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Crotty replaces Nonu
Crotty replaces Nonu
Crusaders centre Ryan Crotty will make his first start for New Zealand at inside centre against Australia at Eden Park on Saturday. Cory Jane will win his 50th cap for the All Blacks on the right wing, while Conrad Smith returns at outside centre....
Aug 20, 2014 at 19:52:57

 
Boks switch three for Salta
Boks switch three for Salta
Juan Smith will complete a remarkable return to international rugby when he runs out for the Springboks against Argentina in Salta on Saturday.  Smith's inclusion at flank is one of three changes to the starting XV, with a further four changes ...
Aug 20, 2014 at 17:52:33

 
Cheetahs change four
Cheetahs change four
Rory Duncan has made three injury-enforced changes to his Free State Cheetahs line-up for their Currie Cup clash with the Sharks at Kings Park. Saturday's clash in Durban will see prop Luan de Bruin, loose forward Boom Prinsloo and fly-half Elgar Wa...
Aug 20, 2014 at 17:40:54

 
Match officials to August 24
Match officials to August 24
The match officials for this week's action have been announced, with Steve Walsh handed the Argentina versus Springboks game in Salta. The Rugby Championship New Zealand vs Australia at Eden Park, Auckland Referee: Romain Poite (France) Assistant...
Aug 20, 2014 at 15:43:01

 
Spencer makes changes
Spencer makes changes
EP Kings number eight Luke Watson returns to the starting line-up for their Currie Cup clash with the Blue Bulls. Watson's return at Loftus Versfeld is one of four changes to the pack as Carlos Spencer freshens things up for this weekend's clash in ...
Aug 20, 2014 at 15:34:45

 
WP unchanged for Lions
WP unchanged for Lions
Western Province head coach Allister Coetzee has named an unchanged side for their top-of-the-table clash with the Golden Lions on Saturday. The Newlands fixture will see Stephan Coetzee continue to wear the hooking jersey due to the absence of Tiaa...
Aug 20, 2014 at 13:17:08

 
Seven changes for Pumas
Seven changes for Pumas
The Pumas have made seven changes to their match-day 22 as they look to bounce back from last week's defeat with a win over the Griquas on Friday. Jimmy Stonehouse has brought Dylan Frylinck (scrum-half), Corne Fourie (prop), Uzar Cassiem (flank) an...
Aug 20, 2014 at 11:39:24

 
Greyling handed one-week suspension
Greyling handed one-week suspension
Blue Bulls prop Dean Greyling was suspended for one week after he was found guilty of foul play in the Currie Cup match between the Blue Bulls and the Golden Lions on Saturday 9 August in Johannesburg. Greyling was charged with having committed an...
Aug 19, 2014 at 17:33:03

 
Coetzee concerned with WP's discipline
Coetzee concerned with WP's discipline
Western Province coach Allister Coetzee has admitted that his side's poor discipline is a "great concern". Despite winning their two opening matches, - against the Eastern Province Kings and the Blue Bulls - convincingly, they have alrea...
Aug 19, 2014 at 13:20:55

 
Meyer expects improved Bok effort
Meyer expects improved Bok effort
The Springboks arrived in Buenos Aires on Monday excited about showing improvement in their second Test against Argentina, on Saturday. South Africa kicked off their campaign with a hard-fought 13-6 win over <i>los Pumas</i> in an unse...
Aug 19, 2014 at 08:46:10

 
McKenzie keeps the faith
McKenzie keeps the faith
Australia have announced an unchanged 23-man line-up for Saturday's second Bledisloe Cup Test against New Zealand in Auckland. Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has remained consistent with his selections by giving those who participated in the 12-12 ...
Aug 19, 2014 at 07:41:55

 
Interview: Damien de Allende
Interview: Damien de Allende
When he woke up on Saturday ahead of the most important day of his rugby career, rain would have been the last thing on Springbok centre Damien de Allende's mind. In the build-up to the Rugby Championship Test against Argentina the buzzword in the...
Aug 18, 2014 at 17:02:33

 
Kolisi ready for test of character
Kolisi ready for test of character
Western Province flanker Siya Kolisi is determined to regain his best form in this year's Currie Cup tournament. First Siya Kolisi struggled to scale the heights of the previous two seasons in this year's Super Rugby tournament, and then he failed...
Aug 18, 2014 at 14:06:31

 
Bulls lose Potgieter to injury
Bulls lose Potgieter to injury
Blue Bulls fly-half Jacques-Louis Potgieter has been sidelined for at least four weeks with a rib dislocation, team doctor Org Strauss said in a statement on Monday. The injury, which he picked up against Western Province over the weekend, immedia...
Aug 18, 2014 at 14:01:46

 
Duncan hails Cheetahs
Duncan hails Cheetahs
Free State Cheetahs coach Rory Duncan has lauded his side for a much-improved effort after beating Griquas 34-27 in Bloemfontein on Saturday. "This was a much better performance than the one we delivered against the Pumas in Nelspruit last we...
Aug 18, 2014 at 13:55:27

 
Ludeke bemoans Bulls' poor finishing
Ludeke bemoans Bulls' poor finishing
Blue Bulls coach Frans Ludeke said his side's poor finishing was the main reason behind their second successive defeat of the Currie Cup season. Western Province outscored the Blue Bulls by six tries to one in Saturday's clash at Newlands to leave...
Aug 18, 2014 at 13:48:23

 
WP's attacking style working
WP's attacking style working
Western Province provided more evidence that they are succeeding in transforming their side into an attacking unit when they outscored the Blue Bulls by six tries to one in Saturday's second-round Currie Cup clash at Newlands. Province coach Allis...
Aug 18, 2014 at 13:45:04

 
Win tickets to Blue Bulls v EP Kings!
Win tickets to Blue Bulls v EP Kings!
Competition time! Three 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 yo...
Aug 18, 2014 at 11:20:35

 
SA Women nilled in final game
SA Women nilled in final game
South Africa finished 10th at the Women’s Rugby World Cup in France after a 36-0 loss against Spain in their final match in Marcoussis on Sunday. Turnovers, mistakes at crucial times, and missed tackles again let South Africa down in the cla...
Aug 18, 2014 at 10:50:21

 
Heyneke: We wanted to play exciting rugby
Heyneke: We wanted to play exciting rugby
Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer said the unexpected torrential rain in Pretoria did not suit the attacking game his team were hoping to play. Contrary to the usual dry conditions on the Highveld, the Springboks had to adapt to hail and lashing rain ...
Aug 17, 2014 at 12:24:26

 
 
 

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