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Newsflash

October 22, 2014
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All the news, all around the world   Gary Gold favourite to get Sharks top job The Sharks are expected to name their new Super Rugby coach and successor to Jake White within the next two weeks. White left the Sharks in mysterious circumstances last month with reports indicating there was growing discord between...
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Lions a team of happy ‘rejects’

October 22, 2014
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Lions a team of happy ‘rejects’

They may be facing the toughest game of the year this coming weekend when they pack down in the Currie Cup final, but for Johan Ackermann’s band of ‘rejects’, the world is at their feet at the moment. It may be harsh to call them ‘rejects’, a term that is widely joked about in...
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IRB praising Namibia Rugby

October 22, 2014
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IRB praising Namibia Rugby

  The Namibian Rugby Union has received praise from the IRB for the way it is administering rugby in the country. This follows a visit to Namibia earlier this year by the IRB’s regional Manager for Africa, Mr. Jean-Luc Barthez. In a report submitted to the IRB,  Mr. Barthez stated that the Namibian Rugby...
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Five uncapped named in Ireland Squad

October 22, 2014
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Five uncapped named in Ireland Squad

Ireland have named five uncapped players in their 37-man squad for the November internationals including New Zealand-born Ulster centre/full-back Jared Payne.   The squad, captained by Paul O’Connell, also features Connacht’s Darragh Leader and Nathan White, Munster’s Dave Foley and Leinster’s Dominic Ryan.29-year-old Payne played for New Zealand at U21 level but gets his...
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Shock as Gatland leave out Hook, Jones

October 21, 2014
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Shock as Gatland leave out Hook, Jones

Wales and Lions pair Adam Jones and James Hook are major casualties in Warren Gatland’s squad for the November Tests  Uncapped prop Nicky Smith (Ospreys) is the only potential debutant named in the 34-man group group to face Australia, Fiji, New Zealand and South Africa. Other notable absentees from the squad include Rhys Patchell...
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SARU Academy Programme continues to flourish

October 21, 2014
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SARU Academy Programme continues to flourish

The South African Rugby Union (SARU) Academy Programme continued to flourish in its second year of operation with several players making their presence felt in the Absa Under-19 and Under-21 B Division finals last weekend, helping their teams to secure provincial titles.   Four SARU Academies, funded by the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund...
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More problems for Sharks off the field

October 21, 2014
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More problems for Sharks off the field

Claims by a former employee that the Sharks have bigger tax headaches than those which led to her dismissal have no basis, according to the chairman of the KwaZulu-Natal Rugby Union, Stephen Saad. The Sunday Tribune reported that Leigh Heard, the Durban-based union’s former chief operations officer, had been fired for a host of...
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De Villiers – Springboks needs much more improvement

October 21, 2014
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De Villiers – Springboks needs much more improvement

Jean de Villiers isn’t assuming that because South Africa defeated New Zealand at Ellis Park that they’re the finished article. The Boks are currently in Stellenbosch for a training camp ahead of the November Tests, when they will face Ireland, England, Italy and Wales in the space of four weeks. De Villiers knows his...
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Larkham says no to Wallabies

October 21, 2014
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Larkham says no to Wallabies

Stephen Larkham has turned down an opportunity to tour with the Wallabies on their upcoming European tour. Despite speculation Larkham would tour as an Assistant Coach, his prior commitment to both the Brumbies and the ACT community will see him remain in Canberra during the next few months. “While I was honoured to be...
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Newsflash (22Oct)

October 21, 2014
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Newsflash (22Oct)

All the news, all around the world   Michael Cheika the new Australian Head Coach Michael Cheika has accepted a three-year offer to take on the Wallabies coaching job left vacant by the resignation of Ewen McKenzie. A source close to Cheika confirmed he would take up the deal and was keen to bring...
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Cheika new Aussie head coach

October 20, 2014
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Cheika new Aussie head coach

Michael Cheika has accepted a three-year offer to take on the Wallabies coaching job left vacant by the resignation of Ewen McKenzie. A source close to Cheika confirmed he would take up the deal and was keen to bring in Stephen Larkham as an assistant coach and Michael Foley to work with the forwards....
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Carr should be fit to play

October 20, 2014
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Carr should be fit to play

Western Province’s injury concerns ahead of the weekend’s Currie Cup final at Newlands against the Golden Lions are almost a thing of the past. Eighthman Nizaam Carr, who cried off with a hip injury midway through the first half of the semi-final clash against the Blue Bulls last Saturday was walking comfortably on Monday...
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Steroids allegations in Kenya 7s team

October 20, 2014
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Steroids allegations in Kenya 7s team

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) Steroids have been found in supplements given to players on Kenya’s fast-improving rugby sevens team, according to a report that calls for disciplinary proceedings against head coach Paul Treu and five members of his staff. The report by a task force set up by the government to investigate allegations of doping...
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Win or lose, Coetzee & Kie stays

October 20, 2014
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Win or lose, Coetzee & Kie stays

Western Province president Thelo Wakefield says the WP coaches won’t be sacked if they lose the Currie Cup final to the Golden Lions this Saturday. By: Die Burger Wakefield earlier this season demanded that WP win the Currie Cup after the Stormers finished the Super Rugby season in a lowly 11th position – their...
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Kockott in French squad

October 20, 2014
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Kockott in French squad

All is set for scrumhalf Rory Kockott to make his dream come true and play international rugby as he was called into the France squad to face Fiji, Australia and Argentina next month after the South African qualified to play for his adopted nation through residency rules, the French federation said on Sunday. Castres...
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Joubert to take whistle in final

October 20, 2014
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Joubert to take whistle in final

Craig Joubert will take charge of the Absa Currie Cup final between DHL Western Province and the Xerox Golden Lions at DHL Newlands on Saturday, with Jaco Peyper and Pro Legoete named as the assistant referees. Legoete has also been tasked with handling the Absa Under-21 A Division final between DHL Western Province and...
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2015 Craven week at Paul Roos Gym

October 20, 2014
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2015 Craven week at Paul Roos Gym

The dates and venues for the 2015 Coca-Cola Youth Weeks and LSEN Week were announced by the South African Rugby Union on Monday. The flagship event, the Coca-Cola Under-18 Craven Week, will be hosted at the Markötter Fields at Paul Roos Gymnasium in Stellenbosch, and will form part of the school’s 150-year anniversary celebrations....
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Newsflash (21OCT)

October 20, 2014
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Newsflash (21OCT)

All the news, all around the world   Michael Cheika has accepted a three-year offer to take on the Wallabies coaching job left vacant by the resignation of Ewen McKenzie. A source close to Cheika confirmed he would take up the deal and was keen to bring in Stephen Larkham as an assistant coach...
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SBW and Carter back for All Blacks tour

October 20, 2014
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SBW and Carter back for All Blacks tour

Sonny Bill Williams and Dan Carter have been recalled by Steve Hansen for New Zealand’s European tour this November.   Williams returns to the squad having just switched back from rugby league, featuring twice for Counties Manukau in the ITM Cup. Carter, meanwhile, has played just 40 minutes of rugby since fracturing his leg in...
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Cheika set to become Wallabies coach – Update

October 20, 2014
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Cheika set to become Wallabies coach – Update

NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has agreed in principle to replace Ewen McKenzie in charge of the Wallabies, according to a report on Monday, citing “an informed source”. Cheika led the Waratahs to the Super Rugby title last season, completing a unique coaching double after he guided Irish province Leinster to a Heineken Cup...
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News and Results around the world

October 19, 2014
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News and Results around the world

In a few weeks most southern hemisphere sides will be touring up north to test themselves against the best in the North. With next years IRB World Cup in England these games will be very important for the power houses of world rugby to prepare themselves. Here is the news and results of our...
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‘Pick Coleman for final’

October 19, 2014
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‘Pick Coleman for final’

What former Springbok coach NICK MALLETT had to say on SuperSport about the past weekend’s Currie Cup semi-finals. By SA RugbyMag.co.za Western Province vs Blue Bulls ‘I think it was a poor game of rugby compared to the first match. The skill levels weren’t great and the referee was poor. His indecisiveness...
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WP reach another Currie Cup final

October 18, 2014
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WP reach another Currie Cup final

Western Province secured another Currie Cup final at Newlands against the Golden Lions when the beat the Blue Bulls 31-23 at Newlands.   From the start of the game the Blue Bulls showed that they wanted to play their old kick and chase game which backfire on them due to some poor kicking and...
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Lions play Sharks off the park

October 18, 2014
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Lions play Sharks off the park

Writing was on the wall even in the first 10 min of the game with the Golden Lions showing that they would run the whole day at the Sharks and beating the current Currie Cup Champions 50-20 at Ellis Park.    The Sharks problems started in the scrums with the Golden Lions dominating them...
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Mckenzie quits as Aussie coach after All Blacks defeat

October 18, 2014
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Mckenzie quits as  Aussie coach after All Blacks defeat

Ewen Mckenzie has resigned as the head coach for Australia straight after their narrow 29-28 loss against the All Blacks in Brisbane. Wallabies head coach Ewen McKenzie announced his resignation at the post-match press conference following Saturday’s narrow loss to New Zealand. “At 10am this morning I got an email from Ewen with resignation attached. I...
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All Blacks again too good for Aussies

October 18, 2014
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All Blacks again too good for Aussies

Malakai Fekitoa scored a try in the last minute as the All Blacks overturned a 10-point deficit to beat the Wallabies 29-28 in Brisbane again as the Aussies fade away again in last 15 min   Written off before kick-off following a tumultuous fortnight off the field, the Wallabies answered their critics in defiant...
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Ruggaworld’s “Live” Match Centre

October 18, 2014
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Ruggaworld’s “Live” Match Centre

We down to the last four in this years ABSA Currie Cup with the Golden Lions hosting the Sharks at Ellis Park and Western Province taking on the Blue Bulls in Cape Town. First up this morning though is a small matter of struggling Aussies hosting the All Blacks in Australia for the last...
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Griffons ABSA Currie Cup First Division champions

October 17, 2014
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Griffons ABSA Currie Cup First Division champions

The Down Touch Griffons on Friday held their nerve in a tense Absa Currie Cup First Division final against the Valke at the North West Stadium in Welkom for a 23-21 victory and the R1,054m winner’s cheque. The match was thrilling as the teams put their bodies on the line from the outset and...
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