Blue Bulls coach John Mitchell says there will be greater expectations on the Sharks going into Saturday’s semi-final at Kings Park. SIMON BORCHARDT reports.
Veteran Springbok flank Juan Smith has retired from rugby due to a family health issue.
The Sharks have the defence as well as the kicking game to contain the tournament-leading Blue Bulls attack in the semi-final at Kings Park on Saturday, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Golden Lions CEO Rudolf Straeuli has denied reports that the union is set to sign Bulls scrumhalf Rudy Paige.
Ospreys hooker Scott Baldwin feared he could lose his hand after being bitten by a lion in South Africa.
Duncan Matthews is one of three players who will be available for the Blue Bulls’ semi-final against the Sharks this Saturday.
Jano Vermaak, SP Marais and Sikhumbuzo Notshe will all be available for Western Province’s Currie Cup semi-final against the Golden Lions this Saturday.
Coach John Dobson believes it would have been a considerable underachievement if Western Province had failed to secure a home semi-final.
Blue Bulls coach John Mitchell says the league stage of the Currie Cup will count for nothing during the playoffs.
Sharks coach Robert du Preez says his side must move on from their loss to Western Province at Kings Park on Saturday.