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News to use, and lose

February 9, 2011
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News to use, and lose

Some news and information that does not deserve its own thread, but you might still find interesting.
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‘Stormers will win Super 14′ – Botes

May 19, 2010
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Sharks loose forward Jacques Botes predicts that the Stormers will win this year’s Super 14.
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Forget the Bulls, look at the Chiefs!

May 13, 2010
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JJ Harmse takes a tongue-in-cheek view over the media storm that surrounded the Bulls decision to pick their B-team for their final round-robin match.
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Bulls plan may backfire

May 13, 2010
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Defending champions the Bulls added a note of intrigue to the final round of rugby’s Super 14 by making 14 changes for their top-of-the-table match against the Stormers, possibly handing a win to their hard-pressed South African compatriots.
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Blow to Tahs as Bulls set to rest key players

May 11, 2010
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It reeks of a South African stitch-up in the Super 14. With one round to go, the integrity of rugby’s premier provincial competition could be compromised with tournament leaders, the Bulls, set to field a second-string team against the Stormers in the top-of-the-table clash in Cape Town.
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Chiefs 19, Waratahs 39

May 8, 2010
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The Waratahs are in fifth position and need to keep winning to gain a playoff spot.
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Hurricanes 44, Reds 21

May 7, 2010
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This is a match between fourth and seventh on the log, but precious little separates the teams, with the home team having won six, lost four and drawn one, and the visitors having won seven and lost four.
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Blues change 8 for Lions

May 6, 2010
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First five-eighth Daniel Kirkpatrick will make his first start for the Blues amid eight changes to the starting 15 for Saturday’s Super 14 rugby match against the winless Lions in Johannesburg.
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Chiefs team announced

May 6, 2010
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Chiefs coach Ian Foster says the Chiefs are determined to perform well in their last home game of the season against the Waratahs on Saturday night in Hamilton.
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Hurricanes 33, Chiefs 27

May 1, 2010
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UPDATE: The Hurricanes kept their hopes of a semifinal spot alive with their 33-27 victory at cold Westpac Stadium in Wellington, scoring a bonus-point try after the final siren. (Preview follows.)
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Stormers 42, Crusaders 14

April 30, 2010
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Can the Stormers become the first South African team to complete a clean sweep of victories over New Zealand opposition in the Super Rugby when they host the Crusaders at Newlands?
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Highlanders 26, Waratahs 10

April 30, 2010
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Last weekend’s loss to the Hurricanes at Carisbrook ended the Highlanders Dunedin programme on a low since it was their fourth defeat in five home games so far. Perhaps the move to Invercargill this week will help them, with the Highlanders having played 12 previous matches at Rugby Park for six wins, five defeats...
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Nothing fancy from the Bulls

April 30, 2010
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The Sharks have no choice but to try and score four tries at all costs, which means they may play outside their normal structures in Saturday’s Super 14 match against the Bulls at Loftus Versfeld.
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JP the only Sharks casualty

April 29, 2010
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The Sharks have selected an almost full strength side for their match against the Bulls this weekend.
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Chiefs team announced

April 29, 2010
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Growth and motivation are two key factors for the Chiefs side that will take on the Hurricanes at Westpac Stadium in Wellington this Saturday night in round 12 of the Super 14.
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Pressure is on the Bulls

April 29, 2010
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Sharks coach John Plumtree has stepped up the psychological warfare against the Bulls by claiming that all the pressure is on the Super 14 champions ahead of Saturday’s match at Loftus Versfeld.
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Moller props down for Stormers

April 28, 2010
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JD Moller has been called up to front up when the Stormers tackle the Crusaders at Newlands this Friday.
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Crusaders team to face Stormers

April 28, 2010
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Crusaders hooker Corey Flynn has been named in the starting line-up to face the Stormers in Cape Town on Saturday morning (NZ time).
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Walsh axed ‘in the interest of the game’

April 28, 2010
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SANZAR referees boss Lyndon Bray says he pulled Steve Walsh from Saturday’s Brumbies-Reds Super 14 clash in Canberra in the best interests of the game, and not because of the pressure caused by Matt Giteau’s comments.
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Bakkies is back

April 26, 2010
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Springbok lock Bakkies Botha has recovered from injury to hand Bulls coach Frans Ludeke a selection poser ahead of Saturday’s Super 14 match against the Sharks at Loftus Versfeld.
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Muir tips Stormers/Bulls

April 26, 2010
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Lions coach Dick Muir knows exactly where to put his money for a winner in this year’s Super 14 competition – either on the Stormers or on the Bulls.
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Sharks 23, Blues 10

April 24, 2010
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UPDATE: Final whistle came as a relief from a poor game. Desperation is the key word in Durban, where the Sharks will be aiming to secure maximum points from their clash against the Blues and keep their mathematical chances of making the play-offs alive.
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Bulls 51, Lions 11

April 24, 2010
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UPDATE: Bulls score six tries – three in the last six minutes. Bulls flyhalf Morné Steyn is one point away from becoming South Africa’s all-time leading points’ scorer in Super Rugby.
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Waratahs 19, Brumbies 12

April 24, 2010
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UPDATE: There were 40,271 spectators at a damp ANZ Stadium in Sydney to watch the Waratahs beat the Brumbies 19-12 in a match when the best activity came after the final siren had sounded, the death throes of a tedious game. Preview at
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Highlanders 31, Hurricanes 33

April 24, 2010
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UPDATE: Both sides scored five tries Carisbrook is called the ‘House of Pain’, but the Highlanders have suffered more pain than the visitors in Dunedin in the last few years.
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Force 24, Crusaders 16

April 23, 2010
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The Western Force might have been in existence for only five years, but their history with the Crusaders has been full of drama. They’ve twice battled to 23-23 draws with the seven-time Super Rugby champion Canterbury team, but slipped to a crushing 53-0 defeat in between.
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Reds 16, Stormers 13

April 23, 2010
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The Reds have beaten the Crusaders and Bulls – currently numbers one and two on the log – in Brisbane this season, but they will find the third-placed Stormers a very tough proposition too as they endeavour to go unbeaten at home against South African teams for the first time since 2005.
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Chiefs 25, Cheetahs 25

April 23, 2010
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The Chiefs will endeavour to avoid entering the Waikato hall of shame by suffering the worst home record in the franchise’s history.
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