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Preview: Vodacom Cup, Round Six

The six teams occupying positions two to seven on the South Section log clash in three encounters this weekend.

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The rise of General Franco

Franco Smith has not been back in Bloemfontein long, but he has already made waves by taking Shimlas to their first Varsity Cup title.

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Schalk wins comeback of year award

NEWS: Springbok loose forward Schalk Burger has won the 'Comeback of the Year' at the annual Laureus sport awards.

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Shimlas blow Pukke away

VARSITY CUP: UFS-Shimlas beat NWU-Pukke 63-33 in an epic final in Bloemfontein on Monday to claim their first Varsity Cup title.

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Vodacom Cup: Lions, WP stay on top

WRAP: It was business as usual at the top of the Vodacom Cup's North and South Section logs.

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Preview: Varsity Cup Final

Both the UFS-Shimlas and NWU-Pukke will be gunning for their first title when they meet in the Varsity Cup Final on Monday.

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Pukke put the past behind them

NWU-Pukke coach Robert du Preez says that what happened in last year’s Varsity Cup final is ‘not a consideration’ in this year's final.

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Preview: Vodacom Cup, Round Five

The intensity of the Vodacom Cup is expected to rise significantly this weekend as the pool stages reach the halfway stage.

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One final hurdle for Shimlas

UFS-Shimlas may be unbeaten, but coach Franco Smith knows that there is a massive hurdle standing between them and the Varsity Cup title.

Swiel signs with Quins...again

Former Stormers and Sharks flyhalf, Tim Swiel has signed a full-time contract with Premiership club Harlequins after a highly successful four month loan.

Durbell steal victory from Impala

Durbell kicked a late penalty in the dying minutes of a gripping Community Cup final against defending champions Rustenburg Impala to secure a hard-fought 31-30 victory.

Impi sink Wits to claim Shield

UKZN handed Wits a 29-24 defeat in Johannesburg on Monday to claim their first Varsity Shield title.

Impala to face Durbell in Final

WRAP: Defending Community Cup champions and tournament hosts Rustenburg Impala on Saturday booked their place in the Final on Monday.

Rustenburg keep title hopes alive

Defending Community Cup champions Rustenburg kept alive hopes of winning back-to-back titles with a last-gasp penalty.

Vermaak chasing World Cup spot

EXCLUSIVE: Three-times capped Springbok Jano Vermaak is returning home to South Africa with a World Cup dream. Jan de Koning reports!

SARU exceed profit forecasts

NEWS: SARU made a small operating profit – exceeding forecasts – in a very difficult economic environment, to record a fourth successive year of profit.

Unbeaten Shimlas to host Pukke

VARSITY CUP WRAP: The unbeaten UFS-Shimlas will host NWU-Pukke in their first-ever Varsity Cup final in Bloemfontein on Monday, April 13.

Hard road for Ikeys and Pukke

Both of last year's finalists are playing away from home in the Varsity Cup semifinals on Monday.