Archive for May 2nd, 2014

Baby Boks score huge win

May 2, 2014
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Baby Boks score huge win

The Junior Springboks scored six tries in each half to score a convincing 78-31 victory over Argentina Under-20 on Friday in Saldanha Bay on the West Coast. The encounter was the first of three matches as the two teams fine-tune their preparations for the Junior World Championship 2014, to be held during June in...
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Steval Pumas 13, DHL WP 8

May 2, 2014
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Steval Pumas 13, DHL WP 8

Any slip-ups this weekend will be punished with elimination, when the Vodacom Cup quarterfinals take place in Nelspruit, Durban, Bloemfontein and Kimberley on Friday and Saturday. Of the eight teams in the quarterfinals, six are back from 2013, while two – the SWD Eagles and Free State XV – did not make it to...
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Sharks hold on to beat Rebels

May 2, 2014
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Sharks hold on to beat Rebels

The Sharks recovered from their loss to the Highlanders at home last week by beating the Rebels 16-22 in Melbourne at AAMI Park. The result makes the Sharks the first South African team to cross the Indian Ocean and win away from home after matches from the SA teams so far in 2014. Some...
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Steyn set to leave Sharks

May 2, 2014
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Steyn set to leave Sharks

Sharks and Springbok utility back Francois Steyn has agreed a move to leave Durban and play a season in Japan’s Top League. According to reports the Springbok back will return to Super Rugby in 2015 and play for the Sharks but will miss any involvment in the Sharks Currie Cup campaign this year. Steyn...
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Blues hammer struggling Reds

May 2, 2014
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Blues hammer struggling Reds

The Blues secured back to back victories when they beat the Reds 44-14 with a bonus point at Eden Park in Auckland on Friday. The result extends the Blues unbeaten run at home against all teams in 2014 to five matches from five. The victory for the Blues moved them into the play off...
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SR: Rebels16, Cell C Sharks 22

May 2, 2014
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SR: Rebels16, Cell C Sharks 22

Much of the pre-match build-up has centred on whether the Sharks can bounce back from last week’s bitter disappointment – a loss to a determined Highlanders team. That loss, their first at home this year, has cast doubts over the Sharks’ ability to last the pace. And Director of Rugby Jake White has made...
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SR: Blues 44, Reds 14

May 2, 2014
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SR: Blues 44, Reds 14

Unlike most teams who attempt to downplay these milestones, the Reds are embracing Quade Cooper’s 100 Super Rugby appearance as a motivational tool. The Reds, who have just three wins from nine starts, are beginning to grasp any straw to resurrect their campaign. And coach Richard Graham said the team needed little motivation to...
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Posted in Vodacom Super Rugby | 35 Comments »

BlitzBokke eye Kiwi scalps

May 2, 2014
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BlitzBokke eye Kiwi scalps

South Africa may be faced with a near impossible task of overhauling New Zealand, but they have not given up hope of winning the IRB Sevens World Series. Heading into this weekend’s Glasgow leg of the World Series the BlitzBokke are seven points behind Series leaders New Zealand. Stalwart Frankie Horne, who will make...
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