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Griquas, Cheetahs announce their teams

August 27, 2014
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Griquas, Cheetahs announce their teams

Henco Venter  at lock is the only change to the Free State Cheetahs’ team to face Griquas in Kimberley on Saturday. Waltie Vermeulen will take up the space on the bench, in the only other change to the match day squad, with Clayton Blommetjies continuing at fullback after an impressive showing against the Sharks. The Cheetahs will want...
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SBW will join All Blacks on end-of-year tour

August 27, 2014
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SBW will join All Blacks on end-of-year tour

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has confirmed that Sonny Bill Williams will join the rest of the squad on the end-of-year tour even though he might not even play in any of the test. Williams has been given special permission to play for the All Blacks on his return from rugby league although he...
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“Baksteen8″ takes Yellow Cap in SuperBru Round 3

August 27, 2014
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“Baksteen8″ takes Yellow Cap in SuperBru Round 3

  This year we have are running an exciting SuperBru with the Currie Cup, the winner will take a partner or friend to the lovely Sekoma Island Lodge on the Zambezi in Zambia. Sekoma River Lodge is a “Robinson Crusoe” island, it teems with indigenous fauna and abundant flora and boasts more than 70 different...
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Moore appointed Blues assistant coach

August 27, 2014
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Moore appointed Blues assistant coach

Glenn Moore has been appointed assistant coach of the Blues for the 2015 and 2016 Investec Super Rugby seasons.   The former Highlanders head coach will be responsible for the forwards and the contact area, and will join the Blues fulltime at the conclusion of the Heartland Championship where he is the current Mid...
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McKenzie announce his squad

August 27, 2014
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McKenzie announce his squad

Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has included Western Force centre Kyle Godwin in his 30-man squad for the next two Rugby Championship matches. McKenzie also included Waratahs hooker Tatafu Polota Nau in the squad but he will not be considered for the clash against the Springboks as he continues to rehabilitate an injured knee. The...
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‘Ek sal nie gaan lê’- Juan Smith

August 27, 2014
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‘Ek sal nie gaan lê’- Juan Smith

Wat my gelukkigste dag ooit in die Springbok-trui moes wees, was toe my donkerste dag van my rugbyloopbaan.” – vertel Juan Smith Die Volksblad Só het ’n teleurgestelde Juan Smith Maandag gesê wat met sy aankoms in Suid-Afrika ook onder kritiek moes deurloop, omdat hy nie die volkslied in Saterdag se toets in die...
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Cheslin needs to trust his boot

August 26, 2014
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Cheslin needs to trust his boot

DWL Western Province coach Allister Coetzee is quite happy with the performance of his back three of Seabelo Senatla, Kobus van Wyk and Cheslin Kolbe so far this season but believes the young fullback needs to back himself to perform more of the kicking duties – By: Clayton Saville   Kolbe is fast becoming...
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SWD, WP, Boland set tone in APC South tournament

August 25, 2014
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SWD, WP, Boland set tone in APC South tournament

SWD, Western Province and Boland on Monday set the tone on the opening day of the Southern Amateur Provincial Championship in Humansdorp in the Eastern Cape as they registered impressive victories to make their presence felt early on. SWD thumped EP Rural 29-7 in the opening match, while defending champions Western Province defeated EP...
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Springbok squad named for Australasian tour

August 25, 2014
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Springbok squad named for Australasian tour

Victor Matfield is over his injury problems and will rejoin the Springbok squad when they get together for the Australasian leg of the Castle Lager Rugby Championship, while Marcel van der Merwe has been called up for the injured Frans Malherbe. Furthermore, Willem Alberts has also been drafted back into the squad, pending a...
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Vodacom Blue Bulls Medihelp fitness update

August 25, 2014
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Vodacom Blue Bulls Medihelp fitness update

Basson back in the fray for the Blue Bulls Absa Currie Cup record try scorer in a season, Bjorn Basson, has been declared fit and available for the Vodacom Blue Bulls and will be considered for selection for the match against DHL Western Province at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday. Basson has missed the start...
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Boks under no illusion

August 25, 2014
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Boks under no illusion

With the whole rugby public clearly upset with the performance of the Springboks these past two weeks, Jean de Villiers and his team is under no illusion that they have a massive step up to make to challenge the Australians and All Blacks. On the Springboks arrival back from their narrow win in Salta,...
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Varsity News – Northernz lead way in PE

August 25, 2014
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Varsity News – Northernz lead way in PE

After nine weeks of hard-fought rugby, the final four NMMU Madibaz teams that will take each other on in the internal Steinhoff Koshuisrugby semifinals have been confirmed. Steinhoff Northernz, Stallions, Pointers and Harlequins are the four sides that will compete for their spot in the final. Earlier this week the Steinhoff Northernz took down...
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Rugby Championship wrap

August 24, 2014
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Rugby Championship wrap

  Champions respond, they grab a result from the jaws of defeat. Look at that historic Test match in 2013 when New Zealand came from behind to break Irish hearts. Cruden had a second bite of the cherry to slot the kick over! By: Benedict Chanakira Meyer has been sounding like a broken record...
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DHL WP and Cell C Sharks stays unbeaten

August 24, 2014
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DHL WP and Cell C Sharks stays unbeaten

The Cell C Sharks, DHL Western Province, Vodacom Blue Bulls and Steval Pumas this weekend all registered invaluable home wins in their round-three Absa Currie Cup clashes to build momentum in their campaigns. The victories for the Cell C Sharks and DHL Western Province ensured that they remain the only unbeaten teams in the...
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Springbok bench makes the difference in Salta

August 24, 2014
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Springbok bench makes the difference in Salta

  Springbok captain Jean de Villiers praised the impact made by the South African replacements as they recorded a hard-fought 33-31 Castle Lager Rugby Championship victory over a gallant Argentina in Salta on Saturday afternoon. With 20 minutes to go, the home team led by 28-16, but tries in the final quarter by right...
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Springboks 33, Argentinia 31

August 23, 2014
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Springboks 33, Argentinia 31

The Springboks will want to make a better game of it from what they showed last week in a wet Loftus test. This will be a good opportunity for the Boks to get some points on the log and need to go for a bonus point win to put some space between them and...
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England U18 hand SA Schools their first defeat in 4 years

August 23, 2014
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England U18 hand SA Schools  their first defeat in 4 years

The England Under-18 team on Saturday handed the SA Schools side their first defeat in four years in the International Under-18 Series in Stellenbosch as they secured a 30-22 victory in a nail-biting encounter. The big difference between the teams was England’s ability to convert their point-scoring chances into points, while mistakes at crucial...
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Cell C Sharks 19, Toyota Free State 16

August 23, 2014
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Cell C Sharks 19, Toyota Free State 16

The final game of the day has the old enemies facing off, while the Sharks should take the result out of this one the Cheetahs love nothing more than to spoil the party for the Durbanites. The Cheetahs were dealt a cruel double blow this week with flyhalf Elgar Watts and robust 8th man...
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DHL WP 27, Xerox Golden Lions 14

August 23, 2014
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DHL WP 27, Xerox Golden Lions 14

Billed as the game of the weekend and rightly so, both the WP and Lions have thrilled so far this season bagging the full complement of points that were on offer. Western Province coach Allister Coetzee has named an unchanged squad from the one that made light work of the Bulls last weekend and...
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CC: Vodacom Blue Bulls 30, EP Kings 25

August 23, 2014
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CC: Vodacom Blue Bulls 30, EP Kings 25

It’s hard previewing this game as both teams have been pants in their fixtures thus far, the Kings have the slightest of edges due to their first half showing in the season opener against Western Province but both teams have almost 100 points racked up in the “against” column. Frans Ludeke has made wholesale...
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All Blacks smash Aussies with 50 points

August 23, 2014
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All Blacks smash Aussies with 50 points

The whole world believed that the Aussies could upset and be the team that will finally get one over the Mighty All Blacks, but the All Blacks proved everyone wrong by a smashing the Aussies 51-20 in Eden Park. This was one of the best performance from this New Zeeland team for a long...
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New Zeeland 51, Australia 20

August 23, 2014
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New Zeeland 51, Australia 20

Last week saw a draw in Sydney and an improved Aussie side that showed the All Blacks can be beaten. Australia will have a second bit at the Bledisloe Cup cookie when they try to get their hands back on the Bledisloe Cup in the second round of the Rugby Championship. What every happened...
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Pumas get bonus point win over Griquas

August 22, 2014
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Pumas get bonus point win over Griquas

The Pumas kept their winning way in Nelspruit on Friday night as they beat the GWK Griquas with 33-15 in round three of the ABSA Currie Cup. The Griquas team started the game in control although they were behind after 2 min die to two penalties that gave the Pumas the first kick at...
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Club Rugby News from Danny’s Desk

August 22, 2014
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Club Rugby News from Danny’s Desk

Welcome to another edition of Danny’s Desk where you can find all relevant club rugby information We’re now at the business-end of the season and clubs are starting to feel the pressure to end the season on a high. There are promotion places up for grabs, as well as a place in the lucrative...
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Lions running out of flyhalves

August 22, 2014
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Lions running out of flyhalves

Golden Lions had been forced to withdraw flyhalf Jaco van der Walt from his side to face Western Province  on Saturday. Van der Walt  injured his knee during last weekend’s clash with the Eastern Province Kings at Ellis Park. He was unable to recover in time for Saturday’s match but it is hoped he will return...
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CC: Steval Pumas 33, GWK Griquas 15

August 22, 2014
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CC: Steval Pumas 33, GWK Griquas 15

On the face of it this sounds like a game that could be skipped to in order to gain some brownie points for Saturday but on further inspection this one my contain a fair amount of entertainment value. The Pumas always tend to perform at the Mbombela stadium and have already claimed the scalp...
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Zandberg to lead SA Schools against England U18

August 22, 2014
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Zandberg to lead SA Schools against England U18

Outeniqua High School lock Eduard Zandberg will lead the SA Schools team in the final match of the SARU Under-18 International Series against England in Stellenbosch on Saturday. The match will see the two remaining undefeated sides in the 2014 series face each other, while in other matches at Paul Roos Gymnasium’s Markötter Stadium,...
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Adams challenges WP U19s for back to back wins

August 21, 2014
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Adams challenges WP U19s for back to back wins

DHL Western Province Under-19 coach Nazeem Adams has challenged his unbeaten team to ‘back up’ last week’s win over the Blue Bulls, as they get set to host the Golden Lions Under-19s at DHL Newlands on Saturday (kick-off 12h45). Win or lose, the DHL WP juniors are set to finish the first half of...
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