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Argentina announce team for Aussies

September 10, 2014
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Argentina announce team for Aussies

Argentina have named wing duo Juan Imhoff and Manuel Montero in their XV for Saturday’s Rugby Championship clash with Australia on the Gold Coast The devastating pair replace Horacio Agulla and Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino in the side that lost against New Zealand at Mclean Park in Napier. Meanwhile, second-row Matias Alemanno is in for...
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Jean joins club 100

September 10, 2014
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Jean joins club 100

  Springbok captain Jean de Villiers will on Saturday join four other South Africans when he leads the team out in his 100th Test, against New Zealand at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington (kick-off 09h35 SA time).The Springbok match-23 to face New Zealand shows only one change from last weekend, with Handré Pollard starting...
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Springboks set for Wellington challenge

September 8, 2014
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Springboks set for Wellington challenge

The Springboks arrived in Wellington on Monday morning and have focused their attention to their next match in the Castle Lager Rugby Championship, on Saturday against New Zealand in the Kiwi capital. The South Africans travelled overnight from Perth in Western Australia via Auckland to Wellington and were greeted with a beautiful sunny day....
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Australia 24, Springboks 23

September 6, 2014
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Australia 24, Springboks 23

It could just be an intriguing contest and potentially an exciting one if the rain forecast does not dampen the players’ ardour. For both sides their match in Perth is something of a reality check – for Australia to find out if they are really as bad as their last match in the full...
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Final Score:All Blacks 28(13), Argentina 9(6)

September 6, 2014
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Final Score:All Blacks 28(13), Argentina 9(6)

New Zealand are downplaying their heavy favouritism tag for Saturday’s Rugby Championship Test against Argentina, pointing to forecasted heavy rain as wiping out any foregone conclusions. By rights, the All Blacks – as the world’s top ranked side – should be far too strong for the 12th ranked Argentineans, who remain winless after 14...
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Argentina announce their team for All Blacks test

September 4, 2014
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Argentina announce their team for All Blacks test

Horacio and Senatore will earn their starts in the Puma shirt on Saturday against New Zeeland. The two players come in for Manuel Montero and Pablo Matera. Their are also three positional changes in the team with Juan Manuel Leguizamon and Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe move to 6 and 7 due to Senatore arrival...
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Experiment Beale is over

September 3, 2014
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Experiment Beale is over

The Kurtley Beale No10 experiment has been aborted, with Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie naming Super Rugby title-winning halves Bernard Foley and Nick Phipps to take on South Africa in Perth this Saturday by By David Barbeler from the New Zeeland Herald. Beale and Brumbies halfback Nic White have both been benched following the Wallabies’ 51-20...
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Habana fourth Springbok to reach 100 test

September 3, 2014
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Habana fourth Springbok to reach 100 test

Bryan Habana will on Saturday become the fourth Springbok and 33rd player overall to play in 100 Tests when South Africa take on Australia in the third round of the Castle Lager Rugby Championship at Patersons Stadium in Perth (kickoff 12h05 SA time). The 31-year-old Habana, who made his debut for South Africa against...
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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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McKenzie announce his squad

August 27, 2014
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McKenzie announce his squad

Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has included Western Force centre Kyle Godwin in his 30-man squad for the next two Rugby Championship matches. McKenzie also included Waratahs hooker Tatafu Polota Nau in the squad but he will not be considered for the clash against the Springboks as he continues to rehabilitate an injured knee. The...
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Rugby Championship wrap

August 24, 2014
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Rugby Championship wrap

  Champions respond, they grab a result from the jaws of defeat. Look at that historic Test match in 2013 when New Zealand came from behind to break Irish hearts. Cruden had a second bite of the cherry to slot the kick over! By: Benedict Chanakira Meyer has been sounding like a broken record...
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Springbok bench makes the difference in Salta

August 24, 2014
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Springbok bench makes the difference in Salta

  Springbok captain Jean de Villiers praised the impact made by the South African replacements as they recorded a hard-fought 33-31 Castle Lager Rugby Championship victory over a gallant Argentina in Salta on Saturday afternoon. With 20 minutes to go, the home team led by 28-16, but tries in the final quarter by right...
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Springboks 33, Argentinia 31

August 23, 2014
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Springboks 33, Argentinia 31

The Springboks will want to make a better game of it from what they showed last week in a wet Loftus test. This will be a good opportunity for the Boks to get some points on the log and need to go for a bonus point win to put some space between them and...
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All Blacks smash Aussies with 50 points

August 23, 2014
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All Blacks smash Aussies with 50 points

The whole world believed that the Aussies could upset and be the team that will finally get one over the Mighty All Blacks, but the All Blacks proved everyone wrong by a smashing the Aussies 51-20 in Eden Park. This was one of the best performance from this New Zeeland team for a long...
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Argentina makes two changes for Salta

August 21, 2014
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Argentina makes two changes for Salta

Argentina have made two changes  for the return Rugby Championship match against South Africa in Salta this week Centre Juan Martín Hernández, returns at inside centre in place of Santiago González Iglesias. The other change is  with Lucas González Amorosino coming in on the right wing for Horacio Agulla. Agustin Creevy will lead the Pumas and there...
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Springboks 13, Argentina 6

August 16, 2014
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Springboks 13, Argentina 6

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has rolled out the heavies for this game and it’s pretty clear that that his intention is to put the hurt on the Pumas irrespective of what his utterances in the media may be. This is going to be a bonus point or bust outing for the Boks It has...
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Australia 12, New Zeeland 12

August 16, 2014
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Australia 12, New Zeeland 12

The start of the Castle Rugby Championship has some added value for our friends in New Zealand and Australia as they also compete for the Bledisloe Cup.   One thing is for certain the Aussies have a team that will go on the field believing that they can beat the All Black, but they...
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Aussie deny All Blacks record with a draw

August 16, 2014
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Aussie deny All Blacks record with a draw

The first game of this year’s Rugby Championship played out to a 12 all draw in Sydney. It was the normal old touch tussle between the Aussie and the All Black in Sydney. The All Blacks had the most of the first half possession and territory on attack and led the Aussies 9 -3...
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Preview : South Africa vs Argentina

August 15, 2014
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Preview : South Africa vs Argentina

The Springboks kick of their 2014 Castle Rugby Championship campaign with a fixture against the Pumas at Loftus Versveld Pretoria by Clayton Saville
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Preview Australia vs New Zealand

August 15, 2014
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Preview Australia vs New Zealand

The start of the Castle Rugby Championship has some added value for our friends in New Zealand and Australia as they also compete for the Bledisloe Cup. They have been going at each other for this prized trophy since it was donated by Lord Bledisloe in 1931. The Bledisloe Cup is the largest trophy...
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Pumas team annouced

August 14, 2014
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Pumas team annouced

Pumas coach Daniel Hourcade has name Juan Martin Hernandez at inside center when he announced his team to take on the Springboks on Saturday at Loftus. Hernandez started last year as fullback and will have to control the attacking from Bok center pair of De Villiers and De Allende. Henandez will also give the...
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De Allende to make Springbok debut

August 13, 2014
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De Allende to make Springbok debut

Damian de Allende will make his Springbok debut next to returning national captain Jean de Villiers when South Africa open their Castle Lager Rugby Championship campaign against Argentina at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Saturday (kick-off 17h00). De Villiers is one of three returning Springboks who played no part in the Castle Lager Incoming...
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Players too look out for in 4N

August 4, 2014
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Players too look out for in 4N

With the Castle Lager Rugby Championship starting soon  Benedict Chanakira looks at some players that should shine in this years tournament for their teams. I am sure their are a few more names you can add to Benedict list….. 12. Marcos Ayerza (Argentina) The prop had a stellar Rugby Championship in 2013. He was arguably...
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De Villiers back to lead Boks

August 2, 2014
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De Villiers back to lead Boks

The Springboks will once again be led by Jean De Villiers as he comes back from injury for the Rugby Championship.   Jean is one of six players that comes back from injury. The players who did not take part in the June internationals that got back into the group are Jean De Villiers(Captain),...
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Ruggaworld Superbru – Castle Lager Rugby Championship

August 1, 2014
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Ruggaworld Superbru – Castle Lager Rugby Championship

It is that time of the year were we can put the Super Rugby to bed and look forward to the Castle Lager Rugby Championship. Ruggaworld is running again a pool on Superbru for all your betting guys and girls. This year the winner at the end of the tournament will win a cash prize...
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Three warm-ups for Kings

November 6, 2013
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The Southern Kings have confirmed the first round of Super Rugby friendlies early in 2014 before the Super Rugby Season kicks off.
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All Blacks lose Richie McCaw, Cory Jane for Wallaby Test

October 18, 2013
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All Blacks lose Richie McCaw, Cory Jane for Wallaby Test

The All Blacks suffered a double blow on the eve of Saturday’s Test against the Wallabies with captain Richie McCaw and wing Cory Jane ruled out after picking up injuries in training. DateOctober 18, 2013 – 10:29AM Cory Jane on the burst against Australia at Eden Park. Photo: Peter Meecham   “Richie McCaw has been...
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Heyneke Meyer take a bow.

October 7, 2013
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If you were going to tell me that South Africa would rack up 958 running meters against the best team in the world I would have laughed in your face. If you were going to tell me that the pace and power of the South African attack would cause 31 missed tackles by New...
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