The former Springbok coach has been signed on a four-year deal.
Both teams returned from Australasia last week and went into self-isolation for two weeks.
We pick our stars and duds from the local campaign.
It’s only seven rounds of ‘evidence’ to go on, but with the season’s resumption increasingly unlikely, we’ve determined our line-up.
Safety remains paramount, not fan’s appetite for competitive action.
There’s still hope in some quarters that the season could be saved, but in reality it’s probably going to be scrapped.

Super Rugby Coronavirus prompts Welsh legend to stick with SA

Jamie Roberts could’ve opted not to renew his visa to return home, but the slight prospect of play in the coming months made him stay.

Super Rugby Stormers doctor reveals rare injury that almost ended Pieter-Steph’s career

The rugby fraternity, even if it’s unwittingly so, clearly tend to underestimate the potential impact of some knocks on the field.

Super Rugby Could local derbies save the Super Rugby season?

Travel restrictions mean cross-country fixtures are out, but matches within borders could be viable … if Covid-19 can be contained.

Super Rugby Super Rugby XV of the week: Losers can also have stars

The Stormers and Bulls didn’t exactly have positive results last weekend … but ironically,

Super Rugby Lions join their Bulls neighbours in self-isolation

The franchise’s Super Rugby touring group has just returned from New Zealand.

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Talking points from the weekend’s Super Rugby action

Premium Talking points from the weekend’s Super Rugby action

Let’s have some fun speculating what the tournament’s suspension means and the Bulls and Lions reach a new lows.

Super Rugby Bulls go into self-isolation as Dobson fears ‘political correctness’ over coronavirus

The men from Loftus follow public health guidelines, which is in stark contrast to the Stormers coach fearing for ‘job losses’.

Super Rugby On the bright side, the Sharks ‘win’ Super Rugby

Sean Everitt’s troops come out tops in a thrilling derby as they finish top of the log before the tournament’s suspension.

Super Rugby Bulls collapse in Brisbane after a fast start

A youthful Reds combination relish their opponents’ lack of composure as they score 41 unanswered points.

Super Rugby Super Rugby season suspended as corona directive bites

New Zealand’s travel restrictions meant that there simply wasn’t any way that the tournament could continue for now.

Super Rugby Hopeless Lions smashed as Blues go top

The men from Ellis Park’s shocking defending and poor game-management suggests this is a team on the brink of collapse.

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Things to look out for in this weekend’s Super Rugby action

Premium Things to look out for in this weekend’s Super Rugby action

The Stormers belatedly shift Damian Willemse back to 15 and is it #TooSoon for the Bulls to be, erm, bullish?

Super Rugby Why the Lions have lost their roar

From a beacon of hope and innovation, the men from Ellis Park are spiralling downward because they, ironically, started looking ahead too narrowly.

Super Rugby Lions coach insists they know how to turn things around

Though there’s precious little evidence of that currently.




 

 

 

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