Weekend Round Up

Weekend Round Up

All Blacks squad named for 2017 Rugby Championship

The squad sees the returns of tighthead prop Nepo Laulala and outside back Nehe Milner-Skudder, who last played for the national side in 2015. Full story

Springbok squad named for 2017 Rugby Championship

Flyhalf Curwin Bosch, No 8 Dan du Preez and fullback Warrick Gelant were on Saturday included in the 34-man Springbok squad for the start of the 2017 Rugby Championship campaign. Full story

VRU assume control of Rebels

The future of the Melbourne Rebels has been secured after Imperium Sports Management transferred its ownership in the Melbourne Rebels to the Victorian Rugby Union (VRU), effective immediately. Full story

Akker van der Merwe signs with Sharks

The man more commonly known as Akker made his 50th Super Rugby appearance for the Lions in the final and represented the Barbarians last November. Full story

Super Rugby Final

The Crusaders claimed their 8th Super Rugby title when they beat the Lions 17-25 in Johannesburg. 

The Crusaders went into an early 9 point lead before Kwagga Smith saw red just before halftime

See all the stats, reactions and highlights here

Currie Cup

Natal Sharks vs Griquas

Lukhanyo Am, Sibu Nkosi and Thomas du Toit starred as the Sharks secured an emphatic 41-3 victory. Match reaction and highlights here

Western Province vs Pumas

After a poor start, Western Province ran in 6 tries to claim a bonus point victory over a brave Pumas outfit. Match reaction and more here

Blue Bulls vs Golden Lions

The Bulls stormed out to a 21-0 lead with three early tries, but two yellow cards saw them reduced to 13 men for a period. Match reaction and more here

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