Playing in the colours of their Marvel-inspired super heroes, the DHL Stormers (Thor) beat the Cell C Sharks (Black Panther) by 21-19 in the first game, after which the Vodacom Bulls (Captain America) scored a 40-35 win over the Emirates Lions (Spider-Man) in the second encounter of the day.

A bunch of Springboks, as well as a number of Blitzboks, were in action on Sunday as the four Vodacom Super Rugby franchises stepped up their preparation for the forthcoming season.


DHL Stormers 21 Cell C Sharks 19

DHL Stormers - Tries: Herschel Jantjies (2), Godlen Masimla. Conversions: Damian Willemse (2), Jean-Luc du Plessis.

Cell C Sharks - Tries: Makazole Mapimpi (2), Marius Louw. Conversions: Curwin Bosch, Boeta Chamberlain.


Vodacom Bulls 40 Emirates Lions 35

Vodacom Bulls - Tries: Abongile Nonkontwana, Johnny Kotze, Manie Libbok, Divan Rossouw (2), Cornal Hendricks. Conversions: Morne Steyn (2), Chris Smith (3).

Emirates Lions - Tries: Dan Kriel, Duncan Matthews (2), Courtnal Skosan, Morne van der Berg. Conversions: Elton Jantjies (5).


Here are highlights of the two games.