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Chiefs team for Brumbies

March 14, 2012
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Chiefs team for Brumbies

After their outstanding win over the Crusaders at McLean Park last Friday the Chiefs have announced their team to take on the Brumbies in their Round four Super Rugby battle at Bay Park Stadium on Friday night.
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Jenkins start for Waratahs

March 14, 2012
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Jenkins start for Waratahs

Jono Jenkins will make his HSBC  Waratahs Super Rugby starting debut against his former club, the Western Force on Saturday.
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Fix the refs, not the laws

March 13, 2012
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Fix the refs, not the laws

Three rounds of Super Rugby have dished up everything from the sublime right through to the ridiculous with some yawns in-between.
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Posted in Columnists | 23 Comments »

Bash is back

March 13, 2012
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Bash is back

Peter Grant is back in the number 10 jersey for the Stormers when they host the Blues on Friday.
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Posted in Super Rugby, SupeRugby | 7 Comments »

SANZAR to probe Keith Brown’s scrum call

March 13, 2012
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SANZAR to probe Keith Brown’s scrum call

A controversial late penalty, which sunk the Cheetahs in their clash against the Brumbies, will be investigated by SANZAR.
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Posted in Disciplinary, Referees, Super Rugby, SupeRugby | 12 Comments »

Why the Bulls did not get ‘that’ penalty

March 11, 2012
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Why the Bulls did not get ‘that’ penalty

There has been a lot of controversy following the Bulls defeat last night to the Blues especially the incident that followed after the final try was scored by Björn Basson.
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Posted in Disciplinary, Laws and Technical Issues | 122 Comments »

Rene Ranger cited

March 11, 2012
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Rene Ranger cited

Rene Ranger of the Blues has been cited for alleged foul play during a Super Rugby match at the weekend.
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Posted in Disciplinary, Super Rugby, SupeRugby | 3 Comments »

NZ one step closer in selling Super Rugby franchise licenses

March 9, 2012
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NZ one step closer in selling Super Rugby franchise licenses

Five Expressions of Interest have been received for licences to manage and operate a New Zealand based Investec Super Rugby team, the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) confirmed today.
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Highlanders change 2 for Tahs

March 9, 2012
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Highlanders change 2 for Tahs

Highlanders’ Head Coach, Jamie Joseph, has named his team to play the Waratahs at Forsyth Barr Stadium tomorrow night.
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Franchises wants an answer from SARU

February 23, 2012
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Franchises wants an answer from SARU

Hot on the heels of the report on possible government interference in the Kings saga yesterday, Rugby365 reports that the franchises have called a meeting with SA Rugby to find out exactly what they plan to do.
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Posted in Rugby Administration, SupeRugby | 18 Comments »

Coetzee happy after first outing

January 23, 2012
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Coetzee happy after first outing

Allister Coetzee spent the whole of last season trying to play down to his team’s prospects to a Cape media too eager to install his Stormers side as champions when the job hadn’t been done, so the upbeat front he put on in Wellington at the weekend was meaningful.
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Posted in Super Rugby | 7 Comments »

Chiefs announce ‘co-captains’

January 17, 2012
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Chiefs announce ‘co-captains’

Chiefs Investec Super Rugby coach Dave Rennie has today announced Liam Messam and Craig Clarke as co-captains of the Chiefs for the 2012 season.
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Daniel named Sharks captain

January 16, 2012
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Daniel named Sharks captain

Sharks coach John Plumtree has installed two players who lead from the front to captain and deputise for The Sharks in this year’s Vodacom Super Rugby campaign.
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‘Sharks SA’s best bet’

January 16, 2012
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‘Sharks SA’s best bet’

The Sharks, rather than last year’s best-performing South African franchise the Stormers, represent South Africa’s best chance of success in the 2012 Super Rugby season.
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Cheetahs pick two teams for Tri-Series

January 13, 2012
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Cheetahs pick two teams for Tri-Series

The Cheetahs will head to Cape Town with two teams when they take on the Stormers and the Lions in the Neo Africa Tri-Series.
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Posted in Super Rugby | 17 Comments »

Elton out of Tri-series

January 12, 2012
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Elton out of Tri-series

Springbok flyhalf Elton Jantjies will not take any part in the Lions’ pre-season outings in the Neo Africa Series in Cape Town.
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Posted in Rugby Personalities, Super Rugby | 4 Comments »

Mabeta out of Bulls Super Rugby season

January 5, 2012
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Mabeta out of Bulls Super Rugby season

Vodacom Bulls lock Fudge Mabeta will miss the 2012 Super Rugby campaign after being injured in a car accident.
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Posted in Super Rugby | 3 Comments »

Stormers announce training squad

December 8, 2011
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Stormers announce training squad

The Stormers pre-season training squad for the 2012 Super Rugby season has been named.
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New Zealand follow revolutionary Rebels business model.

December 2, 2011
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New Zealand follow revolutionary Rebels business model.

The NZRU will place advertisements this weekend in newspapers asking for expressions of interest to buy the licences for four of the New Zealand Super Rugby franchises. Revolution in Super Rugby DAVID LONG IAIN McGREGOR/Fairfax Media UP FOR GRABS: The Crusaders’ licence is available for purchase. Other than the Highlanders, who the NZRU are...
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Posted in Super 15 | 131 Comments »

Player contracting or cattle-trading?

November 15, 2011
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Player contracting or cattle-trading?

When you approach player contracting like cattle trading, expect to shuffle shit more than what you will count trophies.
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Posted in Columnists, Rugby Administration | 17 Comments »

Bryce ‘rewarded’ by SANZAR

November 11, 2011
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Bryce ‘rewarded’ by SANZAR

In a move which will stun most South African fans, SANZAR has included Bryce Lawrence in their merit panel of referees for next year’s Super Rugby series.
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Posted in Referees, SANZAR | 6 Comments »

Where will it stop?

November 8, 2011
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Where will it stop?

With the new ‘Rugby Championship’ tournament officially launched today I could not help but think where the hell we are going to fit all this rugby?
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NZ names Super Rugby squads

November 2, 2011
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NZ names Super Rugby squads

New Zealand’s five Super Rugby franchises have named their squads for the 2012 Super Rugby season, introducing 28 new players to the tournament in the reshuffled squads named on Wednesday.
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SBW signs for Chiefs

October 31, 2011
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SBW signs for Chiefs

Sonny Bill Williams ended weeks of speculation about his future on Monday when he confirmed he will stay in New Zealand for another year and play his Super 15 rugby with the Chiefs.
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Posted in Rugby Personalities | 7 Comments »

Progress made in Super Rugby

August 22, 2011
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Progress made in Super Rugby

Changes made around five key areas of play – the tackle, scrum, offside, ruck, and maul – over the past three seasons have begun to have an impact in shaping the game that SANZAR wants to see played in Super Rugby.
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Have we pushed the self-destruct button?

August 16, 2011
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Have we pushed the self-destruct button?

A common trend in South African rugby is the emphasis on short term gains rather than long term vision.
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Posted in Columnists, Currie Cup, SA Unions / Teams, SANZAR | 35 Comments »

The degradation of the Currie Cup

July 25, 2011
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If you held any hope that the Currie Cup will see South Africa’s best players available for the oldest domestic competition in the world, then you are in for a lot of disappointment.
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Posted in Columnists, Currie Cup | 11 Comments »

Super Rugby Final: Reds 18, Crusaders 13

July 9, 2011
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Super Rugby Final: Reds 18, Crusaders 13

It all comes down to this.  18 Rounds of league games, 3 Rounds of play-off matches, one winner…
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