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Skelton and Latu gets off lightly

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If one look at what happened earlier in the season with the likes of Frans Steyn then you realize that to understand SANZAR disciplinary procedures and action taken against players is the same as to get your mind around evolution.…

Time to make the right call

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Something is wrong with the state of the game of rugby if more inches of column space is wasted on the analysis of officials and the decisions they make than the teams and players.   By: Ruggaworld’s RugbyRugger    …

Bok Barometer

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  Ruggaworld’s Benedict Chanakira give us the our Bok team after round 15     Will the Lions complete the fairy tale? I hope so. They continue to fly the beacon of excitement, an underdog and that of a side that will…

Team of the week Round 15

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  Ruggaworld’s Benedict Chanakira makes his choice on the Super team of the week, after Round 15     Well this is the week’s team of the week. One of the most contentious sides of the year. I went with pure…

Tranformation working in WP Rugby

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Having fielded questions on bonus points and playoff aspirations at Saturday’s post-match press conference, Stormers coach Allister Coetzee felt the need to address a couple of things that hadn’t been brought up by the journalists in attendance. By: News24 It…

Stormers take SA top spot

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  There was a lot of movement in the South African Conference after Round 15 of Vodacom Super Rugby this weekend, with the DHL Stormers going top and the Emirates Lions surpassing the Vodacom Bulls into second spot. The Vodacom…

Weekend’s “BadBoys” club

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This week sees a few citing of players that nominated themselves for some force rest in the final stages of the Super Rugby competition. The Australian Waratahs have two players sitting in-front of SANZAR to explain there actions on the…

Schools rugby results (23 May)

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Paarl Gym beat SACS, Paarl Boys’ squeezed past Bishops, Paul Roos thumped Wynberg and Monument humiliated Florida. By: SARugbyMag.co.za More results to come… Western Cape SACS 15 Paarl Gym 39 Bishops 7 Paarl Boys’ 12 Stellenberg 74 Primrose 0 Paul…

Pumas into Vodacom Cup final

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The Pumas upset the formbook as they booked their place in the Vodacom Cup final thanks to a fine 43-20 (half-time 25-6) win over the Golden Lions in their semi-final at Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg on Friday. The Golden…

The Gentleman’s Game

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 13:  Daniel Carter watches from the sideline after leaving the field injured during the All Blacks 30-13 win over the Wallabies Bledisloe Cup, Tri-Nations rugby match at the Sydney Olympic Stadium, Saturday August13, 2005.  (Photo by Ross Land/Getty Images)

When I was just five years old, I was already doing the haka in the mirror by myself. Whacking my legs, whacking my chest — I probably wasn’t doing it all that accurately but I was giving it all I…

Sharks back to winning ways

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If you told me that defense would be the key for the Cell C Sharks first win on tour I would have thought you mad considering their defensive problems this year, but that is exactly what they did in beating…

White shortlisted for France job

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Jake White has emerged as the latest candidate to replace Philippe Saint-André as French coach according to reports. The former Springbok coach is currently in charge of Montpellier but reports in New Zealand claim he is one of eight people…

Preview: Vodacom Cup, Semifinals

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The Pumas and Blue Bulls will be facing the two unbeaten sides in the Vodacom Cup this year, the Golden Lions and Western Province, when the four remaining teams face off in the semifinals this weekend. By: Rugby365 Of these…