Castle Rugby Championship

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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Boks’ most telling mistakes

October 6, 2013
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The Boks were leading 22-21 in minute 49 – and then all went crooked.
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Aussie end on a High

October 6, 2013
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Aussie end on a High

The Wallabies ended the Rugby Championship with a convincing 54-17 victory over the Pumas in Rosario. Fullback Israel Folau grabbed a hat-trick as the visitors avoided the wooden spoon, leaving Argentina without a single win after their second year in the southern hemisphere competition. The home side scored a try in each half in...
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Springboks 27, All Blacks 38

October 5, 2013
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Springboks 27, All Blacks 38

The Rugby Championship decider between the Springboks and the All Blacks at Ellis Park has been billed as the greatest match of the year, and with good reason. The time is here for the Springboks to make a little bit of history again. The only thing standing in their way is the worlds number...
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Preview: Sprinboks versus All Blacks

October 4, 2013
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Preview: Sprinboks versus All Blacks

Many have said after the yellow card debacle in Auckland that we will all have a show down at Ellis Park on the 11 October when the Springboks will invite the All Blacks into our back yard. Most describe this game as one of the epic battles which these two teams, in their long...
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Preview: Pumas versus Aussies

October 4, 2013
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Preview: Pumas versus Aussies

The possibility of the Pumas breaking their Rugby Championship duck against the Wallabies in Rosario on Saturday adds some spice to the wooden spoon battle. By: Quintin van Jaarsveld With all and sundry eagerly anticipation the Rugby Championship decider between the Springboks and the All Blacks in Johannesburg on Saturday, the match between Argentina...
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Five All Black myths exposed

October 3, 2013
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The All Blacks are the No 1 team in the world, and rightly so. Their consistent play has given them a World Cup and they are deservedly at the top of the rankings at the moment.
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Genia to spark Aussies

October 3, 2013
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Genia to spark Aussies

Australia scrumhalf Will Genia’s yo-yo season took an upward turn when he was recalled for Saturday’s Rugby Championship Test in Argentina. By: Sport24 Genia comes in for Nic White in the only change to the starting line-up from that beaten 28-8 by South Africa in Cape Town last weekend. White drops to the bench...
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Boks up for the challenge

October 3, 2013
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Boks up for the challenge

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has highlighted the colossal challenge his side faced in their attempt to beat the All Blacks in their deciding Rugby Championship Test at Ellis Park on Saturday. By: Sport24 And, if beating the best defensive team was not enough, the Boks were also targetting a four-try bonus point victory over...
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6 reasons Boks will do it!

October 2, 2013
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6 reasons Boks will do it!

Earlier in the week Rob gave us 6 reason why the Springboks will not be able to put four tries against the World Champions on Saturday. He now decided to through in six reason why the Boks should be able to get the four tries they need to win the Castle Rugby Championship. Rob...
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