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Sharks on tour minus Beast
Sharks on tour minus Beast
The Sharks have named their squad that has flown to Christchurch ahead of their clash with the Crusaders, with Springbok Tendai Mtawarira absent. Jake White's men travelled on Sunday ahead of the Super Rugby semi but were without Mtawarira and als...
Jul 22, 2014 at 14:52:12

 
Joseph silent on Sharks result
Joseph silent on Sharks result
Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph remained coy when askebabout the Sharks' chances of winning Saturday's semi-final against the Crusaders in Christchurch. Speaking at the press conference after his side's 31-27 play-off loss to the Sharks at Kings Pa...
Jul 22, 2014 at 14:46:12

 
Sharks at huge disadvantage - scientist
Sharks at huge disadvantage - scientist
According to a South African sports scientist, the Sharks will run out in Christchurch ten points adrift of the Crusaders due to outside factors. Dr Ross Tucker, who works at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa, believes Jake White's Shar...
Jul 22, 2014 at 10:03:01

 
Carter to make the difference - Ellis
Carter to make the difference - Ellis
Crusaders scrum-half Andy Ellis believes playmaker Dan Carter will have a huge role to play in Saturday's semi-final against the Sharks in Christchurch. Carter, who is expected to once again start at inside centre to allow Colin Slade to continue ...
Jul 22, 2014 at 09:51:17

 
Trio start for 'Tahs
Trio start for 'Tahs
The Waratahs have recalled Israel Folau, Jacques Potgieter and Rob Horne for their Super Rugby semi against the Brumbies on Saturday. Folau and Horne return from respective injury and illness while Potgieter is preferred ahead of Will Skelton, who w...
Jul 22, 2014 at 08:37:08

 
Spies keen on Japan move
Spies keen on Japan move
Bulls number eight Pierre Spies says he is planning to extended his carer with a move overseas after the 2015 season. The Springbok loose forward has had a nightmare run with injuries in recent years, with thumb and bicep surgeries forcing him to ...
Jul 21, 2014 at 15:44:00

 
Team of the Week
Team of the Week
Now that the dust has settled in the southern hemisphere, we thought it only right to give praise to the stars of Super Rugby's Qualifying Finals. So without further ado, herewith our selection. Super Rugby: Team of Qualifying Finals 15 Jesse Mogg...
Jul 21, 2014 at 15:33:46

 
Jackson & Peyper to ref semi-finals
Jackson & Peyper to ref semi-finals
SANZAR have announced the match officials for this weekend's Super Rugby semi-finals in Sydney and Christchurch. Glen Jackson will take charge of the first clash as the Sharks visit the Crusaders while Jaco Peyper will be the man in the middle for...
Jul 21, 2014 at 11:53:20

 
No guarantees on McCaw's return
No guarantees on McCaw's return
All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw is by no means guaranteed to start on the openside flank for the Crusaders as he returns for injury to face the Sharks in Saturday's Super Rugby semi-final in Christchurch. McCaw has not played since since fracturin...
Jul 21, 2014 at 11:39:42

 
Chiefs to be boosted by SBW return
Chiefs to be boosted by SBW return
A good luck video message from Sonny Bill Williams was not enough to help the Chiefs win their play-off against the Brumbies but his return in 2015 is set to boost the men from Hamilton. Williams is on his way back to the Chiefs, who relinquished ...
Jul 20, 2014 at 17:15:26

 
Highlanders must kick on - Brown
Highlanders must kick on - Brown
Highlanders assistant coach Tony Brown believes it's crucial for the Dunedin-based franchise to build on this season's success. The side reached the Super Rugby play-offs for the first time since 2002 and were amongst the unfancied teams at the st...
Jul 20, 2014 at 15:54:58

 
Speight too good for Chiefs
Speight too good for Chiefs
Chiefs boss Dave Rennie was left ruing the one "that got away" after Brumbies flyer Henry Speight's showing in Saturday's play-off in Canberra. Although he did not manage to score one of the Brumbies' four tries, Speight proved a real ha...
Jul 20, 2014 at 15:48:38

 
White hails Sharks' best 20 minutes
White hails Sharks' best 20 minutes
Sharks boss Jake White hailed his side's late fightback after they twice came from behind in the second half to beat the stubborn Highlanders in Saturday's play-off in Durban. The hosts trailed by seven points after 48 minutes and then by two poin...
Jul 20, 2014 at 15:12:25

 
Sharks seal semi-final spot
Sharks seal semi-final spot
Scrum power and defiance eventually shone through for the Sharks as they squeezed past the Highlanders 31-27 at Kings Park. Jamie Joseph's men produced an outstanding display of attacking rugby to hold off the power of the Sharks, but it was only ...
Jul 19, 2014 at 19:13:45

 
LIVE: Sharks v Highlanders
LIVE: Sharks v Highlanders
We head to Kings Park in Durban for our second Super Rugby play-off of 2014 between our hosts the Sharks and the Highlanders. It's live!  ...
Jul 19, 2014 at 16:56:19

 
Griquas clinch CC Premier Division spot
Griquas clinch CC Premier Division spot
Griquas will play in the Currie Cup Premier Division this season after hammering the SWD Eagles 57-12 in their qualifying match at Outeniqua Park in George on Saturday. Griquas had to win with a four-try bonus point to ensure that they could not b...
Jul 19, 2014 at 16:45:37

 
Brumbies knock out Chiefs
Brumbies knock out Chiefs
The Brumbies will go to either Sydney or Christchurch for their Super Rugby semi-final after they beat the Chiefs 32-30 at GIO Stadium on Saturday. Should the Sharks win against the Highlanders in Durban the Brumbies will face an Australian derby ag...
Jul 19, 2014 at 13:37:49

 
Germany inspire Sharks
Germany inspire Sharks
Sharks coach Jake White has drawn inspiration from Fifa World Cup champions Germany in his team's quest to claim the Super Rugby crown. The Durban side are the heavy favourites as they host a playoff clash against the Highlanders on Saturday havin...
Jul 18, 2014 at 16:29:18

 
SA rugby gives back on Mandela Day
SA rugby gives back on Mandela Day
South African rugby, led by Springbok wing Bryan Habana, on Friday did their bit as part of the Nelson Mandela Day celebrations by helping uplift the community in Nyanga, east of Cape Town. ...
Jul 18, 2014 at 14:39:01

 
Bulls amuse Potgieter
Bulls amuse Potgieter
Waratahs lock Jacques Potgieter has described coach Michael Cheika as "the best coach I've ever had, and ever will have." The South African has previously worked under Frans Ludeke at the Bulls and Heyneke Meyer, but is adamant that Chei...
Jul 18, 2014 at 13:19:52

 
 
 

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