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Sharks name touring squad
Sharks name touring squad
Sharks boss Jake White has named a 27 man touring squad that will travel to Australia and New Zealand for their month-long overseas tour. The selection of Odwa Ndungane, Cobus Reinach, and Fred Zeilinga suggests the trio are all going to be fit at...
Apr 24, 2014 at 15:26:25

 
Preview: Sharks v Highlanders
Preview: Sharks v Highlanders
The Sharks will be keen to continue their impressive start to the season when they host the Highlanders in Durban on Saturday. Jake White's side are yet to lose in Durban after six games there this season and their only defeat from eight matches w...
Apr 24, 2014 at 13:43:29

 
Hayward, Wykes back for Force
Hayward, Wykes back for Force
The Force are boosted by the return of second-row Sam Wykes and full-back Jayden Hayward for their clash with the Bulls in Perth on Saturday. Wykes has recovered from a rib injury and returns to the starting pack, alongside Adam Coleman, who was s...
Apr 24, 2014 at 11:56:00

 
Preview: Brumbies v Chiefs
Preview: Brumbies v Chiefs
Last season's finalists meet for the first time since their 2013 showdown on Friday as the Brumbies host the Chiefs in Canberra. Jake White is long gone but the Brumbies remain the best team in Australia, just. After eight matches they have won...
Apr 24, 2014 at 11:51:05

 
Preview: Blues v Waratahs
Preview: Blues v Waratahs
Dealing with off-field distractions and poor on-field performances, there's no respite for the Blues as they host the Waratahs on Friday. Benji Marshall has left Auckland and Union behind nearly three months into the new season, but the Blues shou...
Apr 24, 2014 at 09:01:26

 
Highlanders shuffle pack
Highlanders shuffle pack
Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph has made three changes to his team to face the Sharks at Kings Park in Durban on Saturday. Joseph has made just two personnel and one positional change to team which beat the Bulls a fortnight ago as they kick of the...
Apr 24, 2014 at 08:36:42

 
Hurricanes change one
Hurricanes change one
Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett have made just one change to the his team for Saturday's clash with the Reds at Westpac Stadium in Wellington. Hammett has named an almost identical team to that which beat the Blues 39-20 last week, with Ben Franks ...
Apr 24, 2014 at 08:09:33

 
Lealiifano back for Brumbies
Lealiifano back for Brumbies
Wallabies centre Christian Lealiifano will make his first start of the season after being named in the Brumbies team for Friday's  grand final rematch against the Chiefs. Lealiifano makes a long-awaited return, having missed the first month o...
Apr 24, 2014 at 07:43:38

 
Reds make four changes
Reds make four changes
Reds captain James Horwill will earn a milestone 100th cap for his side this weekend as they take on the Hurricanes in an ANZAC Round clash in Wellington. The Reds' skipper made his debut for the Reds back in 2006 against the Waratahs and first ca...
Apr 24, 2014 at 07:22:49

 
Chiefs switch sextet
Chiefs switch sextet
The Chiefs have announced their team to play the Brumbies at Canberra Stadium in Canberra this Friday on ANZAC day. "It is special to be playing a match against an Australian team on ANZAC Day.  It is a hugely important day for our two c...
Apr 23, 2014 at 20:40:19

 
Boks set to shine in 2014
Boks set to shine in 2014
South Africa will look to build upon a superb year in 2013 with 13 Tests on home soil and across the world which will test their resolve and quality as the second best rugby nation in the world. A look ahead to June for the Springboks The Spri...
Apr 23, 2014 at 18:21:32

 
Quotas for Currie Cup, Super Rugby?
Quotas for Currie Cup, Super Rugby?
The South African Rugby Union are set to discuss the reintroduction of the quota system into the local game in order to align itself with the demands made by the Minister of Sport on the game's transformation. SARU president Oregan Hoskins hinted ...
Apr 23, 2014 at 17:02:03

 
Super Rugby: Team Tracker, Round 11
Super Rugby: Team Tracker, Round 11
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 25 Blues vs Waratahs at Eden Park Blues: 15 Charles Piutau, 14 Frank Halai, 13 Francis Saili, 12 Ma'a Nonu, 11 ...
Apr 23, 2014 at 15:16:47

 
Rhule returns for Cheetahs
Rhule returns for Cheetahs
Cheetahs boss Naka Drotske has made two changes and a positional switch to his starting XV for Saturday's clash with the Stormers in Bloemfontein. Amongst the backs, Raymond Rhule returns to the run-on side, on the right wing, at the expense of Co...
Apr 23, 2014 at 14:48:52

 
Matfield to lead the Bulls
Matfield to lead the Bulls
Veteran lock Victor Matfield will captain the Bulls in Saturday's clash against the Western Force in Perth. Matfield takes over the reins from fellow second-row Flip van der Merwe who is serving a three-match suspension for punching Waratahs prop ...
Apr 23, 2014 at 13:52:30

 
Three-week ban for Flip
Three-week ban for Flip
Bulls lock Flip van der Merwe has been suspended for three weeks for a foul committed in last weekend's loss to the Waratahs in Sydney. A SANZAR judicial hearing has found the Bulls captain guilty of contravening Law 10.4 (a) Punching or striking ...
Apr 23, 2014 at 12:33:48

 
Sharks bring in Jordaan
Sharks bring in Jordaan
Sharks boss Jake White has been forced to make changes to his back-line for Friday's clash with the Highlanders in Durban. The loss of Tonderai Chavhanga to a hamstring tweak against the Cheetahs and Odwa Ndungane's absence for another week follow...
Apr 23, 2014 at 11:55:23

 
Same again for 'Tahs
Same again for 'Tahs
Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has named an unchanged starting XV for the ANZAC Day clash with the Blues in Auckland on Friday. After notching up an important away win against the Stormers in South Africa three weeks ago, the 'Tahs are now looking...
Apr 23, 2014 at 08:56:45

 
Nonu back for Blues
Nonu back for Blues
Blues head coach Sir John Kirwan has made four changes to his starting XV for Friday's ANZAC day clash with the Waratahs at Eden Park.   In the only change to the forward pack, Peter Saili makes his first start since round six at number eight ...
Apr 23, 2014 at 08:40:34

 
Blues release Marshall
Blues release Marshall
New Zealand Rugby and the Blues have agreed and confirmed the terms of Benji Marshall's release from his Super Rugby contract. Following Friday's match against the Hurricanes, Blues head coach Sir John Kirwan and Benji Marshall had some frank and ...
Apr 23, 2014 at 08:27:56

 
 
 

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