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Locals in Japan

November 6, 2013
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Locals in Japan

Twitterite and RW commentator Sackey has been following our local stars in Japan and gives us a lowdown on what is happening to our boys there.            
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The EOYT and what we can expect

October 31, 2013
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The EOYT and what we can expect

Benedict Chanakira gives us his previews on our opponents in the EOYT.    
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Border Rugby Part 2 – a visit and the future

October 30, 2013
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Border Rugby Part 2 – a visit and the future

Benedict Chanakira visits the East London sides and gives his views.
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Border Rugby – its future and past Part 1

October 29, 2013
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Border Rugby – its future and past Part 1

Our new columnist Benedict Chanakira takes a look at Border’s past with a view to the future.    
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Posted in Columnists, Domestic Rugby, Expert Opinion, Opinion, Original Contributions, Rugby Administration, RuggaWorld Exclusives | 29 Comments »

Can talent alone beat Scotland?

September 12, 2013
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Can talent alone beat Scotland?

Ruggaworld this week is privileged to speak to what is becoming a growing phenomena in the world of rugby: a female rugby nutter! We love hearing from fans of the game and this week we speak to Elaine McAllister from Scotland: Elaine’s is a great twitter account to follow @Elamay99 so please do not...
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News from all over

June 24, 2013
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News from all over

With snarky commentary where required…
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So how were those Boks against England

December 3, 2012
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So how were those Boks against England

Guest writer Mike Bersiks gives us some insight on the Bok performance against England.
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Posted in Columnists, Original Contributions, Outgoing tours | 29 Comments »

Cheetahs wil uitreik na ondersteuners

November 2, 2012
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Cheetahs wil uitreik na ondersteuners

So drie weke terug het ons ‘n artikel geplaas wat Brendon Shields as ‘n brief aan Vrystaat Cheetahs se president, Harold Verster, geskryf het.  Verster het die brief gesien en dit belangrik genoeg gedink om te antwoord op die vrae wat gevra is.
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Dear Oom Harold…

October 16, 2012
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Dear Oom Harold…

Dear Oom Harold…
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Re-think the match 22

October 8, 2012
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Our very own Brendon Shields, who is under a self-imposed ban from blogging till now, shares his views on how we should re-shape and re-think how we use the whole team.
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One more analysis: Bright Young Things.

October 4, 2012
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One more analysis: Bright Young Things.

Guest writer Mike Bersiks completes our final analysis of the Bok v Aus test match.
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Posted in Castle Rugby Championship, Columnists, Expert Opinion, Original Contributions | 17 Comments »

Meyer’s eyes opened by near misses?

September 17, 2012
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Meyer’s eyes opened by near misses?

Guest writer Mike Bersiks asks whether Heyneke Meyer is learning anything from two close misses in our away leg in the antipodes.
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Posted in Columnists, Original Contributions, Original RuggaWorld Content, RuggaWorld Exclusives, Springbok Team Analysis | 42 Comments »

Clarity behind Kanko’s omission

August 6, 2012
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Clarity behind Kanko’s omission

There has been some confusion over Kankowski’s omission from the Springbok squad of 30 players for the Castle Rugby Championship kicking off in Cape Town on the 18th of August.
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Posted in Original Contributions, SA Rugby, Springboks | 41 Comments »

Are the Lions in more trouble?

February 5, 2012
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Are the Lions in more trouble?

The ANC’s newspaper, the New Age reports that Super 14 franchise money is also now adding a heap to Lions troubles.
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Posted in Original Contributions, Rugby Administration | 40 Comments »

Black EP power is a mirage

February 2, 2012
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How long will we still be fed the mirage that EP is the cradle of black rugby and deserves to play Super Rugby?
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Posted in Original Contributions, Super Rugby | 93 Comments »

Go Wild Dog Sports! Local rugby jersey brand name! Finally!

January 10, 2012
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Go Wild Dog Sports! Local rugby jersey brand name! Finally!

As one of the top rugby nations you’d think we would also have the top rugby jersey marques from here… but we use Kiwi manufacturers to make Bok jerseys and all our teams wear apparel from overseas marques. BUT now we have our own local brand name and RW says … Local is Lekker!
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2012 Super 15 snippets

January 4, 2012
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2012 Super 15 snippets

The teams are not really releasing anything spectacular so after scrounging the net we’ve found at least some snippets to start off as a whiff of an appetizer for 2012 Super Rugby.
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Posted in Columnists, General Discussions, Original Contributions, Super Rugby | 19 Comments »

4N fixtures and logo

November 8, 2011
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4N fixtures and logo

So the “Rugby Championship” (in contrast to the cricket joke called the Vroteas)  does have a sponsor. The fixture list is yet another Andy Marinos negotiated special however…
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Posted in Columnists, Original Contributions, SA Rugby Soaps | 9 Comments »

Why is rugby transformation failing?

September 8, 2011
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Liz McGregor offers food for thought on one of the reasons standing in the way of transformation – food.
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SARU’s Made in China clothes miff local unions… YOU should be too

September 6, 2011
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SARU’s Made in China clothes miff local unions… YOU should be too

The trade unions whinge because the Bok apparel provider makes clothes in China…
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Posted in Columnists, Original Contributions, Original RuggaWorld Content, Rugby Administration | 55 Comments »

Why were the Boks humiliated?

July 24, 2011
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Saturday’s humiliating loss against the Wallabies prompts the question: Where did we go wrong?
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Posted in Original Contributions, Springboks, Tri-Nations | 54 Comments »

SA Sports Illustrated: Ruggaworld’s their July 2011 blog of the month

June 22, 2011
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SA Sports Illustrated: Ruggaworld’s their July 2011 blog of the month

So the guys as SASI reckon we’re their sports blog of the month for July 2011.
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Posted in Columnists, Original Contributions, Original RuggaWorld Content, RuggaWorld Exclusives | 52 Comments »

Mbalula’s demands must be followed with cash help

February 3, 2011
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Mbalula’s demands must be followed with cash help

SARU has pledged its coaches to help develop sports at school level after the former ANCYL leader whines about school sports.
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Posted in Original Contributions, Rugby Administration | 5 Comments »

Lions MTN sponsorship deal signed

January 20, 2011
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Lions MTN sponsorship deal signed

So now MTN and the Lions have announced that the cellular giant will replace A&G as well as Xerox as main sponsor for the Lions…
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Posted in Original Contributions, Rugby Administration, Super 15 | 35 Comments »

Peter Bills sucks and Kiwi cheating

November 8, 2010
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A few years ago… okay more’n 20 (i.e. the 80′s) Tony Greig famously questioned Merv Hughes’ inclusion in the Aussie ODI squad to face Sri Lanka. Fat Merv opened the bowling, Fat Merv ripped Lanka to pieces… and Bill Lawrie similarly gloated on air “Stick thadup yer arse Tony Greig!”… I have a similar...
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Posted in General Discussions, Original Contributions, Outgoing tours, RuggaWorld Columnists, Springbok Team Analysis | 12 Comments »

So where are these millions of black fans, Gary Boshoff?

September 23, 2010
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So after reading what I regarded as typical nonsense from Gary Boshoff I decided to check out all the millions of adoring black fans of rugby who are so sorely disappointed in the “whiteness” of local rugby.
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Posted in Columnists, Original Contributions, Rugby Administration, Transformation | 35 Comments »

SARU are cowards who don’t back their most precious assets

July 30, 2010
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The national coach and team are SARU’s most precious asset… so why not back the team… and why let old Boer mentalities dictate their reaction to Anglo-Saxon discrimination?
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Posted in Disciplinary, Expert Opinion, Original Contributions, Rugby Administration, RuggaWorld Exclusives, Tri-Nations | 71 Comments »

Bok Legends: A man called Bennie

January 26, 2010
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With all the recent talk about flyhalves some of you may enjoy a read about the Springbok legend BENNIE OSLER, who played in an era when there was NO protection for a flyhalf. He is an inductee in the 2009 IRB Hall of Fame.
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Posted in Original Contributions, Rugby Personalities | 15 Comments »

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