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Newsflash (22Oct)

October 21, 2014
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Newsflash (22Oct)

All the news, all around the world   Michael Cheika the new Australian Head Coach Michael Cheika has accepted a three-year offer to take on the Wallabies coaching job left vacant by the resignation of Ewen McKenzie. A source close to Cheika confirmed he would take up the deal and was keen to bring...
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Newsflash (21OCT)

October 20, 2014
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Newsflash (21OCT)

All the news, all around the world   Michael Cheika has accepted a three-year offer to take on the Wallabies coaching job left vacant by the resignation of Ewen McKenzie. A source close to Cheika confirmed he would take up the deal and was keen to bring in Stephen Larkham as an assistant coach...
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Interview with Jacques Potgieter

October 10, 2014
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Interview with Jacques Potgieter

Simon Hill from Ballz Radio talked to Springbok and Waratahs player, Jacques Potgieter all the way from Japan where he is representing the Japanese Top League side, Fukuoka Sanix Blues. Jacques Potgieter had an unbelievable season with the Super Rugby Champions, the Waratahs and has made Japan and Sydney his home for now.    ...
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Honey Badger spills the beans

October 9, 2014
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Honey Badger spills the beans

Moving to Japan for any rugby player will be a huge adjustment and more so for the Honey Badger(Nick Cummins), ESPNscrum did an exclusive with one of the most loved rugby players in the world. Moving to Japan has not been without its challenges for Nick Cummins; ordering food has proved an ordeal. “I’m...
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The gentleman’s game

October 7, 2014
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The gentleman’s game

Rugby may be a hooligan’s game but the adage of the gentleman who play it has never been truer than after this weekend – especially in comparison to ‘that other sport.’  By: Darryn Pollock from Rugby365 The rivalry between the All Blacks and the Springboks is one steeped in history, festooned with emotion and...
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Rugby unites to explore post-career player issues

October 6, 2014
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Rugby unites to explore post-career player issues

The South African rugby community is backing ground-breaking new research that might one day help players in coping with the stresses and emotional pressure of a professional rugby career. The South African Rugby Players’ Association (SARPA) and South African Rugby Legends’ Association (SARLA), in collaboration with the Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports...
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Robbie Deans breaks silence

October 1, 2014
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Robbie Deans breaks silence

  It is 14 months since an ashen-faced Robbie Deans sat in front of the media at ANZ Stadium after the Wallabies fell apart to lose the third British and Irish Lions Test 41-16. By Paul Cully of Sydney Morning Herald It was a different Deans on the other end of the phone from...
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Frans Steyn on his shock Bok exit – EWN

September 19, 2014
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Frans Steyn on his shock Bok exit – EWN

Former Springbok centre Frans Steyn has spoken out for the first time since he controversially withdrew himself from the national team just days before a test against Wales, saying he wouldn’t “want the last six months of his life over again” as a result of the “fallout” between him and the South African Rugby...
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Ultimate Rugby App for the real fan

September 17, 2014
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Ultimate Rugby App for the real fan

In a world we everything is run from either our phones or tablets or computers, we do rely more and more on the Apps that brings us closer to the action in the world of Rugga’s. One of the best new Apps available on the Android and Apple stores is the new Ultimate Rugby...
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Interview with Louis Ludik – Benedict Chanakira

July 15, 2014
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Interview with Louis Ludik – Benedict Chanakira

Benedict Chanakira spoke to Louis Ludik BC- Hi Louis, how are you? Im very good thanks and hope you are well Benedict. Enjoying the french lifestyle a lot. BC- How are you settling in France? Is Ross Skeate helping? Im settling in nicely thanks, yes skeato is helping a lot. His french is very...
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Kings blow Bulls second strings away

June 21, 2014
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Kings blow Bulls second strings away

A rousing 66-28 win over a Bulls XV got the Southern Kings back on the winning track in a Super Rugby friendly at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. I must say that this was almost a Bulls Vodacom Cup team….. The runaway victory, which included 10 tries for the home side, was just the tonic...
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WP winding down with Sarries

June 10, 2014
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WP winding down with Sarries

Saracens have lured yet another South African opponent up to London to face them in November at Allianz Park, after the conclusion of the Currie Cup. The Blues Bulls last week confirmed that they too would play Saracens in late January 2015. This comes after the 2013/14 Premiership league winners, defeated the Sharks earlier...
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Elton Jantjies op pad na Japan

June 10, 2014
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Elton Jantjies op pad na Japan

Nie die Vrystaat-Cheetahs óf Oostelike Provinsie Kings óf Goue Leeus sal die Springbok-losskakel Elton Jantjies se dienste vir die komende Curriebeker-reeks kan benut nie. Beeld het betroubaar verneem dat die 23-jarige Jantjies, ’n boorling van Graaff-Reinet, ’n kontrak met die Japanse klubspan NTT Shining Arcs gesluit het en hom eers vir volgende jaar se Superrugby-reeks...
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Brumbies chase Jake White

May 20, 2014
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Brumbies chase Jake White

The Brumbies are chasing up to $25,000 from Sharks coach Jake White through the courts after the South African coach walked out on the club halfway through a four-year deal. It is understood White was served papers in Canberra on the Friday before the Sharks’ clash with the Brumbies on May 10, according to...
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Hammett to take charge of Cardiff

May 19, 2014
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Hammett to take charge of Cardiff

Welsh club Cardiff Blues have announced that current Hurricanes head coach Mark Hammett has been appointed as their new Director of Rugby at the region on a three-year deal. The former All Blacks international will link up with the Blues following the completion of his Super Rugby season with the Hurricanes. Hammett, 41, will...
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Cheetahs in the dark over Goosen

May 15, 2014
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Cheetahs in the dark over Goosen

The Cheetahs remain in the dark over the future of Springbok flyhalf Johan Goosen, amidst escalating rumours that he is to depart from the Cheetahs – By Rugby365  The most recent dispatches from the Bloemfontein media suggest Goosen will make an announcement in the “next few days” – having been linked to French clubs...
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Form and experience for World XV

May 15, 2014
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Form and experience for World XV

Nick Mallett believes the players selected for his World XV squad are on top form for their match against South Africa in Cape Town – By: Rugby365 The squad of 23 players, comprising of Test stars from New Zealand, France, Australia, Ireland, Samoa, Tonga, Georgia and South Africa, boasts a total of 707 caps...
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Home Unions causing Super break

May 13, 2014
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Home Unions causing Super break

The reluctance of the Home Unions to come to the party is what is preventing a more acceptable global season to be implemented. It has long been suggested that the selfish nature of Home Union officials – those from England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland – has been at the heart of the troubled and...
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Du Preez pledges his allegiance to WP

April 1, 2014
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Du Preez pledges his allegiance to WP

Exciting Maties flyhalf Robert du Preez has signed a contract with Western Province Rugby, which will see last year’s SA Under-20 pivot play his rugby in Cape Town until 2016 at least. Du Preez had been on loan from the Sharks to the University of Stellenbosch for the duration of the 2014 Varsity Cup,...
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Secret Mission for the Goose

March 27, 2014
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Secret Mission for the Goose

Springbok and Cheetahs flyhalf Johan Goosen has secretly flown to France to explore possible future career opportunities, the Volksblad website reports. The Cheetahs have a bye weekend in Super Rugby which enabled the 21-year-old to head abroad. The club Goosen went to visit is believed to be Top 14 side, Racing Metro, who reportedly...
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3 New signings for Kings

March 26, 2014
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3 New signings for Kings

The EP Kings have confirmed three new signings today ahead of their preparations for the Currie Cup Premier Division. EP Kings CEO, Charl Crous confirmed that Michael van Vuuren, Tim Whitehead and Hansie Graaff will all be joining the Kings over the coming months, along with Izak van der Westhuizen whose signing has already...
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Aussie get domestic series

March 24, 2014
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Aussie get domestic series

Australian Rugby Union today announced nine teams will compete in the inaugural season of its new domestic rugby competition, the National Rugby Championship, which will kick off in August this year. The competition will include two teams from Queensland, four from New South Wales and one each from, Victoria and Western Australia. Australian Rugby...
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Kings to take on Wales in June

March 17, 2014
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Kings to take on Wales in June

The Eastern Province Kings will be going head to head against Wales ahead of their international Test matches against the Springboks in June. EP Rugby CEO, Charl Crous confirmed the match would take place on Tuesday, the 10th of June, at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. “Wales are looking at bringing a wider squad...
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Blou Bulle klub,skolerugby kry hupstoot

February 26, 2014
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Blou Bulle klub,skolerugby kry hupstoot

    Die Blou Bulle Rugby Unie en sy Skolevereniging, in samewerking met sportpromotor Willem Strauss en die koffiegroep Enrista, het Woensdag op Loftus Versfeld ‘n innoverende nuwe rugbyreeks bekend gestel wat skole en klubs kombineer en ‘n broodnodige inspuiting in die spel sal bring en nuwe lewe in klubrugby blaas.   Die Enrista...
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Charl McLeod move to France

February 23, 2014
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Charl McLeod move to France

Top 14 play-off contenders Grenoble signed South African scrum-half Charl McLeod on Sunday on a two year contract from Super Rugby outfit the Sharks. The 30-year-old, capped once by the Springboks, could be joined by compatriot international wing Gio Aplon, who was South African player of the year in 2010. “We are simply awaiting...
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Bok joins Solly at Edinburgh

February 18, 2014
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Bok joins Solly at Edinburgh

Alan Solomons has lured former IRB Junior World Championship-winning Baby Bok prop Allan Dell to Edinburgh. Educated at Queens College in Eastern Cape, the promising young prop, who can play on both sides of the scrum, qualifies for Scotland through his grandmother, Joan Carmichael, who was born in Paisley and brought up in Edinburgh....
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‘Pathetic’ officials blamed for mass brawl

February 6, 2014
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‘Pathetic’ officials blamed for mass brawl

East Province authorities have launched an investigation into a mass brawl in a match played as a curtain-raiser to the Southern Kings-Lions Super Rugby friendly on Saturday. The fight broke out near the end of the game between the Eastern Province Kings Vodacom Cup team and national Community Cup champions Despatch when Despatch scored...
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Pumas ‘envy’ the Kings

February 5, 2014
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Pumas ‘envy’ the Kings

The Pumas may have secured their place in the Currie Cup competition, but they are still worse of than the Eastern Province Kings. This is the view of outspoken Pumas coach Jimmy Stonehouse, who told this website their newfound status as a Premier Division team has not brought them any more privileges than the...
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