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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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DHL WP 27, Xerox Golden Lions 14

August 23, 2014
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DHL WP 27, Xerox Golden Lions 14

Billed as the game of the weekend and rightly so, both the WP and Lions have thrilled so far this season bagging the full complement of points that were on offer. Western Province coach Allister Coetzee has named an unchanged squad from the one that made light work of the Bulls last weekend and...
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Tussen die Horings with Joey Rasdien

August 15, 2014
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Tussen die Horings with Joey Rasdien

Tussen die Horings’ – with Joey Rasdien and the Vodacom Blue Bulls   Episode 2 of Tussen die Horings featuring Dean Greyling is now available to view at Watch and Share using #TussendieHorings to stand a chance to win the ultimate fan experience.   Brought to you by Vodacom – proud sponsors of the...
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SF: Waratahs 26, Brumbies 5

July 26, 2014
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SF: Waratahs 26, Brumbies 5

Second semi final see the high flying Waratahs take on the Brumbies. Recent results: 2014: Waratahs won 39-8, Sydney2014: Brumbies won 28-23, Canberra2013: Waratahs won 28-22, Sydney2013: Brumbies won 35-6, Canberra2012: Brumbies won 19-15, Sydney2012: Brumbies won 23-6, Canberra2011: Waratahs won 41-7, Sydney2011: Waratahs won 29-22, Canberra2010: Waratahs won 19-12, Sydney2009: Brumbies won 21-11,...
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Rossouw de Klerk joins Warriors

July 23, 2014
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Rossouw de Klerk joins Warriors

Glasgow Warriors have  announce on their website  that they have secured  South African prop Rossouw de Klerk from Super 15 side the Cheetahs, subject to a visa and medical. De Klerk has signed with teh Scotish outfit for two years and will join the likes of Josh Strauss at the Warriors. He will join the...
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Don’t feel sorry for me – Joost

July 17, 2014
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Don’t feel sorry for me – Joost

Joost van der Westhuizen knows his days are numbered, but he is remaining positive in the face of the inevitable, writes CLINTON VAN DER BERG from SARugbyMag.co.za  There’s no getting away from it. Joost van der Westhuizen looks in bad shape. Seated in a wheelchair, his face is drawn, his left hand is gnarled and his legs...
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EP Kings secure win over SWD Eagles

July 12, 2014
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EP Kings secure win over SWD Eagles

The Eastern Province Kings beat the SWD Eagles at Outeniqua Park in George on Friday evening, with a convincing 78 (28) to 32 (25) victory. The game got off to a somewhat rocky start for the Kings, with the SWD Eagles opening the scoreboard with a penalty conversion off the boot of Aldred James...
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New App Availible from Skillset Rugby – Pass O’ Meter

July 2, 2014
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New App Availible from Skillset Rugby – Pass O’ Meter

How may times during a game does your team pass the ball, and how many of those passes are accurate? Their are a few fundamental basics any player needs to learn and master so that he or she will be able to play the game of rugby. One of those basics is passing of...
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Let’s Welcome Mark Bekker to Ruggaworld

July 2, 2014
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Let’s Welcome Mark Bekker to Ruggaworld

We would like to welcome and introduce Mark Bekker to Ruggaworld and all our bloggers…. Mark will be our own photographer for Ruggaworld and will provide us with some great action packed displays of matches through his art. Mark is a simple man by his own admission and love to spend time with his...
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Theron proud of his Junior Springboks

June 23, 2014
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Theron proud of his Junior Springboks

The Junior Springboks returned to South Africa on Sunday from the IRB Junior World Championship in Auckland, where they were just edged by defending champions England in a thrilling final at Eden Park on Friday. The team arrived in the early morning hours at OR Tambo International in Johannesburg and when the Western Cape-based...
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Ruggaworld Support World Thumbs Up MND Day

June 21, 2014
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Ruggaworld Support World Thumbs Up MND Day


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Springboks 31, Wales 30

June 21, 2014
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Springboks 31, Wales 30

It is an interesting game in an interesting town, this second Test between South Africa and Wales, one in which a losers could get more kudos than the winners if the Welsh are the losers and do better than they did in Durban.Recent results:2014: South Africa won 38-16, Durban2013: South Africa won 24-15, Cardiff2011:...
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