Hendre Stassen, part of former Bok coach Heyneke Meyer’s Stade Francais, suspended for doping, but his bigger headache is assault allegations at home.
The side will provide the bulk of the Pumas heading to the World Cup in Japan later this year.
They certainly didn’t have it all their way, but still repelled a wasteful Jaguares outfit well.
They are bidding for a third successive title and their 10th overall while the Jaguares have reached the final in only their fourth year.
Brumbies skipper Lealiifano hasn’t featured for Australia since 2016, just months before he was diagnosed with leukaemia.
Two stars had previously been implicated in different alleged incidents.

Crusaders crush Highlanders to cruise into semis

The Crusaders have not lost a playoff in Christchurch since Super Rugby launched in 1996 — a sequence of 22 matches — and are currently on a 28-game unbeaten run at home dating back to July 2016.

Sacked Folau asks fans to pay legal bills over anti-gay comments

The whole effort has polarised opinion yet again.

Folau sues for ‘substantial’ payout from Rugby Australia

The devout Christian said he is defending freedom of religion.

Jaguares coach hits back at Super Rugby axing calls

Wallabies great Phil Kearns this week claimed the team was a de facto national side and had ‘hoodwinked’ governing body Sanzaar.

Folau says has ‘a lot of rugby left’ despite sacking

The devoutly Christian fullback was fired for breaching Rugby Australia’s code of conduct after saying on social media that “hell awaits” gays.

Jubilant Jaguares blow away Hurricanes

It also proved a statistically significant win.

Wallabies star Israel Folau sacked over anti-gay comments

The deeply religious fullback now has 72 hours to appeal the termination of his contract. 

Barrett brothers fire Hurricanes to win over Blues

They maintain their stranglehold over their rivals.

Waratahs urge quick settlement in Folau ‘anti-gay’ saga

The closed-door code of conduct tribunal was initially scheduled for only one day, but the governing body has said a decision is still not expected Tuesday.

Front rows, confusion and ‘Cash’: Super Rugby talking points

The Lions provide quite a few interesting developments this weekend.

Folau ‘hurt’ Waratahs: teammate Foley

Bernard Foley said Friday that the NSW Waratahs have enough depth to cope without Israel Folau, hitting out at his long-time teammate for disrupting their season.

Folau fights Rugby Australia sacking over anti-gay comments

A formal hearing, before representatives of Rugby Australia, the professional players association and an independent figure, is likely to be delayed




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