Relief for Stormers

There was some good news for the Stormers on Thursday. The Chiefs man mountain Sione Lauaki will not play on Saturday and there won’t be a start for openside specialist Marty Holah.

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Coetzee stands firm

Cats assistant coach Allister Coetzee, who along with the rest of the team management have come in for massive criticism in the past week, says he will not abandon the beleagured franchise.

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NPC to feel the Force

The Western Force are already planning for next year’s Super 14 and will send several players across the Tasman to play in the Premier Division of the new NPC, rather than having them return to the “lower standard” of Sydney club rugby.

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Blake catches Connolly’s eye

Australian coach John Connolly believes he may have found a solution for his troublsome loosehead prop position currently occupied by Bill Young.

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WP give Griffons six of the best

Vodacom Western Province ran in six tries in their convincing 43-21 victory over the Griffons in a Vodacom Cup match played in Welkom on Wednesday night.Michael Vlismas reports.

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Bulls out to prove a point

When the Bulls clash with the Reds in Brisbane on Saturday they will be out to prove that the loss of concentration against the Chiefs was a mere blip.

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Cheetahs won’t be push-overs

Ollie le Roux admits the Cheetahs will start as underdogs against the Crusaders in their Vodacom Super 14 match on Saturday, but believes they will provide tough opposition.

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