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Habana placed on standby for Commonwealth

July 22, 2014
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Habana placed on standby for Commonwealth

Springbok wing Bryan Habana has been placed on standby for the Team South Africa Sevens squad at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, the South African Sports & Olympic Committee confirmed on Tuesday. Habana’s availability followed a decision by his club Toulon, in agreement with the French Rugby Federation (FFR), to make an exception and...
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SARU names large group for SA Schools trials

July 22, 2014
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SARU names large group for SA Schools trials

SARU has announced a squad of 55 players to attend the SA Schools trials on Saturday, 26 July at the Barnard Stadium in Kempton Park, Johannesburg. The SA Schools trial squad was selected by the national selectors following the conclusion of the Under-18 Coca-Cola Craven Week in Middelburg. The trials in Kempton Park will...
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DHL delivers the ultimate DHL Stormers’ fan prize

July 22, 2014
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DHL delivers the ultimate DHL Stormers’ fan prize

DHL Express announced the first winner in their DHL WP Faithful competition this past week. Alana Davids from Southfield in the Western Cape won a trip for two to watch the DHL Stormers in action in Australia or New Zealand in 2015. The DHL WP Faithful campaign, which kicked off in February, called on...
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Folau back for Brumbies showdown

July 22, 2014
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Folau back for Brumbies showdown

  NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has made two changes to the starting line-up for the team’s must-win home Semi-Final against interstate rivals the Brumbies this Saturday night (7.30pm) at Allianz Stadium.After resting him in the final round of the regular competition, the coach has restored Israel Folau to fullback. Cleared of a corked...
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New Waratahs App launched

July 22, 2014
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New Waratahs App launched

The NSW Waratahs have today launched a new App to coincide with their 2014 Asteron Life Super Rugby Finals Series campaign. A first among the Australian Super Rugby clubs, the Waratahs App will help NSW supporters get the most out of this Saturday’s Semi-Final experience.Available now for all apple and coming soon for android...
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New kicking coach for EP Kings

July 21, 2014
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New kicking coach for EP Kings

The Eastern Province Kings have signed Henning van der Merwe as their new kicking coach. EP Rugby CEO, Charl Crous, confirmed that Van der Merwe, 28, had been signed until the end of the 2017 season. “Henning comes with a great track record, having coached highly competitive rugby teams for Currie Cup, Varsity Cup...
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Back to Business for EPRU Referees

July 21, 2014
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Back to Business for EPRU Referees

The Eastern Province Rugby Referees Society will return to adjudicating Eastern Province Rugby Union club matches from today, after EPRU cancelled all club games last weekend over the poor treatment of referees. Eastern Province Rugby Union President, Cheeky Watson, confirmed that he had met with the referees last week to address their concerns. “EPRU...
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Australian NRC Championship

July 21, 2014
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Australian NRC Championship

The Australian Rugby Union has today unveiled Qantas Wallabies player allocations for the inaugural year of Australian Rugby’s new domestic competition, the Buildcorp National Rugby Championship. In general, Qantas Wallabies will be aligned to the NRC team that is affiliated with their Premier Club, with each NRC team entitled to four Test players outside...
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Tickets get snapped up for Tahs semi

July 21, 2014
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Tickets get snapped up for Tahs semi

Over 33,000 tickets snapped up for Tahs semi With their opponents now confirmed as Australian derby rivals the Brumbies, the NSW Waratahs have sold over 33,000 seats for Saturday’s Asteron Life 2014 Super Rugby Semi-Final at Allianz Stadium (7.30pm). Tickets went on public sale last Wednesday and the Tahs’ opponent was only confirmed yesterday...
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Preview: Super Rugby Semi Finals

July 21, 2014
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Preview: Super Rugby Semi Finals

Benedict Chanakira looks ahead to this weekend semi final clashes in New Zeeland and Australia. Mission Impossible? or is the dream still alive! Cell C Sharks vs Crusaders The Sharks are enroute to their first Super Rugby title. New Zealand sides have had the toughest and closest conference yet we have one last standing...
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Posted in Vodacom Super Rugby | 18 Comments »

WP win U18 Girls South Sevens Interprovincials

July 21, 2014
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WP win U18 Girls South Sevens Interprovincials

Western Province on Saturday won the SARU Girls Under-18 South Sevens Interprovincial competition in Uitenhage in style with a resounding 43-0 victory in the final against Boland. The victory marked their fifth successive win in the series which started on Friday. Border, meanwhile, thumped Eastern Province 29-0 to finish third for a bronze medal....
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Namibia going to England 2015

July 20, 2014
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Namibia going to England 2015

At the beginning of a gripping day, the Namibians were outside hopefuls at best to qualify for the RWC, but Zimbabwe’s 28-10 win against Kenya, denying the Kenyan’s a losing bonus point, while failing to secure a bonus point of their own, left the door ajar for the seasoned Rugby World Cup campaigners.  Source:   Breaking...
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Sharks advance to semi finals

July 20, 2014
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Sharks advance to semi finals

It was a nail bitter but the Cell C Sharks manage to secure their spot in the Vodacom Super Rugby semi-finals for next week by beating the Highlanders 31-27. They started the match with power and precision and took an early lead of 10-0 with the power which the forwards provided. The Sharks had...
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GWK Griquas back in Premier Division

July 20, 2014
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GWK Griquas back in Premier Division

They lost their spot last year in the premiere division to Jimmy Stonehouse Pumas in the promotion relegation matches, but with SARU’s Executive decision to make place for the EP Kings in the ABSA Currie Cup Premiere Devision they had a shot to get it all back. Yesterday GWK Griquas secure the top spot...
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Interview with EP star Curwin Bosch

July 19, 2014
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Interview with EP star Curwin Bosch

  The dust has just settled on one of the most unique Craven Weeks to date. The star of the show? A talented,  young and commanding flyhalf. Curwin Bosch is humble and has kept his head level and his feet on the ground. Benedict Chanakira spoke to the Craven week star on a huge week...
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QF: Cell C Sharks 31(13), Highlanders 27(17)

July 19, 2014
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QF: Cell C Sharks 31(13), Highlanders 27(17)

There is no doubt the Sharks will be favourites, as they were last time, at home against the Highlanders. The Highlanders, who will make their first appearance in Super Rugby play-offs since 2002, readily admit that the odds are stacked heavily against them.The Highlanders must overcome the disadvantage of travelling more than 10,000 kilometres...
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Griquas 57(31), SWD Eagles 12(0)

July 19, 2014
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Griquas 57(31), SWD Eagles 12(0)

The pressure will be firmly on Griquas to win by a bonus point margin against the SWD Eagles in George on Saturday if they want to clinch promotion. Although unbeaten after five matches, the Griquas (23 points) currently lead the Leopards (22) by a single point going into the final round of qualification matches....
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Brumbies stop Chiefs reign

July 19, 2014
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Brumbies stop Chiefs reign

Brumbies outplayed the Chiefs in the first half to secure another semi final spot with their 32-30 win.  Although the Chiefs score first in the game through a penalty it was all Brumbies for the next 35 min of the first half as they ran the Chiefs of their feet. With direct and straight...
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QF: Brumbies 32(22), Chiefs 30(10)

July 19, 2014
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QF: Brumbies 32(22), Chiefs 30(10)

  It is a replay of last year’s Final and while there might not be the silverware to play for this time round, there will a chance at glory up for grabs for these two pedigree teams.Who will trake it this year in the Play-offs? Recent Results:2014: Brumbies won 41-23, Canberra2013: Chiefs won 27-22,...
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Posted in All Black Rugby, Australian Rugby, Vodacom Super Rugby | 38 Comments »

Club Rugby News from Danny’s Desk

July 18, 2014
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Club Rugby News from Danny’s Desk

Welcome to another edition of Danny’s Desk where you can find all relevant club rugby information. It has been a quiet couple of weeks on the club rugby circuit as clubs are currently on their mid-season breaks. However, there was a Super League B game played over the weekend between Kraaifontein and Young Peoples....
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Sergeal Petersen’s now a Cheetah

July 18, 2014
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Sergeal Petersen’s now a Cheetah

The 19-year-old wing of the Baby Boks will join officially the Free State Cheetahs in November  and he will be contracted till 2017  reports HENDRIK CRONJE from the Volksblad He will be with the Eastern Province Kings for this year’s Currie Cup series. “When we talked about his future, he asked for the Cheetahs to negotiate,” said...
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Jake believe in his Boks

July 18, 2014
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Jake believe in his Boks

Sharks boss Jake White believes Saturday’s play-off encounter with the Highlanders will be much more like Test match than a Super Rugby showcase – by Rugby 365 As a result he believes that the experience of his seasoned Springboks will be a key factor in the knock-out stages of the competition.“The bottom line is...
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Refs ‘go on strike’ in EP

July 18, 2014
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Refs ‘go on strike’ in EP

The Eastern Province Referees’ Society informed their union that they would not be providing referees to club matches for this coming Saturday because of the unpleasant treatment of referees at club matches. – Rugby365 The Union discussed the matter and decided to call off all club matches this weekend. André Watson, South Africa’s manager...
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EP v SWD in Final match

July 18, 2014
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EP v SWD in Final match

The honour of playing in the main game on the final day at Craven Week on Saturday has fallen, unsurprisingly, to Eastern Province and South Western Districts. – Rugby365 Craven Week does not produce a champion but traditionally the team which wins the main match on the final day is regarded as the overall...
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GWK Griquas, Leopards in shootout

July 17, 2014
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GWK Griquas, Leopards in shootout

The pressure will be firmly on GWK Griquas to win by a bonus point margin against the SWD Eagles in George on Saturday if they want to clinch promotion to the Absa Currie Cup Premier Division. Although unbeaten after five matches, the Griquas (23 points) currently lead the Leopards (22) by a single point...
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EP U19 to tackle the Lions at NMMU

July 17, 2014
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EP U19 to tackle the Lions at NMMU

The Eastern Province U19 team will tackle the Golden Lions at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s B field on Friday, 18 July, 2014 in their second match of the ABSA U19 competition. EP U19 Head Coach, Mzwandile Stick has made very few changes to his team, once again led by CJ Velleman, with just two...
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EP hosts U18 Girls Sevens Tournament

July 17, 2014
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EP hosts U18 Girls Sevens Tournament

The Eastern Province Rugby Union will be hosting the national Girls U18 Sevens tournament this weekend at the Rosedale Rugby Stadium in Uitenhage. The tournament will host teamsof 12 girls each, representing Boland, Border, Border Country Districts, Eastern Province, Free State, Griquas, South West Districts and Western Province. Each match will consist of two...
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Lambie back on bench for Cell C Sharks

July 17, 2014
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Lambie back on bench for Cell C Sharks

The much-awaited return to action of Cell C Sharks flyhalf Pat Lambie is a big boost to the side named to host the Highlanders at Kings Park in Saturday’s Vodacom Super Rugby quarter-final. Sharks website editor Michael Marnewick reports that Cobus Reinach too is back in the starting line-up after being named last week but having to pull out late...
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