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CJ not good enough for Toulon
CJ not good enough for Toulon
South African World Cup winner CJ Van der Linde’s potential move to Toulon as a replacement for the injured Martin Castrogiovanni appears to be off. The former Springbok prop was on trial in the South of France last week, but according to th...
Aug 01, 2014 at 11:59:40

 
Blackadder set to make history
Blackadder set to make history
Crusaders boss Todd Blackadder can achieve what no other man has done if his side beat the Waratahs in Saturday's final in Sydney. If the Crusaders secure victory, Blackadder is set to become the first man to win the Super Rugby title as a player ...
Aug 01, 2014 at 11:32:41

 
WP's Harris heads abroad
WP's Harris heads abroad
The Dragons have announced the signing of tighthead prop Brok Harris, 29, who arrives at the Welsh region after eight years at the Stormers. Harris has signed a three-year deal in Newport. Along with over 90 Super Rugby appearances in the bank,...
Aug 01, 2014 at 10:16:47

 
Preview: Super Rugby Final
Preview: Super Rugby Final
Meeting for the third time on Super Rugby's biggest stage, the Olympic Stadium will be the venue when the Waratahs meet the Crusaders. 2014 is the third time these two have met on Super Rugby's biggest stage and the first since 2008, when the Crus...
Aug 01, 2014 at 09:07:21

 
Read stood up by Hooper
Read stood up by Hooper
Waratahs' captain Michael Hooper's absence at a photo session has increased the tension with the Crusaders ahead of Saturday's final in Sydney. The Sydneysiders made a request for Crusaders skipper Kieran Read to remain at the ANZ Stadium, after h...
Aug 01, 2014 at 08:53:36

 
WP bring in Kenyan wing
WP bring in Kenyan wing
Powerhouse Kenyan wing William Ambaka Ndayara will join Western Province ahead of the 2014 Currie Cup competition. William Ambaka Ndayara, who weighs a hefty 100 kilograms and stands 1,95 metres tall, first came to prominence after a string of out...
Jul 31, 2014 at 17:23:42

 
SA Schools squad named
SA Schools squad named
The South African Rugby Union announced an SA Schools squad of 28 players for the forthcoming U18 International series against France, Wales and England, from 10 to 24 August. The squad was selected following a successful trial match held on Satur...
Jul 31, 2014 at 17:19:12

 
Currie Cup without Boks?
Currie Cup without Boks?
The South African Rugby Union (SARU) has reportedly asked teams not pick contracted Springboks at any stage during this season's Currie Cup. Previously, Springboks returned to play for their provinces towards the end of the tournament, but that is...
Jul 31, 2014 at 15:51:24

 
Ailing Bok's daughter stuck between feuding wives
Ailing Bok's daughter stuck between feuding wives
The daughter of ailing former Springbok centre Tinus Linee is at her wits’ end with the unrelenting animosity between her mother and stepmother, who are making it hard for her to see her dad. Tinus Linee, who has motor neurone disease (MND),...
Jul 31, 2014 at 14:42:04

 
Senatla set to make WP debut
Senatla set to make WP debut
Blitzbokke speedster Seabelo Senatla is set to make his Currie Cup debut for Western Province in the Currie Cup opener next weekend. That is the word from WP's coach Allister Coetzee, who used Senatla, who returned recently from the Commonwealth G...
Jul 31, 2014 at 11:26:55

 
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

 
 
 

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