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.
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.
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.
SANZAR has announced referee appointments for Round 4 of the 2015 Super Rugby season.
With Round 3 now behind us, our friends at Opta Sports have crunched the numbers to create the Super Rugby Team of the Week.
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.
Stormers head coach Allister Coetzee was surprised by some of the decision-making from the Lions at the end of Saturday's game.
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.
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.
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 head coach Johan Ackermann has announced the following 27-man touring squad for his side's Super Rugby tour to Australasia.
Josh Bekhuis of the Blues has been issued with a Citing Commissioner Warning for contravening Law 10.4 (a) Punching or Striking.
Returning Brumbies captain Stephen Moore hailed his side's commitment after their 20-15 win over the Rebels in Melbourne on Saturday.
The Chiefs were outstanding as they dispatched the Crusaders 40-16 with a high-energy demolition at Hamilton's Waikato Stadium.
The Stormers were forced to come from behind to claim a hard-fought 22-19 victory over the Lions in Johannesburg on Saturday.
The Brumbies bounced back from last week in a gruelling battle with the Rebels in Melbourne, triumphing 20-15 despite a late scare.
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.
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.
The Bulls will be desperate to get their first win of the Super Rugby season when they host the Sharks in Pretoria on Saturday.
The Rebels will be highly motivated when they host the Brumbies in this Australian Super Rugby derby in Melbourne on Saturday.
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.
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.
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.
Arguably the game of the Super Rugby weekend comes from Waikato Stadium where the Chiefs play host to the Crusaders on Saturday.
The Highlanders will look to return to the victory trail when they host the Reds in this trans-Tasman clash in Dunedin on Friday.
Forwards Bongi Mbonambi and Nizaam Carr have been named in the Stormers starting XV for Saturday's clash with the Lions in Johannesburg.
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 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.
The Hurricanes are aiming to make it three consecutive wins on the road as they visit the Force in Perth on Friday.
Loosehead prop Pek Cowan will return to the Force starting line-up to face the Hurricanes in Perth on Friday.
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.
Rebels head coach Tony McGahan has made one change to his starting line-up for Saturday's clash with the Brumbies in Melbourne.
Veteran hooker Stephen Moore returns to captain the Brumbies for Saturday night's Australian derby against the Rebels in Melbourne.
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.
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.
The Chiefs have made a whopping eleven changes to their starting XV for Saturday's Kiwi derby against the Crusaders at Waikato Stadium.
Reds head coach Richard Graham has made four changes to his starting side to take on the Highlanders in Dunedin this Friday.
Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph has several changes to his team for Friday’s clash against the Reds in Dunedin.
Hooker Dane Coles will make his captaincy debut for the Hurricanes when they take on the Force in Perth this weekend.
The Lions have confirmed the signing of Andries Ferreira while Harold Vorster and JP du Preez have both extended their contracts with the franchise.
Returning Sharks back-row Ryan Kankowski is expecting a backlash from a desperate Bulls side when the teams collide at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.
Gloucester have announced the signing of scrumhalf Willi Heinz, who will join the Premiership side from the Crusaders ahead of next season.
SANZAR has announced referee appointments for Round 3 of the 2015 Super Rugby season.
SANZAR has accepted a guilty plea from Owen Franks of the Crusaders for foul play and has suspended the player for two weeks.
SANZAR has accepted a guilty plea from Hayden Triggs of the Blues for foul play and has suspended the player for one week.
SANZAR has accepted a guilty plea from Kane Hames of the Highlanders for foul play and has suspended the player for five weeks.
Springbok forward Marcell Coetzee scored two tries as the Sharks defeated the Lions 29-12 at a drenched Growthpoint KINGS PARK in Durban.
Crusaders prop Owen Franks and his Highlanders counterpart Kane Hames were both cited for foul play after their teams' clash in Dunedin on Saturday.
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.
The Reds registered their first win of the 2015 season when they beat the Western Force 18-6 in Brisbane on Saturday.