In rugby terms he is an older version of Malakai Fekitoa, a player who was in the Blues squad but did not get a run and then burst from his chrysalis with demonic intent this season at the Highlanders. When they get their mitts on the ball there is a ...
It was the week leading into one of the crunch games of the NSW regular season, when a win over the Highlanders would seal the province's maiden minor premiership. Ripping in: Waratahs forward ... "He spoke about something off the field, it had nothing ...
So it's easier for the likes of the Waratahs, Crusaders, Brumbies, Chiefs, Highlanders, Hurricanes, Reds and Sharks to play running rugby. ... This year I watched the Blues versus Ulster on a Friday night and the Bulls against the Chiefs the following day.
In fact, there would be few goal-kickers in world rugby better than these two men. To have the option of having both, the coaching staff had the luxury of being able to make changes, knowing they would not lose too much in the goal-kicking department.
Johannesburg - As the Cell C Sharks slid down an inexorable path to complete humiliation in a one-sided Vodacom Super Rugby semi-final in Christchurch at the weekend, it was hard not to think about the words used by Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph the ...
A Waratahs win this weekend will go a long way towards a strong Wallaby performance in the Rugby Championship. It could even lay the platform for an elusive Bledisloe Cup victory. History shows a strong correlation between Super Rugby and Rugby ...
Following a similar game-plan to the one that reaped such reward in April, the Highlanders conjured up a sizzling length-of-the field score that was sparked by Ben Smith's quick tap penalty. Lima Sopoaga chipped and gathered, then the forwards showed ...
Bismarck Du Plessis. The raging bull. What would you give to have someone on your side like him? He somehow keeps expanding the role of a hooker. Has technique in the scrum, is a seriously strong defender and is fast becoming a very good ball runner ...
Pat Lambie will start for the Sharks for the first time since March having been named fly-half in the Super Rugby semi-final against the Crusaders at AMI Stadium on Saturday. Lambie last started when he tore a biceps against the Bulls four months ago ...
As it happens, neither the Bulls nor the KwaZulu-Natal school sides set the world alight this year but at senior level they were the best South Africa had to offer. It was the same in 2007 when a late Bryan Habana try at Kings Park took the Super Rugby ...
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