Fixtures and Logs
|Team 1||Team 2||Date||Time|
|Western Force||Bulls||Sat,26 Apr||11:40|
|Melbourne Rebels||Sharks||Fri,02 May||11:40|
The Sharks will be keen to continue their impressive start to the season when they host the Highlanders in Durban on Saturday.
Live updates from Auckland
Lions and one-time South Africa second row Franco van der Merwe has reportedly signed for Irish province Ulster.
Mark Richards has replaced Cecil Afrika in the SA Sevens squad for the penultimate HSBC Sevens World Series tournament next weekend in Glasgow.
Sharks boss Jake White has named a 27 man touring squad that will travel to Australia and New Zealand for their month-long overseas tour.
The Force are boosted by the return of second-row Sam Wykes and full-back Jayden Hayward for their clash with the Bulls in Perth on Saturday.
Last season's finalists meet for the first time since their 2013 showdown on Friday as the Brumbies host the Chiefs in Canberra.
What They Said
I am very satisfied with this win and the players showed great attitude.
~ Stormers boss Allister Coetzee after his side's victory over the Lions ~
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