Skeate faces defining test

Ross Skeate’s battle with Chris Jack in their Vodacom Super 14 encounter at Newlands on Saturday will give an accurate indication of whether Skeate deserves Springbok recognition this year.

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Injuries hamper Bulls

Bulls fullback Johan Roets and flyhalf Derick Hougaard are unlikely to be included in the Bulls match 22 for the crunch encounter against the Sharks at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.

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Juan back for Cheetahs

Cheetahs captain and Springbok flank Juan Smith is expected to make his Vodacom Super 14 comeback against the Blues at Vodacom Park on Saturday.

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Bully Boys fear Shark bite

Bulls coach Heyneke Meyer is a worried man ahead of the all-important Vodacom Super 14 clash with the in-form Sharks at Loftus Versfeld next weekend.

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More headaches for White

Springbok left wing Bryan Habana could again play on the right wing for the Bulls in the Super 14 derby against the Sharks at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.

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Ludeke keeps the faith

Cats coach Frans Ludeke believes his team can still rescue their calamitous season with just three games to go in the Vodacom Super 14 series.

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Smit on the Bullring battle

Sharks captain John Smit says his team will not fall into the “derby day mentality” when they take on the Bulls in Saturday’s do or die Vodacom Super 14 match at Loftus.

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Rassie wants home hot streak

Having finished their Vodacom Super 14 tour on a relative high in Hamilton, the Cheetahs aim to claim at least 12 log points from their final three home matches against the Blues, Force and Cats.

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No favourites folly for Foley

Munster captain Anthony Foley has dismissed talk of his side being the sentimental favourites when they take on Biarritz in next month’s European Cup rugby union final.

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