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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

 
Blues bring in new pivot
Blues bring in new pivot
The Blues have bolstered their fly-half stocks, by bringing in Hawke's Bay ITM Cup pivot Ihaia West to replace the injured Baden Kerr. Kerr has been ruled out for the season after he required surgery to repair broken fingers and the Auckland-based...
Apr 14, 2014 at 09:29:55

 
Folau out till September?
Folau out till September?
Israel Folau's throat injury could keep the Waratahs and Australia star out of the game for up to six months, according to the player. Folau was withdrawn from the Waratahs match against the Western Force late this week by the Australian Rugby Uni...
Apr 13, 2014 at 13:57:01

 
Strauss criticises discipline
Strauss criticises discipline
Cheetahs captain Adriaan Strauss criticised his team's discipline and structure following the 52-31 loss to the Crusaders. The loss was the Cheetahs' sixth of the season, having won only one game out of eight in 2014. It's a far cry from last yea...
Apr 13, 2014 at 13:54:50

 
Rebels don't want
Rebels don't want "spoilers" tag
The Melbourne Rebels are desperate to be taken seriously, not labelled "spoilers" in this season's Super Rugby campaign. After a 22-16 loss to the Chiefs this weekend, Tony McGahan's men find themselves in 13th place on the overall standin...
Apr 13, 2014 at 13:34:03

 
Sharks beat the Lions
Sharks beat the Lions
The Sharks moved back to the top of the Super Rugby table on Saturday as they edged a dour South African derby against the Lions 25-12 at Ellis Park. It wasn't pretty, far from it, as just the one try was scored from Sharks full-back Lwazi Mvovo a...
Apr 12, 2014 at 22:20:08

 
Crusaders blitz Cheetahs
Crusaders blitz Cheetahs
The Crusaders closed out a see-sawing encounter with the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein, running in six tries to win 52-31. Nemani Nadolo scored a hat-trick in a high-scoring encounter that marked another feather in the cap for the Crusaders, as they left...
Apr 12, 2014 at 20:10:38

 
LIVE: Lions v Sharks
LIVE: Lions v Sharks
 Updates from Johannesburg....
Apr 12, 2014 at 19:55:52

 
LIVE: Cheetahs v Crusaders
LIVE: Cheetahs v Crusaders
 Updates from Bloemfontein....
Apr 12, 2014 at 17:53:19

 
Cummins the hero in Force victory
Cummins the hero in Force victory
The Western Force's superb recent form continued when they secured a 28-16 victory over the Waratahs in Perth on Saturday. The victory means the Force are now on a five-match unbeaten run after previous triumphs over the Rebels, Highlanders, Chief...
Apr 12, 2014 at 14:53:16

 
 
 

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