Blue Bulls coach Nollis Marais is celebrating his team’s fighting spirit, which clinched the side a berth in the Currie Cup final.
It takes balls to pull the rugby award of the year off the roster, but it would have been a sincere line drawn.
The Cheetahs confirmed their tag as favourites to win the 2016 title after blowing the Lions away in just 35 minutes on Saturday.
The Blue Bulls will play in their first Currie Cup final since 2009 after they beat Western Province 36-30 on Saturday night.
Brendan Venter is an excellent choice to facilitate the big coaching indaba that has been set for the coming week, says Gavin Rich.
It has been a tough road to the Currie Cup semi-finals for WP, and despite the underdog tag, the Cape side have a positive mindset.
Western Province’s defence will come under the most scrutiny in the Currie Cup semi-final against the Blue Bulls in Pretoria.
The Bulls have shown in the build-up to the semi-finals that they are a team that has learnt from their shortcomings, writes Vata Ngobeni.
South African rugby is “rotten from the bottom up and top down” and needs radical reform if the current slump is to be reversed, says Joel Stransky.
Jamba Ulengo is the quietest member of the current Blue Bulls team but often gets the loudest cheer at Loftus Versfeld.
“The thing about him is that he is a strong fellow. He was keen to play, so mentally, he’s brilliant.”
Lions boss Johan Ackermann has decided to leave Faf de Klerk on his replacements' bench for their Currie Cup semi-final against the Cheetahs.
For WP loose forward Kobus van Dyk, the stage will seem even bigger when the sides meet in the Currie Cup semi-final. Oh, and it’s at Loftus.
Former Springbok coaches and players will be part of a long-awaited gathering to plot the way forward for the under-fire ...
The Bulls are staring down the barrel of a crisis at scrumhalf ahead of their Currie Cup semi-final against Western Province at Loftus.