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Vodacom Cup Wrap of the weekend

April 13, 2014
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Vodacom Cup Wrap of the weekend

Vodacom Cup is in full swing and here is the weekends results. Friday, April 11 Border Bulldogs 26-40 SWD Eagles The South Western Districts Eagles soared majestically to a 40-26 triumph over the home team, the Border Bulldogs, in a Vodacom Cup match at the Buffalo City Stadium in East London on Friday. The...
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Vodacom Cup heats up – Preview Round 5

April 2, 2014
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Vodacom Cup heats up – Preview Round 5

The Vodacom Cup competition is set to heat up significantly this weekend as the reality sets in that there are only three pool rounds remaining, including this weekend’s matches, for the teams to play their way into the quarterfinals. The pick of the weekend’s matches in the North Section will be GWK Griquas against...
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Vodacom Cup Round 4 Preview

March 26, 2014
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Vodacom Cup Round 4 Preview

Half of the Vodacom Cup fixtures this week will take place at venues that can be described as “off rugby’s beaten track” as South Africa’s premier development competition continues to spread its wings. Cradock’s Rovers Field, the DP de Villiers Stadium in Sasolburg, Leeudoring Rugby Club in Leeudoringstad and the Bill Jardine Stadium in...
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Pampas out, Kenya in?

January 9, 2014
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Pampas out, Kenya in?

Kenya will replace the Pampas XV in this year’s Vodacom Cup competition, a report on the Volksblad website indicates. The Argentine side – who played in the South African domestic competition since 2010 – pulled out of the competition late last year, presumably because it became too expensive to take part. While the SA...
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Dobson lauds new quota rule

September 3, 2013
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Dobson lauds new quota rule

Western Province Vodacom Cup coach John Dobson has described the SA Rugby Union’s (SARU) new quota rule as “absolutely brilliant”. News24 SARU last month announced a new quota system for next year’s Vodacom Cup competition. Teams will be forced to field seven players of colour in their 22-man squads, with at least five players...
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Vodacom Cup semi’s established

May 5, 2013
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Marnitz Boshoff, Rosco Spekman, Cheslin Kolbe and Lizo Gqoboka were their teams’ heroes this weekend as the MTN Golden Lions, Steval Pumas, DHL Western Province and EP Kings progressed to the Vodacom Cup semi-finals for 2013.
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Vodacom Cup review, week 7

April 28, 2013
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The MTN Golden Lions snuck into the Vodacom Cup quarter-finals – which will be hosted by the Steval Pumas, Sharks XV, Vodacom Blue Bulls and DHL Western Province – when they smashed a few records against the Assupol Limpopo Blue Bulls on Saturday.
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Limpopo to play in Vodacom Cup

January 8, 2013
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Limpopo will play in the Vodacom Cup as a separate team for the first time when this 16-team competition kicks off on the second weekend of March.
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VC Final: Griquas 18, WP 20

May 18, 2012
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VC Final: Griquas 18, WP 20

The Vodacom Cup final will be contested in Kimberly tonight between the two teams who have consistently performed well throughout the competition.
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Vodacom Cup final

May 16, 2012
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Vodacom Cup final

The might of the North and South clash on Friday evening in Kimberley in the 15th Vodacom Cup final, when GWK Griquas host DHL Western Province.
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Boland upset Sharks

April 15, 2012
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Boland upset Sharks

The Regent Boland Kavaliers won a nail-biting Vodacom Cup match against the Sharks XV in Malmesbury as only one team remains unbeaten this season as the MTN Golden Lions were too good for GWK Griquas in Kimberley.
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Serfontein to make Blue Bulls debut

March 14, 2012
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Schoolboy star Jan Serfontein will make his debut for the Blue Bulls Vodacom Cup team against the Pumas in Nelspruit on Saturday. The SA Schools star has fully recovered from a quad strain and will be ready for his senior debut in the Mbombela Stadium. Coach Pine Pienaar was forced into more changes to...
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Vodacom Cup Preview, Round 2

March 14, 2012
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Vodacom Cup Preview, Round 2

A mouth-watering top of the table clash in the Southern Section of the Vodacom Cup, between the Sharks XV and DHL Western Province, headlines the fixtures this week.
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WP VC side announced

March 8, 2012
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WP VC side announced

DHL WP Coach John Dobson today announced his side to take on Boland on Saturday 10 March at DHL Newlands (KO 1600), in the opening round of this years’ Vodacom Cup competition.
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Vodacom Cup preview

March 7, 2012
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Vodacom Cup preview

The Pampas XV from Argentina, the defending champions, will get the 2012 Vodacom Cup season, the 15th since its inception in 1998, underway on Friday when they host the EP Kings in Stellenbosch.
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Blue Bulls VC side announced

March 7, 2012
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Blue Bulls VC side announced

The Vodacom Cup kicks off this weekend and the Blue Bulls have announced their side to take on Griquas at Loftus.
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Pampas 14, Blue Bulls 9 (Pampas win Vodacom Cup)

May 13, 2011
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Pampas 14, Blue Bulls 9 (Pampas win Vodacom Cup)

The Pampas XV, the only undefeated team in this year’s Vodacom Cup, will be hoping for one more victory in 2011 when they host the defending champions, the Vodacom Blue Bulls, at Profert Olën Park in Potchefstroom on Friday at 19h00.
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Blue Bulls selects experienced team

February 9, 2011
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Blue Bulls selects experienced team

The Blue Bulls Vodacom Cup team to play a friendly against Namibia in Windhoek shows a lot of experience.
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What an (utter rubbish) experience!

March 31, 2010
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So I took my laaitie out to Newlands on Saturday for what was his first experience of the ground all WP fans love and cherish.
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Rassie boosts Boland

January 28, 2009
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Stormers coach Rassie Erasmus is likely to give several fringe players a run when the Stormers play Boland in their second pre-season friendly in Wellington on Saturday.
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Vodacom Cup Final – Blue Bulls vs Free State Cheetahs

May 16, 2008
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The Blue Bulls and the Free State Cheetahs have named unchanged teams for their Vodacom Cup Final clash at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Friday.
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Preview: Vodacom Cup Final

May 15, 2008
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The Blue Bulls and the Free State Cheetahs have named unchanged teams for their Vodacom Cup Final clash at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Friday.
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Innocent till proven guilty

May 13, 2008
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The parliamentary portfolio committee on sport has been asked to look at ways to suspend convicted murderer Gert van Schalkwyk from the Mpumalanga-based rugby team, the Pumas, the SABC reported on Tuesday.
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One Million reasons to win the Vodacom Cup

May 12, 2008
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The coaches of this year’s two Vodacom Cup finalists are playing down the competition’s R1m prize money and placing the emphasis on winning the trophy.
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Blue Bulls pulverize Lions

April 26, 2008
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John Mametsa and Rocco Jansen each scored two tries as the Blue Bulls slaughtered the Lions 51-7 (half-time 36-7) in a one-sided Vodacom Cup semi-final at Loftus Versfeld on Friday.
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Cheetahs hammer Boland

April 26, 2008
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The Free State Cheetahs raced into the semi-finals of the Vodacom Cup with a 35-20 (half-time 24-10) victory over the Boland Cavaliers on Friday.
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Boland coach wants more aggression

April 24, 2008
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Boland Cavaliers coach Deon Davids has asked his forwards to step up their aggression ahead of Friday’s Vodacom Cup quarter-final match against Free State in Bloemfontein.
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Vodacom Cup ready to go

April 23, 2008
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The quarterfinals of the Vodacom Cup will be played this weekend, with all the venues and kick-off times confirmed.
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