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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 The try-scoring ace has missed both games in South Africa with a throat injury, and was then controversially withdrawn by...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

 
'Canes swap props
'Canes swap props
A largely unchanged Hurricanes' starting line-up has been named to face the Blues at Westpac Stadium on Friday. The only change from the team that faced the Bulls in Napier a fortnight ago, is the inclusion of Reggie Goodes, who comes in at prop f...
Apr 16, 2014 at 09:34:20

 
Blues welcome back Mealamu
Blues welcome back Mealamu
Blues head coach Sir John Kirwan has made seven changes to the starting XV for Friday night's crunch match with the Hurricanes at Westpac Stadium. Fresh off the bye, the Blues welcome back a number of key players from injury including veteran hooker...
Apr 16, 2014 at 09:33:12

 
Stormers set-piece benefits from Smal
Stormers set-piece benefits from Smal
Newly-appointed director of rugby Gert Small has immediately busied himself with shoring up the Stormers' faltering lineout. Smal's pedigree as a set-piece technician is considerable, and he aims to help forwards coach Matt Proudfoot deal with madde...
Apr 15, 2014 at 16:33:32

 
Quota plan postponed
Quota plan postponed
 The South African Department of Sport and Recreation's plan for top sporting codes to implement 60-40 quotas favouring black players will be postponed until next year, the Beeld newspaper reported on Tuesday. This follows a meeting between Spo...
Apr 15, 2014 at 14:46:43

 
Cheetahs welcome back Brüssow
Cheetahs welcome back Brüssow
Much-vaunted flanker Heinrich Brüssow is set to return to the Cheetahs starting lineup to face the Sharks in Durban on Saturday. The Springbok had been out of action for some three months after sustaining a toe injury for his Japanese club, the...
Apr 15, 2014 at 12:32:59

 
Grieving Palu may miss Bulls clash
Grieving Palu may miss Bulls clash
Powerhouse Waratahs number eight Wycliff Palu may miss this weekend's clash with the Bulls as he mourns his father, who passed away last week. The 'Tahs will look to bounce back from Saturday's surprise loss to the high-flying Force in Perth with vi...
Apr 15, 2014 at 12:03:37

 
Weepu discusses heart scare
Weepu discusses heart scare
Back in training and eager to get back playing as soon as possible, Piri Weepu has discussed his emotions after his heart surgery. The rugby world was left in shock last month when it was announced that Weepu had suffered a minor stroke. The 30-y...
Apr 15, 2014 at 10:43:36

 
Retallick relief for Chiefs
Retallick relief for Chiefs
Chiefs second row Brodie Retallick has been passed fit to face the Crusaders this weekend after a blow to the head in Round 9. It's the second time that Retallick has suffered a head injury this season, after a clash with team-mate Ben Afeaki back...
Apr 15, 2014 at 10:42:44

 
Jean returns for Stormers
Jean returns for Stormers
South Africa captain Jean de Villiers is back in contention for selection for the Stormers this week ahead of facing the Lions, but their injury problems in the second row remain severe. De Villiers has fully recovered from a knee injury and is av...
Apr 14, 2014 at 18:09:37

 
Super Rugby: Team of the Week
Super Rugby: Team of the Week
Now that the dust has settled over in the southern hemisphere, we thought it was only right to hand out praise to the stars of Super Rugby, Round Nine. Super Rugby Team of the Week: Round Nine 15 Willie le Roux Cheetahs: Showed why he is the fa...
Apr 14, 2014 at 15:21:14

 
Bulls trio in race to be fit
Bulls trio in race to be fit
The Bulls will know by Wednesday if Jurgen Visser, Flip van der Merwe and Akona Ndungane will be fit to face the Waratahs in Sydney on Saturday. Visser (foot), Van der Merwe (bicep) and Ndungane (hamstring) will undergo final fitness assessments o...
Apr 14, 2014 at 15:00:57

 
Overseas wrap: Key try for Habana
Overseas wrap: Key try for Habana
Springbok wing Bryan Habana scored his first try for Toulon which helped them secure a 22-20 victory at Bordeaux-Bègles in Saturday's Top 14 clash. Habana, who only recently returned from a long injury lay-off, scored his side's only try afte...
Apr 14, 2014 at 12:49:01

 
Vodacom wrap: Round Six
Vodacom wrap: Round Six
While the four teams who will contest the Vodacom Cup quarter-finals from the South Section have been decided, the race to get into the play-offs in the North Section is not over yet after the penultimate round of pool action. And to add some spic...
Apr 14, 2014 at 10:21:35

 
 
 

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