David Legge A controversial try helped the Bulls to a bonus-point 35-18 win over the Highlanders on Saturday and second place in the Super Rugby standings.
Jim Morton BRISBANE: Wallabies winger Digby Ioane has been stood down from Saturday night's Super Rugby clash between Queensland and the Western Force.
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Saturday (AEST)
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth, Sunday 4.10am (AEDT, 1.10am WST)
Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria, Sunday 2.05am (AEDT)
Richard Shute Real-time coverage of the opening match of the Super Rugby season.
Justin Chadwick PERTH: Western Force coach Michael Foley is confident new skipper Matt Hodgson and his army of lieutenants will be able to fill the leadership void left by Nathan Sharpe and David Pocock.
Chris Dutton INJURIES and a form slide have put the ACT Brumbies' play-off dream on the brink as they count the costs of a brutal Australian derby at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night.
Stathi Paxinos The Melbourne Rebels players say they realise the only way they can help coach Damien Hill keep his job is by winning.
Justin Chadwick One is currently playing for the Wallabies and has been a mainstay at the Western Force since 2010. The other is a former All Black who has been lured to the Perth-based franchise as their marquee...
The Western Force have signed Australian Sevens and former Brumbies outside back Ed Stubbs for the next two Super Rugby seasons.
Western Force utility back Alfie Mafi is looking forward to making further improvements to his game after re-signing with the Perth-based franchise for the 2013 Super Rugby season.
nib Stadium, Perth, Saturday 7.40pm (AEST)
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Saturday 7.40pm (AEDT)
nib Stadium, Perth, Friday 10.05pm (AEDT)
Sydney Football Stadium, Saturday 7.40pm (AEDT)
The Western Force have been hit hard by injury, with backs Nick Cummins, Napolioni Nalaga and Cameron Shepherd ruled out of Saturday night's Super Rugby clash with the NSW Waratahs in Sydney.
nib Stadium, Perth, Saturday 9.40pm (AEDT)
nib Stadium, Perth, Friday 9.40pm (AEST)
Stephen Samuelson Join RugbyHeaven editor Stephen Samuelson as the Waratahs attempt to keep their unbeaten record intact in Perth.