Eight points separate SA’s Super Rugby contenders going into the weekend

Sharks coach Robert Du Preez has gone on a charm offensive with New Zealand referee Mike Fraser‚ who incensed the Stormers last week

Lions ready for Brumbies clash

The Lions have much to play for while the tourists have nothing to spur them on other than ambition

Stormers focus on points

The Cape side meet the Sunwolves in Hong Kong — the first time Super Rugby will be played in the Chinese city

Shortened Currie Cup makes for high stakes

SA Rugby announces the fixtures for the 127-year-old tournament

Sharks still in, says coach Robert Du Preez

The defeat against Bulls leaves the Sharks second last in the South African conference

Stormers will continue fighting for play-off spot

Super Rugby laggards fail again to the Chiefs, but Stormers coach Robbie Fleck is not throwing in the towel

Injury blues takes shine off Bulls' Super Rugby victory

Coach John Mitchell warns the injuries of wrecking balls Lood de Jager and Lizo Gqoboka could be serious

Owen Farrell to captain England in SA

England coach Eddie Jones included eight new caps

Pat Lambie plans to give Dan Carter a grand send-off

‘These are his last games, there’s a lot to play for,’ says the South African flyhalf

Super Rugby: Carlos Spencer to coach Hurricanes in 2019

Spencer will work at the Hurricanes under assistant coach John Plumtree

Israel Folau once more posts anti-gay sentiments

The Australian rugby star caused a storm in April when he said gay people were destined for hell

Dunedin victory a ‘massive challenge’ for Lions

Beating the Highlanders would make for successful tour in Antipodes, Lions coach believes

Sharks bully boys ready for the Bulls

‘The set-piece battle is going to be a big one and it will decide the game‚’ says Daniel du Preez

Lions versus Dunedin history

The Lions face a taxing final stretch in the league stages

Champions City target goals and points records

‘We cannot deny it would be nice to reach 100 [points],’ City manager Pep Guardiola says

Trevor Nyakane a welcome return as Bulls take on Sharks

The versatile Springbok prop, whose absence was keenly felt against the Stormers, has recovered well from a neck injury

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