INTERVIEW: Cheetahs coach Franco Smith spoke to Jan de Koning about his team's build-up to their Super Rugby pre-season outing against the Southern Kings.
NEWS: Springbok midfielders Jesse Kriel and Jan Serfontein will combine for the first time as a centre pairing on Saturday.
NEWS: The Hurricanes, fresh from a 0-28 shut-out by the Western Force, wasted no time in rushing back their World Cup All Blacks.
NEWS: Star Australian back row forward David Pocock is considering a one-year sabbatical from the game to study in England.
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: All Black prop Charlie Faumuina is set to return to the playing field after being included in the Blues' 30-man team for their match against the Hurricanes in Eketahuna.