore the claims from Dan du Preez as the Bulls’ backs make their presence felt.

Super Rugby Gutsy Sharks finally showing consistent mettle

Robert du Preez says their denial of a rare victory in Christchurch was ‘heartbreaking’, but a draw still felt like a win.

Super Rugby Pote: We didn’t play very well

But four points is four points for the Bulls.

Super Rugby Bulls weather fine Waratahs comeback to go top again

Pote Human’s revolution at Loftus is back on track.

Super Rugby Brave Sharks gain a noble draw against Crusaders

Curwin Bosch’s boot and a heroic defensive effort means the defending champions almost lose their proud home record.

Super Rugby Convicted Mongalo slapped on the wrist, but keeps his job

The Lions defence coach, found guilty of indecent assault in Australia last month, concluded his internal disciplinary hearing on Thursday.


 


 

 


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