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STATS FEATURE: South Africa vs the world

STATS FEATURE: South Africa vs the world

We continue on from last week’s examination of Australia's Super Rugby team records broken down by conference. This week, we focus on South Africa.

Bulls' injury update

Bulls' injury update

Arno Botha will return to training next week after recovering well from a pectoral muscle tear, but flyhalf Jacques-Louis Potgieter could be on the sidelines for another week.

Jean Deysel out for 4-6 weeks

Jean Deysel out for 4-6 weeks

The Sharks received some mixed squad news on Tuesday as Jean Deysel's ankle injury was cushioned by the return of Frans Steyn and JP Pietersen.

Super Rugby Referees: Round 4

Super Rugby Referees: Round 4

SANZAR has announced referee appointments for Round 4 of the 2015 Super Rugby season.

Super Rugby Team of the Week: Round 3

Super Rugby Team of the Week: Round 3

With Round 3 now behind us, our friends at Opta Sports have crunched the numbers to create the Super Rugby Team of the Week.

Rene Ranger set for Super Rugby return

Rene Ranger set for Super Rugby return

Explosive attacking back Rene Ranger is to return to the Blues next season and will be available to play for North Harbour in the ITM Cup this year.

Lions calls surprised Stormers' boss

Lions calls surprised Stormers' boss

Stormers head coach Allister Coetzee was surprised by some of the decision-making from the Lions at the end of Saturday's game.

Tom Taylor agrees to terms with Bayonne

Tom Taylor agrees to terms with Bayonne

Canterbury and Crusaders back, Tom Taylor, has announced he will move to France to play for the Bayonne Club at the end of this year.

Springbok duo back for Stormers

Springbok duo back for Stormers

The Stormers have been boosted by the return of Springbok duo Eben Etzebeth and Schalk Burger to their squad for their clash with the Sharks.

Fruean's season almost certainly over

Fruean's season almost certainly over

Robbie Fruean faces at least 4-5 months on the sidelines after he underwent surgery on Monday to have a steel plate inserted in his fractured arm.

Lions announce touring party

Lions announce touring party

Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has announced the following 27-man touring squad for his side's Super Rugby tour to Australasia.

Bekhuis issued Citing Commissioner Warning

Bekhuis issued Citing Commissioner Warning

Josh Bekhuis of the Blues has been issued with a Citing Commissioner Warning for contravening Law 10.4 (a) Punching or Striking.

Moore hails Brumby commitment

Moore hails Brumby commitment

Returning Brumbies captain Stephen Moore hailed his side's commitment after their 20-15 win over the Rebels in Melbourne on Saturday.

Chiefs thump the Crusaders

Chiefs thump the Crusaders

The Chiefs were outstanding as they dispatched the Crusaders 40-16 with a high-energy demolition at Hamilton's Waikato Stadium.

Stormers leave it late in Joburg

Stormers leave it late in Joburg

The Stormers were forced to come from behind to claim a hard-fought 22-19 victory over the Lions in Johannesburg on Saturday.

Brumbies grind down Rebels

Brumbies grind down Rebels

The Brumbies bounced back from last week in a gruelling battle with the Rebels in Melbourne, triumphing 20-15 despite a late scare.

Bulls bite back against Sharks

Bulls bite back against Sharks

The Bulls finally got their first win of the Super Rugby season on Saturday, beating the Sharks 43-35 in a thrilling clash at Loftus Versfeld.

PREVIEW: Lions v Stormers

PREVIEW: Lions v Stormers

With nothing to show for their efforts this season thus far the Lions will be desperate to record their first victory when they host the Stormers in Johannesburg on Saturday.

PREVIEW: Bulls v Sharks

PREVIEW: Bulls v Sharks

The Bulls will be desperate to get their first win of the Super Rugby season when they host the Sharks in Pretoria on Saturday.

PREVIEW: Rebels v Brumbies

PREVIEW: Rebels v Brumbies

The Rebels will be highly motivated when they host the Brumbies in this Australian Super Rugby derby in Melbourne on Saturday.

Cheetahs give the Blues the Blues

Cheetahs give the Blues the Blues

The Cheetahs made it two victories from two in Super Rugby as they held on to beat the Blues 25-24 in a game they will feel fortunate to win.

Hurricanes blow away Force

Hurricanes blow away Force

The Hurricanes continued their unbeaten start to the Super Rugby season with a convincing 42-13 win over the Western Force in Perth on Friday.

Highlanders edge out Reds

Highlanders edge out Reds

The Highlanders claimed their first win of the Super Rugby season on Friday, beating the Reds 20-13 in a closely-fought clash in Dunedin.

PREVIEW: Chiefs v Crusaders

PREVIEW: Chiefs v Crusaders

Arguably the game of the Super Rugby weekend comes from Waikato Stadium where the Chiefs play host to the Crusaders on Saturday.

PREVIEW: Highlanders v Reds

PREVIEW: Highlanders v Reds

The Highlanders will look to return to the victory trail when they host the Reds in this trans-Tasman clash in Dunedin on Friday.

Stormers bring in Mbonambi, Carr

Stormers bring in Mbonambi, Carr

Forwards Bongi Mbonambi and Nizaam Carr have been named in the Stormers starting XV for Saturday's clash with the Lions in Johannesburg.

Bulls turn to Paige

Bulls turn to Paige

Bulls coach Frans Ludeke handed scrumhalf Rudy Paige a first Super Rugby start when he named his team to play the Sharks at Loftus Versfeld.

Lions appoint new front row and flyhalf

Lions appoint new front row and flyhalf

Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has named his team to take on the Stormers at Emirates Airlines Park, making several changes to both the starting line-up and the bench.

PREVIEW: Force v Hurricanes

PREVIEW: Force v Hurricanes

The Hurricanes are aiming to make it three consecutive wins on the road as they visit the Force in Perth on Friday.

Cowan back, Mafi starts for Force

Cowan back, Mafi starts for Force

Loosehead prop Pek Cowan will return to the Force starting line-up to face the Hurricanes in Perth on Friday.

Kankowski to start at Loftus

Kankowski to start at Loftus

Sharks Director of Rugby Gary Gold has made two changes to his team for this Saturday’s Super Rugby clash against the Bulls in Pretoria.

Stirzaker straight back in for Rebels

Stirzaker straight back in for Rebels

Rebels head coach Tony McGahan has made one change to his starting line-up for Saturday's clash with the Brumbies in Melbourne.

Moore returns to lead the Brumbies

Moore returns to lead the Brumbies

Veteran hooker Stephen Moore returns to captain the Brumbies for Saturday night's Australian derby against the Rebels in Melbourne.

Blues add a pair of All Blacks

Blues add a pair of All Blacks

All Blacks Charlie Faumuina and Patrick Tuipulotu will make their first starts of the season for the Blues against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

STATS FEATURE: Australia vs the world

STATS FEATURE: Australia vs the world

We continue on from last week’s examination of New Zealand's Super Rugby team records broken down by conference. This week, we focus on the Aussies.

Chiefs make eleven changes

Chiefs make eleven changes

The Chiefs have made a whopping eleven changes to their starting XV for Saturday's Kiwi derby against the Crusaders at Waikato Stadium.

Take two... O'Connor to debut for Reds

Take two... O'Connor to debut for Reds

Reds head coach Richard Graham has made four changes to his starting side to take on the Highlanders in Dunedin this Friday.

Banks to debut for the Highlanders at 10

Banks to debut for the Highlanders at 10

Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph has several changes to his team for Friday’s clash against the Reds in Dunedin.

Dane Coles to lead unbeaten Hurricanes

Dane Coles to lead unbeaten Hurricanes

Hooker Dane Coles will make his captaincy debut for the Hurricanes when they take on the Force in Perth this weekend.

Ferreira joins Lions

Ferreira joins Lions

The Lions have confirmed the signing of Andries Ferreira while Harold Vorster and JP du Preez have both extended their contracts with the franchise.

Kankowski expects 'desperate' Bulls

Kankowski expects 'desperate' Bulls

Returning Sharks back-row Ryan Kankowski is expecting a backlash from a desperate Bulls side when the teams collide at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.

Willi Heinz to join Gloucester

Willi Heinz to join Gloucester

Gloucester have announced the signing of scrumhalf Willi Heinz, who will join the Premiership side from the Crusaders ahead of next season.

Super Rugby Referees: Round 3

Super Rugby Referees: Round 3

SANZAR has announced referee appointments for Round 3 of the 2015 Super Rugby season.

Owen Franks suspended for two weeks

Owen Franks suspended for two weeks

SANZAR has accepted a guilty plea from Owen Franks of the Crusaders for foul play and has suspended the player for two weeks.

Hayden Triggs suspended for one week

Hayden Triggs suspended for one week

SANZAR has accepted a guilty plea from Hayden Triggs of the Blues for foul play and has suspended the player for one week.

Kane Hames suspended for five weeks

Kane Hames suspended for five weeks

SANZAR has accepted a guilty plea from Kane Hames of the Highlanders for foul play and has suspended the player for five weeks.

Sharks impress in dire conditions

Sharks impress in dire conditions

Springbok forward Marcell Coetzee scored two tries as the Sharks defeated the Lions 29-12 at a drenched Growthpoint KINGS PARK in Durban.

Franks, Hames cited

Franks, Hames cited

Crusaders prop Owen Franks and his Highlanders counterpart Kane Hames were both cited for foul play after their teams' clash in Dunedin on Saturday.

Triggs sent off, Stormers win again

Triggs sent off, Stormers win again

The Stormers made it two wins from two in Super Rugby as they saw off a fourteen-man Blues side 27-16 at DHL Newlands in Cape Town on Saturday.

Reds weather the storm

Reds weather the storm

The Reds registered their first win of the 2015 season when they beat the Western Force 18-6 in Brisbane on Saturday.

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