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Bulls ready to take Saders upfront

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Vodacom Bulls coach Frans Ludeke restored props Morné Mellett and Trevor Nyakane to the starting line-up for their Vodacom Super Rugby match against the Crusaders at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday. Both props played off the bench in last weekend’s win…

Deysel to lead Sharks against Force

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The Cell C Sharks team to take on the Western Force on Saturday at Growthpoint KINGS PARK sees a number of changes to the side that defeated the Chiefs at the same venue last weekend reports http://www.sharksrugby.co.za/ Due to the suspension…

McCaw back at 7 for Crusaders

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  Crusaders Head Coach Todd Blackadder has named his side to face the Bulls at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria this Sunday morning at 6:10am (NZT).  It includes five changes to the starting line-up that beat the Cheetahs in Christchurch…

SBW returns for Chiefs

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The Chiefs have made several changes to their starting line-up for Saturday’s clash with the Cheetahs in Hamilton. Amongst the backs, All Blacks midfielder Sonny Bill Williams returns to the run-on side after missing last weekend’s narrow loss to the…

Highlanders team to play the Stormers

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Highlanders Head Coach, Jamie Joseph, has made only two changes to his starting pack to play the South African conference leaders, the Stormers, at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Saturday night in Dunedin.   Hooker, Ash Dixon, will start ahead of Liam…

Crusaders – Illegal scrumming 101

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John Mitchell points out exactly how the Crusaders scrum is milking penalties, and lets the Bulls know what they should do about it. By John Mitchell who writes for Vodacom Portal, Get more news and stats at Vodacom Rugby Portal  After six…

Drotske rings the changes

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Cheetahs coach Naka Drotske has named his team to tackle the Chiefs in a Super Rugby clash at Waikato Stadium on Saturday. Drotske made several changes to his starting line-up from the one which lost 57-14 to the Crusaders in…

Cooper back at 10 for Reds

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Quade Cooper will start at flyhalf for the Reds against the Lions in Brisbane on Friday as he comes back from injury. Cooper, who has not played since the Wallabies’ end-of-year tour, is one of four returning backs along with…

Hurricanes rest some players

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Beauden Barrett, Julian Savea and Ben Franks are all missing for the Hurricanes as they seek to continue their undefeated start to the season against the Rebels in Wellington on Friday. The All Blacks trio are being rested by coach…

Red cards overshadow Sharks win

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The less said about the Sharks game against the Chiefs would properly be the best with the home team winning the game 12-11 on Saturday. By: Jacques Nortier The game was only minutes old when Chiefs Hika Elliot was send…