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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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Lions, GUMA battle takes an ugly turn

January 24, 2012
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Lions, GUMA battle takes an ugly turn

Golden Lions Rugby Union (GLRU) president Kevin de Klerk says the statement issued on Tuesday from their former partners Guma TAC was “filled with many half truths” and says the union had never been unwilling to pay back any money.
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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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Various and sundry tidbits with added sarcasm and spice

November 5, 2011
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Various and sundry tidbits with added sarcasm and spice

So it’s seven years good luck and mission accomplished and Pepe le Pieu will stay with the stinky fish after all.
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SARU responds to apparel criticism

September 6, 2011
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SARU responds to apparel criticism

A significant percentage of SARU supporter wear is sourced from local manufacturers the South African Rugby Union said on Tuesday.
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No Kings until 2013 – Hoskins

May 27, 2010
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Players and fans in the black rugby stronghold of South Africa’s Eastern Cape say officials have broken promises to get their local side into Super Rugby.
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Bulls could lose Loftus advantage

April 19, 2010
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The Bulls and Cheetahs could be forced to play their remaining home matches in the Super 14 competition elsewhere than at Loftus Versfeld and Absa Park. * Komphela complains about state of pitches to government
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Snor in warmwater oor Boland

March 28, 2010
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Die Springbok-afrigter, Peter de Villiers, is gister ’n rooikaart gewys omdat hy aandele in die Boland-rugbyunie gekoop het. HOSKINS BLAAS ‘N GASKET.
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Cheeky is a dictator

March 16, 2009
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Fresh from his resignation from Border rugby union because of death threats, Cliffie Pringle now claims Cheeky Watson is a dictator.
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A “Cheeky” franchise

March 2, 2009
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A black only franchise? Now that is a ‘Cheeky’ suggestion…
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Cheeky wants a Super 15

February 26, 2009
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New EP Rugby boss, Cheeky Watson, believes that getting a franchise in the Eastern Cape is more important than SARU’s 2015 Rugby World Cup bid.
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Maori matched canned

February 19, 2009
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The exciting prospect of the Boks taking on the NZ Maori’s in a match in Soweto has been canned on racial grounds.
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What a cheek…

December 11, 2008
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It did not take Cheeky Watson long to make an impact at EP Rugby. Starting off with retrenching Springbok legend and Hall of Famer Danie Gerber.
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Madiba did not support the Bok – Khompela

December 3, 2008
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Clown captain, Khompela, is now claiming Madiba never supported the Bok emblem.
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Cheeky wants more blacks

December 1, 2008
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No sooner had Cheeky Watson been elected president of EP Rugby and he has already attacked the ‘representation’ of the game.
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What democracy?

November 24, 2008
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rugby365′s Oracle, Paul Dobson, takes a critical look at what constitutes ‘democracy’ when it comes to sporting bodies in South Africa … or more particularly rugby.
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Sort your own house out first!

November 24, 2008
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While the Sports Ministry has come out in recent times ‘claiming’ to own the Springbok, and that SARU ‘owned’ them royalties and even some people in the portfolio committee threatening to tak away stadiums from rugby – their own house is one massive mess.
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ANC pee’s on Khompela’s parade (again)

November 21, 2008
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The ANC flatly denied any intention of ‘taking rugby stadiums away’ as Khrompela and his sidekick Frolick suggested yesterday.
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Bok belongs to SA Rugby

October 23, 2008
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Legally SA Rugby owns the Bok emblem.
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New Twist in Bok saga

October 22, 2008
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There is a new twist in the Bok-saga. Who really owns it?
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The Bokkie Interview

October 17, 2008
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Kevin McCullum writing for IOL Online speaks to ‘Bokkie’ in an exclusive interview.
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Pukers received thousands

October 17, 2008
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What is really nauseating is the fact that the very thing Khompela wants to get rid of, gave him thousands.
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Naas taken to task

October 17, 2008
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Naas Botha received a late tackle from AfriForum.
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