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All I want for Crissmisss…Yellow Valiant

December 13, 2014
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All I want for Crissmisss…Yellow Valiant

As most South African’s rugby fans goes into hibernation, we can think back when we were all kids and wrote our Christmas Wishes to Santa Clause……. If Santa Clause gave you three wishes for Christmas what will be…..vroom! vroom!   First things first……. My first wish…..I want the World Cup for the Boks again!!!    ...
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New Signings for Western Province

December 15, 2014
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New Signings for Western Province

  Western Province Rugby has announced some exciting additions to its coaching resources, with Paul Treu, Rito Hlungwani and Hanyani Shimange set to join, in various capacities, from 2015 onwards. The signing of Treu, Hlungwani and Shimange will bolster the DHL Stormers and various DHL Western Province professional teams, whilst WP Rugby has also...
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Blitzbokke Champions in PE again

December 14, 2014
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Blitzbokke Champions in PE again

South Africa moved to the top of the HSBC Sevens World Series points table in Port Elizabeth on Sunday when they claimed a second consecutive HSBC Sevens World Series title in as many weeks. The Springbok Sevens defeated New Zealand 26-17 in a pulsating final in the Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens, a...
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Africa reach milestone as BlitzBokke reach Cup QF

December 14, 2014
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Africa reach milestone as BlitzBokke reach Cup QF

The Springbok Sevens qualified for the Cup quarterfinals of the Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens on Saturday when they topped pool A, beating the USA, Kenya and Wales along the way. The defending champions will face England in the first Cup quarterfinals match on Sunday. Argentina topped pool B, Fiji Pool C and...
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Nelson Mandela Bay 7s (Live Updates)

December 12, 2014
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Nelson Mandela Bay 7s (Live Updates)

Round three of the 2014/15 World Sevens Series, The Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens, will be played at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth this weekend. Rugby fever is running high in Port Elizabeth, and there will be plenty of support for the Blitzbokke on home soil. South Africa head into the competition brimming...
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Jo’burg and Durban to host Rugby Championship

December 12, 2014
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Jo’burg and Durban to host Rugby Championship

The South African Rugby Union (SARU) on Friday confirmed the home venues for the 2015 Castle Lager Rugby Championship. The Springboks will play New Zealand at Emirates Airline Park (formerly Ellis Park), Johannesburg, on Saturday, 25 July and Argentina at Growthpoint Kings Park, Durban, on Saturday, 8 August. The schedule was amended as a...
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Treu quits Kenya

December 12, 2014
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Treu quits Kenya

Paul Treu will step down as Kenya coach after the PE Sevens this weekend reports SARugbyMag.co.za The former Blitzboks coach only signed a three-year contract with Kenya a year ago, but has decided to leave after his team earned just four points from the first two tournaments of this season’s World Series. ‘I must...
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Unchanged Blitzboks for PE

December 11, 2014
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Unchanged Blitzboks for PE

The Springbok Sevens have announced an unchanged squad for the defence of their home Cup title, the Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens tournament. Port Elizabeth will host Round 3 of the HSBC Sevens World Series at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium this coming weekend on 13 and 14 December. Blitzboks coach Neil Powell...
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Vodacom Bulls vs Toyota Cheetahs

December 11, 2014
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Vodacom Bulls vs Toyota Cheetahs

“The Vodacom Bulls confirmed today that they will play a Vodacom Super Rugby warm up match against the Toyota Cheetahs at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on 24 January 2015.” Polokwane rugby fans are once again in for a treat, as the Vodacom Bulls today announced that they will be taking on the Toyota Cheetahs...
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SARU Tag Rugby Clinic

December 11, 2014
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SARU Tag Rugby Clinic

  The outer field at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium was a hive of activity on Wednesday afternoon as 10 local Primary Schools from all over Port Elizabeth enjoyed a wind free afternoon playing Tag Rugby® against each other. The event marked the 15th and final event in a year long programme run by the...
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Blitzboks charm the Friendly City

December 10, 2014
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Blitzboks charm the Friendly City

  Hundreds of rugby fans turned up to meet the Springbok Sevens at a signing session held at Cleary Park Mark Mall in Port Elizabeth. The Sevens stars are in the Friendly City to defend their Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens tournament title. Round 3 of the HSBC Sevens World Series takes place...
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Today’s Quickie

December 10, 2014
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Today’s Quickie

European News Wasps set for bumper Coventry crowd Wasps are set to record the biggest Premiership home crowd of the season in their first game at the Ricoh Arena against London Irish. The club have already sold 22,700 tickets for the game in Coventry, which will mark the start of a new era in...
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SARU takes control of Bulldogs

December 10, 2014
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SARU takes control of Bulldogs

The South African Rugby Union (SARU) announced on Wednesday that it had assumed control of the financial and administrative affairs of the Border Rugby Football Union, following a resolution by the Union’s executive. The union handed over control to SARU to allow Border’s operations to be normalised. No time limit has been put on...
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Blitzboks ready to defend PE

December 10, 2014
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Blitzboks ready to defend PE

The Springbok Sevens are the 2014 Dubai Sevens champions after a brilliant display against Australia in the Cup Final on Saturday, which they won 33-7 to climb to second spot on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series league table. After clinching fourth place at the Gold Coast in October, the Blitzboks are now just...
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Soaring to new heights

December 10, 2014
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Soaring to new heights

From the schoolboy too big to lift in the lineouts, Brodie Retallick has become close to the complete lock for the All Blacks, writes MARC HINTON. Steve Hansen does not mince his words when it comes to assessing the potential of his premier tighthead lock Brodie Retallick. He uses the word ‘frightening’, which might also...
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Ackermann targeted by Japanese

December 10, 2014
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Ackermann targeted by Japanese

The Golden Lions may have just finished off a season of renewal but all indications are they will have to fight tooth and nail to keep their coach Johan Ackermann in South Africa after being targeted by a top club in Japan By Brenden Nel – SuperSport According to the supersport.com website, Ackermann has...
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Etzebeth going nowhere

December 9, 2014
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Etzebeth going nowhere

Eben Etzebeth is expected to remain at Western Province until the conclusion of his contract in 2016 reports SARugbyMAg.co.za Reports first surfaced over the weekend that Toulon would go in for the Stormers and Springbok lock, and were hoping to sign him following the World Cup in England in 2015. The French-based club are...
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Springboks claim bragging rights

December 8, 2014
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Springboks claim bragging rights

There was no shortage of either smiles or entertainment as the Springboks stunned the Proteas by five wickets to lift the Nelson Mandela Legacy Cup on a fun-filled Friday night at Bidvest Wanderers. On a day that featured a kicking competition, a six-hitting competition, an autograph signing session with players from both teams, a...
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Vote for your Player of the year

December 8, 2014
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Vote for your Player of the year

Five Springboks have been nominated for the prestigious SA Rugby Player of the Year Award for 2014 with one of Nizaam Carr, Marcell Coetzee, Willie le Roux, Handré Pollard or Duane Vermeulen in line to claim the coveted annual award for the first time in their careers. The five players, who all played for...
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Pienaar makes winning return

December 8, 2014
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Pienaar makes winning return

SARugbymag.co.za looks back at the past weekend’s European Champions Cup, European Challenge Cup and Japanese Top League matches, which involved South African players.\ EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS CUP Pool 1   – Wing Gerhard van den Heever, centre Pat Howard and No 8 CJ Stander all started for Munster, who suffered a shock 16-6 defeat against visitors...
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Pools for Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens

December 8, 2014
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Pools for Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens

World Rugby has confirmed the pool draw for the Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens, round three of the HSBC Sevens World Series 2014/15.   The tournament will be held in Port Elizabeth on 13-14 December. After their Cup win at the second round of the Series in Dubai, hosts South Africa are top seeds and...
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Rugby’s replay madness

December 8, 2014
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Rugby’s replay madness

The increasing involvement of the TV producer is beginning to have damaging consequences, writes MARK KEOHANE from SARugbyMag.co.za TV broadcasters determine everything in rugby union. The broadcaster decides on which day the Test is played. The broadcaster confirms starting times. Without the money of the broadcaster there is no professional game. But the TV producer...
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Castrogiovanni lays into Cockerill

December 8, 2014
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Castrogiovanni lays into Cockerill

Italy prop Martin Castrogiovanni launched an astonishing tirade at Richard Cockerill after Toulon’s defeat to former club Leicester.     Castrogiovanni was back at Welford Road for the first time since leaving the Tigers after a seven-year spell at the club, but ended up on the losing side in a 25-21 loss. It was clearly...
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Aussies unchanged for SA Sevens

December 8, 2014
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Aussies unchanged for SA Sevens

Qantas Australian Men’s Head Coach Geraint John has named an unchanged 12-man squad for this week’s South Africa Sevens. Australia head to Port Elizabeth for the third round of the 2014/15 HSBC Sevens World Series with renewed optimism after reaching the Cup Final in last weekend’s Dubai Sevens and jumping four places to third...
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Springbok 7′s Champions of Dubai

December 6, 2014
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Springbok 7′s Champions of Dubai

The Springbok Sevens are the 2014 Dubai Sevens champions after a brilliant display against Australia in the Cup Final on Saturday, which they won 33-7 to climb to second spot on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series league table. After clinching fourth place at the Gold Coast in October, the Blitzboks are now just...
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Player of the Year Award nominations

December 5, 2014
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Player of the Year Award nominations

Five Springboks have been nominated for the prestigious SA Rugby Player of the Year Award for 2014 with one of Nizaam Carr, Marcell Coetzee, Willie le Roux, Handré Pollard or Duane Vermeulen in line to claim the coveted annual award for the first time in their careers. The five players, who all played for...
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Mouritz now a Sharks

December 5, 2014
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Mouritz now a Sharks

The Cell C Sharks are delighted to announce the signing of English International lock Mouritz Botha, who has signed a two-year contract with the Cell C Sharks…by Rugby from a Wheelchair Botha was born in Vryheid, KwaZulu-Natal and currently plays for Saracens in the Aviva Premiership. After helping Saracens win the 2011 Aviva Premiership,...
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Club news from Danny’s Desk

December 5, 2014
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Club news from Danny’s Desk

The end of year is always an exciting time for our clubs as pre-season preparations begin to hit full steam. In addition to this, the AGM’s held at these clubs are an ideal way to review the year ahead, and begin preparing for the new season.   The USSA Sevens tournament was held in...
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