Fixtures and Logs
|Team 1||Team 2||Date||Time|
|Western Province||Griquas||Sat,20 Sep||15:00|
|Blue Bulls||Sharks||Sat,20 Sep||17:05|
|EP Kings||Free State Cheetahs||Sat,20 Sep||19:10|
|Free State Cheetahs||Blue Bulls||Fri,26 Sep||19:10|
|Sharks||EP Kings||Sat,27 Sep||14:00|
Experienced and versatile loose forward Schalk Burger has been called up to the Springbok squad as a replacement for the injured Francois Louw.
The Free State Cheetahs have made two changes to their team for this weekend's clash with the EP Kings including bringing in Raymond Rhule.
Australia have announced a 28-man touring squad for the next stage of their Rugby Championship campaign in South Africa and Argentina.
Former All Blacks scrum-half Jimmy Cowan will make a return to Super Rugby next season with the Auckland-based Blues.
Sharks' captain Tera Mtembu admits that the defending Currie Cup champions have slumped into a "desperate" position in their bid to defend the title.
Springbok flank Francois Louw has been ruled out of the remainder of the Rugby Championship with a pinched nerve in his neck.
Injuries have forced EP Kings coach Carlos Spencer to make several changes to the team to take on the Free State Cheetahs in Port Elizabeth.
What They Said
The guys enjoy playing here and we are proud to have kept our unbeaten record at home in tact.
~ Golden Lions coach Johan Ackermann after his side's win over WP at Ellis Park ~
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