The Chiefs defeated the Bulls 26-14 in the semi-finals of the Brisbane Tens, before beating the Crusaders 12-5 in the final. The Bulls beat the Chiefs 28-7 in their pre-season friendly on Thursday, but the Chiefs held the upper hand throughout this 10-man-a-side rematch. A penalty try and scores by Shaun Stevenson and Solomon Alaimalo saw the Chiefs open up a 21-0… Read more →
CJ Stander scored a hat-trick as Ireland claimed a 61-10 win against Italy in Rome on Saturday. SIMON BORCHARDT reports.
Although Bristol are routed to the bottom of the Premiership table, tonight’s game against Harlequins should offer them an easy opportunity to move off it. Five Six Nations call-ups have left Quins depleted, with Mike Brown, Joe Marler, Jack Clifford, Kyle Sinckler and Danny Care all in the England 23. Add to this a number of players carrying injuries, and you can… Read more →
Joost van der Westhuizen has been laid to rest following a touching memorial service at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Friday, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
The Bulls scored four tries to clinch an impressive 28-7 win over the Chiefs in a Super Rugby warm-up match in Brisbane on Thursday. Having secured a comfortable 38-17 win over the Lions in their first Super Rugby warm-up game in Harare at the end of January, the Bulls picked up another morale-boosting result in a match that saw Handré Pollard… Read more →
The Cheetahs will be looking to back up their Currie Cup success with an improved showing in Super Rugby this year, writes CRAIG LEWIS. After a surprising and impressive progression to the knockout stage of Super Rugby in 2013, the Cheetahs have again endured a sequence of poor results. Over the past three seasons the Free State side has finished in… Read more →
The battling Bulls look set to continue their barren streak in 2017, writes JON CARDINELLI. The three-time Super Rugby champions haven’t come close to adding a fourth title to their tally in recent years. Indeed, it’s been seven long seasons since the Bulls won their last Super Rugby title, and eight since they lifted the Currie Cup. While the Pretoria-based side… Read more →
CRAIG LEWIS ranks the top five scrumhalves in rugby history. Where does Joost van der Westhuizen fit in? 5. Justin Marshall Marshall was a fierce on-field rival during Van der Westhuizen’s playing days, where his influence for the All Blacks was similarly immense. He debuted at the age of 22 and went on to earn 81 Tests caps, featuring in two… Read more →
SportsClub.co.za takes a look at 9 of the best moments from Joost van der Westhuizen’s career.
Back in 2012, Kobus Wiese sat down to chat with the former Springbok scrumhalf.