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Cape Town 10’s Gives Back

December 19, 2014
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Cape Town 10’s Gives Back

The takealot.com Cape Town 10’s Gives Back to Rugby’s Own The takealot.com Cape Town Tens has announced The Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players’ Fund as the official charity partner of the 2015 event. The Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players’ Fund supports the fallen heroes of rugby, those who have sustained catastrophic head, neck or...
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New Signings for Western Province

December 15, 2014
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New Signings for Western Province

  Western Province Rugby has announced some exciting additions to its coaching resources, with Paul Treu, Rito Hlungwani and Hanyani Shimange set to join, in various capacities, from 2015 onwards. The signing of Treu, Hlungwani and Shimange will bolster the DHL Stormers and various DHL Western Province professional teams, whilst WP Rugby has also...
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Treu quits Kenya

December 12, 2014
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Treu quits Kenya

Paul Treu will step down as Kenya coach after the PE Sevens this weekend reports SARugbyMag.co.za The former Blitzboks coach only signed a three-year contract with Kenya a year ago, but has decided to leave after his team earned just four points from the first two tournaments of this season’s World Series. ‘I must...
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Zimbabwe’s continued regression

December 3, 2014
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Zimbabwe’s continued regression

The South Africa Academy side was invincible at the CAR 7′s tournament. Dispensing of everything before them with relative ease. Zimbabwe Cheetahs managed to qualify for the Hong Kong edition and the achievement was met with mixed reaction, by Ruggaworld’s Benedict Chanakira The papers lauded the side mistakenly as having qualified for Rio 2016 Olympics....
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Matfield: Decision making cost us

December 2, 2014
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Matfield: Decision making cost us

Springbok lock Victor Matfield says poor decision making cost them on their year-end tour to Europe….by Sport 24 After starting the tour with a loss to Ireland, the Springboks rebounded with wins over England and Italy before finishing with a disappointing defeat to Wales in Cardiff. It was only the second time in history...
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Kolbe, Senatla return to Blitzboks fold for Dubai, PE

November 28, 2014
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Kolbe, Senatla return to Blitzboks fold for Dubai, PE

Exciting Vodacom Blue Bulls fullback Warrick Gelant will make his debut for South Africa at the Dubai HSBC World Sevens Series in December after being named in coach Neil Powell’s 12-man squad on Thursday for Round 2 of the International Sevens extravaganza. The tournament will be hosted at the Sevens Rugby Stadium on December...
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Stonehouse considers Japan switch

November 27, 2014
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Stonehouse considers Japan switch

Pumas coach Jimmy Stonehouse could leave the Nespruit-based union after he received an offer to further his coaching career in Japan. According to Beeld newspaper, Stonehouse is in negotiations with Toshiba Brave Lupus and has until next Friday to decide if he will accept an offer from the Top League club. Stonehouse went to...
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Namibian team to face Portugal

November 21, 2014
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Namibian team to face Portugal

The Namibian Rugby Union has named the 23 man squad to play against Portugal at the University of Lisbon this Saturday for the final match of the Windhoek Draught Northern Hemisphere Tour. The starting line-up shows four changes and a positional switch from the team that lost to Canada two weeks ago in Colwyn...
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Duane off to England?

November 18, 2014
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Duane off to England?

Bath are reportedly in talks to sign Duane Vermeulen in a deal which would make him one of the highest-paid players in world rugby. The 28-year-old Springbok No 8 has been in sparkling form this season and was recently nominated for the IRB World Player of the Year. According to reports on the Express.co.uk...
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Vodacom Bulls get ready for 2015

November 14, 2014
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Vodacom Bulls get ready for 2015

The Blue Bulls Company (Pty) Ltd on Thursday confirmed that Werner Kruger, Akona Ndungane and Duncan Matthews have extended their contracts and will be available to play for the Vodacom Bulls in the 2015 Vodacom Super Rugby competition. Former Springbok winger Ndungane extended his contract till the end of the 2015 Super Rugby competition,...
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L’EQUIPE: 1995 se Bokke het dwelms gebruik

November 5, 2014
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Die dood van ‘n paar Springbokke kan teruggevoer word na dwelmgebruik in 1995 se Wêreldbeker.
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Steroids allegations in Kenya 7s team

October 20, 2014
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Steroids allegations in Kenya 7s team

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) Steroids have been found in supplements given to players on Kenya’s fast-improving rugby sevens team, according to a report that calls for disciplinary proceedings against head coach Paul Treu and five members of his staff. The report by a task force set up by the government to investigate allegations of doping...
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Griffons ABSA Currie Cup First Division champions

October 17, 2014
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Griffons ABSA Currie Cup First Division champions

The Down Touch Griffons on Friday held their nerve in a tense Absa Currie Cup First Division final against the Valke at the North West Stadium in Welkom for a 23-21 victory and the R1,054m winner’s cheque. The match was thrilling as the teams put their bodies on the line from the outset and...
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Ruggaworld goes Pink in October

October 13, 2014
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Ruggaworld goes Pink in October

Ruggaworld goes “Pink” for Breast Cancer awareness month  October is Breast Cancer month and Ruggaworld wants to show it’s support for the “Pink Drive”. We all have woman in our life’s and they are very special to us, so let’s support this drive by wearing Pink in October and win something for the next...
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GWK Griquas team for Loftus

October 8, 2014
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GWK Griquas team for Loftus

A host of injuries has forced Griquas coach Hawies Fourie to select players out of position ahead of their final round-robin Currie Cup fixture against the Blue Bulls in Pretoria on Saturday. Locks Hilton Lobberts and Boela Serfontein, prop Steph Roberts, flank Carel Greeff and captain Wayne Stevens have all been ruled out with...
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Carr rewarded at 2014 WP Rugby Awards

October 7, 2014
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Carr rewarded at 2014 WP Rugby Awards

DHL Western Province and Stormers loose forward Nizaam Carr was the big winner at the 2014 WP Rugby Awards Evening at the Southern Sun Cape Sun on Tuesday night. The 23-year-old loose forward star walked off with two big prizes – the adidas MVP Award and the prestigious Players’ Player of the Year Award,...
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Willie Britz starts for Golden Lions

September 30, 2014
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Willie Britz starts for Golden Lions

  Xerox Golden Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has named his team to take on the Cell C Sharks in Durban on Friday evening. In the forwards, Ackermann has opted to draft in Schalk van der Merwe and Robbie Coetzee in the front row. Willie Britz moves up from the bench at eighthman. Meanwhile, in...
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The real “X-Factor(s)”

September 26, 2014
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The real “X-Factor(s)”

The word “X-factor” has been used for a couple of years now and the real X- Factor is not some reality show were a bunch of hopefuls are trying to get a record deal,  but something every coach from schoolboy level to international looks for in his team.   The Aussies are expecting Meyer’s side...
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Currie Cup Injury updates

September 22, 2014
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Currie Cup Injury updates

After another week of ABSA Currie Cup rugby, here is the list of juries for the provinces   EP Kings   The Eastern Province Kings will be without captain Steven Sykes against the Sharks in Durban this weekend, according to the Kings medical team. Sykes will be missing the upcoming game due to a...
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‘Use Mohoje off Bok bench’ – Rob Louw

September 22, 2014
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‘Use Mohoje off Bok bench’ – Rob Louw

Former Springbok flank Rob Louw says it’s too soon for Oupa Mohoje to start a top-level Test. BRENTON CHELIN from www.sarugbymag.co.za reports. The 24-year-old Cheetahs flank is expected to wear the Bok No 7 jersey against the Wallabies at Newlands on Saturday. Mohoje has been on the periphery of the Bok squad during the first four...
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Sharks Club XV claim APC Central title

September 19, 2014
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Sharks Club XV claim APC Central title

The Sharks Club XV on Friday claimed the Central Amateur Provincial Championship title in style with an emphatic 62-12 victory against the Griffons in Margate. The final day’s play proved to be thrilling with the KZN Wildebeest thumping Griquas Rural 36-5 to win the Plate final, while Griffons Rural and Free State Rural played...
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ARU bid to host 2017 Lions tour opener

September 18, 2014
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ARU bid to host 2017 Lions tour opener

The Australian Rugby Union said Thursday it is attempting to lure the British and Irish Lions back Down Under for a money-spinning kick-off to their 2017 tour of New Zealand. ARU chief executive Bill Pulver said the bold bid for a one-off Lions blockbuster would go some way to recouping lost revenue from next...
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Brazil on Sevens training mission to South Africa

September 18, 2014
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Brazil on Sevens training mission to South Africa

The Brazilian Sevens rugby squad will visit South Africa from 19 to 26 September on a training mission to help them prepare for the 2016 Olympic Games in their home country. The South Americans will host the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in three years’ time and, as a result, have gained automatic...
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Wildebeest hunt back-to-back Sub-Union South titles

September 18, 2014
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Wildebeest hunt back-to-back Sub-Union South titles

The KZN Wildebeest will battle it out with Western Province in the final of the Sub-Union South tournament in Kimberley on Friday following another round of impressive victories on Wednesday. The KwaZulu-Natal team won the competition in style last year with a 41-12 victory in the final against Eastern Province, and they will look...
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Pools drawn for Gold Coast Sevens

September 16, 2014
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Pools drawn for Gold Coast Sevens

Defending champions New Zealand will play Samoa, France and Japan on the first day of the new season, after the pools were drawn for the first round of the HSBC Sevens World Series on Australia’s Gold Coast on 11-12 October. Having finished runners-up to New Zealand in 2013, Australia will be looking to go one better...
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Springboks Sevens switch to higher training gear

September 15, 2014
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Springboks Sevens switch to higher training gear

The Springbok Sevens’ preparation for the upcoming rugby season switched to ahigher gear on Monday when they resumed their training in Stellenbosch following a short break. The players underwent their customary medical check-ups in the morning and were then put through a series of high intensity skills drills in the Paul Roos Markötter indoor...
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CC:GWK Griquas 25, Free State Cheetahs 36

August 30, 2014
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CC:GWK Griquas 25, Free State Cheetahs 36

For the Griquas this is an absolute must win on a patch where they know how to give big teams are torrid time, having Hawies Fourie involved will only add that much more self-belief to the men from Kimberley . Having failed to register a single win the home side will be going all...
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Cell C Sharks 19, Toyota Free State 16

August 23, 2014
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Cell C Sharks 19, Toyota Free State 16

The final game of the day has the old enemies facing off, while the Sharks should take the result out of this one the Cheetahs love nothing more than to spoil the party for the Durbanites. The Cheetahs were dealt a cruel double blow this week with flyhalf Elgar Watts and robust 8th man...
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