SA Rugby says it has been ‘kept abreast’ of plans for a new-look Super Rugby competition that could exclude the South African franchises.
Rugby World Cup winning coach Jake White has embarked on the biggest modern-era South African spending splurge as he seeks to make the Bulls a powerhouse again.
Trevor Nyakane hopes Marcel van der Merwe’s return to the Bulls will assist in managing his workload with a potential rotation plan at tightead.
Veteran utility back Gio Aplon will be joining the Bulls later this year.
Dillyn Leyds will be joining French club La Rochelle later this year, the Stormers have confirmed.
Australia’s Super Rugby competition is planning for an early July return, a spokesman said Saturday, after the coronavirus outbreak derailed the season and sparked turmoil within the sport’s cash-strapped governing body.

Super Rugby Peter de Villiers sees no real advantage to a Super Rugby breakaway

Any potential move up north to join the Pro14 would serve only as motive to boost the self esteem of local Super Rugby franchises, believes colourful former Springbok coach Peter de Villiers. While Super Rugby governing body Sanzaar this week poured cold water over potential breakaway plans by stating that contractual issues would commit them […]

Super Rugby Apparent disunity places Super Rugby’s future in peril

But Lions chief Rudolf Straeuli preaches calm.

Super Rugby Sharks’ Am captaincy appointment a ‘masterstroke’, says former Bok skipper

The Durbanites, under the new leadership of Everitt and Am, had won six of their seven matches in this year’s competition before the coronavirus crisis struck.

Super Rugby 25 years of Super Rugby: Finally, a South African winner in 2007!

Who’ll ever forget how Bryan Habana snatched the Super Rugby trophy out of the Sharks’ grasp?

Super Rugby 25 years of Super Rugby: New format in 2006, same old winner

Those pesky Crusaders do it again as the Bulls and Sharks rise above South Africa’s mediocrity.

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How a returning Ellis Park darling is keeping the Lions sane in lockdown

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Jaco Kriel’s enthusiasm and work ethic has been ‘phenomenal’, says the team’s fitness guru.

Super Rugby 25 years of Super Rugby: An era ends with Crusaders’ continued dominance

It’s business as usual as Richie McCaw and his troops relentlessly gobble up a title, but Heyeke Meyer’s dynasty at Loftus steadily takes shape.

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Don’t hand Super Rugby title to Sharks on a platter, says Kriel

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The Lions star doesn’t deny the Durbanites were excellent before this year’s suspension of play, but believes knockouts determine real winners.

Super Rugby 25 years of Super Rugby: Brumbies a class apart in 2004, but a glimmer of hope for SA

The Stormers reach the semifinals for the first time in five years, but they really should’ve been joined by the Sharks too.

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‘Elton fully deserves this accolade’

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The Lions and Springbok pivot has been named the Super Rugby Player-of-the-Decade. A close former teammate believes it was inevitable.

Super Rugby 25 years of Super Rugby: Blues roll back clock in 2003 as Bulls corpse is revived

A seemingly strange fit in coach Rudy Joubert pays dividends at Loftus as the Cats, unwittingly or not, show how unprofessional local rugby still was.

Super Rugby 25 years of Super Rugby: Sharks bite in 2001 as New Zealand experience trauma

Rudolf Straeuli’s well-rounded team let the Brumbies off the hook

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Lions will rise again, believes Loffie Eloff

Premium Lions will rise again, believes Loffie Eloff

But the union’s former mentor warns it will take time for a young coaching group to emulate what the Sharks and Stormers have achieved in 2020.





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