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Human, who will be mentored by Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus during pre-season in the build-up to the Super Rugby campaign, was a no-nonsense loose forward who played 116 games for Eastern Province and 82 for Free State.
Springboks and Blue Bulls legend Victor Matfield was announced on a shortlist of candidates for the role of the Bulls Super Rugby head coach on Monday.
The Springboks No. 8, who has won 42 caps for South Africa, and who has been added to the tour squad to face England, France, Scotland and Wales, will arrive in Pretoria in February 2019.
A Ruan Steenkamp hatrick wasn't enough for the Blue Bulls as they went down 35-38 to the Golden Lions at Loftus Versveld on Saturday evening.
The Crusaders were the only team to coast into the Super Rugby semifinals at the weekend with the other three encounters all closely-fought affairs. The Waratahs looked gone at halftime in Sydney, before the "big three" burst into life.
There was plenty on the line in the final regular season round yet two Australian teams were unable to perform when it mattered most. The Brumbies did, however, exposing the Waratahs for exactly what they are.
Sunwolves winger Semesi Masirewa was given a red card for a lifting tackle on Bernard Foley. It was the correct decision to the letter of the law, but could it have been better served by a report system? Your Round 18 Super Rugby talking points are here.
Super Rugby returned from a month-long hiatus only for the negative themes from the June Test series to immediately surface in the provincial competition. Thankfully 24 hours later, the Chiefs helped remind us just how good the game can be.
The Sunwolves win a see-saw Super Rugby clash at Singapore National Stadium on Saturday, with loose forward Rahboni Warren-Vosayaco scoring the decisive try five minutes from full-time.
The 32-year-old hooker will end his 14-year professional career at the completion of the 2018 Super Rugby season.
The Rebels may have ended Australia's 32-game winless streak in New Zealand, but it was the Waratahs, Reds derby that produced the highlights, meanwhile two All Blacks players have been left red-faced for off-field hijinks.
The Waratahs were hoping to add the Chiefs to their list of victims after ending the trans-Tasman streak in Sydney last week. And they would have, too, had it not been for the game's premier lock: Brodie Retallick.
Brumbies fullback Tom Banks scored a brilliant late try as the Australian side claimed a 38-28 victory over the Bulls in their Super Rugby clash at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.
After 40 games, Australia finally saw the end of their New Zealand hoodoo with the Waratahs putting on a slick display to thump the Highlanders, while the deliberate knockdown debate continues to rage.
KweséESPN's John Goliath looks at some of the pros and the cons if SA Rugby decides to ditch their southern-hemisphere partners for their northern counterparts.
NSW Waratahs had every right to feel aggrieved over some of the decisions that were, and were not, made in Christchurch. The cold hard fact is, however, that a 29-0 lead should, no matter the opposition, be enough to go on and claim victory.
Australia's losing streak to their New Zealand counterparts has hit a new low, with Australia's best falling to New Zealand's worse, while the Jaguares and the Sharks found a way to get the win over two New Zealand teams.
The Stormers produced one of their performances of the season when they shocked their bitter rivals the Bulls 27-12 in an entertaining South African Super Rugby derby at Newlands on Saturday.
The Reds gave Australian rugby something to smile about with a shock win over the Lions. But that warm glow lasted little more than three hours as the Brumbies' shortcomings exposed a problem which requires urgent attention Down Under.
Round 10 Super Rugby action saw the Australian sides cop awful wake-up calls, the Chiefs add more casualties to their injury list and the Lions and Bulls shine in South Africa.
Round 9 Super Rugby action saw Ben Lam continue his emergence as a new All Blacks candidate with a huge performance against the Chiefs, while the Waratahs are still surging, and Warrick Gelant is shining for the Bulls.
Super Rugby Round 9 is highlighted by a battle between New Zealand's best No.10s, while Australia's sides begin their journey across the ditch as they search for respect.
Super Rugby Round 10 has barely rated a mention this week given the ongoing saga involving Israel Folau. That might be a good thing for the Reds for whom attack has become an enormous problem.
It was a disastrous weekend for Australia's Super Rugby teams in Round 10 and, worryingly for the Wallabies, things are unlikely to improve from Saturday. Meanwhile, the Highlanders have unearthed another back-row gem with a familiar surname.
After 36 games without a trans-Tasman victory, hopes are high the Waratahs will at last register a W for Australia. If they don't win, then we might as well condemn the entire Aussie conference to a second tier and banish them to America.
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