Preview: Hong Kong Sevens 2017

Follow @RedefinedRugby The World Rugby Sevens Series 2016/17 has been a whirlwind so far, and now it’s time for Hong Kong. The 16 team captains gathered under the old clocktower on Wednesday, along with representatives of 12 other teams bidding to join them on the series next year by winning the qualifier that runs side by side…

Preview: Stormers vs Chiefs – 08/04/2017

Follow @RedefinedRugby There are just two changes to the Stormers’ starting line-up for their Super Rugby fixture against the Chiefs in Cape Town on Saturday. Scrum-half Jano Vermaak has been ruled out after leaving the field with concussion in the 53-10 victory against the Cheetahs at Newlands last week. He is replaced by the experienced…

Preview: Sharks vs Jaguares – 08/04/2017

Follow @RedefinedRugby Sharks boss Robert du Preez has made three changes to his starting XV named to take on the Jaguares in Durban on Saturday. Springbok loosehead prop Beast Mtawarira, who was unavailable for selection last week due to the death of his grandmother, makes a welcome return to the run-on side along with fellow…

Preview: Brumbies vs Reds – 08/04/2017

Follow @RedefinedRugby Flanker Scott Fardy will lead out the Brumbies for the first time against Conference rivals the Reds at GIO Stadium on Saturday as one of three changes to the starting XV. Brumbies head coach Stephen Larkham has recalled lock Rory Arnold to the starting side in place of regular skipper Sam Carter, who…

Preview: Highlanders vs Blues – 08/04/2017

Follow @RedefinedRugby Highlanders head coach Tony Brown has refreshed his forward pack and welcomes back All Black loose forward Liam Squire and captain Ben Smith for their clash with the Blues. Preparing for what will no doubt be a physical encounter Brown has restored Daniel Lienert-Brown, Siosuia Halanukonuka, Alex Ainley and Elliot Dixon to the…

Preview: Sunwolves vs Bulls – 08/04/2017

Follow @RedefinedRugby The Sunwolves have made several changes to their team that will host the Bulls in this week’s game at Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium. After a bye week, Kotaro Matsushima, Takaaki Nakazuru, Hayden Cripps and Fumiaki Tanaka all come into the backline for the clash in Tokyo. That quartet replace Jamie-Jerry Taulagi, Shota Emi,…