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Oplossing vir Saru se Kings-dilemma

September 24, 2014
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Die weeskind van Suid-Afrikaanse rugby, die Oostelike Provinsie Kings, gaan die Suid-Afrikaanse rugbybase nog slapelose nagte besorg.
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Saru looking at Singapore for Super18

July 7, 2014
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Singapore has leapt to the front of the queue as the favourite to be the 18th Vodacom Super Rugby franchise from 2016 if reports are to be believed.
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Aussie-poging om SA te systap kry teenspoed

April 7, 2014
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‘n Poging deur Australië om ‘n wegbreek Transtasmaniese kompetisie met minimum deelname deur Suid-Afrika te hou is deur die Nieu-Seelandse swaargewigte afgeskiet.
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Jake White baits Michael Cheika after Sharks swamp Waratahs

March 31, 2014
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Jake White baits Michael Cheika after Sharks swamp Waratahs

DURBAN: Jake White was only too eager to pour salt into the gaping wounds left in the Waratahs’ confidence by his new team the Sharks. March 30, 2014 5 reading now Comments 18 Georgina Robinson Former Brumbies coach: Jake White. Photo: Getty Images   The former Brumbies coach, who made niggling the Michael Cheika-led Waratahs a sport during...
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Super Rugby refs axed for poor displays

March 24, 2014
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Super Rugby refs axed for poor displays

South African official Stuart Berry – who whistled the Queensland Reds off Ellis Park in Johannesburg on the weekend – is among four Super Rugby referees axed for poor performances. Berry, compatriot Lourens van der Merwe, Argentina’s Francisco Pastrana and Australian referee Angus Gardner were all stood down by governing body SANZAR on Monday. Date March...
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Blues get reinforcements

March 20, 2014
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Blues get reinforcements

The Blues have been bolstered by the return of World Cup winning All Blacks Jerome Kaino and Ma’a Nonu for Saturday’s match against the Cheetahs at Eden Park, with the destructive duo poised to resume their Blues careers from the reserves bench. Blues head coach Sir John Kirwan said it was fantastic to have...
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McMeniman returns for Force

March 20, 2014
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McMeniman returns for Force

Wallaby forward Hugh McMeniman will return to the Western Force line-up for their blockbuster against reigning Asteron Life Super Rugby champions, the Chiefs, at the ‘Force Field’ (nib Stadium) on Saturday (22 March). McMeniman, who travelled to New Zealand last week but was not named in the 31-29 win over the Highlanders, will make...
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Lions team for Reds clash

March 20, 2014
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Lions team for Reds clash

Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has named his 23-man team to front the Queensland Reds at Ellis Park on Saturday evening. Ackermann has opted for consistency, making just one change to his starting XV for the encounter. In the forwards, Willie Wepener will start in place of the injured Robbie Coetzee. Meanwhile, on the...
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Naka axe Lappies

March 19, 2014
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Naka axe Lappies

Cheetahs coach Naka Drotské has dropped a selection bomb by axing star loose forward Pieter Labuschagne ahead of the Super Rugby Round Six encounter with the Blues on Saturday. Drotské made a number of changes to the team – all surprising selection – as the men from Bloemfontein look to end their losing streak...
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Why the Sharks are razor sharp

March 17, 2014
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BRENDAN VENTER discusses the Sharks’ success and asks: When are we going to see consequences for shocking refereeing performances?
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Chiefs annouced their Touring Party

March 17, 2014
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Chiefs annouced their Touring Party

The Chiefs have announced their 27 man squad to travel to Perth and South Africa for their three matches against the Western Force, Bulls and the Cheetahs. After the Chiefs 36-20 win over the Stormers at Waikato Stadium on Friday night Charlie Ngatai injured his calf muscle and will be out for 4-6 weeks....
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Nick gives his take on SA Teams

March 16, 2014
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Nick gives his take on SA Teams

Former Springbok coach NICK MALLETT had this to say on SuperSport about the South African franchises’ performances this weekend. ON THE LIONS There was great variety in attack and flyhalf Marnitz Boshoff again played very well. He was calm and his option-taking was good. Boshoff has kicked several drop goals in the first month...
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S15: Cell C Sharks 35, Reds 20

March 15, 2014
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The Sharks have won six of eight Super Rugby clashes against the Reds. They won the first three before losing the fourth clash and this pattern has been repeated in their last four meetings. However, that trend could change, as the reds’ two key playmakers – Will Genia and Quade Cooper appear to have...
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S15: Brumbies 28, Waratahs 23

March 15, 2014
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Brumbies Director of Rugby Laurie Fisher put it in a nutshell when he said: “There’s a lot at stake, both teams need a win here against an Australian rival.” Waratahs coach Michael Cheika also shared some wise words with the media this week when he suggested the game could be so close that it...
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S15: Highlanders 28, Force 31

March 15, 2014
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S15: Highlanders 28, Force 31

The Western Force’s in-form No.8 Ben McCalman feels his team needs to repeat last week’s fast start if they want to stay on the winning track. After going down to the Waratahs and Brumbies, because of slow starts, they blitzed the Rebels in the first half last week and walked away with a 32-7...
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S15: Hurricanes 60, Toyota Cheetahs 27

March 15, 2014
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S15: Hurricanes 60, Toyota Cheetahs 27

The Hurricanes got their first win of the season as they hammered the Cheetahs 60-27 in an open encounter in Wellington on Saturday. Both teams are known for their attacking prowess and they did not disappoint as 12 tries were scored in Hurricanes captain Conrad Smith’s 100th Super Rugby game. The Hurricanes took a...
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S15: Rebels 19, Crusaders 25

March 14, 2014
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S15: Rebels 19, Crusaders 25

The Rebels, the Jekyll and Hyde of Super Rugby, return to Melbourne for their second home game of the season, as seven-time Super Rugby champion Crusaders travel across the Tasman Sea for their first ‘international’ game of the season. The Crusaders, the competition’s most successful team, have not missed the play-offs since 2001. However,...
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S15: Chiefs 36, DHL Stormers 20

March 14, 2014
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S15: Chiefs 36, DHL Stormers 20

It has almost become an obsession for teams opposing the Stormers to highlight the men from Cape Town’s defensive record and look for ways of cracking the code. Chiefs coach Dave Rennie said the Stormers again showed in their 13-14 defeat to the Crusaders in Christchurch last Saturday that they will be difficult to...
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Lions name their team for Blues

March 13, 2014
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Lions name their team for Blues

Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has named his 23-man team to front the Auckland-based Blues at Ellis Park on Saturday. Ackermann has made several changes after the Lions went down to The Sharks in Durban last weekend. In the forwards, Robbie Coetzee returns to the starting line-up and Willie Britz will start at flank....
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‘Expansive’ Stormers a real threat

March 11, 2014
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‘Expansive’ Stormers a real threat

Chiefs assistant coach Wayne Smith says the Stormers are more expansive in New Zealand and will pose his side a real threat. Realising that the Stormers will still be frustrated from failing to beat the Crusaders when they had more than enough chances to do so, Smith is aware they will be throwing all...
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Split loyalties for Somerville

March 11, 2014
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Split loyalties for Somerville

When the RaboDirect Rebels run out against the Crusaders on Friday night at AAMI Park, most people will have a strong idea of whether they are cheering on the 5 Stars or the Red & Blacks. So spare a thought for All Black legend Greg Somerville; alumni of both Clubs, and while he spent...
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Mealamu on his way home

March 11, 2014
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Mealamu on his way home

Blues hooker Keven Mealamu will return home to New Zealand after failing to overcome a calf injury. The veteran Blues and All Blacks centurion was forced to withdraw from last week’s match against the Bulls in Pretoria after suffering a low grade calf strain late in the week. Unfortunately his injury has failed to...
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100 up for Jean

March 11, 2014
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100 up for Jean

Stormers captain Jean de Villiers will make his 100th Super Rugby appearance when he leads his team out against the Chiefs in Hamilton on Friday. De Villiers will become just the second Stormers Super Rugby centurion, following in the footsteps of lock Andries Bekker who reached that landmark in last year’s tournament. Meanwhile, coach...
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Attack will improve Cheetahs’ defence

March 11, 2014
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Attack will improve Cheetahs’ defence

Cheetahs coach Naka Drotské believes that if his team improves its attack, the defensive frailties will also be resolved. Unlike last year, when the Cheetahs’ defence was key to them reaching the Super Rugby play-offs for the first time, this season they have slipped tackles at an alarming rate. In the first two Australasian...
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Building a mega mediocrity

March 10, 2014
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Increasingly the decision to expand Vodacom Super Rugby in 2016 is looking like a decision to grow an enormous mediocre monster, writes RYAN VREDE.
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Crusaders 14, DHL Stormers 13

March 8, 2014
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Crusaders 14, DHL Stormers 13

The Crusaders have lost the services of one of their most valuable warriors, Richie McCaw. The Stormers have gained the muscle of one of their most battled-hardened players, Schalk Burger. And while the loss of one player can be overcome, given the Crusaders’ rich resources among the loose forwards, the return of Burger is...
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Reds 43 , Toyota Cheetahs 33

March 7, 2014
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Reds 43 , Toyota Cheetahs 33

Two teams coming off bitterly disappointing performances, which meant they both had plenty to work on this week. The biggest disappointments for the Reds, who were outscored by four tries to one by the Waratahs, was that they conceded 22 turnovers and missed 11 tackles. However, Cheetahs assistant coach Hawies Fourie was quick to...
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Hurricanes 21, Brumbies 29

March 7, 2014
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Hurricanes 21, Brumbies 29

The Hurricanes return home after a winless two-match South African tour, looking to bounce back against the Brumbies in Wellington. This is indeed a key fixture for the Hurricanes, who will hope not to lose any more ground on the leaders, after collecting a solitary losing bonus point in the opening weeks of the...
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