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Sharks 30, Griquas 32

August 9, 2013
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The old lady is back.  Currie Cup 2013 kicks off with the Sharks hosting Griquas. Recent results: 2012: Sharks won 42-3, Durban 2012: Griquas won 22-15, Kimberley 2011: Sharks won 29-18, Durban 2011:: Griquas won 43-22, Kimberley 2010: Sharks won 48-30, Durban 2010: Griquas won 40-34, Kimberley Teams: Sharks: 15 Odwa Ndungane, 14 Sizo...
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Lions 18, Kings 23

August 3, 2013
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The equation is simple.  The Lions just need a win while the Kings need to win by 8 or more.  The loser, is out of Super Rugby. Previous results: 2013: Lions won 41-31, Johannesburg 2013: Lions won 26-19, Port Elizabeth Teams: Lions: 15 Ruan Combrinck, 14 Deon Helberg, 13 Nicolaas Hanekom, 12 Dylan Des...
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SR Final: Chiefs 27, Brumbies 22

August 3, 2013
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Super Rugby 2013 comes to a close with the defending champions favourites to make it a double – but can Jake’s Brumbies deliver a surprise? Recent results: 2012: Chiefs won 29-22, Hamilton 2011: Brumbies won 28-20, Canberra 2010: Brumbies won 30-23, Canberra 2009: Chiefs won 10-7, Hamilton 2008: Chiefs won 42-28, Canberra 2007: Brumbies...
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McCaw off the bench for Saders

July 18, 2013
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The 2013 Investec Super Rugby Qualifiers have arrived and six teams are now vying for the coveted championship title. This Saturday 20th July see’s Super Rugby’s seven time champions the Crusaders take on Queensland’s Reds at AMI Stadium, Christchurch. Crusaders Head Coach Todd Blackadder has named his team to play the Reds making only...
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Pollard back at 12 for semi

June 17, 2013
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There are five changes in the starting line-up of the Junior Springboks to play against Wales in the IRB Junior World Championship rugby semi-final in Vannes, France, on Tuesday evening. Amongst the backs, flyhalf Robert du Preez returns to play in the No 10 jersey while Handré Pollard moves to inside centre in place...
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Bad news for Arno

June 16, 2013
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Springbok loose forward Arno Botha has been ruled out for the remainder of the 2013 season after rupturing ligaments in his knee during the Castle Lager Incoming Series victory over Scotland in Nelspruit on Saturday. Botha was forced to leave the field in the fourth minute of only his second Test for South Africa...
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Kirsten blow for Baby Boks

June 16, 2013
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Junior Springbok lock Jannes Kirsten will miss the rest of the IRB Junior World Championship (JWC) in France because of a facial injury, the team confirmed on Sunday. Kirsten sustained a fractured cheek bone in the South Africa Under-20’s training session on Saturday afternoon at the Stade Michelin in Vannes. The team will name...
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Argentina 26 v England 51

June 15, 2013
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England blasted the Argies off the park last weekend which I am sure will motivate them to deliver a better performance this time around. Recent results: 2013: England won 32-3, Salta 2011: England won 13-9, Dunedin (World Cup pool match) 2009: England won 16-9, London 2009: Argentina won 24-22, Salta 2009: England won 37-15,...
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Boks 30 v Scotland 17

June 15, 2013
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The score between these two teams in recent years have been very close, but the Boks should be way too good at home and at altitude for a Scottish side missing their best players to the B&I Lions. Recent results: 2012: South Africa won 21-10, Edinburgh 2010: Scotland won 21-17, Edinburgh 2008: South Africa...
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Samoa 39 v Italy 10

June 15, 2013
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After their impressive win over Scotland last week, Samoa will aim to take two Northern Hemisphere scalps as they face off against Italy.
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Waratahs 17 v B&I Lions 47

June 15, 2013
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The Lions have two more warm-up games to get through – and these might prove to be the toughest. Recent results: 2001: British & Irish Lions won 41-24, Sydney 1989: British & Irish Lions won 23-21, Sydney 1971: British & Irish Lions won 14-12, Sydney 1966: British & Irish Lions and Waratahs drew 6-all,...
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All Blacks 30 v France 0

June 15, 2013
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France have selected a much stronger side, but the All Blacks are still the bookies favourite to take the series. Recent Results: 2013: New Zealand won 23-13, Auckland 2011: New Zealand won 8-7, Auckland 2011: New Zealand won 37-17, Auckland 2009: New Zealand won 39-12, Marseille 2009: New Zealand won 14-10, Wellington 2009: France...
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Japan 23 v Wales 8

June 15, 2013
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Japan got desperately close a week ago – can they finally get one over a tier 1 country? Recent results: 2013: Wales won 22-18, Osaka 2007: Wales won 72-18, Cardiff (World Cup pool match) 2004: Wales won 98-0, Cardiff 2001: Wales won 53-30, Tokyo 2001: Wales won 64-10, Osaka 1999: Wales won 64-15, Cardiff...
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Baby Boks into semi’s

June 13, 2013
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The South African Under-20 team overcame a committed France team in front of their home crowd to record a third successive victory and clinch a place in the Junior World Championship semi-finals with a 26-19 victory (halftime 8-7) in La Roche-sur-Yon on Thursday.
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Posted in Junior Rugby World Cup, Junior Springboks, U/20 World Cup | 10 Comments »

Boks make 5 changes

June 12, 2013
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The Springbok team to face Scotland in Nelspruit on Saturday shows five changes, three of them on the bench, from the match-23 which beat Italy in the opening round of the Castle Lager Incoming Series last weekend.
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Coaching: The poisoned chalice

June 12, 2013
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Reds coach, Ewen McKenzie, shares some great insights into rugby coaching and just how tough it is.
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Plumtree gone after Super Rugby

June 11, 2013
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The Sharks confirmed through a media statement that Brendan Venter will start in his new role as DOR in August also assuming the role as coach for their Currie Cup campaign in 2013.
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Schreuder replaces Hougie

June 11, 2013
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DHL Western Province scrumhalf Louis Schreuder has been called up to the Springbok squad in the place of the injured Francois Hougaard.
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Plumtree’s time is up

June 11, 2013
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Sharks coach John Plumtree will leave his position at the end of the season after his contract was not renewed, new chief executive officer John Smit confirmed on Tuesday.
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Sharks appoint Brendan Venter

June 11, 2013
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Former Springbok centre Brendan Venter has been appointed as Director of Rugby at the Sharks.
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Posted in Other Tournaments, Other Unions / Teams | 14 Comments »

The time has come to say goodbye

June 10, 2013
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I never thought that I would have to write something like this one day – but the time has come for me to say goodbye to all my friends on RuggaWorld. It is with some sadness that I have to bid you all farewell in an official capacity here at RuggaWorld, but I do...
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Beale included, Cooper booted

June 10, 2013
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Kurtley Beale was added to Robbie Deans’ final Wallabie squad for the B&I Lions series but there was no place for Quade Cooper.
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Posted in British & Irish Lions Tour 2013 | 8 Comments »

The perfect Father’s Day gift!

June 10, 2013
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The perfect Father’s Day gift!

Wondering what to get for that sporting-mad man in the house?
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Piet van Zyl called up to Boks

June 9, 2013
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Piet van Zyl, scrumhalf of the Toyota Free State Cheetahs, has been called up to the Springbok squad in Mpumalanga in the place of the injured Jano Vermaak.
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Force 13 v Waratahs 28

June 9, 2013
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For some reason there is still Super Rugby on – well, Oz Super Rugby.
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USA 12 v Ireland 15

June 9, 2013
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The USA juniors might have received a spanking at the U/20 World Cup from the Baby Boks, but their senior team will look for an historic first win over the Irish. Recent results: 2011: Ireland won 22-10, New Plymouth 2009: Ireland won 27-10, Santa Clara 2004: Ireland won 55-6, Dublin 2000: Ireland won 83-3,...
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Argentina 3 v England 32

June 8, 2013
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The last match in this Super Saturday of test rugby sees the Argies taking on England looking for their first win over the colonial bastards since 2009 Previous results: 2011: England won 13-9 in Dunedin 2009: England won 16-9 in London 2009: Argentina won 24-22 in Salta 2009: England won 37-15 in Manchester 2006:...
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Springboks 44 v Italy 10

June 8, 2013
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A new-look Bok side will host Italy in the second game in Durban this weekend in what promises to be a great spectacle. Previous results 2010: South Africa won 55-11, East_London 2010:  South Africa won 29-13, Witbank 2009: South Africa won 32-10 , Udine 2008: South Africa won 26-0 , Cape Town 2001: South...
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Posted in Incoming Tours, International Teams, Springboks | 49 Comments »

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