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Jurie Roux in knyp oor bedrog

August 12, 2014
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Die Universiteit Stellenbosch is ongelukkig omdat Saru na bewering `n vertroulikheidsooreenkoms verbreek het deur `n forensiese verslag aan die rugbyliggaam se hoofbeampte, Jurie Roux, bekend te maak.
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New Currie Cup format to save Griquas

February 13, 2014
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New Currie Cup format to save Griquas

The new Currie Cup format will see the premiership expanded to eight sides.              
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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 »

Div, AfriForum slams SARU

August 16, 2013
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Div, AfriForum slams SARU

SA Rugby – News24 Former Springbok coach Peter de Villiers has criticised the SA Rugby Union’s (SARU) decision to reinstate the racial quota system in domestic rugby. SARU earlier this week announced that a new quota rule will apply in the Vodacom Cup competition from next year. The citizen’s rights organisation AfriForum has meanwhile...
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Plumtree off to Oirish

July 31, 2013
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New Zealand coach John Plumtree has joined the Irish international team as their forwards coach.
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Integrated Global Rugby Season is a possibility

July 9, 2013
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Rugby players are calling on the Game’s leaders to renew efforts to develop an integrated global rugby season that addresses long standing player welfare and competition challenges.
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Plumtree unhappy

July 1, 2013
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Plumtree unhappy

Duhhh… as if he was going to say Yay I lost my job!
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Plum gone with immediate effect

June 25, 2013
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Sharks management and John Plumtree have decided to part ways – like in right now. Release The Sharks confirmed that discussions were held today between representatives of themselves and John Plumtree (“the Parties”). It was mutually and amicably agreed between the Parties to part ways with immediate effect. The terms of the agreement concluded...
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More drama at the Sharks

June 25, 2013
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Outgoing Sharks coach John Plumtree and new CEO John Smit are set meet to resolve the termination of Plumtree’s contract. Sport24 Smit recently announced the appointment of Brendan Venter as new Director of Rugby at the Sharks. Plumtree was told his contract would not be renewed and he will step down after the completion...
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Board backs John Smit in firing Plum

June 19, 2013
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Board backs John Smit in firing Plum

Sharks’ board has strongly stood behind Smit’s decision to fire Plum. We recognise too that John may not have all the commercial experience yet. We have a Board and a management team to guide him in these areas. Our advice to John was, listen carefully before acting and at all times be honest and...
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Global season is coming

May 19, 2013
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World rugby will get its integrated season after the next World Cup. Super Rugby will shift to a March start and won’t break for test matches, the June window will be shifted to July and all players will have a 14 to 16-week off-season.
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SARU announces contracted Boks

April 24, 2013
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The South African Rugby Union (SARU) today announced that 15 players, including exciting youngsters such as Eben Etzebeth, Marcell Coetzee, Juan de Jongh and Pat Lambie and world stars such as Jean de Villiers, Tendai Mtawarira and Bismarck du Plessis, have been awarded Springbok contracts for 2013.
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Posted in Rugby Administration, SARU, Springboks | 16 Comments »

Sharks confirm Smit’s appointment as CEO

April 16, 2013
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The Sharks have confirmed the appointment of John Smit as CEO of the union.
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Smit new Sharks CEO?

April 10, 2013
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Springbok rugby star John Smit is poised to make a spectacular return to the Shark Tank as the new chief executive of the Sharks, replacing veteran administrator Brian van Zyl.
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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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Bok (and other) captains gather

March 25, 2013
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Current captain Jean de Villiers will join the oldest living Springbok skipper, 83-year-old Des van Jaarsveldt, and 40 others in Cape Town on Wednesday, to mark the countdown to the opening of a new rugby museum.
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Kings & SARU in Mexican stand-off

February 12, 2013
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The Southern Kings announced their reduced, 35-man squad for their Super Rugby campaign which still contains 5 foreign players. The tug-of-war between the Kings and SARU on the number of foreign based players allowed for the franchise has been going since 2012. The Kings, who only has a 1-year guaranteed deal for participation in...
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Posted in Rugby Administration, SA Rugby, SA Rugby Soaps | 126 Comments »

In aid of the King

January 9, 2013
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In aid of the King

The foundation from which our deep routed passion and love for rugby is built on in South Africa comes from a long and very proud history of our domestic teams.
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Posted in Columnists, Rugby Administration, SARU, Super Rugby | 117 Comments »

Politics to save Boland’s president

November 16, 2012
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The rugby revolution in Boland could end up in battle lines being drawn between old, ideological and political enemies.
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Chaos in Boland Rugby

November 15, 2012
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Daar is chaos in Boland rugby nadat klubs in die unie besluit het dat hulle genoeg van unie president, Francois Davids, gehad het.
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RW chats to Sports Illustrated Radio

October 18, 2012
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So I got this email from Sports Illustrated’s main man Gareth Rosslee, also known as the ‘Online Guy’, wanting to know if I would chat to them on their radio show, SI-Radio.
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Harold defends Cheetahs management

October 16, 2012
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Free State Cheetahs CEO Harold Verster has hit back at those criticising the union for the manner in which it manages its affairs.
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Bulls extends young stars’ contracts

September 3, 2012
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Bulls extends young stars’ contracts

The Blue Bulls Company (Pty) Ltd is delighted to announce that Wiaan Liebenberg and William Small-Smith both extended their current contracts and will be available to the Vodacom Bulls and Vodacom Blue Bulls in the foreseeable future.
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Lions players do not renew contracts.

August 28, 2012
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Lions players do not renew contracts.

The Lions are losing players left right and center… and worst is that they’re losing many good props…
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Willemse joins Blue Bulls

August 27, 2012
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Willemse joins Blue Bulls

The Blue Bulls Company (Pty) Ltd is pleased to confirm that lock Paul Willemse has agreed terms with them and will join the Vodacom Bulls ahead of next year’s Vodacom Super Rugby season.
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KDK upset with Allister

August 22, 2012
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KDK upset with Allister

Golden Lions president Kevin de Klerk is upset after Western Province and Stormers coach Allister Coetzee hinted he might look at luring a few Lions players for next year’s Super Rugby competition.
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WP secures Nienaber signature

August 20, 2012
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WP secures Nienaber signature

Renowned defence guru Jacques Nienaber has signed a three-year deal with Western Province Rugby, which will keep him in Cape Town until 2016.
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