Semi-finals preview

If the Lions beat the Highlanders, and the travel-weary Chiefs upset the Canes, the Super Rugby final will be played at Ellis Park for the very first time!

Zelim Nel

Top guns to take off at Ellis Park

Try-scoring aces Ruan Combrinck and Waisake Naholo will go full thrusters in what promises to be a supersonic duel for survival at Ellis Park on Saturday.

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770 – Stats

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776×20 – rateplayer

Currie Cup ready to launch!

Western Province and the Blue Bulls resume the north-south derby at Loftus Versfeld in the opening round of the 2016 Currie Cup on Friday, August 5.

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Raters mouse-up for Lions

The Raters reacted swiftly and decisively to the Vodacom Stats XV by voting in a quartet of Crusader-eating Lions replacements.

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It’s time the Springboks play like Lions

DAN RETIEF extols the virtues of the rugby that has carried the Lions to the Super Rugby semi-finals, and he hopes the Springboks are ready to copy and paste.

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Reel Rugby

WATCH: Video highlights of the quarter-finals as the Lions pounced on the Crusaders, the Sharks and Stormers were well beaten by Kiwi opponents, and the Highlanders saddled the Brumbies.

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Stormers beat Lions in Stats XV

The Lions smashed the Crusaders while the Stormers were steamrolled by the Chiefs, so how is it that there are four Stormers, and only three Lions, in this week’s Vodacom Stats XV?

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Pragmatic Lions strangle Saders

The Lions may well be SA’s most attacking side, but against the Crusaders on Saturday, they balanced it with an astute kicking game and solid defence.

Tank Lanning

Chiefs blitz Stormers

Damian McKenzie scored 25 points as the Chiefs thumped the Stormers 60-21 in a Super Rugby quarter-final at Newlands on Saturday night.

Zelim Nel

Lions seal semi-final spot

The Lions booked a place in the Super Rugby semi-finals on Saturday after they saw off the Crusaders, prevailing 42-25 in Johannesburg.

Tank Lanning