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Alberts blow hits Boks
Alberts blow hits Boks
Willem Alberts has been ruled out of the Springboks' Rugby Championship tour to Australia and New Zealand and is replaced by Warren Whiteley. Alberts missed both of the recent Test victories against Argentina because of a hamstring injury and he und...
Aug 29, 2014 at 09:28:11

 
Rookie pivot could start for Bulls
Rookie pivot could start for Bulls
Fly-half Joshua Stander could earn a first senior start for the Blue Bulls when the face Western Province in Pretoria on Saturday. The 20-year old has been bracketed with Jacques-Louis Potgieter at fly-half and could make his debut for the team sh...
Aug 28, 2014 at 15:01:19

 
Preview: Pumas v Sharks
Preview: Pumas v Sharks
The Sharks' unbeaten record faces another stern test when they take on the Pumas at in Nelspruit on Friday. The defending champions and last year's runners-up, Western Province, are the only two sides yet to taste defeat in the competition but the...
Aug 28, 2014 at 14:41:15

 
Lions welcome back Whiteley
Lions welcome back Whiteley
Golden Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has named his 22-man squad to face the EP Kings in Port Elizabeth on Saturday. Ackermann has made a few changes to his run-on side. In the forwards, they welcome back captain Warren Whiteley at number eight....
Aug 28, 2014 at 12:24:14

 
Taute starts for WP
Taute starts for WP
Jaco Taute will make his first Currie Cup start for Western Province after he was named at inside centre for Saturday's match at the Blue Bulls. Taute replaces the injured Michael van der Spuy (hamstring) in the only tweak to the starting XV from la...
Aug 28, 2014 at 11:59:07

 
Overseas stints for Wallabies
Overseas stints for Wallabies
Wallabies will be allowed overseas stints in the future in an attempt to keep their best talent, the Australian Rugby Union confirmed on Thursday. The changes were approved by the ARU Board on Monday and will see the introduction of 'flexible contra...
Aug 28, 2014 at 08:12:42

 
Sharks bring in Hoffmann
Sharks bring in Hoffmann
Sharks coach Brand Macleod-Henderson has stuck largely with the same side for Friday clash with the Pumas in Nelspruit. Amongst the backs, there is just one change where scrum-half Conrad Hoffmann gets his first start after playing off the bench l...
Aug 27, 2014 at 14:27:32

 
Griquas are unchanged
Griquas are unchanged
Griquas head coach Hawies Fourie has named an unchanged XV for their Currie Cup clash with the Free State Cheetahs in Kimberley on Saturday. Fourie has, however, made changes to his bench as prop Maks van Dyk, flanker RJ Liebenburg and wing Rocco Ja...
Aug 27, 2014 at 14:25:00

 
Bok scrum a cause for concern
Bok scrum a cause for concern
By dominating the scrums in their recent Test in Salta, Argentina exposed South Africa's growing deficiency at Test level.   It's an old cliché that the Boks' gameplan is all about physical dominance and winning the collisions up front....
Aug 27, 2014 at 13:46:23

 
One change for Cheetahs
One change for Cheetahs
Free State Cheetahs coach Rory Duncan has made just one change to his starting XV for Saturday's clash with Griquas in Kimberley. Henco Venter takes over from Carl Wegner in the second row, after Wegner was injured in last weekend's 19-16 defeat t...
Aug 27, 2014 at 12:31:13

 
Moore to captain Brumbies
Moore to captain Brumbies
Hooker Stephen Moore will captain the Brumbies in 2015 after head coach Stephen Larkham unveiled his new skipper on Wednesday. Australia's most accomplished hooker, Moore has played more than 200 first class games at every level of rugby for Queen...
Aug 27, 2014 at 12:28:12

 
SBW will tour with ABs - Hansen
SBW will tour with ABs - Hansen
Sonny Bill Williams will definitely be on the All Blacks' end-of-year tour even though he might not play in any games. That was the word from All Blacks coach Steve Hansen, who said he felt time constraints would restrict Williams' involvement at ...
Aug 27, 2014 at 10:16:15

 
Australia bring in Godwin
Australia bring in Godwin
Western Force centre Kyle Godwin has been included in the Wallabies 30-man squad for the next two Rugby Championship matches. Waratahs hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau also re-joins the group, although will not be considered for selection in Australia's c...
Aug 27, 2014 at 08:09:44

 
Juan talks Salta emotions
Juan talks Salta emotions
South Africa flanker Juan Smith has revealed that what should have been a moment of joy in Salta was the lowest of his career. Smith, who played his first Test for the Springboks in four years after a series of injuries which had previously forced h...
Aug 26, 2014 at 17:45:25

 
Kings wait on key man
Kings wait on key man
The Eastern Province Kings are sweating over the availability of centre Tim Whitehead for their Currie Cup clash against the Golden Lions at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Saturday. The chances were good that Whitehead would mak...
Aug 26, 2014 at 17:42:24

 
Kings lose Watson to injury
Kings lose Watson to injury
Eastern Province Kings skipper Luke Watson has been sidelined for at least a month due to concussion. Watson, who has seen little action in the last year due to injuries, sustained a blow to his head midway during the first half of the Kings' 30-2...
Aug 26, 2014 at 12:55:37

 
Team of the Week
Team of the Week
Now that the dust has settled, we pick out the stand-out performers of Round Two in the Rugby Championship. After putting a record score past the Wallabies, the All Blacks naturally dominate our selection this week. A few names from the Pumas too...
Aug 26, 2014 at 11:28:38

 
World Cup team based unveiled
World Cup team based unveiled
The 41 team bases selected for use at Rugby World Cup 2015 have been confirmed by the tournament organisers. The 20 teams participating in the tournament, taking place in England and in Cardiff between September 18 and October 31, will  be b...
Aug 26, 2014 at 11:13:09

 
Win tickets to Blue Bulls v WP!
Win tickets to Blue Bulls v WP!
Competition time! Two lucky fans will win TEN TICKETS EACH to Saturday's Currie Cup clash at Loftus Versfeld. Yes! We're at it again as the tickets keep flowing. We've teamed up with Vodacom, proud sponsors of the Vodacom Blue Bulls, to bring you ...
Aug 26, 2014 at 09:00:06

 
Boks recall Matfield, Alberts
Boks recall Matfield, Alberts
Lock Victor Matfield is over his injury problems and will rejoin the Springbok squad when they get together for the Australasian leg of the Rugby Championship, while Marcel van der Merwe has been called up for the injured Frans Malherbe. Furthermo...
Aug 25, 2014 at 19:27:12

 
 
 

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