When Adam Thomson was struck down by a spinal infection in late 2017, he had no guarantee that his life would ever go back to how it was. Now, he is preparing for the 2020 Super Rugby season with the Chiefs.
A Stormers side featuring two World Cup-winning Springboks have been handed a timely wake-up call after losing to the Southern Kings in a pre-season clash.
Filipo Daugunu's five-try afternoon was spoiled by a red card as the Queensland Reds feasted in a Super Rugby trial mismatch against the Melbourne Rebels.
The emerging generation of NSW Waratahs has new coach Rob Penney excited about the team's future.
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