The Sharks have pulled off a triple coup of sorts, with the acquisitions from Leolin Zas and Robert du Preez Junior from Western Province/Stormers and Makazole Mapimpi from the Cheetahs. All three signings are practically 100% done- just haven’t been officially confirmed by the Sharks. The three are in addition to lock Gideon Koegelenberg, whom the Sharks have acquired on a two year deal from Zebre.
Wing Mapimpi impressed during Super Rugby with the Kings in 2017- check out this video where he embarrassed Karmichael Hunt, and is currently playing for Free State/Cheetahs.
The Sharks are a bit short on pacy wings, with Sbu Nkosi and Kobus van Wyk the only real speedsters in the side. Odwa Ndungane and Lwazi Mvovo, the other wings, are the other side of 30, with Mvovo also looked upon as a full back option. Continue reading “Leolin Zas Sharks Signing- Makazole Mapimpi & Robert Du Preez Jnr to move to Natal too”
Since re-admission, South Africa have had two Muslim Boks- the Western Province/Stormers loose forward Nizaam Carr, who made his debut against Italy in Padova (November 22, 2014) and the Free State/Cheetahs loosie Uzair Cassiem, who also made his international bow in an EOYT game (against Wales in Cardiff on November 27, 2016) Continue reading “List of Muslim Springboks | Islamic South African Rugby Players”
Former Springbok winger Chris Badenhorst’s son Dian took the field today for the Free State Cheetahs against the Natal Sharks in their Currie Cup game (on 2 September, 2017). Dian was the replacement scrumhalf for Free State today, and replaced former Baby Bok JP Smith in the second half.
Dian was educated at Grey College and has played for the University of Free State (UFS Shimlas) Continue reading “Springbok Chris Badenhorst son- Dian Badenhorst (Free State Cheetahs)”
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”