Play your normal game, Morné Steyn tells newbies ahead of semi

Young Bulls advised to keep calm and enjoy themselves in clash with the Lions

Lions planning to use the bench effectively when facing Bulls

Coach names six forwards and just two backs on their bench as they look to quell the inevitable forward assault of the men in blue

Sharks beef up with Thomas ‘The Tank’ Du Toit

Five changes made for Saturday's semifinal against Western Province at Newlands, including S’bu Nkosi and Henco Venter

Loss of Steven Kitshoff a huge blow for Western Province

Sharks will now fancy their chances of an advantage in the scrums

Lions tighthead Du Plessis runs the rule over Bulls set-piece

They administer slow poison that gradually debilitates the opposition, the medical doctor says

Final days at Newlands will give WP extra oomph, says coach

Saturday could be the last time they play at the hallowed stadium

What Lions need to do to bully the Bulls

Five areas of the game the Joburg-based team must control if they are to beat the heavy hitters from their northern rivals

The cup that curries little favour defended by Erasmus

Former Springbok coaches say an opportunity has been missed to improve skills

Sharks wary of WP set-piece in Newlands showdown

Coach Everitt believes if his side can counteract the Cape Town team’s strong point, ‘then we are in with a good shout’

Jake White bullish ahead of Lions semifinal

With an unbeaten home record at Loftus, the mood in the Bulls camp is that the men in blue can go all the way

GAVIN RICH: Willie John McBride is right — SA should be venue for Lions tour

Former captain will have much support for saying a series in the UK would harm the brand

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Icasa ‘remedies’ would set sport on road to ruin‚ says SA Rugby CEO Roux

Unintended consequences would make the professional component of the sport no longer viable in SA

Silver Lake in talks for a stake in New Zealand rugby

The deal for a 15% stake would value the All Blacks team at about $2bn

Bulls top Currie Cup standings to secure home semifinal

Pretoria side ensured prime place despite second-stringers losing to Pumas on Sunday

GAVIN RICH: Sharks’ US deal makes nonsense of WP’s concerns

The perception that MVM is paying Durban franchise almost what it would have paid Province is wrong

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Sharks’ deal with US majority shareholder MVM could transform game

The Sharks believe their new majority partner‚ with its vast network across continents‚ industries and sporting codes, will help boost their footprint

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