Force not with Wikus

Cats captain Wikus van Heerden will not play in the Vodacom Super 14 match against the Western Force at Ellis Park on Friday night after failing a fitness test on Tuesday.

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Watson: Bring on McCaw

Luke Watson has responded to speculation that Crusaders captain Richie McCaw will be rested for the Vodacom Super 14 clash with the Stormers on Saturday, urging coach Robbie Deans to play the opensider widely regarded as the world’s best.

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Super 14′s tale of terror and hope

Leading Vodacom Super 14 teams the Crusaders and Waratahs could finish as low as seventh if disaster struck and they were not to get a league point in their last three matches. The Cats, on the other hand, have a best case scenario of 9th.

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Pick ‘Ackers’ for the Boks

Sharks hard man AJ Venter has urged the national selectors to pick veteran lock Johan Ackermann and not hold his age against him.

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Sharks show Rassie the way

Cheetahs coach Rassie Erasmus says the Sharks have shown him exactly how to beat the Blues in their Vodacom Super 14 match on Saturday.

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Pretoria scares ‘Saders

Pretoria’s “high crime rate” has convinced the Crusaders to stay in the “safe resort” of Umhlanga Rocks near Durban to prepare for their Vodacom Super 14 match against the Bulls on 6 May.

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History favours Sharks

History favours the Sharks in Saturday’s Titanic Vodacom Super 14 clash with the Bulls at Loftus Versfeld. The match amounts to nothing less than an elimination fixture for SA’s only remaining title hopefuls.

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