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Ruggaworld’s “Live” Match Centre

November 1, 2014
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Ruggaworld’s “Live” Match Centre

The domestic competitions is done and dusted and the ABSA Currie Cup is back were it belong   so we turn our attention to the “End of Year” tours to Europe before we take a total break until Super Rugby and Varsity Cup start in the new year. Maori All Blacks 0 Japan 0 (Live...
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Beale saga continuous with another fine

October 31, 2014
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Beale saga continuous with another fine

Australian Rugby Union today announced Qantas Wallaby Kurtley Beale has been found guilty of breaching team protocols and fined $3,000, following an ARU Integrity investigation into a verbal altercation with members of the Wallaby management team on a flight on 28 September 2014. continuous The incident was deemed to be a moderate breach of...
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Newsflash (31 Oct)

October 31, 2014
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Newsflash (31 Oct)

All the news, all around the world     Doppies hang up his boots Doppies la Grange, who played centre for Griquas in this year’s Currie Cup, has announced his retirement from rugby. The 32-year-old arrived in Kimberley earlier this year after playing for Italian club Benetton Treviso since 2012. He previously represented the...
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Top 7′s players to display their skills in Saldanha

October 30, 2014
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Top 7′s players to display their skills in Saldanha

South Africa’s top provincial Sevens players will have the opportunity to show off their skills at the SARU Interprovincial Sevens tournament in Saldanha on Friday and Saturday when they compete for title as champions in the annual event. The tournament, which will be hosted at West Coast School, features 34 teams of which 16...
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Jenkins believes Wales to beat best

October 30, 2014
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Jenkins believes Wales to beat best

Neil Jenkins has no doubt that Wales will get it right in a continued quest to end their miserable sequence of results against the southern hemisphere heavyweights. Australia, New Zealand and South Africa will all arrive in Cardiff during the next month, providing a demanding autumn schedule for Wales. The Wallabies clash on November...
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Wallabies team to play Barbarians

October 30, 2014
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Wallabies team to play Barbarians

Qantas Wallabies backrower Matt Hodgson will be given the honour of captaining Australia in Saturday’s opening match of the 2014 Spring Tour against the Barbarians at Twickenham. New Qantas Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has given Hodgson the responsibility of leading a team which boasts 495 Test caps in the starting line-up, and which also...
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Maori All Blacks team to play Japan

October 30, 2014
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Maori All Blacks team to play Japan

The Maori All Blacks team to take on Japan in Kobe in the first match of its 2014 tour has been named and features 10 new caps Coach Colin Cooper said he was pleased with how quickly the team had gelled given the short assembly time with most of the 27 strong squad only...
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Meyer urges Springboks to play for World Cup spots

October 30, 2014
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Meyer urges Springboks to play for World Cup spots

Heyneke Meyer selected a 36-man squad this week for matches against Ireland, England, Italy and Wales. Sprinboks coach Heyneke Meyer has urged his players to use South Africa’s Northern Hemisphere tour to book themselves a ticket to next year’s World Cup in England. Meyer selected a bloated 36-man squad earlier this week for matches...
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NW Wheelchair Basketball benefit from Vodacom R100,000

October 30, 2014
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NW Wheelchair Basketball benefit  from Vodacom R100,000

North West Province Wheelchair Basketball will benefit richly from the R100,000 winning cheque they received from Vodacom on Friday 24 October in Sandton.   Left to Right: Wheelchair Basketball South Africa chief executive Charles Saunders; Vodacom’s Executive Head of Sponsorship & Regional Marketing Bronson Mokabela; North West coach Shadrack Moepeng and North West captain...
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Namibia too strong for Germany.

October 30, 2014
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Namibia too strong for Germany.

Namibia’s national team, the Welwitchias, defeated Germany by 58 points to 20 in the Windhoek Draught International Challenge played at Trustco United in the country’s capital on Wednesday. The hosts led 36-6 at the break. Watched by 3000 spectators the match produced 11 tries, nine of which scored by Namibia. Centre Johan Deysel opened...
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Newsflash (30 Nov)

October 30, 2014
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Newsflash (30 Nov)

All the news, all around the world   Western Province are set to sign Pumas tighthead prop Vincent Koch as they look to replace departing front rankers. Koch, a member of the 2012 Tuks Varsity Cup-winning side, has enjoyed a stellar season with the Pumas in the Currie Cup, where he made a shift...
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Sonny in All Blacks starting XV

October 30, 2014
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Sonny in All Blacks starting XV

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has named a starting XV combining youth and experience for Saturday’s clash with the USA in Chicago. The starting backline features the experienced duo of Israel Dagg at fullback and Cory Jane on the right wing, with Charles Piutau on the left wing. Sonny Bill Williams returns to the...
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Meyer to get experimental with Boks

October 30, 2014
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Meyer to get experimental with Boks

With only eight Tests left before the start of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer will be conducting his final experiments during the tour of the Northern Hemisphere starting next week. Meyer would even sacrifice his 100 percent winning record on an end-of-year tour rather than go into the World Cup...
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Barbarians name side for Aussies

October 30, 2014
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Barbarians name side for Aussies

Barbarians head coach John Kirwan has named his side that will take on Australia at Twickenham on Saturday, with nine New Zealanders starting. Scotland international Alastair Kellock will skipper the side alongside Dominic Bird in the engine room while there is an all-New Zealand back-row of Adam Thomson, Matt Todd and Steven Luatua. The...
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Mouritz delight at DHL WP match-up

October 29, 2014
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Mouritz delight at DHL WP match-up

It will be a special occasion for lock Mouritz Botha when Saracens face South Africa’s Absa Currie Cup-winning side, DHL Western Province, at Allianz Park in London on Sunday, November 9.   Botha grew up in the Northern Cape regional town of Calvinia, supporting Die Streeptruie during his formative years, before settling in England...
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Tim Swiel off to Harlequins on loan

October 29, 2014
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Tim Swiel off to Harlequins on loan

 Cell C Sharks back, Tim Swiel will play for Harlequins Rugby Club in the UK on loan for four months. He joined the team on Saturday and will return to Durban at the end of February 2015. “This is a fantastic opportunity for Tim and I am certain that this experience at a top...
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PdV: WP duo deserved Bok call-up

October 29, 2014
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PdV: WP duo deserved Bok call-up

Former Springbok coach Peter de Villiers says Heyneke Meyer should have selected Juan de Jongh and Cheslin Kolbe for the end-of-year tour by SARugbymag De Jongh and Kolbe had excellent Currie Cup campaigns for Western Province at outside centre and fullback respectively, but failed to make the 36-man Bok squad. ‘Kolbe could have gained...
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DHL Western Province showed off the Currie Cup

October 29, 2014
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DHL Western Province showed off the Currie Cup

2014 ABSA Currie Cup winners, DHL Western Province showed off the Currie Cup Trophy to the supporters in Cape Town on Tuesday. Here is some of the highlights during the day incredible Absa Currie Cup-winning trophy parade in and around Cape Town, which saw the DHL Western Province team start in the City centre...
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Kurtley Beale ‘played me for a fool’

October 29, 2014
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Kurtley Beale ‘played me for a fool’

The former Australian Rugby Union staff member at the centre of the Wallabies text messaging scandal has broken her silence, claiming player Kurtley Beale “played me for a fool” and lied to her face about an offensive and lewd photograph that he sent captioned with her name, according to a report. Di Patston, who...
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Newsflash (29 Nov)

October 29, 2014
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Newsflash (29 Nov)

  All the news, all around the world   Gold will bring attacking mind-set to Sharks New Sharks director of rugby Gary Gold says that he’ll be bring an attacking philosophy to Durban. Under Jake White, the Sharks came under criticism for their style of play, where they led their stats from kicks from...
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Tighthead problems for Springboks

October 29, 2014
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Tighthead problems for Springboks

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has named a very strong looking squad for the upcoming November tour of Europe but there are serious concerns about depth amongst the props.   There’s a famous old quote from Danie Craven, who said the first player on any teamsheet should be your tighthead prop. And any coach’s second...
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Crusaders name squad for 2015

October 29, 2014
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Crusaders name squad for 2015

Crusaders Head Coach Todd Blackadder has announced his squad to contest the 2015 Investec Super Rugby competition. It includes 26 returning players from the 2014 Crusaders squad, 2 players who have been elevated from the Wider Training Group, and 4 new players. One of the 4 new players is actually no stranger to the...
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Blues name strong squad for 2015

October 29, 2014
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Blues name strong squad for 2015

In their second year as a stand-alone organisation, the Blues believe their 2015 season will provide the platform for sustained success in the Super Rugby competition. The Blues today named a 38-strong team largely based on players from within the region of Northland, North Harbour and Auckland with a balance of proven performers and...
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Chiefs name squad for 2015

October 29, 2014
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Chiefs name squad for 2015

The Chiefs have named 38 players in their squad for the 2015 Investec Super Rugby season. Chiefs coach Dave Rennie said “We believe we have assembled a squad high in character with impact, depth and versatility.  We expect this group of hard working men to play a brand of Chiefs rugby that is entertaining...
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“GirlsRule” win Ruggaworld’s Currie Cup Superbru

October 28, 2014
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“GirlsRule” win Ruggaworld’s Currie Cup Superbru

After a close game over the weekend in the ABSA Currie Cup Final between DHL Western Province and Xerox Golden Lions it is fitting that our SuperBru competition went down to the wire with “GirlsRule” taking the spoils with 1.25 points over “Peekay”   Congratulations to Sandra who is the outright winner and will receive...
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Liebenberg calls it a day(Interview)

October 28, 2014
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Liebenberg calls it a day(Interview)

Springbok and Western Province hooker Tiaan Liebenberg has called time on his rugby career.   The 32-year-old has struggled with back injuries in the last while and has decided to call it a day. He will move back to Bloemfontein to join a family business. Liebenberg, who played five Tests for the Springboks in...
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Newsflash (28 Oct)

October 28, 2014
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Newsflash (28 Oct)

All the news, all around the world       South Africa Coetzee-Stormers will be ready According to Western Province and Stormers coach Allister Coetzee, the win in this year’s Currie Cup will give the Stormers the needed believe and momentum into next year’s Super Rugby Championship. “I realise that it’s two vastly different...
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Springbok squad welcomes 5 newcomers

October 27, 2014
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Springbok squad welcomes 5 newcomers

Five newcomers and two returnees have been added to the bulk of the Springboks’ Castle Lager Rugby Championship squad as the national selectors opted for continuity and rewarding form in naming a 36-man squad for next month’s tour to the Northern Hemisphere. Twenty-nine of the 36 players named for the Castle Lager Outgoing Tour...
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