Archive for November, 2012

Farrell shock nomination for IRB player of the year

November 29, 2012
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Never without controversy, the IRB has named England’s second choice flyhalf as part of the final four nominees to contest the international player of the year award.
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Hore apologises for his actions

November 29, 2012
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New Zealand hooker Andrew Hore apologised on Thursday for a hit from behind on Wales lock Bradley Davies that resulted in a five-match ban, saying he had let down his team and the entire country.
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Mitchell: ‘My reputation is stil intact’

November 28, 2012
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John Mitchell, less than a week after saying he had ‘unfinished business’ with the Lions, has started coaching Sale Sharks and stated he was always going to return to the English club.
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Hore gets slap on the wrist

November 28, 2012
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Disgraced All Black hooker Andrew Hore received to what amounted to no more than a slap on the wrist for his unprovoked attack on a Welsh player.
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Always the victim, never the perpetrator: All Blacks must own their acts of violence

November 28, 2012
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Always the victim, never the perpetrator: All Blacks must own their acts of violence

Silence. For two days the world waited for Andrew Hore, Steve Hansen, Richie McCaw, Steve Tew or even the bloke who carries the bags to apologise for the All Black hooker’s unprovoked assault on Bradley Davies. November 28, 2012 – 12:55PM Mark Reason OPINION New video angle of Hore assault Instead, New Zealand rugby...
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Lions announce the ‘Lions Challenge’

November 27, 2012
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Despite not playing Super Rugby, the Lions will have no shortage of game time next season after their 2013 fixture list was revealed on Tuesday.
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Morne linked to French move

November 27, 2012
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Bulls and Springbok flyhalf Morne Steyn has been linked with a move to French Top 14 club Stade Francais.
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Jean loof ‘passievolle’ Heyneke

November 26, 2012
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Die Springbokke kon nie vir meer gevra het as die afrigtingspan wat vanjaar onder soveel kritiek deurgeloop het nie, meen kaptein, Jean de Villiers.
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‘AB’s are not thugs’ – Hansen

November 26, 2012
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All Blacks’ coach Steve Hansen says his players are not thugs and claims they would not intentionally injure an opponent.
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Meyer happy with win

November 24, 2012
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Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer applauded his team’s defence, discipline and guts after South Africa edged out England 16-15 at Twickenham on Saturday.
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Wales 10 v All Blacks 33

November 24, 2012
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The Welsh have lost all their incoming tour games so far and it will not get easier when they host the All Blacks in Cardiff.
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England 15 v Springboks 16

November 24, 2012
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The Boks will look to end their campaign of 2012 on a high by beating England at home – but this won’t be plain sailing.
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Mitchell groet die Leeus

November 23, 2012
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Die Goue Leeus het John Mitchell gister as afrigter gegroet, maar gaan hom steeds vir die volgende jaar betaal.
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England make loads of changes for Boks

November 22, 2012
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Wasps lock Joe Launchbury is set to make his first Test start after England coach Stuart Lancaster made six changes to the side for Saturday’s Test against South Africa at Twickenham.
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‘Lambie must spark backline’

November 21, 2012
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Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has urged flyhalf Patrick Lambie to play more to his natural attacking instincts against England at Twickenham on Saturday.
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Sad state of Europe rugby

November 21, 2012
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With the exception of France, northern hemisphere rugby is a bad joke, says Zelim Nel on IOL Sport.
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Boks starting XV unchanged for Poms

November 21, 2012
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Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer named an unchanged starting line-up on Wednesday for their final Test of the season, against England at Twickenham on Saturday.
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Etzebeth not guilty

November 20, 2012
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BREAKING NEWS. According to a tweet by his brother, Eben Etzebeth was found not guilty.
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JC joins Boks

November 20, 2012
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Golden Lions prop JC Janse van Rensburg will fly to London on Tuesday evening to replace the injured CJ van der Linde in the Springbok squad.
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Matfield, Liefling appointed on Bulls coaching staff

November 20, 2012
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The Vodacom Bulls on Tuesday confirmed the appointment of Victor Matfield as their new Forwards and Attack Coach for the 2013 Vodacom Super Rugby season, while also naming Derick Hougaard as a skills and kicking coach and Handrè Pollard as part of their extended playing squad for the new season.
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BOK PLAYERS vs SCOTLAND

November 20, 2012
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South Africa never looked like losing this Test, so says Mike Bersiks, our guest writer as he embarks on an analysis of the Scotland test match.
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Post weekend updates as they happen

November 20, 2012
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Post weekend updates as they happen

Boks sweating over star wing Seasoned Springbok wing JP Pietersen has a mild groin strain and is doubtful for South Africa’s final tour match, against England at Twickenham on Saturday. Bok team doctor Craig Roberts said the 2007 World Cup winner and 2012 SA Players’ Player of the Year will be “medically managed” this...
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RIP Oom Ian

November 19, 2012
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The South African Rugby Union expressed its sadness on Monday at the passing of former Springbok centre, and legendary Stellenbosch University coach, Ian Kirkpatrick. “Kirkie” died in his sleep on Sunday morning at home in Somerset West. He was 82.
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Bok rugby round-up

November 19, 2012
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The general feeling amongst Bok supporters this morning is one of frustration after the Boks managed to choke out a win against the Scots.
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Cheetahs fighting to keep Juan

November 19, 2012
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The Cheetahs are doing everything within their powers to try and stop loose forward Juan Smith from moving to France.
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France v Argentina

November 17, 2012
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Argentina has traditionally always troubled the French who comes off an impressive beating of Australia the weekend before, this one can go either way.
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Brutal Boks rated

November 17, 2012
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The Springboks made it two from two on their end-of-year tour with a 21-10 win over a spirited Scotland side at Murrayfield on Saturday.
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Ireland v Fiji

November 17, 2012
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Fiji will be hoping for some Island mojo their neighbours, Samoa, had last night but the Irish should be too strong.
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