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Sharks in strange Grid-Iron twist

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  Written by Rob Otto (robdylan) from Sharksworld A very strange strange indeed broke late on Friday, with the news that former North Carolina NFL running back Taylor Gentry is on his way to Durban, to join the Sharks for a…

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With the Rugby Championship in recess, John Mitchell explores the big three’s World Cup options By John Mitchell who writes for Vodacom Rugby  The southern hemisphere’s big-hitters have just two Tests to play before the 2015 World Cup commences. Heyneke…

Young guns or Jean?

Jean De Villiers score the bonus point try

AussieBoer is so glad Heyneke Meyer ‘listened’ to his advice to experiment with Jesse Kriel against the World XV. Jesse Kriel and Damian de Allende’s combination and performances, are the most exciting aspects of the three games the Springboks played so…

Old hands set to return

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Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer will know by the end of Monday morning whether he will be in position to start bleeding a clutch of experienced players back into the team, as he heads into the final 160 minutes of on-field…

Stop Bulletjie Rugby Now

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By: Brendon Shields is a rugby nerd and developer of the Skillset Rugby mobile application program, aiming to help all players develop an all-round game. This week has been interesting on the local rugby front.  First we had a range of…

Kerr-Barlow rewarded for hard work

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - SEPTEMBER 27: of the All Blacks is tackled during The Rugby Championship match between Argentina and the New Zealand All Blacks at Estadio Ciudad de La Plata on September 27, 2014 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

When the All Blacks reassembled in Auckland on Sunday, Kerr-Barlow, who played two games for the Maori All Blacks, and some club rugby since coming back from injury, was joined by Highlanders wing Patrick Osborne who has been given a…

Schools rugby results (1 August)

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There were victories for Paul Roos, Waterkloof, Menlopark, SACS and Maritzburg College on Saturday. By: SARugbyMAG.co.za WESTERN CAPE Paarl Boys’ 16 Paarl Gym 10 Paul Roos 39 Bishops 29 Rondebosch 69 Bellville 7 Boland Landbou 47 Wynberg 14 Stellenberg 13…

Rush leaves Auckland job

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Former All Black Xavier Rush has stepped down as Auckland defence coach to return to Wales for personal reasons….via Planet Rugby The 38-year-old was in his second spell as Auckland defence coach, but last week returned to Wales, where he…

The Hooper ban saga is a farce

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It would be easy to say the process around handing Michael Hooper a one-week ban was ridiculous from start to finish…but the farce is still far from over. What a joke the whole episode has been. Not only has it…