Curwin Bosch scored 17 points as the Sharks beat the Blue Bulls 37-27 in Durban on Saturday to secure home advantage in the Currie Cup final. JON CARDINELLI reports.
Reece Hodge slotted a long-distance 78th-minute penalty as the Wallabies secured a shock 23-18 win over the All Blacks in Brisbane on Saturday. CRAIG LEWIS reports.
Flyhalf Juan Kotzé scored 25 points as the Griffons beat the Leopards 60-36 in Welkom on Friday to their second straight Currie Cup First Division title.
Gary Gold has singled out fullback Warrick Gelant as a Springbok bolter for the end-of-year tour of Europe.
EW Viljoen will start at outside centre for Western Province in Saturday’s semi-final against the Golden Lions in Cape Town.
Blue Bulls coach John Mitchell has named an unchanged run-on XV ahead of their semi-final against the Sharks at Kings Park on Saturday.
Jean-Luc du Preez will start at blindside flank in one of three changes to the Sharks’ XV for Saturday’s semi-final against the Blue Bulls at Kings Park.
Harlequins flyhalf Demetri Catrakilis has been ruled out for at least two months after undergoing throat surgery on Tuesday.
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has made just one change to his starting lineup ahead of the final Bledisloe Cup game against the All Blacks in Brisbane.
The inclusion of Lima Sopoaga at flyhalf is one of two changes to the All Blacks starting lineup for the third Bledisloe Cup Test against the Wallabies in Brisbane on Saturday.