04/02/2020 - SuperRugby - Super Rugby Team of 2020 - The Coronavirus has it claws deeply buried into rugby world-wide and as dates set come and past to make decisions on the when and where competitions across the world will commence again it seems that Super Rugby will only continue in 2021. The Cell C Sharks ended at the top of the overall table with 24 points while the Brumbies and Crusaders were at 23 points with
25/03/2020 - Super Rugby - Bulls Welcome Jake White As Director Of Rugby - The Blue Bulls Company are excited to confirm that Jake White has signed on as Director of Rugby and will be officially joining the #BullsFamily effective immediately until the 2023 World Cup. The former Springbok coach and Rugby World Cup winner assumes the position vacated by Alan Zondagh, who stepped down earlier this year. White has
20/03/2020 - Super Rugby - Australian Rugby Resume 03 April 2020 - The four Australian Super Rugby clubs, Rugby Australia, and RUPA have agreed to proceed towards the finalisation of a domestic competition model as part of SANZAAR’s solution for the remainder of the 2020 Vodafone Super Rugby season. The 18-round Vodafone Super Rugby season was suspended at the completion of Round 7 following travel
16/03/2020 - Super Rugby - Business As Usual At The Lions (Almost) - The Emirates Lions confirmed that the team arrived back from New Zealand on Sunday evening and have all gone into self-isolation for 14 days. The rest of the team management arrive back on Monday evening (16 March) and will also be in self-isolation (14 days). The directive for self-isolation comes from the National Institute of Communicable
16/03/2020 - Super Rugby - Vodacom Bulls Return Home And Go Into Self-Isolation - Following SANZARS announcement of the Vodacom Super Rugby tournament being suspended, the Vodacom Bulls announced that the team will be returning to South Africa and are expected to touch down on Monday evening. The entire touring group will go into self-isolation for 14 days. BBCo management has also urged all the other
14/03/2020 - Super Rugby - Super Rugby Suspended For 2020 - Following a SANZAAR Executive Committee (EXCO) teleconference in response to the announcement by the New Zealand Government that all returning travellers will have to self-isolate for 14 days, including Super Rugby players, SANZAAR believes it has no option but to suspend the 2020 Super Rugby tournament at the conclusion of this weekend's
14/03/2020 - Super Rugby - Bulls Disappoint Against The Reds - It has been the worst start for the Bulls to a season for a long time but the win over Highlanders (38-13) gave their supporters a lot of hope for the future. The first twenty minutes made the Bulls supporters even more confident, and then it happened again. The Reds scored 41 unanswered points to convincingly beat the Vodacom Bulls 41-17, six tries to three..
14/03/2020 - Super Rugby - Emirates Lions Humiliated In Auckland - The 2020 Super Rugby nightmare continued for the Emirates Lions when they were humiliated in Auckland against the Blues. The first 20 minutes they were still in the game but thereafter .............. Oh yes, the final score was 43-10 with the Blues the winner. The first quarter of the match was a very physical affair with the Lions in the lead with 7-5 after a try
13/03/2020 - Super Rugby - Vodacom Bulls Desperate For A Win - The Reds host the Vodacom Bulls who will in their Vodacom Super Rugby Australasian tour opener against the Reds in Brisbane on Saturday (10:15 SA Time). This match is vital as both teams have only won one game this season and are in desperate need for a win to make their supporters believe that they can still be involved in the play-offs.
13/03/2020 - Super Rugby - Injuries Rock Vodacom Bulls In Australia - Burger Odendaal and Cornal Hendricks will return to Pretoria after they injured their ankle and knee respectively. Franco Naude will replace Odendaal while Divan Rossouw slots in on the wing. Marco Jansen van Vuren has been named on the bench in place of Rossouw. We are excited to announce that the prolific youngster Marnus Potgieter and
13/03/2020 - Super Rugby - The Emirates Lions Looking To Repeat Their Last Performance In Auckland - The Blues return to Eden Park for a demanding clash against the touring Emirates Lions side Saturday 05:25 (SA Time). The Emirates Lions will be hoping to repeat the result from their previous away match against the Blues (13-10) when they last faced the Aucklanders in New Zealand in 2015 (in Albany). While the
12/03/2020 - Super Rugby - DHL Stormers Make Surprising Changes - John Dobson, DHL Stormers head coach, followed another script though as he had a bye weekend to reflect and made several changes to his team for their trip to Durban. Upfront, Springbok prop Frans Malherbe and former Junior Springbok lock Salmaan Moerat return to the starting line-up, with Cobus Wiese coming onto the replacements bench. There are
12/03/2020 - Super Rugby - An Unchanged Cell C Sharks Awaits DHL Stormers - Not only is the Cell C Sharks side unchanged from last week as they prepare for Saturday’s Vodacom Super Rugby showdown with the DHL Stormers at Jonsson Kings Park on Saturday, but the team has shown consistency in performance too. There was squad rotation on tour to keep the players fresh and given the demands on the team before
12/03/2020 - Super Rugby - Emirates Lions Make Several Changes - The Emirates Lions has announced the team to play against the Blues on Saturday at Eden Park. Several changes and positional moves were made to a team that disappointed last weekend against the Rebels which they lost 17-37. Frans van Wyk, Hacjivah Dayimani and Ruan Vermaak will get their first start on tour when the Emirates Lions run out against the
11/03/2020 - Super Rugby - Burger Odendaal One Of Two Changes To Bulls - Vodacom Bulls captain Burger Odendaal makes a welcomed return to the starting team, after an injury that kept him side-lined for two weeks, with the Vodacom Bulls looking forward to their first tour match against the Reds at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday, 14 March 2020 (10:14 SA time). The only other change
11/03/2020 - Super Rugby - "We Will Not Underestimate The DHL Stormers" - Cell C Sharks assistant coach David Williams said although the DHL Stormers have a severe injury toll, the Stormers are still highly dangerous and he has no compulsion to underestimate them. “The DNA of a team pretty much stays the same regardless of who steps into the position although your top
10/03/2020 - Super Rugby - AJ Jacobs In Control At Kings Park - The seven-match Round 7 kicks-off with just the one Friday match when the NZ Conference leaders the Chiefs host the Hurricanes in Hamilton. The referee is Jaco Peyper. The first match of the weekend is at Eden Park, Auckland, as the Blues - on a three-match winning streak - host the Lions in the early match [due to the
10/03/2020 - Super Rugby - Only One Local Player Make Super Rugby Team Of The Week - The Super Rugby team of the week has players from nine different teams after a round that saw three away wins, a red card and numerous bonus point that may prove crucial in the long run. For many, the match of the round was the Crusaders versus Reds match in Christchurch where the visitors
10/03/2020 - Super Rugby - Vodacom Blue Bulls Touring Squad Announced - Head coach Pote Human included the entire matchday team that beat the Highlanders last weekend with the exception of Nafi Tuitavake with Franco Naude being named instead. The additional players included are Dayan van der Westhuizen, Louis van der Westhuizen, Marco Jansen van Vuren and Burger
08/03/2020 - Super Rugby - Vodacom Super Rugby Review - Round 6 - Pretoria looked this morning like Soweto at five on a winters morning. The smoking braai's still visible to all, all because the Vodacom Bulls finally registered their first success after four false starts when they comprehensively beat the Highlanders 38-13 at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria. The impressive Cell C Sharks climbed to the top of the South African
08/03/2020 - Super Rugby - Duncan Matthews On His Way To Australia - Duncan Matthews will join the Emirates Lions in Australia before their third match next weekend on tour as cover for Jamba Ulengo who suffered a severe quad contusion while Wandisile Simelane has a grade 1 MCL tear in his right knee. It is expected that Simelane will be ready for the Highlanders but Ulengo will have to pass a fitness test later this week
07/03/2020 - Super Rugby - Vodacom Bulls is Alive, Only In A Great Second Half - The Vodacom Blues won their first game of the season in style against the Highlanders with 38-13. The first half was a dull affair with the Vodacom Bulls controlling the second. A sloppy first 20 minutes saw one try each with the score 07-05 with the Highlanders in the lead. Although the Bulls showed some signs of "brilliance" the quarter was
07/03/2020 - Super Rugby - Super Rugby - Cell C Sharks Continue Their Magic - The Cell C Sharks continued their recent good form to beat the Jaguares 33-19 and move to the top of South African Log with 20 points. The Cell C Sharks lead against the Jaguares 22- 12 in an extremely intriguing and above all else, pulsating first 40 minutes of rugby. The Sharks scored the first 12 points of the contest and it looked as if it would
07/03/2020 - Super Rugby - Lions Stumble To Yet Another Loss - The Rebels defeated the Emirates Lions 37-17 in their second match on tour. The Lions struggled to use the opportunities that came their way while the Rebels again showed the form that gave them the "surprise" win against the Highlanders last weekend. The Rebels lead the Lions 15-10 at the halftime break. The Rebels made a strong start, however, yellow
06/03/2020 - Super Rugby - The Bulls In Desperate Need For The First Win - The Vodacom Bulls host the Highlanders in Pretoria on Saturday (17:15 South African time). The management and supporters are hoping that the inclusion of Manie Libbok will ignite the fire that has been lacking this season so far. The Highlanders are struggling almost as much as the Vodacom Bulls, lagging at the bottom of the New Zealand log after only
06/12/2020 - Super Rugby - The Sharks Looking To Continue Brilliant Form - Springbok wing Sbu Nkosi is back in the Cell C Sharks’ starting team as one of several changes for Saturday’s Vodacom Super Rugby clash with the Jaguares. The Durban encounter kicks off at 15h05. The Sharks have one more log point than the Jaguares and are currently lying 2nd on the log. The Sharks won four of their five matches while the
06/03/2020 - Super Rugby - Emirates Lions Will Face A Confident Rebels Team - The Emirates Lions’ will face an unchanged Rebels team in the sixth Vodacom Super Rugby clash in Melbourne on Saturday (10:15 SA time). The Rebels are 2nd on the Australian log with 2 wins from five matches while the Lions is 5th after only one win from four matches. The Emirates Lions won all of their five previous matches against the Rebels
05/03/2020 - SuperRugby - Sharks Changes Four For Jaguares - The Sharks made four changes to the starting lineup that face the Jaguares on Saturday in Durban. Two new wings at the back with 2 changes upfront was made. Sbu Nkosi has recovered from his injury and replaces Madosh Tambwe on the wing who moves to the bench, Makazole Mapimpi replaces Lwazi Mvovo on the other wing who drops out of the match 23, Tyler
05/03/2020 - SuperRugby - Emirates Lions Announced Team Against Rebels - The Emirates Lions made three changes to their starting lineup that will play against the Rebels on Saturday at the AAMI Park (10:15) South African time. Wandisile Simelane replaces Manuel Rass who drops out of the matchday 23, Willem Alberts come in at 7 replaces Vincent Tshituka who also drops
05/03/2020 - SuperRugby - "We Need To Do Things Different" - Pote Human - "We need to do things a little different this week, we are in Round 6 and are yet to win. Tough choices had to be made and the players and I understand what needs to be done and accept the accountability thereof. There is no doubt that we have our backs against the wall and will need to deal with that
03/03/2020 - SuperRugby - It Was A Massive Wake Up Call - “It is a massive wake up call. What was most disappointing was that we pride ourselves on our physicality and a lot has been written about our character as well, and I think both were absent today. We began to look like victims. We just weren’t working hard enough and so it’s a big wake up call ahead of our next game against the Cell C Sharks,” Dobson explained.
03/03/2020 - SuperRugby - "We Are Read And Looking Forward To Jaguares" - Lukhanyo Am - Captain Lukhanyo Am also had praise for the forwards for the effort they put into everything they did. “It was a great win, a great effort from the boys and credit to the forwards for giving us the front-foot ball that we were looking for,” he said after the game. “Now we’re looking forward to playing at The Tank, the Jaguares will be tough but
03/03/2020 - Super Rugby - Marius van der Westhuizen In Charge Of Sharks vs Jaguares - The seven-match Round 6 kicks-off with three Friday night matches. The first match is the relocated Sunwolves versus Brumbies match at WIN Stadium, Wollongong. The referee for the match is Federico Anselmi, while a few hours later the Waratahs host the Chiefs at the same venue in a match to be refereed by Angus Gardner. In
03/03/2020 - SuperRugby - Only One Local Player Make It Into The Round 5 Super Rugby Team - The TOTW has players from eight teams after a round that saw the last unbeaten team toppled at home, as Waratahs and 'Canes lead the way with four players each. The Waratahs, desperate for a victory to breath some life into a disappointing start to the season, beat the Lions in Sydney and their two book ends, Gus Bell and Harry
01/03/2020 - Super Rugby - A Black Weekend For South Africa - It was a black weekend for the South African Super Rugby teams. Although Cell C Sharks won the Reds 33-23 on Saturday morning in Brisbane to end their four-game Vodacom Super Rugby tour of Australasia on a high note, they only managed to slay the dragon in the last 15 minutes of their game. The Emirates Lions, DHL Stormers and Vodacom Bulls were
01/03/2020 - SuperRugby - Ruan Vermaak Will Join Emirates Lions On Tour - Ruan Vermaak will join the Emirates Lions in Melbourne on Sunday evening (Australia time) to replace Vincent Tshituka (ankle) who already returned home for the remainder of the tour. Injury Update
Vincent Tshituka will see a surgeon on Monday to determine the extent of his injury while Roelof Smit has a quad injury (sustained during training
29/02/2020 - SuperRugby - The Bulls Only Team Left Without A Win - Warrrick Gelant stepped onto the field playing his 50th game, but it took only five minutes before the try of Emiliano Boffelli brought an end to the early celebrations. The Bulls however, did not hold back and replied with some brilliant team play that sent Marco van Staden over the try line.
29/02/2020 - SuperRugby - DHL Stormers Not Unbeaten Anymore - The DHL Stormers WAS the only unbeaten team in the 2020 super Rugby but after a disappointing showing against the Blues they find the Sharks breathing in their necks with only 1 league point the difference. The Auckland Blues came out in the first quarter like a house on fire to lead 20-0 after twenty minutes of play. Clever kicks by the Blues gave them the
29/02/2020 - SuperRugby - Cell C Sharks Win To Return With Three Wins On Tour - The Reds hosted the Cell C Sharks at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Queensland with the Sharks looking for their third win on tour and they achieved just that with a 33-23. Not a brilliant match but the Cell C Sharks' effort in the last quarter proved too much for a willing Reds team. The first quarter of the match was a very even contest, with the score at the
29/02/2020 - Super Rugby - Vincent Tshituka Returns To South Africa - Emirates Lions Head Coach has confirmed that Vincent Tshituka has sustained a grade three sprained ankle and will return to South Africa for further treatment. No announcement was made regardin a possible replacement but is expected soon.
28/02/2020 - SuperRugby - Emirates Lions Does Not Impress. At All. - The Waratahs made it tougher than it needed to be but it was an excellent burst in the opening 20 minutes which provided the driving force for the Waratahs. The Emirates Lions played catch up rugby the rest of the game and a try almost at full-time gave the Waratahs a secured win of 29-17. The Lions play on attack and defence needs serious
28/02/2020 - SuperRugby - Vodacom Bulls Host A Jaguares Team With Nine Changes - The Vodacom Bulls will aim to break their early-season Vodacom Super Rugby losing streak against the Jaguares in Pretoria on Saturday. The Jaguares almost did enough last weekend to come back against the DHL Stormers and has won two from four matches played in the 2020 season. Kick-off at Loftus Versfeld is at 17h15.
28/02/2020 - SuperRugby - An Unbeaten DHL Stormers Awaits The Blues In Cape Town - DHL Stormers are at home against the Blues in Cape Town on Saturday. DHL Stormers are the only unbeaten team in this year's Vodacom Super Rugby competition while the Blues were impressive against the Vodacom Bulls last weekend and has won two from four matches this year. Kick-off will be @ 15h05 in Cape Town.
28/02/2020 - SuperRugby - Sharks Looking For Their 3rd Win On Australasian Tour - Cell C Sharks play their final Vodacom Super Rugby match on their Australasian tour match against the Reds in Brisbane on Saturday. Kick-off is at 10h15. While the Cell C Sharks will be looking for their third win on tour the Reds is looking for their second win of the season. Cell C Sharks head coach Sean Everitt made four changes to
27/02/2020 - Super Rugby - Emirates Lions Will Aim For Their Sixth Successive Win Over The Waratahs - Emirates Lions coach Ivan van Rooyen made four changes to the team to face the Waratahs at the Bankwest Stadium, for their round-five Vodacom Super Rugby match, where kick-off is scheduled for 10h15 on Friday morning (SA time). Two changes were made upfront and two at the back to the starting line-up.
27/02/2020 - Super Rugby - "The Team Could Not Be Happier For Warrick" Captain Trevor Said - Vodacom Bulls captain, Trevor Nyakane, congratulated Warrick Gelant, on reaching his 50th Vodacom Super Rugby cap against a strong Jaguares outfit when the Vodacom Bulls host the Argentine team on Saturday, 29 February 2020. "The team could not be happier for Warrick. He is a quality player as evident by his World
27/02/2020 - Super Rugby - DHL Stormers Made Only Two Rotational Changes To Starting Line-up - DHL Stormers Head Coach John Dobson only made two rotational changes in the tight five for the DHL Stormers’ encounter with the Blues at DHL Newlands on Saturday. Tighthead Wilco Louw and lock Chris van Zyl both come into the starting line-up, with Frans Malherbe and Salmaan Moerat among the replacements.
27/02/2020 - Super Rugby - Five Changes To The Sharks Starting Line-up - Coach Sean Everitt has made a five changes for the Cell C Sharks vs Reds game in Brisbane on Saturday morning. Dylan Richardson and Henco Venter starts on either side of the scrum, with Louis Schreuder returning at scrumhalf. In the final two changes, Lwazi Mvovo takes over from Mapimpi and Am is back in place of Jeremy Ward.
26/02/2020 - Super Rugby - Pote Human Make Several Changes For Match Against Jaguares - Vodacom Blue Bulls Head Coach Pote Human announced the team that will play against the Jaguares on Saturday in Pretoria. He made three stages upfront with Marco van Staden at six, while Jeandre Rudolph and Josh Strauss switch sides next to the scrum. Embrose Papiers will start at nine, with Johnny Kotze moving to inside