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Vodacom Blue Bulls wish injured players speedy recovery

September 1, 2014
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Vodacom Blue Bulls wish injured players speedy recovery

The Blue Bulls Company (Pty) Ltd would like to wish two players who suffered serious neck injuries this weekend, the best of luck with a speedy recovery. JD Schickerling and Dyllan Beneckhe both suffered the injuries on Saturday. Schickerling was injured playing for the DHL Western Province Under-21 team against the Vodacom Blue Bulls...
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Namibia on top of Africa

September 1, 2014
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Namibia on top of Africa

The Namibia Under-19 team on Saturday qualified for the International Rugby Board’s 2015 Junior World Trophy tournament in Portugal following their 52-17 victory against Kenya in the final of the Confederation of African Rugby Under-19 tournament in Windhoek. The victory capped a golden six-week period for Namibian Rugby as the senior team, the Welwitchias,...
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Bulls Orie before dicciplinary for tackle on Schickerling

September 1, 2014
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Bulls Orie before dicciplinary for tackle on Schickerling

Vodacom Blue Bulls Under-21 lock Marvin Orie will appear before a SARU disciplinary committee in Pretoria on Tuesday after being cited for a dangerous tackle in the Absa Under-21 Competition on Saturday. Orie was cited for allegedly contravening law 10.4 (e) by tackling DHL Western Province Under-21 lock JD Schickerling around the neck in...
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Blue Bulls Medihelp Fitness Report

September 1, 2014
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Blue Bulls Medihelp Fitness Report

Vodacom Blue Bulls fullbacks Jurgen Visser and Jesse Kriel will not be available for Saturday’s Absa Currie Cup match against the Xerox Golden Lions in Pretoria.   Visser, in fact, will miss the rest of the season due to a foot injury and will be out of action for four months, whilst Kriel injured...
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Traditional Boys’ Schools Rugby Luncheon

September 1, 2014
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Traditional Boys’ Schools Rugby Luncheon

On Friday 29 August, the 10th annual Traditional Schools Rugby Luncheon was again successfully hosted by Rob Visick, Doug Tweedie and their team at the Salt Rock Hotel on the KZN North Coast. The 2014 edition continues to highlight the growth in popularity of the event with 180 guests from 9 of the Province’s Traditional...
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WP JD Schickerling gets feeling back in legs after breaking is neck

September 1, 2014
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WP JD Schickerling gets feeling back in legs after breaking is neck

Young Western Province U21 lock JD Schickerling told his WP captain on Sunday that he will play rugby again after breaking his neck in their match against the Blue Bulls on Saturday at Loftus. “It’s one of those things that happen in the game” Schickerling told his WP U21 Captain Eital Bredenkamp from his...
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Currie Cup week 4 roundup

August 31, 2014
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Currie Cup week 4 roundup

DHL Western Province this weekend remained the only unbeaten team in the Absa Currie Cup Premier Division following an exciting fourth round, which saw the Steval Pumas claim their second big scalp. The Nelspruit team kicked off the weekend’s matches on Friday with a shock 32-22 bonus-point victory against the Cell C Sharks, which...
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WP stay undefeated with win over Blue Bulls

August 31, 2014
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WP stay undefeated with win over Blue Bulls

In a match dedicated to Motor Neuron Disease sufferers, Tinus Linee (of WP) and Joost van der Westhuizen (of the Bulls), both teams threw everything at each other in a bid to come out tops. In the end, it was Province who emerged victorious despite the try tally ending equal at two apiece, DHL...
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CC: EP Kings 22, Xerox Golden Lions 41 (Full time)

August 30, 2014
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CC: EP Kings 22, Xerox Golden Lions 41 (Full time)

  Things just don’t seem to be getting easier for the Kings. Having been ravaged by the Lions (60-19) and Province (35-16) Carlos Spencer and his men could not even overcome a struggling Bulls – albeit at Loftus. They now face off against an opposition that managed to push past 60 points on them in...
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CC:Vodacom Blue Bulls 18, DHL WP 23 (FT)

August 30, 2014
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CC:Vodacom Blue Bulls 18, DHL WP 23 (FT)

The Blue Bulls are enduring their worst Currie Cup campaign in recent history and while they did well to record a bonus point victory over the EP Kings last week the end result was only a 5 point difference to a team with much less star quality than they have. Frans Ludeke seems to...
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CC:GWK Griquas 25, Free State Cheetahs 36

August 30, 2014
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CC:GWK Griquas 25, Free State Cheetahs 36

For the Griquas this is an absolute must win on a patch where they know how to give big teams are torrid time, having Hawies Fourie involved will only add that much more self-belief to the men from Kimberley . Having failed to register a single win the home side will be going all...
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Woeful Sharks get run over by Pumas

August 29, 2014
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Woeful Sharks get run over by Pumas

  The Steval Pumas didn’t just win against the Sharks on Friday night but they got a bonus point win and prevent the Sharks from getting any points from the game as they secure a 32-22 win in Nelspruit. Jimmy Stonehouse men showed their attention from the start of the match with some brilliant...
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CC: Steval Pumas 32, Cell C Sharks 22

August 29, 2014
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CC: Steval Pumas 32, Cell C Sharks 22

Jimmy Stonehouse would not have had to go out of his way to motivate his charges for this game, The Pumas are fiercely proud of their home record and reputation will want some revenge for the previous fixture where the Sharks gave them their only loss for the season, a 17 – 34 scoreline...
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Posted in ABSA Currie Cup | 24 Comments »

Club Rugby News from Danny’s Desk

August 29, 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 We’re now at the business-end of the season and clubs are starting to feel the pressure to end the season on a high. There are promotion places up for grabs, as well as the start of the President’s...
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Alberts out, Whiteley in for Springboks’ tour

August 28, 2014
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Alberts out, Whiteley in for Springboks’ tour

Willem Alberts has been ruled out of the Springboks’ Castle Lager Rugby Championship tour to Australia and New Zealand and will be replaced in the 30-man squad by Warren Whiteley. Alberts missed both Test victories against Argentina because of a hamstring injury and he underwent a fitness test on Thursday afternoon. Although his hamstring...
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Boucher and the Blue Bulls partner to fight Rhino poaching

August 28, 2014
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Boucher and the Blue Bulls partner to fight Rhino poaching

Pretoria (28 August 2014): The Castle Lager Boucher Legacy NPC (non-profit company) “Our Rhino in safe hands” programme has joined forces with the Blue Bulls Company (Pty) Ltd in an effort to combat the scourge of rhino poaching. The iconic rugby team from the north of South Africa, an area where poaching is most...
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Blue Bulls side to face WP

August 28, 2014
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Blue Bulls side to face WP

Flyhalf Joshua Stander could earn a first senior start for the Vodacom Blue Bulls in the 2014 Absa Currie Cup when the home team face DHL Western Province at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday. The 20-year old former Queens College player has been bracketed with Jacques-Louis Potgieter at flyhalf and could make his debut for...
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Bok Women 7s fixtures announced for World Series Qualifier

August 28, 2014
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Bok Women 7s fixtures announced for World Series Qualifier

The Springbok Women Sevens will face France, China and Mexico in their pool matches at the IRB Women’s Sevens World Sevens Qualifier in Hong Kong next month, the International Rugby Board has announced. South Africa are among 12 teams going head-to-head at the Shek Kip Mei Stadium on September 12 and 13 for the...
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Springbok Sevens kick-start Olympic qualifying preparations

August 28, 2014
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Springbok Sevens kick-start Olympic qualifying preparations

With the prospect of Olympic qualification as a major incentive to aim for, the Springbok Sevens have started with preparations for the new season after a three-week break following their gold medal success at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Apart from their gold medal performance in Scotland, the team also managed to finish...
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Hooper voted NSW Waratahs Players’ Player of the Year

August 28, 2014
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Hooper voted NSW Waratahs Players’ Player of the Year

Michael Hooper has been named as the NSW Waratahs Players’ Player of the Year, for the second year running. Hooper’s season tally of 277 votes eclipsed second-placed Wycliff Palu, whose 257 nominations saw him receive the Forward of the Year award ahead of third-placed Tatafu Polota-Nau (219). With 162 votes, two-try Super Rugby Final...
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Updated: Kings side to take on Lions

August 28, 2014
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Updated: Kings side to take on Lions

UPDATED : Ronnie Cooke will play at  13, Siyanda Grey at 14 and Dwayne Jenner comes onto the bench The Eastern Province Kings team that will take on the Xerox Golden Lions at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium this weekend has been announced, . Head Coach Carlos Spencer said they had not yet finalised who...
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Xerox Lions reshuffle backline for Kings

August 28, 2014
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Xerox Lions reshuffle backline for Kings

Xerox Golden Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has named his 22-man outfit, which will face the EP Kings in Port Elizabeth on Saturday. Ackermann has made a few changes to the Xerox Golden Lions backline, following last weekend’s match against DHL Western Province. Ruan Combrinck will start at his preferred position of fullback, Lionel...
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Taute gets chance at centre for DHL WP

August 28, 2014
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Taute gets chance at centre for DHL WP

Jaco Taute will make his first Absa Currie Cup start in DHL Western Province colours, after being named at inside centre for Saturday’s meeting with the Vodacom Blue Bulls in Pretoria (kick-off 17h05). Springbok Taute replaces the injured Michael van der Spuy (hamstring) in the No.12 shirt in the only change to the DHL...
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IRB to becomes World Rugby

August 28, 2014
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IRB to becomes World Rugby

The International Rugby Board will become World Rugby from November 19, 2014 as part of a major rebranding programme. The new brand, including a new logo, will be launched at the IRB World Rugby Conference and Exhibition in London on November 17-18. Global Rugby participation has boomed by more than two million to 6.6...
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Absa Currie Cup First Division resumes

August 28, 2014
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Absa Currie Cup First Division resumes

The Absa Currie Cup First Division will resume on Friday following seven rounds of matches in June and July, which served as the Qualifier for the Absa Currie Cup Premier Division. It means the Leopards kick off part two with a healthy eight-point lead at the top of the log, on 25 points, with...
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SWD, WP book final berths in APC South series

August 27, 2014
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SWD, WP book final berths in APC South series

SWD and Western Province on Wednesday continued to stamp their authority in the Southern Amateur Provincial Championship in Humansdorp in the Eastern Cape, as they secured back-to-back victories to book their places in the final on Friday. The teams also battled it out in the 2013 final in Saldanha, which the Cape side won...
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Griquas, Cheetahs announce their teams

August 27, 2014
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Griquas, Cheetahs announce their teams

Henco Venter  at lock is the only change to the Free State Cheetahs’ team to face Griquas in Kimberley on Saturday. Waltie Vermeulen will take up the space on the bench, in the only other change to the match day squad, with Clayton Blommetjies continuing at fullback after an impressive showing against the Sharks. The Cheetahs will want...
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SBW will join All Blacks on end-of-year tour

August 27, 2014
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SBW will join All Blacks on end-of-year tour

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has confirmed that Sonny Bill Williams will join the rest of the squad on the end-of-year tour even though he might not even play in any of the test. Williams has been given special permission to play for the All Blacks on his return from rugby league although he...
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