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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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Griquas, Kings waits

December 2, 2013
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Griquas and the Eastern Province Kings face an anxious wait to see if they will play Currie Cup rugby next year. The proposal to expand the Currie Cup from six teams to eight next year was not passed during a special general meeting held in Johannesburg back in September. While the final vote was...
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Sharks turn the tables on WP

October 27, 2013
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Sharks turn the tables on WP

The Sharks stunned Western Province as they powered to an emphatic 33-19 win at Newlands on Saturday to be crowned Currie Cup champions. By: Rugby365 Last week, after the convincing win in the semifinal over the Golden Lions, people were smiling broadly, their heads were up, there was a lightness in their step. This...
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CC Final: WP 19, Sharks 33, Sharks 2013 Champions!!

October 26, 2013
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CC Final: WP 19, Sharks 33, Sharks 2013 Champions!!

When the first overseas team to tour South Africa stepped ashore in 1891 they carried with them a particularly precious bit of cargo. Among the bags, boots and balls was a golden cup given to the British Isles squad by Sir Donald Currie, owner of Union-Castle Lines, the shipping company that transported them to...
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Pumas dream come true

October 25, 2013
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Pumas dream come true

Many people defined a great team by the players they have in their system, but how many people define a great team by the coach and his team working behind the Saturday hype of the eighty minutes on the field? Jimmy Stonehouse is one of those coaches that can make the difference between a...
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CC:Pumas 33, Griquas 15

October 25, 2013
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CC:Pumas 33, Griquas 15

The spotlight may be on the Currie Cup Final at Newlands on Saturday, but 24 hours earlier two teams will be in a desperate duel for Premier Division status. At the Mbombela Stadium, in Nelspruit, on Friday the Pumas and Griquas will go head-to-head in the return match of their two-game promotion relegation series....
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Aplon reveals success recipe

October 25, 2013
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Aplon reveals success recipe

Western Province fullback Gio Aplon says the reason for his recent return to good form can be put down to one thing… enjoyment. By: Sport24 WP’s X-factor player has had a stellar season for the defending Currie Cup champions and the 31-year-old says his is simply enjoying his rugby again. “Sometimes you forget to...
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Preview: CC Final – WP v Sharks

October 25, 2013
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Preview: CC Final – WP v Sharks

Sir Donald Currie could not have imagined in his wildest dreams what his donation to South Africa, the majestic golden trophy, would evolve into. By Jan de Koning While the trophy and its shape have remained unchanged for more than a century, bar the occasional refurbishment, the status and prestige attached to this regal,...
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Preview: Pumas v Griquas, Round 2

October 25, 2013
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Preview: Pumas v Griquas, Round 2

The spotlight may be on the Currie Cup Final at Newlands on Saturday, but 24 hours earlier two teams will be in a desperate duel for Premier Division status. By Jan de Koning At the Mbombela Stadium, in Nelspruit, on Friday the Pumas and Griquas will go head-to-head in the return match of their...
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Sharks banking on two big Ds

October 24, 2013
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Sharks banking on two big Ds

The Sharks, determined to add to their six Currie Cup titles, have earmarked two key areas of the game that will help them achieve their goal. By: Jan de Koning Travelling to Cape Town on Saturday, to face defending champions Western Province at Newlands in the Final, the men from Durban have laid claim...
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Sold out signs at Newlands

October 24, 2013
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Sold out signs at Newlands

The Currie Cup final between Western Province and the Sharks has been sold out two days before kick- off. According to the supersport.com website, sales to the public closed on Wednesday, but the ticket offices were re-opened on Thursday morning to make tickets that weren’t taken up by Newlands season ticket holders available to...
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WP unchanged for final

October 23, 2013
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WP unchanged for final

Western Province coach Allister Coetzee has named an unchanged team for the Currie Cup final against the Sharks at Newlands on Saturday (17:30 kick-off). Captain Deon Fourie, who injured his neck in their 33-16 semi-final win over the Lions last week, was declared fit to face the Durbanites. More to follow… Teams: Western Province:...
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Bismarck cleared to face WP

October 22, 2013
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Bismarck cleared to face WP

Sharks hooker Bismarck du Plessis has been found NOT guilty of stamping and is free to face WP in the Currie Cup final at Newlands on Saturday. Du Plessis appeared before a SARU judicial committee in Cape Town after he was cited for stamping on Free State Cheetahs flank Pieter Labuschagné in their Currie...
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Sharks wait on walking wounded

October 22, 2013
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Sharks wait on walking wounded

The Sharks go into Saturday’s Currie Cup final with some injury concerns, but as they prepare to take on Western Province at Newlands, they will be doing so with a number of players who were doubtful. According to Sharks website editor Michael Marnewick, hooker Kyle Cooper picked up a slight knock to his shoulder...
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Catrakilis ‘SA’s best tactically’

October 21, 2013
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Catrakilis ‘SA’s best tactically’

Western Province’s in-form flyhalf Demetri Catrakilis has earned the ultimate compliment for his ability to dictate play. By:Rob Houwing, Sport24 chief writer No less a personality than Naas Botha, the former Springbok string-puller in the position, suggested at the weekend that the 24-year-old “might have the best tactical kicking game of all (South African)...
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Sharks Boks could miss final

October 21, 2013
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Sharks Boks could miss final

The Sharks face the possibility of tackling Western Province in the Currie Cup final without several key Springboks. According to the Beeld website, the Durbanites could be without their whole Springbok front row and there is doubt over the availability of loose forwards Willem Alberts and Jean Deysel. Props Jannie du Plessis and Tendai...
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WP want to win for Jean, Schalk

October 21, 2013
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WP want to win for Jean, Schalk

Western Province captain Deon Fourie says it would be extra special to win the Currie Cup with Jean de Villiers and Schalk Burger in the team. The two Springbok legends were both injured when WP won the Currie Cup last year and are both yet to play in a victorious Currie Cup team. This...
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WP’s Ntubeni off the hook

October 21, 2013
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WP’s Ntubeni off the hook

Western Province hooker Scarra Ntubeni has avoided further punishment after he was yellow-carded for a dangerous tackle in their Currie Cup semi-final win over the Golden Lions over  the weekend. By: News24 Ntubeni was sent to the sin-bin in the 73rd minute of the match at Newlands after he tip-tackled the Lions’ Robert de...
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Western Province keeps dream alive

October 20, 2013
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Western Province keeps dream alive

Western Province have setup a home ABSA Currie Cup final for the first time in 12 years as they kept their unbeaten record in tack with their impressive win over the Golden Lions. The Lions had a good start to the game and played a very conservative game to their own standards. The crowd...
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Sharks move on to Cape Town

October 20, 2013
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Sharks move on to Cape Town

The Sharks will travel to Newlands next week to face Western Province in the 2013 Currie Cup Final. By: Rugby365 The team from Durban booked their place in the grand finale with a deserved 33-22 win over a willing Free State Cheetahs team at Kings Park on Saturday. It was scrappy and feisty at times,...
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Second SF: Sharks 33, Cheetahs 22

October 19, 2013
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Second SF: Sharks 33, Cheetahs 22

The second Semi Final is contested in Durban between the Sharks that will host the Cheetahs from Bloemfontein. The Sharks are the outright favourites.  The forecast for Saturday, when the Sharks host the Free State Cheetahs at Kings Park in the second of two Currie Cup semi-finals, is not too bad. It is expected to...
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First SF: WP 33, Golden Lions 16

October 19, 2013
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First SF: WP 33, Golden Lions 16

Western Province got the tag through the media this week as the outright favourites to win this week and defend their Currie Cup they won last year as well. This is a dangerous way of going into any play-off game. The Lions is a quality side that can rip through any side and will...
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