Posts Tagged ‘ Rugby World Cup ’

Boks draw Samoa (again), Scots for RWC 2015

December 3, 2012
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The Springboks were drawn with Samoa and Scotland in Pool B for the Rugby World Cup in 2015. The Pool Allocation Draw took place in London on Monday afternoon.
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Posted in Rugby World Cup 2015 | 14 Comments »

SANZAR team to play B&I Lions?

June 20, 2012
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SANZAR team to play B&I Lions?

Australian Rugby Union boss John O’Neill is floating the idea of either an ANZAC or SANZAR composite side playing the British and Irish Lions in 2015 according to a report on Fox Sports Website.
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Posted in British & Irish Lions Tour 2009, SANZAR | 8 Comments »

Jake the miracle worker

March 27, 2012
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Jake the miracle worker

He might not be everybody’s cup of tea, but Jake White is performing miracles at the Brumbies Super Rugby franchise.
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Posted in Columnists, Super Rugby, SupeRugby | 34 Comments »

Transforming our view(ers)

January 5, 2012
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Transforming our view(ers)

While the Rugby World Cup might not have given South African, and South African Rugby, the on-field results we wanted, it did reveal an interesting statistic which should have the board at SARU sit up and take notice.
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Posted in Columnists, Rugby Administration, Transformation, World Cup 2011 | 83 Comments »

Rugby’s credibility is suffering

October 24, 2011
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Rugby’s credibility is suffering

Respected sport scientist and long standing friend of RuggaWorld, Dr. Ross Tucker, offers his views on the Rugby World Cup and specifically referees and how their performance is damaging the game’s credibility.
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Posted in Expert Opinion, Referees, World Cup 2011 | 125 Comments »

Bok Autopsy

October 18, 2011
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Bok Autopsy

An in-depth look at why the Springboks failed in this year’s Rugby World Cup.
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Posted in RuggaWorld Humour, Springboks | 8 Comments »

Awake slumbering giant!

October 12, 2011
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Awake slumbering giant!

Innovation, sound structures, continuity and protection of intellectual property.  This should be at the forefront of SA Rugby’s minds when they decide on the new Springbok coach.
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Posted in Columnists, Springboks | 248 Comments »

A tribute to Bok warriors

October 10, 2011
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A tribute to Bok warriors

I had to re-post this article here because as I read it, I wondered why no respected SA journalist could come up with a fitting tribute like this.
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Posted in Expert Opinion | 35 Comments »

Rat Race: The business end! – UPDATED

October 6, 2011
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Rat Race: The business end! – UPDATED

As the rugby enters the business end at the Rugby World Cup, so does our Rat Race – and we are proud to announce that we have added a prize!
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Posted in General Discussions | 32 Comments »

IRB to NZ Rugby: ‘Up yours’

October 4, 2011
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IRB to NZ Rugby: ‘Up yours’

New Zealand players and coaches poured scorn on an International Rugby Board (IRB) warning on Tuesday that future Rugby World Cup tournaments could go ahead without them.
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Posted in Other Unions / Teams, Rugby Administration, Rugby Internationals, World Cup 2011 | 12 Comments »

Carter ruled out of RWC

October 1, 2011
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Carter ruled out of RWC

New Zealand flyhalf, Dan Carter, has been ruled out for the rest of the Rugby World Cup due to a groin injury he sustained in training.
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Posted in Breaking News, World Cup 2011 | 6 Comments »

World rugby can survive without Kiwi’s

September 29, 2011
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World rugby can survive without Kiwi’s

Brian Moore: so New Zealand are protecting world rugby, are they? What a fraud
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Posted in Expert Opinion | 18 Comments »

Fringe benefits

September 22, 2011
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Fringe benefits

The Springboks certainly have the game and the players to win this Rugby World Cup, the trick for Peter de Villiers will be to have the correct 15 players on the field at the right times.
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Posted in Columnists, Springboks, World Cup 2011 | 65 Comments »

Protected species

September 15, 2011
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Protected species

Rugby authorities are doing themselves no favours in dispelling the belief that rugby still is an elitist sport which only caters for the traditional powerhouses of the game.
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Posted in Columnists, Rugby Administration, World Cup 2011 | 20 Comments »

SARU challenged to prove their claim on jersey’s

September 7, 2011
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SARU challenged to prove their claim on jersey’s

The SA Rugby Union (SARU) has been challenged to conduct an independent audit to prove its claim that most Springbok rugby supporters’ gear was locally made.
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Posted in Springboks | 15 Comments »

Poms getting up Kiwi’s noses

July 15, 2011
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Poms getting up Kiwi’s noses

England are ready to anger Rugby World Cup hosts New Zealand by wearing an all-black kit for their opening match against Argentina, according to a report in the Daily Mail on Friday.
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Posted in World Cup 2011 | 8 Comments »

Re-arranging deckchairs

July 6, 2011
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Re-arranging deckchairs

While the news coming out of the Bok camp seem positive, you have to ask what prompted such drastic changes?
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Posted in Columnists | 22 Comments »

The Brits debate

June 30, 2011
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The Brits debate

A lot has been made in recent days on the inclusion of Saracens hooker, Schalk Brits, in the Stormers team for their semi-final clash against the Crusaders this weekend at Newlands.
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Posted in Columnists, Super Rugby | 24 Comments »

Has All Black rugby sold its soul?

May 24, 2011
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Has All Black rugby sold its soul?

Whilst South Africans might admire the fact that New Zealand Rugby has successfully retained Dan Carter, Richie McCaw and soon to be confirmed, Sonny Bill Williams post Rugby World Cup 2011, there are some who believe the All Blacks have ‘sold their soul’.
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Posted in Columnists | 4 Comments »

7 Uncapped players in Bok group

April 20, 2011
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7 Uncapped players in Bok group

The South African Rugby Union on Wednesday named 51 players who have been called to a national team planning session at the start of next month.
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Posted in Springboks | 38 Comments »

Rassie to assist Boks

April 20, 2011
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Rassie to assist Boks

Springbok coach, Peter de Villiers, has asked Rassie Erasmus to assist his management team in their preparation for the Rugby World Cup.
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Posted in Rugby Administration, Springboks | 6 Comments »

Back the exceptional

April 19, 2011
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Back the exceptional

Peter de Villiers was quoted recently saying he will have to make some tough selection decisions in this Rugby World Cup year, the toughest of these, will be who wears the number 10 jersey.
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Posted in Columnists | 9 Comments »

The 2011 Rugby fixture list

January 13, 2011
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Here are all the rugby fixtures for 2011 which involves SA Rugby teams.
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NH coach backs Boks

December 7, 2010
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Springbok coach Peter de Villiers has declared the five-week tour of Britain and Ireland with an injury-hit squad a qualified success, and while some in South Africa might not agree, the Boks got the attention of some people ‘in the know’ in the UK.
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Boks will be back

December 1, 2010
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Following the Springboks victory of England this weekend, I read with interest how the English press announced that South Africa showed they will be a force in the World Cup.
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Posted in Columnists, Springboks, World Cup 2011 | 8 Comments »

Nothing that can’t be fixed

September 7, 2010
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How does a team that came of such a high in 2009 hit such a low in 2010, more importantly, can it be fixed?
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Posted in Columnists, Springboks | 43 Comments »

‘Give me Div’s job’ – White

September 6, 2010
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Jake White wants his old job back – but only as an interim measure to help get Springbok rugby back on track before handing over to his former assistant, Allister Coetzee, after 2011.
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Posted in Springboks | 50 Comments »

England first up as traditional tests return

May 19, 2010
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The Springboks will play home three-Test series against England (twice), France and Ireland in the six years either side of the 2015 Rugby World Cup as a result of an International Rugby Board decision to return to ‘old-style’ rugby touring.
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Posted in Other Tournaments, Other Unions / Teams, Rugby Administration, Springboks | 6 Comments »

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