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Springboks 55, Scotland 6

June 28, 2014
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Springboks 55, Scotland 6

The Springboks have six changes to their starting XV  and a whole new bench – as migratory birds have flown north.What has been changed is the team that beat Wales last week by a single point with a penalty try near the end.The Scots are intrinsically weak, coming second last in the 2014 Six...
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All Blacks 36(29), England 13(6)

June 21, 2014
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All Blacks 36(29), England 13(6)

New Zealand will be out to make it a ‘blackwash’ of England and tie the record of consecutive Test victories in Hamilton on Saturday.England are the only team to have beaten the All Blacks since they lifted the World Cup in 2011, and Stuart Lancaster’s team have been highly competitive on this tour and...
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Weir boots gives Scotland win

June 21, 2014
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Weir boots gives Scotland win

Duncan Weir kicked a penalty in the second last minute to secure a 19-21 victory over Argentina in Cordoba on Friday. The result means that Scotland will head to Port Elizabeth where they will face South Africa’s Springboks unbeaten under new coach Vern Cotter. Scotland were trailing 19-13 in the final stages but Henry...
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Owen Farrell out of third Test

June 17, 2014
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Owen Farrell out of third Test

England fly-half Owen Farrell has been ruled out of the third Test against New Zealand with a knee injury. Farrell has suffered a strain to the medial ligament in his left knee which means he will miss Saturday’s final game in Hamilton.”Such is his character that he is already working on his rehab and...
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Crusaders team to play England

June 15, 2014
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Crusaders team to play England

The Crusaders will host an historic mid-week match against England this Tuesday night at AMI Stadium (Addington).   Head Coach Todd Blackadder has named his team to take on the touring side. Packing down in the front row will be Tim Perry, Corey Flynn and Nepo Laulala. Prop Joe Moody has been named in the...
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Farrell at flyhalf for England

June 12, 2014
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Farrell at flyhalf for England

Stuart Lancaster has made five changes to his starting line-up, most among the back division, for the second Test against New Zealand. Having welcomed back 15 players from Premiership finalists Northampton Saints and Saracens, Lancaster has resisted the urge to tinker too much with the team that pushed the All Blacks all the way...
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EP Kings 12(0), Wales 34(17)

June 10, 2014
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EP Kings 12(0), Wales 34(17)

Wales’ three-match tour of South Africa is set for a rousing start, when the visitors tackle the Eastern Province Kings at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday.The Welsh Dragons will be sharpening their claws for the much more daunting task of taking on the Springboks in a two-Test series –...
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Australia 50(29), France 23(9)

June 7, 2014
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Australia 50(29), France 23(9)

Australia, comprised of a team of Super Rugby form players, will welcome a French team that is looking a little thin after the Top 14 Final. None of Les Bleus will fear the Wallabies, however, after they embarrassed them in 2012, in the scrums and elsewhere, to win 33-6 in Paris the last time...
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All Blacks 20(9), England 15(9)

June 7, 2014
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All Blacks 20(9), England 15(9)

The All Blacks will get their international season started against a depleted England side at their Eden Park fortress on Saturday.The world champions went unbeaten last year, and they are fully expected to continue where they left off against an England side which does not feature any of the players who were involved in...
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Haskell earns recall to England side

June 5, 2014
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Haskell earns recall to England side

Loose forward James Haskell has been recalled to England’s starting team after an absence of 12 months for the opening match of their three-test series against New Zealand at Eden Park on Saturday. The 29-year-old Haskell will start at blindside flanker for Stuart Lancaster’s side, who have been shorn of several of their first-choice...
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Mallett warns World XV

June 4, 2014
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Mallett warns World XV

Nick Mallett was warned his World XV players to have the right attitude when they run out against the Springboks in Saturday’s international friendly at Newlands. Speaking in Cape Town on Tuesday, former Springbok coach Mallett said he told his players at a de-briefing that they would be in for a “very unpleasant afternoon”...
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RFU to move All Black’s Test

April 21, 2014
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RFU to move All Black’s Test

The Rugby Football Union have failed in their bid to have England’s opening Test match against New Zealand pushed back a week. England have a three match tour of New Zealand this June but they will be without many of their best players in the opening Test due to their domestic fixtures. The Aviva...
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Bokke 56, Samoan dirtbags 23

June 22, 2013
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Bokke 56, Samoan dirtbags 23

Yes it’s true. I said it. Samoa are scum. They always play dirty against the Bokke and escape. Will today be different?
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Scotland 30 v Italy 29

June 22, 2013
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Scotland 30 v Italy 29

Wooden spooners in a comp that just embarrassed them.
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Bok team for Samoa changes three.

June 19, 2013
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Bok team for Samoa changes three.

Stok stays unfortunately
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Heyneke Meyer lashes out at breakdown lottery

June 19, 2013
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Heyneke Meyer lashes out at breakdown lottery

Bok coach is very annoyed at Scotland’s brazen cheating and referee inconsistency.
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Argentina 26 v England 51

June 15, 2013
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England blasted the Argies off the park last weekend which I am sure will motivate them to deliver a better performance this time around. Recent results: 2013: England won 32-3, Salta 2011: England won 13-9, Dunedin (World Cup pool match) 2009: England won 16-9, London 2009: Argentina won 24-22, Salta 2009: England won 37-15,...
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Boks 30 v Scotland 17

June 15, 2013
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The score between these two teams in recent years have been very close, but the Boks should be way too good at home and at altitude for a Scottish side missing their best players to the B&I Lions. Recent results: 2012: South Africa won 21-10, Edinburgh 2010: Scotland won 21-17, Edinburgh 2008: South Africa...
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Samoa 39 v Italy 10

June 15, 2013
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After their impressive win over Scotland last week, Samoa will aim to take two Northern Hemisphere scalps as they face off against Italy.
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Could have been better, could have been worse

June 13, 2013
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Could have been better, could have been worse

Guest writer Mike Bersiks gives an analysis nof the Boks’ performance against Italy.
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USA 12 v Ireland 15

June 9, 2013
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The USA juniors might have received a spanking at the U/20 World Cup from the Baby Boks, but their senior team will look for an historic first win over the Irish. Recent results: 2011: Ireland won 22-10, New Plymouth 2009: Ireland won 27-10, Santa Clara 2004: Ireland won 55-6, Dublin 2000: Ireland won 83-3,...
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Springboks 44 v Italy 10

June 8, 2013
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A new-look Bok side will host Italy in the second game in Durban this weekend in what promises to be a great spectacle. Previous results 2010: South Africa won 55-11, East_London 2010:  South Africa won 29-13, Witbank 2009: South Africa won 32-10 , Udine 2008: South Africa won 26-0 , Cape Town 2001: South...
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Scotland 17 v Samoa 27

June 8, 2013
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It is a first time we have a double-header test match rugby day in South Africa at the same venue – this series kicks off with Scotland versus Samoa. Recent results: 2012: Scotland won 17-16, Apia 2010: Scotland won 19-16, Aberdeen 2005: Scotland won 18-11, Edinburgh 2004: Scotland won 38-3, Wellington 2000: Scotland won...
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Japan v Wales

June 8, 2013
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It’s an historic event as the hosts of the Rugby World Cup in 2019 will look for their first victory over a major rugby country as Japan hosts a depleted Welsh side. Teams: Japan: 15 Ayumu Goromaru, 14 Yoshikazu Fujita, 13 Male Sau, 12 Craig Wing, 11 Kenki Fukuoka, 10 Harumichi Tatekawa, 9 Fumiaki...
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Three new invites to first Bok camp

April 9, 2013
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REPOSTED: Pieter-Steph du Toit, Jan Serfontein and Robert Ebersohn are the new faces in a Springbok training group named ahead of the Incoming Test series in June.
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Springbok schedule for 2013

January 9, 2013
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The Springboks will end off a busy international season with a tour to Scotland, Wales and France in Europe in November this year, while the venues for the first two Springbok Tests of 2013 have been reversed to avoid an event clash.
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Springboks 14 v England 14

June 23, 2012
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Springboks 14 v England 14

The Springboks will look for a clean-sweep and record 10 victories in a row when they tackle England in Port Elizabeth.
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All Blacks 60 v Ireland 0

June 23, 2012
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All Blacks 60 v Ireland 0

The All Blacks had to fight hard for a victory last week, and with 6 changes this week it will not get much easier against a desperate Ireland who will be looking to record their first victory ever over the might Blacks.
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