Specmagic inspires Bulls as they rubbish Stormers

The Blitzboks legend immediately sparks as the men from Loftus exploit their woeful opponents.

It's only the first week of the new Super Rugby season, but the Loftus faithful will be hopeful that their own version of the running of the Bulls is back.

Specmagic inspires Bulls as they rubbish Stormers
Specmagic inspires Bulls as they rubbish Stormers

Specmagic inspires Bulls as they rubbish Stormers

The Blitzboks legend immediately sparks as the men from Loftus exploit their woeful opponents.

Rounded Sharks make big early statement

Rounded Sharks make big early statement

Robert du Preez’s troops recover from a shaky start to engineer a fine victory over the Sunwolves.
Super Rugby special: How the SA teams will fare

Super Rugby special: How the SA teams will fare

Our two specialist rugby writers gaze into their crystal balls.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Barefoot Lood wants to be at the forefront of Bulls’ revolution

Barefoot Lood wants to be at the forefront of Bulls’ revolution

He’s a casual, warm fellow off the field, but the Springbok lock deserves to be taken serious as a leader.
Is 2019 the second coming of Seabelo Senatla?

Is 2019 the second coming of Seabelo Senatla?

Burdened by injuries and overblown expectations previously, the Blitzboks legend has given himself a clean slate in fifteens.
Why Pote isn’t sleeping well at the moment

Why Pote isn’t sleeping well at the moment

The fate of one of the Bulls coach’s trump cards, RG Snyman, is very much to blame…
Whiteley: SA rugby needs ‘cool’ Marvel injection

Whiteley: SA rugby needs ‘cool’ Marvel injection

The Lions skipper believes this year’s initiative in Super Rugby will help stimulate grassroots level.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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