Free Staters fire first shots

Cheetahs captain Juan Smith has warned the Bulls to expect a repeat of the Currie Cup final when the teams meet again on the opening weekend of the Super 14.

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Willemse’s back from the brink

Ashwin Willemse’s career is not over. The Cats flyer has come through intense rehabilitation and will be fit to start the Super 14 campaign.

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Sharks suffer Smittie blow

The Sharks’ pre-season preparations suffered a further blow with news that captain John Smit will miss an additional game through injury. This is in addition to the three opening fixtures he’s banned from participating in.

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Stormers training report

Blistering heat and a punishing training schedule combine to form a tough preseason for the extended Stormers squad.

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Jaco’s not Bullish over move

Jaco van der Westhuyzen has not attempted to secure a release from his contract with Japanese club NEC in order to play for the Bulls in the inaugural Super 14.

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One more life for Cats

As the Cats enter their ninth year of existence, Andre Pretorius has stated there is no excuse for failure.

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‘Shady Saru’ scream Sharks

Before a ball has been fumbled Sharks CEO Brian van Zyl is already threatening Saru over the controversial relegation plan for the Super 14.

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These Cats have claws

Former All Black coach Laurie Mains believes the Cats will be competitive in the Super 14 this year.

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Big Vic gets a helping hand

Heyneke Meyer is relying on the leadership skills of Fourie du Preez to provide support to captain Victor Matfield.

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