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RIP Ricey, cricketing Rambo

That bloody red and white Avis cap … off the field, it seemed to follow him everywhere. He could never seem to take the damned thing off. Perhaps it was because he went prematurely, notably bald on top, although you can’t imagine Clive Edward Butler Rice ever being remotely hung …

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More injury worries for Boks

The Springboks are sweating over the availability of a few players who were injured in Saturday’s 27-20 Rugby Championship defeat to the All Blacks in Johannesburg. Props Jannie du Plessis and Vincent Koch and loose forwards Francois Louw and Warren Whiteley were forced off with injuries in a brutally physical …

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Lions mourn death of former stalwart

The Golden Lions Rugby Union has paid tribute to a former stalwart of the union, Charles Pieterse, who has passed away. Pieterse played 50 games for the then Transvaal in the 1980s. He also represented the SA Barbarians and played all of his club rugby for Randfontein Rugby Club. GLRU …

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WP power up for EP Kings friendly

Western Province head coach John Dobson has selected a powerful combination for Saturday’s Currie Cup pre-season clash against the EP Kings in Port Elizabeth (19:00 kick-off). Having fielded a largely untried WP XV selection against the Pumas last weekend, Dobson has recalled most of his first-choice players for Saturday’s meeting. …

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Chiefs, Pirates receive cow from Swazi King

King Mswati III presented all the four clubs involved in the inaugural Kings Super Cup with a cow each as a token of appreciation for their participation in the tournament. According to the Kaizer Chiefs’ official website, gifts were presented to Amakhosi, Orlando Pirates, Mbabane Swallows and Royal Leopards at the …

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18 teams in 2016 Currie Cup?

The South African Rugby Union (SARU) is not prepared to comment on a report which indicates that the Currie Cup may be expanded to 18 teams from next season. A local newspaper on Friday reported that there could possibly be up to 18 teams in next year’s Currie Cup, with …

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Bartlett looks forward to new post

Shaun Bartlett has recently been appointed as the assistant coach of the under-23 Amaglug-glug team. Understanding Owen Da Gama’s coaching philosophy should prove fruitful as he wants to achieve the same goal with the players, and this also keeps the relationship strong. “I played under Owen in 2009. That’s the …

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Currie Cup to lose its sponsorship

South African rugby is facing a huge financial blow because of the impending loss of Absa’s sponsorship of the Currie Cup interprovincial tournament. Three highly placed sources, respectively in the rugby fraternity, sports marketing and advertising industry, say the bank will not renew one of the country’s oldest sports sponsorships …

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Potgieter: My skills improved in Australia

Jacques Potgieter says he is ready should he receive a call-up from Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer. Meyer earlier this week mentioned Potgieter as a potential emergency call-up to the Springbok squad should there be any more injuries in the loose forward department. Pierre Spies and Arno Botha were the others …

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Kitshoff blow for Springboks

Loosehead prop Steven Kitshoff will have to wait a while longer to make his Springbok debut after suffering a knee injury in training. Kitshoff’s was not included in the Springbok team named to play the World XV on Saturday, with Bok team management confirming he will be out for approximately …

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