The length of the Currie Cup tournament is set to be reduced from 2018.
The Free State Cheetahs will be looking for their fourth consecutive bonus-point win in the Currie Cup when they host Griquas on Saturday.
Newly appointed Golden Lions coach Swys de Bruin has made 11 changes to the starting XV for their game against the Sharks at Ellis Park.
Former Springbok lock Victor Matfield has been named the Lions’ new forwards coach.
Kwagga Smith has been suspended for four weeks for playing Crusaders fullback David Havili in the air during the Super Rugby final on Saturday.
The Super Rugby final highlighted the tactical and mental shortcomings in the Lions’ and indeed SA rugby’s game, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Lions coach Johan Ackermann says the red-card punishment didn’t fit the crime committed in the Super Rugby final at Ellis Park, reports JON CARDINELLI in Johannesburg.
The Crusaders punished a frantic and ill-disciplined Lions side to win 25-17 on Saturday and claim their eighth Super Rugby title. JON CARDINELLI at Ellis Park reports.
The Lions will need to win the set-piece and gainline battles in order to negate the Crusaders’ rush defence in the Super Rugby final at Ellis Park on Saturday, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The Crusaders rate Jaco Peyper as the best referee in Super Rugby and feel that he is the right man to handle the final at Ellis Park, writes JON CARDINELLI in Johannesburg.