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Win a Classic Shirt with Ruggaworld and Classic 15

November 17, 2014
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Win a Classic Shirt with Ruggaworld and Classic 15

Ruggaworld is given away a classic shirt of your choice in our last competition this year with our new sponsors Classic15.co.uk All you have to do is to predict the scores for the final two Internationals in  which the Springboks will play Italy and Wales. We made it very easy to play, all you...
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Lambie gives Boks options in wet

November 26, 2014
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Lambie gives Boks options in wet

Pat Lambie has shown Heyneke Meyer why he should be the Springboks’ first-choice No 10 at the 2015 World Cup in England, writes JON CARDINELLI in Cardiff from SARugbyMag.co.za Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has declared himself satisfied with the number of flyhalf options at his disposal. Lambie, Handré Pollard, Morné Steyn, and even Johan...
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Meyer changes eight for Wales

November 26, 2014
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Meyer changes eight for Wales

Tendai Mtawarira, Bismarck du Plessis, Willie le Roux, Cornal Hendricks and Lwazi Mvovo are back in the Springbok starting line-up for Saturday’s Test against Wales at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. The changes in the back three were required because Johan Goosen, Bryan Habana and JP Pietersen, who started in last weekend’s victory over...
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Morning Quickie

November 26, 2014
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Morning Quickie

  World Rugby The match officials for this weekend’s action have been announced, with Jérôme Garcès landing the England versus Australia Test showdown. Internationals England vs Australia at Twickenham Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France) Assistant referees: Nigel Owens (Wales), Mathieu Raynal (France) Television match official: Simon McDowell (Ireland) Wales vs South Africa at Millennium Stadium...
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England stick with same squad

November 26, 2014
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England stick with same squad

England have named an unchanged squad for Saturday’s clash with Australia, sticking with the same 23 that beat Samoa. That means there is no place in Stuart Lancaster’s squad for in-form centre Luther Burrell, who has impressed for Northampton since recovering from a hand injury. Brad Barritt seems certain to continue at outside centre,...
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… some A to go with the D

November 25, 2014
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… some A to go with the D

For those concerned that the Sharks’ decision to contract a specialist defensive coach in Mike Horak signals a desire to play conservative rugby, fear not! writes our friend Rob Otto (robdylan)  on Sharksworld A press release from the union this afternoon reveals that Brendan Venter and Gary Gold, in their desire to engender a spirit...
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Lambie – Competition healthy in Springbok setup

November 25, 2014
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Lambie – Competition healthy in Springbok setup

The Springbok Assistant Coach John McFarland and Patrick Lambie spoke to the media in Cardiff earlier today John spoke about the Italy game John also spoke about the defense on the tour so far from the Springboks John expect Wales to come hard at the Boks with their kicking game Partick Lambie seemed to...
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Powerful Academy squad for Harare and Dubai

November 25, 2014
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Powerful Academy squad for Harare and Dubai

  SARU has confirmed a strong SA Sevens Academy squad, featuring several players with HSBC Sevens World Series experience, to participate in the forthcoming international invitational tournaments in Harare and Dubai.   The Harare tournament takes places this coming weekend (29 and 30 November) and will serve as the CAR (Confederation of African Rugby)...
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Meyer to stick with Lambie

November 25, 2014
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Meyer to stick with Lambie

Pat Lambie is expected to start against Wales and looks to have surpassed Handré Pollard in the Springbok flyhalf pecking order, reports JON CARDINELLI in Cardiff. Three months ago, Heyneke Meyer took a chance and started the one-cap Pollard at No 10 against Argentina. The Bok coach then backed the 20-year-old as the first-choice...
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Nelspruit has gone – Howley

November 25, 2014
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Nelspruit has gone – Howley

Wales assistant coach Rob Howley has rubbished claims Saturday’s clash with South Africa will be a revenge mission for his men after what happened in June….by Planet Rugby Five months ago Howley watched as his side fell to a 31-30 tour loss to the Springboks in Nelspruit, despite being 0-17 up at one stage...
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Another Quickie

November 25, 2014
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Another Quickie

  Australia Tevita Kuridrani has been ruled out of Saturday’s match against England at Twickenham with an ankle injury. The in-form Wallabies centre picked up the injury early in the second half of their 26-23 defeat to Ireland. Tests on Monday revealed a low grade tear, meaning Kuridrani won’t be available for the match...
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Jannie blow for Boks

November 24, 2014
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Jannie blow for Boks

Prop Jannie du Plessis has not recovered from a hamstring injury and will miss the Springboks’ final tour match against Wales, reports JON CARDINELLI in Cardiff. Du Plessis sustained a leg injury in the big win against England at Twickenham. He did not feature in the subsequent game against Italy, and it’s now been...
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White card makes a comeback

November 24, 2014
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White card makes a comeback

The FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International for 2015 is set to continue its grand tradition of trying out experimental laws, further cementing the tournament’s status as a testing ground for the laws of rugby…..by Varsitycup.co.za This season sees the exciting reintroduction of the White Card – which was used in the inaugural...
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Irish pot of Gold as Boks stutter

November 24, 2014
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Irish pot of Gold as Boks stutter

Ruggaworld’s’ Benedict Chanakira have a look at the weekend’s matches up north. Ireland have surprised many but have been on an upward trajectory since that last minute ambush the All Blacks gave them in 2013. The loss was a boost, while most sides would be content with such a result the Irish built on...
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Bakkies calls it a day…

November 23, 2014
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Bakkies calls it a day…

Springbok lock and Rugby World Cup winner Bakkies Botha has announced his retirement from international rugby. If you put Bakkies Botha in Google search you only get one man and that is the enforcer  Bakkies Botha, you get the some of the greatest hits made in rugby and you will almost always see the...
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Player ratings: Magic subs

November 23, 2014
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Player ratings: Magic subs

South Africa will know they have a lot of room for improvement, but they will also celebrate the impact of the replacement in their 22-6 win over Italy in Padua on Saturday. It didn’t help the Springboks that French referee Jérôme Garcès appeared to be looking everywhere but at the action on the field....
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Ruggaworld “Live” Match Centre

November 22, 2014
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Ruggaworld “Live” Match Centre

This weekend see the last test matches for most countries this year and we have some great match-ups to look forward to. Most coaches used this November test window as preparation for the World Cup in England next year. Only South Africa, Wales, England and Australia will play next weekend to close the 2014...
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Preview – Weekend Test matches

November 21, 2014
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Preview – Weekend Test matches

This weekend see the last test matches for most countries this year and we have some great match-ups to look forward to. Most coaches used this November test window as preparation for the World Cup in England next year. Only South Africa, Wales, England and Australia will play next weekend to close the 2014...
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George kick-off Cell C Community Cup 2015

November 21, 2014
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George kick-off Cell C Community Cup 2015

  GEORGE will be the setting when two community clubs with a combined 200 years of history and tradition clash in the televised opening match of Cell C Community Cup 2015, SARU confirmed on Friday.   In what promises to be a vibrant Western Cape derby, SWD champions Evergreens, who finished eighth in the...
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Namibian team to face Portugal

November 21, 2014
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Namibian team to face Portugal

The Namibian Rugby Union has named the 23 man squad to play against Portugal at the University of Lisbon this Saturday for the final match of the Windhoek Draught Northern Hemisphere Tour. The starting line-up shows four changes and a positional switch from the team that lost to Canada two weeks ago in Colwyn...
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Isuzu partner with Vodacom Bulls

November 20, 2014
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Isuzu partner with Vodacom Bulls

South Africa’s bakkie specialists, Isuzu, today announced that they have partnered with the Vodacom Blue Bulls Rugby team as the official vehicle partner for the next three years. The sponsorship applies to both the Absa Currie Cup and the Vodacom SupeRugby tournaments.   To celebrate the partnership of two of the most recognised brands...
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Paige and Boshoff to join Springboks in Wales

November 20, 2014
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Paige and Boshoff to join Springboks in Wales

Rudy Paige and Marnitz Boshoff have been called up to the Springbok squad for the last week of the Castle Lager Outgoing Tour in Cardiff next week. Paige, from the Vodacom Blue Bulls and the Xerox Golden Lions’ Boshoff will join in the squad on Sunday to provide specialist cover at scrumhalf and flyhalf...
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Japan and Argentina officially join Super Rugby

November 20, 2014
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Japan and Argentina officially join Super Rugby

Super Rugby’s expansion to 18 teams from 2016 is officially complete with SANZAR formally confirming the participation of the Japan Rugby Football Union (JRFU) and Union Argentina de Rugby (UAR) at an Executive Committee meeting in London today. The confirmation is the final stage of formalities and paves the way for the Tokyo and...
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Lancaster – No favouritism for Owen

November 20, 2014
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Lancaster – No favouritism for Owen

England head coach Stuart Lancaster has reiterated that Owen Farrell is ‘dropable’ after criticism over his selection. Farrell has been shifted to inside centre for England’s Test with Samoa this weekend after two unconvincing games at fly-half in the last two weeks. Fans had questioned whether favouritism was keeping Farrell in the Test side,...
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Wallabies debut for Speight

November 20, 2014
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Wallabies debut for Speight

Wallabies winger Henry Speight will make his Test debut for Australia in Saturday’s November Test against Ireland in Dublin. Speight, 26, will become the third player to make his debut for Australia on this tour, joining Sean McMahon and Tetera Faulkner, and is one of four changes made to the starting line-up for Saturday....
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No Carter in All Blacks side

November 20, 2014
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No Carter in All Blacks side

New Zealand have made 12 personnel changes and one positional switch for this weekend’s Test match against Wales in Cardiff. Dan Carter, fly-half against Scotland, drops out of the matchday squad completely. This weekend’s Test will be a special moment for All Blacks captain Richie McCaw, who will reach another milestone in his outstanding...
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Springbok tries among “Try of the Year”

November 20, 2014
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Springbok tries among “Try of the Year”

Springbok tries by Francois Hougaard and Cornal Hendricks are among the contenders for the International Rugby Players’ Association (IRPA) Try of the Year 2014, World Rugby (formerly known as the IRB) announced today. The winner will be named by the end of the year. Hendricks’ contender try came on his debut against Wales in...
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Carr and Redelinghuys on bench for Boks

November 19, 2014
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Carr and Redelinghuys on bench for Boks

The Springbok starting team to face Italy in Padova on Saturday shows four changes from the side which beat England at Twickenham last week, with three new faces amongst the pack and one in the backline. There are also five changes on the bench, with Nizaam Carr and Julian Redelinghuys included in a Test...
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