Archive for June, 2014

Coca Cola O/13 Craven Week Day 1

June 30, 2014
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Coca Cola O/13 Craven Week Day 1

Big wins for WP, Border at opening day of Coca-Cola Under-13 Craven Week Western Province and Border on Monday dominated the scoreboard on the opening day of the Coca-Cola Under-13 Craven Week held at Glenwood High School in Durban. The coastal side proved far too classy for Mpumalanga, beating the Lowvelders 56-0 in the...
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DHL Stormers injury report

June 30, 2014
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DHL Stormers injury report

DHL Stormers website (www.thestormers.com) reports that lock Eben Etzebeth will not feature in the 2014 Vodacom Super Rugby tournament, but five players will be back for the DHL Stormers this weekend. Forwards Deon Fourie and Tiaan Liebenberg and backs Louis Schreuder, Juan de Jongh, Kobus van Wyk and Gio Aplon are all fit and...
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New-look Woman’s Springbok team

June 30, 2014
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New-look Woman’s Springbok team

Springbok Women’s coach Lawrence Sephaka’s plan to give all his players fair game time on their Rugby World Cup warm-up tour to England and France saw him name a new-look team for their second clash against the Nomads on Tuesday. This clash in England will be their last before the Test match against France...
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EP Craven Week team to play Border

June 30, 2014
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EP Craven Week team to play Border

The Eastern Province u18 Craven Week team will be playing their Border counterparts ahead of the Super Rugby friendly between the Southern Kings and Sharks XV at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Friday. EP Rugby CEO, Charl Crous, confirmed that the teams would be playing against each other as final preparations for Craven...
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Book Review – New Rugbyland by Jonny King

June 30, 2014
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Book Review – New Rugbyland by Jonny King

 In the June of 2014, England journeyed to New Zealand for a Three-Test Series against the World Champion, All Blacks, and the world of rugby watched on. This was much anticipated after the epic Tests of 2012 and 2013 at Twickenham. On three successive Saturdays the two sides would battle for the Hillary Shield...
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Coca Cola U13 Craven Week kicks off

June 30, 2014
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Coca Cola U13 Craven Week kicks off

The 2014 U13 Coca cola Craven week kicked off at Glenwood High School and will be running from the 30th June -4th July. There will be 18 teams taking part, including Namibia and Zimbabwe. The following fixtures will be played on Monday the 30th. Day 1: Monday 30 June 2014 08:30 – Free State...
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Experience Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium

June 29, 2014
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Experience Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium

I have stolen some pictures from an old friend of Ruggaworld we once called Morne’s on his day at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium…….. Morne Nortier 21 hours ago Stunning day in PE for test match rugby Morne Nortier 18 hours ago Best stadium in SA Morne Nortier 17 hours ago Some crazy Scot-Boks!...
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Tahs go top of the Table

June 29, 2014
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Tahs go top of the Table

NSW Waratahs have moved to the top of the overall log with their 39-8 win over the Brumbies n Saturday  The NSW Waratahs have scored an emphatic 39-8 bonus-point win over the ACT Brumbies at ANZ Stadium. The Tahs scored five tries to one, including a brace to winger Alofa Alofa, to overpower their conference...
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Meyer compliments players, depth in squad

June 29, 2014
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Meyer compliments players, depth in squad

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer on Saturday complimented his squad after a commanding performance against Scotland earlier in the day. The Springboks defeated the visitors 55-6 in the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium to conclude the Castle Lager Incoming Series with an undefeated record. The team earlier beat Wales in Durban and Nelspruit and started the...
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EPRU thank fans for support

June 29, 2014
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EPRU thank fans for support

The Eastern Province Rugby Union have thanked the people of Nelson Mandela Bay, the greater Eastern Cape and elsewhere for coming out in their numbers to support the Test Match held at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday afternoon. “It was an amazing atmosphere, Nelson Mandela Bay have once again shown that they...
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GWK Griquas extend lead

June 29, 2014
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GWK Griquas extend lead

GWK Griquas have bolstered their place in the top spot on the points table of the Absa Currie Cup Premier Division qualifiers after beating the Down Touch Griffons 43-24 in the Northwest Stadium in Welkom on Saturday afternoon. The Kimberley-based side ran in seven tries to accumulate the full five points and now find...
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Springboks 55, Scotland 6

June 28, 2014
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Springboks 55, Scotland 6

The Springboks have six changes to their starting XV  and a whole new bench – as migratory birds have flown north.What has been changed is the team that beat Wales last week by a single point with a penalty try near the end.The Scots are intrinsically weak, coming second last in the 2014 Six...
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SR: Force 7(0), Blues 33(26)

June 28, 2014
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SR: Force 7(0), Blues 33(26)

The Western Force, the surprise package of 2014, are still very much in the hunt for a play-off spot. They can give their chances a significant boost if they knock over a Blues team that has not won away from home since February last year – 13 consecutive defeats on the road. Victory by the...
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Hurricanes hold of Crusaders

June 28, 2014
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Hurricanes hold of Crusaders

The Hurricanes have beaten the Crusaders with 16 points to 9 this morning. The Hurricanes played brilliant for their win as they were dominated by the Crusaders in the scrums and lineouts for most of the match. The Hurricanes had an 11-3 lead at halftime but is was quickly fading away as the Crusaders...
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SR: Waratahs 39(14), Brumbies 8(5)

June 28, 2014
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SR: Waratahs 39(14), Brumbies 8(5)

There is now doubting the importance of this match – with not only Australian conference honours at stake, but the likelihood of topping the global table heading into the home stretch before the play-offs.Recent results:2014: Brumbies won 28-23, Canberra2013: Waratahs won 28-22, Sydney2013: Brumbies won 35-6, Canberra2012: Brumbies won 19-15, Sydney2012: Brumbies won 23-6,...
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SR: Hurricanes 16(11), Crusaders 9(3)

June 28, 2014
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SR: Hurricanes 16(11), Crusaders 9(3)

The Hurricanes know they have to in both their remaining games – the Crusaders on Saturday and the Chiefs in Hamilton a week later – to keep alive their play-off hopes. Recent results: 2014: Hurricanes won 29-26, Christchurch 2013: Crusaders won 25-17, Christchurch 2013: Hurricanes won 29-28, Wellington 2012: Hurricanes won 23-22, Christchurch 2012:...
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Six rookies for woman Springboks

June 27, 2014
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Six rookies for woman Springboks

Springbok Women’s coach Lawrence Sephaka on Friday named six new players in his squad to face the Nomads at the Lensbury Club in Teddington on Saturday at 14h00 in the opening game of their Rugby World Cup warm-up tour to England and France. Both teams have selected 25 players to participate in the match,...
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NSW mourns death of Charlie Onus

June 27, 2014
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NSW mourns death of Charlie Onus

Former NSW Waratah Charlie Onus (62) has passed away in a crash on his farm in Coolac, between Canberra and Gundagai, earlier this week. Charlie was originally from Mungindi and represented Moree RFC, Central North, NSW Country and NSW in the early 1970s. Born in 1952, he was capped twice for NSW at breakaway...
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SANZAR Adopts IRB Head Assessment

June 27, 2014
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SANZAR Adopts IRB Head Assessment

Following talks with the Medical Officers of its three National Unions, SANZAR has implemented the enhanced Head Injury Assessment (HIA) that was introduced by the International Rugby Board (IRB) on 1 June to supersede the Pitch Side Concussion Assessment (PSCA) tool. It will be applied to Super Rugby and The Rugby Championship with immediate effect...
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Ellis to recommit to Crusaders

June 27, 2014
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Ellis to recommit to Crusaders

  Crusaders and Canterbury halfback Andy Ellis has committed to the Crusaders for 2015, but will first play a season for the Kobe Steel Kobelco Steelers rugby club in Japan. Ellis said  he was excited about the opportunity to play in a new environment and a new competition for a season but remained committed...
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Reds ran Rebels off the park

June 27, 2014
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Reds ran Rebels off the park

For the Reds it was a perfect afternoon in Melbourne with a dominating win over the Melbourne Rebels. The Reds score no less than six tries to seal a 36-20 win after they were in a commanding lead at halftime with 22-3. The end result flatters the Rebels somewhat as the Reds dominate the...
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Highlanders beat defending Champions

June 27, 2014
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Highlanders beat defending Champions

Highlander have beaten the Chiefs 29-25 in the first game of Round 17 this weekend. With this lost the changes of the Chiefs defending their title have slipped away. With almost all the possession in the first half the Chiefs made to many errors on attack to get a demanding lead which should have...
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SR: Rebels 20(3), Reds 36(22)

June 27, 2014
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SR: Rebels 20(3), Reds 36(22)

Round 17 will be celebrated as ‘indigenous round’ in Melbourne, with both the Rebels and the Reds wearing their limited edition jerseys. However, in rugby terms there is little more than pride at stake. Neither team is still in the running to make the play-offs. It is the final chance for the Rebels to show...
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SR: Highlanders 29 (10), Chiefs 25(13)

June 27, 2014
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SR: Highlanders 29 (10), Chiefs 25(13)

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie described the game as “massive” and with good reason. Defeat will mean it is the end of their reign as Super Rugby champions.Recent results:2014: Chiefs won 21-19, Hamilton2013: Chiefs won 19-7, Hamilton2013: Chiefs won 41-27, Dunedin2012: Chiefs won 27-21, Dunedin2012: Highlanders won 23-19, Hamilton2011: Chiefs won 20-7, Hamilton2011: Highlanders won 23-13,...
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Capacity crowd expected in PE

June 26, 2014
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Capacity crowd expected in PE

A capacity crowd is expected at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday when the Springboks take on Scotland. EP Rugby CEO, Charl Crous, said there were roughly 3,500 tickets left and tickets are still selling fast. “We have seen an upsurge in ticket sales this week and we are encouraging those who have...
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GWK Griquas eye bigger log lead

June 26, 2014
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GWK Griquas eye bigger log lead

The GWK Griquas will be aiming to stretch their lead on top of the Absa Currie Cup Premier Division qualifying log table when they travel to Welkom on Saturday to play against Down Touch Griffons on Saturday at the North West Stadium. The Kimberley-based team is the only unbeaten team left in the qualifying...
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Boks, Bulls lose Flip

June 26, 2014
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Boks, Bulls lose Flip

Flip van der Merwe’s season ended with a whimper rather than a bang as the big lock was ruled out for the rest of the year with a knee injury. By:Brenden Nel – SuperSport According to the supersport.com website, Van der Merwe, who hurt himself in the closing minutes of the one-point victory over Wales in...
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Crusaders to play the Hurricanes

June 26, 2014
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Crusaders  to play the Hurricanes

Crusaders Head Coach Todd Blackadder has named his team to play the Hurricanes this weekend. The team will head to Wellington tomorrow to prepare for the game at Westpac Stadium on Saturday night. Eight players have returned from the All Blacks to make the team, including prop Wyatt Crockett who will pack down with Corey Flynn and...
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