The scheduled rugby clash between the Sharks and Saracens in London next month has been cancelled due to recent developments regarding the new Covid-19 variant, Omicron.
Springbok hooker and most recent Cell C Sharks recruit Bongi Mbonambi will make his debut in the side''s Vodacom United Rugby Championship derby with the Bulls at Jonsson Kings Park on Friday night.
South Africa fly-half Handre Pollard set to join Leicester Tigers - Report by Frank Nickson Wednesday 1 December 2021 Handre Pollard has played 60 Tests for South Africa ©Steve Haag
Vodacom Bulls coach Jake White says his team''s issues at the scrum are fixable after they were dominated at the set-piece during the loss to the Sharks in Durban on Friday.
SPRINGBOK TRIAL: The Springboks won''t play for another seven months, but there will be some interesting head-to-head battles when the South African teams re-enter the United Rugby Championship this coming weekend.
Stormers assistant coach Dawie Snyman confirmed that Springbok duo Steven Kitshoff and Herschel Jantjies will be rested for the United Rugby Championship clash against the Lions in Cape Town on Saturday.
Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell and captain Siviwe Soyizwapi both praised the character of the team after the Blitzboks rallied from a difficult week during which they only had 11 fit players.
Edwill van der Merwe will make his Lions debut against the Stormers in the Vodacom United Rugby Championship at Cape Town Stadium on Sunday.
Vodacom Bulls head coach Jake White says his side is eager to test itself against a Sharks team set to be boosted by a number of Springboks, including Siya Kolisi and Makazole Mapimpi.
Springbok centre Jan Serfontein powered his way over the tryline for the winning score in Montpellier''s victory over Castres in the Top 14 this past weekend.
SPOTLIGHT: Eben Etzebeth might have missed out on a nomination for World Rugby''s Player of the Year award, but his performances during the end-of-year series has not gone unnoticed.
JC Pretorius scored a late try as the Blitzboks beat France 19-12 in the Cup semi-finals of the second Dubai Sevens tournament.
After spending some time with the Springboks, hooker Johan Grobbelaar is itching to get on to the field and continue where he left off at the Vodacom Bulls.
The Blitzboks beat Kenya 31-19 on Saturday to set up a meeting with France in the Cup semi-finals of the second Dubai Sevens tournament.
Bridgend Ravens'' Edd Howley used his head to good effect to score an amazing winning try in a playoff clash against Swansea in Wales.