10.9.2019 10:03 am
The Sharks and Bulls kick off the South African campaign as the Lions stare a difficult tour in the face.
Southern hemisphere governing body SANZAAR on Tuesday confirmed the draw for the 2020 Super Rugby season.
The Springbok is undoubtedly a class act and valuable for Saturday’s semi, but he faces challenges on two fronts.
The veteran Springbok No 8 has been a rock for the Bulls this campaign.
The Springbok centre hails SA’s world champion sprinter for fuelling his belief ahead of Saturday’s quarterfinal against the Hurricanes.
From Lukhanyo Am to Steven Kitshoff, the last round robin round of this year’s tournament saw the established players flourish.
Gary Teichmann insists that coach Robert du Preez is fully supported despite him calling the media ‘cockroaches’.
The Lions coach believes his neighbours need to be wary of the Hurricanes’ controversial breakdown tactics in this weekend’s playoff.
Yet a report suggests that Robert du Preez is fiddling with excuses while his coaching structure burns.
Pote Human’s troops mixed power with precision as they score seven tries against a chastened opposition defence.
But the Durbanites and Stormers will reflect on a derby that was quite appalling at times.
Rassie Erasmus has embraced them as a combo at international level, but it’s a different matter in Super Rugby.
Lions coach Swys de Bruin admits nothing will be simple again when it comes to contracting in South African rugby.
They’ve been forced to pick a flyhalf many of their supporters don’t want to see again in the jersey.
The Bulls’ pivot kicked the men from Ellis Park to pieces in their previous meeting this season.