Archive for March 11th, 2014

Absa Currie Cup fixtures for 2014

March 11, 2014
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Absa Currie Cup fixtures for 2014

The fixtures for the Absa Currie Cup Qualifying Competition and the new eight-team Premier Division were released by the South African Rugby Union (SARU) on Tuesday. The Qualifying Competition, which will be contested by GWK Griquas, the Leopards, SWD Eagles, Boland Cavaliers, Down Touch Griffons, Border Bulldogs and Valke, will kick off on the...
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‘Expansive’ Stormers a real threat

March 11, 2014
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‘Expansive’ Stormers a real threat

Chiefs assistant coach Wayne Smith says the Stormers are more expansive in New Zealand and will pose his side a real threat. Realising that the Stormers will still be frustrated from failing to beat the Crusaders when they had more than enough chances to do so, Smith is aware they will be throwing all...
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Split loyalties for Somerville

March 11, 2014
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Split loyalties for Somerville

When the RaboDirect Rebels run out against the Crusaders on Friday night at AAMI Park, most people will have a strong idea of whether they are cheering on the 5 Stars or the Red & Blacks. So spare a thought for All Black legend Greg Somerville; alumni of both Clubs, and while he spent...
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Mealamu on his way home

March 11, 2014
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Mealamu on his way home

Blues hooker Keven Mealamu will return home to New Zealand after failing to overcome a calf injury. The veteran Blues and All Blacks centurion was forced to withdraw from last week’s match against the Bulls in Pretoria after suffering a low grade calf strain late in the week. Unfortunately his injury has failed to...
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100 up for Jean

March 11, 2014
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100 up for Jean

Stormers captain Jean de Villiers will make his 100th Super Rugby appearance when he leads his team out against the Chiefs in Hamilton on Friday. De Villiers will become just the second Stormers Super Rugby centurion, following in the footsteps of lock Andries Bekker who reached that landmark in last year’s tournament. Meanwhile, coach...
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Attack will improve Cheetahs’ defence

March 11, 2014
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Attack will improve Cheetahs’ defence

Cheetahs coach Naka Drotské believes that if his team improves its attack, the defensive frailties will also be resolved. Unlike last year, when the Cheetahs’ defence was key to them reaching the Super Rugby play-offs for the first time, this season they have slipped tackles at an alarming rate. In the first two Australasian...
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FNB Varisty Cup heats up

March 11, 2014
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FNB Varisty Cup heats up

The coastal teams made a charge up the standings at the conclusion of Round Six of the 2014 FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International on Monday night. There were important wins for FNB UCT, FNB NMMU and FNB Maties in an enthralling penultimate round of matches before the play-offs, leaving the competition wide...
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