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Preview: Golden Lions v Pumas
Preview: Golden Lions v Pumas
Two of the Currie Cup's most entertaining teams go head-to-head when the Golden Lions host the Pumas in Johannesburg on Friday. The Lions head into this clash on a high after achieving what no other side has managed this season by handing tourname...
Sep 18, 2014 at 09:02:16

 
2015 Super Rugby draw
2015 Super Rugby draw
The Sharks and the Bulls launch the South African leg of the Super Rugby season with home derbies against the Cheetahs and Stormers respectively next year, SANZAR announced on Thursday. Meanwhile the Lions will host the Hurricanes at Ellis Park. ...
Sep 18, 2014 at 08:03:22

 
Stegmann suspended
Stegmann suspended
Blue Bulls captain Deon Stegmann has been handed a one-week suspension for striking EP Kings second-row Darron Nell in last week's fixture. Saru's judicial officer Tokkie van Zyl broke the news in a statement, with the incident seeing Stegmann strik...
Sep 17, 2014 at 12:55:40

 
Burger answers Bok SOS
Burger answers Bok SOS
Experienced and versatileloose forward Schalk Burger has been called up to the Springbok squad for the final two Tests in the Rugby Championship as a replacement for the injured Francois Louw. Burger, capped 71 times for the Springboks, will play ...
Sep 17, 2014 at 12:50:13

 
Cheetahs make two changes for Kings
Cheetahs make two changes for Kings
Raymond Rhule returns for the Free State Cheetahs in one of two changes to their team for this weekend's clash with the EP Kings. Rhule comes in for the injured Maphutha Dolo, while Clayton Blommetjies gets the start at full-back in place of the inj...
Sep 17, 2014 at 10:52:48

 
Wallabies name touring squad
Wallabies name touring squad
Australia have announced a 28-man touring squad for the next stage of their Rugby Championship campaign in South Africa and Argentina. The Wallabies will assemble in Sydney on Friday before flying to South Africa on Monday ahead of matches against...
Sep 17, 2014 at 08:17:35

 
Cowan joins the Blues
Cowan joins the Blues
Former All Blacks scrum-half Jimmy Cowan will make a return to Super Rugby next season with the Auckland-based Blues. Cowan has played in England for the last two seasons after taking part in the most-recent of his 51 tests against Canada during t...
Sep 17, 2014 at 07:33:03

 
Desperation hits Sharks
Desperation hits Sharks
Sharks' captain Tera Mtembu admits that the defending Currie Cup champions have slumped into a "desperate" position in their bid to defend the title. The Durban-based side drew 30-30 with the Free State Cheetahs in Bloemfontein last Satu...
Sep 16, 2014 at 17:38:05

 
Springboks lose Flo
Springboks lose Flo
Springbok flank Francois Louw has been ruled out of the remainder of the Rugby Championship with a pinched nerve in his neck. He picked up the injury during last Saturday's Test against New Zealand in Wellington and the extent of the injury was co...
Sep 16, 2014 at 17:20:30

 
Kings re-jig backline
Kings re-jig backline
Injuries have forced EP Kings coach Carlos Spencer to make several changes to the team to take on the Free State Cheetahs in Port Elizabeth on Saturday. Centre Tim Whitehead suffered a calf strain in last week's clash against the Blue Bulls which ...
Sep 16, 2014 at 16:54:19

 
Boland suspend coach over qualifications
Boland suspend coach over qualifications
Boland Rugby Union have suspended their senior team's coach Abe Davids with immediate effect after he failed to provide his coaching qualifications. According to a report in SARugbyMag the Wellington-based union's board of directors issued Davids'...
Sep 16, 2014 at 14:57:09

 
Muller answers Lions call
Muller answers Lions call
Golden Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has named his 22-man squad to front the Pumas at Ellis Park on Friday. Ackermann has opted for consistency, making just one change to his starting side. In the forwards, Martin Muller will start at lock in ...
Sep 16, 2014 at 11:20:38

 
Stegmann, Mbonambi cited
Stegmann, Mbonambi cited
Blue Bulls flanker Deon Stegmann and hooker Bongi Mbonambi will face SARU disciplinary hearings on Tuesday after being cited for foul play. Stegmann received a red card for striking a player with his elbow at a ruck - in the 69th minute of his sid...
Sep 15, 2014 at 16:03:55

 
Lions look to fortify Ellis Park
Lions look to fortify Ellis Park
Beating the table-topping Western Province has given Golden Lions coach Johan Ackermann hope that they could turn Ellis Park into an impenetrable fortress. Heading into the encounter in Johannesburg the visitors were unbeaten so far this season bu...
Sep 15, 2014 at 15:53:12

 
Kolisi out for at least four weeks
Kolisi out for at least four weeks
Siya Kolisi faces at least four weeks out with a knee injury, leaving the Western Province flanker in a race to be fit for the Currie Cup play-offs. The 23-year-old South African international came off after just seven minutes of WP's first loss of ...
Sep 15, 2014 at 15:44:28

 
Win tickets to Blue Bulls v Sharks!
Win tickets to Blue Bulls v Sharks!
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 an awesome competition. We're giving away 30 tickets to this weekend's Currie Cup clash between the Vodacom Bl...
Sep 15, 2014 at 12:25:05

 
Overseas wrap: Johnson sinks Saints
Overseas wrap: Johnson sinks Saints
It was a weekend of interesting results in Europe as the champions of both France and England tasted defeat with the legion of ex-pat South Africans once again playing an influential role. Former Cheetahs flank Ashley Johnson scored a crucial try ...
Sep 15, 2014 at 10:27:49

 
Springboks call up Pietersen
Springboks call up Pietersen
Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has called up JP Pietersen for Saturday's clash with Australia to replace Ruan Pienaar. The South Africa scrum-half injured his knee during this weekend's 14-10 loss to New Zealand and has been ruled out of the rest of ...
Sep 15, 2014 at 08:26:47

 
Heyneke hails youngsters
Heyneke hails youngsters
The Springboks put a positive spin on their narrow defeat to the All Blacks in a bruising encounter on Saturday, saying they learnt valuable lessons a year out from the World Cup. The 14-10 defeat in Wellington all but ended the Springboks bid to ...
Sep 14, 2014 at 10:22:58

 
2014 over for Nonu
2014 over for Nonu
All Blacks center Ma'a Nonu will not play rugby again in 2014 after undergoing surgery on a broken arm sustained against South Africa on Saturday. Nonu suffered the injury in the first half of the 14-10 win over the Springboks in Wellington and wa...
Sep 14, 2014 at 10:18:43

 
 
 

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