Archive for October, 2012

Cooper cops a huge fine and suspended ban

October 31, 2012
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Quade Cooper has today been found to be in breach of the ARU Code of Conduct in respect of his social media and media comments between Saturday 22 and Thursday 27 September.
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Highlanders 2013 Super Rugby squad

October 31, 2012
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The Highlanders squad has a number of new faces and this will make for a very exciting season in 2013.
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Crusaders 2013 Super Rugby squad

October 31, 2012
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Crusaders Head Coach Todd Blackadder has named his squad to contest the 2013 Investec Super Rugby competition.  It includes nine new faces and twenty three players returning from the 2012 Crusaders squad.
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Blues Super Rugby squad for 2013

October 30, 2012
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Blues Head Coach Sir John Kirwan announced his 2013 squad at a free breakfast event exclusively for members, sponsors and members of the media this morning.
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Chiefs announce 2013 Super Rugby squad

October 30, 2012
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Super Rugby 2012 Champions, the Chiefs have formally announced their squad for the 2013 campaign.
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Sharks goes across borders

October 30, 2012
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UAE Rugby today announced a ground breaking development with world famous Super XV franchise The Sharks, based in Durban South Africa, to co operate in the management of three High Performance Academy programmes in the UAE commencing in January 2013.
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Strauss fit to tour

October 29, 2012
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The Springboks received a timely boost on Monday with the news that vice-captain Adriaan Strauss is fit to tour with the squad to Europe.
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WP Rugby confirms Taute, Jantjies loan deals

October 29, 2012
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WP Rugby can confirm that Springbok backs Elton Jantjies and Jaco Taute will join the DHL Stormers on loan for the 2013 Vodacom Super Rugby season.
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Kaizer Chiefs registers a rugby team

October 29, 2012
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Yes folks, you heard right, football giant Kaizer Chiefs has registered a rugby team to participate in a tournament in George over December.
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Scrap the scrum hit

October 29, 2012
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Scrap the scrum hit

Outgoing Australian Rugby Union boss John O’Neill has called for the “hit” to be scrapped in scrums, the experimental law variations to be revisited and a possible three-metre defensive line added to enliven the game.
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Law changes will promote attack

October 29, 2012
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Law changes will promote attack

Wallabies coach Robbie Deans believes the five laws that are being trialled globally will promote more attacking rugby on the team’s tour of Europe next month.
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WP leer SA Rugby ‘n les

October 28, 2012
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WP leer SA Rugby ‘n les

Die internet ensiklopedie Wikipedia het sy eerste verskyning gemaak in daardie jaar.  Die wêreld was geskud toe terroriste in die World Trade Centre ingevlieg wat die torings tot die grond toe neer gebring het en tot gister, was dit die laaste keer wat Westelike Provinsie die Currie-beker omhoog gehou het.
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Springbok squad for UK tour

October 28, 2012
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The Springboks will travel to the Northern Hemisphere next weekend with five uncapped players but without their all-time leading try-scorer and most experienced player, Bryan Habana.
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CC Final 2012: Sharks 18, WP 25

October 27, 2012
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CC Final 2012: Sharks 18, WP 25

The Sharks will be looking to win the Absa Currie Cup for the third time in five seasons on Saturday when they host DHL Western Province at Mr Price Kings Park in Durban (kick-off 17h00).
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Promotion-Relegation match Rnd 2: Kings v Cheetahs

October 26, 2012
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The Eastern Province Kings face their biggest challenge in many years in Port Elizabeth on Friday night when they host the Toyota Free State Cheetahs in the second leg of their Absa Currie Cup promotion-relegation series.
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It’s Sharks all the way

October 25, 2012
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It’s Sharks all the way

It is Currie Cup Final time, and early indications are only one team has a real chance of winning the famous Cup.
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Posted in Columnists, Currie Cup | 21 Comments »

Mapoe the ‘Mane’ Lion

October 24, 2012
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The Golden Lions Rugby Union held their annual Players Award Ceremony on Wednesday, 24 October 2012 where the players were acknowledged for their contribution to the Union throughout 2012.
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Plum calls on Boks for final

October 24, 2012
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The Sharks’ match day 22 to take on Western Province in the Absa Currie Cup Final on Saturday at Mr Price KINGS PARK features a mix of those who have done duty all season as well as returning Springboks.
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Etzebeth nominated for 3 awards

October 24, 2012
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The rise of young Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth was confirmed on Wednesday when he was nominated in three categories for the prestigious South African Rugby Union (SARU) Rugby Player of the Year Awards, which take place in Cape Town on Thursday, November 1.
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WP makes one change for semi

October 24, 2012
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DHL Western Province head coach Allister Coetzee has named his team for Saturday’s 2012 Absa Currie Cup Final against the Sharks at Mr Price Kings Park in Durban (17h00).
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Morne gets 1 week ban

October 23, 2012
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Vodacom Blue Bulls player Mornè Steyn has been suspended for one week of rugby after being found guilty by a SARU Judicial Officer on Tuesday.
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Spies stays with Bulls

October 23, 2012
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The Blue Bulls Company (Pty) Ltd is happy to announce that Pierre Spies has extended his contract till November 2015.
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Peyper to ref CC final

October 22, 2012
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Jaco Peyper has been rewarded for his outstanding performances in the 2012 season by being named as referee for Saturday’s Absa Currie Cup final in Durban (kick off 17h00). Peyper, who made his test debut at Tier 1 international level in 2012, will take charge of the match between The Sharks and DHL Western...
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Steyn, Mellet cited

October 22, 2012
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Vodacom Blue Bulls players Mornè Steyn and Mornè Mellett have been cited following alleged foul play in their semi-final clash against The Sharks in Durban on Saturday and both will appear before judicial officer Louis Booyse in Pretoria on Tuesday, 23 October 2012 at 14h00.
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Higginbotham gets 2-match ban

October 22, 2012
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Qantas Wallabies forward, Scott Higginbotham, has this evening accepted a two week suspension on both counts after pleading guilty to two counts of striking All Blacks captain, Richie McCaw, with the knee and the head.
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Posted in Disciplinary, Discliplinary actions | 6 Comments »

Wat stop ons?

October 21, 2012
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Wat stop ons?

Wat presies stop Suid-Afrikaanse rugby om leiers te wees eerder as volgelinge?
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Wat ‘n naweek van rugby!

October 21, 2012
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Wat ‘n naweek van rugby!

Wat ’n naweek van rugby resultate!
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Lions shift focus

October 21, 2012
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Golden Lions interim coach Johan Ackermann said his side would now start their journey towards reclaiming a Super Rugby berth after they were knocked out of the Currie Cup competition over the weekend.
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Posted in SA Unions / Teams | 4 Comments »

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