Super Rugby champions to be crowned as Lions look to upset the Crusaders

Super Rugby champions to be crowned as Lions look to upset the Crusaders

The 2018 Super Rugby season will come to a close with the final between the Crusaders and Lions at the AMI Stadium in Christchurch on Saturday, August 4, kick-off at 09h35 CAT. The Crusaders claimed their place in the final with a comfortable 30-12 home victory over New Zealand rivals the Hurricanes last Saturday. Richie Mo’unga scored 15 points (one try, two conversions, two penalties), while George Bridge, David Havili and Braydon Ennor also racked up five-pointers. The Christchurch side…

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Lions look to book third successive final appearance

Lions look to book third successive final appearance

The Lions and the Waratahs will battle for a place in the final of 2018 Super Rugby when they meet at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday, July 28, kick-off at 15h05 CAT. The Lions advanced into the final four thanks to a thrilling 40-23 win over the Jaguares in Jo’burg last Saturday. Ruan Combrinck, Harold Vorster, Malcolm Marx and Andries Coetzee all scored tries, while Elton Jantjies kicked 20 points. Swys De Bruin’s side is looking to advance…

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Crusaders, Hurricanes set for hard-fought derby

Crusaders, Hurricanes set for hard-fought derby

The Crusaders and the Hurricanes will meet in a New Zealand derby in the first 2018 Super Rugby semifinal, set for the AMI Stadium in Christchurch on Saturday, July 28, kick-off at 09h35 CAT. The Crusaders showed their power last weekend with an emphatic 40-10 quarterfinal win over the Sharks at the AMI. Bryan Hall, David Havili, Matt Todd, Braydon Ennor and Peter Samu all scored tries, while Richie Mo’unga kicked 15 points. It continued a superb season for the…

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Lions look for home comforts against the Jaguares

Lions look for home comforts against the Jaguares

The Lions will look to claim a place in the semifinals of the 2018 Super Rugby season when they host the Jaguares at Ellis Park in Johannesburg on Saturday, July 21, kick-off at 15h05 CAT. The Lions secured their place at the top of the South African Conference with a 38-12 home win over local rivals the Bulls last weekend. Tries from Ruan Combrinck (two), Malcolm Marx, Courtnall Skosan, Aphiwe Dyantyi and a penalty five-pointer helped the Johannesburg side to…

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Can the Sharks upset the Crusaders?

Can the Sharks upset the Crusaders?

The Sharks will look to summon a minor miracle when they face hosts the Crusaders in a Super Rugby qualifier at the AMI Stadium in Christchurch on Saturday, July 21, kick-off at 09h35 CAT. The Crusaders crushed New Zealand rivals the Blues 54-17 last weekend to complete a superb league phase of the competition which saw them finish top of both the overall log and their country’s Conference. The victory over their Auckland rivals brought up a 12th successive win…

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Lions look to lock down top spot

Lions look to lock down top spot

The Lions will look to lock down top spot in the South African Conference of Super Rugby when they host local rivals the Bulls at Ellis Park on Saturday, July 14, kick-off at 15h05 CAT. The Lions come into the match on the back of a bye week, having last been in action on June 30 when they suffered a 31-24 loss against the Sharks in Durban. Despite the defeat, the Johannesburg side remains at the top of the South…

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Sharks continue chase for qualifier berth

Sharks continue chase for qualifier berth

The Sharks will continue their chase for a qualifier berth in the knockout rounds of the 2018 Super Rugby season when they face the Stormers at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town on Saturday, July 7, kick-off at 17h15 CAT. The Sharks boosted their hopes of being one of five wildcards to secure a spot in the qualifiers when they defeated the Lions 31-24 in a thriller at Kings Park Stadium last weekend. Tries from Dan du Preez, Andre Esterhuizen and…

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Sharks look for revenge against Lions

Sharks look for revenge against Lions

The Sharks will target revenge against the Lions when the teams meet for a Round 17 showdown in the 2018 Super Rugby season. The match is set for Saturday, June 30, at the King’s Park Stadium in Durban, kick-off at 17h15 CAT. The hosts come into the game on the back of a 29-13 defeat they suffered at the hands of the Jaguares back in late May, though they had won three of their four matches prior to that, overcoming…

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South Africa look for redemption

South Africa look for redemption

South Africa will look for redemption when they take on England in the first of a three-match Test series, starting at Ellis Park in Johannesburg on Saturday, 9 June 2018, kick-off at 17h05 CAT. The Springboks and coach Rassie Erasmus saw their ‘new dawn’ get off to an awful start last weekend when they were beaten 22-20 by Wales in a one-off Test played in Washington, USA. The second-string Boks put in an awful performance that was reminiscent of the…

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Young Springbok side takes aim at Wales

Young Springbok side takes aim at Wales

A young Springbok team featuring no less than seven debutants will open their 2018 Test season on Saturday 2 June when they take on Wales in a once-off match at the RFK Stadium in Washington, USA, kick-off at 23h00 CAT. The friendly encounter, which falls outside of World Rugby’s international window, will be an experiment for both teams and marks the first Test in charge for new Bok coach Rassie Erasmus. He has picked Pieter-Steph du Toit as his captain…

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