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Strauss leving Cheetahs
Strauss leving Cheetahs
Normal 0 false false false EN-ZA X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 The Cheetahs have confirmed that Springbok hooker Adriaan Strauss will not be renewing his contract i...
Jul 25, 2014 at 14:32:14

 
Preview: Crusaders v Sharks
Preview: Crusaders v Sharks
Travelling to a knockout game in Christchurch is historically the most difficult task in Super Rugby, but if there is a team equipped to cause an upset in Saturday's first semi-final, it's the Sharks. The task is mammoth. The Crusaders have hoste...
Jul 25, 2014 at 10:42:44

 
Preview: Waratahs v Brumbies
Preview: Waratahs v Brumbies
An all-Australia semi-final in Sydney sees the table-topping Waratahs host 2013 runners-up the Brumbies at Allianz Stadium. This clash shouldn't be anywhere near the 39-8 thrashing the Waratahs handed out to the Brumbies back in June, but it's als...
Jul 25, 2014 at 10:18:32

 
Dagg backing the backs
Dagg backing the backs
Crusaders full-back Israel Dagg insists it won't be all about the forwards in their semi-final clash with the Sharks. Many are predicting a full on arm wrestle between the sides at AMI Stadium, with the franchise from Dunedin having won at the venue...
Jul 25, 2014 at 10:18:19

 
Spencer slams SA approach
Spencer slams SA approach
Eastern Province Kings coach Carlos Spencer has criticised South African rugby's conservative style of play and wants his side to implement an expansive game-plan in the Currie Cup. The former All Blacks fly-half said while South Africa had a plet...
Jul 25, 2014 at 09:10:49

 
Bok women's excitement builds ahead of RWC
Bok women's excitement builds ahead of RWC
Springbok Women’s captain Mandisa Williams on Thursday said her team was excited about the Women’s Rugby World Cup starting in France next week as they begin concluding their preparations for the tournament at home. The team will have ...
Jul 24, 2014 at 15:49:30

 
Bulls captain Stegmann out to impress
Bulls captain Stegmann out to impress
New Bulls captain Deon Stegmann would have been a good addition to the Sharks squad that will face the Crusaders in Saturday's semi-final in Christchurch. The Bulls flanker has, over many seasons, held his own against world class tearaways like Cr...
Jul 24, 2014 at 14:57:43

 
Lambie back for Sharks
Lambie back for Sharks
The Sharks have named Pat Lambie at 10 for their Super Rugby semi-final against the Crusaders, with flanker Jean Deysel also starting on Saturday. Lambie's return to the line-up sees Frans Steyn shift to inside centre which means Paul Jordaan wears ...
Jul 24, 2014 at 10:49:57

 
Sharks brimming with confidence
Sharks brimming with confidence
If Sharks boss Jake White is nervous about his side's chances in Saturday's clash with the Crusaders he's certainly not showing it. White said his side's 30-25 victory over the seven-time champions at Christchurch's AMi Stadium in May was a great ...
Jul 24, 2014 at 09:55:50

 
No cheap penalties - Read
No cheap penalties - Read
Crusaders skipper Kieran Read has underlined the importance of not giving away penalties in Saturday's Super Rugby semi-final against the Sharks. The Sharks used their infamous strangling tactics to squeeze out a victory against the odds in Christ...
Jul 24, 2014 at 07:42:00

 
Same again for Brumbies
Same again for Brumbies
The Brumbies have named an unchanged side for Saturday's all-Australian Super Rugby semi-final against the Waratahs in Sydney. "To have got through last weekend injury free, it's great for us to be playing again this weekend to maintain momen...
Jul 24, 2014 at 05:50:07

 
McCaw to face Sharks on blindside
McCaw to face Sharks on blindside
Crusaders Head Coach Todd Blackadder has made two changes to the starting XV that beat the Highlanders two weeks ago for Saturday's Super Rugby semi-final against the Sharks. Richie McCaw has recovered from injury to return to the line-up and wil...
Jul 24, 2014 at 05:48:29

 
New Currie Cup format ready to go
New Currie Cup format ready to go
The new Currie Cup Premier Division format, featuring eight teams, will come into play on August 8 in a fresh start to SA's top domestic competition, with newcomers the EP Kings taking on Western Province in the opening match in Port Elizabeth. Th...
Jul 23, 2014 at 13:51:59

 
WP bring in Bulls hooker
WP bring in Bulls hooker
Western Province Rugby have signed former South African U20 and Bulls hooker Bongi Mbonambi, who will move to Cape Town ahead of 2015. Mbonambi has played Currie Cup and Super Rugby in Pretoria and is set to replace the outgoing Deon Fourie as a h...
Jul 23, 2014 at 13:12:09

 
Lambie at Sharks' service
Lambie at Sharks' service
Sharks fly-half Pat Lambie admitted to being "a bit nervous" when returning to action against the Highlanders in their narrow Super Rugby play-off win. Lambie, who has been out for four months due to injury, came on during the second-half ...
Jul 23, 2014 at 13:03:55

 
De Klerk leaves Cheetahs for Glasgow
De Klerk leaves Cheetahs for Glasgow
Glasgow Warriors have signed Cheetahs front-row Rossouw de Klerk, on a two-year deal, subject to a visa and medical.   The 24-year-old will join up with Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend's squad for pre-season training at the end of the mont...
Jul 23, 2014 at 12:13:01

 
Sharks maul a threat - Crockett
Sharks maul a threat - Crockett
Crusaders prop Wyatt Crockett has identified the Sharks' maul as a major threat ahead of Saturday's semi-final in Christchurch. The Sharks were dominant in the forward play, in last weekend's play-off victory over the Highlanders in Durban, and th...
Jul 23, 2014 at 12:06:18

 
Smith set for Bok return?
Smith set for Bok return?
Juan Smith is set to complete an extraordinary return to Test rugby after being named in South Africa's squad for a training camp in August, according to Toulon. Toulon have announced that Smith, along with Bakkies Botha and Bryan Habana, have bee...
Jul 23, 2014 at 10:06:28

 
Basson sidelined through injury
Basson sidelined through injury
Blue Bulls and Springbok wing Bjorn Basson has been ruled out of the early stages of the Currie Cup due to injury. Basson, who holds the record for the most Currie Cup tries in a season, is suffering from an ankle injury that will keep him on the ...
Jul 23, 2014 at 09:53:20

 
Wallabies select Fijian wing
Wallabies select Fijian wing
Fiji-born Brumbies winger Henry Speight has been included a Australia's squad for the upcoming Rugby Championship against New Zealand, South Africa and Argentina. Wallaby coach Ewen McKenzie also named Melbourne Rebels scrum-half Luke Burgess in h...
Jul 23, 2014 at 07:41:08

 
 
 

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