Wikus added to Cats squad

Cats captain Wikus van Heerden has been added to an enlarged 23-man Cats squad for the Vodacom Super 14 match against the winless Western Force at Ellis Park on Friday night.

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Big Vic gets Joost’s support

Joost van der Westhuizen believes Victor Matfield is a good captain and can’t be blamed for the Bulls’ mixed results this season.

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Injuries plague Cheetahs

The Cheetahs hopes of ending a four-match losing streak in the Vodacom Super 14 suffered a big blow when two players were ruled out of Saturday’s match against the Blues.

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Brown blow for Sharks

Sharks flyhalf Tony Brown has a 50% chance of playing in Saturday’s vital Vodacom Super 14 match at Loftus on Saturday.

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Ban for August?

Biarritz hooker Benoit August faces up to a two-year ban after being cited for gouging in his club’s 18-9 European Cup semi-final victory over Bath at the weekend.

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Bracken backs out

Following the news that Matt Dawson was to call it quits at the end of the season recently, another veteran England scrumhalf, Kyran Bracken, has announced he will be retiring too.

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SA players overlooked

No South African players plying their trade in England were recognised when the shortlist for England’s Professional Rugby Players’ Association player of the year award was announced.

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Sharks showcase SA talents

Keo, in his Business Day column, writes that the Sharks have ignited optimism that South African players can add finesse to their physicality.

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Wikus’s Force fate

Cats captain Wikus van Heerden will hear later today whether he will be able to lead the team against the Western Force in a bottom of the table Vodacom Super 14 encounter on Friday night.

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