The Golden Lions turned in a dominant second-half performance to beat Western province 44-25 in their Vodacom Cup semifinal at Ellis Park.
The Pumas advanced to their first Vodacom Cup Final by beating the EP Kings 39-13 at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit on Friday.
South Africa are planning a bid to host the 2023 World Cup, SA Rugby Union Chief Executive Jurie Roux said.
Italy coach Jacques Brunel included four uncapped players in his 32-man squad for the upcoming tour to South Africa.
The Vodacom Cup final will see a rookie and, potentially, not see the defending champions after the semifinals in Johannesburg and Nelspruit this weekend.
Jan de Koning chats, exclusively, to Lions captain JC Janse van Rensburg about their build-up to their Super Rugby promotion-relegation match.
Currie Cup winner Doppies Le Grange has been named in the SA Barbarians 22-man squad for their match against Saracens in London next week.
The Lions have been forced to again amend their schedule, following the cancellation of yet another fixture in Lions Challenge series.
Western Province and the EP Kings beat Griquas and the Blue Bulls respectively on Saturday to progress to the Vodacom Cup semifinals.
The Golden Lions and the Pumas were the first teams to advance to the Vodacom Cup semifinals.
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