Send us your Two Oceans pics!

Will you be taking part in the Two Oceans Marathon? If so, send your pics to - and we'll include you in our gallery!


    Spies: Our style can halt Blues

    2013-03-06 22:51
    Post a comment
    Cape Town - Bulls captain Pierre Spies believes the more structured game employed by his side could come in handy when they face the adventurist Blues in their first Super Rugby tour match in Auckland on Sunday.

    The Blues, who finished a lowly 12th on the overall log in 2012, are a different side this year under the guidance of former All Black wing John Kirwin and started the season like a house on fire.

    They have notched impressive victories over the Hurricanes (34-20) and Crusaders (34-15), scoring nine tries in the process and will be confident to bag a hat-trick of wins when they face the men from Pretoria, who have never won in Auckland.

    But Spies, whose men are also unbeaten following wins over the Stormers (25-17) and Force (36-26), believes the Bulls' conservative approach could make life difficult for the New Zealanders.

    "It will be a different type of match from the ones they had in the first two weeks," Spies told the Beeld website.

    "They have only played against New Zealand teams," Spies said, referring to the Kiwis' more expansive type of approach which plays right into the hands of the Blues.

    Spies though, did acknowledge that the Blues are different team with "new vigour, structures and players" under Kirwin.

    The clash at Eden Park kicks off at 05:05 (SA time) on Sunday.

    Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

    Comment on this story
    Add your comment
    Comment 0 characters remaining
    Live Video Streaming
    Video Highlights
    Sport Talk


    25 April 2014
    • Blues v Waratahs, Auckland 07:35
    • Brumbies v Chiefs, Canberra 09:40
    • Sharks v Highlanders, Durban 19:10
    26 April 2014
    • Hurricanes v Reds, Wellington 09:35
    • Western Force v Bulls, Perth 11:40
    • Cheetahs v Stormers, Bloemfontein 17:05
    02 May 2014
    • Blues v Reds, Auckland 09:35
    • Melbourne Rebels v Sharks, Melbourne 11:40


    19 April 2014
    18 April 2014
    12 April 2014
    11 April 2014
    05 April 2014
    04 April 2014
    29 March 2014
    28 March 2014
    22 March 2014
    21 March 2014
    15 March 2014
    14 March 2014
    08 March 2014
    07 March 2014
    01 March 2014
    28 February 2014
    23 February 2014
    22 February 2014
    21 February 2014
    15 February 2014


    Rank Team P W Pts


    “The Sharks as SA’s lone playoffs side for the first time in Super Rugby’s conference format is a fair possibility, warns Rob Houwing.”

    Opinion Poll

    While the Sharks look like sure winners of the SA Super Rugby Conference, the "battle" for the wooden spoon could well develop into a four-team race. Who eventually props up the table?

    Monday Quiz Madness!

    There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.