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Stegmann to skipper Blue Bulls
Stegmann to skipper Blue Bulls
Blue Bulls coach Frans Ludeke on Wednesday confirmed Deon Stegmann's captaincy for his team's upcoming Currie Cup campaign. The 28-year old Stegmann will lead the team in Friday's warm-up match against Pumas in Nelspruit. "It was an easy ...
Jul 30, 2014 at 16:50:46

 
Boks spearhead Bulls 7s team
Boks spearhead Bulls 7s team
Former Springbok centre Waylon Murray and Blitzbokke Ryan Nell will spearhead the Blue Bulls Sevens team to participate in the World Club Sevens series, next month. Nell is set to captain the side and his deputy Murray would be aiming to guide the...
Jul 30, 2014 at 11:45:56

 
Women's Rugby World Cup launched
Women's Rugby World Cup launched
The 12 teams participating in Women's Rugby World Cup 2014 have arrived in France and are all set for kick-off in Paris this Friday, August 1. In the opulence of the City Hall in Paris the tournament was officially launched in the French capital o...
Jul 30, 2014 at 11:34:05

 
'Tahs happy to be underdogs - Cheika
'Tahs happy to be underdogs - Cheika
Waratahs coach Michael Cheika says that the franchise's two previous Super Rugby Finals lost to the Crusaders have no bearing on Saturday's clash. Despite the 'Tahs impressive season, which saw them top the regular season standings and finishing w...
Jul 30, 2014 at 11:24:56

 
Betham joins Wallabies squad
Betham joins Wallabies squad
Waratahs wing Peter Betham will join the Wallabies' Rugby Championship squad, after Brumbies flyer Henry Speight was sidelined for a month with a hamstring injury. Speight, who becomes eligible to represent Australia from September 11, suffered th...
Jul 30, 2014 at 10:32:32

 
Smith on the comeback trail
Smith on the comeback trail
All Blacks centre Conrad Smith is set to make his return from injury when Wellington host Manawatu on Friday. Smith has been sidelined with a broken thumb, sustained in New Zealand's second Test against England in Dunedin on June 14, and is keen t...
Jul 30, 2014 at 10:05:08

 
Who will captain WP?
Who will captain WP?
Western Province's preparations for their opening 2014 Currie Cup game have been hamstrung by the timing of the Springbok squad announcement which will be made in Johannesburg on Saturday. Several WP players are expected to be named in the nationa...
Jul 29, 2014 at 17:46:22

 
Mtembu named Sharks' first black captain
Mtembu named Sharks' first black captain
The Sharks have announced the appointment of loose-forward Tera Mtembu as captain of the Sharks for Currie Cup 2014. Mtembu made his debut for the Sharks in 2012 in both the Super Rugby and the  Currie Cup tournaments. "Tera is a talent...
Jul 29, 2014 at 12:35:21

 
Four swap Cheetahs for Bulls
Four swap Cheetahs for Bulls
Springbok front-row pair Adriaan Strauss and Trevor Nyakane, along with Pieter Labuschagne and Jamba Ulengo, have all joined the Bulls. The Cheetahs quartet are all heading to Pretoria in a major blow for the Bloemfontein-based franchise.  A...
Jul 29, 2014 at 10:56:42

 
Cronje heading to Sharks
Cronje heading to Sharks
According to a report, the Sharks have completed a deal to sign Lionel Cronje from the Brumbies as he strives to spark a delayed Super Rugby career. The <i>Sydney Morning Herald</i> believe the 25-year-old will play Currie Cup rugby fo...
Jul 29, 2014 at 10:27:06

 
Duo miss Bulls training
Duo miss Bulls training
Bulls front-row pair Callie Visagie and Marcel van der Merwe will be absent from training this week, as the squad prepare for 2014's Currie Cup action. The hooker and prop have a foot and back injury respectively and are in a race against time to be...
Jul 29, 2014 at 10:10:52

 
Same again for Waratahs
Same again for Waratahs
Waratahs head coach Michael Cheika has named an unchanged starting XV for the 2014 Super Rugby Final at ANZ Stadium in Sydney.  New South Wales will take on New Zealand Conference champions the Crusaders for the season title. The minor premi...
Jul 29, 2014 at 09:09:29

 
Beast leaving SA in 2015
Beast leaving SA in 2015
Sharks prop Tendai "Beast" Mtawarira has revealed that he will leave the Durban-based franchise at the end of 2015. Mtawarira confirmed that he will further his career outside of South Africa after next year's World Cup in England. Th...
Jul 28, 2014 at 11:22:05

 
Joubert to referee third final
Joubert to referee third final
SANZAR have announced the match officials for Saturday's Super Rugby final between the Waratahs and Crusaders in Sydney. South Africa's Craig Joubert will be the man in the middle when Australia and New Zealand's conference winners do battle at th...
Jul 28, 2014 at 08:26:40

 
Carter back for All Blacks
Carter back for All Blacks
A rejuvenated Dan Carter is back in the All Blacks set-up as one of three additions to their squad named for the Rugby Championship, which starts next month. Carter, who took an extended break at the end of last season, was recalled along with Cha...
Jul 28, 2014 at 08:20:44

 
Gold for South Africa!
Gold for South Africa!
The Springbok Sevens defeated four times champions New Zealand 17-12 in front of a capacity crowd at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow to win a historic gold medal at the Commonwealth Games on Sunday evening.  South Africa wrestled the title away from N...
Jul 28, 2014 at 00:17:16

 
SA schools quotas dismissed
SA schools quotas dismissed
SARU have denied reports that it has instructed that at least half of the South African Schools Rugby team must be made up of players of colour. "Saru has not issued any instruction to the selectors of the SA Schools team on the number of pla...
Jul 27, 2014 at 15:10:54

 
Blitzbokke into Commonwealth semi-finals
Blitzbokke into Commonwealth semi-finals
South Africa are through to the Commonwealth Games semi-finals in Glasgow after defeating hosts Scotland 35-12 in the quarter-finals. New Zealand are looking for a fifth Commonwealth Games title in a row after previously winning in Kuala Lumpur, Man...
Jul 27, 2014 at 15:05:47

 
Hooper credits defence after win
Hooper credits defence after win
Waratahs captain Michael Hooper welcomed his team's eighth-straight win and their long overdue venture to the final after Saturday's semi-final win over the Brumbies in Sydney. Hooper, who led the Waratahs' defensive effort, said hosting the tourn...
Jul 26, 2014 at 17:48:09

 
Read hails Crusaders' pack
Read hails Crusaders' pack
Crusaders captain Kieran Read praised his side's forward effort after Saturday's semi-final win over the Sharks in Christchurch. The talk before the match was whether the Crusaders would be able to match the feared Sharks pack, but instead it was ...
Jul 26, 2014 at 16:09:06

 
 
 

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