A Bulls defector to Ellis Park shows his potential worth as Manie Libbok plays his roaming role very well.
Siya Kolisi’s stint at No 8 was an interesting one as the Durbanites celebrate yet another rising backline star.
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The ultimate pundits’ guide to SA’s 2020 Super Rugby campaign
Former Springboks Jean de Villiers and co chat to us about World Cup euphoria, the overseas exodus and whether any local franchise can lift the trophy.
The Springbok pivot is in the inside lane for the Lions job in 2020.
A bullish, but also sobering message from Altman Allers, a man who effectively bankrolls the men from Ellis Park
Jamie Roberts fulfills his long-held dream of playing Super Rugby and will mentor the franchise’s exciting young backs.

Courageous Cornal becomes a centre

His health problems a things of the past, the hard-working Bulls stalwart writes a potentially cool new chapter in his career.

Sharks surprise with Louw plan, but does SA need another flanker?

The stocky centre is no stranger to being a poacher at the breakdowns.

Steyn’s Bulls starting spot is not controversial, just exploratory

Coach Pote Human reassures all that the former Springbok flyhalf’s return to Loftus doesn’t mean he’ll keep the promising youngster out.

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Swys: Lions are rebuilding? What rebuilding?

Swys: Lions are rebuilding? What rebuilding?

The men from Ellis Park’s former mentor gives a surprisingly sunny verdict on their chances in Super Rugby this year.

Five players with a point to prove in Super Rugby this year

There’s a distinct abundance of young pivots eager to light proceedings up as a former Lions Currie Cup-winning captain crosses the Jukskei river to fill a massive void.

The Bulls (and SA rugby) need uncomplicated men like Wiehahn Herbst

The Klerksdorp-born prop gave up a potential opportunity to play Tests for Ireland to return home. The clarity of his goals can only help in Super Rugby this season.

Stormers players ‘unaffected’ by continued boardroom chaos

CEO Paul Zacks resigned on Monday under increasing pressure, which was just another chapter in the franchises’ longstanding governance and financial issues.

Gifted Bulls youngster Matanzima knows the second year is the hardest

The powerful prop made a big impression at Loftus in 2019 and the presence of two Springbok teammates will inspire him … if he can stay ahead of his opponents.

This is how dodgy SA’s depth at hooker is in 2020

The Springbok-laden Stormers – barring injury – should be fine, but the Lions desperately need a signing or a new hero.

‘I’m not here to sit on the bench’ – Morne Steyn’s ‘perfect’ Bulls homecoming

The former Bok flyhalf turns 36 in 2020 and is expected to be a mentor at Loftus. But, like Schalk Brits, he still wants to start too…

Energetic Jannie wants to be Lions’ Schalk Brits

The decorated former Springbok prop is already gaining plaudits for his influence ahead of next year’s Super Rugby campaign.

Diplomatic Whiteley would relish Captain Elton

The Lions have a skipper vacancy for next year’s Super Rugby tournament due to the inspirational No 8s continued injury troubles … and Jantjies is putting his hand up.

Sikhumbuzo Notshe: It’s been a terrible year, but you deal with it

2019 has not been kind to the forgotten Springbok. Yet the values at the Blitzboks are now coming in handy.

One small act shows Herschel Jantjies is serious about avoiding this pitfall

The Springbok and Stormers scrumhalf lit up 2019. It makes him a prime candidate for ‘second season syndrome’…




 

 

 

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