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Tera Mtembu to captain Cell C Sharks

July 29, 2014
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Tera Mtembu to captain Cell C Sharks

The Sharks are delighted to announce the appointment of talented loose-forward Tera Mtembu as captain of the Cell C Sharks for Absa Currie Cup 2014. Having come through The Sharks Academy ranks, this dedicated, free-spirited and hard-working youngster has always displayed leadership qualities and is a well-liked and respected member of the squad. These...
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Waratahs unchanged for historic Final

July 29, 2014
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Waratahs unchanged for historic Final

  NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has named an unchanged side for the NSW Waratah’ colossal Asteron Life Super Rugby Final against the seven-time champion Crusaders this Saturday night (7.30pm) at ANZ Stadium. Coach Michael Cheika knows his side will have to step it up another level this week if they are to lay...
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Craig Joubert incharge of Final

July 28, 2014
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Craig Joubert incharge of Final

  Craig Joubert of South Africa has been appointed to referee the Vodacom Super Rugby Final between the Waratahs and the Crusaders in Sydney on Saturday, SANZAR has announced. It will be the third time that Joubert will referee the Vodacom Super Rugby Final. His first final at this level was in 2010 in...
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South Africa win Gold in Sevens

July 27, 2014
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South Africa win Gold in Sevens

What a game of sevens rugby over the whole weekend from the 7’s Springbok. They came from 7 points behind in the final to beat  New Zeeland the defending Commonwealth and World Champions 17-12. The teams were locked at 7 all at halftime and it was always going to be the team that took...
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Bok Women depart for RWC  

July 27, 2014
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Bok Women depart for RWC   

The Springbok Women will depart on Sunday for the Women’s Rugby World Cup with high hopes of achieving their best finish in the international spectacle following months of preparation and specialist skills training. The team will depart for France via Johannesburg at 18h50. The World Cup, which will be hosted in Marcoussis outside of...
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Crusaders demolish Sharks in semi final

July 26, 2014
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Crusaders demolish Sharks in semi final

The Crusaders humiliated the Sharks in the first semi-final in Christchurch earlier today, winning the game 38-6 after the fat lady sang her final tune. If we our honest  with ourselves we will admit that the Sharks was never in this game with too many missed changes, bad decisions and too many mistakes from...
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SF: Waratahs 26, Brumbies 5

July 26, 2014
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SF: Waratahs 26, Brumbies 5

Second semi final see the high flying Waratahs take on the Brumbies. Recent results: 2014: Waratahs won 39-8, Sydney2014: Brumbies won 28-23, Canberra2013: Waratahs won 28-22, Sydney2013: Brumbies won 35-6, Canberra2012: Brumbies won 19-15, Sydney2012: Brumbies won 23-6, Canberra2011: Waratahs won 41-7, Sydney2011: Waratahs won 29-22, Canberra2010: Waratahs won 19-12, Sydney2009: Brumbies won 21-11,...
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SF: Crusaders 38(16), Cell C Sharks 6(6)

July 26, 2014
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SF: Crusaders 38(16), Cell C Sharks 6(6)

It is semi final time with Cell C Sharks taking on the Crusaders in their own back yard. Recent results: 2014: Sharks won 30-25, Christchurch 2013: Sharks won 21-17, Durban 2011: Crusaders won 36-8, Nelson 2011: Crusaders won 44-28, Twickenham 2010: Crusaders won 35-6, Christchurch 2009: Crusaders won 13-10, Durban 2008: Crusaders won 18-10, Christchurch 2007:...
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Meet the Kings at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium

July 25, 2014
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Meet the Kings at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium

The EP Kings team will be meeting their supporters at an open day being held in association with the Kings Army and Future Kings at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium tomorrow between 9.30am and 12 noon. The day, which is being hosted by the Kings Army, will include the players doing some coaching sessions...
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Blue Bulls reveals new kit

July 25, 2014
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Blue Bulls reveals new kit

PUMA the official technical and apparel sponsor of the Blue Bulls has unveiled the 2014 ABSA Currie Cup rugby kit of the Blue Bulls. They decided to stick to the traditional Blue Bulls kit rather that the pink and camo designs they given the Bulls in the Super Rugby competition the last couple of years....
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A clash of contrasts – Brendan Venter

July 25, 2014
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A clash of contrasts – Brendan Venter

Brendan Venter gave his view on the Super Rugby semi finals on his regular talk on www.supersport.com Prior to our 1995 World Cup-winning campaign, the late Kitch Christie told us during one particular team meeting that we could either take the high road or the low road to reach the knockout phase. While we...
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Q&A with Andre Watson

July 24, 2014
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Q&A with Andre Watson

The past couple of weeks we saw a number of senior players and captains questioning almost ever decision on the field that the referees are making. We also saw the strike by EP Referee’s last weekend over the abuse that they must tolerate week in and week out. I was able to pop a...
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Young rugby players to represent Crusaders

July 24, 2014
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Young rugby players to represent Crusaders

Six young rugby players from throughout the Crusaders region will fly the flag for their provincial union at the Investec Super Rugby semi-final on Saturday night.   The Crusaders have selected a registered junior player from each of the provincial unions that make up the Crusaders region through a Facebook competition run in the...
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Club Rugby News from Danny’s Desk

July 24, 2014
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Club Rugby News from Danny’s Desk

Welcome to another edition of Danny’s Desk, your number one source for news surrounding Club Rugby in the Cape. Things are starting to hot up as clubs are battling for promotion. This past weekend saw several games played in the three Super Leagues. In Super League A, Hamilton’s continued their unbeaten run when they...
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Excitement builds in Bok Women’s camp for RWC

July 24, 2014
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Excitement builds in Bok Women’s camp for RWC

Springbok Women’s captain Mandisa Williams on Thursday said her team was excited about the Women’s Rugby World Cup starting in France next week as they begin concluding their preparations for the tournament at home. The team will have two more training sessions in Cape Town before departing for Paris on Sunday following a week...
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Jake announce his team for semi’s

July 24, 2014
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Jake announce his team for semi’s

Jake White has announced his team to face the Crusaders in Christchurch. Pat Lambie will start at flyhalf with Frans Steyn moving back to inside centre. and JP Petersen moving back  to wing which should make the defense of the midfield stronger with Frans back in the inside channel and Sithole moves to the bench....
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Braid, O’Connor, Halai, Hall all re-sign with the Blues

July 24, 2014
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Braid, O’Connor, Halai, Hall all re-sign with the Blues

Captain Luke Braid headlines a quartet of Blues players who have recommitted to the franchise. Braid, fellow flanker Brendon O’Connor and wing Frank Halai have all signed one year deals with the Blues while halfback Bryn Hall has re-signed until the end of 2016. 25-year-old Braid was a consistently high performer this season despite...
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Crusaders name strong team for semi’s

July 24, 2014
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Crusaders name strong team for semi’s

Crusaders Head Coach Todd Blackadder has made two changes to the starting fifteen that beat the Highlanders two weeks ago. Richie McCaw has recovered from injury to return to the line-up and will play at number 6 on Saturday night.  That sees Jordan Taufua move to the bench. Corey Flynn will take the starting...
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EP Kings U19 to face Free State

July 23, 2014
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EP Kings U19 to face Free State

There are six changes including a position swop in the starting line up of the Eastern Province U19 team that will face the Free State U19s in Durban on Saturday at 12 noon. Head Coach, Mzwandile Stick, said the changes made had been tactical, rather than motivated by injury. “At the moment the only...
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DHL WP Under-21s to step up a level

July 23, 2014
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DHL WP Under-21s to step up a level

DHL Western Province Under-21 coach John Dobson is confident that his players will step up when they take on the Sharks in Absa Provincial Under-21 action in Durban on Saturday (kick-off 13h00). The DHL WP Under-21s are two from two in Provincial Under-21 action thus far in 2014, but they missed out on a...
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Rossouw de Klerk joins Warriors

July 23, 2014
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Rossouw de Klerk joins Warriors

Glasgow Warriors have  announce on their website  that they have secured  South African prop Rossouw de Klerk from Super 15 side the Cheetahs, subject to a visa and medical. De Klerk has signed with teh Scotish outfit for two years and will join the likes of Josh Strauss at the Warriors. He will join the...
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Mbonambi to join WP Rugby

July 23, 2014
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Mbonambi to join WP Rugby

Highly-rated former SA Schools and SA Under-20 hooker Bongi Mbonambi will join Western Province Rugby at the start of the 2015 season. The mobile, yet powerful hooker will move from Pretoria at the conclusion of the 2014 Absa Currie Cup season and will provide valuable front row depth for the DHL Stormers ahead of...
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All systems go for new ABSA Currie Cup 2014

July 23, 2014
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All systems go for new ABSA Currie Cup 2014

The new Absa Currie Cup Premier Division format featuring eight teams will come into play on August 8 in a fresh start to SA’s top domestic competition, with newcomers the EP Kings taking on DHL Western Province in the opening match. The official launch of the 2014 Absa Currie Cup competition was hosted by...
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Qantas Wallabies squad named

July 23, 2014
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Qantas Wallabies squad named

Qantas Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has included 11 NSW Waratahs in his 32-man squad for the upcoming 2014 Castrol EDGE Rugby Championship. Five NSW forwards and six Waratah backs will wear Wallaby gold in The Rugby Championship. Up front are seasoned Wallabies Sekope Kepu, Tatafu Polota Nau, Michael Hooper and Wycliff Palu, while Will...
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History means nothing – Jake White

July 23, 2014
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History means nothing – Jake White

With the Cell C Sharks heading for their Super Rugby semi final clash with the Crusaders in Christchurch, Sharks Director of rugby Jake White believes history as no meaning in the match. The Sharks are the only South African franchise that is still in contention to lift the trophy after beating the Highlanders last...
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Injury setback for Blue Bulls

July 23, 2014
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Injury setback for Blue Bulls

The Blue Bulls have suffered a major blow before the start of the 2014 ABSA Currie Cup. Springbok speedster Bjorn Basson wll be on the side-lines for at least the next four weeks according to doctor Org Strauss. Basson is suffering from an ankle injury. Basson holds the record for the most tries in...
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Strauss staying or going?

July 23, 2014
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Strauss staying or going?

The Vodacom Bulls are set to confirm two big-namesignings and lose one top player, all in the same week according to SupperSport website.   It all looks if the stars will align for the Blue Bulls to get the services of Toyota Cheetahs duo Trevor Nyakane and Lappies Labuschagne. Sources close to the Bulls...
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Habana placed on standby for Commonwealth

July 22, 2014
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Habana placed on standby for Commonwealth

Springbok wing Bryan Habana has been placed on standby for the Team South Africa Sevens squad at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, the South African Sports & Olympic Committee confirmed on Tuesday. Habana’s availability followed a decision by his club Toulon, in agreement with the French Rugby Federation (FFR), to make an exception and...
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