Lions centre Howard Mnisi will be out of action for at least nine months as the result of a serious knee injury.
An inspired forward performance set the platform for the Stormers ’ 37-24 win against the Bulls at Newlands on Saturday. JON CARDINELLI reports. On Saturday, the Stormers manhandled their opponents at the set pieces and collisions. They kicked into space and took their scoring chances to finish the game with five tries. The Stormers will finish the round at the top of… Read more →
Rohan Janse van Rensburg scored a brace of tries as the Lions snatched a 28-25 win over the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Saturday. CRAIG LEWIS reports.
One of the Cheetahs flyhalves threw a tizzy fit during the off-season when he came across a squad list pinned to a change-room wall that had Johan Goosen’s name on it. This is according to veteran rugby writer Gavin Rich, who has written an insightful, in-depth article in the new issue of SA Rugby magazine on the fallout from Goosen’s ‘retirement’. Goosen got out… Read more →
Racing 92 flyhalf Dan Carter is facing a drunk-driving charge after being questioned by police on Wednesday. French magazine Closer report that the All Black legend was stopped near the Champs-Elysees. His blood alcohol level was measured at 0.98 grams of alcohol per litre of blood, with the permitted rate at 0.5 grams. According to Closer, Carter, who is currently sidelined with a… Read more →
Ex-New Zealand and Chiefs loose forward Sione Lauaki, aged 35, passed away due to kidney failure on Sunday. Lauaki was diagnosed with kidney and heart problems in 2012 while he was playing for Bayonne in France. But although the cause of his death has not been revealed, it is believed he suffered kidney failure. The Tonga-born player represented Auckland and… Read more →
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 →
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 →
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 →