Front Row Grunt

Rugby … with cauliflower ears


Weekend WRAP

Grab a cup of coffee and catch up on the weekend’s Super Rugby, Vodacom Cup, Community Cup, Six Nations and other results, scorers and logs.

And after a scintillating set of results last weekend, it’s back to earth with a bump with the Cheetahs  being the sole SA side to pull off a win this weekend. OF more concern, perhaps, was the way the Bulls and Sharks were completely dismantled by the Crusaders and Brumbies …

In Cardiff Wales pulled off one of the more remarkable victories in their illustrious history, giving England a 30-3 lesson in how to play direct rugby off a dominant scrum and lineout to take the 2013 Six Nations trophy.

Locally, WP went down to the Sharks at City Park to remain winless in the Vodacom Cup, the Lions went down to the Valke, and all the Community Cup quarter finalists were decided in the last round of pool matches.

To the weekend, then …

Super Rugby (CLICK HERE for a S15 wrap)

Sharks 10 – 29 Brumbies

Reds 12 – 19 Force

Crusaders 41 – 19 Bulls

Kings 24 – 35 Chiefs

Waratahs 26 – 27 Cheetahs

Highlanders 19 – 23 Hurricanes


Combined Log

Brumbies Pld:4 W:4 Pts:23

Chiefs Pld:4 W:3 Pts:17

Bulls Pld:4 W:3 Pts:13

Blues Pld:3 W:2 Pts:15

Reds Pld:5 W:3 Pts:13

Sharks Pld:4 W:3 Pts:12

Crusaders Pld:3 W:1 Pts:11

Hurricanes Pld:4 W:2 Pts:9

Cheetahs Pld:4 W:2 Pts:9

Stormers Pld:3 W:1 Pts:9

Force Pld:4 W:1 Pts:9

Rebels Pld:4 W:1 Pts:9

Waratahs Pld:4 W:1 Pts:9

Kings Pld:3 W:1 Pts:8

Highlanders Pld:3 W:0 Pts:5


South African Conference

Bulls Pld:4 W:3 Pts:13

Sharks Pld:4 W:3 Pts:12

Cheetahs Pld:4 W:2 Pts:9

Stormers Pld:3 W:1 Pts:9

Kings Pld:3 W:1 Pts:8

New Zealand Conference

Chiefs Pld:4 W:3 Pts:17

Blues Pld:3 W:2 Pts:15

Crusaders Pld:3 W:1 Pts:11

Hurricanes Pld:4 W:2 Pts:9

Highlanders Pld:3 W:0 Pts:5

Australian Conference

Brumbies Pld:4 W:4 Pts:23

Reds Pld:5 W:3 Pts:13

Force Pld:4 W:1 Pts:9

Rebels Pld:4 W:1 Pts:9

Waratahs Pld:4 W:1 Pts:9


Next week’s fixtures:

Friday 22 Mar

08:35 Chiefs vs Highlanders

Saturday 23 Mar

08:35 Crusaders vs Kings

10:40 Reds vs Bulls

12:45 Force vs Cheetahs

17:05 Sharks vs Rebels

19:10 Stormers vs Brumbies

Sunday 24 Mar

07:05 Waratahs vs Blues


Six Nations:

Wales 30 – 3 England

France 23 – 16 Scotland

Italy 22 – 15 Ireland


Wales Pld:5 W:4 Pts:8

England Pld:5 W:4 Pts:8

Scotland Pld:5 W:2 Pts:4

Italy Pld:5 W:2 Pts:4

Ireland Pld:5 W:1 Pts:3

France Pld:5 W:1 Pts:3


Vodacom Cup (CLICK HERE gor a VC wrap)

Western Province 23 – 24 Sharks

Griffons 12 – 26 Griquas

Border 22 – 30 Eastern Province

Blue Bulls 42 – 44 Pumas

Free State 23 – 27 Boland

SWD 17 – 22 Pampas

Valke 27 – 22 Golden Lions

Leopards 113 – 3 Limpopo Blue Bulls


Community Cup: (CLICK HERE for a VC wrap)


Durbanville-Bellville (WP) 96 – 0 Welkom Rovers (Griffons)

Raiders (Lions) 30 – 30 Rustenburg Impala (Leopards)

Bloemfontein Crusaders 39 – 17 Noordelikes (Limpopo)

Evergreens (SWD) 28 – 13 Roses United (Boland)

SK Walmers (WP) 32 – 37 Despatch (EP)

Villagers Worcester (Boland) 17 – 43 College Rovers (KZN)

Pretoria Police 80 – 17 Bloemfontein Police

White River (Mpumalanga) 24 – 64 Old Selbornians (Border)


Quarter finals in George (Thursday, March 28):

Rustenburg Impala (Leopards) vs Evergreens (SWD)

Pretoria Police (Blue Bulls) vs Despatch (EP)

Brakpan (Valke) vs Roodepoort (Lions)

College Rovers (KZN) vs Durbanville-Bellville (WP)

Author: Tank

Ex WP prop with a fair amount of experience in all things media ...


  1. Crusaders v Bulls @ 24:16 The Franks child…. hmmm….

  2. The Brumbies gave an excellent display of basic rugby – all the JW traits were eveident – strong scrum, retain possession, excellent handling and done at pace. I say it every week he wears the No10 – I trust that Saturday will have shown that Lambie is not a 10 – he is an excellent 15, always has been and probably always will be. Any Sharks success is despite Plumtree not because of. He might have aspirations to coach the Springboks but goodness he is a long way off the mark.