Injured hooker Malcolm Marx says he should be ready to return to the playing field in two weeks’ time.
Super Rugby will run uninterrupted for 21 weeks in 2019 with the final being held on 6 July.
Rassie Erasmus expects there to be an extra edge of desperation from both the Springboks and England in Saturday’s second Test, writes CRAIG LEWIS in Bloemfontein.
The Springbok starting XV to face England at Ellis Park includes a record seven black Africans as well as three Test debutants.
Veteran No 8 Duane Vermeulen says former Stormers teammate Siya Kolisi will make a fine Springbok captain, reports JON CARDINELLI in Johannesburg.
Brodie Retallick has been ruled out of the All Blacks’ three-Test series against France after suffering a torn pectoral muscle in the Chiefs’ loss to the Crusaders on Saturday.
The Waratahs scored eight tries as they claimed a 52-41 win over the Reds in Brisbane on Saturday. CRAIG LEWIS reports.
The Crusaders beat the Chiefs 34-20 in Hamilton on Saturday to consolidate their position at the top of the overall standings. JON CARDINELLI reports.
The Rebels beat the Blues 20-10 on Saturday to claim their first ever win at Eden Park. DYLAN JACK reports.
The Highlanders claimed a 30-14 win over the Hurricanes in a fiercely contested New Zealand derby in Dunedin on Friday. JON CARDINELLI reports.