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Paige get a start for Bulls


Vodacom Bulls coach Frans Ludeke handed scrumhalf Rudy Paige a first Vodacom Super Rugby start when he named his team to play the Cell C Sharks at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Saturday. All of his nine previous appearances in…

Crusaders team to face Chiefs


The Crusaders will face the Chiefs in Hamilton on Saturday without All Blacks Dan Carter and Israel Dagg, who have both been ruled out through injury. There are three changes to the starting line-up that beat the Highlanders last week.…

Amla can help restore sanity


South Africa could do with their “king of calm” firing for the first time at the World Cup against improving West Indies at Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday (05:30 start). Hashim Amla is among several senior players who have not…

Perception versus facts


How much a team’s performance influences a player’s public perception? Most people can easily say that if you had to pull up a Springbok side on the performance at this stage that Patrick Lambie, Demetri Catrakilis and even Joe Pieterse…

Coles to lead Hurricanes


Hooker Dane Coles will make his captaincy debut for the Hurricanes when they take on the Force in Perth this weekend. The 28-year-old has been handed the duties in the absence of Conrad Smith, who will sit out this week’s…