Rassie chases top three

Cheetahs coach Rassie Erasmus admits his side cannot yet compete with the very best in the Vodacom Super 14.

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Picking diamonds from the rough

Keo, in his News 24 column, writes that Jake White’s decision to pick 45 Springboks has given him a license to be bold – and no selection will be bolder than that of Bulls loose-forward Pierre Spies.

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League star thinks it over

Australian rugby league centre Mark Gasnier has been offered a three-year deal worth at least A$1.8 million (R8.1 million) to sign with NSW and the ARU.

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Mauger not scared of Barry

Stormers captain De Wet Barry may intimidate some of his opponents through his aggressive approach, but Crusaders centre Aaron Mauger isn’t one of them.

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Pressure’s on in Vodacom Cup

The Wildebeest, Falcons and Blue Bulls will continue their battle for a place in the final of the Vodacom Cup this week, while a host of other teams will be vying for a place in this year’s Absa Currie Cup. Michael Vlismas reports.

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No more breathing space

Sharks loose-forward Jacques Botes believes the first ten minutes of the crunch Vodacom Super 14 encounter against the Bulls will be crucial if the Sharks are to maintain their winning streak.

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Heyneke backs his Bully Boys

Bulls coach Heyneke Meyer has named an unchanged match 22 for the crunch Vodacom Super 14 clash with the Sharks at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.

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Clash of the giants

South Africa’s most legendary lock forward, Frik du Preez, is salivating at the prospect of seeing Bakkies Botha and Johan Ackerman’s one on one clash when the Bulls meet the Sharks at Loftus on Saturday.

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Same again for ‘Tahs

The Waratahs have named an unchanged starting XV for their Vodacom Super 14 match against the Highlanders at the House of Pain.

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