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|
Springbok flank Francois Louw has been ruled out of the remainder of the Rugby Championship with a pinched nerve in his neck.
Sharks' captain Tera Mtembu admits that the defending Currie Cup champions have slumped into a "desperate" position in their bid to defend the title.
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.
Boland Rugby Union have suspended their senior team's coach Abe Davids with immediate effect after he failed to provide his coaching qualifications.
Golden Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has named his 22-man squad to front the Pumas at Ellis Park on Friday.
Blue Bulls flanker Deon Stegmann and hooker Bongi Mbonambi will face SARU disciplinary hearings on Tuesday after being cited for foul play.
Beating the table-topping Western Province has given Golden Lions coach Johan Ackermann hope that they could turn Ellis Park into a fortress.
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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