Golden Lions eighthman Warren Whiteley has been named by coach Allister Coetzee as South Africa’s 58th rugby captain after the retirement of Adriaan Strauss.
While Whiteley has excelled at Super Rugby level and possesses excellent communication and leadership skills, there are a few who still doubt whether he is South Africa’s best option at 8, with his performances not quite at the level of what Duane Vermeulen produced at test level for the Boks. The Stormers loose forward was one of the best players during the Heyneke Meyer era before his departure to French outfit Toulon.
Vermeulen is one of four overseas players included in this squad, with the others being Steven Kitshoff, Francois Hougaard and Frans Steyn.
The Golden Lions (9) and Stormers (7) make up half the squad, with the Bulls (5), Sharks (4), Overseas (4) and Cheetahs (2) finishing the 31 member list. Continue reading “Warren Whiteley named 58th Springbok Captain- Bok Squad to face France 2017- 31 Man Roster”
The Toyota Cheetahs will change kit manufacturers from Puma to Canterbury for the 2017 season. With this, Free State will join the Lions and potentially even the Sharks (who are also rumoured to be changing from BLK to Canterbury) in 2017. The launch will take place next month at the Canterbury store in Bloemfontein. Continue reading “New Cheetahs Canterbury Jersey Deal- FS to leave Puma”
The Cheetahs recorded their biggest ever Super Rugby win as they thrash the Sunwolves 92-17 in this game in Bloemfontein on April 15, 2016. Sergeal Petersen and Paul Schoeman with three tries each for Free State while Torsten van Jaarsveld, Francois Venter, Uzair Cassiem, Raymond Rhule, Shaun Venter, Hilton Lobberts, Clayton Blommetjies and Jacques du Toit all scored one try each.
The 92-17 win equalled the points scored by the Pretoria based Blue Bulls when they beat the Queensland Reds 92-3 back in 2007.
Derek Carpenter and Tongan Mifiposeti Paea netted tries for the Sunwolves Continue reading “Video Cheetahs vs Sunwolves 92-17 All Tries Super Rugby Highlights April 15 2016”
High scoring clash this one between the Cheetahs and Jaguares, but Argentina’s new Super Rugby side make a comeback from 24-3 to win in Bloemfontein. A couple of great tries from the Jaguares, especially from scrumhalf Martin Landajo Continue reading “Video Cheetahs vs Jaguares Highlights 33-34 Super Rugby Landajo Try”