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Lambie’s Test wilderness – By Benedict Chanakira

September 11, 2014
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Lambie’s Test wilderness – By Benedict Chanakira

Burst onto the scene as a promising prospect. Playing for SA Schools in his grade 11 and Matric year. Lambie went up the ranks quickly as his abilities were visible to all. Showing his ability to lead and control he was Rugby and Cricket captain at Michaelhouse. However after several years of displays that...
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Club Rugby News from Danny’s Desk

August 16, 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. That could mean either gaining promotion or avoiding a relegation scrap. Let’s have a look...
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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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A clash of contrasts – Brendan Venter

July 25, 2014
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A clash of contrasts – Brendan Venter

Brendan Venter gave his view on the Super Rugby semi finals on his regular talk on www.supersport.com Prior to our 1995 World Cup-winning campaign, the late Kitch Christie told us during one particular team meeting that we could either take the high road or the low road to reach the knockout phase. While we...
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Getting inside Meyer’s head

July 1, 2014
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Getting inside Meyer’s head

The June International is done and dusted with four wins for the Boks which included one close encounter with Wales in the second test a week ago. A few combinations and players were tried and tested from the Springbok management team. Some of these selections we saw was due to injuries, players unavailable due...
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Posted in Columnists, Opinion, Springboks | 21 Comments »

All Black dream fading

April 22, 2014
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“The Pacific Islands - The All Blacks have sucked them dry for years, giving virtually nothing back.”
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Will Smal steady the ship?

April 4, 2014
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Will Smal steady the ship?

Brendan Venter wrote on Supersport website on the Gert Smal appointment at WP Rugby this week. I believe the appointment of Gert Smal as Western Province’s new director of rugby could well prove an ingenious plan. On the back of four consecutive defeats in Australasia, the power players at Western Province could easily have...
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How to fix Sormers?

March 27, 2014
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How to fix Sormers?

Tank Lanning takes a look at the on-going speculations concerning WP Rugby Union. Ever heard of Graham Mackenzie? Thought not… He is the president of the KZN Rugby Union. Ever heard of Thelo Wakefield? Ever heard of Rob Wagner? Perhaps a few of you… He is the CEO of the WP Rugby (Pty) Ltd. Ever...
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Bulls guilty of hoarding

March 19, 2014
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The Bulls are guilty of hoarding players to detriment of the players and the franchise, writes BRENDAN VENTER.
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Matfield’s high praise is premature

February 4, 2014
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Matfield’s high praise is premature

Victor Matfield made a bolt statement over the weekend when he proclaim his ambition to play for the Springboks again in next years World Cup, by saying this current team is the best Springbok group ever.  JON CARDINELLI look into this statement that many believe is a bit unfair to previous Springbok teams. Victor Matfield has...
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Posted in Expert Opinion, Opinion, Rugby News, Springboks | 25 Comments »

Huge blow for Wales

January 4, 2014
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Huge blow for Wales

With the Six Nations looming in the next few weeks, Wales already are looking at some key injuries that can derail their defence of the cup. Jack Harpur our corresponded in the UK will give us some more insight into the run up to the Six Nations.  Huge blow for Wales and their SixNations...
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Teichmann: Bulldoze Wales!

November 7, 2013
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Teichmann: Bulldoze Wales!

Former Springbok captain Gary Teichmann has given the Springboks advice on how to beat Wales in their Test in Cardiff on Saturday. By: Sport24 The Springboks were praised for showing a lot of attacking intent in the recently completed Rugby Championship when they finished second behind the All Blacks. Their last match at Ellis...
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Locals in Japan

November 6, 2013
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Locals in Japan

Twitterite and RW commentator Sackey has been following our local stars in Japan and gives us a lowdown on what is happening to our boys there.            
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Posted in Columnists, Original Contributions, Other Unions / Teams, Rugby Personalities, RuggaWorld Exclusives | 10 Comments »

A WORLD 23… Heck why not…

November 6, 2013
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A WORLD 23… Heck why not…

Columnist Benedict Chanakira indulges in our favorite pastime… naming favorite players. As the best teams in the world shape up for tests this coming weekend… who gets a nod for YOUR 23 best in the world today    
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The EOYT and what we can expect

October 31, 2013
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The EOYT and what we can expect

Benedict Chanakira gives us his previews on our opponents in the EOYT.    
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Posted in Columnists, Original Contributions, Original RuggaWorld Content, Outgoing tours, Rugby Internationals, Springboks | 5 Comments »

Border Rugby Part 2 – a visit and the future

October 30, 2013
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Border Rugby Part 2 – a visit and the future

Benedict Chanakira visits the East London sides and gives his views.
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Posted in Columnists, Expert Opinion, Original Contributions, Original RuggaWorld Content, Rugby Administration | 4 Comments »

Border Rugby – its future and past Part 1

October 29, 2013
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Border Rugby – its future and past Part 1

Our new columnist Benedict Chanakira takes a look at Border’s past with a view to the future.    
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Posted in Columnists, Domestic Rugby, Expert Opinion, Opinion, Original Contributions, Rugby Administration, RuggaWorld Exclusives | 29 Comments »

Preview the semi finals

October 16, 2013
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Preview the semi finals

Rats join me in welcoming a new columnist, Benedict Chanakira to our roster of experts. Today he previews the semis for us.
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Posted in Columnists, Currie Cup, Expert Opinion | 10 Comments »

Do You Know What Hurling Is?

September 30, 2013
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Do You Know What Hurling Is?

Do you know what Hurling is? It’s a game only played in the 26 counties of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland with a combined population of 6.5 million people. The game itself involves 15 players, 14 of whom are armed with a hurley, used to hit the sliotar. Players aim to either...
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The Scrumming Monsters

September 23, 2013
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The Scrumming Monsters

Finally an article that describes the scrum set-piece in a way that gets even a former backline player excited about it. And best of all, its author has agreed to join Ruggaworld on Wednesday night to discuss in depth the new laws and the players that stands to benefit from it: First published:Fri, Sep...
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Refs must take note of AB trends

September 21, 2013
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Refs must take note of AB trends

Brenden Nel in his SuperSport column highlights an obvious trend by the All Blacks first raised by Australian coach, Ewen McKenzie, and something referees must now start taking note of. Brenden Nel – SuperSport Springbok teams have often been accused of their over-the-top tactics, using brute force to try and bludgeon out a victory...
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DuP debacle a miscarriage of justice

September 16, 2013
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“What we saw, in the 15th minute, was the finest of test match tackles and what resulted was a sporting miscarriage of justice.” Chris Rattue – NZ Herald The Springboks were robbed all right, no doubt about it, and rugby needs to get a few heads together to sort out the mess which enveloped...
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AB’s v Boks – The rivalry to end all rivalries

September 13, 2013
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Came across this awesome piece by Kiwi commentator and good friend of RW, Sumo Stevenson.
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Posted in Expert Opinion, Springboks | 10 Comments »

Don’t You Dare Blame Pienaar

August 26, 2013
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In a week when all a sundry will be taking pot shots at the Boks, we at Ruggaworld will as usual take the calmer approach and try our best to see every weeks match in context. We did not party after last weeks win at FNB just as we will not host a wake...
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RW Exclusive: Greg Peters Answers

August 21, 2013
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RW Exclusive: Greg Peters Answers

SANZAR CEO last week agreed to asnwer Ruggaworld readers’ questions. Here are his responses: 1) St PetersburgBok asks: “Why this great concern over providing a format for the Aussie to have more derbies? NZ and SA have their own domestic competition which provides viewers this?” GP: Local derbies were part of the competition design...
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Denno’s Diary Episode 19:

July 11, 2013
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State pride on the line in fitting finale: Waratahs Rugby Media Release: HSBC Waratahs’ captain Dave Dennis Weekly Update Thursday July 11, 2013: Every week throughout the new Super Rugby season, HSBC Waratahs’ captain Dave Dennis will write a weekly www.waratahs.com.au column to keep members and fans up to date on their team. In...
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The REAL log is back

July 1, 2013
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The REAL log is back

After a break for test matches our resident genius has set out the REAL log…
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Posted in Columnists, Expert Opinion, Super 15 | 1 Comment »

Denno’s Diary Episode 18: Highs and lows, hard work and heroes

June 28, 2013
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Waratahs Rugby Media Release Friday June 28, 2013 Every week throughout the 2013 Super Rugby season, HSBC Waratahs’ captain Dave Dennis will write a weekly www.waratahs.com.au column to keep members and fans up to date on their team. In this week’s episode, Dave reflects on the brutal first Test and congratulates two of his...
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