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Happy New Year Everyone!

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We said our thanks for 2012, so this is one is for the well wishes of 2013!

Kings sign Adongo

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Daniel Adongo’s dream of playing Super Rugby will soon come to fruition when the burly Kenyan forward turns out for Port Elizabeth’s Southern Kings in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province next season.

2013, the Year of the Bok

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I have been mulling over a subject for my last column of 2012 for about a month now.

All Blacks’ strange sponsor

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The signing of AIG to be jersey sponsor was a coup, but many fans don’t like it.

Bok Bonus – for Duiwel and all

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Here’s a little bonus and a reminder to the way the Boks used to play. Click on the link following.

Drie Bokke in Wêreldspan

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Ietsie om aan te herkou vir die manne wat nog hier kuier: Louis de Villiers kies sy Wêreldspan vir 2012.

Swartes het beter kans by Lions

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Virgili Lacombe, Franse haker van Toulouse, is die vierde oorsese speler wat die Kings vir 2013 se Superrugby geteken het.

NZRU not keen on TMO powers

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There is little appetite within the New Zealand Rugby Union for increasing television match officials’ powers for next year’s Super Rugby season.

Refs for Super Rugby announced

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SANZAR today announced an 18-man strong referee team for the 2013 Super Rugby competition.

‘Joost best Bok 9 ever’

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Former All Black scrumhalf Justin Marshall regards Joost van der Westhuizen as the greatest No 9 in Springbok history.

Juandre will leave for France after Super Rugby

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Vodacom Bulls lock Juandrè Kruger did not extend his contract with the Blue Bulls Company (Pty) Ltd beyond the the 2013 Vodacom Super Rugby season and will leave the Vodacom Bulls to join up with French club Racing Metro 92.

Thank you for 2012

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I have done so many of these I am wondering if I am blessed or a sucker for punishment!

Swys named Lions assistant coach

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The Golden Lions Rugby Union is pleased to announce the appointment of Swys de Bruin as the new assistant coach for the MTN Golden Lions senior side.

NBM Sevens kicks off in George

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It is all systems go for the inaugural NBM 7sPL tournament at the picturesque Outeniqua Park in George with all 12 teams ready to lay claim to the R1 million prize money that will be on offer.

Community Cup fixtures for 2013 confirmed

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REIGNING national club champions Jonsson College Rovers of KZN will play GAP Despatch in the opening match of the inaugural SARU Community Cup on 16 February next year in Durban.

EP Kings CEO resigns

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EP Rugby CEO, Mr Anele Pamba, has resigned from his post with immediate effect. This news has come as a tremendous shock to the staff and Executive of EP Rugby.

Jake White has a dream

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Jake White has made no secret of the fact that he would jump at the opportunity to take charge of Australia’s national team.

SF: NZ 12, SA 5

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Hosts South Africa stormed to the top of Pool A, securing a place in the cup quarter-finals in the third leg of the Sevens World Series in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

SARU takes ownership of Tests

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The Springboks will face their Rugby World Cup 2015 Pool B opponents, Scotland and Samoa (as well as Italy), in an innovative new tournament featuring double-header Test matches in 2013, the South African Rugby Union announced on Thursday.

Brendon’s wishlist for RW, 2013

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Regular contributor, Brendon Shields, gives us his wishlist for RuggaWorld 2013!

Jonker retires from international refereeing

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Leading South African referee Marius Jonker has announced his retirement from international match officiating, although he will continue to referee in South Africa’s domestic competitions.

Boks draw Samoa (again), Scots for RWC 2015

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The Springboks were drawn with Samoa and Scotland in Pool B for the Rugby World Cup in 2015. The Pool Allocation Draw took place in London on Monday afternoon.

So how were those Boks against England

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Guest writer Mike Bersiks gives us some insight on the Bok performance against England.

All Blacks looking ‘old and weary’

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New Zealand rugby pundits on Monday blamed tiredness at the end of a long season for the All Blacks’ shock loss to England, also suggesting over-confidence contributed to the defeat.

England 38 v All Blacks 21 (no you read it right)

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The All Blacks will look to end their season unbeaten as they face a motivated England side in Twickenham.