Unchanged Emirates Lions and Crusaders set for titanic deciding battle in 2017 Vodacom Super Rugby Final

Capacity crowd to watch 2017 Vodacom Super Rugby Final in Johannesburg The Emirates Lions and the Crusaders have announced unchanged teams for their 2017 Vodacom Super Rugby Final on Saturday in Johannesburg. Kick off at Emirates Airline Park is at 16h00 and the decider will be televised live on SuperSport 1. Emirates Lions coach Johan... Continue Reading →

Sharks with twins Daniel and Jean-Luc,test are at Newlands this Saturday

The Du Preez twins, Daniel and Jean-Luc, have been picking up Man of the Match awards with eyebrow-raising regularity this season ( including the pre-season tour to France) thus precluding their no doubt proud Dad from being involved in selection issues just yet in his portfolio as Sharks attack coach. But Robert du Preez senior... Continue Reading →

Sharks Captain Keegan Daniel and that scurrilous report

The writer has been covering Sharks and Springbok rugby for 17 years and in that time I have seldom encountered one of my journalistic colleagues getting it as grieviously wrong as the Beeld man who effectively labelled Keegan Daniel a fascist and a zenophobe. The inference in the scurrilous report was that Daniel dislikes Afrikaans-speaking... Continue Reading →

May Super Rugby Madness comes to Nelson Mandela Bay – Southern Kings

May Super Rugby Madness has come to Nelson Mandela Bay as the Southern Kings continue to strive to make Super Rugby accessible to the people of the region. “With three home games on the cards in May, starting with the show down against the Waratahs on Saturday, the Highlanders the following weekend and our second... Continue Reading →

SUPER RUGBY SEMI-FINAL PREVIEW – Chiefs versus Crusaders

The Crusaders 28-13 win over the Bulls in Christchurch on Saturday night sets up a huge Kiwi derby, with the seven-time champions (the fourth placed wildcard qualifiers) travelling north to Hamilton to take on the Chiefs at Waikato Stadium in the Super Rugby Semi-Finals tomorrow night. The Chiefs, second place finishers overall on the table... Continue Reading →

Richie McCaw says he’s ready to play whatever role the Crusaders require of him this week

Richie McCaw says he’s ready to play whatever role the Crusaders require of him this week as his team continues its remarkable Super Rugby journey with a semifinal visit to the Stormers in Cape Town. McCaw confirmed at Nelson airport before boarding the first plane of many over the next few days that he’s available... Continue Reading →

Blue Monday in the no longer so-cock-a-hoop Cape. The Crusaders, minus a host of key players, came, saw and conquered

It is indeed a strange old game. Last week, thethe remorseful Sharks worked themselves into a frenzy of self-flagellation as they sort to redeem themselves against the Brumbies after their submission to the Stormers. It was all doom and gloom in Durban and the sack cloth and ashes were not far off. But a week... Continue Reading →

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