Monthly Archives: December 2013

Edinburgh lures another SA star

Carl Bezuidenhout, who helped the Pumas regain their Currie Cup status, has become the latest South African to join Alan Solomons at Edinburgh. The 27-year-old, who began training at Murrayfield on Monday, joins other SA players like Wicus Blaauw (from…

Happy New Year 2014!!

From all of the us, we wish you a Happy New Year and may 2014 bring you all the love joy and wishes you may have. Looking forward to a “jam” packed rugby season lying ahead for us in the…

70th Straight Win for Clermont

Clermont racked up a 70th straight home win and extended their lead at the top of the French Top 14 with a 33-19 victory over Oyonnax on Sunday. Fijian born wing Noa Nakaitaci was the architect in the first half,…

Welsh twist in Euro stand-off

The European Cup stand-off has not even taken a break over the festive season, with new reports of ‘cash offers’ to lure clubs to the breakaway group. According to a report in the Sunday Telegraph the four Welsh regions have…

Oud-Matie voer UP-Tuks aan

Die oud-Matie Reniel Hugo is gister aangewys as UP-Tuks se FNB Varsitybeker kaptein vir 2014. Die 23-jarige Hugo, wat vir sy skitterspel vir Maties in die 2013-kompetisie met die Beste Voorspeler-toekenning beloon is, is in 2014 ‘n nagraadse student aan…

Rookies of the year

The South African rugby conveyer belt continues to produce fine young talent; we look at five newcomers who caught the eye this year. One of the major strengths of South African rugby is the amount of talent constantly coming through…

Great Rugby Quotes

Some great quotes over the years. Let us know of any you have heard. After an All-Blacks surprise loss to the French in the 1999 Rugby World Cup: “The French are predictably unpredictable.” Andrew Mehrtens. After biting Sean Fitzpatrick’s ear:…

Jean to lead cricket Boks

Jean de Villiers’ captaincy skills will be put to a new test when he leads a Springbok XI in their 20 over match against the Proteas. This match, which will be at Newlands cricket ground on January 3, will be…

Sharks Jersey for 2014

International Sports Apparel Company BLK on Friday unveiled the Sharks’ home and away replica jerseys ahead of the 2014 Super Rugby season, reports Sharks website editor Michael Marnewick. The playing and replica jersey design project commenced immediately following the announcement…

SBW to be reunited with Chiefs in 2015

The New Zealand Rugby Union have confirmed that cross-code rugby star Sonny Bill Williams will return to rugby union in 2015. Williams, who will continue in rugby league with the Sydney Roosters in 2014, has signed a two-year deal, meaning…

Fellow SA refs hail Kaplan

Fellow South African referees have paid tribute to Jonathan Kaplan, who recently retired from top level refereeing. Kaplan, who was the first referee to take charge of 50 Test matches, enjoyed an illustrious career which featured a series of memorable…

Big boost for Cape Town Tens

The Cape Town Tens rugby event on Wednesday announced plans for a ground breaking sponsorship of the 2014 event. Food Lover’s Market has become the exclusive food partner of the event and will be delivering a unique and premium food…

Stormers pre-season ‘on track’

Western Province Rugby’s contracted players have finished the first phase of their pre-season training programme, with the players now set to take a break over the festive season ahead of the DHL Stormers’ 2014 Super Rugby assault. A big squad…