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'Tahs too reliant on Folau
'Tahs too reliant on Folau
Waratahs attack coach Darren Gibson admits his side are too reliant on the influence of Israel Folau's offensive prowess. The 'Tahs have been brought back to ground with a bump after an exhilarating start to the season, with 16 tries in four games. ...
Apr 17, 2014 at 13:13:31

 
First start for Volmink
First start for Volmink
Flying Lions winger Anthony Volmink makes his first Super Rugby start of the season against the Stormers on Saturday. In the forwards, boss Johan Ackermann has named Robbie Coetzee as his starting hooker, replacing Willie Wepener, while Jaco Kriel r...
Apr 17, 2014 at 12:30:36

 
Force bring in Coleman, Prior
Force bring in Coleman, Prior
Lock Adam Coleman and scrum-half Ian Prior will make their run-on debuts when the Western Force face the Rebels in Melbourne on Good Friday. Coleman has started on the bench in the Force's past five matches and earns his first opportunity in the s...
Apr 17, 2014 at 12:06:16

 
Muliaina's season over
Muliaina's season over
Chiefs utility back Mils Muliaina has been ruled out for the rest of the defending champions' Super Rugby campaign due to injury. According to New Zealand's Newstalk ZB the former All Black succumbed to an elbow injury aggravated in the Chiefs' Ro...
Apr 17, 2014 at 11:59:35

 
Saracens' Melck to play for Germany
Saracens' Melck to play for Germany
Saracens' South African-born flanker Justin Melck has been called-up by international rugby minnows Germany in their bid for a place at next year's Rugby World Cup in England. Cape Town-born Melck, 31, who has a German passport and whose mother is...
Apr 17, 2014 at 11:53:35

 
Noakes keen to take his chance
Noakes keen to take his chance
Reinstated fly-half Chris Noakes is determined to seize his chance when the Blues face the Hurricanes in Wellington on Friday in what shapes as a crucial match for both sides. A revelation in his first season with the Blues last year, Noakes surpr...
Apr 17, 2014 at 11:37:49

 
SANZAR bosses block ANZAC anthems
SANZAR bosses block ANZAC anthems
The Brumbies' proposal for national anthems of Australia and NZ to be played before their clash with the Chiefs has been rejected by Super Rugby bosses. The Canberra-based franchise, in addition to the request for anthems, are keen for SANZAR to add...
Apr 17, 2014 at 11:35:40

 
Preview: Rebels v Western Force
Preview: Rebels v Western Force
The Force will be hoping to make it six wins in a row when they run out at AAMI Park for this derby against an out-of-form Rebels outfit on Friday. Five impressive performances have seen the Perth franchise prove themselves to be a force to be rec...
Apr 17, 2014 at 09:07:25

 
Chiefs make six changes
Chiefs make six changes
The Chiefs have made six changes to their starting side for Saturday's Super Rugby showdown with the Crusaders at at Waikato Stadium. All Black lock Brodie Retallick has been cleared to play. Retallick was initially in doubt this week with suspect...
Apr 17, 2014 at 08:15:42

 
Crusaders change three
Crusaders change three
Crusaders Head Coach Todd Blackadder has made three changes to his starting XV to play the Chiefs in Hamilton on Saturday. In the forwards, Owen Franks and Nepo Laulala have switched places again so that Franks starts at tighhead prop this week an...
Apr 17, 2014 at 08:09:56

 
Rebels change one
Rebels change one
Rebels head coach Tony McGahan has made one change to the team that lost to the Chiefs in Hamilton for this week's Super Rugby clash against the Western Force in Melbourne. In a show of faith in his matchday 23, that lone change sees second rower ...
Apr 17, 2014 at 08:07:23

 
Preview: Hurricanes v Blues
Preview: Hurricanes v Blues
A try-fest would appear to be on the cards when the Hurricanes and the Blues face off on Friday at Westpac Stadium in Wellington. Mark Hammett and John Kirwan's sides have both won three of their first seven matches, suffering four losses and arri...
Apr 17, 2014 at 08:04:03

 
Sharks debut for ex-Bok wing
Sharks debut for ex-Bok wing
Former Springbok wing Tonderai Chavhanga will make his Sharks Super Rugby debut in Saturday's derby against the Cheetahs at Kings Park.    The four-cap Bok, replaces Odwa Ndungane after the veteran wing sustained a shoulder injury in last...
Apr 17, 2014 at 07:55:43

 
Injuries a concern for Lions
Injuries a concern for Lions
Lions boss Johann Ackermann is battling to overcome injuries ahead of his side's clash with the Stormers in Cape Town on Saturday. The Johannesburg-based franchise is already without the services of full-back Andries Coetzee (knee) and centre Alwy...
Apr 16, 2014 at 17:23:28

 
Stormers move Grant
Stormers move Grant
The Stormers have named Peter Grant at full-back as Springbok captain Jean de Villiers returns to face the Lions at Newlands. De Villiers resumes the team captaincy from Duane Vermeulen and will line up at inside centre, with Damian de Allende shi...
Apr 16, 2014 at 13:51:40

 
Super Rugby: Team Tracker, Round 10
Super Rugby: Team Tracker, Round 10
Check up on all the latest team news ahead of this weekend's Super Rugby action. Put your money where your mouth is Friday, April 18 Hurricanes v Blues Westpac Stadium, Wellington Hurricanes: 15 Andre Taylor, 14 Cory Jane, 13 Conrad Smith ...
Apr 16, 2014 at 13:19:19

 
Three changes for Cheetahs
Three changes for Cheetahs
Cheetahs boss Naka Drotské has made three changes to his starting XV for Saturday's clash with the Sharks in Durban. As expected, Springbok openside lanker Heinrich Brüssow returns to the back row replacing Lappies Labuschagné, ...
Apr 16, 2014 at 12:42:03

 
Same again for Bulls
Same again for Bulls
Bulls coach Frans Ludeke has named an unchanged starting XV for Saturday's clash with the Waratahs in Sydney. Lock Flip van der Merwe has been passed fit and will lead the team for their third tour match to Australasia. Van der Merwe got injur...
Apr 16, 2014 at 11:56:19

 
Deysel to leave Sharks for Japan
Deysel to leave Sharks for Japan
Sharks back-row Jean Deysel will leave the franchise at the end of the Super Rugby season to join Japanese top league club, Toyota Verblitz on a two-year deal. Having made his debut in 2007, Deysel has played 117 times for The Sharks and is an in...
Apr 16, 2014 at 10:43:02

 
Folau to face Bulls
Folau to face Bulls
Wallaby full-back Israel Folau is set to return to the Waratahs starting line-up for Saturday's clash with the Bulls in Sydney. The try-scoring ace has missed both games in South Africa with a throat injury, and was then controversially withdrawn by...
Apr 16, 2014 at 10:00:26

 
 
 

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