Stormers propped up by Fullard

The Stormers received a boost on Thursday when re-evaluation of prop Neil Fullard’s injury has deemed he will be fit to start the Super 14.

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All the warm-up fixtures

South Africa’s five Super 14 franchises face a series of tough warm-up matches before the southern hemisphere showpiece kicks off on 10 February.

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Bully Boys have moved on

The Bulls have put their painful Currie Cup final defeat to the Cheetahs behind them, according to captain-elect Victor Matfield.

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Spears braced for brutal baptism

The Southern Spears enter rugby’s “real world” on Saturday, and nervous rather than excited anticipation permeates the rank’s of the country’s fledgling franchise.

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Moans sees Red

Sacked Wobblies coach Eddie Jones has signed a three-year contract to coach the Queensland Reds from next season.

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Draft dealings explained

The five South African Super 14 coaches will finalise the draft arrangements in the next two days.

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Claws out for Bulls

Frans Ludeke has named his two starting XVs for two warm-up matches of 60 minutes each against the Bulls at Ellis Park on Saturday.

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Henson boost for Wales

Gavin Henson will only miss two of Wales’s Six Nations matches after his ban was reduced by a European Rugby Cup appeals tribunal.

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