Cape Sports Hub editor Ian Smit and rugby writer Wynona Louw have compiled a list of what they would like to see at Loftus…
Pretoria – A disappointing year for both South Africa and Australia will take a turn for the worse for whichever team finishes on the losing side of their Rugby Championship encounter at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday. Both countries have looked shadows of the teams that challenged New Zealand for dominance at the Rugby World Cup a year ago, when the
Australia stunned Argentina with three tries in the opening 12 minutes but were forced to defend their lead for much of the remainder of the Rugby Championship test before running out 36-20 winners at Perth Oval on Saturday. Outstanding scrumhalf Will Genia scored two of the home side's five tries with centre Samu Kerevi, winger Dane Haylett-Petty and flanker Michael
Former All Blacks coach Graham Henry has labelled Michael Cheika’s Wallabies the worst Australian team he has “ever seen”.
The Springboks are excited to resume their rugby rivalry with New Zealand when the two teams meet in the Rugby Championship at the AMI Stadium in Christchurch.
Wellington – Rookie loose forward Ardie Savea has been given his opportunity in the All Blacks number seven jersey and for the multitude of his fans who have raised him to cult status, he must now show he is more than just an explosive cameo off the bench. Savea was named to start at openside flanker for the Rugby Championship
Rookie loose forward Ardie Savea has been named to make his first Test start for the All Blacks against South Africa in their Rugby Championship clash on Saturday.
Wallaby openside flanker David Pocock has come to defence of team-mate Michael Hooper ahead of Saturday’s clash with South Africa.