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Lions coach stays to end 2016

December 12, 2014
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Lions coach stays to end 2016

Johan Ackermann has confirmed he will stay on till October 2016 with the Lions.
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U21 wins for Bulls, Lions and Leopards

August 4, 2014
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U21 wins for Bulls, Lions and Leopards

Vodacom Blue Bulls flyhalves Joshua Stander (48) and Kobus Marais (42) tops the point scoring list of the Absa Under-21 Provincial Championship after four rounds, a fair reflection on the good showing the northern side had so far in the competition. The Blue Bulls had the better of the Toyota Free State in the...
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Q&A with Gouws Prinsloo

July 29, 2014
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Q&A with Gouws Prinsloo

Ruggaworld’s Benedict Chanakira had a chat with the talented Gouws Prinsloo who is busy preparing for this years ABSA Currie Cup. My chat with the humble gentleman! Will he lead the side into the Currie Cup? So who is Gouws Prinsloo? G.P – A farmboy from Cathcart in the Eastern Cape. Looking to pursue a...
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All systems go for new ABSA Currie Cup 2014

July 23, 2014
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All systems go for new ABSA Currie Cup 2014

The new Absa Currie Cup Premier Division format featuring eight teams will come into play on August 8 in a fresh start to SA’s top domestic competition, with newcomers the EP Kings taking on DHL Western Province in the opening match. The official launch of the 2014 Absa Currie Cup competition was hosted by...
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GWK Griquas back in Premier Division

July 20, 2014
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GWK Griquas back in Premier Division

They lost their spot last year in the premiere division to Jimmy Stonehouse Pumas in the promotion relegation matches, but with SARU’s Executive decision to make place for the EP Kings in the ABSA Currie Cup Premiere Devision they had a shot to get it all back. Yesterday GWK Griquas secure the top spot...
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Griquas 57(31), SWD Eagles 12(0)

July 19, 2014
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Griquas 57(31), SWD Eagles 12(0)

The pressure will be firmly on Griquas to win by a bonus point margin against the SWD Eagles in George on Saturday if they want to clinch promotion. Although unbeaten after five matches, the Griquas (23 points) currently lead the Leopards (22) by a single point going into the final round of qualification matches....
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GWK Griquas, Leopards in shootout

July 17, 2014
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GWK Griquas, Leopards in shootout

The pressure will be firmly on GWK Griquas to win by a bonus point margin against the SWD Eagles in George on Saturday if they want to clinch promotion to the Absa Currie Cup Premier Division. Although unbeaten after five matches, the Griquas (23 points) currently lead the Leopards (22) by a single point...
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Opwindende spelers na Cheetahland

July 15, 2014
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Opwindende spelers na Cheetahland

Verskeie opwindende rugbyspelers het hulle reeds, óf gaan hulle binnekort, by die Toyota Vrystaat Cheetahs vir die komende Curriebeker-kompetisie aansluit. Deur: Cheetah Web Tuiste Die Curriebekerspan sal ook deur ‘n span nuwe afrigters gebrei word: Rory Duncan (hoof), Franco Smith (agterspelers) en Os du Randt (voorspelers). Die res van die bestuurspan is: Neil du...
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GWK Griquas, Leopards racing for qualifying spot

July 10, 2014
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GWK Griquas, Leopards racing for qualifying spot

Unbeaten log leaders GWK Griquas return to Absa Currie Cup Premier Division qualifying action on Saturday when they host the Valke at GWK Park in Kimberley. The Griquas enjoyed a bye the past weekend following their narrow win over the Steval Pumas in a friendly last Wednesday. This break allowed the Leopards to close...
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Leopards close gap on GWK Griquas

July 7, 2014
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Leopards close gap on GWK Griquas

The Leopards romped to an impressive 70-25 (half-time 28-8) win over the Down Touch Griffons in their Absa Currie Cup Premier Division Qualifier at Profert Olën Park in Potchefstroom on Saturday. The hosts were in superb form as they ran in 10 tries to four on their way to a great victory. The bonus-point...
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Leopards looking to close gap on GWK Griquas

July 3, 2014
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Leopards looking to close gap on GWK Griquas

The Leopards return to action this week in the Absa Currie Cup Qualifying competition and will be aiming to close the gap on log leaders GWK Griquas with a good result at home on Saturday in Potchefstroom against the Down Touch Griffons. Griquas increased their lead on the standings to six points after beating...
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GWK Griquas extend lead

June 29, 2014
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GWK Griquas extend lead

GWK Griquas have bolstered their place in the top spot on the points table of the Absa Currie Cup Premier Division qualifiers after beating the Down Touch Griffons 43-24 in the Northwest Stadium in Welkom on Saturday afternoon. The Kimberley-based side ran in seven tries to accumulate the full five points and now find...
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GWK Griquas eye bigger log lead

June 26, 2014
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GWK Griquas eye bigger log lead

The GWK Griquas will be aiming to stretch their lead on top of the Absa Currie Cup Premier Division qualifying log table when they travel to Welkom on Saturday to play against Down Touch Griffons on Saturday at the North West Stadium. The Kimberley-based team is the only unbeaten team left in the qualifying...
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King Watson returns to face Bulls

June 17, 2014
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King Watson returns to face Bulls

After a lengthy layoff through a foot injury, Luke Watson returns to lead the EP Kings against the Bulls in a friendly in Port Elizabeth on Friday. The 30-year-old loose forward was named by coach Carlos Spencer as captain of the team and will lead the side from the back of the scrum. Watson...
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CC: Leopards, Griquas remain in control

June 15, 2014
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CC: Leopards, Griquas remain in control

Leopards, Griquas remain in control in Currie Cup qualifiers The Leopards and GWK Griquas maintained their dominant form in the second round of the Absa Currie Cup Premier Division qualifying round as they secured back-to-back victories to remain in the top two positions on the log table. The Leopards thumped the Valke 45-22 in...
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Currie Cup qualifiers Round 2

June 13, 2014
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Currie Cup qualifiers Round 2

GWK Griquas and the Leopards will be determined to build momentum in the Absa Currie Cup qualifying rounds this weekend to keep ahead of the pack following strong starts to the competition last week. Only one of the seven teams participating in the qualifying round will earn the right to play in the Absa...
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Solid starts for Griquas, Leopards and Griffons

June 8, 2014
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Solid starts for Griquas, Leopards and Griffons

GWK Griquas, the Leopards and the Down Touch Griffons registered strong starts to the Absa Currie Cup Premier Division qualifiers this weekend to stamp their authority early on in the battle for the remaining spot in the Premier Division. GWK Griquas smashed the Border Bulldogs 52-5 at GWK Park in Kimberley for the biggest...
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Griquas off to flying start

June 6, 2014
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Griquas off to flying start

GWK Griquas have started the qualifying round of games for Currie Cup contention with a comprehensive victory of 52-5 over the Border Bulldogs in Kimberley on Friday. The Peacock Blues are regarded as the favourite of all the participating sides to take the remaining spot in the Premier Division of this year’s Currie Cup...
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Kings annouce team to face Wales

June 6, 2014
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Kings annouce team to face Wales

Eastern Province Head Coach, Carlos Spencer has given the first indication of what his Currie Cup team could look like, after announcing the team that will face off against Wales at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium next week Tuesday. Although lacking a number of the newer Kings signings, Spencer announced a well balanced team,...
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Preview: Currie Cup prelim, Round 1

June 6, 2014
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Preview: Currie Cup prelim, Round 1

The battle for the remaining position in the Currie Cup will begin on Friday as six of the seven teams involved take to the field in the opening round of the official qualifiers. The qualifying rounds will run until July 19, with the team earning the most log points after their three home and...
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Three new faces join the Kings

June 4, 2014
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Three new faces join the Kings

The EP Kings have announced three new player signings today as their preparations for re-entry into ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division steps up a gear. EP Rugby CEO Charl Crous confirmed the signings of tighthead prop Tom Botha, scrum-half Tobias “Tobie” Botes and Australian lock Steve Cummins. All three have been signed until the...
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Luiters joins the Kings

April 7, 2014
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Luiters joins the Kings

The EP Kings have confirmed Kevin Luiters as their latest signing ahead of their 2014 Currie Cup Premier Division season. EP Kings CEO, Charl Crous, confirmed that the 21-year-old Luiters, who played scrumhalf for the Cheetahs, had officially joined the Currie Cup training squad today. “We are really excited to...
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Absa Currie Cup fixtures for 2014

March 11, 2014
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Absa Currie Cup fixtures for 2014

The fixtures for the Absa Currie Cup Qualifying Competition and the new eight-team Premier Division were released by the South African Rugby Union (SARU) on Tuesday. The Qualifying Competition, which will be contested by GWK Griquas, the Leopards, SWD Eagles, Boland Cavaliers, Down Touch Griffons, Border Bulldogs and Valke, will kick off on the...
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All hail “King” Carlos

February 21, 2014
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All hail “King” Carlos

Carlos Spencer, who joined EP Rugby in December last year, has been appointed as the EP Kings Currie Cup head coach ahead of their foray into the Premier Division. Speaking at a press conference at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium today, EP Rugby CEO, Charl Crous, confirmed that the former New Zealand flyhalf would...
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New Currie Cup format to save Griquas

February 13, 2014
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New Currie Cup format to save Griquas

The new Currie Cup format will see the premiership expanded to eight sides.              
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New format on SA domestic table

January 15, 2014
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New format on SA domestic table

The ongoing debate about the Currie Cup format took an intriguing twist with a suggestion that a pre-season play-off series should determine who plays in the Premier Division. According to a report in the Afrikaans daily, Die Burger, the latest proposal will be tabled at a meeting of the general council of the South...
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King Carlos joins EP Kings

December 10, 2013
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King Carlos joins EP Kings

EPRugby CEO Charl Crous has confirmed that former New Zealand flyhalf, Carlos Spencer, has joined the EP Kings coaching ranks for the 2014 season on a five year contract. Crous said Spencer, who played for the Blues and for New Zealand internationally, was well known for his flamboyant, attacking play and ball handling skills...
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Currie Cup: NO for eight teams

December 6, 2013
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The proposal to expand the Absa Currie Cup Premier Division to eight teams in 2014 was withdrawn before being put to the vote at a Special General Council Meeting of the South African Rugby Union (SARU) in Cape Town on Friday.
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