28.6.2020 06:18 pm
Rugby World Cup winning coach Jake White has embarked on the biggest modern-era South African spending splurge as he seeks to make the Bulls a powerhouse again.
The Pretoria team were the dominant southern hemisphere franchise between 2007 and 2010, winning three of the four Super Rugby competitions during that period.
The Durbanites, under the new leadership of Everitt and Am, had won six of their seven matches in this year’s competition before the coronavirus crisis struck.
Who’ll ever forget how Bryan Habana snatched the Super Rugby trophy out of the Sharks’ grasp?
Those pesky Crusaders do it again as the Bulls and Sharks rise above South Africa’s mediocrity.
Jaco Kriel’s enthusiasm and work ethic has been ‘phenomenal’, says the team’s fitness guru.
It’s business as usual as Richie McCaw and his troops relentlessly gobble up a title, but Heyeke Meyer’s dynasty at Loftus steadily takes shape.
The Lions star doesn’t deny the Durbanites were excellent before this year’s suspension of play, but believes knockouts determine real winners.
The Stormers reach the semifinals for the first time in five years, but they really should’ve been joined by the Sharks too.
The Lions and Springbok pivot has been named the Super Rugby Player-of-the-Decade. A close former teammate believes it was inevitable.
A seemingly strange fit in coach Rudy Joubert pays dividends at Loftus as the Cats, unwittingly or not, show how unprofessional local rugby still was.
This was a year to forget for South African rugby…
Rudolf Straeuli’s well-rounded team let the Brumbies off the hook
But the union’s former mentor warns it will take time for a young coaching group to emulate what the Sharks and Stormers have achieved in 2020.
It’s a hat-trick of titles for the Crusaders, even if it felt like a bit of an injustice. Oh, and the cursed Cats could sometimes play winning rugby!
As part of our 25th anniversary specials on Super Rugby, we remember the day the businessman had to personally write out a cheque to avert a clumsy players’ strike.