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Rugby in North America

November 10, 2013
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The All Blacks – not the Springboks – are marketing the game in Japan and North America
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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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A Munster Limerick

October 9, 2013
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A Munster Limerick

We have been discussing on this site some problems and solutions around the marketing of rugby in South Africa. Today I want to introduce you to what is one of the biggest and most successful clubs in Europe- on the pitch and in the boardroom. Thomond Park – the stadium that hosts CJ Stander’s...
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Five All Black myths exposed

October 3, 2013
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The All Blacks are the No 1 team in the world, and rightly so. Their consistent play has given them a World Cup and they are deservedly at the top of the rankings at the moment.
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Poms get Kiwi overdose

October 3, 2013
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England will have four tests vs the All Blacks next year: three in June and one in November, when they also face the Boks.
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Rathbone preplexed by Jake

September 27, 2013
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Brumbies wing Clyde Rathbone says he struggled to understand why Jake White decided to resign as head coach.
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‘Pumas need to be in Super Rugby’

August 22, 2013
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If Super Rugby doesn’t happen, there’s no sense in having Argentina in the Rugby Championship.” – Agustin Pichot.
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‘Feed the backs, end the slugfest’

August 5, 2013
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Veteran Brumbies winger Clyde Rathbone says it was ”poetic justice” the Chiefs became Super Rugby champions with an attacking style, urging officials to tinker with laws to ensure the sport avoids becoming boring.
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SA Students squad for Russia

July 8, 2013
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The SA Students Sevens rugby squad departed on Monday for Kazan in Russia to participate in the World University Games. SA Rugby The 12-man squad, will be captained by NMMU fullback Jarryd Buys and include former Springbok Sevens international Ryan Nell, Bradley Moolman who represented the SA Under-20 team in 2011 and Tiger Bax...
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New coach for the OZmob

July 8, 2013
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Ewen McKenzie will coach the Wallabies to the 2015 Rugby World Cup after the Australian Rugby Union released Robbie Deans from his two-year contract six months early.
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Blues halves out for Cheetahs clash

July 1, 2013
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Blues halves out for Cheetahs clash

Good news for Cheetahs as two key Blues men out.
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Argentina squad for TWC named

July 1, 2013
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Argentina squad for TWC named

Nice settled look. Hopefully few injuries this season.
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All Blacks 30 v France 0

June 15, 2013
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France have selected a much stronger side, but the All Blacks are still the bookies favourite to take the series. Recent Results: 2013: New Zealand won 23-13, Auckland 2011: New Zealand won 8-7, Auckland 2011: New Zealand won 37-17, Auckland 2009: New Zealand won 39-12, Marseille 2009: New Zealand won 14-10, Wellington 2009: France...
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Japan 23 v Wales 8

June 15, 2013
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Japan got desperately close a week ago – can they finally get one over a tier 1 country? Recent results: 2013: Wales won 22-18, Osaka 2007: Wales won 72-18, Cardiff (World Cup pool match) 2004: Wales won 98-0, Cardiff 2001: Wales won 53-30, Tokyo 2001: Wales won 64-10, Osaka 1999: Wales won 64-15, Cardiff...
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Plumtree gone after Super Rugby

June 11, 2013
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The Sharks confirmed through a media statement that Brendan Venter will start in his new role as DOR in August also assuming the role as coach for their Currie Cup campaign in 2013.
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Plumtree’s time is up

June 11, 2013
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Sharks coach John Plumtree will leave his position at the end of the season after his contract was not renewed, new chief executive officer John Smit confirmed on Tuesday.
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Sharks appoint Brendan Venter

June 11, 2013
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Former Springbok centre Brendan Venter has been appointed as Director of Rugby at the Sharks.
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Kiwis demanding better IRB deal

May 12, 2013
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NZ players are pushing the IRB for a shorter, integrated global season and strike action remains in their armoury as a last resort.
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Deans to sideline Cooper for Lions series

April 10, 2013
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Wallabies coach Robbie Deans appears set to overlook Quade Cooper for the upcoming British and Irish Lions series with James O’Connor favoured to play five-eighth.
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Lions cancel US tour

April 5, 2013
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Regrettably, the Golden Lions Rugby Union management, following consultation with the senior coaches, have taken the decision to no longer proceed with the MTN Lions’ intended tour to the United States of America.
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Sarries to play SA Barbarians in May

March 29, 2013
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The Saracens website reported that the South African Barbarians will play against the London club on May the 16th in London with some of the proceeds going to the Chris Burger/Petro Jackson fund. The match will take place at the Honourable Artillery Company, in the heart of the City of London. Nigel Wray, chairman,...
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Beale quits rugby ‘indefinitely’

March 28, 2013
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Troubled Wallaby star Kurtley Beale has agreed to stand down indefinitely and has been fined an undisclosed sum after punching two of his Melbourne Rebels team-mates, the Australian Rugby Union said on Thursday.
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Rebels sent home in disgrace

March 24, 2013
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Wallabies star Kurtley Beale has been accused of punching his team-mate Cooper Vuna and both have been sent home following the Rebels’ record 64-7 Super Rugby loss to the Sharks in Durban on Saturday.
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Wynand Claassen’s son in Frog squad

February 11, 2013
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South African-born flanker Antonie Claassen on Monday was called up for the 23-strong French squad to prepare for the Six Nations match against England at Twickenham on February 23.
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Olympic gold may lure Kiwis

February 6, 2013
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All Black Liam Messam is considering switching to Sevens rugby as the chance to win Olympic gold threatens to lure players from the 15-a-side ranks for the 2016 Rio Games.
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Russian team for Lions Challenge

January 18, 2013
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The Golden Lions Rugby Union, on behalf of Rugby Union Russia, would like to announce the 23-man Russian Bears outfit that will face the MTN Lions at Ellis Park on Saturday. Kick-off is at 19h00 and the match will be televised live on Supersport 1.
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Lions team for Russia

January 17, 2013
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MTN Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has announced the following team to take on the Russian Bears in the inaugural Lions Challenge match this Saturday at Ellis Park. Kick-off is at 19h00.
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Lions confirm squad for Challenge series

January 15, 2013
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The Lions released the names of 35 players that will make up their squad to compete in the Lions Challenge Series starting this weekend against Russia.
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