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SA bowl out Australia for 244

South Africa bowled out Australia for 244, a lead of 2 runs, in their first innings on day two at the WACA in Perth on Friday. Toss: South Africa South Africa first innings 242 Australia first innings DA Warner c Amla b Steyn 97 SE Marsh lbw b Philander 63 …

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Pat Lambie to captain Boks against Barbarians

Versatile back Pat Lambie will captain South Africa against the Barbarians at Wembley on Saturday, an audition for the role on a regular basis when Adriaan Strauss retires at the end of the season. Hooker Strauss will be rested for the exhibition match, which could feature as many as 12 …

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SA Rugby lauds medical staff for professional best practice

SA Rugby and the Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players’ Fund on Wednesday lauded the professional approach applied by the medical teams on duty in SA Rugby’s competitions to ensure that they follow clinical best practice expectations to prevent concussions, and catastrophic head, neck and spine injuries in line with the …

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SA Rugby ‘rotten’: 1995 World Cup hero

South African rugby is “rotten from the bottom up and top down” and needs radical reform if the current slump is to be reversed, according to Joel Stransky, whose drop goal sealed their greatest triumph when they won the 1995 World Cup on home soil. That emotional extra-time victory over …

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Steyn’s boot crucial against All Blacks – Sports

Breaking a three-match losing streak Morné Steyn starred in the Springboks’ 18-10 victory over Australia at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday. Steyn scored all of South Africa’s points, slotting two drop-goals and four penalties in their Castle Lager Rugby Championship match. The Bok pivot’s metronomic kicking boot and a gallant defensive …

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All Blacks fitter than the rest – Meyer

Former Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer believes the All Blacks are simply fitter than the rest of the world’s leading rugby teams. New Zealand are the runaway champions in the 2016 Rugby Championship and are unchallenged at the top of the world rankings. The gap at the top came down to …

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Matsatsantsa’s Mayo off to Benfica

SuperSport United’s young forward Khanyisa Mayo shot out to Portugal last weekend for a trial at Portuguese league champions S.L. Benfica. According to the Supersport United website, Mayo will spend some time at Benfica and he will be assessed by the highly qualified technical team members. “This is a good …

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