Geo’s “lucky to be alive”

Former Springbok lock Geo Cronje – brother of Bulls loosie Jacques – has been injured after a tractor fell on him, but is doing fine according to his fiancee.

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All or nothing for Baby Boks

The Baby Boks must beat England and claim a bonus point for scoring four tries if they are to stand a chance of progressing through to the semi-finals of the U19 World Championship.

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Communicate!

Stormers team spokesperson Anthony Mackaizer told keo.co.za yesterday that Schalk Brits had been appointed as captain until the end of the season, a comment confirmed by prominent team sources. Today Brits denies any knowledge of a permanent appointment. The travelling circus that is the Stormers rolls on.

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De Kock gets his chance

Neil de Kock starts only his second match of the Vodacom Super 14 on Saturday. Coach Kobus van der Merwe has included De Kock as one of four changes to his backline that bumbled against the Blues.

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Cheetahs beware

Richie McCaw believes the Crusaders have plenty of room for improvement, despite being unbeaten in the Vodacom Super 14 this year.

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Pietersen shrugs off axing

Joe Pietersen’s refreshing willingness to counter attack will not be diminished by Stormers coach Kobus van der Merwe’s decision to axe him for the Vodacom Super 14 clash with the Chiefs.

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