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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

 
Waratahs book home final
Waratahs book home final
Stubborn defence and a brilliant late try booked the Waratahs a home final in Sydney next weekend by beating the Brumbies 26-8. After the dominance of the Crusaders earlier in the day against the Sharks, watching the 'Tahs and Brumbies batter each...
Jul 26, 2014 at 13:36:21

 
Crusaders blow Sharks away
Crusaders blow Sharks away
The Crusaders booked a place in their eleventh Super Rugby Final with a 38-6 victory over the Sharks at AMI Stadium on Saturday. The seven-time champions led from start to finish, outscoring the South African conference winners five tries to none ...
Jul 26, 2014 at 11:23:46

 
LIVE: Crusaders v Sharks
LIVE: Crusaders v Sharks
Live updates from Christchurch...
Jul 26, 2014 at 08:43:34

 
Strauss leaving Cheetahs
Strauss leaving 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

 
 
 

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