Michael Mentz

Lions enjoying the fruits of hard labour

The unbeaten Lions are reaping the rewards of the zero tolerance approach their coach John Mitchell has taken with the team.

Bulls nab scintillating victory over Pumas

The Bulls secured a nail-biting 16-12 victory over the Pumas which moved them away from the embarrassing log position they previously held.

Spencer confident in new Lions’ halfbacks

Lions backline coach Carlos Spencer was confident in the team's new halfback pairing who were set to face the Blue Bulls in a Currie Cup clash.

Lions and Pumas gear up for season opener

The new season of the Absa Currie Cup begins when Lions host the Pumas in Johannesburg in what has been labelled as a crucial match for the hosts.

Boks serious about Tri-Nations triumph

The Springbok squad selected for the away leg of the Tri-Nations tour can play a big role in helping the Boks regain the number one spot.

Decision time for Lions

The Golden Lions Rugby Union is pressured to make some big decisions: Finding new investors and whether to move their games to the FNB Stadium.

Burger awaits ‘exciting contest’ against Crusaders

When Stormers skipper Schalk Burger admits to having pre-match butterflies, one can only imagine how excited the younger players are.

Jantjes brings something different, says Coetzee

Stormers coach Allister Coetzee says Conrad Jantjes is a better choice over Gio Aplon for Saturday's Super Rugby semifinal against the Crusaders.

Bulls will not be distracted

Bulls players are firmly focused on the task at hand: to beat the Sharks in their Super Rugby match.

Lions deny talks with Steyn

Lions coach John Mitchell has denied any talks between the union and Saru to include Frans Steyn into their squad ahead of the Rugby World Cup.

Pressure mounting for Bulls

Ahead of Saturday's clash against the Stormers, Bulls captain Victor Matfield says the pressure is on both teams to qualify for the Super Rugby play

Waratahs leave Loftus with pride intact

Harsh decisions by SA officials may have contributed to their 23-17 loss to the Bulls, yet the Waratahs still left with their pride intact.

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