Category: European Rugby

Steyn fires in France

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SARugbymag.co.za looks back at the past weekend’s English Premiership, Celtic Pro12 and French Top 14 matches, which involved South African players. ENGLISH PREMIERSHIP (final) – Saracens, led by former Sharks lock Alistair Hargreaves, were crowned English Premiership champions after defeating Bath…

Jennings captain of Barbarians

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Leinster back-row Shane Jennings will captain the Barbarians against Ireland at Thomond Park on Thursday. Jennings retires from the professional game in the coming weeks after a distinguished career in which he has won 13 caps for Ireland, PRO12 and…

Preview: Premiership, semifinals

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Northampton Saints and Bath have the best home records in the Premiership this season, and will fittingly host the semifinals. By: Rugby365 The defending champion Saints lost just one match at Franklin’s Gardens this season, while Bath’s only defeat at…

Toulon make European history

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Toulon made European history with a rollercoaster 24-18 triumph over Clermont at Twickenham for their third-straight European title. Brilliant individual tries from first Nick Abendanon and then Drew Mitchell made this one of the great European finals. But once again…

Breaking salary cap is like doping

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The Rugby Players’ Association has demanded clarity over reports that investigations into salary cap breaches have been dropped reports Planet Rugby The Times reported on Wednesday that England’s leading clubs voted in February to suspend investigations into possible salary cap…

Time for a Quickie

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The European season is heading towards and end with the European Championship getting into the play-off stages. France Toulon will be without two World Cup winners in Bryan Habana and Juan Smith for Sunday’s Champions Cup clash with Wasps. The…

A European Quickie…

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  Dragons duo re-sign The Dragons have announced that flankers Lewis Evans and Nic Cudd have committed their futures to the Welsh region for another two seasons. Evans came up through the Dragons age grades and went on to play…