Oz mob introduces ref cam

February 20, 2013 0
New Zealand referee Chris Pollock's decision making will be under closer scrutiny than usual during the Australian Super Rugby derby between the Queensland Reds and NSW Waratahs in Brisbane on Saturday. stuff.co.nz For the first time in the competition's 18-year history a match official will wear a mini-camera which will transmit images through broadcaster Fox…

Sharks select strong team for opener

February 20, 2013 7
Despite a number of injuries the Sharks have been able to name a strong starting XV for their game against the Cheetahs. Key injuries to Bismarck du Plessis, Keegan Daniel and Willem Alberts might have had some of their supporters concerned for the opening weekend's Super Rugby action against the Cheetahs, but the Sharks have…

Canes name side to face Blues

February 20, 2013 0
The Hurricanes are set to host the Blues in their season opener this Saturday night at Westpac Stadium. The line-up for the Hurricanes has a consistent look from their 2012 squad, with few changes to note. Ben Franks will make his debut in Hurricanes colours at loosehead prop, meanwhile Ben May will take the tighthead…

Goose back for Cheetahs

February 20, 2013 12
Springbok flyhalf Johan Goosen will make a welcome return to the playing field when he starts for the Cheetahs in their opening Super Rugby encounter against the Sharks in Bloemfontein on Saturday. Sport24 "It is good to have Johan back in the thick of things," Cheetahs coach Naka Drotske said on Wednesday. "He is one of…

Rebels unchanged for Brumbies

February 20, 2013 0
The RaboDirect Rebels have named an unchanged side for their match against the ACT Brumbies this Friday night at AAMI Park. Rebels Head Coach, Damien Hill, admitted the team gained a lot from their first round encounter against the Western Force and was poised to continue to build into this Friday's clash at AAMI Park.…

Chiefs announce team for Highlanders match

February 20, 2013 0
The Chiefs have announced their team to play the Highlanders in their first game of the Investec Super Rugby competition in Dunedin on Friday. Tim Nanai-Williams will take the field at centre, after a solid performance in last week’s trial against the Hurricanes.  Chiefs’ midfielders, Bundee Aki and Charlie Ngatai have both been cleared to…