The former Springbok No 10 will be a key man for his team in the Currie Cup semi-final against the Lions in Pretoria this weekend.
The young loose-forward has been one of the finds of the Currie Cup and he’s hoping to finish off his season in style by winning through to the final this weekend.
“We don’t care how we play them and we’ll go to Option Z if necessary,” said a hell-bent Director of Rugby, who added numerous players had extended their careers for the chance to face the Lions.
“I totally get what people say about the state of the game, and they probably have a point, but due to Covid testing teams only had about 280 minutes training time weekly on the field.”
The national body’s Director of Rugby also thanked sponsors Carling Black Label for putting their weight and name behind this country’s oldest rugby competition.
Toulon have climbed to fourth place in the French Top 14 standings.

Currie Cup Bulls and Province will have an edge, says Eloff, ahead of Currie Cup semis

“There has been a lot of talk that it’s the Bulls’ year after they won the (Super Rugby) Unlocked trophy, and they are definitely riding the wave at the moment.”

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The 16 teams will be divided into two pools of eight, made up of two Irish, two South African, two Welsh, one Italian and one Scottish club.

Currie Cup Rising star Gans satisfied with transition to wearing Bulls No 13 jersey

It is an Olympic year and the outside centre would like to be in the mix for a return to the Springbok Sevens squad as well.

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There are also rumours that Bongi Mbonambi and World Rugby Player-of-the-Year Pieter-Steph du Toit are headed to the east coast.

Currie Cup Dynamo lock Nortje ready to fire for Bulls in Currie Cup playoffs

Nortje has shown himself to be a player in the same mould as Springbok lock Franco Mostert, who was a key part of the Lions side that dominated local rugby between 2016 and 2018.

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Pieterse wants to catch the eye of Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber with his club performances.

Currie Cup Sharks back to full strength, says coach Everitt, after Covid outbreak

Everitt believes they have the potential to carry their momentum all the way in this year’s Currie Cup if they can eliminate individual errors.

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According to SA Rugby, broadcast rights make up 58% of their income, and sponsorships, which are largely dependent on TV exposure, make up another 26%.

Currie Cup Orie on the mend as Lions aim to spring some surprises against Bulls

A final decision will be made on Orie before the team announcement next week, but Lions coach Cash van Rooyen says the signs are promising.

Springboks De Villiers NOT against Boks going north to face Lions

If South African rugby is to benefit financially by going to Europe, then it is something to consider, says the former Springbok captain.

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Will it be only the ‘big four’ or will the Cheetahs, Pumas and Griquas also play in it? And what about the EP Elephants?

Currie Cup Alberts: It’s taken some time, but the Lions have got their rhythm back

“It shows you again that when a team starts finding its feet and its players start playing for each other, then positive overall results almost come by itself,” said the veteran forward.

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The big centre may not be involved in the semi-finals, but his 25 successful kicks in a row made him a valuable team man for the Cheetahs.





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