Southern Kings head coach Deon Davids criticised his side for giving away easy points in Saturday's 39-26 loss to Argentina's Jaguares in Port Elizabeth. However, he reserved praise for his substitutes - singling out ex-Grahamstonian Luzuko Vulindlu as one of his star performers on the night.
The Southern Kings kicked off their second consecutive year in Super Rugby Saturday against the Jaguares from Argentina on Saturday 25 February. The Kings came into the home match looking to equal the previous year’s 29-22 winning performance against the Jaguares in Port Elizabeth.
On the 11 February 2017 the Makana Aerobics and Fitness Club (MAFC) commemorated the former president of South Africa Dr Nelson Mandela release from prison through sport under a theme "Free Mandela Aerobics Marathon".
On a slightly windy night in Cape Town, it was the stars of FNB UWC who shone the brightest. The home side showed no mercy in the demolition of visitors FNB Rhodes in a packed stadium full of energy. FNB UWC won 88-8.
On Monday 13 February, Rhodes Rugby kicked off their first home match of the Varsity Shield against Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). Conditions around Rhodes Great Field were cold and wet, setting the scene for an exciting game of rugby.
FNB Varsity Shield presented by Steinhoff International newcomers FNB Rhodes narrowly lost to FNB TUT Vikings narrowly defeated, in their opening match of the competition, 16-12, on Thursday (9 February) night in Tshwane.