One of the Lions’ new recruits in effect had to become an amateur to work himself back into professional rugby.
Jamie Roberts can’t wait to mentor the Stormers’ gifted young backline players, but he also expects positive on-field results.
The influential Springbok centre was a unanimous choice to lead the Durbanites into a new era.
It continues a ‘tradition’ started under Johan Ackermann and co when the men from Ellis Park were in the doldrums.
Elton Jantjies quickly regains match fitness in inspiring his team’s hunger for the new season.
John Dobson at his best as he talks about Jean-Luc du Plessis’ strange course of action.

Super Rugby Three things we learned from the Lions-Bulls Superhero clash

A Bulls defector to Ellis Park shows his potential worth as Manie Libbok plays his roaming role very well.

Super Rugby Three things we learned from the Stormers-Sharks Superhero clash

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

Premium 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.

Super Rugby A glimpse into what to expect from captain Elton

The Springbok pivot is in the inside lane for the Lions job in 2020.

Super Rugby Lions ‘won’t quit’ until they’ve won Super Rugby

A bullish, but also sobering message from Altman Allers, a man who effectively bankrolls the men from Ellis Park

Super Rugby Stormers make statement with Welsh legend’s signing

Jamie Roberts fulfills his long-held dream of playing Super Rugby and will mentor the franchise’s exciting young backs.

Super Rugby 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.

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

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

Super Rugby 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?

Premium 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.

Super Rugby 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.

Super Rugby 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.

Super Rugby 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.

Super Rugby 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.




 

 

 

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