Umaga set to return

Retired All Blacks captain Tana Umaga is expected to make his Hurricanes comeback when Colin Cooper’s side returns to Super 14 this coming weekend against the Highlanders.

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No Blues for Watson

Despite being forced from the field after 10 minutes against the Blues, Stormers flanker Luke Watson is confident he will recover to join Schalk Burger and Joe van Niekerk in the back row for the first time this season when the Stormers take on the Chiefs in Hamilton.

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Baby Boks smash Samoa

The Baby Boks got their U19 World Championship campaign back on track with a 44-0 thrashing of Samoa on Sunday, after leading 34-0 at half-time.

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England thump Boks again

Paul Treu’s Springbok Sevens team failed to salvage any pride for South Africa as they were hammered 33-14 by England at the semi-final stage of the Singapore Sevens on Sunday. Fiji then thrashed the Poms 40-21 to win the title.

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CJ eyes Tri-Nations return

Injured Cheetahs prop CJ van der Linde will miss the Springboks’ Tests against Scotland and France in June.

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Brown raves about Ruan

Sharks and former All Blacks flyhalf Tony Brown believes Ruan Pienaar is better than Joost van der Westhuizen.

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Jaco may replace Roets

Bok flyhalf Jaco van der Westhuyzen has flown out to Australia to join the Bulls’ Vodacom Super 14 squad.

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U19s worry White

Springbok coach Jake White was shocked by the Baby Boks’ first performance at the U21 World Championships against France last week.

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