High-octane pools named for Sevens rugby in Cape Town

Blitzboks, who beat Argentina in the Dubai final, are top seeds for the tournament in pool A

Coach Plumtree surprised and disappointed by Sharks’ fragility

Bulls played with greater rhythm and composure than last season

GAVIN RICH: Presence of players such as Farrell will light up Champions Cup matches in SA

The injection of interest in the competition that the inclusion of the now former England captain and flyhalf should bring is needed locally

Lions set to rotate for Perpignan

Rigours of the URC means spread of workload in Challenge Cup clash

Three out of four for SA teams in impressive URC round

Stormers jump one position into 10th place but Sharks slip towards the bottom of the log

Lions unchanged for Dragons as they seek to go into URC break on a high

Coach Barend Pieterse hopes for a repeat of recent winning performances but Lions can’t be complacent

De Villiers predicts ‘fantastic tussle’ between Bulls and Sharks

Former Bok captain Jean de Villiers expects an epic Bulls-Sharks derby at Loftus on Saturday with the Bulls enjoying home-ground advantage.

Blitzboks eager to right the wrongs of last season

Sevens started off well in Dubai, but did not meet their standards for the rest of the series

Refreshed Willemse can spark stuttering Stormers

Dynamic Bok hero excited to get back to domestic duty and the URC tournament

Vermeulen earmarked as potential Bok defence coach

The man called Thor may still nail down a spot in the national training set-up

Lions lose another star as siblings reunite

Emmanuel Tshituka also coastbound as Sharks make it a family affair

URC toughest yet, says Stormers coach Dobson

The team blew it in Cardiff but they can crank up the intensity against Zebre

All Blacks should reconsider overseas eligibility rules, says Cane

Some Kiwi players have signed multiyear deals in Japan that rule them out for selection

Springbok World Cup winners lead SA Rugby awards nominations

Eben Etzebeth up against Siya Kolisi and Pieter-Steph du Toit to defend his title

Fassi on track to be a ‘Weekend Special’ again, says Plumtree

Sharks fullback Aphelele Fassi appears to be gradually regaining his best form

GAVIN RICH: Shades of Super Rugby as SA teams endure four-match tours

That all four were beaten in their final tour games is a carry through from previous competition

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